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The Old Dairy Coastal Cottage in Herne, Kent

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From: €270 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

The Old Dairy Coastal Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Situated in the quiet village of Herne, near Herne Bay is the lovely cottage of The Old Dairy. This former dairy is all on the ground floor and offers welcoming accommodation, which is perfect for couples. The bright and airy cottage has a sitting room, a delightful dining area and welcoming fitted kitchen. The Old Diary sleeps two and has one double bedroom, plus a shower room. Outside, there is off road parking for one car and a garden with decked area which is perfect to dine in after a day out exploring the area. Within walking distance from The Old Dairy, is a Post Office with store and two pubs. Herne Bay is a lovely resort with many amenities and there are also many seaside towns and attractions nearby. The Old Dairy is a perfect cottage for all year round.

Area
The small village of Herne in Kent is conveniently located within walking distance of the seaside resort of Herne Bay which has two miles of seafront with its colourful beach huts and has opportunities to row, yacht and jet ski ride. Herne Bay has many amenities including ice cream parlours, cafes, restaurants and pubs. There are also many wonderful events and festivals that take place in the town during the summer. Just six miles away is Whitstable which has a harbour, fish market, cafes, restaurants, shops and Oyster fishing boats. Twelve miles away is the popular seaside resort of Margate which offers donkey rides and a pretty harbour. Also nearby is the magnificent city of Canterbury. The city has a stunning cathedral which is the oldest in England. There is something for everyone within this delightful region of Kent.

Region
Kent is affectionately known as the Garden of England. Its history and heritage provide the region with a rich array of sightseeing possibilities, while the stunning choice of Blue Flag beaches offer the chance to enjoy the beautiful coastline.

Amenities
Electric heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of owner's washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books/DVD/games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Shared use of the owner's garden with own decked area and furniture. Note: Access to the property is from a main road. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Beach 30 mins walk.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Hale
August 2020
The cottage needs a bit of work on the windows as they are hard to close.. The shower is very small and nothing to hold on to. The kitchen needs better cutlery i.e. scissors and the tin opener is really hard to use. The bed was very comfy and so was the couch. It was a shame that there was builders in the garden all week, so we cloud not use the outside seating area most of the week. The entrance is very very tight to get out of, it is right on to a very busy road. The plus side are the owners who are very nice and helpful and also being able to use the buses from just up the street. Very good area to visit as the public transport to all areas are very good. Shame there was no pubs for a meal near by. But we really enjoyed our week there.
Mr Currie
July 2020
Lovely cottage! I felt so relaxed and welcome. The owners were so welcome and friendly. The cottage is clean and comfortable and atmospheric. Perfect for a retreat. Beautiful big garden.
Mr Currie, July 2020
May 2019
For us, the mattress was too soft.. But have recommended the property to several friends as, with that one exception, it's beautiful and ideal for touring that part of Kent. The mattress is a purely individual matter and what suits one wont suit another!
Mr Smythe, May 2019
May 2019
The cottage was situated in between houses which front directly onto the Main Street.. This makes access and exit a bit difficult. The people were pleasant and had left milk etc for us on arrival. The cottage itself was very gloomy, due to the size of the windows and the aspect of the property. The shower was a little bijou, but it worked well. There were no curtains just Venetian blinds, which gave a stark quality. The bed was comfortable. I think the property could do with a lick of paint inside particularly around the windows. Herne is well positioned to visit several interesting places.
Mrs Smith
March 2019
The front door was extremely insecure, no bolts on inside, there was such a large cut out gap on the frame where the latch fitted- door could have been opened from the outside with a screwdriver in two seconds, couldn’t lock door from inside as cellotape had been stuck over it.. There was a large crack on the underside of the toilet seat -must have been like that for a while as it was discoloured, as was the sealant around the bottom of the toilet. Also the DVD player didn’t work wouldn’t play any of the films, there’s or our own.
Mr Tyrrell
March 2019
The old dairy was very comfortable and the couple that own it are very nice people they left a lovely welcoming touch for us as in some fresh flowers and fresh cream cakes ..
Mrs Douglas-beveridge, May 2019
March 2019
It was a comfortable stay with all the things we needed.. The shower was a little tricky being quite small with nowhere to put your soap etc, but the bed was super comfortable and the electric wall heaters warmed up the cottage very quickly when we arrived. We were welcomed and shown where to park. Getting back out on to the main road can be tricky - we were very grateful for the mirror to see what was coming!
Mrs Padbury
October 2018
Lovely ho.ifay cottage, good location for exploring the area
Mrs Brooks
September 2018
We had a great week the family made us very welcome with lots of information in cottage to go out and about.. The cottage was clean, comfortable with everything you needed.the flowers and cakes were a lovely touch
Mr North
September 2018
The dairy is a great place to stay, you can reach anywhere you wish to go, without driving to far.. can get to anywhere if you want to use the buses, having a bus pass is great, and a very good service, right outside the dairy. hearne bay is really nice, broadstairs, and canterbury. the owners are really nice, and the children, and 2 chickens. we had a really good time.
Mr Andrew
June 2018
The bus service is brilliant with a bus every 15 minutes.. The cottage is a bit on the dark side and you need the door open to get enough light in. The television sound control is a bit low and if the kettle was boiling you could not hear the television.
Mr Fairbrother
April 2018
Ideal location for Canterbury
Mrs Edge
March 2018
Lovely touches with milk and cream scones in fridge and fresh flowers in living area.. Chose the coldest March to visit but Old Dairy warm and comfortable. Great patio area in large garden with many birds, squirrels and wonderful stars on a clear night. Lady of the house greeted us with good advice on local area. Would recommend wholeheartedly
Miss Lee
February 2018
A very cosy modern cottage with all facilities perfect for a couple.. In a great location in close distance to whitstable and Canterbury. Lovely friendly owners nice warm welcome . Would defiantly recommend to others and stay here again.
Mrs Cobbold
August 2017
We had a comfortable stay.. It is easy to visit all the local attractions and towns from the Old Dairy. I would certainly visit Kent again as there is so much to do. The old dairy met our expectations.
Mr Hughes
October 2016
Facilities - only reason for reduced score was lack of washing machine and bath (and the shower was slightly temperamental) - but they did offer a laundry service :-) Location - only reason for reduced score was lack of pavement just outside the property, which made guiding my (blind) partner safely rather nerve-wracking, plus the village shop (only one, I think) REALLY didn't have much good stuff in it, so getting any provisions involved a car trip, which we didn't envisage.. .but that's nobody's fault. :-) Lastly, I missed seeing the "welcome folder" with all the details for the first half of our stay. Once found, it was very helpful - but can I suggest it's left on the coffee table, where it'd be more obvious? These are all minor points, though - only made as I believe (hope) that feedback is helpful.. The place was lovely and welcoming and very comfortable! :-) Regarding publishing this, you can if you want to.. and feel free to edit if needed. I wouldn't PARTICULARLY like you to, but I don't mind.
Guest
August 2014
Everything was excellent and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We had great holiday, a fantastic base for exploring northern Kent
Guest
August 2014
Lovely comfortable accommodation, very welcoming on arrival .. This property was a very good base for touring around the area. We chose to use our car as we like to explore and find new places. If however you don't want to use your car then there is a very good bus service.
Mr Brauns
June 2014
Excellent weather for a start, good position of cottage for the use of the very good bus service to visit many places. Very welcoming and friendly owners with helpful suggestions.
Mrs Holmes
June 2014
Lovely comfortable accommodation, very welcoming on arrival . This property was a very good base for touring around the area. We chose to use our car as we like to explore and find new places. If however you don't want to use your car then there is a very good bus service.
Mrs Holmes, June 2014
June 2014
Excellent weather for a start, good position of cottage for the use of the very good bus service to visit many places.. Very welcoming and friendly owners with helpful suggestions.
Guest
October 2013
We used this place as a base to go out on day and half day trips arourd Kent.The old dairy was just right for the two of us,we used the decked area to sit out on for meals and just to relax.The accomodation was very clean and well equipped for two people. The village shop has the basics (wine,food,papers ETC).There are two pubs in the village,neither do food .We found some good places to eat in Herne bay and Whitstable.We used the bus to go to Canterburry and back,didn,t cost very much more than the car park would have cost for the day. Kent has lots of small town that are full of history ,well worth a visit, we intend to use the old dairy again
Guest
October 2013
The owners were lovely people, the garden was big.. The Butchers Arms across from the church is highly recommended. Real ale only served. The location is great for touring from.
Guest
August 2013
Very nice owners who live next door. An excellent free house 2 minutes walk away the Butchers arms is a must if you like real ale. the old dairy is well located for the attractions of Canterbury and Whitstable. we enjoyed our stay.
Mr Doggett
June 2013
The owners were lovely people, the garden was big. The Butchers Arms across from the church is highly recommended. Real ale only served. The location is great for touring from.
Mrs Morford
May 2013
The beautiful cottage and garden gave us a lovely living space. It was conveniently situated for using the excellent local bus services into Canterbury and also to the coast. The owners made us very welcome. Would certainly recommend The Old Dairy to others.
Mr Doggett, May 2013
May 2013
The beautiful cottage and garden gave us a lovely living space.. It was conveniently situated for using the excellent local bus services into Canterbury and also to the coast. The owners made us very welcome. Would certainly recommend The Old Dairy to others.
Mr Jackson
October 2012
A change of scenery and an opportunity to visit places we had never before been. The Old Dairy was comfortable and well furnished and equipped. The owners were most friendly and helpful.
Mr O'Malley
September 2012
Very warm welcome, marvellous cottage and lovely garden area. Great area to explore, lots of literature available including OS map! and history of the local area. Milk and cakes in fridge very enjoyable after a long journey! Owners utterly charming plus Keltic, the softest dog on planet Earth. We shall certainly be back!
Mrs Morford, May 2013
September 2012
A change of scenery and an opportunity to visit places we had never before been.. The Old Dairy was comfortable and well furnished and equipped. The owners were most friendly and helpful.
Mr Jackson, September 2012
September 2012
Very warm welcome, marvellous cottage and lovely garden area.. Great area to explore, lots of literature available including OS map! and history of the local area. Milk and cakes in fridge very enjoyable after a long journey! Owners utterly charming plus Keltic, the softest dog on planet Earth. We shall certainly be back!
Mrs Bates
August 2012
Great base for exploring Kent and local tourist spots.
Mr Seager
July 2012
Locality very good - a quiet area, very relaxed. The owners were very helpful and approachable. The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped. Park and Ride excellent for Canterbury. Herne is a good location as a centre.
Mr Harris
July 2012
We enjoyed cycling around the local countryside.
Mr Hardwick
July 2012
We thought that the owners of the Old Dairy were friendly and very helpful and gave us good advice on where to visit, all of which made our stay all the more enjoyable.
Mr Smyth
July 2012
We liked the cottage because it was central for touring, the facilities were excellent and the owners were very helpful and friendly.
Mr O'Malley, September 2012
July 2012
Great base for exploring Kent and local tourist spots..
Mrs Bates, July 2012
July 2012
Locality very good - a quiet area, very relaxed.. The owners were very helpful and approachable. The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped. Park and Ride excellent for Canterbury. Herne is a good location as a centre.
Mr Seager, July 2012
July 2012
We thought that the owners of the Old Dairy were friendly and very helpful and gave us good advice on where to visit, all of which made our stay all the more enjoyable..
Mr Hardwick, July 2012
June 2012
We enjoyed cycling around the local countryside..
Mr Harris, June 2012
June 2012
We liked the cottage because it was central for touring, the facilities were excellent and the owners were very helpful and friendly..
Mrs Fairbanks
November 2011
The owners went out of their way to provide a warm welcome. Lots of info provided on places to visit etc. Fantastic bus service runs past the property every 10 mins, arrived Sat didn't use the car until we went home. Excellent walking routes close by.
Mr Smyth, June 2012
October 2011
The owners went out of their way to provide a warm welcome.. Lots of info provided on places to visit etc. Fantastic bus service runs past the property every 10 mins, arrived Sat & didn't use the car until we went home. Excellent walking routes close by.
Miss Twiselton
September 2011
The Old Dairy cottage provides a very good base for visiting around Kent.
Mrs Fairbanks, October 2011
September 2011
The Old Dairy cottage provides a very good base for visiting around Kent..
Mr Mrs Sibley
August 2011
The location was perfect for touring round Kent. The Old Dairy was comfy and cosy with the added bonus of cake and a cup of tea waiting for us when we first arrived.
Mr Edwards
August 2011
This was our first visit to Kent and we didn't know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. We totally enjoyed touring around and visiting places of interest. We love Cornwall and have been going there for many years but we will now add Kent to our list of places to visit.
Miss Twiselton, September 2011
August 2011
The location was perfect for touring round Kent.. The Old Dairy was comfy and cosy with the added bonus of cake and a cup of tea waiting for us when we first arrived.
Mr & Mrs Sibley, August 2011
August 2011
This was our first visit to Kent and we didn't know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised.. We totally enjoyed touring around and visiting places of interest. We love Cornwall and have been going there for many years but we will now add Kent to our list of places to visit.
Mr Mrs Brown
July 2011
The garden is great for young children. Very welcoming and helpful owners.
Mr Collis
June 2011
Very friendly host family. Quiet location. Cottage had a cosy feel about it. The secluded decking area was a nice place to relax.
Mr Edwards, August 2011
June 2011
Very friendly host family.. Quiet location. Cottage had a cosy feel about it. The secluded decking area was a nice place to relax.
Mr Collis, June 2011
May 2011
The garden is great for young children.. Very welcoming and helpful owners.
Mr Young
April 2011
The Old Dairy was comfortable and cosy, the owners were very friendly and helpful. It was a very good base from which to tour North and East Kent. The Butcher's Arms was a most unusual pub for us but a delight.
Mr & Mrs Brown, May 2011
March 2011
The Old Dairy was comfortable and cosy, the owners were very friendly and helpful.. It was a very good base from which to tour North and East Kent. The Butcher's Arms was a most unusual pub for us but a delight.
Ms MacMillan
August 2010
The area was lovely and very convenient to pubs. Taking the bus to Canterbury was much better than driving there. There was a lot to see and do.
Mrs MacLeod
July 2010
This is our fourth time using Sykes listed accommodation and we are delighted with the consistent high standard of the cottages. The owners on this occasion, were extremely helpful in every way and we can not praise them highly enough. Well done to Sykes, again!
Ms Weston
July 2010
A lovely, cosy, little love nest and the owners were so helpful and kind, kept a discreet distance to allow us our privacy. There with anything we needed, all in all a fantastic little hideaway with excellent access to all the beaches. The garden was delightful.
Mr Young, March 2011
July 2010
The area was lovely and very convenient to pubs.. Taking the bus to Canterbury was much better than driving there. There was a lot to see and do.
Ms MacMillan, July 2010
July 2010
This is our fourth time using Sykes listed accommodation and we are delighted with the consistent high standard of the cottages.. The owners on this occasion, were extremely helpful in every way and we can not praise them highly enough. Well done to Sykes, again!
Mrs MacLeod, July 2010
June 2010
A lovely, cosy, little love nest and the owners were so helpful and kind, kept a discreet distance to allow us our privacy.. There with anything we needed, all in all a fantastic little hideaway with excellent access to all the beaches. The garden was delightful.
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