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“Hideaway , Whitstable”
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Hideaway Cottage in Whitstable. A real treat.
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Hideaway Cottage in Whitstable. A real treat.
2 dining tables, one in lounge area and one in conservatory. Can be moved together for large parties
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Hideaway Cottage in Whitstable. A real treat.
2 dining tables, one in lounge area and one in conservatory. Can be moved together for large parties
Shower cabin ensuite in downstairs flatlet, with seat for those that dont like to stand in a shower.
Bedroom 3 has sea views and en-suite. Optional walkway into main bathroom.and access to the balcony
View from the kitchen into the dining area conservatory
Well supplied Kitchen
Dishwasher, Butler sink and mood lighting
Play chess as you watch the sun go down
Watch the sun go down over the sea
Whitstable Yacht Club. Surrounded by so many eateries and traditional pubs
Ensuite to Master bedroom with multi shower and freestanding rolltop bath
Large relaxing lounge with four sofas, plentiful seating
Bedroom 4 with a double and single bed. Balcony and sea facing room.
Large freeview/Smart TVs in all rooms. Iphone player and charger. DVD and Video with lots to watch.
Large bedroom in downstairs flatlet
Hideaway Cottage Detached spacious property with parking for 2 cars and lovely sea-views
Large downstairs extra shower room with automatic lighting.
Charming, Spacious and light kitchen diner. This photo has been squashed to fit into the screen.
Large lounge with comfy seating for all
Automatic night mood lighting in downstairs flatlet
Neptune Pub on the beach, stop enroute for lunch, band night and or sea watching with a cool beer
Kitchenette in downstairs flatlet with toaster and kettle
Downstairs flatette off of main kitchen with garden acces/patio doors and window
Master suite with mood lighting.
New ensuite and dressing area off of Master suite.
Plentiful storage. 4 chest of drawers and large wardrobe.
Walk through from bathroom and Master bedroom to dressing room.
Warming stove. Bring your own logs or let us supply for a small charge. A treat winter and summer
Driveway for two vehicles.
Ever changing views
Enjoy seaviews if youd like whilst relaxing in this deep roll top bath.
Columbia Road Park. great playground for children and grass for dogs. Two streets walk away.
Recycling baskets and walkway off of kitchen into optional flatlet
Pub garden, decking and play area perfect for families and pet owners wanting to enjoy the seaviews
Bedroom 4. One comfy double and one comfy single bed.
Balcony and seaviews
Small secluded cottage garden with plentiful seating. A real sun trap, early till late.
Pretty night time lights.
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Whitstable, Kent, England

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Random674
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Ok, but not big enough and FREEZING!”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We booked this house for 6 adults (3 couples) and a 2 year old toddler. The owners knew it was for this many and assured us there was plenty of room.

We found the property easily, the location was good and the pub was located opposite. We came as separate groups and met in the pub.

Upon entering the house at about 3.30pm we were astounded at how icy cold it was. To say the heating is complicated was an understatement, you needed a PhD in gadgetry to get it going. 4 of us were very gadget-minded 30 somethings and it took us over 30 mins to get it started. At 6pm, (2.5 hrs after entering) we still had our outside coats on and needed to light the fire (at a £20 cost for logs) just to get some proper heat into the place. Very unimpressed. The heating should have been on low when we went in, not off entirely.

Bedrooms were good sizes, nice linen and clean, and the 2 bathrooms were also clean and looked to be newly finished.

We stayed in for the night, we brought our own food and intended to eat in the house. The kitchen was reasonably well equipped, but the fridge had been turned down to the absolute minimum, there was no proper draining board and work space was minimal.

The biggest issue however was the sofa seating. The rather large ground floor has the sofa seating squashed into one section, giving room instead to a second dining table which was totally unnecessary as the kitchen table satisfies this purpose. There is only sufficient sofa seating for 5 people, which for a property with beds for 7, is unacceptable and to our opinion was inaccurate advertising. One of our party had to spend the evening sitting on a dining chair which really was very poor.

Overall the property served its purpose. However, we felt that the rules and regulations which are written EVERYWHERE to tell you what you are and are not allowed to do made you consistently aware that you were in someone else's home and unable to fully relax. The property feels like it was a home which has been (poorly) converted to a rental, which is to the detriment of the guest. The beds have been crammed in, and bedding space is more generous than living space. The bed in the master bedroom has an old, sagging mattress which needs changing. The issue with the heating was utterly unforgivable and should have been organised properly before our arrival.

Outside construction is taking place. A hastily erected panel to block out the works being undertaken was not mindful of the broken patio and left a large health and safety risk. We were unable to let our 2 year old toddler into the patio area as the risk was to great if her stumbling and injuring herself.

Did we enjoy it, yes. Would we return, no. Would we recommend it, sorry, not at all.

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Management Response
6 Apr 2016
Dear Fiona, i was really saddened to see this review. Firstly no one has ever had a problem with the heating in the property. The whole house has normal central heating with an easy thermostat in the lounge. Secondary underfloor heating in other rooms plus electric panel heaters if you dont want the whole central heating on. Plus a stove. There are full heating instructions should you need them and all are easy to use. PHD is really unnecassary to switch on.
The bed in the master bedroom is in fact under a year old and the mattress is memory foam. If there was a problem i wish you had said and it would have been looked at. im sure there is a simple fix for it as it is 100% not saggy. Maybe a strutt has come away or moved underneth? This will be looked at first thing in the morning. Why didnt you say?
Regarding the table in the lounge, this was put in after another guest suggested. Its lovely to have the choice and to eat whilst looking over the sea from the front, and equally eating at the back enjoying the garden.
Yes the garage has recently been horded round as is being rebuilt towards the end of the year but should not stop your enjoyment. again if there was a problem it would have been nice of you to let me know and it would have been dealt with straight away.
Im glad still managed to enjoy yourself as you can see so many others have before you. And im sorry you wouldn't recommend Hideaway to others. Its a great shame as in my opinion and in many others its a lovely place to stay. yours sincerely, kim.
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mgnchungl...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hideaway , Whitstable ”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We couldn't ask for a better place to stay after my hip operation. With limited mobility myself and an elderly mum as well, we wanted a place to stay with a walk in shower and toilet on the ground floor. With 3 good sized bedrooms, one king size on ground floor - perfect for us!
The luxurious linens and feather quilts and pillows added to our feeling of contentment !
Kitchen had everything you could imagine! It had more equipment than the average holiday rental!
The washing machine and dishwasher were brilliant ! The bathrooms were all luxurious! All en-suites were very helpful! The Conservatory was well used , even in the cold February weather! Heating was lovely and my mum didn't complain at all and she feels the cold all the time!
We loved the wood burner in the living room/ lounge- so cosy on cold winter nights abs during the afternoon after shopping !
The sofas in the lounge were so comfy and we enjoyed retiring to the lounge in the evenings and watching TV on the large screen!
There are TVs in all Bedrooms, again
a luxury!
Parking space was an asset as a lot of rentals do not have an allocated parking space !
Near to Whitstable, Canterbury is 20 mins away , Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre is 26 mins away . So much choice and so easy to get straight onto the motorway!
Amenities nearby - post office 5 mins walk up the road and Rose in Bloom pub opposite served us fantastic grub !
I will be booking again soon as it's too good a place to not return!
My mum , 88 would highly recommend the place as she slept like a baby !
5 star luxury and not as expensive as other places with facilities'
Well recommended !
Kim, owner helpful and her communications are very efficient and helpful throughout the booking process!
Love this place !!!

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Suequilte...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just perfect, good recovery place after surgery”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Beautiful place, exactly as described, clean, tidy and very welcoming. Family joined us for weekend and equally impressed. Warm & cozy in the evenings. Easy to visit surrounding areas.

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Liked best: Light, airy and very comfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Darcyboy2...
Shorne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It doesn't get any better than this!”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

What excellent holiday accommodation. Beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. When one stays at accommodation that accepts pets (even having one ourself) one worries whether it will be spotlessly clean, et cetera. This was. It is a great credit to the owners and housekeeper that it attains and maintains this standard. Everything and everyone is catered for. The kitchen is fully equipped should you wish to self-cater and there are games/films to watch in the event of a rainy day. The pub across the road (the Rose in Bloom) is very handy indeed for a drink/meal and Whitstable itself (a 10/15 minute walk via the beach) a haven for restaurant goers. This is our second visit to Whitstable and we have sampled most of the restaurants. We have yet to visit one that we were not happy with. Cost-wise re the restaurants we were also pleasantly surprised, expecting the meals to be more expensive. Taxis to/from Whitstable, should you decide not to walk home, cost £3.80 to £4 one-way, again good value for money. I could go on and on about Hideaway. A visit will not be regretted for couples and families alike. As I said, it doesn't get any better than this!

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Liked best: The quality and cleanliness of Hideaway
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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alancQ608...
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A pleasant base for a holiday”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This place felt homely - you could imagine living in a place like this.
For us, it was a centre to spend time with a relative that lives in Whitstable and to sample the joys of a seaside holiday . This house was a good centre to explore the beauty of this region.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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