The Cook's Cottage

Whitstable, Kent
Self-catering
07855 755454


Come for sea air, independent shops, great places to eat and this quirky cottage with plenty of room and a sunny walled garden

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’re just off the high street for a farm shop, good butcher and The Whitstable Fish Market on the harbour for fresh, sustainable fish and oysters. Bring everything back to the kitchen, a superb space with handmade wooden worktops, a big range cooker, Smeg fridge and every pot and pan you could want – including a lobster pot. Refillable glass jars of pasta, rice etc can be replaced at the zero waste shop, there are cupboards of herbs and spices, plus a bottle of Prosecco cooling.

Bedrooms are spread over the two floors: find vintage beds and mirrors, plants, rich hand cream and bath robes; the downstairs bathroom has a vintage roll top and the upstairs a shower – both have Aesop body wash. In summer you’ll be in the walled garden which is just made for entertaining and has a summerhouse (with WiFi), barbecue, chiminea, hammock.

If you’re stuck indoors then play some vinyl or a board game, choose a book, light the open fire and settle on a restful Chesterfield.

The Cook's Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • All the amazing furniture, pictures and objects to look at, gathered from antique markets, the effect is very pleasing
  • Cooking in the fab kitchen, or being lazy and wandering down the road for superb restaurants
  • Bringing your dog too - there's a special shelf of goodies for them and the garden is dog-proof
The Cook's Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • You can drop your stuff off then you need to park on the street or find a car park nearby
  • The stairs are quite steep

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
Dogs

Dogs welcome, no surcharge. Bowls, treats & balls provided. Outdoor tap for muddy paws in garden.

30 secs from dog-friendly beach, lots of dog-friendly bars and restaurants in town. Ask Selina for good walking routes.

Not allowed on beds or on summerhouse furniture.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £795
Damage deposit
£150
1 Cottage for 6
From £1503 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

Enjoy this unique, slightly quirky, and characterful cottage before heading out to explore the local independent high street and scenic coastline. The Cook's Cottage would be perfect for any foodie with cafés, bars, and restaurants on your doorstep as well as a well-equipped bespoke kitchen and fresh herb garden.

Nicole, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

It's an arty place, Whitstable, so you'll find a myriad of galleries, independent restaurants, pubs and shops. You're also just a 30-second wander to the sea front for a blast of ozone – from here the sunsets are fabulous, and it’s dog-friendly all year round. In Seasalter (10-mins in the car) is The Sportsman - Michelin starred. There are coastal and woodland walks, bird sanctuaries and water sports such as paddle boarding to try.

Local points of interest from Selina & Tom

  • Whitstable is known for its spectacular sunsets. Nothing beats sitting outside the Neptune pub and watching the sun go down. It's a Whistable tradition. Everyone stops what they’re doing and heads to the beach to see the sunset at the close of the day.
  • Once you've parked your car and checked in to our cottage you won't need to use the car again as everything is just a short walk away, from all the independent shops to the many bars and restaurants. And the beach is just a 30-sec walk to as well!
  • Whitstable is foodie heaven and is known for its Oysters and fresh fish. This small coastal town is also packed with lots of amazing places to eat & drink.
  • Recommend booking into The Sportsman in Seasalter, a Michelin star restaurant that has stood in its windswept coastal position since 1642. Book ahead as there is a 3-month waiting list. Also, we recommend Wheelers in Whitstable & JoJo's in Tankerton.
  • Whitstable is a private beach so dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. Whistable is probably one of the most dog-friendly towns in the UK and most of the bars and some of the restaurants are dog friendly.
  • Whitstable and the surrounding area offers some of the best cycling. From the longer Kent Coast Way which is a 68 miles round trip from Whitstable to Sandwich, to the shorter Crab & Winkle Way which is 7.6 miles in total between Whitstable & Canterbury.

Introducing

Selina & Tom

Selina and Tom have spent years renovating the cottage and filling it with their French flea market and vintage shop finds. She's keen that you support the local shops and she leaves lots of information so you can enjoy your stay to the full. They called the cottage The Cook's Cottage because of their love of cooking (especially Tom's), which you can tell by how well-equipped the kitchen is.