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The Bakehouse Whitstable Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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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

WE HAVE ODD DAYS AVAILABLE IN JULY & AUGUST, PLEASE ENQUIRE SHOULD YOU WISH A SHORT STAY AS NORMALLY DURING THESE MONTHS 3 NIGHTS IS THE MINIMUM. 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. 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

WE HAVE ODD DAYS AVAILABLE IN JULY & AUGUST, PLEASE ENQUIRE SHOULD YOU WISH A SHORT STAY AS NORMALLY DURING THESE MONTHS 3 NIGHTS IS THE MINIMUM. 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. 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 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 KingdomWhitstable 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

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Access

  • 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:
24 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jul 2012. Located in Kent, it has 75 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £425 to £1000.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jul 2016.

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“A little gem!!!”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2015

We spent a fantastic five days in this adorable accommodation. Initial reaction was how warm & welcoming it was. Spotlessly clean, well equipped & extremely comfortable. So close to the main town & all the lovely quaint shops, we spent many hours meandering around the town & harbour. There are so many lovely places to eat, we were spoilt for choice! The sunsets were spectacular to watch on the beach with a gin & tonic in hand at The Old Neptune before wandering back in to town & choosing somewhere for supper. Thank you for a wonderful break. We will definitely be returning to this little gem, it really is a home from home!

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and such a lovely one at that! So pleased you had such a lovely time and look forward to welcoming you back.

“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.

“Convenient spot in town”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2015

Lovely accommodation in a location within walking distance of beach, shops, and restaurants. We dined at Birdies and had a great meal of lobster and mussels. We could not find any off street parking so parked in a public car park which was behind St Mary's Hall and walked through to our accommodation - only a few minutes walk. There was a great Farmers Market going on in the Hall so we stocked up on some goodies to eat and take home. There were some revelers in the courtyard area of the Wine Bar who got extremely loud in the early hours - at one time there appeared to be a fight going on. Eventually after a number of nearby residents shouted out of their windows, they were ushered inside. This is the downside of staying close to the bars in town, and as we had read other reviews beforehand that mentioned this, we were forewarned.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased to hear that you liked The Bakehouse and had an enjoyable stay. I was surprised you weren't lucky enough to find street parking out of my suggested places but luckily you did manage to park very close. Whitstable is a busy Town and unfortunately it can be a nuisance when staying in Town that occasionally there will be a rowdy few, however, as the pubs and clubs have closing times it does then quieten down for sleeping. I hope this doesn't deter you from staying with us again in the future. I know of someone who has a place on the beachfront and she gets complaints about being woken early morning with the seagulls and people taking early morning and late night walks and being inconsiderate with their volume of talking!!

“Perfect escape for a few days by the sea, it perfect cosy comfort!!”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2015

The bake house is a perfect spot to stay in if you fancy escaping the rat race, and soaking up all Whitstable has to offer.. Perfect location, for restaurants, shops, and beach.. It is beautifully clean, and very comfortable with a nice seaside vibe going on. The bed is extremely comfortable and large, and although very central very quite.. Excellent accommodation!! We Would 100% visit again, and this is from a fuss pot!!

So pleased you enjoyed your break and The Bakehouse, we look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for taking the time to leaf a review!

“So clean, comfortable and stylish - Virginia was extremely helpful too!”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2015

I had a lovely short break at The Bakehouse. All the arrangements were made v efficiently beforehand and Champs Bakery were also helpful during my stay. I would really recommend this great little hideaway which is just a short walk from the beach and close to all the facilities whilst being quietly tucked away. Brilliant!

So pleased you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

“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.

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