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Herne Bay - Coastal Kent

Fabulous sea views, direct access to the beach, lovely Victorian property, all adds up to a perfect holiday.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£500 - £1030 per week *


This lovely Victorian, semi-detached house with direct beach access, fabulous sea views from the verandah, rear patio and terraced garden, has been totally renovated yet retains its original style. It is located near Hampton Pier on the western side of Herne Bay which is a pleasant walk along the sea-front path to the centre of town for shops, cinema, restaurants, theatre and various sporting facilities. Herne Bay is located on the North Kent Coast just eight miles north of the historic City of Canterbury.  Shop: 0.5 mile Pub: 0.25 mile Coast: 0 miles

A short flight of steps lead from the sea-front path up to front door...

Ground Floor:
Sitting/Dining Room
is wood panelled, has wonderful sea views, a comfortable three seater sofa, armchairs, coffee table, desk, dining table and chairs, feature fireplace and a rug on the wooden floor and a door to the front verandah. For entertainment there is a TV ,DVD, books and payphone
Kitchen is bright and very well-equipped including gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and breakfast table and chairs. Double doors lead to the sun-trap patio
Bedroom 1 faces the garden, has a double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe and chair
Shower Room fully tiled shower with glass doors, washbasin and w.c

Stairs lead up to...

Second Floor:
Bedroom 2 overlooking the garden with twin beds, bedside table, fitted cupboard  and washbasin
Bedroom 3 has sea views, twin beds, bedside table, cupboard and En-Suite Bathroom with bath, washbasin and w.c.

Garden:  Small fenced front patio and rear patio with garden furniture and a useful outside shower for washing off the sand and salt! Steps lead to terraced, sloping garden with a bench on one level providing wonderful sea and dramatic sunset views across the local roofs.   Although the garden is fenced it may still be possible for children or pets to escape.
Parking: At the front of the property for one car only, any other cars to be parked on the road above the house or in the car park at the end of the beach road.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Notes: The terraced garden is not safe for the very young or elderly. Young children require special supervision on the front verandah. This cottage requires a further £30 pet charge on arrival.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3 Stars
  • Gold Award
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 0.5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.25 miles away
  • 0.1 miles from the coast



Lovely property, very clean, good location. Will hopefully be returning.Mrs S Rayment - 19th March 2018
Exactly as described and exactly what we wanted.Mr colin elliott - 5th March 2018
Really wonderful stay, loved it! Definitely would go back!!!Mrs Cathy Watts - 10th October 2017
A lovely house we have stayed in several times, mainly for the quiet location & sea views. The house is comfortable, the view & local walking relaxing & once again we had good weather, so all in all a lovely break. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.Ms S Salter - 2nd October 2017
As hoped for!Mr Michael Cross - 18th April 2017
This property is loved. It is extremely well equipped and feels like a cherished home. It was super to find ample fairy liquid, soap, tea and coffee. I also liked the fact that olive oil, flour and a few other 'leftovers' from previous guests were available for our use. There were lots of added extra touches including fresh flowers, a choice of games, DVDs, books and local information that all added to our positive experience. The property suited our family of 4 (plus dog) perfectly being located on the beach. Our young dog loved all the walks (beach is dog friendly until 1st May - I think!) and she settled to sleep in the kitchen without any problems. In addition the care taker could not have been more helpful. We felt this was a lucky find!Mrs C Stevens - 21st February 2017
Amazing location and lovely to be right next to the sea for a week.Mr David McCullough - 6th November 2016
The views are lovely, it's quiet and peaceful.Ms R Ward - 30th October 2016
Great property, great position.Mr Ian Runham - 5th June 2016
Comfortable, with superb view and well located for visiting other parts of SE Kent. Weather permitting, cycling is possible from the door, so not necessary to drive every day to get out.Ms S Salter - 9th May 2016
Our main criteria was : cottage close to the beach where dogs are allowed it was the case and every thing was perfect. My daugter her dog and I had a very pleasant week.Mrs Nicole Mastrosimone - 18th April 2016
Wonderfully quiet and relaxing place to stay. Very well maintained.Mr L from Bedfordshire - 24th May 2015
Fantastic house, lovely views - couldn't wish for more. Near to town for various shops etc. The kids loved it and the dog loved the beach. Recommend Whitstable and Wildwood Country Anuimal Park. We will be coming back for another visit. Thank you, UmballaRose, John, Laura, Chloe - 23rd October 2009
Umballa in Herne Bay is a wonderful spot. We liked our stay in this traditional and cosy cottage a lot.The great view out to sea,sitting on the verandah with a cup of tea,some golden October sunrays at the reachand the children playing on the beach.What more do we needto feel happy and freed?We visited some great places in Kentto Leeds, Walmer and Dover Castle we went.Canterbury, Whitstableand Broadstairs - they allbreather the air of great former daysof British heritage we could sharemade us enjoy our holiday even more.The Buenemann Family from Germany - 17th October 2009
Another great holiday. Two weeks this time! Swimming in the sea even, great cottage, wonderful views and great doggy chats!Carol Wyatt - 29th September 2009
This wonderful house is really a true holiday home. We felt at home here from the first minute. Together with mostly dry and sunny weather it made up a perfect holiday week. We loved to sit on the verandah watching the sea and the sundown.Heimann Family - 4th September 2009
This was the best holiday we've ever been on ! Great weather, house and fun! Brilliant distance from the beach and town. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Umballa!!Claire,Graham,Rachel, Amber Fraser - 28th August 2009
We all enjoyed our holiday here in Umballa. It was one of the loveliest and greatest houses we've ever had.Ralf,Ines,Haendrik, Matthias - 10th April 2009
Our second visit, felt at home straight away. Lots and lots of walks and lots of laughter! We hope to return again.Shirley, Terry, Brenda - 27th March 2009
Well, it may be refurbished but the old place still retains that magic.Donald Greig - 9th March 2009
Have had a really enjoyable week, lovely house and well equipped. Weather very pleasant, lovely walks and bike rides to Whitstable, Broadstairs. Hope we can come back in the future. Many thanks.the Till family - 11th October 2008
Definitely the best presented, nicest house we have stayed in - in 30 years of weeks away. If you will have us, we would be pleased to return.Stewart Holness - 27th August 2008


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