You can book this property from:

  • £690 per week
  • £99 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Golf


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • This is an Adults Only property .
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


The Cinque Port of Sandwich is arguably the best preserved medieval town in the country and The Short House and The Long House - both under the same roof - are reputed to be the oldest inhabited houses in the town. Completely self-contained, with its own wonderful walled garden, pond and stone and flint built Custom House at the far end - The Short House combines centuries of history with unashamed luxury. The exquisite sitting room, sumptuous bedroom and porcelain floored en-suite will  be a haven of comfort after your days out exploring. This area is a golfers paradise - there are eight courses within a ten mile radius including the famous Royal St. Georges. Enjoy wonderful walks along the Saxon Shoreway and through Nature Reserves, or a day out on the lovely stretch of sand dunes and gently shelving beach.. If you want  history - combined with great shopping - Canterbury is only ten miles away, with Broadstairs and Deal an easy drive for bracing promenade walks. Shop: 500 yards  Pub: 20 yards  Coast: 1.5 miles

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall with padded bench and two steps up to...
Sitting Room is absolutely gorgeous, with carpets and colourful eastern rugs, one three seater sofa with matching armchair and a coal effect fire giving a cosy focal point. There is an antique trunk, occasional tables, glass topped coffee table, small dresser, bookshelves, corner cupboard and wonderful ancient beams. There is a flat screen TV/DVD with Sky package
Kitchen is beautifully designed and incorporates a round bistro table and two chairs for leisurely dining to one end. It is comprehensively equipped including an electric oven with gas hob and extractor hood, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and Senseo coffee maker

Wide, carpeted stairs with banisters lead to....

First Floor:
Landing through to...
Bedroom 1 is a delight. Carpeted with an added soft rug it offers a super king-size bed. There are bedside tables and an antique monks bench at the foot of the bed with complementary cotton robes and slippers for use during your stay, a beautiful dressing table with mirror over and padded stool, a side table and a chest of drawers with glass cabinet, built-in wardrobe and fascinating 16C italianate embossed plaster borders on the walls. Finally, through to the luxurious En-Suite Shower Room with glistening porcelain tiled floor, double shower, illuminated mirror with shaver socket, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c

Garden: Private walled garden with table and chairs, pond with water feature, planted raised borders, fig tree and medieval Custom House.
Parking: Secure parking by the bottom of the garden.
Heating: Gas central heating and electric coal effect fire.
Also Provided: iPod dock. Two mountain bikes are stored in the Custom House for guest's use plus the barbecue. 
Notes: The property welcomes adults onlySecond bedroom available for 3rd adult at £150 per week or if separate bedrooms for 2 persons are required. It is a charming room, very tastefully furnished with a half-tester king-size bed, wardrobe and wall mounted TV. En-Suite Bathroom beautifully finished with shower over bath, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c.


The Short House has character in abundance, due to its history, with all the features of a modern property to make a very comfortable and memorable holiday visit. Secure parking much appreciated as was the welcome pack. Pleasure to meet the host who was particularly friendly without disturbing our privacy during the stay.

Mr F,

A wonderful opportunity to stay in a house so old and part of history. Very comfy bed, lovely shower, totally unique and beautiful garden. We found Sandwich was delightful, it was quiet yet so many cafes and pubs open that we ran out of days to try them all. Special mention to the ‘No name French Bistro’, fabulous cheese and coffee. The town ‘wall’ walk was so lovely we did in several days and there were lots of other walks provided at the house to try, which was very handy.

Mr R,

The property was well situated in the Old Town of sandwich, 10 minute walk to town center. The property was very quaint in keeping with the location. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the property was well maintained. We stayed for two weeks and found a lot of interesting places to visit all within an hours drive.

Mr B,