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Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Whitstable Tree House Retreat is a former Fisherman's cottage with some original and some additional features. The cottage has two original fire places and one exposed brick chimney breast.There is also Original artwork throughout, some paintings by the owner and also driftwood constructions by the previous owner who also designed and made a lot of the original fixtures and fittings in the house. She was also an avid collector of driftwood and beach flotsam which is a feature of the character of the south facing garden.The mature garden has two apple&pear trees and a fruitful vine which features throughout the seasons.The house is perfectly located close to the hub of Whitstable with Harbour street,the harbour and beaches all located within a few hundred yards of the front door. The ho...The Whitstable Tree House Retreat is a former Fisherman's cottage with some original and some additional features. The cottage has two original fire places and one exposed brick chimney breast.There is also Original artwork throughout, some paintings by the owner and also driftwood constructions by the previous owner who also designed and made a lot of the original fixtures and fittings in the house. She was also an avid collector of driftwood and beach flotsam which is a feature of the character of the south facing garden.The mature garden has two apple&pear trees and a fruitful vine which features throughout the seasons.The house is perfectly located close to the hub of Whitstable with Harbour street,the harbour and beaches all located within a few hundred yards of the front door. The house is also in a quiet street and would suit people who want a quieter kind of getaway and perhaps somewhere a bit different from the more modern and 'less characterful' property's which are available for holiday makers. The tree house retreat is full of charm and character. I would not recommend the house to family's with very young Children however(Especially under 8 yrs)as there are objects and features which are fragile and may cause problems if knocked into or over by smaller children.I would be happy to discuss these issues with parent's of young children who are thinking of renting the house.I cannot guarantee the safety of children in your care whilst staying at Whitstable tree house retreat but I can advise you if you are concerned about any potential concerns which you might have about the property and your stay.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
The house although in a holiday destination is not suitable for party's .OK for small dinner party's but not house party's.It is hoped that guest's would be looking for a quieter/gentler retreat type break.The house provides all basic facilities except a television.It has been a house of creativity and quiet reflection for 30 years.A CD player is provided with music and the house is the responsibility of the guest to enjoy during their stay.We ask that you respect the privacy of neighbour's.
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About the Owner
John B
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2016
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

We loved this imaginatively furnished and decorated house with its magical garden, art works and intriguing curios.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Julian H
Reviewed August 23, 2019

Really loved this place Situated close to the harbour and high street Very comfortable beds Full of great pictures and driftwood The garden is ideal for an early evening drink Very clean Will definitely be returning

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank John E
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Very special little cottage with great character and charm. The owner provides personal touches on arrival; fresh flowers; fresh bread and jam for breakfast. Very comfortable beds and bed linen; beautiful clarity of light in the rooms with very thoughtful and engaging choice of art...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank vincent777500
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The Tree House retreat is slap bang in the centre of town so handy for absolutely everything. All the rooms and the garden are packed full of art - a mix of original paintings and lots of quirky found objects that could look quite odd...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank johall2016
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, very close to all Whitstable's pubs, restaurants and shops. It is on a side street away from the main street, however, and although there is a pub a few doors down , that closes early so it's...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank lizbH8756KR
JohnButters, VR Owner at Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Dear Liz, thank you very much for your generous review& I take into account your preferences for a Television&possibly a shower by Next season. I did not realise that the hand shower was either scolding or cold. It should be a mixer tap which I...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We were made to feel very welcome by John, the cottage was a delight to stay in. All the beds were comfortable for us (family of four). Tree house retreat is very near the harbour and Whitstable restaurants and shops. We had a sunny lunch...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: January 2017
JohnButters, VR Owner at Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

John could not have been a better host. With good communication before we arrived, we waited two minutes before he came along to let us in, his arms full of goodies for us to eat which we had for a late supper and for breakfast...More

Date of stay: December 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

I stayed Whitstable Tree House Retreat in August this year (2016) the owner, John, could not have been more helpful and friendly. He kept me a parking space and left a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. As I was one of the first guests...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank AmandaJoanne666
JohnButters, VR Owner at Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Mandy was one of my first Guest's at The Tree House retreat and I was Anxious to please and hope the letting would go well.Happily Mandy was a lovely Guest and couldn't have been more positive about her stay at my house.She offered constructive feedback...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Internet Access
Private Yard
Wi-Fi
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About the neighborhood
There are many good quality and recommended Independent and some chain Restaurants very near to my House.These Include Award Winning Royal Native Oyster Stores,Wheelers(Michelin Star)The Sportsman(at Siasalter also award winning)A host of highly thought of Pubs and other Restaurants Include The Duke(Live Music Venue)and food at The Stables.The Pearson's Arms Gastro Pub, Restaurant. Samphire and birdies both popular with locals and visitors.A new Tapas and The Deli for lighter meals with a good ambience!Jones's the oldest and bastes Fish'n'Chips in town and plenty of other's.Other Pub's include my Local (5 doors from house)The new Inn,real friendly local.The Black Dog a great micro pub and The Ship Centurion with great 'proper bar food'!
Getting around
Canterbury within 7 miles and a good bus ride from Whitstable.You can buy a Rover ticket too if you want to Explore East Kent by Bus.As far as Folkestone and Ramsgate are possible but personally if you want to go to Thanet use the train which also goes around the coast to Deal and Folkestone as well.The station is 10 mins walk away and the train are twice an hour.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience

Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Whitstable Tree House Retreat for Artful Ambience must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.