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The Fishermen's Cottages Barnaby's Lodge. Special offer for September/October

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A Cosy Self Catering Fisherman's Cottage in the best location you could wish for

You will find Barnaby's Lodge in a unique courtyard called Union Square, just off Harbour Street, which is by the main beach Viking Bay. This property is within easy access to the beach, local shops, restaurants, bistros & wine bars which all are only a minute’s walk away.

The cottage was built in 1640 & has the added attraction of ships timbers & beamed ceilings throughout & like the other Fishermen’s Cottages, as you enter you get the feeling of stepping back in time where the men made their living from fishing or smuggling.

This unique cottage offers 2 bedrooms, and can comfortably sleep 4 people.

The main bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed.

You will also find a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and seating for 4 persons.

The lounge has faux leather sofa's, a television with DVD and WI-FI is included.

The bathroom has a bath and shower which completes the accommodation.

Outside there is a courtyard garden with patio table and chairs. The garden is secure and child friendly, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the sunshine, with a glass of wine.

A laundry service is available at an extra charge if required.

There is also free parking on the Eastern Esplanade which again is only a couple of minutes walk away.

Broadstairs has been voted THE BEST SEASIDE TOWN in the south east to come and stay.

There are seven golden sandy beaches to visit, these include Viking bay, Joss bay, Botany bay and there are smaller more secluded beaches if you prefer.

If you fancy a game of Golf on our famous golf courses, or a day out boat fishing, or even a trip to france for the day it is all here.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


I was very lucky to be born in Broadstairs and I have lived here all my life.

Barnaby's Lodge was one of the first houses to be built in this lovely town.

I am a builder and have lovingly restored this unique cottage to it's former glory.

Why PHIL DENNIS chose England

Steeped in history this cottage was built in 1680 and was used by the smugglers. There is still the secret door in the lounge that they used to escape from the custom officers. Parts of this cottage are built out of chalk blocks carved out of the local cliffs with flint and ships timbers, really anything they could find on the beach.

This cottage is situated in the best position nice and quite and just a stone throw from Viking Bay, you could not wish to be any closer, with all the shops and restaurants on your door step.

What makes this cottage unique

It's such a cosy cottage, you can not help falling in love with it and there is a small secure garden with a patio table and chairs.

Everything is on your doorstep no need to use your car.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cheers Phil.

Had a great weekend, lovely cottage. Is it avaialble Christmas week and what would the cost be.

Kind regards.

Oct 2012
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
35 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Northforland Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Harpers wine bar
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Viking Bay
Car: not necessary

Come to Sunny Broadstairs

The loveliest seaside town in the South East of England

The Fishermen’s Cottages

The cottage is situated in the picturesque town of Broadstairs on the South East Coast of England.

You will find Barnaby's Lodge grade 2 listed, in a quiet courtyard in the old part of town. The Fisherman's Cottage is also grade 2 listed and is in the set in a courtyard adjacent.

Both properties are within easy access to the beach, local shops restaurants, bistros & wine bars which are all only a minute’s walk away.

A lovely atmosphere has been created in both of the cottages, Barnaby's Lodge was built in the 1600's and The Fisherman's Cottage was built in 1860 and both have been completely refurbished & tastefully decorated in traditional design in keeping with the style of each building.

Both of the cottages has the added attraction of beamed ceilings throughout, but as you enter each cottage you get the feeling of stepping back in time to those days when Broadstairs was a fishing town & the men made their living from fishing, boat building or smuggling!

Each Cottage has 2 bedrooms, & can comfortably sleep four people & comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, Bath and shower room .

The Fisherman's Cottage has washing machine and a laundry service is available for Barnaby's Lodge at an additional charge if required.

We have endeavoured to ensure that your stay here in Broadstairs is both comfortable & enjoyable so hopefully you will want to return again!

Parking is available in the main car park across the road, & we can purchase a permit for you for £50.00 for 7 days, which allows you to park in other car parks around the isle.

If you require a permit please advise us in advance with you car registration number & we will be happy to arrange this for you prior to your arrival.

All properties are available throughout the year enabling you to visit the area outside the main holiday season, or for a short break if desired.

Come and stay in one of our four 17th & 18th century grade 2 listed cottages in the heart of Broadstairs.

Pets are welcome in Barnaby's, even they need a holiday too!

Whatever your pleasure…come and enjoy some Broadstairs treasure!

You will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome whenever you come to Broadstairs. This picturesque town has a special atmosphere all of its own. Originally a small fishing hamlet, the towns ancient maritime past is nowhere more clearly seen, than in the huddle of cottages, old customs house & 16th century weather boarded boat house which nestle around the harbour.

Broadstairs other major industry was Smuggling!

Daniel Defoe noted that, of the 300 habitants, 27

were fishermen & the others had no visible means of

support. Barnaby's Lodge was just one of

those cottages used by the smugglers. The beauty of

Broadstairs is not only stunning beaches, but a vast

mixture of shops, galleries, museums, & shows.

An excellent selection of pubs, restaurants, bistros & take aways you can experience; Italian, Mexican, Indian, Thai, Chinese, or traditional English food all within easy distance from your choice of accommodation.

If shopping is your pleasure, drive out to the new shopping centre at

Westwood Cross, just five minutes away, where you will find the large

department stores, or visit Historical Canterbury which is only 30

minutes away by car or train. The town is served well by bus, road &


If you enjoy the outdoor life, then experience a Viking Coastal Trail.

Winding your way through beaches, historic villages to where the

history of England really began!

The charm & heritage of Broadstairs has captivated generations of visitors, with popular events which are celebrated with great enthusiasm such as Dickens Week.

A colourful array of characters in period costumes re-enact the old days & bring history alive by one of England’s greatest writers Charles Dickens.

Another example is Folk Week, where the whole town comes alive &

bursts into music, dancing, & torchlight parades, bringing visitors from

all over the world. Folk Week celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Other attractions also include: Water Gala, Air Show, Sailing Regatta,

Horse Shows, Beer & Food Festivals, Power Boat Show plus so much

more, something for the whole family, whatever your age.

Relax & enjoy the view of the harbour, from the Bandstand with live

music where you can see the fishermen setting off to make their living

on the high seas of the English Channel.


Broadstairs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Bunk Bed
  • The Bunk bed will sleep adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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The Fishermen's Cottages Barnaby's Lodge. Special offer for September/October
average rating of 4.387097 based on 33 reviews

Lovely Little Cosy Cottage really close to attractions with a nice outside space and lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

My parents and brother loved it and really enjoyed their stay, the private courtyard was a real bonus too. Thankyou

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol. Thank you for your review. I am so pleased your family had a lovely stay! Thank you for your custom. Hope to see you again! Kind regards. Phil.
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A cottage with real character

  • 5 of 5

Well placed in a quaint area of Broadstairs near the harbour and the beach. A small cottage but full of character. This is the second time we have rented it and have found Phil very helpful.

We will definitely be booking it for 2018.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurence. Thank you for taking time to write your review. I hope you both enjoyed Folk Week the weather was great and so was all the music. Thank you for wanting to coming back to us and look forward to seeing you next year! Best wishes. Phil.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time, cottage has everything that you need, great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara. Thank you for your custom and look forward to seeing you again! All the best to you both. Kind regards. Phil.
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A lovely Broadstairs Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 weeks in this perfectly situated cottage. A very short walk from the beach and several pubs and bars. And a short walk from the high street. We found the cottage to be exactly what we thought it would be and perfect for what we needed. The host Phil provided excellent communication before, during and after our holiday and when a problem arose during our stay Phil came around and sorted the problem within an hour or so to minamise our inconvenience. Would highly recommend as a fantastic self catering cottage and will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and family. Thank you for your review I am so pleased that you had a lovely stay and look forward to seeing you in our new Fisherman's Cottage in July and August in 2018. Kind regards. Phil.
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Cracking little cottage with gold standard customer service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days with our two little boys and had a great time. Cottage is perfectly situated for the beach and town. We had all we needed for a peaceful break, cute courtyard garden at the back and communal courtyard at the front which was great for chatting to the neighbours! The inside of the cottage is very quirky and full of old style charm. Whenever we did need something the owner Phil was outstanding and really really looked after us for which we are very appreciative.

Highly recommended, we would stay again :)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda and Steve. Thank you so much for your cracking review, I love the gold customer service, that makes me feel proud. Thank you for being great customers and I look forward to seeing you on new year! All the best to you both! Kind regards. Phil.
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Broadstairs is lovely but this house is significantly over-priced

  • 3 of 5

Our family has visited Broadstairs many times: we love the place. Over the years it has become increasingly popular. We stayed in Barnaby's Cottage a few years ago, when it was a bargain. Now, the price has rocketed up and it represents very poor value. Its small and the equipment is very basic. Poor quality bedding, an absolute minimum of cooking stuff, no shower curtain, etc.

Yet the price is very high. Very, very poor value for money. We won't be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Piers, Thank you so much for taking time to post your review. I was very disappointed and surprised to read some of your comments. Firstly, yes our prices have risen over the last few years but I can assure you that they are very competitive compared to other similar properties within Broadstairs. Regarding the point you made about our poor quality bedding and lack of utensils, these are replaced and updated regularly and up until now we have only received positive comments from previous guests, although, I am always happy to receive any feedback and appreciate your views. If there was anything in particular in the kitchen that you feel we need to provide, I would be very grateful for your advice. I am very sorry that you feel you do not want to return but thank you for your past custom. Kind regards, Phil
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We will require a £100.00 deposit to secure your booking and 8 weeks before the start of your holiday we will require the remaining balance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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