The kitchen, in The Cook's Cottage, has everything a cook needs and much more.The kitchen has a range cooker & smeg fridge

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

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A delightful old fisherman's cottage in the heart of Whitstable, a small seaside town just over an hour from London.
It has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is upstairs, and the cottage is less than 5 mins from the beach.

The space

A delightful, recently renovated 3 bedroom cottage in the heart of Whitstable, a small seaside town just over an hour from London.

The cottage is in a prime location - 30 seconds from Whitstable's quirky Harbour Street, which has lots of amazing independent shops, galleries, restaurants & bars and about 2 mins to the beach and harbour.

This unique cottage is packed with lots of interesting one off antiques, has a shabby chic decor and is full of rustic charm.

The cottage has a lovely walled garden with beautiful rose bushes and home grown herbs as well as a french table and chairs for at least 8 people dining outside ; there's a sitting room with two chesterfield sofas which seats at least six people comfortably; the dining room has a real open log fire and a dining table & chairs that seats 6 people; the downstairs bathroom with the original cast iron roll top bath and there is also a more modern shower room upstairs ; each of the three double bedrooms have antique double beds and egyptian cotton sheets; plus there's an amazing bespoke gallery kitchen with hand -made wooden worktops a range cooker, smeg fridge freezer, and a full complement of pots, pans and utensils. There are also wooden floors and old school radiators throughout the cottage.

Plus, there is Sky TV in living room and attic room, wifi throughout, as well as an ipod connected music system. We also have a fantastic 1970's music box with over 500 vinyl 45's in the dining room which guests are more than welcome to play.

The cottage is perfect place for family and friends to escape from the busy demands of modern life and is also great for entertaining.

The Cook's Cottage is ideal for people who love cooking as it has a bespoke kitchen with a range cooker and is well stocked with herbs & spices and also has lots of cooking books and cooking utensils. With amazing fresh ingredients just around the corner in the many independent shops of Whitstable, it's the perfect place for budding chefs to test out recipes!

However, if cooking isn't your thing, the cottage is a charming escape from the stresses of the modern world.

Guest access

The guests have access to everything - the whole house & garden although the shed at the back of the garden is currently off limits to guests.

Interaction with guests

I'm available via email or mobile but guests are unlikely to meet me. However, our neighbour Kirsty will show guests around and is also able to answer any questions or queries that guests may have.

Other things to note

We provide a small hamper that contains lots of information about things to do in Whitstable and the surrounding area as well as a bottle of wine as a welcome gift!
There are also lots of books, DVDs and games that guests can use throughout their stay. We also have two toddler gates for each staircase and a travel baby cot for guests that have young children in their party. (Please note that as with all these old fisherman's cottages the stairs are very steep and may not be ideal for small children. Guests that do book our cottage who have small children do so at their own risk however if the stair gates are used there shouldn't be a problem and we have had lots of guests who have stayed with with young toddlers and there have been no issues.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 88
Security Deposit: 150
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 150 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

There are no house rules however we do ask guests to treat the cottage with respect and keep it clean & tidy during their stay. The whole cottage is rented out for either a weekend or a whole week or longer and guests are encouraged to treat the cottage like it was their home. We want people to enjoy our cottage as much as we do.
Ideally we would prefer not to rent the cottage out for any period shorter than 2 nights and in the peak summer months we would prefer week books only.
The cottage is suitable for children however as this is a very old fisherman's cottage the stairs are very steep and may not be ideal for very young children.
Pets are more than welcome.
Please also note that we are not responsible for guests travelling to and from the cottage - although we are happy to answer any questions guests may have about travelling to the cottage - we cannot be held responsible if for whatever reason guests are unable to get to the cottage once a booking has been confirmed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

93 Reviews

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Alison User Profile
July 2017
The position of this cottage is second to none in terms of nearness to shops and beach. The cottage is as described by Selina. We particularly loved the cast iron bath and the terraced courtyard garden to the rear, full of singing chirping sparrows! The house has everything you could need for a great stay and the high street has the most wonderful independent shops. Communication and check in was particularly good.

Richard User Profile
July 2017
A superb place close to everything. Choose your smallest suitcases (more than one, if necessary) as those stairs are very steep - think boat.

Gordon User Profile
July 2017
Perfect location, really well equipped and a lovely cottage. Really helpful meet and greet service so would thoroughly recommend.

Susan User Profile
July 2017
Excellent location in centre of Whitstable. Well appointed cottage - in particular excellent beds and bed linen. Stairs could be challenging for anyone with mobility problems especially the top floor. Would recommend

Judy User Profile
June 2017
110% recommend Cooks Cottage. We combined a family holiday with a low key wedding. It was everything it said it would be and much more. We've holidayed in whitstable for over 10 years and this has been the best yet. Don't consider booking another cottage. Just lovely, we'll be back. ☺️
Selina User ProfileSelina is a superhost.
Response from Selina:
So pleased you enjoyed your stay & looking forward to having you stay again. Congratulations & all the best. Selina
June 2017

Dan User Profile
May 2017
Selina's place made our stay in Whitstable great. The cottage is well appoint for six adults. It is close to everything and is a great place to come back (EMAIL HIDDEN)munication with Selina and Chris (who checked use in) was very easy. Highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a quirky and comfortable place to stay.
Selina User ProfileSelina is a superhost.
Response from Selina:
Thank you! And pleased you had a lovely stay & looking forward to hosting you again one day. All the best Selina
May 2017

Tony User Profile
May 2017
A lovely cottage quiet but literally on the doorstep of Whitstable High Street. Great furnishings, fab kitchen and the ferguson music centre with the collection of matching vintage vinyls is definitely a highlight. We would highly recommend the Cooks Cottage.

London, United KingdomJoined in January 2013
Selina User ProfileSelina is a superhost.

My husband and I have spent the last three years renovating our cottage in Whitstable and have tried to retain as much of the old character & charm of the cottage as possible. We both love cooking so we have created a bespoke kitchen that is geared around the art of cooking. Whitstable itself has lots of amazing independent shops and restaurants and is a cook's dream as it's easy to get lots of fresh fish and other fresh ingredients to cook with.
However, if cooking isn't your thing, the cottage is a charming escape from the stresses of the modern world.

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Response time: within an hour
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