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Simone Vince

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, german

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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Kent Castle Rental Photos and Description

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 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.
  • 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
Call Owner
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.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Sea View self-catering apartment
average rating of 4.848485 based on 36 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Ridderkerk, the Netherlands

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 ***** !!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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sheffield, UK

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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warwickshire england

An marvelous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay in Sea View. The accommodation was lovely and was exactly as described, and the scenery beautiful. The weather was very kind to us and so we saw the area at it's best. Mrs Vince is so helpful and friendly and she is to hand should you need her, she certainly goes that extra mile. There was only the two of us but our daughter and two children came for an overnight stay with us and the apartment was so spacious we had plenty of room for the 5 of us, and everything we needed, a total home from home. The walks along the coast are lovely and very safe and the views are amazing. It is advisable to have a car as you need to travel a short distance for shopping etc but the Captain Digby pub just over the road is excellent, providing affordable lunch time snacks and a lovely evening menu, both of which we have tried. Children are catered for as well there, with a safe,gated, play area outside and also inside a large enclosed soft play area, and the staff are very friendly.We would definitely recommend a stay at Sea View and we look forward to a return visit. The Vince family are doing an excellent job.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Heathrow / Gatwick / Luton / Stansted
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Captain Digby 100m away from holiday apartment
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
North Forland Golfcourse
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
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


Rates & Availability

Broadstairs Castle Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring / Summer
May 7 2016 - Jun 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $218
actual Water usage $0
actual Gas 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 if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Kent Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single
  • travel cot and high chair free of charge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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