Fisherman's Cottage

South East England Kent Whitstable

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  • Gorgeous Seaside Self-Catering

This charming self-catering cottage in Whitstable is Seaside Heaven

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You couldn't be better placed for the seaside than at Fisherman's Cottage in Whitstable, Kent. Head out the back and you’re on the beach in a jiffy; leave by the front door and you’re among the independent shops of this buzzy town's main street in less than a minute. The harbour, the fishing boats and of course the oysters that Whitstable is famous for are also just moments away – you can see why the fishermen of yesteryear chose to live here. But this cottage has come a long way since its beginnings in the 1850s, offering clean and contemporary self-catering accommodation in the heart of a thriving seaside town. All that and it’s just an hour or so from London by road or rail.

It’s the ideal place for a week or a weekend away and with three bedrooms it works as well for two couples as it does for a family or a small group of friends. The whole place is whitewashed, with furniture, fittings and artwork all stylishly evoking the seaside – the door knocker is shaped like a starfish, there’s a mermaid on the wall and you’re helped up the stairs by a rope. It’s nautical but tasteful and much of it is sourced from the lovely boutiques you can browse a few steps away on Harbour Street in the centre of town.

You’ll find a family bathroom, a double and a single bedroom on the first floor with another double room up on the second floor. This one has a roll top bath in the room and its own toilet that’s partially hidden by a low level partition wall. The facilities and the sea view across nearby rooftops make this room the cream of the crop, but it’s worth noting that the stairs to get here are steep – not ideal for those with mobility issues and a little tricky for tots.

Downstairs there’s an open plan living and dining room with a galley kitchen and handy downstairs loo. Outside, there’s an enclosed, decked courtyard with seating, a barbecue and an outside shower for when you come back from the beach. It’s sheltered yet bathed in sun, from morning coffee until it’s time for a pre-dinner drink. And while it naturally makes for an idyllic summer getaway destination, the cottage is equally lovely in the winter with the woodburner transforming the space into a cosy cocoon that’s just the ticket after a bracing walk along the seafront.

Catering at home is easy thanks to the well-equipped kitchen but frankly it’s even easier to head out – you're temptingly close to lots of good options, from the seafood of Wheeler’s Oyster Bar and the Royal Native Oyster Stores to the pub grub of The Old Neptune on the beach, with plenty more in between. Seaside Heaven to be sure.

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There are 2 double bedrooms (1 kingsize bed) and 1 single / study bedroom ideal for a working holiday. It is white washed throughout with a subtle, stylish nod to the seaside. There are 2 bathrooms plus an additional downstairs loo.
There is a wall mounted Art TV with Sky and Netflix plus a Bluetooth speaker and a good old fashioned DAB radio in the top bedroom to listen to whilst relaxing in the roll top bath.
In summer you can make use of the bbq, outdoor table and chairs; and in winter the log burner can be used. We supply a couple of night's worth of logs, firelighters, kindling and matches.
We provide enough teabags, coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk and biscuits to get you started plus some basic herbs and spices, salt, pepper and oil.

Suitable For

We don't allow pets but we are happy for any lovely humans to stay. Young children must be supervised and the stairs are not suitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues.


Everything is within walking distance

Food & Drink

We love to shop locally for all of our meals, as well as eat out and get takeaways. You'll be spoilt for choice!


From £190 per night (two-night minimum stay).

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The Owner Says

We hope you'll enjoy staying at our fisherman's cottage as much as we do. It has a beach vibe in summer and is cosy in winter with the log burner and central heating, fluffy towels and feather duvets. We've invested in quality furniture, including hand made beds and mattresses as we feel comfort is important when you are relaxing on holiday. It's not an 'Ikea' house and we hope that our guests will appreciate  all of the accessories, tableware and kitchen equipment that we have sourced.
The cottage is only a 10 minute walk from the train station and you don't need a car to enjoy a weekend in Whitstable. The cycle hire shop is at the end of our street and The Crab and Winkle Way beckons, with a 12km track to Canterbury, an alternative place to spend a day. If you're feeling energetic, Park Run takes place on Tankerton Slopes every Saturday morning and then you can reward yourself with a delicious brunch at one of the many eateries in the town.


Contact Website  07977 776 242  Fisherman's Cottage, 4 Sea Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AN

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Getting There

From the end of the M2 on the outskirts of Faversham, follow signs for the A229/Thanet Way towards Whitstable. After about four miles exit towards Whitstable using the A2990. After half a mile, take the first exit on to Borstal Hill/B2205. Stay straight ahead for three further miles which will take you in to the heart of Whitstable. When you see the Duke of Cumberland pub in front of you, the road forks left. This is Sea Street. Fisherman's Cottage is number four and found on the left. Whitstable has a train station that's a 10-minute walk from Fisherman's Cottage with direct trains from London Victoria.


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  • Wifi
  • Adults Only
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to pub
  • BBQs
  • Car-free option
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Waterside
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Immaculate and beautifully decorated

An absolutely immaculate and beautifully decorated home; probably one of the nicest Airbnb places I’ve ever stayed. The beds are super comfy and the bed linen crisp. The kitchen has everything you need (sharp knives! egg cups!) and none of the clutter you don’t (always puzzled by places that provide a pasta machine; I mean, REALLY?). It’s well located for town, beach and harbour.
Aug 1, 2023 by Sarah

Most adorable spot in Whitstable

Caroline's little cottage is the most adorable spot in Whitstable. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway from London! Caroline was responsive and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. Would recommend :)
Jul 31, 2023 by Randi

Highly recommend!

A perfect house in the best location. We couldn’t have asked for a better home for our weekend away. Everything was spotless and the beds were extremely comfortable!! Thank you again.
Jul 28, 2023 by Jessica

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