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Dickens Walk Cottage

Broadstairs Cottage, 2 minutes walk from Viking Bay beach
13 reviews
Broadstairs Cottage, 2 minutes walk from Viking Bay beach
3 mins walk is Stone Bay, the setting for John Buchan's book 'The 39 Steps'
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Contemporary bathroom with walk in shower
Towels included
Modern kitchen
Granite worktops
Fully equipped kitchen
Welcome pack on arrival
Comfy living room
Contemporary dining
Open plan cottage
Open plan kitchen, living and dining area
Wall mounted tv with dvd, a selection of books and games
Viking Bay, 2 minutes walk away
Old fashioned and quirky Broadstairs
Sunny late September
Charles Dickens came here for inspiration and to write
Lovely to wander around and explore
Donkey rides and Punch and Judy on Viking Bay in summer
Sunset over Viking bay
Our favourite beach, Stone Bay is 3 mins walk away
Olde worlde Viking Bay 'pier'
Local cinema 2 mins walk away is from a bygone era, showing current films
Old fashioned and quirky, we love Broadstairs
Viking Bay, our closest beach
Lovely beach walks, at LOW tide we walk to Margate
Surfing at Joss Bay a short drive away
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England
Dickens Walk Cottage is ideally and centrally situated for a short break: 15 metres from the front door to the promenade overlooking Viking Bay's 150m long sandy beach and Chiappini's café (our favourite place to sit with a tea and look out to sea) and less than a 2 minute walk to shops, post box, cinema, restaurants and the best fish and chips in Broadstairs.

Many of our guests are repeat customers. The cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or for small families wanting to relax on the coast. We have bookings all year round, there is always something fun to do here whatever the weather.

The property has a large wall mounted TV with Sky box (features internet tv with amongst other things: Iplayer, Itv player, Amazon Prime, Netflix (with your own Netflix account). We also have a DVD player and a selection...
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About the Owner, Jo C
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2010
Overall rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
A week or two before your booking, we will send you all the check in details you'll need - including key access, and inventory (so you know what to bring and what you can leave at home), and a map showing all the free parking close by. Any further queries you may have, please let me know when you confirm that you have received all the check in details.
Once you have arrived, our caretaker Claire is on hand for any issues that arise (she lives around the corner).
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Mike T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Good things about this flat are its location near sea front and near good shops, it was clean and tidy upon arrival, it has a modern TV and a welcoming bottle of wine, carton of milk and pack of biscuits. Making the booking was very efficient and we are sorry that we cannot honestly write a more positive report. However,...

Management response:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am sorry to hear that you did not experience an enjoyable stay with us. I will amend our listing to explain that the hob/oven is an induction one and that the fridge has no freezer compartment. I will buy some extra cushions for the sofa...


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Herault, France
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156 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was our second visit. The cottage has been improved since our first visit with mould removed and work in the bathroom. We woke up on our first morning to cold water. We read the instructions and it was quite clear that there was some sort of problem. Texts, calls and emails were sent to the owner and cleaner whose...

Management response:

I'm so sorry to hear this - cold water is obviously unacceptable ! Our cleaner/property manager lives around the corner, and her husband is a builder, so any issues are usually dealt with immediately. For some reason, the messages you sent didn't come through, otherwise we would have been onto it straight away, and contacted you straight back to let...


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Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Broadstairs is a delightful lived-in town by the sea. And this is a perfectly placed cottage with very good amenities and comforts. This one-storey apartment opens on to a quiet thoroughfare but within easy walking distance of lovely stretches of sandy beaches as well as some very good pubs and restaurants. Slight disturbance from merry passers by on a Friday...

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I'm so glad you had a lovely relaxing stay with us. May is one of my favourite times to go down, the beaches are almost empty and the weather is often lovely and warm.


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
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8 Sep 2017 -
19 Oct 2017
Early Autumn
2 nights
20 Oct 2017 -
2 Nov 2017
Autumn Holidays
2 nights
3 Nov 2017 -
19 Dec 2017
2 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short Break Special Offers:
When we go away for the weekend, we hate the stress of having to get up and vacate the room by 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning. We think it is much nicer to get up leisurely, listen to some music or watch tv, read the papers and drink endless cups of coffee? We offer weekend breaks that encourage you to stay until 6pm on Sunday, leaving you to spend the day exactly how you want to. Our 3 night weekday breaks offer the same flexibility: arriving betweem 2-8 pm on Monday, you can use all the Cottage facilities until 6pm on Thursday.
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About the neighbourhood
During the 19th century, Broadstairs was a grand seaside town, with Charles Dickens a frequent visitor. Today, with a population of 24,000, it remains a picturesque place to get away from it all. In 2007 and 2008, the Guardian newspaper voted Broadstairs runner-up 'best seaside town in Britain'. In summer, the bandstand has a full programme of entertainment and the folk festival in August brings live music and activities for all throughout the town.<BR><BR>Beaches. Surrounded by seven bays, the closest, Viking Bay, is lined with 150 metres of golden sand and in summer has lifeguards, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and trampolines to keep the kids happy. Nearby Joss Bay is a surfing beach with lifeguards. Equipment is available for rent (www.jossbay.co.uk). <BR&gt... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manston: 2.5 km
Railway: Broadstairs: 1.0 km
Ferry: Dover: 13.0 km
Location and Directions<BR><BR>Tucked away in the north east corner of Kent, Broadstairs can be reached easily from London:<BR>Trains leave regularly from St. Pancras and take 82 minutes. The cottage is a ten minute walk (or short taxi ride) from the station.<BR>By car, it’s one hour from the M25, along the M2.<BR>
Activities nearby
Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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