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“Perfect for Whitstable Break”
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Whitstable, Kent, England

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RachyPood...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Perfect for Whitstable Break”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Wow - what a cottage!
The whole process of renting this cottage was so easy - Rafal is so friendly over the phone and then Kirsty who checks you in and out is just so lovely and has great advice. Nothing was too much of a problem and she was so flexible about checking in and out.
The inside is done up to such a high spec and is modern but has a certain rustic charm. Towels are provided and the linen was lovely.
The location is great and once we were parked on the Friday evening the close proximity of the cottage to the town meant we didnt have to move it again until we left on the Sunday. Its literally a two minute walk into the centre of th town and everything is just incredibly close by.
There were just two of us staying and so there was plenty of space but we could see how it would easily fit more people.....
One thing I would say is it would be great to have WiFi but then again we barely looked at our phones whist we were there and it was just nice to have an incredibly peaceful and calm romantic holiday away from it all.
I cant reccomend this cottage enough and we cannot wait to return!

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Liked best: The little quirky touches throughout the property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Millsey20...
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable and stylish family cottage”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We enjoyed staying in this comfortable and tastefully renovated cottage. It had everything we needed to sleep comfortably, cook and clean clothes and the kids just enjoyed hanging out here at the end of a long day of sight-seeing. Located in the centre of the original town, it was only a few minutes to walk to all the charming shops, restaurants and grocery shops (as an Aussie, the beach made little impression on me!). Kirstie, who looks after the cottage, was so very helpful and kind to us too. Recommended for families but be aware the stairs are very steep so asking for a stair guard would be a good idea for those with young children.

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Liked best: Central location, having everything we needed
Liked least: Staircase was a bit scary for very young children and difficulty parking on the crowded street (for an Aussie!). No upstairs toilet.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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anna53201...
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage, clean, cosy, comfortable and ideally situated.”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed with our son and his wife and two young children at Breakwater Cottage. The service was excellent. The heating was on ready for us when we arrived and Kirsty was there immediately to give us information about the property and the amenities nearby. She was very helpful and thoughtful. Whitstable is a lovely little town and with the seashore and harbour very close by it makes an excellent place to stay. The cottage was very well presented with everything we could need. The garden was attractive too. There's plenty of space to eat outside and a small lawn - it's nicely laid out. The bedrooms were very comfortable indeed and a good size and all on the first floor.
We all enjoyed our stay very much.

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Liked best: The situation
Liked least: Downstairs bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
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katiekitt...
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic, relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This is a fantastic holiday cottage, contemporary, clean and perfectly located.
On arrival we managed to park right outside cottage and didn't use the car for remainder of week.

The property is lovely and has a great rear garden which catches morning sun.
Washing machine, dishwasher so that was brilliant, could do with a few more cooking ovenware dishes though, especially if you decide to eat in.
The bathroom is lovely, shower great but occasionally ran hot/cold suddenly which may suggest pressure problem. Definitely woke you up in the morning.
Beds comfy, bedding lovely. One towel per person per week was not great so would suggest two - ladies need two towels (one for the hair!)
No wifi (if you are with Vodaphone you will not be able to get Internet) if you are with Orange, you will..!
All in all, a lovely holiday let. Kirsty who deals with checking you in and out is just great and on hand should you need anything, Rafal the owner is also great with immediate responses and contact and emails. If you want to rent a holiday cottage which is clean and in a perfect location, this is ideal.

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Karen M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Perfect seaside retreat - right in the heart of Whitstable”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

After some research about properties to rent in the area, my decision was made on presentation and cost. The cottage was perfectly represented by the photos on the website and was tastefully decorated throughout with a charming vintage feel. The garden was a great bonus as my children used it as an extra room! Loved the artificial turf, by the way! The bathroom is downstairs which is typical of the style of property and posed a couple of early morning problems with my young children needing the loo, but otherwise it all worked well, and the bedrooms and living space were extremely comfortable. (The beds were so comfortable!!). For the price, I was amazed at the quality. It beats staying in a B&B or small hotel any day. The pretty vintage shops at cafes at the end of the road were charming, and there was a nice balance of familiar restaurants for my kids (Pizza Express, Prezzo and Zizzi .... Remember to print off your vouchers as wifi is limited inside these restaurants).
Rafal was extremely helpful beforehand, and recommended some good nearby family beaches, as Whitstable beach itself is pebbly and not ideal for little feet and swimming. We drove to Botany Bay, a blue-flag sandy beach just passed Margate on the Broadstairs stretch which was about a 40min drive away. It was perfect - not too big, but pretty, and well managed with a small cafe/shop, deck chair hire and lifeguards.
Lastly, Kirsty is a delight! She was extremely helpful and has texted me since we left saying she has found my daughter's sun hat which she is going to post back.

I would highly recommend Breakwater Cottage to families and friends of all ages.

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Liked best: The vintage charm and location
Liked least: Downstairs bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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