Dine in style
Kitchen
Sitting room
Light and airy sitting room
Snug
View towards the pretty decked area from the garden
Bedroom with original fires
Bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Coastal Walks
Close to shops
Harbour by Sunset
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Shanty

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 120-foot long garden with sunny decked terrace
  • Located within a conservation area in the seaside town of Whitstable, short walking distance to the town’s harbour, beach, shops, and restaurants
  • Kerbside parking
Property code: WCC17

Whitstable is a world away from what we have come to expect from a British seaside town. There are no amusement arcades here, and no donkeys on the beach, but instead a fantastic range of independent boutiques, highly-regarded restaurants, oyster bars, quiet pubs, and quirky galleries. The shingle beach is a pleasant space to relax and play, whilst the town is also a favourite choice for water sports enthusiasts where visitors can take tuition in stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing, or sailing. This is a truly special place to stay, and it is no wonder that visitors choose to come back year-after-year.

The front door of this beautiful property opens onto the hallway and a smart little snug that can be configured to accommodate a 7th guest. Beyond this, the main comfortably furnished living room features a warming wood burner, a smart TV with Netflix, blu-ray DVD, CD player and Sonos system for guests to enjoy, along with a selection of books and DVDs. The dining room is an equally handsome room and offers a large dining table, beyond which doors lead out onto a decked terrace and garden, allowing guests to open up this space in the warmer months. One step from the dining room leads up to the well-fitted galley-style kitchen, where guests will find an oven, hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A washer/dryer is located in a separate utility cupboard under the stairs. Two of the property’s bedrooms are located on the first floor: a super-king-size room, which can be set up as a twin room thanks to the zip-and-link beds; and a pleasant double room. There is also a shower room with WC on this floor. Stairs lead to the second floor where there is a pretty twin room which has built-in single beds, next to which there is a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC. Please note that there are sloping ceilings on the second floor, and therefore some reduced head-height.

Doors from the dining room lead out to the sunny decked terrace where guests will find garden furniture and a BBQ. This area leads on to a long narrow garden with mature planting which includes a wild flower meadow (at its best in May-June) and a second terrace area which is a lovely place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. Roadside parking is available outside on the street together with local public car parks.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin), 1 double and 1 twin, plus additional single day bed on the ground floor
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 with bath, separate shower and WC and 1 with shower and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Wood burner in the main lounge
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, CD player and Sonos system
  • Enclosed garden with table, chairs, bench and charcoal BBQ
  • Public car parks and roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Joice Wisdom

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Joice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gillian, 29th March 2024

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At one point during our week we were a full house, including four legged friend, and there was ample space for us to spread out or socialise together over a meal or board game. Good array of pots, pans, etc in the kitchen.

Reviewed by Libby, 18th March 2024

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A cleverly designed cuddle of a cottage. Good location for all that whitstable has to offer. We all felt really comfortable here. Jenna, our contact, was really helpful without being intrusive. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Helen, 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Helen, 22nd December 2023

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We loved our stay at Shanty Shanty. Comfy and warm with everything we needed. The furnishings were good quality and I loved all the art works on the walls and the gorgeous garden too. We love Whitstable and will definitely book this place again.

Reviewed by Lisa, 24th November 2023

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A sweet cosy house with comfortable beds and central heating.

Reviewed by Anthony, 26th September 2023

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Reviewed by Louise, 22nd September 2023

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Great location, plenty of room, very well equipped. Clean in all areas and very comfy and relaxing

Reviewed by Neil, 1st September 2023

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Comfortable and great location. Parking bit hit and miss as Whitstable is very popular all year round.

Reviewed by Ally, 18th August 2023

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Lovely cottage ideally located for Whitstable harbour and shops. Great base for exploring nearby places. Dover Castle is well worth a visit. The cottage has everything you need especially in the kitchen. Plenty of space for a family. We are a family of four. We had a comfortable stay so peaceful and the garden is amazing.

Reviewed by Brenda, 21st July 2023

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Lovely cottage, virtually every amenity in the cottage that you could need. Parking might be an issue at weekend but fine during the week - perfect location to walk in to the town so you may never need to move your car

Reviewed by Madaliene, 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Di, 10th June 2023

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Spacious house,very comfortable, good showers , plenty hot water, beautiful outside space, great position. Looking a little tired.

Reviewed by Sara, 5th May 2023

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Lovely cottage, great location 5 minutes from the sea and town centre. The garden was peaceful and a beautiful place to sit in the day. Secure for dogs Beds v comfy, quiet area, kitchen v well supplied. Would definatly return.

Reviewed by Laura, 14th April 2023

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Lovely home with a beautiful garden. Excellent location to easily get everywhere without a car. Would recommend to all friends and family.

Reviewed by Kate, 10th March 2023

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Great location as just a few minutes walk to all the shops, restaurants, cafes and beach. Cosy sitting room big enough for 6. 2nd reception is useful as a place for bags, coats and shoes. Nice sized bedrooms. Comfy beds and duvets. Well equipped kitchen. Nice touch of Prosecco in the fridge. Recommend Whitstable Oyster Co for lunch as a treat. No vRead moreisitors book of recommendations so best to research before you go. Great seaside location - recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Jon, 19th February 2023

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Reviewed by Lindsay, 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Jette, 28th October 2022

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Great location, and a Tardis inside. Easily could accommodate 3 couples and having 2 bathrooms is a real bonus. The garden is also beautiful, secluded and well planted, and a lovely place for a coffee in the sunshine.

Reviewed by Rebecca, 16th September 2022

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Lovely house that was very well equipped. Small but surprisingly spacious to accommodate 4 adults, 2 pre-teens and a Labrador! Fantastic location with everything close by. Thought parking was a nightmare when we arrived but if you look around the nearby streets there are usually a few spaces, and then you get used to it. We had a really lovely weekRead moreend in this fab house. I would definitely recommend this! Hide

Reviewed by Luke, 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Carol, 22nd July 2022

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Wonderful holiday home-5 mins walk into town and beach - perfect. Parking - can be challenging outside due to very narrow road, but adjoining roads no problems. Well thought out property with a gorgeous garden to relax in. Whitstable is a lovely town to visit - And the beach and harbour are very accessible. Look forward to visiting again in the neaRead morer further. Will be recommending to friends and family. The welcome Prosecco and crisps was a lovely touch. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy, 1st July 2022

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This was a gorgeous property just a few minutes flat walk to high street and beach. Property was immaculate and larger than we expected. Comfortable beds, huge bath sheets, plenty hot water. Nicely decorated with lots of lovely art work. Back garden space was stunning a real beechgrove garden! Parking on the street was a slight issue but we were alRead moreways able to park within a few minutes walk and I wouldnt let that put me off returning. Neptunes, around the clock and ossies chippy all excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 17th June 2022

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Really lovely cottage. Ideal for the beach only 5 mins walk away. Street parking wasnt a problem during our stay. Beautiful little garden to enjoy and thank you for Prosecco and crisps We liked it more than our usual holiday cottage in Whitstable which recently sold. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by David, 10th June 2022

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We enjoyed an excellent stay here, the property was extremely good - spotless, well equipped, charming and a pleasure to stay in. Recommended.

Reviewed by Debbie, 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jane, 13th May 2022

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Lovely house and garden close to shops and harbour etc

Reviewed by Alison, 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by John, 8th April 2022

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Perfect for our family size over three generations. Proximity to High Street, harbour, beach and railway station was excellent. Parking did not prove to be a problem.

Reviewed by Sue, 25th March 2022

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Great Location - only 5 minutes or less to the high street and the beach. Clean, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with great art work on the walls. Lovely long garden with statuesque plants and an area to sit out. If I visit Whitstable again we would not hesitate to book this house again.

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Dine in style
Kitchen
Sitting room
Light and airy sitting room
Snug
View towards the pretty decked area from the garden
Bedroom with original fires
Bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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