Sea View self-catering apartment
Self Catering in Broadstairs
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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 Apartment in 1999
Why Simone Vince chose Thanet District
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 Apartment 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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Quite location with a lovely view.
Spacious apartment made welcome by the nice owner, location is within easy walking distance to the surrounding bays with a great pub up the road that serves a lovely range of food.
Enjoyed our stay and recommend. Thanks
Everything you need including the view!
Lovely apartment with fantastic views over the beach and sea. Everything we required to make it a home away from home break. Simone is a great host and makes sure you are comfortable with all the appliances. Great location for walking on the beach into Broadstairs and beyond or cycling up to Whitstable.
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you here again soon.
Best wishes, Simone
4.5 stars really
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.
Wonderful stay in Broadstairs!!
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!
Great Views. Peaceful Location. Cozy stay.
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.
very nice property and superb location
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.
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