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Terraced Cottage With Patio In Heart Of Old Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sandwich, Kent, England - Peaceful Location In Heart Of Ancient Town With Tranquil Walks, historic Pubs and Churches nearby

In 1666 May Cottage was a Stable and Hayloft, fortunately the horse has long gone and the cottage has been a home for a many years. The property has recently been tastefully renovated, whilst retaining its original character. Sandwich is one of the original Cinque Ports and is a maze of quaint narrow streets, alleyways and historic buildings full of medieval charm. Stroll along the quayside, which was once one of the main ports in the country, or around the old town wall beside dreamy meadows. You might visit the many excellent pubs and restaurants and attractive array of shops. For the more adventurous a short cross country stroll will take you to the unspoilt beauty of Sandwich Bay. On the way the footpath crosses the Royal St George’s Golf Club (watch out for flying golf balls!).

Philip Price
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Philip Price

May Cottage is owned by us two brothers and we come here a lot with our families as well as letting it out.

Why Philip Price chose Kent

This cottage has been in our family for about 100 years - the census of 1911 has our ancestors registered here. My brother and I have been coming here since we were children to visit our great aunt and then with our own children when they were young. We still love holidaying here and we are delighted when others discover this beautiful place.

What makes this cottage unique

This deceptively spacious cottage is in a fantastic location in the heart of this peaceful historic town. From the front door you are in the maze of ancient streets, near the old church of St Clements with its Norman tower, several charming old pubs, and the absolutely delightful walk round the town walls past beautiful meadows and the tranquil River Stour. There is a lovely children's play area nearby, as well as the Quayside with its yachts and old boats. Sandwich has quite an active programme of local events including concerts, live music in pubs, food markets and a little cinema. Few of our friends who have ever come have not fallen a little bit in love with Sandwich.


Sandwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The cottage has one bathroom on the first floor with bath, shower (a proper one fed from the boiler) and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor has a bedroom with twin single beds with a walk in wardrobe and a second bedroom with double bed with wardrobe. The second floor has a spacious beamed master bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Notes on accommodation: It is a wonderful cosy cottage where six people can be comfortably accommodated - as one guest said, it is bigger than it looks from the outside. Being able to walk out into medieval streets to ancient pubs and churches and local shops makes for a restful holiday. On a sunny evening in spring, summer or autumn there are few nicer places. Outside: The patio garden is walled and private, and features a teak patio set and BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included and are changed weekly. The property is cleaned weekly. Other: The dining room comfortably seats six at the table and a back door opens to the private walled patio garden with patio table and BBQ.


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Terraced Cottage With Patio In Heart Of Old Town
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Lovely cottage with lots of space for 5 adults. Very convenient close to the quay, shops and pubs.

  • 5 of 5

May Cottage had everything we could ask for and more and provided us with an extremely comfortable place to come back to after days out. We all loved the George and Dragon a few yards from May Cottage and had a delicious meal there as well as some late afternoon drinks.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Went away in an extended family group (6 adults plus baby!) and found this perfect for all our needs. The cottage is more spacious than it looks from the outside, and was well equipped. We loved being able to walk to local shops and cafes in Sandwich, and really enjoyed the Salutation Gardens nearby. The owners advice on car parking was most helpful, and we parked our cars about a 4 minute walk away, which we didn't find inconvenient at all. Plenty to do in the area, we particularly enjoyed Walmer castle in Deal and the beach at Broadstairs. Would highly recommend going on the open top bus tour from Broadstairs to Ramsgate if it's running!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you have a lovely time in Sandwich. Thanks for the tip about the open top bus between Broadstairs and Ramsgate – even we did not know about that!
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Very spacious and comfortable great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay over a bank holiday weekend and were very lucky with the weather too. We are a family of four with older children who enjoyed having their own rooms and communal areas where we could all eat in the good sized dining area and relax in the lounge. It's bigger than it looks from outside and the owners have thoughtfully left some of the basics for washing up, etc. It was clean and well maintained. They left a booklet with easy instructions for working the TV, Internet, cooker,etc and for exploring the town and surrounding areas. We enjoyed wandering around Sandwich and did several walks from the cottage that were lovely. It was also a great base to explore further afield to Canterbury, Whitstable, Margate, etc all areas we had never been to before. It took a bit of looking about to figure out where to leave the car but it was fine once we knew. You can also park just down the road in a pay area that wasn't expensive by the bridge if you needed to be a bit closer.

We had a lovely time and everything worked well in the cottage which was as described and was very reasonably priced.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sandwich as it should be

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is just as it should be, quaint with the traditional elements but spacious. We know Sandwich particularly well and this is superbly located near the Quay and close to all the amenities. It was extremely well provided with all provisions required to make it a stay that was like home from home. The pricing from the owner was fair and reasonable for the length of stay we had in comparison to other Homeowners we obtained quotes from. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when in Sandwich it was an excellent find. The homeowner has also been excellent with all correspondence.Only thing we could of done with was some tea towels.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! I will make sure we provide some tea towels.
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Nice cottage in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

May Cottage is in a perfect location in Sandwich very close to everything you will need within walking distance. The street is very nice and there is a very good bar/restaurant across the road that's worth a visit.

The cottage itself had everything we needed with spacious rooms and a courtyard at the back if the weather is nice which it was for our trip.

The interior is a little dated however for what we paid I think it was fantastic value for money.

Would I stay again yes I would and its ideal for a family or small group.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - we're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Spacious and superbly located

  • 4 of 5

The May Cottage is right in the centre of medieval Sandwich, meaning that everything is within walking distance. The is no designated parking space but this was never a problem. We seemed to manage to get a space only metres away from the cottage and just made sure we left by 9am the next day.

We spent three weeks in Sandwich and felt very much at home. Inside the cottage is very spacious and all the furnishings are in keeping with the cottage itself. The kitchen is a little small but has more or less everything you need in it. We also found that it was never too warm inside even in summer and fans were provided if we had needed them.

We did find the housekeeping needed some attention but the owner dealt with this very professionally and was easy to contact. We have every reason to believe that this issue has now been sorted.

In Sandwich, we loved The Crispin's Inn, Goats That Dance (the best coffee we found in Kent), and the Jade House for Chinese and Papas is great for fish and chips - huge portions and perfect chips. You can also walk to Sandwich Bay, which was deserted and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A 30-40 minute walk takes you to the unspoilt, undeveloped wild beauty of Sandwich bay. Other walks lead to the Roman ruins at the Richborough, and the surrounding area is full of country paths, peaceful villages, and the famous white cliffs. Classic english seaside towns like Broadstairs and Ramsgate are within 30 minutes drive, with super sandy beaches ready for your bucket & spade.


Dover and the Channel Tunnel are less than half an hour away, making day trips to France easy. There is a railway station in Sandwich serving Canterbury and London. Once in Sandwich you have no need of a car. You can park in the street to unload and then leave the car on unrestricted street parking a short walk from the cottage. If you are staying for two weeks or more we may be able to obtain a visitors' street parking permit for you to allow you to park in the street itself.


Sandwich is on your doorstep. Charming Deal and Walmer are 20 minutes drive, Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral, ancient streets and modern shopping is 30 minutes drive away. Old Kentish villages and churches abound. Seaside resorts like Broadstairs and Margate are within half an hour's drive. Inland there are orchards, Kentish vineyards, a zoo, and many other country attractions. There is a major retail shopping centre nearby.

Further Details:

Sandwich offers an varied array of attractions such as river cruises, including seal spotting!!, an Elizabethan Guildhall, antiques markets, Farmers’ market and the famous annual Sandwich summer festival held at the end of August. Sandwich also has its own Cinema showing all the latest films in a unique little venue.


Rates & Availability

Sandwich Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring Mid Season
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 Early Low Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Oct 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $64.68

Booking Notes:
Please contact us to discuss the arrangements. We are sorry but we do not normally accept pets, although if you use a guide dog please contact us.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday, but we can be flexible, unless there is a booking either side. In high season (late July and August) we will not normally accept weekend only bookings or different changeover days.

Notes on prices:
The High Season prices apply for Easter, Christmas and New Year. The prices shown as 'Per Night' are our weekend rates, and you have the cottage from Friday afternoon through to Monday morning. We do not normally take weekend only bookings in July and August, but if you are making a 'last minute' booking and you can see that the cottage is available please contact us! We are happy to offer special terms for other individual requirements, depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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