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Honey Lodge Retreat

Whitstable, Kent, England
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Enjoy the HOT TUB + sauna at this luxury log cabin near Whitstable + Druidstone Wildlife Park. Sleeps 2-6.


Short breaks in January for 4 night mid-week and 3 night weekends for £482, and first 2 mid-weeks of February - prices for 2 people in 1 bedroom. Additional cost for extra guests or room.

Bookings for just 2 guests get free use of the Treehouse Snug.



A handbuilt luxury log cabin is now available for self-catering holidays for from 2 to 6 adults. This is in 2 bedrooms - and a sofabed if a booking for 5 or 6 guests. Open the bi-fold doors to access the decked area with hot tub and sauna. A great location between Whitstable and Canterbury and next door to the Druidstone Wildlife Park - and only 50 yards from the nearest pub. There is a treehouse snug, with outdoor furniture for up to 6, and 2 throne and wine cooler (enquire for this as it is an additional cost).

The Treehouse Hideaway, A Secret Garden, An Enchanted Faraway Tree, Gulliver the Quirky Camper are also situated on the same site as Honey Lodge Retreat. They all have their own private hot tub and are not overlooked. None of the facilities are shared.

The living area is open plan with wood burning stove to keep it cosy while you relax on stylish and colourful seating. There is a 100" Cinema TV screen. There is a dining table for 6 and large bespoke rustic kitchen which is well equipped, including a dishwasher and washing machine.

The master bedroom has king sized bed and view over the wild life park. The Master Bedroom has a copper bath with granite wash hand basin. Both rooms have wardrobe and chest of drawers. The lounge has a comfortable double sofa bed.

The wet room has underfloor heating and endless supply of hot water. Enjoy the Rainforest or conventional head shower.

2 night minimum stay. ADULTS ONLY.

Stag and Hen parties, and single sex groups not accepted. Disabled access.

Getting here by public transport - There is a bus stop at the end of the road from Canterbury West Station (or taxi for about £10); 40 mins from St Pancreas. This brings you to a pub The Royal Oak 50 yards from the property.

The price for a 2 night stay is from £186 to £262 per night for up to 4 guests. And a further 1-2 guests having use of the double sofa bed is an extra £100 per stay.

There is a booking fee.

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 gas, electric,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 Tassimo Coffee Machine Secure parking for 2 CARS

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.


Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

London City and Gatwick