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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Whitstable, Kent, England

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Thelma T
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The most fantastic find, an absolute gem of a house.”
Reviewed 25 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We have just come home from a week in this fantastic house, not only is it very comfortable and very cosy but it is also the cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in! The quiet, private garden is a real suntrap, there are a couple of table and chair sets and even a washing line and bbq! The house is very well equipped with everything you need, when we arrived a beautiful bunch of flowers, some lovely buiscuits and a pint of milk had been left for us, we were really touched by this.
If you have any quieries, Keith, the owner is just a phone call away or there is Julie who lives nearby who looks after and cleans the house to a very high standard indeed, she is a gem! The house is situated in the heart of this lovely town with the beach, harbour and shops just a stones throw away. We will definately visit 11 Albert street again.

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Liked best: The comfort and cleanliness, the bed is the most comfortable we have slept in.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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harvey28
London,UK
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Ideally located, spotlessly clean cottage for sampling all of Whitstable's delights”
Reviewed 17 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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11, Albert Street is a few steps away from Harbour Street, with its superb bookshop, cheese shop, wine shop, cupcake shop, and Elliott's cafe which serves the best breakfast in England! What more could you want? Well, possibly a beautiful beach within two minutes' walk...maybe a whole list of fabulous restaurants serving the freshest seafood...perhaps a glorious cathedral city within a few miles? Yes, you get all those as well.

The cottage is in a narrow street of Victorian artisan's homes, some seasidey weekend boltholes, some still faintly scruffy residences. It's not for those who seek rural peace, since your neighbours' social gatherings will naturally be all around, but it is for those who want a well furnished, very clean base in the centre of everything.

The cottage has two very pretty bedrooms with excellent beds - no dodgy springs here - and two sparkling bathrooms, both with powerful showers. The kitchen is tiny but very well equipped, the living room very cosy and the cottage garden really delightful, with two sets of furniture to catch morning and evening sun.

The caretaker looks after the house superbly; there's fresh milk in the 'fridge, fresh flowers on the table, and not a speck of dirt or dust anywhere. She's also really helpful and friendly - the owners are very lucky.

The only caveats are the very steep staircase and the parking. I would not recommend the stairs for anyone elderly or with any mobility issues, or indeed for anyone who can't cope with open treads - our son's fit, agile 21 year old girlfriend took one look down from the third-to-lowest step and promptly refused to have anything to do with going upstairs. With the parking, as the owners say, it is 'available' on and off street, but during our stay there was not a single on-street space, and the small car park was often full. I'm sure this is true of most places in this justly popular town, however.

These small issues are more than outweighed by the location, the character and the spotless cleanliness of the property, and the fact that it is dog-friendly. Whitstable gets my vote for the most dog-friendly town in the UK - it's more like a California town in that respect, with dogs allowed in Elliott's cafe and other restaurants, and even in the high street shoe shop! Quite right too, and contributes to the civilized feel.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Parking
Travelling group: Teenagers
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twdwood
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A beautiful, cosy, welcoming place to stay-we will be back!”
Reviewed 14 August 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We stayed for a weekend in May and it was such a pleasure to arrive to a place that more than lived up to the photos on the website-we felt immediately at home and didn't want to leave, a weekend was too short! We had a lovely stay wandering around the town, which is literally on the doorstep, as is the beach. We even got some sunshine so spent a lovely couple of hours in the Neptune pub down on the beach, before heading back to the cottage for an Indian takeaway (I can't remember the name but Keith and Penny had highly recommended it to us and we were not disappointed). We even took advantage of the fireplace and had a lovely open fire. Whitstable feels really accessible from London and it was so nice to get away to the sea for a few nights. It is a very spacious house, much more so than we had imagined, so next time I hope to bring a few more friends down to explore the town and to sample the local seafood, which we didn't get a chance to do this time around. I would really recommend this cottage to couples, families or groups of friends wanting a seaside escape and Penny and Keith were really helpful and friendly and took the time to tell us where was worth visiting, which made a lot of difference to our stay. Thank you!

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Liked best: It felt really homely and cosy and was the perfect location- so near to both the town and the sea.
Liked least: The kitchen is quite small although totally workable. And a warning that the staircase is quite steep.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Charliebo...
Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very welcoming and clean accommodation”
Reviewed 11 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

The cottage is a lovely place in a perfect location in Whitstable. It has got everything you might need for your stay including some charming little space outside. The rooms are tastefully decorated and sparkling clean. I could not think of any downsides really!

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Liked best: The cleanliness and location
Liked least: The stairs - a bit too steep
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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marschaLo...
london
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“An enchanting cottage in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 9 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We stayed here for 11 nights,originally it was only for a week but we fell in love with this enchanting cottage so much that we extended our stay.The cottage is homely and decorated to a high spec.We loved the fact that we could have an open fire in the evenings(good old english summer) Everything was provided for our stay ,even fresh flowers & a pint of milk in the fridge.We loved the accomodation & the bed was soooo comfy.
We also fell in love with Whistable & we will return to 11 Albert Street for a winter break.
The owners were also very helpful & we loved the fact that we could take our pug,Biggles!

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Liked best: The decor & location
Liked least: noyhing
Travelling group: Other
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