• Tucked away from the hustle and bustle is this quaint little cottage bursting with character. Book for The Open 2021. 24.7 miles from The Royal St. George's Golf Club 

You can book this property from:

  • £430 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 3 Star Gold

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Sorry, children (aged between 2 and 17) are not allowed at this property
  • Not suitable for guests with mobility due to steep turning stairs and low entrance Not suitable for children - only babes in arms (not crawling)
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Description

Claire’s Cottage is a true treasure; a charming ragstone home built some 200 years ago amidst a secluded terrace of five.  Originally a workman’s cottage, it is now a delightful romantic hideaway for two.  Containing many of its original features, the cottage has been comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated and has a wood-burning stove for those cosy autumnal evenings in.  The pretty garden is a tranquil sun trap, providing the perfect spot for outdoor dining or relaxing with a drink and a book amongst the bird song.  There are three golf courses nearby, several beaches (including sandy ones)  tennis, cricket, bowls, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding.  Popular seaside restaurants overlooking the bay provide panoramic views should you prefer a glass of wine and calamari, while watching others enjoy the variety of water sports.    

Ground Floor:

The back door is the main entrance and leads directly into ...

Kitchen with a porcelain tiled floor and attractive cottage style units with a butler sink.  There is an electric cooker and hob with extractor fan above, a microwave, fridge with freezer, washing machine and a small breakfast bar with bar stool
Sitting/Dining Room is carpeted and has a small extending dining table and chairs.  There is a two-seater sofa, TV and built in cupboards either side of the fireplace with wood burning stove.  A door leads out to a small lobby and the back garden

A steep turning staircase leads up to...

First Floor:
Bedroom 
is carpeted and overlooks the garden to the rear.  There is a king size pine bed with bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and an antique chair
Bathroom has lino flooring with a shower cubicle, heated towel rail, hand basin and WC

Garden: A pretty, enclosed south facing garden with a small patio and garden furniture and BBQ.
Parking: On the main street where there is plenty of space 
Heating: Storage heaters

Note: The stairs are steep and turning and not suitable for the elderly or those with mobility problems. Not suitable for children - only babes in arms (not crawling). The entrance to the cottage has low headroom.

Out and About:

Claire’s cottage is a perfect base with many options for a wonderful holiday.  The fine old seaside town of Hythe grew up around the military canal which was built in 1904 as part of the defences against Napoleon.  It is now a quiet central waterway on which to fish or row.  The pretty tree lined tow path is perfect for walking and cycling and extends to the seaside promenade should you wish to continue along the sweeping bay east toward Folkestone or follow the canal in the other direction toward Romney Marsh and Rye. The channel tunnel is 4.8 miles away, and Dover with its magnificent castle standing guard over the port and the sea crossing to the Continent.  To the west is Romney Marsh, famous for its sheep and unique habitat, containing Europe’s only official desert at Dungeness, which is a must for bird watchers.  Further to the west is the picturesque medieval town of Rye, famous for its link with E.W. Benson who based his famous book ‘Mapp and Lucia’ around Rye.  Inland, follow the route of Thomas Beckett’s murderous knights from Saltwood Castle to the glory of Canterbury Cathedral.  Take the high-speed train to London, or Eurostar from the International station at Ashford to Paris, Brussels or Lille.

Reviews

A cosy, comfortable cottage in a quiet and peaceful location. The property is ideal for the solo traveller or a couple seeking to explore the east Kent coast. The cottage was well supplied with all items one could possibly require during the stay and was in a pristine state of cleanliness which was very reassuring in these times of Covid. The rear garden was the ideal spot to enjoy an after lunch coffee, sheltered and quite the little sun trap. Parking was never an issue on the road adjacent to the property and perhaps a car would be necessary to make the most of this location as the return walk up the hill requires much energy. The cream tea and other items left for us by the owner were much appreciated and enjoyed, a very nice touch. Would definitely return and would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

Mrs D,

Lovely cosy cottage with lots of amenities and information on the local town provided by the owners. The welcome afternoon tea provided was also a lovely touch making us feel at home. The location is great if you don't mind a bit of a walk to Hythe and the beach is only a short distance from the high street. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

Miss S,

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, convenient for the quiet beach and delightful High Street in Hythe, as well as for lovely countryside walks.

Ms L,

Lovely quaint cottage with garden. We loved the location despite it being just outside Hythe and up a fairly testing hill (but we found that good for exercise!!). It was a very peaceful location and a good base for us as we were using it as a base to explore Kent. Hythe itself is very close and worth spending time it. We would stay there again without question.

Mrs F,

This is a delightful, cosy cottage with a pretty garden, which I have stayed in before. It is very comfortable and the garden is lovely to sit out in. The stairs are precipitous so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues but as a fit 67 year old they were no problem to me. Although some ornaments, books etc had to be put away because of covid, the cottage retained all its charm, with fresh flowers in the sitting room and bedroom and a cream tea waiting in the kitchen. The location is good although I got plenty of exercise going down into Hythe and back on foot (a steep hill to get back) as I was unable to drive this year. It's a short walk to the lovely country park where I spent a day and Hythe is a pleasant place to potter in. Be aware that some of the little shops are closed on Mondays! This is certainly a delightful cottage to stay in and I'm sure I shall return another year.

Mrs S,

Cute little cottage - well equipped, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. For an old cottage it was light and airy inside and the little back garden was an added bonus.

Mrs L,

Claire’s cottage is extremely cosy and comfortable. It is well positioned for visiting local attractions. Some of the door frames are low and the stairs steep just as explained on the website, but this is what gives the property its character. Everything was exceptionally clean and would definitely recommend. We will certainly be returning.

Mrs G,

All instructions and information were spot on. The cottage is lovely - a bijou delight for a couple or singleton. All the decor and equipment looks very new and works. The welcome was warm and hospitality generous. No issues with parking. Highly recommended.

Duncan S,

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