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Overview of Smugglers Cottage - Newly refurbished available from May 2021.

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2 bedrooms, Internet
Beach nearby
Private Kitchen
Living room
2 bedrooms, Internet

Smugglers Cottage - Newly refurbished available from May 2021.

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBleak House1 min walk
    Popular LocationViking Bay3 min walk
    Popular LocationLouisa Bay9 min walk
    AirportManston (MSE-Kent Intl.)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Smugglers Cottage - Newly refurbished available from May 2021.

Cottage in Broadstairs

Broadstairs has been voted "THE BEST SEASIDE TOWN" in the South East to come and stay!

This little gem has just been fully refurbished. Built in around the 1860's, Smuggler's Cottage is set in a quiet and quaint little little courtyard called Church Square. It is surrounded by other lovely old flint fisherman's cottages that share the courtyard.
There is free ample parking only 2 minutes walk away on the Eastern Esplanade.

A lovely atmosphere has been created in this cottage with added beams through out . A light and airy atmosphere has been created with a sea-side theme.

It has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep four people.

The cottage is approached from the square and up 2 steps to the front door which is on the first floor. You walk straight in to the lounge where there is a comfortable 3 seater sofa, and an armchair, a TV with Free view and a electric log burner for instant warmth and free WIFI is also included.

Spiral stairs lead down to the well-lit basement kitchen which is fully equipped for all your culinary needs and has a dining table which comfortably seat four people for dinner. In addition, the kitchen also has a washing machine and beautiful new fridge.

On the second floor you will find the second bedroom with two single beds and a new separate bathroom with a power shower, toilet and basin.

The main bedroom is on the third floor and has a luxurious double bed.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

Please note that the stairs are spiral and very steep maybe be unsuitable for people with mobility problems or young children. For further information before booking please contact us.

The cottage is a fantastic base from which to explore everything the town and surrounding area has to offer and it is only a 100 meters from the beach and 1 minutes walk to the local shops, restaurants and wine bars. You could not ask for a better location set in a peaceful and quite surrounding.

You will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome whenever you come to Broadstairs. The town is steeped in history and charm and has been captivating visitors for generations.

There is free parking for your car on the Eastern Esplanade. This is only a couple of minutes' walk away from the cottage and close to the famous Bleak House where Charles Dickens wrote some of his novels.
If you prefer there is a car park again 1 minute from the cottage and a parking permit can be purchased for £40.00 for the week which allows you to park in other car parks around the Isle.

Just park your car and enjoy the history and beauty of this wonderful old town and its surrounding areas.

If you prefer to walk or cycle, there are some of the best cliff top walks you will see that should not be missed and is famous for its spectacular sunsets, 7 golden beaches and panoramic views you will find in Great Britain. 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 for you to discover.

Being right on the tip of the South East of England, we have our own little micro-climate here producing some of the best weather in the UK.

You will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome whenever you come to Broadstairs. With so much charm and history in this picturesque town, how could you resist?

The summer season offers great attractions, including the famous Folk week that have captivated generations of visitors, year after year, from all over the world.
Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower


  • Near a laundromat


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby


  • Sleeps 4


  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Jet skiing
  • Marina
  • Outlet shopping
  • Sailing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Theme parks
  • Windsurfing



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Nickleby's Nook Sea. Book 3 Nights get 4th Free Feb March
Nickleby's Nook Sea. March Offer Book 3 Nights get 4th Free

About this area


Located in Broadstairs, this cottage is near theme parks and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Botany Bay and Margate Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Royal St George's Golf Club. Dreamland and Wingham Wildlife Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bleak House - 1 min walk
  • Viking Bay - 3 min walk
  • Dickens House Museum - 4 min walk
  • Stone Bay - 5 min walk
  • Louisa Bay - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Broadstairs Station - 12 min walk


  • Samworth & Mee - 3 min walk
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse - 4 min walk
  • Morelli's - 5 min walk
  • Thai Four Two - 6 min walk
  • Cardak - 10 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 46 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 46 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 46 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 46 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 46 reviews
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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Cosy and centrally located
Nicely presented cottage, close to beach and restaurants. Comfortable beds and well equipped.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely property - super clean and cute touches with high quality fittings. Make sure you read the listing thoroughly - re stairs! Amazing location with stunning beaches. Macie the Jack Russell loved it!

4/5 Good

Short stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this little cottage. My 82 year old mother even managed the interesting stairs! Would recommend the property to able bodied friends!

5/5 Excellent

Cute cottage in the perfect location
A stones throw from Viking Bay, Stone Bay and the lovely shops, bars and eateries of Broadstairs. The beautifully refurbished cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had a fabulous holiday

5/5 Excellent

Cosy little cottage
The property was cute, cosy and clean. We spent two nights here and had a lovely stay. The property description is very accurate and the owners were in touch to check all was well after we had settled in. Very clear and simple check in process. I would recommend the cottage to others..... (but not anyone elderly as they would struggle with the stairs, as stated in the listing!) Thank you for a great stay.