Westgate Cottage

Canterbury, Canterbury

  • 4 Star
  • Delightful hideaway, with parking, just a few steps from Canterbury City High Street and great location for all on offer in this lovely part of Kent. 

You can book this property from:

  • £1,114 per week
  • £159 per night
  • 4 Star



  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Westgate Cottage is tucked away near Westgate Towers at the end of glorious medieval Canterbury's main high street.  It has everything this wonderful cathedral city has to offer on its doorstep, with the added bonus of its own parking and leafy courtyard garden and Westgate Garden, with its riverside walks, opposite.  The cottage is a Georgian terraced worker's cottage retaining some of its original features.  It sleeps 4 in delightful double and twin bedrooms and has been sympathetically restored. This perfect little central hideaway has been tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is no end to the range of activities available from this great location: from the city's wide choice of restaurants, majestic Canterbury Cathedral, the Marlowe Theatre, museums and galleries, to a diverse shopping experience and the historic atmosphere the beautiful buildings generate.  Boating on the Stour River (which runs through the centre of Canterbury), cycle paths and fishing along the Great Stour way (which leads to Chartham and beyond), or walking within the city walls and gardens is a must.  There are many quintessential Kent villages surrounding Canterbury: perfect for a wander and afternoon tea; wine-tasting in one of several vineyards; or lunch in an old 16th Century pub.  The popular seaside town of Whitstable, with its pebble beaches, original Fisherman's shacks on the harbour, and independent shops and galleries is just 20 minutes drive away.  Shop: 0.1 miles  Pub: 0.1 miles  Coast: 7 miles

Entrance through the courtyard garden to the rear of the property: 

Kitchen: Limestone effect floor, solid fitted units in cottage style with wooden worktops and a Butler sink. Electric oven and induction hob, Fridge Freezer, Microwave and Washer/Dryer

Bathroom:  Conveniently situated downstairs with WC, heated towel rail, sink, bath and overhead shower 

Dining Room: Wooden table and four chairs, feature fireplace and carpeted throughout  

Sitting Room: A two and three seater sofa, coffee table, side lamps, smart TV, ipod/radio, feature fireplace and carpeted throughout. Double glazed windows and blinds. Lobby to front door 

Stairs leading to second floor and carpeted throughout: 

Bedroom 1: Super King size bed, bedside tables and lamps, easy chair, built in cupboards and wardrobe

Bedroom 2: Two single beds with bedside table between (can be pushed together if required).  Built in cupboards and wardrobe, double glazed windows and blinds 

Garden:  Private courtyard garden,with garden furniture. 
Heating: Gas central heating.
Parking: Private and secure parking for 2 cars at rear of property.  
Pets: No

Out and about: Along with everything Canterbury has to offer, The Goods Shed near Canterbury West station is a must, a few minutes' walk from the property with its' excellent local produce market and fine restaurant. The seaside towns of Whitstable or Herne Bay are just a few miles away; the old quaint town of Sandwich, with the famous Royal St. George Golf Course, is 13 miles. Visit Wildwood Trust, just a 15 minute drive, where you can meet British wildlife past and present. There are several golf courses on the outskirts of the City and Leisure Centres for indoor swimming and sports close by.  Hythe Bay is 35 minutes and great for watersports, with sailing, paddle boarding and canoeing.  Sea fishing from nearby Whitstable or Faversham. New Romney with its range of sandy beaches is perfect for a day trip through old smuggling villages on the marsh or cycling through unique habitats for bird life. Take a taxi from the taxi rank just along from the house and treat yourself to a night out at The Compasses Inn at Crundale, awarded a Michelin Bib gourmand award.  If you feel like venturing across the channel, the port of Dover is 30 minutes and the Channel Tunnel the same distance.  High speed trains to London are on the doorstep and the International Station for Eurostar to Paris, Lille and Brussels. 


We had a lovely stay at the cottage. 4 old friends celebrating a 40th b day together. The location couldn’t be better, a quick stroll from the station and easy into town. No need for cabs. There is parking for a car too (not common in Canterbury). The style and decor is tasteful and it has a homely, comfy feel. Very clean and nice soft bedding too. If I’m ever back in Canterbury this will be my first choice.

Mrs Jessie V,