Claire's Cottage

Hythe, Coastal Kent

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Tucked away from the hustle and bustle is this pretty and romantic little cottage bursting with character.

You can book this property from:

  • £401 per week
  • £57 per night
  • 3 Star Gold

Facilities

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

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

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Freezer

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

Description

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.    

Ground Floor:

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...

First Floor:
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.

Reviews

This is a lovely, cosy cottage. Spotlessly clean, well maintained and equipped. In quiet location and ideal for couples. I would say a car would be recommended for most although there is an excellent bus service close by. I would certainly consider staying again if visiting the Hythe area.

Mr Joseph T,

Small and comfortable. Just what we like.

Previous Customer,

We have enjoyed our stay very much in this beautiful cottage. The home owner provides everything which is needed plus a few delightful touches ie fresh flowers and a delicious cream tea which makes it all a bit more special. This has been our first trip to Hythe and found it to be a delightful little town and full of character. I would not hesitate to recommend Claire's cottage and Hythe as a perfect get away for two. Thank you.

Previous Customer,

A lovely cottage and superb garden. Beautifully quiet and restful. We do not drive, so the walks up and down the steep hills (and occasional use of the No 10 bus from Saltwood village green) kept us fit! A promising pub with new owners - The Castle - in Saltwood. Keep up the good work!

Mrs S,

Would like to say what a lovely cottage and how well equipped it was. It was like a home from home. Hythe is a lovely place and it was our first time here. but we will be back. We found your renovation book really interesting and a nice touch.

Previous Customer,

Thank you for another much needed break away. The cottage was immaculate with every little thing thought of. We came for the Hythe Venetian fete - that was something to behold! I know we both truly love Hythe, so here is to next time!

Previous Customer,

Coming here was a very late booking due to circumstances beyond our control ,but we have had a delightful time in this charming cottage with excellent weather to match. We have been to Hythe before but never more than for a day, so to have a whole week to explore the area and visit friends that we have not seen for many years rounded off a near perfect holiday. the cottage and all it features were everything we needed in having the ideal setting for a total relaxing break from our very busy lives. Thank you to the home owner.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful, clean cottage.

Previous Customer,

I really don't know what to say that hasn't been said already. Your cottage has to be the prettiest, cutest place we have ever stayed in. Positively pristine in every way! Thank you for the lovely flowers and delicious cream tea. It was lovely to meet you. We have had a wonderful short break here in sleepy Saltwood and wanted for nothing- you have thought of everything. Will recommend and hope to return soon.

Previous Customer,

After a long journey down on the hottest day so far of this year, we were very pleased to find such a cool, beautiful cottage. thank you for the cream tea. We have enjoyed ourselves and have been very fortunate to have such fabulous weather. Thank you again.

Previous Customer,

We've had a very nice few days here, the cottage is lovely, just the job for the two of us! Enjoyed Folkestone especially.

Previous Customer,

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.

Mrs Katherine S,

I've enjoyed my stay in this delightful cottage. Lovely to sit in the garden and enjoy the cream tea provided. Many thanks for such a charming and well equipped cottage.

K S,

Had a really wonderful week in the delightful and cosy cottage. It was a lovely base from which to discover ( and revisit) the local sites. Hope to be back soon.

The G,

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.

D C,

Claire's Cottage is an absolute gem. Everything has been thought about to cater for needs to make a comfortable stay,

Mr Pete W,

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.

Previous Customer,

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

Previous Customer,

'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'.

Mr Paul P,

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