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The Bakehouse Whitstable

Certificate of Excellence 2014


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Excellent 5/5 43 reviews

A Beautiful Whitstable Sunset 5 minute walk away

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Bakehouse Whitstable is very proud: 'TripAdvisor is delighted to award your property with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence'.

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.

We are now able to offer freshly cooked breakfast delivered to the door upon request. Once your booking has been made if you wish to use this service please let me know and I will email the details .

PAY FOR 4 NIGHTS AND STAY THE 5TH NIGHT FREE - this is for bookings between 13th October until 18th December 2014 and the 16th February 2014 until 26th March 2015. Short breaks are available as follows: Weekend 2 nights £200 3 nights £285(not during High Season) Weekday 2 nights £160 3 nights £225(not during High Season). The rates are for parties of up to 2 people only. There is a charge of £30 per night for 3 - 4 guests. 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. Also note: Bank holidays and school holidays will be treated at peak period/high season.


2014 Conference on the Arts at Canterbury 18th - 21st August

Hoofstock Week @ Howletts 18th - 24th August

Herne Bay Festival 23rd - 31st August

Summer Fun Day Whitstable Castle & Gardens 27th August

Wise Words Festival at Canterbury 12th - 21st September

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore 14th September

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival at John Danes Gardens 26th - 28th September

Craft & Gift Fair @ King's Hall, Herne Bay 4th & 5th October

Herne Bay Collector's Fair @ King's Hall 12th October

Canterbury Festival 18th October - 1st November

Craft & Gift Fair King's Hall, Herne Bay 29th & 30th November

Shrek The Musical at The Marlowe Theatre 11th February - 1st March 2015

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 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beach at Marine Terrace 450 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manston Airport 26.5 km, Nearest railway: Whitstable 320 m
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or 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. We do not supply shower gel or shampoo as the majority of people prefer to use their own.

Further details outdoors

Decked courtyard area with table and chairs.

The South East England 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.


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.

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Review 1-10 of 43

18 Aug 2014


"A delightful place to stay in Whitstable!"

The Bakehouse is tucked behind the High Street in Whitstable and it has been a delightful place to stay! Surrounded by lots of great places to eat and breakfast from Champs Bakery every morning! We ha… More

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your weeks holiday at our property. Hopefully you will revisit in the future.

4 Aug 2014



What a little treasure tucked away behind Whitstable high street. I booked it for some clients for the Oyster festival weekend and what a great little find it was too. Our clients absolutely loved th… More

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased your clients enjoyed their stay and hope will rebook them and others in the future.

25 Jul 2014


"The photos are very misleading."

It is actually located down a dirty ally by a smoking patio of a grotty bar. Don't book if you want sea views or if you think curtains are a luxury.… More

We are sorry that unlike our other guests you were unhappy with our property. Whitstable is a maze of alleyways with buildings behind buildings which most think gives it character...we disagree that the one by the Bakehouse is dirty. The photos and our listing actually state it is a 5 minute walk to the sea so not sure why you expected sea views....if sea views were available, prices for accommodation of our standards would be much higher than we charge. Hopefully, future guests will realise the review you have left is rather unfair.

15 Jul 2014


"Seaside treasure!!!"

Fantastic little house in a perfect location close to the High Street and Harbour. The house itself was perfect with everything that you would need.
Highly recommended. Would quite happily stay there again.

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and The Bakehouse Whitstable. Hopefully we will welcome you back in the future.

14 Jul 2014


"Ideal hideaway"

We chose the bake house for our first visit to whitstable, it was the perfect size, very clean, well furnished and equipped. We found it ideal for popping to all the great shops, cafés and the beach.… More

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed both The Bakehouse and Whitstable and hope to welcome you back in the future.

9 Jul 2014


"Spotlessly clean, holiday hideaway, centrally located"

All you need for a break away, tucked in behind the high street. The Bakehouse was just what we needed as a base for ourselves and our new baby. Private, modern, light and spotlessly clean, The Bakehouse is a great homely base to explore Whitstable. Easy walking distance to all the high street and seafront has to offer. All this place is missing is a view but you know that before you arrive. Thank you Virginia and Marcus for our stay.

Thank you for leaving a review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed both Whitstable and The Bakehouse. Look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.

20 Jun 2014


"Nice Stay in Whistable"

Had a lovely stay at The Bakehouse. We came to stay for a relaxing weekend. The Bakehouse is a good size for a couple although I am you could fit another 2 people in on the sofa be. It has all your ba… More

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your break but sorry to hear that you did not sleep well. We have always been told how much people like the brightness of The Bakehouse and noone has mentioned (even our frequent returning guests) it is too light to sleep, this is something we will not monitor closely and if it is a problem for others will fit a blind. With regard to the Wine Bar, it is not outside our door but outside the gate. It was unfortunate that you visited whilst a major football event was happening, however, it should not have caused a problem. We are talking with the owners and requesting that they respect neighbours as other drinking establishments in Whitstable do and close their gardens and yards at 9pm to elminate this being a problem in the future.

12 Jun 2014


"Excellent, would come again."

The Bakehouse was a joy to stay in, it was very very clean and the furnishings brightand fresh. Everything you could possibly need was provided.My daughter actually said she would'nt mind living … More

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your break and of course, The Bakehouse. We look forward to welcoming you back.

31 May 2014


"Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again at The Bakehouse."

We really enjoyed our stay at The Bakehouse; it has everything you need and is decorated and furnished to a high standard. It is in a great location being just of the high street and walking distance… More

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

29 May 2014


"A Hidden Gem!"

The Bakehouse really is a hidden gem! A home from home, it had everything we needed. Brilliantly located - a six minute walk to the beach and right in the heart of the quirky shops and restaurants. Virginia who we liaised with was so helpful (and that was weeks before we actually stayed there!!!). Would definitely recommend and will definitely return. Thank you.

Many thanks for taking a few moments to leave a review. We are delighted that you liked The Bakehouse so much and had a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you back

Review 1-10 of 43

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