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Ben Irvine

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German

Stunning Apartment Overlooking Prestigious Vale Square

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Kent - 16 Vale Square

Luxurious, 2 bedroom apartment with balcony views across beautiful Vale Square

This beautiful two bedroom apartment overlooks Vale Square, the most pleasant secluded little oasis in the whole of Ramsgate. This area of Ramsgate affords you the peace and serenity you find in prestigious squares in London with the comfort of the sea being at the end of your road. Where else can you boast of such surroundings.

The property has access to this beautiful square, but if you feel a little sluggish and want to admire the square from afar, why sit in your balcony window whilst having breakfast or if a little later in the day, a glass of white wine.

The property has two fabulous bedrooms, a spacious living room, a separate kitchen and a separate dining room, a WC and magnificent bathroom with a marble bath with space for two.

We have off road parking which is hard to coe by in Ramsgate and returning home from your day-trip or visit to the beach, having negotiated the opulent Regency staircase you'll be welcomed back in to the warmth of this charming holiday property.

This stunning apartment, occupying the top two floors of this commanding Regency property, is set on the historic and prestigious Vale Square. It is chic, light and spacious with the ambience of a boutique hotel. The property is listed 4 Star Gold by Visit Kent and as such is stylish, welcoming and flawlessly decorated.

From the moment you enter on the first floor, you are greeted by the stunning, double height, sweeping Regency staircase, carpeted in eye catching red.

The sitting room is south facing with beautiful views over the private garden square. Key features are high ceilings, a Regency fireplace and French doors onto a stone balcony, framed by full-length velvet curtains. The room is carpeted with an original piece from the Royal Festival Hall, the iconic Bat and Ball, designed by Peter Moro and Leslie Martin, which was laid for the Festival of Britain. On the walls the British theme continues with a giant Union Jack wall panel designed by Vivienne Westwood.

The dining room offers another spacious entertaining room with a large wooden table seating four to six people. It contains a feature fireplace and Fornansetti library wallpaper, with a large oversized 1960’s style feature light.

The separate kitchen is well equipped with state of the art Smeg appliances, including a fridge freezer (1950’s style), dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob and microwave. The surfaces are topped with an Iroko wooden worktop with a butler’s sink and gorgeous views onto the garden square.

The master bedroom, on the top floor, is an extremely spacious double with an elegant French Louis bed, mirrored bedside tables, fitted wardrobes, gold silk curtains and feature wallpaper designed by British fashion designer Matthew Williamson.

The second bedroom, has a super king size double bed, side tables, wardrobe and dressing table. From here, there are far reaching views onto the rear garden and over the rooftops of Ramsgate.

The very large marble bathroom is a real feature of this apartment, with full size bath, handheld shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail. This bathroom is extremely luxurious with Italian marble throughout. The room enjoys south facing views over the treetops down to the garden square. This is perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing and discovering this special part of East Kent.

Ramsgate is a fabulously rich and historical port town with a beautiful beach also and those interested in history as well as natural beauty would be well advised visiting the area to sample the local delights. From Ramsgate's beautiful architecture, through to Margate's old town charm, Sandwich's medieval buildings and Broadstairs quintessential British seaside feel, there is a wide variety of choices of things to do and see.

Recently in the Telegraph, there was an article written about the culinary pedigree of the area and how many of the local restaurants are being nationally recognised. The Sportsman in Seasalter up the road near Whitstable, the well established Eddie Gilberts fish restaurant and Age & Sons, the well renowned local eatery in Ramsgate has had rave reviews. There is a tremendous choice here in East kent and particularly Ramsgate and Thanet.

Local attractions such as (in no order of preference):

The Beach - Ramsgate, Broadstairs or Margate

The Turner Contemporary Gallery

The tennis courts at Spencer Square

The bike hire at Spencer Square

Shell Grotto in Margate

Sandwich town (it's a very old historic town with lots to see)

Dover Castle

Dover tunnels (30 minutes from Dover in the car - are you hiring a car?)

Ellington Park is a good place for football. Kids convene up there and have a knock about.

Crabbing in the local rock pools

Roller-skating (quite a lot of fun actually and lots of girls go - that might entice him)

Ramsgate Leisure Centre

Ramsgate swimming pool

The big swimming pool in front of the beach called the English Channel

Seal Watching

Fishing trips

Boat trip in Sandwich

Buggsy Bowling (ten pin bowling in Margate)

Crazy golf in Broadstairs

Trip to France (crazy I know but some of guests do it)


Howletts Zoo

Wingham wildlife Park

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ben Irvine (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German


2 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Apartment Overlooking Prestigious Vale Square
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Heaven in the Vale

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible week in Ramsgate, what a time we've had exploring the delights of the area, be it the exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery , the magical Shell Grotto of Cliftonville . Ice creams on the beach at Broadstairs . And of course Dining by the harbour in Royal Ramsgate. Too many memories to share.

Then the best bit to return to this Vale Sq apartment, with its beautiful space and light, over looking what must be one of the best kept secrets on Thanet the private gardens of Vale Sq.

Exhausted by our adventures what better place to relax in the evening than this space, be it in the spacious dining room (where we enjoyed a special Birthday dinner, Waitrose so handy ! ) or the sitting room with balcony over the garden. Or finally the deep tub in the white marble bathroom, thank you so much, it felt like heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay Deborah. Looking forward to your return visit in the Autumn!
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Not Luxury as advertised

  • 2 of 5

Sadly this wasnt what was as advertised. Not luxury by means.

The mock chesterfield sofa in lounge was beyond tatty sporting a gaping hole in the middle of the seat cushion,i used the duvet off the bed to cover during my stay, the carpet looked recycled from a commercial premises, being strips laid down with a variety of stains and different shades of colour, kitchen outdated and needs lifting. Bathroom has no fixed shower, you have to sit in bath with sprayer, if you stand is difficult and no shower screen so everywhere gets wet.

Beds and bedding ok, clean enough. There is not much attention to detail in relation to cleaning, the draws and cupboards have lots of junk and clutter, leading me to the impression someone lives there and moves out for rentals.

First impressions are not wonderful as you enter the house via a grimy entrance hall, overall uninspiring compared to whats on the market, it needs investment to upgrade to better standard.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Firstly I am so sorry you have not enjoyed your time at our apartment. It is our much loved weekend home. Due to changes in our location we are rarely able to use it these days. So for the past few years it has been a successful and happy holiday let, with guests from all over the Globe, including journalists covering the Open Golf championship at Sandwich. We have had nothing but positive feedback. Our background is music, fashion and interiors, so the apartment may have a quirky edge. The carpet may look a little at odds with the rest of carpet within the apartment as they are of the highest quality Louie De Poortere, in fact you are correct the carpet in the main reception is preloved and sourced from Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank, the iconic Ball and Net design by Peter Moro and Leslie Martin. And is an original piece from 1951, the year the Queen opened this international, highly regarded arts venue. With regards to the bathroom I am hoping we did not deceive, if you check with images on the website, you can clearly see we do not have a walk in shower, what we do have is a giant bath clad in White ( Bianco) Carrara marble with matching floor tiles throughout. With regards to the worn sofa, we have been having a frustrating time trying to find a company to reupholster. We have been let down and have drawn a blank on repairing it. So as of Monday 19th May we are taking delivery of a fine 3 seater sofa from Made.com. The style is Flynn in Midnight black. This weekend we are looking forward to spending a weekend in Ramsgate enjoying the delights of this special town and the Royal Harbour and the surrounding beaches. We will be making a full review of the apartment and seeing how we can improve on our guest experiences.
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Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
Kent International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Artillery Arms serving real ale, kent brewed beers
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Miles
Ramsgate port
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Manston Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Ramsgate Train Station
Nearest Motorway
12.2 Miles
M2 with the A299
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Eddie Gilberts
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Ramsgate Sands
Car: not necessary

Thanet is renowned for the quality of its beaches, and Ramsgate has some of the best in the area. Ramsgate Main Sands, situated a stone’s throw from the Royal Harbour, has been awarded a Blue Flag – a tribute to the cleanliness of its water, its safety record and its range of facilities. Hire out a deckchair and dig your toes into the soft sand.

Scenic Pegwell Bay is a National Nature Reserve and a great place for spotting birds. Curlews, oyster catchers and sanderlings all call Pegwell Bay home.

Viking Bay, just around the corner in Broadstairs, is, with its donkey rides, sticks of rock, and Punch and Judy shows, a throwback to the classic age of seaside holidays and makes for a fantastic day out.

East Kent is renowned for its numerous golf courses. Within 20 minutes of Ramsgate you will find two famous links courses – Prince’s G.C and Royal St. George’s G.C, host to golf’s prestigious 2011 Open Championship.

Canterbury G.C and North Foreland G.C are also in close proximity, while you may wish to visit the excellent driving range and nine-hole course at the Manston Golf Centre.

You can play tennis free of charge at the three courts on Spencer Sq – once the home of Vincent Van Gogh - or enjoy a workout followed by well-deserved sauna or steam-room session at the Ramsgate Sports Centre.

An excellent way of discovering Ramsgate’s attractions – and those nearby – is to take the Viking Coastal Trail. The 27-mile long trail, divided into six themed routes, takes in some of Thanet’s many places of interest, so put on your walking boots or jump on a bike, and set off for a day of exploring.

Along the way you can see the Viking ship Hugin which commemorates the Viking landings here in AD449. Also, you could visit the Minster Abbey, build in 1027 and reckoned to be the oldest inhabited property in the land.

And the beautiful, bright-white North Foreland Lighthouse is a sight to behold. It was also the last manually operated lighthouse in the country, finally converting to automatic operation in 1998.

On the seafront you will find Ramsgate Marina and the Royal Harbour. The Royal title was bestowed upon the Harbour by King George IV in 1821. Surrounded by stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture, the Harbour front is a hive of activity.

Here, discover Ramsgate’s rich nautical history at the fascinating Ramsgate Maritime Museum, or take a trip out to Goodwin Sands or the Stour Estuary and visit the resident seals.

And if there is anything else you wish to know about the town you’ll find the Ramsgate Tourism Office here too.

After all this activity, sit back and embrace Ramsgate’s cosmopolitan café culture. Relax in one of the sea-facing cafés or restaurants, watching the boats come and go in the marina and admiring the skies that J.M.W Turner described as the loveliest in all of Europe.

Come and visit our vibrant, charming town. Whether you are looking to discover fascinating places, or simply wish to relax, a Ramsgate holiday will have the answer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ramsgate, Kent


  • We do not require a security deposit. If you notice something is broken upon entering the apartment or is not working, please do inform us. We will endeavour to get this fixed and all charges will be borne by us.

    Terms and conditions:
    1. Upon making an enquiry we will respond with availability and inform you as to the total cost of your stay. you will then confirm, or otherwise, acceptance.
    2. At this point we will ask for a 30% deposit. This is non-refundable. you will be asked to pay the balance 8 weeks prior to your arrival.
    3. If your booking falls within 8 weeks you will need to pay the balance in full.
    4. Should you cancel within the 8 week period before your arrival you will remain liable for the total cost of your stay. Should we re-let the property after you have cancelled, you will be refunded 70% of the total cost of your stay.
    5. We offer you short term accommodation and booking are made on a first come first serve basis. Bookings are confirmed upon receipt of paym
  • We accept payment either via bank transfer or we can send you a PayPal request, as you prefer. We are not currently VAT registered.

    For bookings/enquiries for the half terms and bank holiday weekends, please refer to the pricing structure for the Low Summer periods to gauge what the cost of the stay would be.
  • We are happy to provide you with an invoice, we accept AMEX and we provide a weekly cleaning service should you require this during your stay.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kent in South East England

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , A beautiful marbled bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , A beautiful marbled bathroom
  • The bathroom on the top floor looks out over the beautiful square. The bathroom is a lovely place for you to relax at the end of the day or alternatively start your day in Ramsgate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Standard Double bedroom however, we can provide a single bed
  • The master bedroom overlooks the prestigious Vale Square, a beautiful secluded location in Ramsgate. The bedroom comes with everything the holidaying couple or parents would require. The second bedroom has a large double bed and should it be required we have a very comfortable second single bed for occasions when two beds are required. Both bedrooms have lovely views out and are extremely generous in the space provided.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This property has all the modern conveniences and is very close to the town centre, the beach and good transport links.

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