The Bakehouse Whitstable
About the home
OUR BIRTHDAY, BOOK 3 NIGHTS OR MORE INCLUDING 21ST JULY AND ARRIVE TO A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE! Nestled behind the High Street you will find The Bakehouse Whitstable with it's cosy decked courtyard where you can relax on a sunny morning with the paper. The quirky building which was originally The Bakehouse in Whitstable has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area leading into the lounge with comfy sofas, TV, DVD player and CD/Ipod player. The upper level has a large luxurious sleeping area. A separate laundry room houses the washing machine.
IT'S THE BAKEHOUSE WHITSTABLE'S FIRST BIRTHDAY 21ST JULY 2013 - BOOK 3 NIGHTS OR MORE INCLUDING THE 21ST TO RECEIVE A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE!
SATURDAY 27TH JULY - 2ND AUGUST 2013 WHITSTABLE OYSTER FESTIVAL
27th - 29th September Canterbury Food & Drink Festival in Canterbury
Whitstable Farmer's Market held on the second & fourth Saturdays of the month, St Mary's Hall, Oxford St.
Artisan Market held in St Georges St, Canterbury every fourth Saturday of the month
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Beach at Marine Terrace, 450m|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Towels are provided for showering and washing within the cottage. Please ensure you bring your own beach towels for use outside of the cottage.
Further details outdoors:
Decked courtyard area with table and chairs.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is in the southeastern corner of England. It borders the River Thames and the North Sea to the north, and the Straits of Dover and the English Channel to the south. France is 34 kilometres (21 mi) across the Strait. Kent is known as The Garden of England due to it's many orchards and hop gardens.
In the 11th century, the people of Kent adopted the motto Invicta, meaning "undefeated". This naming followed the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy.
In 1830 one of the earliest passenger railway services was opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway Company, and in 1832 the company opened Whitstable harbour and extended the line to enable passage to London from the port. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy.
Kent is one of the warmest parts of Britain. On 10 August 2003, in the hamlet of Brogdale near Faversham the temperature reached 38.5 °C (101.3 °F), the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom
Whitstable is sometimes warmer than other parts of Kent due to it being backed by the North Downs to the south.
The Whitstable area
Whitstable is a seaside town in Northeast Kent, Southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres north of the city of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres west of the seaside town of Herne Bay. It is part of the City of Canterbury district.
Whitstable is famous for its oysters, which have been collected in the area since at least Roman times. The town itself dates back to before the writing of the Domesday Book. Whitstable's distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs in the town.
The longest established event is the Regatta which has moved from the original Whitstable to Tankerton for more land based events with fairground and fireworks on the elevated Slopes. Which is a pleasant half hour costal walk or 4 minute drive away.
The importance of oysters to the tradition of Whitstable is celebrated with the Oyster Festival in July each year. The nine-day festival starts with an opening parade on the nearest Saturday to St James' Day. The parade starts with the official "Landing of the Catch", followed by the procession of the oysters in a horse-drawn dray through the town, stopping to deliver the catch to local restaurants, cafes and public houses. The rest of the festival consists of entertainment for both adults and children, with local art on display around the town, and many establishments offering local fish dishes.
The Whitstable Museum and Gallery displays artifacts and portraits relating to the town's seafaring traditions, with special features on oysters, diving and shipping.
The Playhouse Theatre Whitstable is used for a variety of different acts from Herne Bay Operatic Society to Harry Hill, Jo Brand and Paul Merton.
The town has shingle/sandy beaches flanking the harbour, where sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular. The beaches east and west are unique amongst seaside towns in the south east of England for having no promenade; making them generally peaceful. An exception is Long Beach to the immediate east of the harbour where there is a base for jet skis. A notable feature of Whitstable is The Street, a natural strip of shingle on clay bank which runs out to sea at right angles to the coast, for a distance of about half a mile. It is the last remnant of the Swale river valley to the north of the town lost to sea erosion over millennia. Located to the east of the harbour, The Street is revealed only at low tide, when it is possible to walk out along it as well as swim either side in safe, sandy bottomed shallows. A view of The Street can be seen on the hilltop lawns of Tankerton Slopes.
Whitstable Castle is situated on the border of Whitstable and the suburb of Tankerton.
A now-redundant offshore World War II sea fort is visible from the town's coast. Sailing trips are available from the harbour to the windfarm, the sea fort and a seal watching spot in the Thames Estuary.
How to get there
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Gatwick Airport 1 hour 20 minutes by car 2 hours 20 minutes by train &10 minute walk from Whitstable Station
Heathrow Airport 1 hour 35 minutes by car 2 hours 30 minutes by public transport & 10 minute walk from Whitstable Station
Dover 45 minutes by car 1 hour 30 minutes by public transport & 10m minute walk from Whitstable Station
Just an hour by hi speed train to the Para Olympics
Activities near Whitstable
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 May 2013
The Bakehouse is a charming property which has been well maintained and furnished. It also has all the mod cons you will need. The location was great, with lot of good restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. Very cozy too :-)
Many thanks for your review. Hopefully we will welcome you back one day.
08 May 2013
We booked The Bakehouse again, having stayed there in February and will most certainly be back. It's lovely, clean and has plently of room. Minutes away from the beach, bars and restuarants. What more do you want!
(Would also highly recommend a bacon baguette from Champs bakery)
So pleased you enjoyed yourselves again and you were so lucky with the weather. Look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you.
30 Apr 2013
We had a great weekend stay at the Bakehouse it is in a great location right on the high street and has all the mod cons you need for a very comfortable stay. Lovely and clean and tidy inside with a great decking area outside to enjoy a glass of wine or two. Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Whitstable.
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||9 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 400||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||22 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 600||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Winter Special||1 Jan 13||13 Feb 13||£ 300||£ 70||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Valentine||13 Feb 13||14 Feb 13||£ 450||£ 75||£ 100||1 Night|
|Low Season||17 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||8 Apr 13||£ 560||£ 85||£ 100||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||8 Apr 13||17 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 85||£ 100||2 Nights|
|High Season||17 Jun 13||16 Sep 13||£ 560||£ 93||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||16 Sep 13||11 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 85||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Low Season||11 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 650||£ 125||£ 125||2 Nights|
|Winter Special||1 Jan 14||13 Feb 14||£ 300||£ 70||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Valentines||13 Feb 14||17 Feb 14||£ 0||£ 100||£ 115||2 Nights|
|Low Season||17 Feb 14||28 Mar 14||£ 400||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter Special||1 Jan 14||12 Feb 14||£ 350||£ 100||£ 125||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
PAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND STAY THE 5TH NIGHT FREE - this is for bookings between 11th October until 17th December 2013.The property's weekend rates apply to Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. Please note: Bank holidays and school holidays will be treated at peak period/high season. The above rates are for parties of up to 2 people only. There is a charge of £15 per person for 3rd and 4th guests. Short breaks are available as follows: Weekend 2 nights £200 3 nights £285 Weekday Peak 2 nights £186 3 nights £260 Weekday Off Peak 2 nights £160 3 nights £220 A 6 night stay will atrract a 10% discount off the weekly tariff. Please note that we do not charge a booking fee. To make a booking we request you fill in our online booking form and pay the deposit to secure the booking.
Please note that weekend nights are: Friday, Saturday & Sunday.Enquire now
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