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.
- Castle968 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Self Catering in Broadstairs
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Jun 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 Broadstairs and St. Peters
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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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
November visit to Kent
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.
Fantastic Quiet Getaway
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.
Great Location for beaches - super comfortable.
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.
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.
Ich freu mich, dass es Ihnen hier in Kingsgate Bay gefallen hat. Viele Gruesse and see you later, Simone Vince
Sehr schöne geräumige Ferienwohnung, sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, top in Ordnung.
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!
Sehr schöne Lage direkt am Meer
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.
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