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Well Cottage is perfect for couples but can also accommodate four guests with the use of a sofa bed in the sitting room. Part of Manston Court, a Grade II listed historic old property with unique charm, this welcoming holiday home sits at the very heart of the Isle of Thanet on the outskirts of the village of Manston and is a super base for exploring the Kent coastline.
Just four miles from the golden sands of Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate, there are plenty of beautiful beaches to lay your towel and enjoy a lazy day relaxing, building sand castles or just enjoying fish and chips wiggling your toes in the sand to the cry of the gulls.
Much loves for its pretty little villages and coastal towns (as well as its Blue Flag beaches!), this popular part of Kent has plenty of attractions for day trips out. Visit the historic castles at Dover, Deal and Walmer; the nature reserves at Sandwich and Ramsgate; Howletts Zoo (near Canterbury) and the new Turner Gallery for some culture at Margate or Dreamland for some thrills and traditional British seaside fun.
There are plenty of good golf courses in the area for those who enjoy a round including Manston and Broadstairs, as well as the prestigious Royal St Georges Golf Course in Sandwich (20-minute drive) which regularly hosts the Open Championships. The area also has much to offer walkers with its coastal footpaths; cyclists with the Viking Trail easily accessible; and lovers of historic properties with Kent having more than its fair share of historic houses, castles and gardens.
Canterbury's historic city is within easy driving distance offering great shops to browse, a magnificent cathedral and lots of places to enjoy a meal out. The coastal towns of Folkestone and Dover are less than forty five minute's away and from here 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 just want some sea air, fancy lacing up your walking boots and notching up a few coastal miles, or want to discover the many attractions of Kent, Well Cottage is a great base and a welcoming retreat to return home to at the end of the day.
Suzanne Box joined Independent Cottages in March 2012
Well Cottage has a modern feel and provides bright, charming holiday accommodation. As the name suggests, 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 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 are 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 cottage is family friendly, and a high chair and travel cot can be provided upon request. No smoking and sorry but no pets.
Star Rating: 3 Star Gold
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Wed, 5th Jan 2022 - Fri, 18th Mar 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Prices quoted are for up to 2 guests. Additional guests are charged an additional £15 per person per night, up to a total of 4 guests. A 2 night stay costs £180.
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Additional guests up to a total of 4 are charged £25 pppn. Children under 10 charged £15pppn.