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Property Details

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 romantic retreat 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.

Within short walking distance of this Herne Bay cottage you will find a post office with store, and two public houses. Herne Bay offers two miles of seafront with ice cream parlours, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and colourful beach huts.

Nearby Whitstable is renowned for its beautiful freshly-caught oysters, served in the local restaurants and pubs, one set right on the beach, along with a harbour fish market. The town has narrow back streets, interesting independent craft and gift shops, galleries, delicatessens and tea rooms.


All ground floor. * One double bedroom * Shower room with shower, basin and WC * Fitted kitchen * Sitting room with dining area

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

** Location**

Herne is a small village within walking distance of the traditional Kent coastal resort of Herne Bay, which offers 2 miles of splendid seafront frequented by water sports enthusiast including rowers, yachtsmen and jet ski riders, and by those who simply enjoy walking along the beach with its colourful beach huts. Throughout the year the town enjoys summer concerts, continental markets, carnivals, car shows and the Herne Bay Festival.

Whitstable is 6 miles away, famous for its Oyster fishing boats, local harbour, fish market, maritime history and wide choice of excellent cafes, restaurants and independent shopping. Margate, 12 miles away, is a vibrant and traditional seaside town with attractions including donkey rides and an attractive harbour.

The cosmopolitan city of Canterbury is 6 miles away, with oldest cathedral in England and a wealth of historic buildings which can be enjoyed whilst walking one of its many walking trails and a shopping centre with unusual shops and good eateries.

The Old Dairy by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 10th 2014

Everything was excellent and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We had great holiday, a fantastic base for exploring northern Kent

by Mrs Holmes on June 24th 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.

by Mr Brauns on June 21st 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.

Very welcoming owners and great base for exploring Kent by A FlipKey verified reviewer on October 17th 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

Very good location by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 29th 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.

by Mr Doggett on June 3rd 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.

by Mrs Morford on May 28th 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.

by Mr Jackson on October 9th 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.

by Mr O'Malley on September 29th 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!

by Mrs Bates on August 6th 2012

Great base for exploring Kent and local tourist spots.

by Mr Seager on July 31st 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.

by Mr Hardwick on July 30th 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.

by Mr Harris on July 25th 2012

We enjoyed cycling around the local countryside.

by Mr Smyth on July 24th 2012

We liked the cottage because it was central for touring, the facilities were excellent and the owners were very helpful and friendly.

by Mrs Fairbanks on November 8th 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.

by Miss Twiselton on September 18th 2011

The Old Dairy cottage provides a very good base for visiting around Kent.

by Mr & Mrs Sibley on August 21st 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.

by Mr Edwards on August 14th 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.

by Mr & Mrs Brown on July 6th 2011

The garden is great for young children. Very welcoming and helpful owners.

by Mr Collis on June 14th 2011

Very friendly host family. Quiet location. Cottage had a cosy feel about it. The secluded decking area was a nice place to relax.

by Mr Young on April 3rd 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.

by Mrs MacMillan on August 3rd 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.

by Mrs MacLeod on July 13th 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!

by Ms Weston on July 5th 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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Cottage added 5th March 2018

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