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Whitstable Holiday Cottage minutes from harbour, beach and boutique s

Bedrooms 3
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 5

Fisherman's Return on Woodlawn Street is a terraced fisherman’s cottage in the Kent coastal town of Canterbury Whitstable.

Spread over three floors the cottage sleeps up to six people: two double bedrooms and a third with bunk beds (full size).

The bathroom is on the ground floor.

Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen and a dining area open plan to the sitting room with a woodburning stove and a door out to the garden which has a grassy lawn and a large wooden table which seats 6. There is a piano, which is tuned annually, on the ground floor. You are welcome to bring your laptop as there is also free wi-fi available.

A short stroll from the harbour (where you can buy fresh fish, daily), the beach, and the boutique shops of Harbour St, Fisherman's Return is a superb traditional cottage in a fabulous coastal town.

The south-facing sunny garden also has a winter flowering cherry tree, which can provide some shade if required, and swings and a slide for children.

Fisherman's Return is a very bright, easy to manage house, within minutes of the beach and the shops.

There are two doors out to the garden, one from the kitchen and one from the living room.

The garden is fully enclosed, and has a back gate. It also has two swings, a slide, a wooden bench and a table which can seat 6 people. It is southfacing so benefits from the full day's sun. It has a tree which can provide shade if required.

The house has WI-FI Internet access and a DISHWASHER.

The house is in easy walking distance to Whitstable train station, if you wish to visit London for a day trip (1hr 25mins), this is a fantastic location! Canterbury is also a great city to visit by bus (from Harbour St).

More Details

Angela Scott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Fisherman's Return is within easy walking distance of Whitstable Train Station which can take you to Central London direct in less than 90 minutes! A seaside treat within easy, affordable access of the thrills of the metropolitan hub of London! The house is bright and sunny and so close to the beach that we can just pop back to use the loo!


Whitstable Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower in bath
  • The bathroom is located on the ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • The master bedroom, located on the second floor is the entire length and width of the house. It has views over the rooftops to sky beyond and is very bright and spacious with a king-size double bed. The double bedroom on the first floor looks out toward the front of the house. There is a middle room which can be used as a playroom, if required. The third bedroom is located off this room, at the rear of the house. It has bunkbeds.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
As the stairs are steep and the bathroom is on the ground floor, Fisherman's Return is not suitable for the elderly or infirm, except the physically able! Sunny south-facing garden keeps you sheltered on days when the wind on the beach is a bit strong, and the winter flowering cherry blossom tree provides a bit of shade from sweltering sunny days (such as we have in the microclimate of Whitstable).


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Great location, clean and cosy. good wifi, sunny garden

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in a superb location. We didn't use the car at all. Very clean, comfy beds, lots of fresh towels. Good value for the type of cottage we rented.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family house and writers retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely lovely very spacious! It's cosy, warm and comfortable and has everything you need. I stayed here with my two boys aged 15 and 11 and they loved it too! There's a piano, easy for them to go out in the town, great internet access which was great because I had to work whilst I was here. It's a quiet and peaceful place to write. Everything has been very carefully thought through to make sure your stay is easy and enjoyable. The owners are lovely and very friendly. The cottage is very central - a minute away from the beach and harbour and with great shops and restaurants just around the corner. Couldn't have hoped for better! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We hope to welcome you again sometime!
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was lovely, well equipped and in a fantastic location. Perfect for walks along the seafront or in to town. Will definitely stay there again and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. I'm glad you had lovely weather! We'd love to have you again any time.
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Perfect weekend break !

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here as part of a Golf weekend . The cottage was perfect in every way . Clean , comfortable and with everything you could possibly need.

The cottage is in a central location , a two minute walk from the High Street . Great for staggering home from an evening out in one of Whitstable's many fabulous pubs , bars and restaurants.

Angela was very friendly and helpful throughout the booking and stay. First class ! See you in 2015..... Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! I'm very glad you had a good golfing weekend. Looking forward to having you again.
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Gorgeous comfotable stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely and comfortable and in a great central location. We had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming, I'm glad you had a good time. We hope to welcoming you again sometime!
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This cottage is a real find, exactly at listed.

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the beach, harbour and great shops on the high street, an excellent position. The property is clean, cosy but spacious and well equipped with all we needed for our stay.

We had a great time with our young son pottering at the beach with a 2 minute stroll back for lunch in the garden!

The owners were a pleasure to deal with.

I thoroughly recommend this cottage and would like to book it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
107 Kilometres
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The New Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.2 Kilometres
Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Fisherman's Return is 2 minutes walk from the harbour, 2 minutes walk from the beach and 2 minutes walk from the quaint shopping of Harbour Street (not a single chain store to be found).

This traditional fistherman's cottage (now altered to have a bright and spacious third floor) is located in the heart of the Whitstable Conservation Area. Whitstable (under 7 miles from Canterbury) is a delightful seaside resort, famous for its oysters, art, harbour, pebble beach, restaurants, bijou shopping and sunsets.

Cars can be parked on the street outside free of charge, space permitting.

Bicycles can be hired at the bottom of the road and you can ride to Canterbury along the Crab and Winkle Way, through Blean Wood, on purpose built cycle paths.

A gastronomist's delight there is fresh fish at the harbour 7 days a week, fresh local veg at 4 greengrocers, fresh bread from the baker, locally produced meat from the butcher.

You can easily reach Fishermans Return by walking from the train station with links to London Victoria or London Saint Pancras, or by car from Dover or anywhere in England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.7

We have a minimum rental fee of £ 495 for a low season week and £ 595 for a high season week.
Please email me with any questions! If you prefer to pay through home away website there is an additional charge of 2.5%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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