The Cook's Cottage

Whitstable, Kent
07855 755454
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£150 - £240
per night
£795 - £1425
per week

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


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£150 - £240 per night

£795 - £1425 per week

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 a cinema projector and WiFi), a chiminea, hammock, and an outdoor kitchen with a Big Green Egg – perfect for smoking, roasting and pizza making. 

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.

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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
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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


  • 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


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


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


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


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

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.


The Cook's Cottage is charming and was perfect for our short break by the sea. The overall look is shabby chic, with some interesting French pieces. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could want with which to make a meal - you just need to go to the excellent local shops to buy your meat, fish and vegetables, as well as excellent sourdough and other breads from the baker. The weather was a bit cloudy when we were there, but we enjoyed having lunch in the lovely dog-escape proof garden. The beds were comfortable and there was enough hanging space and drawers to store our clothes.

Ros, London

We had such an amazing time at the cottage! We were 3 families with 3 children under 6 and a toddler, the stairs gate really helped and there was a cot. Loads of spices and cooking equipment which is appropriated as we love cooking! The cottage is near all the shops and the beach. It’s pets friendly and has loads of dog snacks. The host was communicative and responsive and gave us recommendation and tips. Amazing garden. A great record collection. Will definitely come back with family and friends.

Tali, London

A perfect location to explore Whitstable and Kent. Literally seconds from the main shops and the seafront is barely a minute from the front door yet it was quiet and felt secluded. Parking was easy but we were there off-season and midweek. The owners have packed the cottage with plenty of delightful surprises and the beds really are as comfortable as other reviews suggest. One word of caution - the stairs are very steep and may not suit older or very young holidaymakers

Neil, London

We stayed at the Cook’s Cottage in Whitstable, while we were filming and it was the perfect refuge during our long shoot days. The attention to detail, was second to none. The kitchen was filled with every utensil. The beds were the most comfortable beds I’ve ever stayed in, in a rental property. It was filled with gorgeous furniture in the most perfect location. The hosts were absolutely heavenly, and the most hospitable of them all. I find when I stay in a rental you can feel unsettled for a bit, but the Cook’s Cottage really felt like a home away from home. Thank you X

Esme, London

We really enjoyed our stay at Cook's Cottage. A walk on the beach is literally two minutes away so was perfect for the dog and children. The area is wonderful and we supported the local shops which are amazing. The cottage was perfect for us - 2 adults, 2 children and a dog. So comfortable, fully stocked with everything we needed, and the decor is inspiring. We particularly loved being out in the garden and enjoying meals outside. The children really liked the converted summer house and they loved watching films in there on a night on the projector. Selina was great - would recommend highly

Rachael, London

My husband, myself, and our little dog stayed for a few days mid-week in June to celebrate our Anniversary. On our day of arrival we were not able to park on the street, but we managed to get a space just one street over, which was not too far at all. It is a gorgeous house! The interior is designed so beautifully and sympathetically with the period and style of the property. The back garden gets bright sunlight for the vast majority of the day so makes it a beautiful place to spend the day if you want to relax away from the bustle of the high street or beach. We would highly recommend a stay.

Katie, London

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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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.


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.