The Cook's Cottage

Whistable, Kent

Suitible for: 6 Humans icon 6 Humans
Suitible for: 3 Dogs icon 3 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Enclosed garden
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Why we love it

30 seconds to the dog-friendly beach, and 30 seconds to the high street, you don’t have to go far to enjoy yourself. Walks, food, rest

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Breaking land speed records on the beach
  • Pretending there’s no more room on the Chesterfields
  • Failing to find a way out of the dog-proof garden

Humans will love

  • Remembering how to get in and out of hammocks
  • The warm irreplaceable sound of vinyl records
  • Strolling to restaurants from Michelin star, to tapas, to Cheese Bar

The place

The Cook’s Cottage is a real-life version of your coastal getaway dream. Some places you measure the nearest shops and points of interest in minutes, in this case – seconds. With the sea a 30 second walk away, and the shops 30 seconds the other way, you can get a lot done and still be home in time for dinner. You’ve the space to entertain, whether you’re here as a couple, or meeting family and friends in the area; with a large French vintage dining table in the garden, for extended lazy lunches, with a chiminea fire for when afternoon melts into night – and even a two-person hammock to stargaze before the fire dies out. With over 15 restaurants in walking distance – many of them are dog-friendly, and many more a short cab ride away, the only problem you’ll have with food is choosing where to go.


  • 1 x King room
  • 1 x Double room
  • 1 x Large double room
  • All beds are memory foam mattresses and all bed linens are made from Egyptian cotton


  • 1 x Bathroom with roll-top bath
  • 1 x Bathroom with power shower
  • Toiletries
  • Egyptian cotton towels

Living and relaxing

  • Lounge has two large Chesterfield sofas that seat six comfortably
  • Vinyl records and vintage radiogram
  • Jambox bluetooth speaker
  • Lots of books and games
  • TV with Sky, DVD player, and selection of DVDs in living room
  • TV with Sky, DVD player and a selection of DVDS in the large double bedroom on the second floor
  • Superfast Wifi
  • Chimenea and a double hammock in the garden
  • Summerhouse for guests & dogs to chill out in with comfy seating, a chair hammock, a stove & a vintage record player that can be a cosy den in the winter or a welcomed escape from the heat in the summer.
  • Cinema projector & screen recently added where guests can watch films, TV, sport & play games

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen including double range cooker, Smeg fridge, Kitchen Aid mixer and microwave
  • Cooking basics supplied - dried herbs, spices, oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea and coffee
  • When in season, you can help yourself to the herb and vegetable garden
  • Dining room with vintage chandelier that sits six comfortably

For the dog

  • Enclosed pebble garden
  • Outdoor dog wash area
  • A variety of dog treats
  • Dog bowls
  • Balls

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1030
  • £150 security deposit payable directly to the owner upon booking
  • £20 per dog per stay

Optional extras

  • Massages and beauty treatments offered at the cottage by request
  • Travel cot and stairgates can be provided on request

You should know

  • Please no dogs on the beds, or on the outside furniture
  • This cottage is probably only suitable for three small dogs or two medium-sized dogs... unless you want your Great Dane sitting on your lap!
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In the neighbourhood

  • Blean Woods is an 11-minute drive away with five trails to explore, the longest stretching eight miles, through oak trees and the lesser spotted woodpeckers and nightingales that call it home
  • Pop over to Kent Cycle hire and rent bicycles to make the most of the coastal views and the green spaces bordering the town
  • Take the dogs out for a sprint on West Beach, Whitstable Beach Front and Tankerton Beach –dogs need to be kept on a lead in the central beach area during the peak season - too many people having BBQ's
  • An eight-minute drive to Duncan Down, a 23-acre village green and green flag winner with woodland, scrubland, grassland and even a stream, dog friendly and worth a visit
  • A 15 second walk to The Cheese Box, a fromagerie and occasional host to a cheese and wine night that are heartily recommended. With a selection of cheeses from all over the country, choose and try from their impressive selection
  • Go shopping at the many stores that punctuate the high street. With a choice of regular and vintage fashion stores, numerous gift shops and boutique stores, as well as the regular Harbour market – selling local artisan jewellery, ceramics, textiles and furniture
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Whistable, Kent CT5 1HW

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