Welcome to Harriet House

4 Star Bed & Breakfast in Canterbury, Kent



Harriet House Bed and Breakfast, Canterbury, Kent.

A friendly welcome awaits you at Harriet House B&B, a 4 star en suite bed and breakfast in the historic City of Canterbury Kent with free onsite gated parking.

Harriet House B&B is located only a fifteen minute riverside walk from the centre of historic Canterbury with all its amenities and shops.

Harriet House offers elegant modern accommodation, comfortable en suite rooms with mini fridge, complimentary fibre wireless internet access and television along with tea/coffee making facilities, quality toiletries and towels. Perfect for a holiday or short break. Brand new for 2017 we introduce our larger and superior double rooms.

Sit down to our delicious English and continental breakfast in our sunny breakfast room and conservatory. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and special dietary requirements. Free range eggs, fresh from a local farm and bacon and sausages sourced from an award winning local butcher. Options include smoked salmon or home made pancakes. Taste our freshly baked home made bread and various preserves.

Children over the age of 15 are welcome in the guest house.

At A Glance

Book online here direct. Always lower prices than online travel agents because we pay no commission and we offer all our room and date availability…

One hour by train from London…

Close to the City centre and the Universities…

Free Wifi..Free Parking…English breakfast included in all our rates…

All rooms en suite…

15 Minutes riverside walk into the City centre…


About Canterbury

History & Heritage

Canterbury and the surrounding area has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover. Canterbury is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has two castles, six museums and an attraction that lets you step back in time to the Middle Ages are some of what is on offer here in historic Canterbury.

The Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martins church form the trio of World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The Abbey was founded in 597AD, and St Martin’s Church is the oldest parish church in England still in constant use. Along side these, there is Canterbury Tales, where you can step back into the Middle Ages and join the pilgrims on their journey from London to Canterbury Cathedral. The museums are full of artefacts and fun things for all the family to do. The West Gate Towers Museum has one of the best views of the City.

Whitstable has a rich maritime history and is famous for its oysters, with a working harbour bringing in the daily catch. The town has a rich alleyway network, which were used by the smugglers as convenient escape routes, as Whitstable was, like most Kentish coastal towns, awash with illegal trade.

Herne Bay was founded in the early nineteen hundreds and was a popular holiday destination for Londoners. It remains popular to this day and is full of people enjoying themselves by the sea in the summer months.

Go Shopping & Dining

The district has some exceptional shopping to offer for all tastes so be sure to spend some time perusing the shops and soaking up each town’s unique ambience.

In Canterbury itself, the Whitefriars development offers many popular retailers in one spacious and well-designed location. This recently opened venue has helped to ensure the city offers some of the best shopping opportunities in the county. The modern recently rebuilt Marlowe theatre offers great entertainment for all tastes including fantastic touring west end shows.

Heading towards Westgate Towers and the St Dunstan’s area, you will come across a range of specialist, privately run emporia offering everything from antiques and collectables to classical music. That theme continues as you walk in another direction, this time along the King’s mile, a continuation of the city centre’s pedestrianised area, and on towards Northgate. When the evening sets in, the district is alive with theatregoers, foodies and those enjoying a relaxing drink in one of the city’s many pubs and bars.

Head to Whitstable and you will find Bohemian charm in abundance. Move on to Harbour Street for independent art galleries, boutiques and individual gift shops offering all the essentials and more with good old-fashioned service.

In Herne Bay, there are bargains to be had along the pedestrianised High Street from independent shops selling a vast range of goods including furniture and clothing – as well as those vital buckets and spades for the beach!

Facilities at Harriet House

Make use of free parking in our private gated car park at the rear of Harriet House Bed and Breakfast, giving the option of exploring the ancient city of Canterbury on foot. A short 15 minute walk along the picturesque River Stour will take you to the city centre with all its attractions, shops and amenities.

All guests are provided with their own keys so you are welcome to come and go as you please for the duration of your stay.

Harriet House Bed and Breakfast is a non smoking establishment but we have provided seats in our garden for those that wish to smoke.

Try our delicious cooked English breakfast or lighter and seasonal options. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and special diets. Ingredients are sourced from a local award winning butcher and our eggs are free range direct from a local farm. Breakfast is cooked and served to order in our sunny breakfast room and conservatory.

All our comfortable modern rooms have a mini fridge, ensuite shower room with quality toiletries and towels, a complimentary beverage tray and TV for your enjoyment and we also offer complimentary fibre wireless internet access. All our quality beds are standard single or double sized apart from our brand new superior double rooms that offer superking beds, larger rooms and other extras.

Please observe our check in times to avoid arriving when we may not be at the house. The house is staffed by two owners and we do not operate a 24 hour reception. We are available for check in between these following times only –

Daily check in is from 4pm to 8pm ONLY.

We do not accept any later arrivals.

Bag drop/storage outside of check in/out times is by prior arrangement only. Check out is by 10am on day of departure (late check out is not available).

Harriet House B&B is officially graded by Visit England, 4 star guest accommodation. We are a small bed and breakfast establishment.

Sorry, no children under the age of 15.

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

“We had a lovely stay at Harriet House! Terry was very friendly and warm, and gave us great suggestions for restaurants and bars in Canterbury (~10 minute walk away). The room was very clean and comfortable, we enjoyed spending time in it. The breakfast he made for us the next morning was absolutely delicious (smoked salmon and eggs, eggs with sausage and tomatoes in addition to pastries and drinks). We wish we had stayed longer!”

4 Star Bed & Breakfast in Canterbury, Kent
4 Star Bed & Breakfast in Canterbury, Kent



Tariffs 2017

Single en suite from £57

Double/Twin en suite from £75

Superior Double en suite from £99

2 room Triple en suite from £120

How To Find Us

Directions from London/The North/The West

M25 to junction 2

M2/A2 signed Dover/Canterbury

A2 to Canterbury/Harbledown (A28) exit/ “Canterbury Cathedral City” brown sign

At 1st roundabout (London Road Roundabout), turn left into London Road (signed University and Canterbury West Station)

At 2nd roundabout (St Dunstans Roundabout), with church on right, turn right into St Dunstans Street (signed Canterbury West Station)

Drive towards Westgate (large Medieval tower) – cross over railway line

Follow sign “All Routes”, turning left into Station Road West

Pass West Train Station and Goods Shed Farmers Market

At 3rd roundabout, turn right (still called Station Road West)

At 4th roundabout, turn left into St Stephens Road (signed Leisure Centre/Broad Oak)

At 5th roundabout (St Stephens Roundabout), turn left (signed University/Tyler Hill)

Over zebra crossing, then 1st right into Market Way

Harriet House B&B is 3rd house on the right (silver sign in car park)

Please park between white brick markers, then walk through alleyway round to front door (signed Reception)

Entrance in Market Way




Direction from Port of Dover

A2 towards Canterbury/London

Do not take 1st exit for Canterbury – B2050 -, but continue to Canterbury/Ashford A28 exit

At junction, turn right towards city centre

At 1st roundabout (Wincheap Roundabout), turn left (signed London/Whitstable)

At 2nd roundabout (St Peters Roundabout), go straight ahead (NOT left to London)

Pass next to Westgate Tower (large Medieval Tower)

Turn right into North Lane (pass North Lane Car Park)

At 3rd roundabout (Causeway Roundabout); go straight ahead (onto St Stephens Road)

At 4th roundabout (St Stephens Roundabout), turn left (signed University/Tyler Hill)

Over zebra crossing, then 1st right into Market Way

Harriet House B&B is 3rd house on the right (silver sign in car park)

Please park between white brick markers, then walk through alleyway round to front door (signed Reception)

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