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Annie's Cottage and Well Cottage each sleep two to four guests and are part of a historic unique property known as Manston Court. This beautiful, very old Grade II listed building sits on the edge of Manston Village, in the heart of the Isle of Thanet on the Kent coastline, just four miles from Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate beaches.
This popular part of the Kent coast is well known and much loved for its pretty villages and lovely sandy beaches (some of which have Blue Flag status). The area offers plenty of attractions to suit all ages including historic castles at Dover, Deal and Walmer; museums; nature reserves at Sandwich and Ramsgate; Howletts Zoo outside Canterbury and traditional British seaside fun at Broadstairs and Margate, along with a vibrant art scene with the new Turner Gallery.
There are plenty of golf courses both in Manston and Broadstairs, as well as the Royal St Georges in Sandwich (just twenty minutes away), famed for holding the Open Championships. The area also has much to offer walkers with its coastal paths and cyclists with the Viking Trail easily accessible.
The historic City of Canterbury is within easy reach and has much to offer with its shops, restaurants and cathedral. The towns of Folkestone and Dover are too just a thirty to forty five minute drive, where you can take a ferry or high speed train to France for a day trip. For those wanting to stay closer to home, Westwood Cross Shopping Centre offers a large choice of shops, restaurants and a multi screen cinema and is just two miles away.
Whether you are looking for a romantic, relaxing, cultural or energetic holiday, this part of Kent is sure to please.
Suzanne Box joined Independent Cottages in March 2012
Annie's Cottage is a characterful one bedroom, 4 Star holiday cottage with a wealth of exposed brick, beams and flint walls. The cottage overlooks the large private garden area to the front of Manston Court, and there is a seating area allowing guests to enjoy alfresco dining, or to just relax whilst soaking up the peaceful ambiance of the property in the sunshine. Annie's Cottage is a perfect romantic retreat for couples with the added flexibility of a bed settee in the sitting room allowing for two additional guests if required.
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Well Cottage has a much more modern feel and provides bright, charming holiday accommodation. Formerly a well house and pump room, it is all on one level and may be suitable for people with limited mobility (please discuss your requirements with the owner prior to booking to ensure the cottage meets your personal needs both inside and out). There is one double bedroom and again this cottage has a bed settee in the sitting room, accommodating an extra two guests if required. Well Cottage has been awarded 3 Star Gold by the English Tourism Council.
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Additional information: Prices include electricity, heating, hot water, towels (please bring your own beach towels) and linen. Short breaks may be available - please enquire with the owner. Manston Court is part of a cluster of buildings noted in the Doomsday Book and is located in a quiet semi rural location just outside Manston village. The cottages are family friendly, and a high chair and travel cot can be provided upon request.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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Prices quoted are for up to 2 guests. An additional fee of £15 per night per additional guest for short breaks, but one additional fee of £60 per additional guest for longer visits.