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Simone Vince

Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German

1.10h by train from central London + 5 min by taxi, opposite stairs to beach - Sea View self-catering apartment

37 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday castle in Broadstairs - Self Catering in Broadstairs

holiday apartment opposite sandy beach, golf course, tennis place, pub,

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.

Details for holiday castle Sea View self-catering apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

It is a very sunny flat with beautiful sea views from the parent's bedroom and living-room. You can see the arch in the chalk cliffs reaching into the sea. It is furnished with the highest standard and located on the first floor of the property. The parent's bedroom and living room/ dinner overlook the sandy beach. The children's bedroom and kitchen overlook a charming Victorian garden. There are two bathrooms, one for the parents and one for the children with a washing machine. The kitchen is equipped for every need and includes a dishwasher. You can prepare your family meal, whilst at the same time watching your children playing on the beach.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Simone Vince (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German

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 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. Manston Airport also provides great connections to Europe and the rest of the United Kingdom.

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

Sea View self-catering apartment
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 40 reviews
4

4.5 stars really

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a top holiday rental. The price seems reasonable for the great accommodation that was the Sea View apartment. A good welcome by the owner, a good location in front of a lovely beach and just down the road (5min drive, 30 min walk) from Broadstairs. I was pleasantly surprised by the Great sized kitchen with excellent facilities and spotlessly clean. The living room and bathrooms were also so comfortable and clean and great sizes. The ambiance of the building and apartment was warm & welcoming and felt secure with code locks and door locks. The apartment views were beautiful front (sea) and back (gardens). It's very suitable for a family with children rather than a group of adults as there was only one double bed, but another large kids room with a single and bunk. There were only a few things i would have liked to have been aware of before booking: the tricky parking for one car only (out of owners control), the difficult lock on the apartment door which was a fiddly struggle every time we went out, some troubles with the TV signals which we resolved ourselves, the lack of WIFI and phone signal (although aware phone signal is also out of control of owner and something that a lot of people would relish!). Overall I would definitely stay again and have recommended it to family and friends. Couldn't fault the service and cleanliness either - and the proactive helpfulness of the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderful stay in Broadstairs!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this Broadstairs apartment! Sitting in the living room in front of the fireplace listening to the waves from the ocean was so relaxing. We enjoyed walking up the street to the local pub, Captain Digby's, for a couple of meals and pints. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and Simone was so nice and helpful! We hope to come back and stay here again soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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4

Great Views. Peaceful Location. Cozy stay.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely. There was only 2 of us but there is ample room for a large family to stay as the second bedroom has 3 beds (1 single, 1 bunk). The double room has a great huge bed, and a separate bathroom (bath only, no shower). The master bedroom bathroom could do with an added shower if there is a large family staying, but for us this was fine as there is a second shower room with toilet.

The Aparment is in Kingsgate Bay and so is about a 25 minute walk into Broadstairs, but is a lovely stroll along the bay if the tide is out. Simone the host is lovely and very accommodating and allowed us to check out later in the afternoon for an added cost. The apartment has no iron, or hairdryer. Simone though did iron my top for me, however again the apartment could benefit from an iron and ironing board especially if making use of the washing machine.

Gas is added at the end of the stay and taken from the deposit, this could be factored into the overall price per night/week as with the electricity. But I suppose if gas isn't needed during your stay this is a fairer way to calculate surcharges.

The Kitchen is fully fitted and condiments are provided such as soap, washing up liquid, washing powder, sponges, tin foil and such like, and has a lovely view onto the garden.

We will be back sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

very nice property and superb location

  • 5 of 5

the apartment is very nicely decorated, and has plenty of space, and is well equipped, very well maintained, and lovely and clean. The views are lovely. Did lots of walks on the cliff tops, and can recommend the Captain Digby for food. The owner was very helpful, and on hand.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Ridderkerk, the Netherlands
5

Great Holiday adress

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderfull time in Broadstairs .

Nice little town , great appartment : spacious, charming and very well equipped, beautifull views.

Mrs Vince told us the highlights in the region and was very helpfull.

The house is situated practically on a white cliff !

5 ***** !!!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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sheffield, UK
5

a gorgeous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two children aged 3 and 6 years. We found the flat large enough to house the whole family comfortably, and all the rooms were a lovely big size. There are bunk beds in the children's room and a selection of books and games which was a lovely extra thought. The flat is well stocked with everything you would need to cook for your family every night if you wanted to. But there are also extras that you don't expect, such as warm blankets on the sofas ( perfect for snuggling up when the nights are chillier) and plenty of extra pillows. The flat was also spotlessly clean, which is such a joy when you are away from home.

But the best thing about this flat is the location. The main bedroom and the lounge have gorgeous sea views, and Kingsgate Bay is lterally over the road. This is one of the quieter bays in Broadstairs, and became virtually our private cove. Perfect for strolls and chasing waves, rockpooling and hiding in sea caves. Our children absolutely loved it and we had trouble getting them in for bed!

Not only would we go again, but given half a chance would probably move in permanently.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Heathrow / Gatwick / Luton / Stansted
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Captain Digby 100m away from holiday apartment
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
North Forland Golfcourse
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Broadstairs
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Ramsgate
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Broadstairs, Kent

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
20 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Late Summer
10 Sep 2016 - 7 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
From
£130
Fri,Sat
£560
 
 
Autumn
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£100
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£460
 
 
Winter
4 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Winter
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£425
for 5 nights
From
£85
£490
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Summer
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£560
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
actual Gas usage £0
actual Water usage £0

Gas & Water usage will be calculated at the end of the holiday period.
Der tatsächliche Gas & Wasserverbrauch wird am Ende der Ferienzeit abgerechnet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Sea View self-catering apartmentin Broadstairs in South East England

Property Type:
  • castle
Building Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 4 Single Bed
  • travel cot and high chair free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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