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A Beautiful, Spacious Cottage, Only A Short Walk To The Beach (Child friendly)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Toilets & a large garden with outdoor dining and a BBQ

The house is a few minutes' walk from the beach to one side and a few minutes' walk from all the restaurants and bars to the other.

The cottage has great character in the century-old design, wood-panelled dinning room and large secluded garden. There are 3 lovely double bedrooms, sleeping up to six, with the possibility of 2 additional cot beds. On the first floor you will find the two main bedrooms and the main bathroom (with bathtub and shower), and a separate toilet. Downstairs there is a dining room, a sitting room, a kitchen with an additional small dining area, a downstairs shower room and a second separate toilet. Bedroom number 3 can also be found on the ground floor, through our little 'sunroom' towards the back of the property. The sitting room has TV and DVD and there is free Wifi.

The house is situated in a lovely, tiered garden with mature shrubs and (fruit) trees, with swings, see-saw and toys for children. We have recently completed the works to the al-fresco dining area which now completes the holiday feeling. We hope that you will appreciate the charm of our home as much as we do.

Unfortunately, the house has a number of steps and levels on the ground floor making it unsuitable for wheel chair users.

More Details

Roger Thelwell-Pichler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Roger Thelwell-Pichler

We are a family from London who loves coming to stay in Broadstairs whenever possible. Our twin-girls always squeal with delight when we tell them that they will be going to the beach, building sand castles, paddling in the sea and having an ice-cream on the promenade - no matter what time of year it is. We fell in love with Broadstairs many years ago (we actually got engaged here!) and then our dream came true when we stumbled across this idyllic cottage in 2009. We have since restored it lovingly and turned it into a really cosy holiday home. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Roger Thelwell-Pichler purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Roger Thelwell-Pichler chose Broadstairs

As soon as we open the front door we immediately feel relaxed and happy to be back in our lovely holiday home.

The quietness, the tranquillity and amazing fresh-air all contribute to that holiday-feeling which will help de-stress you.

What makes this cottage unique

Sea views from the Master bedroom, large garden, BBQ, decked out-door eating area, beautiful dinning room, close to the beach and town, quiet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Broadstairs in Broadstairs and St. Peters

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Downstairs toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet , Upstairs toilet, separate to the bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Downstairs shower room.
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , With sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden views
    Bedroom 3 - Garden Annex - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Set away from the other bedrooms, on the ground floor
  • The two main bedrooms are situated on the first floor, one with sea-view and the other overlooking the garden. Bedroom number 3 can be found on the ground-floor, through our little 'sunroom' towards the back of the property with direct access to the garden/patio. Adults love bedroom number 3 as it steps out on to the garden, but for small children it may feel a little too far away from their parents if they are on the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A Beautiful, Spacious Cottage, Only A Short Walk To The Beach (Child friendly)
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Spacious and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Near enough to the town yet far enough to be quiet

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully presented house, close to the beach and the shops.

  • 4 of 5

We have had a lovely holiday in Broadstairs and Sandy Bay cottage is located brilliantly, close enough to walk to the beach but far enough away from the bustle of the town to be relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great seaside house

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing holiday with fantastic sunny weather all week. House is excellent and very homely and comfortable, and well situated for the lovely sandy beach at Stone Bay and only 10 mins walk to Broadstairs town centre, with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, so great for both families and seniors. There are plenty of other bays to explore and lots of seaside towns close by. We really liked Sandwich with all the old houses and visited Walmer Castle which has a lovely garden.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très agréable séjour dans cette confortable maison

  • 4 of 5

La maison est très cosy, spacieuse et très calme. Les lits sont très confortables. Le jardin est très agréable et spacieux aussi ! La plage est proche à pieds et assez large. Le village, 10 Minutes à pieds comprend tout ce dont on a besoin.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Weihnachtsferien in Broadstairs

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit in Broadstairs und im Sandy Bay Cottage. Das Cottage liegt ca. 5 Gehminuten vom Strand entfernt und bietet aus dem Master Bedroom einen fantastischen Blick auf's Meer und die atemberaubenden Sonnenaufgänge. Das Haus ist sehr schön eingerichtet, sehr sauber, perfekt ausgestattet und bot in unserem Fall großzügigen Platz für 6 Erwachsene und ein Kleinkind.

Der Stadtkern sowie Supermärkte und Pubs sind in 10 Gehminuten zu erreichen, größere Einkaufszentren und Superstores in 10 Autominuten.

Der Kontakt zum Vermieter war sehr freundlich und es hat alles reibungslos funktioniert.

Wir kommen gerne wieder! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank fuer den netten review. Freut uns, dass es Ihnen bei uns gefallen hat. Die Naehe zu Meer und Stadtkern mit Pubs und Restaurants war einer der Gruende warum wir uns in dieses Haus und diese Gegend so verliebt hatten, auf einem Trip down von London vor 7 Jahren. Dass es auch fuer Kleinkinder und Kinder geeigent ist, ist uns wichtig, deswegen gibt's viele Spielsachen und die Schaukeln draussen. Freuen uns, wenn Sie wieder mal zu uns nach Broadstairs kommen. Pia & Roger
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Lovely Broadstairs, fab accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The photographs of Sandy Bay Cottage don't really do this beautiful spacious house justice. Well equipped full of character and lots of room for three generations of family, although not suitable for people with walking difficulties due to a couple of big steps leading into the downstairs bedroom and steps into the downstairs toilet. Lovely big bedrooms the front one overlooking the sea. 10 minute walk to Stoney Bay Beach down some steps, 15 -20 minutes walk to Broadstairs and Broadstairs beach very handy shop called Victory News on the way.

Lovely seating area and Bbq in the garden.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed our house and look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Roger & Pia
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Kent International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Nelson
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
North Foreland Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Restaurant 54
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Stone Bay

The beauty of breaks in Broadstairs is that whatever your interests, whatever your mood, whatever you age, there is always something enticing to do.

Most visitors are attracted to Broadstairs because of its many lovely sandy beaches. For fresh-air activity cycle along the family-friendly Viking Coastal Trail, play golf (18-holes, mini, adventure), or how about high-octane surfing.

Learning is fun for all ages with the Thanet Coast Project, which organises seashore safaris and Rock Doc Walks revealing the natural wonders of our coast. Maybe join a boat trip to see playful seals.

Broadstairs' heritage and culture is equally varied, contrasting Dickens House Museum and Pugin's Grange with Turner Contemporary and the innovative galleries of Margate Old Town. Also uncover surprises like the exotic Powell-Cotton Museum and the mysterious Shell Grotto.

Broadstairs' English Language Schools also attract many visitors throughout the year and many students, teachers and their families turn their learning experience into a holiday.

As to food, you can tuck into everything from fish and chips to Italian and Thai. Sample café culture beside Ramsgate marina and beer from the local brewery. Crunch on Thanet's very own new crisps and buy Kent's finest from Quex Barn farmers' market.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Weekly lets are available from Saturday to Saturday - arriving from 3pm (but could be sooner if the cleaning has been completed), and departing 10am.
Deposit of 50% payable to secure booking. Balance due 30 days before arrival. Payment by cheque or direct into bank.
Please note that a security deposit of £100 cash is required to cover accidental damage or any form of loss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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