Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Barnacle Drift is a Victorian fisherman's cottage that provides self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. The cottage is just off Harbour Street and only 2 minutes walk to the many boutique shops, award winning restaurants, beach and harbour that this charming seaside town has to offer.

The contemporary fitted kitchen and bathroom come fully equipped for all your needs, whether it's breakfast in the decked garden or a lavish Sunday roast for family and friends.

Barnacle Drift has free high speed wifi, an ipod dock and plenty of cookery books to inspire you to be creative in the kitchen. Or why not relax in front of the wood burning stove and watch a dvd from the well stocked dvd collection? There are also some retro family boardgames for children, big and small. And dogs are more than welcome!

The cottage has been stylishly decorated with a mix of local art and designer furniture, as well as retaining many period features. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and quality Egyptian cotton bed linen.

Please note the pricing alters depending on duration of stay. Please do enquire for accurate pricing for your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Nearest beach Whitstable 250 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 100 km, Nearest railway: Whitstable 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

Kent is the Garden of England with beautiful countryside and plenty of family friendly beaches. The famous city of Canterbury is a short ride away for more shopping and sightseeing, especially it's medieval cathedral. You can even hop over to France with both Dover and Folkestone ports close by.


For a small town there is an enormous amount to see and do. Start your morning with a newspaper and coffee at one of the many cafes before heading up the high street to take in the boutiques, shops and fabulous local art galleries. At the far end of the high street you'll find the famous fish market where you can buy fresh fish caught that day. Treat yourself to half a dozen of the famous native oysters - they've been landing them here since Roman times. If you like good food then you'll love Whitstable. There is a huge range of acclaimed restaurants such as the award winning Pearsons Arms gastropub run by celebrity chef Richard Philips; the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar; there are cheese shops, delicatessens, cup cake shops, tea rooms and not forgetting the best old fashioned sweet shop in the world! Just up the road is The Sportsman with its incredible tasting menu and JoJo's in Tankerton - a great destination after a walk along the beach. The town has a thriving artists; community with many galleries and local exhibitions. The Horsebridge Centre often displays local work. You can even take some screen printing lessons with a local artist if you want to explore your creative side. The beach of course is Whitstable's focal point and is just a few minutes walk from Barnacle Drift. Many happy hours can be spent by adults and kids alike enjoying this wonderfully unspoilt stretch of coastline. You can fly kites, go crabbing, sailing, surfing and for the adventurous - have a dip in the sea! There are also some highly enjoyable routes for both walkers and cyclists (bikes can be easily hired in Whitstable itself), one of the best being the journey to Canterbury which follows the Crab and Winkle Line - an old trade route in and out of Whitstable.