Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 to you.
Don Quixote at The Marlowe Theatre 10th March
Royal Opera House Giselle at The Marlowe Theatre 11th & 12th March
Swan Lake at The Marlowe Theatre 13th March
Sleeping Beauty at The Marlowe Theatre 14th & 15th March
Sleeping Beauty at The Gulbenkian Theatre 19th March
Bootleg Beatles at The Marlowe Theatre 20th March
Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe Theatre 21st March
Soul Legends at The Marlowe Theatre 17th April
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at The Marlowe Theatre 6th - 10th May
Philharmonia Orchestra at The Marlowe Theatre 16th May
Vincent & Flavia at The Marlowe Theatre 19th - 24th May
Philharmonia Orchestra at the Marlowe Theatre 13th June
Whitstable Fun day at Tankerton Slopes 22nd June
Whitstable Regatta 2014 12th & 13th July with Fireworks at Sea on the 12th
Whitstable Oyster Festival 26th July - 1st August 2014
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||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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|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.