Gorgeous Cottages in Great Locations


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
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£472 - £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 (with French and German programmes), 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.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • 3 Stars
  • 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


Band Date Range 7 night price *
F 23rd September 2016 - 20th October 2016 £575.00
B 21st October 2016 - 27th October 2016 £630.00
A 28th October 2016 - 15th December 2016 £472.00
E 16th December 2016 - 24th December 2016 £994.00
E Christmas £994.00
E New Year £994.00
A 1st January 2017 - 30th March 2017 £480.00
D 31st March 2017 - 13th April 2017 £830.00
B 14th April 2017 - 25th May 2017 £656.00
D 26th May 2017 - 1st June 2017 £830.00
C 2nd June 2017 - 15th June 2017 £770.00
D 16th June 2017 - 29th June 2017 £830.00
E 30th June 2017 - 13th July 2017 £885.00
F 14th July 2017 - 20th July 2017 £965.00
G 21st July 2017 - 24th August 2017 £1,030.00
F 25th August 2017 - 31st August 2017 £965.00
E 1st September 2017 - 14th September 2017 £885.00
B 15th September 2017 - 19th October 2017 £656.00
D 20th October 2017 - 26th October 2017 £830.00
A 27th October 2017 - 21st December 2017 £480.00
G 22nd December 2017 - 24th December 2017 £1,030.00
G Christmas £1,030.00
G New Year £1,030.00

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


Great property, great position.Mr I Runham - 27th May 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 - 29th April 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 M Nicole - 8th 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