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The Bakehouse Whitstable Cottage

1bedroom
4sleeps
 min stay varies
VISITED BY TRIPADVISOR

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Bakehouse Whitstable has a Tripadvisor '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 Docking Station. 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 . Short breaks are available as follows: Weekend 3 nights £285(not during High Season, Oyster Festival, Christmas & New Year) Weekday 3nights £245 (not during High Season etc)The rates are for parties of up to 2 people only. There is a charge of £20 per night pp for

The Bakehouse Whitstable has a Tripadvisor '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 Docking Station. 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 . Short breaks are available as follows: Weekend 3 nights £285(not during High Season, Oyster Festival, Christmas & New Year) Weekday 3nights £245 (not during High Season etc)The rates are for parties of up to 2 people only. There is a charge of £20 per night pp for 3rd & 4th 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. We take bookings for 2 nights or more, however, if you require just one night please enquire as sometimes it is possible for us to be flexible.Please note that weekend nights are: Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Bank holidays and school holidays will be treated at peak period/high season. During high season bookings are normally a minimum of 3 nights, however, if odd dates are showing then please enquire

.LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT:

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

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.

Location description from owner

The Kent 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

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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Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
    beds in other rooms: sofa bed
  • 1 shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

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.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Virginia H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
29 Apr 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“A lovely place to stay in the heart of Whitstable”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2015

Despite picking the worst few days of the summer, weather wise, we could not have been more pleased to have booked the Bakehouse. It was light and airy, stylish and was spotlessly clean. It was very well appointed with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock with radio as well as a fully kitted kitchen. It's tucked away but right in the heart of Whitstable which was important for me as I have RA and need to take rest periods. It was great to come back to the Bakehouse and relax with some favourite DVDs we had bought, especially as the weather was so bad at times. There is also a little decked patio for when the sun does shine. We can recommend Champs bakery too and the Peter Cushing Weatherspoons pub which was right opposite but all the restaurants, shops, pubs, sea front are all within very short walking distance. We will definitely return as we had such a nice break here.

Despite the weather we are so pleased you enjoyed the other aspects of your break and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

“Fabulous place to stay”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015

We were pleasantly surprised upon arriving at the Bakehouse. It had everything we needed and so close to shops/harbour and great places to eat. You need to pre-book restuarants as most are very popular. Had a great time...just wished we could of stayed longer. We loved the great varied mix of shops along High Street/Harbour Street and especially liked looking around the stalls in the Harbour! Also visited the Castle, which is quite impressive and walked along to Tanketon slopes which had amazing views. Would definately recommend and visit again!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable break and liked The Bakehouse. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

“Totally Fabulous”

Reviewed 29 May 2015

We had a lovely stay at the Bakehouse - this property is a gem its bright comfortable airy and modern with a seaside touch. Every - thing you need is provided for you and we found the Bakehouse to be spotlessly clean. The bakehouse is near the bus stop with a excellent service to Canterbury and to other local towns plus only a few minutes away from the beach. On arrival there was milk in the fridge with tea coffee and biscuits to enjoy

So pleased you enjoyed your stay and The Bakehouse, hopefully you will return :-)

“We had a lovely relaxed break at the Bakehouse. It's a very sweet and homely place to stay.”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2014

Would have been perfect if it was right on the beach as the main photo suggests, we were expecting sea views and as it happens it's actually off the high street down an alley, nowhere near the sea. It's about a 10 minute walk. That was the only disappointment but other than that, the Bakehouse has everything you need for a lovely peaceful holiday break.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and are pleased you enjoyed your stay even though we are not right on the sea.....we wish we were!

“Seaside treasure!!!”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2014

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.

“Spotlessly clean, holiday hideaway, centrally located”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2014

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.

“A Hidden Gem!”

Reviewed 29 May 2014

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

“Great weekend away at The Bakehouse”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2014

Amazing little property that is tucked away. Convenient location. Great value for money. Very comfortable and clean. Friendly owners. It is the perfect place for a weekend get away. Thank you Virginia

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Pleased you enjoyed your second stay with us and hope you'll return again.

“Bakehouse Weekend Stay”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2013

The Bakehouse was the perfect setting for a weekend away in Whitstable. It was cosy and clean and the perfect location to get to all of the local sights. The option to have breakfast delivered from Champ's bakery also provided a lovely touch and the meal was delicious and delivered promptly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who plans to travel to Whitstable for a short or longer break.

Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, The Bakehouse Whitstable and that the breakfast is a good service. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

“nothing has changed....its as good as ever”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2013

I was one of the first guests to visit the Bakehouse when it opened in 2012 and had a great few days stay in Whitstable, I left a review after this visit and said then that I would be back. It's as charming as ever, another great stay. The place has obviously been well maintained, as it was like visiting for the first time again. Very clean and well equipped and whilst we enjoyed the local restaurants most evenings you have everything you would need to cook for yourselves. This has become one of my favourite places and will definitely be coming back again in the very near future.

Thank you for leaving review, it's good to hear that you enjoyed another stay at The Bakehouse Whitstable. We look forward to you returning again.

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