Gorgeous Cottages in Great Locations

The Short House

Sandwich - Coastal Kent

Reputed to be the oldest inhabited house in the town this self contained property has a wonderful walled garden.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£429 - £687 per week



The Cinque Port of Sandwich is arguably the best preserved medieval town in the country and The Short House and the The Long House - both under the same roof - are reputed to be the oldest inhabited houses in the town. Completely self-contained, with its own wonderful walled garden, pond and stone and flint built Custom House at the far end - The Short House combines centuries of history with unashamed luxury. The exquisite sitting room, sumptuous bedroom and porcelain floored en-suite will  be a haven of comfort after your days out exploring. This area is a golfers paradise - there are eight courses within a ten mile radius including the famous Royal St. Georges. Enjoy wonderful walks along the Saxon Shoreway and through Nature Reserves, or a day out on the lovely stretch of sand dunes and gently shelving beach. If you want some history - combined with great shopping - Canterbury is only ten miles away, with Broadstairs and Deal an easy drive for bracing promenade walks. Shop: 500 yards  Pub: 20 yards  Coast: 1.5 miles

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall with padded bench and two steps up to...
Sitting Room is absolutely gorgeous, with carpets and colourful eastern rugs, two two seater sofas and a coal effect fire giving a cosy focal point. There is an antique trunk, occasional tables, round brass coffee table, small dresser, bookshelves, corner cupboard and wonderful ancient beams. There is a flat screen TV/DVD with Sky package including Sky sports
Kitchen is beautifully designed and incorporates a round bistro table and two chairs for leisurely dining to one end. It is comprehensively equipped including an electric oven with gas hob and extractor hood, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and Senseo coffee maker

Wide, carpeted stairs with banisters lead to....

First Floor:
Landing through to...
Bedroom 1 is a delight. Carpeted with an added soft rug it offers a super king-size bed. There are bedside tables and an antique monks bench at the foot of the bed with complementary cotton robes and slippers for use during your stay, a beautiful dressing table with mirror over and padded stool, a side table and a chest of drawers with glass cabinet, built-in wardrobe and fascinating 15C italianate embossed plaster borders on the walls. Finally, through to the luxurious En-Suite Shower Room with glistening porcelain tiled floor, double shower, illuminated mirror with shaver socket, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c

Garden: Private walled garden with table and chairs, pond with water feature, planted raised borders, fig tree and medieval Custom House.
Parking: Secure parking by the bottom of the garden.
Heating: Gas central heating and electric coal effect fire.
Also Provided: iPod dock. Two mountain bikes are stored in the Custom House for guest's use plus the barbecue. 
Notes: The property welcomes adults only.  Second bedroom available for 3rd adult at £150 per week or if separate bedrooms for 2 persons are required. It is a charming room, very tastefully furnished with a half-tester king-size bed, wardrobe and wall mounted TV. En-Suite Bathroom beautifully finished with shower over bath, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 0.1 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 miles away
  • 1 miles from the coast


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 1st January 2017 - 30th March 2017 £429.00
C 31st March 2017 - 20th April 2017 £581.00
B 21st April 2017 - 25th May 2017 £530.00
C 26th May 2017 - 29th June 2017 £581.00
D 30th June 2017 - 20th July 2017 £641.00
E 21st July 2017 - 24th August 2017 £687.00
D 25th August 2017 - 14th September 2017 £641.00
C 15th September 2017 - 28th September 2017 £581.00
B 29th September 2017 - 19th October 2017 £530.00
C 20th October 2017 - 26th October 2017 £581.00
A 27th October 2017 - 21st December 2017 £429.00
E 22nd December 2017 - 24th December 2017 £687.00
E Christmas £687.00
E New Year £687.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


Very comfortable historic property in a good location.Mrs EVELYN Ridgewell - 24th June 2016
We had a wonderful week staying at The Short House, felt very much at home.Mrs E Champion - 20th May 2016
The Short House is an interesting, comfortable and nicely restored medieval property which is well-situated in the charming town of Sandwich. The gardens are lovely and a pretty setting to enjoy a pre- dinner aperitif. And, as a bonus, the owners are very welcoming and helpful.Mr B Wallace - 23rd December 2015
Good location, friendly locals, and owners on hand if needed. Property was comfortable and in good repair.Miss E Smith - 2nd October 2015
It was a charming, historic home, beautifully furnished and equippedMrs A Bamber - 18th September 2015
Really great property.Very thoughtful welcome basket. Altogether a fantastic property and wonderful holiday.Mrs S Clarke - 26th June 2015
This is a really lovely place to stay, both at the house and in the town. We loved the history of both & our hosts were very informative. We did not use the car for 3 days, a treat. We cannot recommend it highly enough & have passed on the website details already to a friend.Mrs Kilroy from Hampshire - 1st August 2014
Excellent holiday home. Very helpful and welcoming owners. Would recommend to friends and family. Mrs Fox, North Yorkshire - 23rd May 2014
More than served the requirements for our break away. Had contact with the owners who were lovely and most helpfulMr Burrows from Clwyd - 18th April 2014


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