Dickens Walk Cottage
from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 132102
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 3
Dickens Walk Cottage is ideally and centrally situated for a short break: 15 metres from the front door to the promenade overlooking Viking Bay's 150m long sandy beach and Chiappini's café (our favourite place to sit with a tea and look out to sea) and less than a 2 minute walk to shops, post box, cinema, restaurants and the best fish and chips in Broadstairs.
Many of our guests are repeat customers. The cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or for small families wanting to relax on the coast.
Broadstairs Cottage is pet and smoke free. It has a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a cot is also available if your child is under 3.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||2 minutes walk 100 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: 10 minutes walk|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Furniture||1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Cots available (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Isle of Thanet region
Kent, also known as The Garden of England, is a wonderful place to drive around and explore. You can visit the historic towns of Canterbury, Sandwich and Deal. Sample oysters in Whitstable. Go from Dover or nearby Ramsgate on a day trip to France. Discover the Thanet coastline; many of the beaches have blue flag status. You'll soon see why Kent is also known as The Jewel In The Crown Of England.
During the 19th century, Broadstairs was a grand seaside town, with Charles Dickens a frequent visitor. Today, with a population of 24,000, it remains a picturesque place to get away from it all. In 2007 and 2008, the Guardian newspaper voted Broadstairs runner-up 'best seaside town in Britain'. In summer, the bandstand has a full programme of entertainment and the folk festival in August brings live music and activities for all throughout the town.
Beaches. Surrounded by seven bays, the closest, Viking Bay, is lined with 150 metres of golden sand and in summer has lifeguards, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and trampolines to keep the kids happy. Nearby Joss Bay is a surfing beach with lifeguards. Equipment is available for rent (www.jossbay.co.uk).
Other Things To Do. Spend the day wandering around the historic streets, following the Broadstairs town trail (tourist Information has more details), and stock up on provisions from the old-fashioned sweetshop, butcher, baker, greengrocer or fishmonger. Visit the antique shops. Take tea. Go to Morelli’s ice-cream parlour near the bandstand. Buy second hand books. Visit the small, charming Palace Cinema, which shows current and retro films and is a minute's walk from the cottage.
Dickens House commemorates Dickens’ association with Broadstairs (www.dickenshouse.co.uk).
Bleak House sits above the harbour; a maritime and smugglers museum (www.bleakhouse.info).
Crampton Tower museum commemorates the inventor Thomas Crampton ( he was the first to put telegraph cables under the Channel). Lots of local history to discover and a miniature railway (www.cramptontower.co.uk).
Kent’s premiere climbing venue and skateboard park for both beginners and experts is in nearby St. Peter's (www.revolutionskatepark.co.uk/climbing). They also have skateboard equipment for hire.
Eating and Drinking. There are numerous old fashioned pubs and modern restaurants (details in the cottage on our favourites). The best fish and chips are only 20 paces from the cottage and 20 steps in the other direction is Chiappini’s café, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
Walks. The promenade is a good place to start. Stop and listen to music at the bandstand and look for the nearby memorial to Uncle Mack, Broadstairs’ best loved street performer. At low tide, walk along the beach to Ramsgate, two miles away (there is an alternative cliff walk too). In the other direction, you can walk on the beach for miles (tides permitting) or along the cliff path. The Viking Coastal Trail can be done on foot or bike. Details on other walks can be found in the cottage.
Peace and Quiet. The gardens at Pierremont Hall are well laid out and maintained, the perfect place to sit with a book purchased from one of the second-hand bookshops.
Harbour Jetty. Stroll along here and sit gazing out to sea.
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3 Jul 2014
"Lovely and quiet small road"
We stayed here in June, and were pleasantly surprised. Dickens walk is in a small " non through" road, and in fact not many people even walk along the road, so lovely and quiet. Right near the seafront, but also near all amenities. The flat itself is spotlessly clean and well equipped, with a double and single bedroom, with extras ie slippers, wine and tea, coffee. We liked how previous users had left things they had bought, and not used all, salt, gravy etc, so we did the same for the people who followed us. All on one level without stairs which suited us fine. We will be going back to this lovely flat and would recommend it to anyone.
15 Feb 2013
"Beautifully presented.......nice finishing touches..........lovely outside views..........perfect seaside escape."
We have been visiting Dickens Cottage for many years now and we keep coming back over and over again. The owner Jo is always super friendly and accommodating. The finishing touches like the biscuits, wine and slippers on arrival are a special touch and very welcoming. The overall presentation of the cottage is to a very high standard and super modern. There is even a safe which is a great extra. The outside view is incredible of the beach and sea and there are many little coffee shops and shops to visit in the area as well as beach walks on your door stop. We would throughly recommend the cottage to anybody wanting to visit Broadstairs. 10/10
31 Aug 2012
"Great by day, dreadful by night"
The apt. itself was clean and newly remodeled. It is on a tiny little lane that runs from the main street to a promenade along the sea. During the day the crowds are mainly families on holiday - no problem. At night the town blocks off the main road EVERY NIGHT. Pubs are open till 2am. The tiny little lane sees a lot of traffic at night, as it is the perfect place for young men to relieve themselves, or for couples to argue, or for a group of kids to have a smoke. The walls are so thin and the flat sits directly on the lane - you can hear absolutely everything, and the noise does not stop until the pubs shut down. Great place if you're looking to party every night, not so good if you're there w/your kids and want to sleep before 2am.
These guests stayed during Broadstairs Folk Week, a 7 day live music festival, when Broadstairs is EXTREMELY busy, and the pubs have live music (often all day long), and stay open till very late. We do not recommend families stay during Folk Week unless they enjoy that atmosphere. I have amended my booking details to ensure this is very clear to anyone booking.
16 Apr 2012
"Perfect relaxing break by the sea."
Have just returned from our third visit to this cottage. As always, we have had a thoroughly relaxing time - cottage comfortable, cosy and well equipped and so near to beach, shops and restaurants, making a stay here totally effortless. Perfect for recharging the batteries and taking a break from city life.
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