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Driftwood Beach House

UK England South East England Kent

230 Faversham Rd Seasalter Whitstable Kent CT5 4BL

Beautiful Whitstable beachfront B&B .

We're big fans of Whitstable, which is in many ways the perfect year-round beach destination – a short hop from London and with lots of stuff to do when the sun isn't shining. Driftwood Beach House, run by affable hosts Jez and Michelle Hills, is a great beachfront B&B from which to enjoy the best of this funky resort and get away from it all at the same time.

With a cool, shabby chic decor partially inspired by Jez and Michelle's travels, Driftwood Beach House has three double rooms – the soothing Moroccan Room, the Chess Room and the Spa Room – all with comfy beds, en-suite bathrooms, smart TVs and ultra-fast wifi. All three rooms have their own private decked areas – the Chess Room boasts, yes, a giant terrace chess set; the Spa Room has its own sunken outdoor hot tub; while the Moroccan features a shaded decking area with a perfect view of the countryside.

Outside there's Seasalter Beach, which has breathtaking views across Whitstable's bay in one direction and the marshes and surrounding countryside in the other. You could walk for miles across the marshes, even as far as Faversham through the nature reserve, if you wanted. But you might prefer to head off in the other direction to the more varied delights of Whitstable itself – after all, those oysters won't eat themselves! The property is about two miles out of town – a leisurely stroll around the bay or a 5-minute drive. In the other direction lies the excellent Sportsman gastropub, a well-known place beloved of food critics that is a very handy place for a spot of dinner – if you can get a table! If you can't, Jez and Michelle have lots of other local recommendations. Driftwood also makes a great base for Whitstable's annual Oyster Festival every July.

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★★★★★

Perfect little hideaway

Thank you for the most wonderful weekend! It was exactly what we were looking for and the perfect place to spend some time together away from our daily lives. We stayed in the spa room and it was lovely, breakfast was the best and sitting outside around the hot tub made the experience. The team were so friendly and gave you the perfect amount of hospitality and privacy! Cannot recommend this place highly enough! Thank you!

by Smithtoria

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