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Retro Modern Cottage In The Heart Of Sandwich; 5 Mins To Sandwich Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage in Sandwich, Kent, England - Quiet Location, Family & Pet Friendly

Sandwich is packed full with heritage sites, Sandwich Bay is a 10-minute flat cycle away and the UNESCO site of Canterbury a short 30-minute drive away. With a modern twist on traditional, and with the use of bold colours and modern patterns this home has a timeless and hip look. Both the living room and dining room have open fires – a relaxing way to end the day after a busy day exploring.

The living room painted in soft grey has a modern sofa that can convert into a sofa bed and two Annabelle chairs. There is also a TV with Freeview and DVD player. A large dining room is contemporary in style with its white gloss table, bold print sideboard and loveseat. A brand new gallery style gloss white kitchen has been fitted with hob, oven, dishwasher and washing machine.

The master bedroom is king size and the back bedroom a twin with zip and link beds that too can be a king double. The bedrooms decorated in a soothing paper white with soft furnishings in subtle greys and blues. From the back bedroom there is an incredible aspect looking out over characterful timber framed houses. There is a good size family bathroom with bath and shower enclosure on the second floor.

A sunny courtyard garden has outdoor seating with BBQ area. It’s a little oasis with flower beds, interesting shrubs and herb garden where you can help yourself to fresh rosemary, thyme and sage.

For families there is a travel cot, high chair, safety socket protectors, plastic beakers, plates, cutlery, a choice of children's DVDs, toys and games suitable for the under 7s.

Beautiful Sandwich Bay which at low tide reveals an expanse of sand is 5 minutes by car. From Sandwich Bay you can walk along the shingle/pebble shoreline to Deal Beach uninterrupted (twenty minutes) and on to Walmer and then Kingsdown Beach (1 hour walk in total). St. Margarets Bay is a twenty minute-drive away and is a wonderful pebble bay nestled between the White Cliffs with rock pools to explore at low tide. The sandy beaches of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate have more blue flags than anywhere else in the country. Botany Bay is photographers delight with its chalk stalks and Joss Bay a firm favourite with the surfers.

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Sandwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Family bathroom with bath/shower over, separate shower enclosure, washbasin, wc. The bathroom is on the second floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are zip and link and join to create a king double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, Bedroom 2 with zip and link twin beds that can make a king double. Ipod/Iphone digital clock docking station.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Flint walled courtyard garden with table and chairs and BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. For stays of more than 1 week duration a change of towels and linen is provided and a clean offered. For stays of longer than 2 weeks then there is an additional weekly cleaning charge if required. Other: Spacious dining room located between the kitchen and the living room. Dining room table with seating for 4.


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Retro Modern Cottage In The Heart Of Sandwich; 5 Mins To Sandwich Bay
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 14 reviews

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage in a charming town! Located in the heart of Sandwich just a stones throw from lots of great pubs and delightful eateries, we couldn't have asked for more. The cottage was beautifully decorated with great attention to detail and really cosy. Great walks on the doorstep and plenty to keep us busy. We will be back soon and hope to stay for longer next time. Thanks to Claire for a wonderful weekend, all the best!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Very convenient for our purposes i.e. nearness to my son's family in Ash

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was excellently appointed and had everything we could have wished for. Proximity to rail transport and supemarket was very helpful.

Thank you Claire. We look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Beautiful little cottage with a lot of personal touches

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful little cottage ( although bigger than expected) over the new year. It was clean, well equipped and had lots of items out for us to use that I had taken and thankfully didn't need to unpack. I would highly recommend staying here the area is stunning and it's a little home from home xx

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Great, nicely designed.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little cottage, perfect for our small family. Claire has done a fabulous job on the interior and it just feels like a really nice place to be, there were even childrens toys and books to kept them entertained while tea was cooking. Great location, Sandwich is lovely, so much to do here. Really close to beautiful beaches, seaside towns and lots of historical sites and properties. We only had a week which was no way near long enough to see it all - we'll have to visit again. There are also lots of local farms with PYO and farm shops so it's easy to get really fresh local food (we were here in August). All in all a great week in a great house in a great area.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Beautiful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week's holiday in this beautiful little cottage. The first thing that strikes you is how clean everywhere is and the kitchen was spotless. The owner left jars of tea, coffee, milk in the fridge and even a bottle of wine. Just what you want to find when you have had a long journey. The beds were so comfy and we didn't hear a sound at night. The best sleep we have had on any holiday.

The location was brilliant, so close to the centre of Sandwich and a lovely little scenic walk to the supermarket if you wanted groceries. There are great eating places within easy reach and a lovely little café serving a great breakfast very close at hand.

I have no hesitation in recommending this property for your holiday and the owner is so friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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A really well located, beautiful little bolt hole

  • 4 of 5

What a brilliant lovely cottage in a perfect Sandwich cobbled street. We had no problems parking and it was so well located for amenities, parks, walks and more. There were plenty of books for the children and adults and we would return in a heartbeat. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Claire Lees
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Claire Lees

HI, I'm Claire and manage 12 Vicarage Lane. I moved with with my family to the East Kent coast three years and fell in love with the area. We live in Great Mongeham, not far from Sandwich so can easily be contacted to answer any questions you may have and can get there easily should anything thing sorting. I also manage Admirals Rest holiday cottage in the Conservation Area of Deal. We hope to see you soon.

Claire Lees purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Claire Lees chose Sandwich

Perfect location close to the heart of Sandwich and located on a picturesque street - peaceful and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

A true taste of Sandwich. A lot of care has gone into the choice of furnishings to ensure your comfort and delight in the styling of this modern retro style cottage. Benefits from a courtyard garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage was perfect! Exactly as described, with everything clean and fresh, and very comfortable beds. Claire has thought of everything one could need or want to make for a relaxing stay - the books and toys for the children were very much appreciated, as were the welcoming touches (ground coffee, milk in the fridge etc). The cottage is in a great location for exploring Sandwich and the surrounding beautiful Kent countryside, beaches and castles. Claire was great at communicating, making everything run smoothly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage, I wish we could have stayed longer!
May 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Kings Arms
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Royal St Georges and Princes
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Kings Armss
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Sandwich Bay
Car: recommended


Beautiful Sandwich Bay which at low tide reveals an expanse of sand is 5 minutes by car. From Sandwich Bay you can walk along the shingle/pebble shoreline to Deal Beach uninterrupted (twenty minutes) and on to Walmer and then Kingsdown Beach (1 hour walk in total). There are also some lovely walks to Richborough Fort owned by English Heritage along the River Stour as well as river bus trips along the Stour and out to Pegwell Bay spotting wildlife and seals.


There is a high speed rail link from London to Sandwich taking approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

By ferry: Dover cross-channel ferry port is a 20-minute drive away.

Eurotunnel at Folkestone is a 30-minute drive.

Gatwick Airport is the closest - approximately an hour and a half drive.


Deal - 4 miles

Kingsdown - 6 miles

St Margarets Bay - 8 miles

Broadstairs - 8 miles

Margate - 10 miles

Canterbury - 12 miles

Further Details:

Great selection of restaurants, coffee shops, deli and pubs. Small Spar and large Co-op. Selection of ATMs. The UNESCO heritage site of Canterbury City is just a twenty-minute drive away with its cathedral, abbey ruins, shops, churches and museums. Wonderful coastal villages of Kingsdown and St Margaret's Bay a short drive and Deal is only ten minutes by car or a delightful cycle/walk away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.9

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Peak season Saturday to Saturday - 25 June to 26 August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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