£155 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Castaway Cottage, comfort and style in the heart of Whitstable – Home 193613 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Castaway Cottage, comfort and style in the heart of Whitstable – Home 193613

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 14 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Castaway Cottage is an early Victorian fisherman's cottage in the heart of Whitstable. It is fully equipped for self-catering holidays for up to 6 people, is stylishly decorated with work by local artists and features 3 airy and spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). The cottage is situated off Harbour Street in the centre of the conservation area - a three minute stroll from shops, restaurants, beach and harbour and ten minutes walk to the local 'Pay and Play' 18 hole golf course.

The cottage was featured in The Independent on Sunday who described it as: 'Much of the pleasure here is in the small touches – the bundle of lavender in the bathroom, the cashmere blankets draped over the back of the sofas, the tea-lights on the sideboard – all of which give Castaway Cottage the feel of a proper home rather than a holiday rental.'

The 3 storey cottage has a fully fitted modern kitchen, a woodburning stove and WiFi. The cottage features a stylish mix of designer and locally crafted furniture and the bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and top quality bed linen.

Decked out with white washed wooden floors and walls, it has everything you need to feel at home including a kitchen fitted with all the mod cons and a Kenwood coffee maker.

There are three generous double bedrooms - two on the first floor and a third on the top floor with 2 single beds. The back bedroom features an en-suite shower room making it perfect for families with small children, couples sharing or older relatives and there is also a family bathroom on the ground floor. The cottage is immaculately presented and finished to our own high standards, combined to provide comfort and a real 'home-from-home' experience.

As well as enjoying the local beach and outside space, you can also enjoy the sunny decked garden. It has been professionally designed and planted with seaside friendly plants and is complete with a large table and chairs - perfect for al fresco dining, a beach hut style shed housing deckchairs for guests use and features a separate back gate making access for bicycles super easy.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Everything you need in Whitstable is within walking distance so you can easily be here without a car. There are regular buses into Canterbury or Herne Bay from the centre of town and the train station is a 10 minute walk away with regular trains further afield to Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate or 1 hour 40 mins into London.

Interaction with guest

Self check in /check out using key safe. Information on the cottage and surrounding area available within the property. Property manager available if there are any emergencies. Long stays Please note that stays of over 2 weeks are subject to a cleaning inspection every other week and any cleaning or laundry costs will be chargeable.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Castaway Cottage is situated in a quiet residential area of Whitstable, please respect our neighbours peace and quiet.
Long stays are subject to cleaning checks every other week. Any cleaning or laundry incurred will be chargeable .


About the owner

Clare E.
Average reply time:
19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 May 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Dec 2011. Located in Kent, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1002.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

14 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful stay in Whitstable”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2012

Had a lovely stay in Castaway Cottage, Impeccably clean and beautifully styled. Modern and well equipped. Really enjoyed using the wood burning stove even though the cottage was warm enough without it. Pretty back yard to sit out in too. Kids loved it . Went out by themselves Whitstable feels very safe. Nice bit of freedom for London kids. will come again soon.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Clare (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Clare (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Clare (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Clare the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Clare (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Clare (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Clare (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Clare (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Clare (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Clare (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Clare (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Clare (the owner) a message.

If Clare (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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