Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Ramsgate - Ancient Mariner
Amazing roof terrace overlooking the beach and Ramsgate Coast
This property is located in the most magnificent crescent which boasts breathtaking coastal views. A romantic open-plan living space incorporates a kitchen and sitting room. The stylish new kitchen comes complete with a breakfast bar, a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. In the double room the king size Memory Foam bed is piled high with plush cushions. The twin room sleeps two more and the beds can be made up as a double at your request. At the front of the property are three large windows, each with a different view of Ramsgate’s beach and the English Channel beyond it. Ascend the stairs from the kitchen and you come across a magnificent roof terrace. From here, you’ll experience sweeping panoramic views out to sea and across the whole of Ramsgate. This stunning apartment is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the restaurants and bars.
Ramsgate for children: Full of places to visit for children of all ages, Ramsgate makes a fantastic destination for a family holiday. And with our accommodation so well placed, many activities are on your doorstep. There are plenty of Blue Flag beaches in the area, where you can be sure of safety, cleanliness and bucket loads of fun. One such beach is Botany Bay, a stunning spot nestled among cliffs, providing a perfect photo opportunity. Here, the kids can let off steam building sand castles, running up and down the dunes or paddling in the water.
Ramsgate Main Sands is another Blue Flag beach. A kiosk on the beach sells buckets and spades for the little ones, while the grown-ups can hire deckchairs and wind breakers. There’s often a merry-go-round, trampolines and a bouncy castle to enjoy as well.
Why not use your accommodation as a base to explore fascinating, diverse destinations nearby? Ramsgate is a gateway to some Kentish gems, London is just a short train ride away, and it couldn’t be easier to catch a ferry or the Eurotunnel to the continent. Dover is your best bet for a ferry to the continent. P&O Ferries and SeaFrance regularly leave for Calais, reaching their destination in roughly an hour and a quarter, making the experience a breeze. An alternative to Calais is Dunkirk, just two hours’ ferry ride from Dover with Norfolk Line. Here, visit the Musée des Beaux Arts, well known for its Flemish, Italian and French paintings, or discover Dunkirk’s maritime past in the Harbour Museum. And its famous belfries have earned the town the status of a World Heritage site. A little closer to home – just half-an-hour’s drive in fact – you’ll come across historic Canterbury.
Some Ramsgate history: The harbour was a chief embarkation point in the Napoleonic Wars. The town’s street names - La Belle Alliance Sq, Plains of Waterloo and Nelson Crescent for example – bear testament to Ramsgate’s involvement in this campaign.
During World War II, Ramsgate’s flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ was heavily involved in Operation Dynamo. Tiny vessels, fishing crafts and pleasure boats carried troops to, and evacuated troops from, the beaches of Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo brought 380,000 troops home with the much-loved Sundowner boat, sometimes seen in the Harbour, played a particularly heroic part, returning 130 men.
Ramsgate was ravaged by bomb damage, firstly by the Zeppelins in World War I, then by fighter planes of World War II.
Notoriously, the engine of a downed German Focke-Wulf 190 plane landed on 27 Wellington Crescent, decimating the property.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible