Beach View self catering apartment
Self Catering in Broadstairs
- 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's Royal title when he landed here on the way to London.
Simone Vince purchased this Castle in 1999
Why Simone Vince chose Broadstairs
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Was clean and tidy, communication was good and no problems. Flat felt chilly and was dated but in keeping with the building so, quaint would probably be a better description.
Overall, the stay was as pleasant, comfertable and a good base for getting around.
Excellent location for visiting the Kent area.
Quite and comfortable with beautiful views across Kingsgate bay.
A little piece of paradise
Needed to just have a quiet couple of days and this apartment gave us exactly that!!
Very well maintained. Spotlessly clean. Very welcoming host.
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.
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