- £365 per week
- £52 per night
- 2 Guests
- 1 Bedroom
- No Pets
- Private Garden/Ctyd
- 1 bathroom
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 1 king/super-king bed
- Washing machine
- Garden, courtyard or patio
- Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
- On-street parking
- Open fire or woodburner
- Welcome pack
How far to ...?
- Beach 1.3 miles
- Pub 0.2 miles
- Shop 0.25 miles
Important - please note
- Check in: 3pm
- Check out: 10am
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.
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...
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.
I've been staying in cottages for many years and Claire's Cottage is my favourite so far. Despite being tiny it is light, comfortable, cosy and very well equipped with a pretty garden. It has been restored beautifully retaining nearly all the original and historic features and it's interesting to look at the album showing photos of the restoration. The location is excellent. You can walk into Hythe (if you have the energy to walk back up the hill) which is a historic little town of great character and there are plenty of interesting places to see in the Romney Marshes without having to go far. If you have a wet day use it to go to Dungeness on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway! I have already recommended this cottage to a friend and I am sure I shall visit it again in the future.
The property has been very lovingly restored, and every effort made by the owner to make our stay an extremely pleasant experience - including the garden.
Claire's Cottage is an absolute gem. Everything has been thought about to cater for needs to make a comfortable stay,
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Claire's Cottage. It was beautifully equipped and its location was very good. The owner is a wonderful person who helped whenever we asked something.
Thank you for the lovely welcome, really enjoyed the cream tea and for a wonderful holiday. The cottage is a real home from home, all the little details were covered. Restful décor and furnishings, very comfy bed. Communication very good and all queries answered quickly and small issue with the shower sorted immediately. So many lovely places to visit, spoilt for choice. Recommend Walmer Castle, Great Dixter gardens, Dymchurch beach, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and Deal. A lovely atmosphere at the opening of the Hythe Festival. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family. A huge bonus is the beautiful garden, eating breakfast and evening meals outside and just pottering!' Thank you
'This cottage is a gem - gorgeous flowers, tasteful décor and so peaceful. A perfect place to completely 'chill'. Hope to come back one day. Thank you for a lovely holiday'.
'Another perfect week away in Kent. Thank you for welcoming us back with open arms. Claire's Cottage truly holds a piece of our hearts and I'm sure we will be back. We've loved exploring the area. Thanks again Claire.'