Glorious English Holidays

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.
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
£445 - £710 per week *

Special Offers: Early Bird Low Deposit Offer



The Cinque Port of Sandwich is arguably the best preserved medieval town in the country and The Short House and  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 front door leading to main street,  padded bench and two steps up to...
Sitting Room is absolutely gorgeous, with carpets and colourful eastern rugs, three seater sofa and an armchair. A coal effect fire giving a cosy focal point. There is an antique trunk, occasional tables, glass topped 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 16C 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 onlySecond 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.


  • 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



This is a beautiful, authentic Tudor cottage in an idyllic riverside location. The owners live next door and were very welcoming. We particularly appreciated being invited to look at some original 16th century wall paintings in their house.Mrs Jane Straker - 13th August 2018
It was a beautiful armospheric house to stay in. Mrs Hazel Critchley - 6th August 2018
Welcoming hosts,excellent garden,unique property and good base to explore Sandwich and surrounding area.Mr Michael Dunn - 24th June 2018
The Short House is a delightful property. Very old but key parts modernized to a high standard. Owners living next door were very hospitable and helpful. Some unexpected, nice touches at the property - welcome food parcel, bathrobes and slippers. Plenty to do and see in the Sandwich area. Would recommend this property and the area. Mr B J Robinson - 25th September 2017
Very comfortable historic property in a good location.Mrs Evelyn Ridgewell - 3rd July 2016
We had a wonderful week staying at The Short House, felt very much at home.Mrs E Champion - 29th 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 - 3rd January 2016
Good location, friendly locals, and owners on hand if needed. Property was comfortable and in good repair.Miss Erica Smith - 20th October 2015
It was a charming, historic home, beautifully furnished and equippedMrs Amber Bamber - 28th September 2015
Really great property.Very thoughtful welcome basket. Altogether a fantastic property and wonderful holiday.Mrs S Clarke - 5th July 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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