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Penthouse balcony apartment with panoramic sea views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 double bedroom balcony flat with large kitchen diner

Fantastic apartment with dramatic views of The Leas promenade and across the English channel to France. Relax out on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful setting or get out and about and explore this underrated and special location.

Well connected to visit London with the High Speed train service. Kings Cross / St Pancras in under 1 hour!

Accommodation is split over two floors with the master bedroom, lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom on the first floor and two further bedrooms upstairs. Two of the three bedrooms have sea views. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and the third two singles that can be made into a double on special request. There is also a full size cot and optional travel cot available for children.

The kitchen has loads of workspace, a gas fired oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and dining table that easily seats 6. Also included are a high chair and a booster seat for kids, in fact the flat has many extras good for children including toys, baby monitors, push chair and baby bath, changing mat etc. There is also a utility room with washing machine.

Clifton Crescent is a Grade II classic Victorian stucco terrace that fronts on to The Leas, a magnificent promenade lining the edge of the cliff with multiple paths down to the beach and coastal park below. Within easy reach are the Leas Cliff Hall, bandstand, amphitheatre and funicular railway. The area is often used for activities such as the classic car rally in August bank holiday, mini marathons, Triennial art installations and faires. The air show has recently returned and this flat has one of the best views to see the planes.

The town centre is only a short walk away with it's bars, cafes and galleries down the old High Street and creative quarter.

Further afield you could visit Dover for its enormous castle or even catch a ferry for a day trip to France. If you have a car you can get the channel tunnel from Folkestone or perhaps take a drive around St Margarets bay through Sandgate and Hythe and out to Rye. There's also the Dymchurch & Hythe railway through the marshes.

Inland there is the beautiful Kent countryside to explore and a visit to Canterbury with it's major cathedral, ancient buildings and excellent shopping facilities could be worthwhile.

More Details

Mr Christopher Bagust
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Mr Christopher Bagust

Brought up in Devon, south west England. Went to school in Canterbury (not far from Folkestone).

Spent many years in London working in IT and audio solutions. Also I met my wife there, with whom I now live with in her native land, Spain.

My mother's family were in the hotels and catering business and my great grandfather actually built a major hotel in London so maybe the will to host people has rubbed off on me!

Mr Christopher Bagust purchased this apartment in 1935

Why Mr Christopher Bagust chose Folkestone

The apartment was my Grandmother's and has been in the family for many years. Unfortunately my mother is too ill to live there by herself and so the flat was left empty as I live abroad, so considering the amazing situation and outlook this place has I decided to let it to holidaymakers so others could enjoy it too.

I have many good memories of staying there as a child and now my own children love it too!

What makes this apartment unique

Undoubtedly the view from the terrace is stunning. On a sunny day having breakfast out there with the Leas framing the view of the channel and possibly France in the background is a real treat.

Locationwise the apartment is part of a classic English early Victorian crescent in the West End of Folkestone. It's also an easy walk into the centre of town and all the local amenities. Or you can just go straight down to the beach, visit the coastal park or stroll along the Leas instead. It's also very close to the Leas Cliff Hall if you have an event you want to attend there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at Clifton Views, and in fact I wish it were this time last week so that we could do it all over again...
May 2013
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Folkestone Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeps up to 6 adults / children + possibly 2 infants, one in cot and there is a travel cot available too.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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Penthouse balcony apartment with panoramic sea views.
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 40 reviews

Lovely flat with gorgeous view -- kid friendly and perfect for large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It truly has everything a family could need such as toys, crib and booster seat! You can't beat the view and the leas is steps away. Overall, really great amenities. One note: If you have issues with stairs, this place isn't for you as there is no lift/elevator, but after the first day we were used to going up/down and it wasn't an issue.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, cosy flat and near to a great children's play area

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Christopher's flat. Everything was as per the pictures and comments on the website. It was a nice cosy place to spend Christmas. We enjoyed a lovely beach walk and the brilliant children's playground at the Leas. It's near to quite a few hotels if you want to go very locally for a drink. Easy communication with Christopher. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment with amazing sea views

  • 5 of 5

The property was comfortable and clean with lots of character. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again. The view of the sea was stunning and the balcony was an added bonus as we were able to sit out and enjoy the sunshine.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Apartment full of character and clean, a lot of stairs, compensated by great views

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and view

  • 4 of 5

Great location and view

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sun, sea and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect destination for any group of people, young or old. It would be a problem if stair-climbing is an issue however. We didn't mind. The kitchen is huge and well equipped, the beds were comfortable and the whole flat was spotlessly clean.

We spent our time having leisurely meals in between walks and bouts of sunbathing and swimming in the sea. The runners in our group loved the close proximity to the promenade which is a picturesque running track. Only regret is I wish we had longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Leas Cliff Hall
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Etchinghill Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Folkestone Central
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Grand
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Enjoy a stroll along The Leas promenade right outside with its sea views across to France, admire the wonderful architecture of the crescent itself and the Metropol building before taking a cream tea in the conservatory of The Grand. Then descend to the beach on the funicular railway and ramble into the Coastal Park with it's adventure playground for the kids. Visit Folkestone harbour and sample the local seafood before climbing back to the town centre via the Creative Quarter galleries in the old High Street and the Bayle. Maybe there's a concert in the Leas Cliff Hall or look out for other events like the Triennial, classic cars Old Timer rally, air show or local theatre and children's activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $129.45

A 50% deposit is required on booking with the balance due approx 6 weeks (40 days) before occupation. If booking within less than 6 weeks then the full amount is due.

A security (breakages) deposit of £100 is also required with the booking. This will be automatically refunded to you after your stay, usually within 28 days, unless there is an issue to resolve.

The minimum charge for any rental is £300. This is due to the level of fixed costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.