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Peter Bell

Member since: 2012
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Beautiful, Newly Restored, Victorian Fisherman's Cottage

8 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Whitstable - Harbourside Cottage

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom in quiet street near town centre

Harbourside Cottage is a fully restored, 3 bedroom, self-catering property, ideally located in the heart of the Whitstable's Conservation Area. It is full of original features including decorative victorian fireplace in the lounge and in each bedroom. It's only 5 minutes walk to the beach, harbour and high-street with it's boutique-style shopping and lively restaurants and pubs.

The cottage is immaculately presented and finished to the owners high standards. It combines to provide extreme comfort and a real 'home-from-home' living experience. Locally themed artworks are on display around the house. The combined kitchen and dining area, at the rear of the property, is our favourite as the main living area and has the benefit of good natural light all day and access directly onto the garden.

As well as enjoying the local beach and outside space, you can enjoy our beautiful and secluded 'beach-style' garden. It is complete with patio (outdoor furniture provided) and BBQ, where you can enjoy the sunshine from breakfast until late afternoon, when you come off the beach.

There is a light, spacious family-sized bathroom complete with toilet, bath and powerful shower, 3 beautiful double bedrooms all with comfy beds and furnished in a contemporary style.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peter Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Peter Bell

I live in Orpington, Kent and have 2 children aged 14 & 16. I run my own print management business from home. I also enjoy property renovation, having improved my own home and recently completed a complete renovation project in Whitstable, an area I enjoy visiting immensely.

Peter Bell purchased this house in 2010

Why Peter Bell chose Kent

I chose this property as it has great charm and is full of Victorian features. It had obvious potential as a development project and holiday home, and is very well located for all of Whitstable's attractions. The harbour and beaches are just round the corner!

What makes this house unique

Harbourside is a charming and cosy cottage, a perfect hideaway retreat with great pubs and restaurants nearby. Whitstable is a great arts and crafts centre by the sea, with galleries and boutique shops giving the town a thriving creative feel.

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful, Newly Restored, Victorian Fisherman's Cottage
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

I had the most delightful stay. The house is beautiful, clean, comfortable, and in the perfect location. It is bright and airy, very well appointed, and welcoming. I found the neighbourhood to be quiet, and I very much enjoyed the back garden. It's a perfect getaway, and conveniently located. I could walk to everything--the beach, shops, and restaurants. The kitchen was great for cooking all the fruits of the sea, fresh from the harbour market! Peter was always most helpful and friendly. I would recommend the property in a heartbeat, and hope to return soon! It was my first visit to the area--now the cottage and Whitstable are very dear to me!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your very much for your outstanding review of our cottage and local area. It is very rewarding to receive comments like yours, and and to see all the effort we put in to making the place special really pays off!
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5

Great cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great break in this lovely cottage. The cottage had everything we needed and we felt very at home the minute we stepped in the door. Brilliant location with the town and beach only a quick 5 minute walk away at most. Whitstable has loads of great shops and restaurants. Check out the Salt Marsh at the Duke of Cumberland for an amazing dinner and No. 15 for a delicious lunch. Everyone so friendly. We will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind review, we are most grateful for you taking the trouble to be so positive about our cottage and its great location in the heart of Whitstable. We hope to see you again one day....
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5

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and two friends enjoyed a lovely stay at this cottage. It was clean, warm and comfortable, we each had our own room. It is extremely well situated with the shops and many restaurants being a stone's throw away. The road is quiet and whilst I could have parked my car just outside, the road is quite narrow, so I parked it just round the corner on a wider road. Parking is not an issue. The wifi works well and all the appliances are in good condition.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in equally lovely seaside town.

  • 4 of 5

My two sisters and I spent a winter weekend in this pretty cottage. It was exactly what we were looking for as it is cozy, really nicely presented, equipped with everything we could want, and just a short stroll to the town where we ate good food, shopped, and strolled along the promenade. We would definitely recommend it and hope to revisit the cottage and Whitstable in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

Cosy, comfortable house in great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Christmas spent at this clean, comfortable house.

The house is ideally located just a few minutes from the town centre and seafront.

Whitstable has some great pubs, coffee shops and restaurants plus many other interesting shops.

Also has a very good bus service so easy to get to places like Canterbury without having to use car.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Whitstable was a lovely place to visit.

  • 3 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable and well presented. The kitchen would benefit from curtains or blinds as the next door neighbour and houses at the back have some visibility into the Property.

The website says there is a fireplace in the property (in the facilitators section) but don't expect a cosy log fire as it doesn't function! The main blurb says decorative fireplaces which I presumed meant they looked nice.

I was disppointed that the owner deducted £16 from the deposit as two towels were stained when we washed them in the washing machine. I don't know how or why but I don't believe it was something we did. Just put a bit of a dampner on the experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments which we have duly noted. We have been letting our property for nearly 5 years and always appreciate comments from our guests, as we strive to maintain our very high standards. I will consider your note about the blinds at the rear kitchen window, however, we use the property regularly ourselves and don't feel there is a privacy issue here that concerns us. We charged a small fee to replace two bath towels as they were covered in hair dye or something similar, and could not be used again. We were disappointed that you did not accept responsibility, rather choosing to blame a faulty washing machine which was checked and found to be in good order.
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Whitstable & Seasalter GC
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Whtistable
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
M2 - A299
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Birdies
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Whitstable
Car: not necessary

We are located minutes from the beach and town centre. You will find opportunities to try out water sports with local operators including kite surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking and fishing. There is even a water-ski club where you can soak up the atmosphere. They have great spot behind the beach where you can have a drink and some lunch, whilst enjoying the amazing sea views from the balcony.

There is also a cycle hire centre at the end of our road so you can enjoy the varied cycle routes along the coastal path or cycle inland towards Canterbury, taking you through beautiful woodland scenery.

Whitstable prides itself on the varied boutique-style shopping and there are many outlets up and down the high street. Harbourside Street is especially quaint with it's famous fish & chip shop and restaurants including my favourite, the Saltmarsh restaurant in the Cumberland Hotel.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Whitstable, Kent

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September
4 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£155
Fri,Sat
£790
 
 
October/November
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£640
 
 
December
1 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£140
Fri,Sat
£580
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

PAYMENT BY BACS/PAYPAL OR VIA HA WEBSITE
DEPOSIT OF 25% PAYABLE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO STAY. IF SHORTER LEAD TIME PAYMENT IN FULL PLEASE
LINEN INCLUDED. WI-FI INCLUDED. GAS & ELECTRIC INCLUDED
£150.00 REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT IS REQUESTED
PAYMENT DIRECT TO HOME OWNER FREE OF SURCHARGE. 3% SURCHARGE FOR BOOKING VIA PAYPAL OR VIA HA WITH PAYMENT PROTECTION. COT BED ADD £15.00 PER STAY. HIGH CHAIR ADD £15.00 PER STAY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whitstable in South East England

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , will make 2nd double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 will make up either as 1 or 2 singles, or together a 1 large double Bedroom 3 would just about accommodate a 2nd guest bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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