Awarded Four Star rating from Quality in Tourism, this lovely, light apartment in Margate retains many original Georgian features with high ceilings, tall sash windows and a beautiful marble fireplace in the living room. The building has recently been painted and the railings newly restored to their former glory.
The apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and a large bathroom with separate walk-in shower. There are two bedrooms, a large, comfortable double bedroom at the back and a pretty twin bedroom with sea views at the front which can also be made up as double. A separate utility room has a washing machine and is perfect for storing suitcases, beach gear and muddy boots!
Linen and towels are provided but please bring your own beach towels. A basis welcome pack is included, however we can provide a hamper of your choice at an extra cost.
Arrival time is between 3-6 pm. Please note there is a £10.00 surcharge for later arrivals. Departure time is 10.30 am
The Margate Area: Margate has many delights, the most recent addition being the Turner Contemporary, transforming the Old Town into an area for artists and craftspeople. As well as the good old fish and chip shop, there's a number of good restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs to choose from, serving local fare as well as an award winning Indian Restaurant.
There are miles of beautiful coastline to explore either by foot or by bike, with evening walks along the promenade watching the sun setting across the water. You can visit Botany Bay and play pirates in the hidden caves, or just enjoy the sandy beaches at Joss and Kingsgate Bays.
Dreamland, is currently being restored to once again become a major tourist attraction.
For those who love a bargain, there are a host of junk shops in the Northdown Rd area and in the Old Town a Saturday Farmers Market and on Sundays a Craft/Antiques Fair. Margate also has some of the best vintage clothes shops around. There is also a lively local jazz music scene.
How to Get There: By road: Margate is approx 1 hour from the Dartford crossing via the M2/A2 and A299, 30 minutes from the Eurotunnel Terminal at Ashford and easily accessed via the channel ports of Ramsgate and Folkestone.
By rail: The apartment is approx 15 min walk along the seafront from Margate train station with an hourly high speed service from London St Pancras International and two per hr from London Victoria.
Local transport: 5 min walk from Margate Town Centre with local train/bus links. There is a bus stop within 100m of the apartment offering a loop service to Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Westwood Cross shopping centre.
The nearest airport is Manston with direct flights from Edinburgh and Belfast.
South East England/ Kent region: There are many attractions to the area and the one which draws most people is of course the sea. The coastal towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Whitstable all have their unique atmosphere and don't forget the beauty and history of Canterbury.