Neptune Cottage is a Victorian terraced house in Whitstable's conservation area, a two-minute walk from all that Whitstable has to offer; Beach, Working Harbour, boutique shops and wonderful seaside pubs and restaurants.
There are three spacious bedrooms on the first floor decorated in Farrow and Ball colours and with crisp white Soak and Sleep bedding and luxury mattresses. The master bedroom has a new king size, John Lewis Hypnos mattress and the middle bedroom has a new double. The twin room features a Heals store bed allowing the room to be used as either a twin or single; please us know if you would like the room set up as a single room.
The open plan living/dining area is equipped with stylish sofas and a wood burning stove for cozy and warm winter nights in front of the fire. We have a beautiful garden with olive trees, and a lawn as well as a fabulous outdoor seating area on the decking where you can enjoy the sea air in the peace and calm of our lovely neighbourhood. Our dining room features a range of stylish lamps, down-lighters and dimmable ceiling lights offering different options for mood lighting.
We are keen cooks, so the kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything needed to cook delicious meals celebrating the wonderful produce available locally from the sea and Romney Marsh.
Whitstable is a thriving and characterful town famous for its native Oysters and locally caught crab and lobster; the beautiful sunsets are legendary and much loved by painters and photographers alike.
With miles of stunning coastline, even in high season, you can find yourself a secluded beach between the groynes to sunbathe, swim or picnic. As well as offering the obvious pleasures of the sea, Whitstable is also a thriving port and town with freshly caught local fish , superb restaurants and amazing beach pubs where you can enjoy the famous sunsets with a glass of chilled wine in hand.
We have lots of interesting independent shops and local artists. There is an alternating weekly antique and farmers market where you can enjoy meeting local producers and enthusiasts.
There are lots of exciting activities to keep an active family busy and we are happy to offer you recommendations of things to do as well as a restaurant guide. As a family some of our favourite things to do are swimming in the sea, cycling along the coast (we have a lovely cycle hire shop nearby and crabbing in the harbour. For the more adventurous there are also windsurfing lessons and organised boat trips to the famous Maunsell sea forts. Historic Canterbury is a short bus ride away and of course Margate and the Turner Contemporary are easily accessible by train.
Neptune Cottage is just over an hour away from London (train or car) and Canterbury is only 7 miles away. You can even cycle to Canterbury from Neptune Cottage in under 40 mins along the wonderful Crab and Winkle Way.
All the original paintings in Neptune Cottage are of Whitstable beach and are painted by our son who is currently studying at UAL, Wimbledon College of Arts; Please let us know if you would be interested in commissioning you own!