Fisherman's Cottage

Union Square, Broadstairs, Kent

Fisherman's Cottage

One minute walk from Broadstairs’ two sandy beaches and with a harbour first built by Henry VIII.

Rated 4 stars by Visit England for over 20 years, Fisherman's Cottage dates from the early 1800s, is Grade II listed, flint faced and lies in a secluded pedestrian conservation area, Union Square, near Bleak House of Charles Dickens' fame.

The cottage has four floors connected by a charming wooden spiral staircase. It has been extensively modernised, with a fully fitted and equipped large kitchen in the basement.

There is central heating, two colour TVs with freesat, and WiFi.

The lounge/dining room is on the ground floor, with 2 sofas, dining table and chairs.

On the first floor is a shower room with toilet and two bedrooms; the first has a double bed, the second is accessed through dividing doors from the first, with 2 bunk beds.

Above is the third bedroom, with a double bed, wash hand basin and toilet; thus sleeping 6 in total.

Out the front door in the square is a table, umbrella and chairs.  As this is a pedestrian area, no parking or car access is possible but ample all day street parking exists within very short distances (see map).

The historic square is friendly and safe for children, is in the centre of the harbour area, but quiet.  We have holidayed in this cottage for many years with our children and believe the location is just about impossible to beat.  Union Square is very historic with almost all the cottages being Grade II listed and with smuggling connections and various tunnels (not accessible now).  It is very pleasant sitting outside in the summer evenings and in the day we often leave our stuff on the beach and come back for lunch, as it is so close.

There is a great selection of pubs and restaurants very close by and Broadstairs still has a proper high street within a few minutes' walk along the promenade with independent butchers, bakers, greengrocers and various quirky and individual shops.  There are also outlets of Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Iceland.  Best of all is that all this is within very easy walking distance; we have often parked our car after unloading and not used it for days as you can walk everywhere.

Please note that the spiral staircase is unsuitable for the young, the old and the infirm.

Sorry: no smoking, no pets