|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
6 Gloster Terrace is a very spacious, end of terrace house on Sandgate Esplanade. The property has many modern features, while managing to still feel true to its roots.
The house is over four split levels.
Wi-fi internet connection.
Entering into the hallway, with its stripped wooden floors, you go to an open plan kitchen/diner.
To the rear the lovely modern fitted kitchen, has, a range gas cooker with 6 burners & double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave & coffee machine.
There are French doors opening to an enclosed rear courtyard, where you can barbeque or just sit quietly, read a book or improve on your tan.
To the front, with SEA VIEWS is the dining area, which has a large dining table and chairs, a stereo system with CD player, radio, & turntable on which to play the large library of vinyl records.
At the end of the hallway, on the ground floor is the utility room, having washing machine, tumble dryer & butlers sink. The properties second washing facility is here, a wet room with shower & w/c. it doubles as an Ideal place to wash off after a visit to the beach.
The first floor.
To the rear there is a double bedroom with ensuite WC.
The remainder of this floor has the spacious L-shaped family living room. This double aspect room has an open fire, two settees, two chairs, folding card table, flat screen TV with freeview & DVD player. Not to mention a piano & a selection of books. The front aspect is of the lovely, and often spectacular SEA VIEWS. You can see right across the bay to Dungeness, & on a clear evening you can glimpse the lights along the French coast.
The second floor.
This floor has the family bathroom. A spacious room with bath having shower attachment and shower screen, also a large wash basin. There is a separate WC.
There is a bedroom having two single beds.
Also on this floor, to the front is a spacious double bedroom, with SEA VIEWS.
The top floor.
On this floor is a single bedroom with small TV, ideal as a kids getaway for games consoles (please bring your own console).
All beds have duvets.
Linen included in the rental.
Please don't forget to bring towels.
The property is let Saturday to Saturday.
There are a good selection of local pubs, several with real ales. Also various takeaways & restaurants, including Indian, Mexican, Nepalese, fish & chips, etc.
No pets allowed (people who have allergies please be aware that animals have been in this property).
Such, such, such a great vacation. Wonderful place. Beautiful house. Thank you very, very much!
I booked this house for a fortnight's solo writing retreat with visits from nearby friends in the middle weekend. I came by public transport which was easy as the house is on the main bus route between Folkestone and Hythe. The house is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped apart from a couple of odd omissions in the kitchen (no egg cups or garlic crusher - though those can be worked around). I couldn't get radio reception but maybe that's just me. The library of books is great, there's plenty for everyone including children as long as they're up to reading full-length books. The beds are comfortable. The house wouldn't be good for anyone with mobility problems, as there are lots of stairs - but for the rest of us that's good exercise! There is a lever tap in the kitchen, but the rest of the taps are standard rotary taps. I had a couple of problems during my stay, and needed to contact the company that manages the property, who were not very quick to respond though they did eventually get back to me. And I had one question, which I had to ask by email several times before I got an answer: I wanted to know whether the cleaners would come in on the middle Saturday, or only after I left, which didn't seem a particularly complicated question to me. I didn't mind which it was, I just wanted to know whether I needed to tidy the house and make sure everyone was out of the way on the middle Saturday or not (the answer was 'no' which was fine but I wish they'd answered the first email not the fourth!). The kitchen and bathrooms were cleaned to a good standard, though there were places elsewhere where I could write my name in the dust, particularly in the main bedroom where I slept. Also some of the paintwork looked as if it hadn't been wiped down in months or years, and in places it was cracked or damaged. So if it matters to you that the property you stay in is pristine and perfect, this house will not be ideal. But if you'd like to stay somewhere spacious, with bags of character and charm, great sea views, and plenty of attractions nearby, then I'd recommend this house very highly. There is so much to enjoy, from the beautiful arum lilies in the front garden, to the Velux windows in the attic bedroom which make such a great sound when it rains. I would happily book this house again myself.
This house provided me and my grown-up family with a really good base for our holiday. The house is really lovely (homely as well as very spacious) and well maintained, the furniture's comfortable, and the location very convenient. Having the piano and lots of interesting books was a bonus. Inevitably there was some traffic noise during the day, but this wasn't really a problem. The view from the first floor lounge was stunning, and I loved being so close to the sea that I could hear the waves in the night. We could have done with more/ bigger saucepans, otherwise the house was pretty well equipped. There was a plumbing problem which the agent got sorted out. The house is well positioned, being within walking distance of shops and eating places as well as walks along the beach, up the hill into the woods behind Sandgate, and along the canal into Hythe.
Das Haus ist sauber, sehr geräumig und bietet alles, was man braucht. Die Schlüsselübergabe ist problemlos möglich. Wir waren zu 5. vor Ort und alle waren sehr zufrieden. Der Blick aus dem Wohnzimmer ist atemberaubend schön. Die Bibliothek im Haus ist sehr umfangreich, so dass man gemütliche Stunden am Kamin verbringen kann.
Von Folkestone aus ist London mit dem Zug gut und für die Entfernung auch günstig zu erreichen. Außerdem bieten sich Canterbury und Dover Castle für einen Besuch an. Der Strand direkt vor dem Haus ist aus grobem Kies und sauber.
Ich würde das Haus jederzeit wieder buchen!
6, Gloster Terrace is set in Sandgate which is about 1 ½ miles from Folkestone town centre.
The beach is just across the road & has views from Dover to Dungeness with occasional glimpses of the French coast. The beach is very popular for bathing, playing & Beach fishing. It is rocky in places directly opposite the house, but this clears within a few hundred metres towards Hythe.
There is a sea wall with wide promenade for walking or cycling.
There are local shops and public houses within ½ mile. Sandgate has a selection of small shops, pubs, restaurants, take-aways and antique shops.
Hythe is about 2 miles away & has a lovely pedestrian High Street with a selection of shops to suit most tastes. There are also some nice pubs and restaurants. The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway is on the outskirts of the town. There are also several supermarkets.
Folkestone town centre is within 1 1/2 miles, having shopping centre, pubs, etc. Also fishing on day charters & from the harbour wall.
The coastal play park is just off the sea front which is a level walk along the sea wall from the house.
Dungeness is well known for sea fishing as well as its lighthouse which can be climbed and there is a RSPB bird reserve and fresh water fishing lakes. In Lydd there is a water sports centre with wind surfing, power boat racing and go carting. Other attractions in the area include Dover Castle, Bodiam Castle, Hever Castle, Sissinghurst, Hastings and Canterbury with its shops & Cathedral.
There is horse riding at Saltwood.
Hythe has tennis courts, a park with football pitches, indoor swimming pool and there is a walkway to the town centre along the Royal Military Canal.
The Royal Military Canal with boat hire, fishing and walkways .
Other local attractions are:-
Sound mirrors. Fore-runner to radar. Above the Military canal, just outside Hythe
Brockhill Country park. 54 acre park with stream, lake, woodland & meadows in Saltwood.
Folkestone Racecourse. Kent’s only racecourse, 4 miles from Hythe.
The Bonehouse. A somewhat macabre place of interest. One of only two in England. Containing thousands of neatly stacked skulls & bones. Situated in the crypt of the parish church. Open May to September.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Only a few miles from Hythe.
There is a coastal park, children’s play area along by the seafront between Sandgate & Folkestone.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
There is an additional £25 booking fee. 50% is required upon booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday.
We accept credit or debit card payments - however a credit card payment will incur an extra charge.
Holidays over Christmas & New Year require a £250 deposit.
This will be refunded within 14 days of your departure, provided all is okay with the property.