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The Fishermen's Cottages (Barnaby's Lodge). "Mid week special offers for June"

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 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 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 4 persons. The lounge has a television with DVD. WI-FI is included. The bathroom has a bath and shower which completes the accommodation. A laundry service is available at an extra charge if required.

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.

There is a car park which is only a minute’s walk away and a parking permit can be purchased for £50.00 for 7 days, this permit does allow you to park in other car parks around the isle. If this is required please advice us in advance and we will be happy to arrange this for you prior to your arrival. There is also free parking on the Eastern Esplanade which is a minutes walk away.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 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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Broadstairs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

The Fishermen's Cottages (Barnaby's Lodge). "Mid week special offers for June"
average rating of 4.304348 based on 25 reviews

Lovely little place

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier. Lovely little cottage, great location, everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. Kids were really happy there and Phil was responsive, friendly and helpful. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sean. Thank you for taking time to write a review and thank you for your kind comments. They really do go a long way in understanding that we are on the right track in making our guests happy! It was a pleasure having you stay here in sunny Broadstairs and we hope to see you next year! All the best. Phil.
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Could be great -

  • 3 of 5

Great position -

Needs update -

Kitchen equipment dirty /old -i.e. Rusty microwave ! Cooking pans teflon coating coming away -

Didn't expect to have too clean utensils before using them!

Towels old stains visible -

Could be great -

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Moira Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I was very surprised and alarmed to read your negative comments about the cleanliness of the cottage as our cleaner is extremely meticulous and experienced in her work. We really take great pride in the high standard of our cleanliness of the cottage and have only ever received positive comments about this from customers in the past. Following your comments I have now inspected every item in the cottage and renewed a few that were slightly worn . Kind regards Phil
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Barnaby's Lodge was well equipped and it is just the best location for a stay in Broadstairs. I would recommend the phone ordering and delivery service available from The Old Curiosity Shop!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little Dog friendly Fishermans cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in a lovely little Fisherman's cottage in Broadstairs. Comfortable cottage with everything we needed. Fantastic location. A stones throw from cafes, pubs and restaurants. Loved Broadstairs very dog friendly. Beautiful beach. Dog friendly beach near to the cottage too. Lots of shops close by.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea. Thank you for your positive comments. Hope to see you again! Kind regards. Phil.
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It was Barnaby lodge

  • 3 of 5

It was fine. Shame about the weather!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bijou, perfectly located property.

  • 4 of 5

The booking process was a little deficient as we had to repeatedly attempt to contact the owner to elicit details about keys, arrival/departure times and car parking. However, when we were able to contact Phil the owner, he readily furnished us with the relevant info. The property itself is ideally located within a minute's walk from the beach and striking distance of the town's facilities. The bathroom could do with sprucing up as could the kitchen. A small property but fine for two people. Based on location and character of the cottage we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeffrey. Thank you for your comments. Yes I must admit you seemed to have trouble in getting the access information, I think it was because you booked through Owners direct and then got information from HomeAway which I must admit was a little confusing. The wood work in the bathroom is decorated with a paint effect which gives it the distressed look and is supposed to look like that. The kitchen has original charm and character as does the rest of the cottage. Thank you for your positive comments and look forward to you booking again with us! Kind regards. Phil.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Broadstairs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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