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1h from central London and 30min from Dover, opposite stairs to sandy beach - Beach View self catering apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Beach View self catering apartment

It is a very sunny flat with beautiful sea and beach views. You can see the arch in the chalk cliffs reaching into the sea. The Flat is furnished with the highest standard and located on the second floor. The parent's bedroom and living room overlook the sandy beach. The children's bedroom and kitchen overlook a charming garden. You can prepare your family meal, whilst at the same time watching your children playing on the beach.

About the property

Self Catering in Broadstairs

The holiday apartments are situated on a most romantic and unique sandy beach near London. They have been family managed by the owners for twenty years. Part of a 250 year old Georgian Mansion the apartments are comfortably furnished including books, videos and games. Every room has a beautiful view either out to sea and the chalk cliffs or towards the Victorian garden at the back of the house. There is an ever changing scene sea scape with the tides, fascinating sea birds, ships to watch either from the windows or the beach directly in front of the property. You have opportunities to play golf straight behind the house, go swimming, go to the children's play area or play tennis. A good idea is to bring your own bicycles with you. The bicycle paths around this area and some along the beach are breath-taking. All apartments are child friendly and non-smoking areas.

More Details

Simone Vince
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Simone Vince

We are a bilingual family and we found this beautiful property twenty years ago and fell in love at first sight. It is not only picturesque but also historic being linked to the famous Holland Family with interconnections to the famous Spencer and Lennox sisters who descended from King Charles II. King Charles I, gave Kingsgate Bay it's Royal title when he landed here on the way to London.

Simone Vince purchased this castle in 1999

Why Simone Vince chose Kent

When we bought these apartments they showed their former glory but needed upgrading to quality facilities for modern discerning holiday makers. The whole area has also since benefited from the economic prosperity of the South East with excellent new road and high speed rail links.

What makes this castle unique

Holland Cottage is unique with its direct access to a secluded chalk-cliffed sandy bay. The famous Kings 'Gate' is opposite the house with steps leading to the beach. The chalk cliffs are often featured in tourist promotions for Kent especially the famous Kingsgate Arch. The chalk cliffs are famous for their fossils and rare sea birds nestling in the caves for birdwatching. The cycle path (also named the coastal trail) is ten pedals from the front door.

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Wir stellen keine Handtuecher, da Besucher in der Vergangenheit Handtuecher an den Strand genommen haben. Sie koennen jedoch Handtuecher (keine Strandhandtuecher) von uns leihen fuer £3 pro Person.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in the Kent, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Parent bedroom with double bed, Children bedroom with 4 beds,
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 17 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bedlinen & tea towels are free of charge. We don't supply any towels. If you want to book with towels we will charge an extra hand towel charge of £1 and £3 for bath towels. WE DON'T PROVIDE ANY BEACH TOWELS!


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Beach View self catering apartment
average rating of 4.894737 based on 50 reviews

November visit to Kent

  • 4 of 5

Three of us stayed for three nights while visiting our son in Margate. The property is charming and has lovely sea views. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms adequate. It was rather cold and windy and the apartment is a little cold because of the age of the building. The kitchen was satisfactory for making breakfast but I would not plan to prepare all daily meals there. Restaurants are convenient but you need a car and parking can be difficult in any town. I’d like to return in the summer to be able to enjoy the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a historic house with lots of character and a castle next door. The home is as pictured, right on the ocean.

Our host Simone was wonderful. Beach chairs, mats and beach toys are provided along with a large (large for a rental) library.

The only aspect I would change (but is not a complaint) is we are not used to duvets and covers and would have preferred a top sheet (made it a little hard to sleep), and the furnishings were worn but quite serviceable and gave the place a cottage-y feel.

The rental had everything we needed with adequate kitchen cooking and eating utensils, a washing machine, living room overlooking the ocean.

There are many beaches in the area, this one is exceedingly quiet and non-crowded compared to others nearby. The house sits on the 30 mile coastal (bike - walk) Thanet Trail, a wonderful resource.

We walked to Margate and back one day for ice cream (6 miles total). The scenery and ocean view are very worth the walk. There is a pub just up the hill from the rental (2 minute walk) also with great sea views, friendly staff and good selection of food and drink.

Very nearby is Canterbury and we enjoyed two days there (we are not from the UK so this was all new to us). There is a lot to do in the area such as Deal and Walmer Castle.

The service at the nearby Enterprise Car Rental (10 minutes away by car) was outstanding and they drove my husband back to Holland Cottage when we turned in the car.

I'm not sure I'll make it back to this area as there's so much world to see, but if I ever did I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for beaches - super comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a couple nights mid-week at Beach View and had a lovely time. The location is superb, nestled between Joss and Botany Bay, directly across (1 minute walk) from Kingsgate Bay. A perfect location for beach enthusiasts with kids who like exploring. And just a minutes drive from the cafes, pubs and restaurants of Broadstairs,

The accommodation itself was very comfortable with ample space and mod cons. Would definitely recommend it, and hopefully return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erholsamer Familienurlaub

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung liegt stilvoll in einem herrschaftlichen Haus direkt an der Kingsgate Bay und nur durch die Straße vom feinen Sandstrand getrennt. Die Wohnung bietet beeindruckende Blicke auf den Strand und das Meer, sowie das Kingsgate selber, welches bei den verschiedenen Gezeiten und Tageszeiten immer anders aussieht. Die Wohnung bietet alles was einen perfekten und erholsamen Familienurlaub gehört. Sowohl Kinderbücher, DVDs in Deutsch und Englisch sind vorhanden, sowie zahlreiche Strandspielsachen und sogar Neopren-Anzüge in allen Größen, sollten die Wassertemperaturen mal etwas geringer sein. Neben Englischem Fernsehen kann man auch komplette Fernsehsender auf Deutsch empfangen. Neben einer toll ausgestatteten Küche bietet die Wohnung im 2. Stock auch 2 Bäder und einen herrlichen Blick auf die Gärten der Häuser. Sowohl Lage, als auch Preis sind absolut top.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich freu mich, dass es Ihnen hier in Kingsgate Bay gefallen hat. Viele Gruesse and see you later, Simone Vince
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Sehr schöne geräumige Ferienwohnung, sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, top in Ordnung.

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren eine Woche hier und hatten alles was wir brauchten. (inklusive schönes Wetter) Die Vermieterin gibt Tipps und Informationen für einen perfekten Aufenthalt. Tolle Ferienwohnung am schönsten Ort. Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöne Lage direkt am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung ist wunderschön gelegen, direkt am Meer. Nur ein paar Schritte über die wenig befahrene Straße und ein paar Stufen runter an den Strand... Wir haben den Blick auf das Meer vom Wohn- oder Schlafzimmer und das Rauschen des Meeres bei Nacht genossen.

Die Wohnung ist gut eingerichtet und sauber, das Haus natürlich dem Alter entsprechend mit eigenem Charakter.

London ist recht gut erreichbar, entweder mit dem Auto (wir haben beim O2 geparkt) oder mit dem Zug ab Broadstairs.

Sehr nette deutschsprachige Vermieterin, Parkplatz direkt vor dem Haus - auf jeden Fall sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Heathrow / Gatwick / Luton / Stansted
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Captain Digby 100m away from holiday apartment
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
North Forland Golfcourse
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Captain Digby 100m away from holiday apartment
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Kingsgate Bay
Car: recommended

These self catering holiday apartments in Kent are located on the outskirts of Broadstairs. It is a great accommodation right opposite the sandy Kingsgate Bay. Here you will find the sea in front, an old castle (Kingsgate Castle) to your right and a comfortable family pub the Captain Digby to your left. The rear of the holiday apartment is surrounded by the North Foreland Golfcourse, which is overlooked by the nearby North Foreland Lighthouse. The famous surfing and holiday beach Joss Bay is right next to Kingsgate Bay. Broadstairs ( home of Charls Dickens) town centre is in walking distance (about 30 min). You can even walk to Broadstairs along the beach when the tide is out. You can enjoy the sea view from your holiday apartment. Canterbury is about 30min away by car. It is a very beautiful town. To London you can go by train in about 1h 10min.

Other Activities: indoor Scateboard area 1 mile away