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The Oyster Shell | Luxury Self-Catering Beach House | Whitstable, Kent

The Oyster Shell is an architect-designed seaside retreat, combining modern luxuries with sheer elegance to offer families and design aficionados a stylish escape. Set in the fashionable maritime town of Whitstable in Kent, this luxury self-catering villa flaunts a contemporary steel and glass façade, framing far-reaching sea views which echo the opulent ocean-hued interiors within.

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This luxury self-catering home stay was brought to life by local craftsmen in 2013; the spacious retreat boasts mod-cons throughout, with chalky grey and opulent turquoise interiors providing a calming ambiance. The two-level living style makes this home well suited to multi-generational gatherings as well as the disabled. The seaside town of Whitstable sits on Kent's north coast, famous for its annual oyster festival where the community celebrates its heritage and bountiful oyster industry with nine days of merriment.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The contemporary coastal-chic interior theme resonates throughout all three bedrooms; there is a double and twin bedroom on the ground floor each with glass doors leading onto the garden and a king-size bedroom upstairs boasting two wardrobes for those who like to bring an outfit for every occasion! Each bedroom benefits from its own en suite; two include a bathtub and luxurious rain shower, whilst the twin bedroom en suite is a Jack and Jill wet room with monsoon rain shower, also accessible from the hall. The study on the ground floor is transformed into a spacious fourth bedroom by a novel sliding wall, with a luxury fold out double bed and French doors leading onto the garden for midnight stargazing.


Nestled down a quiet road, The Oyster Shell is just a short walk from the beach. The enclosed lawn is perfect for a game of bowls, while the large terrace and balcony make idyllic arenas for alfresco suppers and late night card games. The impressive glass façade and folding doors lure you onto the sunny terrace to daydream by the infinity water feature and watch cloud formations turn crimson as the sun melts into the ocean.

For Relaxation

While the day away with rambles around the pretty churches and beaches, or explore the quaint harbour town of Whitstable; discovering its quirky boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants and hidden gem cafes- not forgetting to trial their famous oysters! With two lounge areas, after dusk guests can curl up with a favourite book by the log burner upstairs, or sip cocktails by the flickering inset gas fire downstairs.


The Oyster Shell is accessed by state-of-the-art electric gates, offering secure parking for one car outside the property and another two on the private driveway. This contemporary pad has mod cons peppered throughout, including a boiling hot water tap, dish washer, wine fridge, washing machine and dryer.


  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
    From £1,495 per week, £1,095 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 4 or Up to 6 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedrooms, one being a deluxe fold out from the study wallTwins: One twin bedroom
  • BathroomsTwo en suites with bath and rain shower, one en suite wet room with rain shower
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a gas Weber BBQ is provided
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsUnderfloor heating, Mac computer, Bang & Olufsen stereo, Nespresso machine, sensory shaving mirror and 50" TVInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 5pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • RestrictionsDogs are not permitted upstairs or in the bedrooms
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsRecommend to a friend

Style: This contemporary seaside pad is worlds apart from your traditional rustic beach hut; with chalky grey interiors providing a sleek backdrop for sophisticated minimalism and flirts of plush turquoise fabrics.

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Our Take

Property Owner Andy says

We built our own house to be a true "home from home" for guests to enjoy and explore the beach and local area. It´s the contemporary architecture bathed in light with plenty of space to relax, and the stunning sea sunset views that make this place quite unlike any other home in Whitstable.

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Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Whitstable, Kent to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Wonderful Whitstable This unique self-catering holiday property is just a twenty minute walk from Whitstable centre with its narrow streets, hidden cafes, fine dining restaurants, quirky shops, art galleries, museum, indoor swimming pool, yacht and kite surf school.

Festivals and Celebrations Enjoy various events in Whitstable including the Whitstable Biennale in September, or the renowned Oyster Festival in July.

Canterbury Relish in the intriguing heritage and striking architecture of this historic city; visit the famous cathedral and hear the choir boys beautiful evensong at one of the oldest and most noted Christian structures in England, hop on board a relaxing river trip, browse the Chaucer museum, shop at the organic market and don’t miss the Gulbenkian Arts Cinema and Theatre!

Day Trip to Deal A large coastal town with access to Sandwich Bay via the ‘ancient highway’, Deal has a beautiful Georgian conservation area with a number of independent pubs, restaurants and art shops waiting to be discovered! The vintage market on Saturday mornings is a must for treasure hunters and fashion fanatics.

By Foot or Bicycle Walk The Saxon Shore Way or cycle The Crab and Winkle Way to and from Canterbury- a delightful day out for all the family.

Bon Voyage! Travel lovers can satisfy their wanderlust with a spontaneous day trip to France along the Channel Tunnel from nearby Folkestone.

Nearest Beach 0.1 mile to West Beach, 0.2 miles to Seasalter, 2.5 miles to Tankerton, 7.9 miles to Herne Bay.



Whitstable has an array of delicatessens, bakers, butchers and don’t forget the fish at the harbour too! Take full advantage of the fresh local ingredients readily available and perfect for cooking up a storm! The modern kitchen has a gas hob, electric oven and combination microwave. With a dining table set in front of the open-plan kitchen area, dinner parties have never been so easy. Generous outside seating areas mean lovebirds can enjoy quiet champagne breakfasts on the terrace, while the whole party can come together for fish suppers cooked on the BBQ.

In-House Catering

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

With the renowned Wheelers Oyster Bar on your doorstep and Michelin starred food served up in a relaxed setting at the Sportsman, you will be spoilt for choice with places to dine in this harbour town.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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