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 on the shingle beach seating area at the Neptune pub, a walk along the coast and viewed the many interesting shops and art galleries/spaces. Croissants, coffee, milk, butter, tea were kindly provided. The interior of the house is interestingly filled with art and creative ideas.
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 with his home made preserves. Very unexpected and very thoughtful.
His beautiful art all over the house made from flotsam and jetsam was very individual and gave a real seaside feel good ambience to the whole house. The little garden was also beautiful and we could imagine sitting out there in the summer.
The house was decorated for Christmas with a very clever Christmas tree arrangement.
The house was very cosy and spotless and could not have been better positioned, just a couple of minutes from the centre of town and from the sea.
The house has no TV which we did not want but some might. If you want all mod cons and sharp lines then this is not for you. However, if you want a peaceful retreat in a beautifully thought out, cosy, pristine, welcoming, comfortable, convenient little home from home with a warm and thoughtful host, this is the place for you.
This house is filled with love and we loved it - we will certainly be back.
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 he bent over backwards to make my stay comfortable and dropped croissants off one morning. The cottage is gorgeous, so quirky and comfy. A real home from home and completely spotless. The kitchen is fully equipped and artworks adorn the walls. It is literally one minute from the beach, high street and harbour. I highly recommend this cottage for couples, or small groups.
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