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Honey Lodge Retreat

Whitstable - Kent

Mix rustic living with luxury at the Honey Lodge Retreat, a hand built log cabin near the seaside town of Whitstable in Kent with a hot tub and sauna.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
from £184 per night

How to book...

Honey Lodge Retreat is owned and managed by Michelle Whalley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Michelle Whalley.

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  The Highlights...

  • Hand built wood lodge with open-plan living and bespoke kitchen.
  • Sleeps up to 6 people across two bedrooms and a double sofa bed.
  • Second bedroom has a copper bath.
  • Hot tub for up to six people and a sauna.
  • Views across the neighbouring Druidstone Wildlife Park.
  • Situated near the charming seaside town of Whitstable and historical Canterbury.

  You should know...

  • Lodge is for adults only. Children can only stay upon special request.
  • The neighbouring Druidstone wildlife park is closed in the winter.
  • Optional extras include: the use of Wood burning Sauna - 30 (1st basket of logs, towels and flip flops), early arrival 2pm - 45, late Departure 12 noon - 45, rose petals for the bed - 10, copper bath - 30 (single couple second bedroom ONLY supplement).

  The Detail...

The beautiful open-plan living area is the heart of the property, with its wood burning stove and comfy seating area flowing into the dining room with a table for up to six people. The kitchen sits at the end, with its bespoke surfaces absolutely in keeping with the style of the lodge. It also has a gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and all other essential cooking equipment and kitchenware.

Step out of the bi-fold doors and onto the large decked area, which is perfect for enjoying the sunshine, alfresco dining, or an evening drink. Here there is also a six-person hot tub and a sauna to help eliminate stress.

Sleeping up to six people, the lodge's master bedroom boasts a king-size bed, dressing table, wardrobe and views across neighbouring Druidstone wildlife park. The second bedroom also has a king-size bed and plenty of storage areas, as well as a stunning copper bath for those who want to relax and unwind. A double sofa bed in the living area can also sleep a further couple, making the lodge ideal for either a romantic getaway or a friends' retreat.

The wet room with its two rainforest shower heads and under-floor heating is also a great touch for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let their worries drift away.

For those wanting to get out and about, the wildlife park is a great day out with its 12 acres of enchanted woodland, gardens and animals - from peacocks to alpacas. The Royal Oak pub is just 50 yards from Honey Lodge Retreat and has an extensive menu, beer garden and roof terrace.

A short drive will take guests to Whitstable and all its charm and culture right by the sea. Seafood and other delicacies can be enjoyed at the many pubs and restaurants, or take some produce home from the fish market. Also nearby is Canterbury and all its history and heritage, with great opportunities from the arts to shopping.

The cost of the property includes all bed linen and towels; exclusive use of the hot tub (with extra towels bath robes and slippers); the first basket of logs for the fire during winter; use of the brick barbecue; 100" Cinema screen TV with Surround sound & DVD/CD; SKY TV including sports & movies (anything above a "U" rating is only available after 9pm); 32 inch TV with DVD and Freeview in both bedrooms; wireless Internet; a welcome hamper of Kentish Products; and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge.


Essential Features
  • Dog Friendly
  • Heating
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Honey Lodge Retreat is situated just 10 minutes drive from either the the thriving fishing village of Whitstable, with an abundance of water sports and sailing or the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury. The Royal Oak Pub is 50 yards from the Lodge and serves fantastic cuisine Thursday to Sataurday nights Sunday lunch and a bar menu daytime. The Blean Tavern which is just a 10 minute walk serves food all week and does a mean breakfast too.

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Gatwick - 50 minutes

  Detailed Pricing Information...

We offer a minimum 1 night break at Honey Lodge. Sunday to Thursday and a 2 night stay covering Saturday - 7 nights covering Xmas - New Year 2020 is already booked.

Arrivals are any day of your choice

The costs of the property includes

all bed linen and towels,
EXTRA towels for Hot tub (which can be used for the beach),
Bath robes and slippers
Copper bath
Elemis toiletries
1st basket of logs for the fire,(winter Season )
Brick barbecue,
100" Cinema screen TV with Surround sound & DVD/CD
SKY TV including sports & movies (anything above a "U" rating is only available after 9pm)
32 inch TV with DVD and Freeview in both bedrooms
wireless Internet
Bose sound Speaker
Secure parking for 2 CARS

The accommodation cost INCLUDES the Master bedroom with kingsized bed 32 inch TV with DVD and freeview (2 people) and roll top copper bath with granite wash hand basin

The second bedroom is then added auto added for parties over 2 guests and the double sofa bed for partties over 4 guests at Honey Lodge to make up your party size. Prices below are per stay

This is to offer a reduction in price for a single couple ONLY, so that they are not paying the same price as 4/6 guests , NONE of the facilities are shared with anyone else if you are a single couple staying.

Second bedroom King sized bed 32 inch TV with DVD £150
Double sofa bed in Lounge £100

Total cost would depend upon number of bedrooms required and number of guests.

Below is a list of optional extras available to purchase

Use of Wood burning Sauna - £30 (1st basket of logs, towels and flip flops)
Early arrival 2pm - £45
Late Departure 12 noon - £45
Well behaved dog 🐕- £35 (maximum 2)
Net of logs - £5

Coming soon for summer 2020 the "Treehouse Snug" £100 , sited within the grounds of Honey Lodge Retreat and not available individually to book - (please ask for more details) This is the ideal, unique space for proposals, blessings, vowel renewals and romantic evenings under the stars.



Have you stayed at Honey Lodge Retreat?

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Lola from Essex says...
"Wonderful place! Very cozy and warm. Perfect location for seaside day trips. The lodge is well laid out with beautiful views. The log burning fire and hot tub are a treat. I took my small dog there too, and it was great to find a well enclosed garden. Perfect retreat x"
(Stayed: December 2018 )

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Honey Lodge Retreat is owned and managed by Michelle Whalley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Michelle Whalley.

Message the owner  
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