A well equipped holiday home set in a mews location and close to all amenities.
Bridgette Craig Walpole
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beach holiday in Margate
Conveniently located for Margate Beach and Lido, this was an great location for a beach holiday with our grandchildren. Although the property was was in a rather tacky alleyway it was well fitted out, had a walled garden area and had everything we needed. Only niggle was the front door lock, which we found difficult to use.
Delightful property next to Railway Station and Beach
We (2 couples) stayed at this small, beautifully decorated house for a long August Bank Holiday weekend. It is situated between Margate Railway Station and the Beach (less than 5 mins walk), and has a private little garden which was perfect for leisurely breakfast in the sun. We travelled by train, so it was most conveniently placed. The owner, Bridgette, was very helpful with a special request we had, and communication between us was good. Also the housekeeper had to come out late on our arrival date for check in, as we couldn't get there earlier, which was very good of her and helped us enormously.
Margate was rocking - lots to do and see. Bridgette has local knowledge and can suggest things to do, if needed.
. Weather - Hot Hot Hot. A fantastic stay.
Fab accommodation in Margate.
What a fab, quirky, beautiful accommodation. Just perfect for enjoying Margate. Close to seafront and short walk to the market square.
Many thanks for your kind comments. Glad to hear you enjoyed the house and your time in Margate.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Fantastic Hideaway on Seafront!
A perfect hideaway just off the main thoroughfare with beach access within 2-3 minutes walk. Recently renovated with a nice outdoor space to relax after a long walk on the Margate beach. Access to local restaurants and bars is only a short walk away.
Many thanks for your kind comments and happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Extract from Turner Contemporary Website:-
Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Sun 12 Jan 2020
One of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, Turner Prize 2019 is coming to Turner Contemporary.
Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London.
Four of the most exciting artists working right now are shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year. The names of these artists will be announced in Spring 2019.
The prize is renowned for triggering debates around new developments in contemporary British art. The work of the four artists will feature in the exhibition at Turner Contemporary and the winner will be announced at a major awards ceremony in December 2019.
The Turner Prize is named after J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) who was an innovative and controversial artist in his day, is now seen as one of the greatest British artists, and expressed a wish to establish a prize for young artists. Turner Contemporary is named after the artist for similar reasons; our work is inspired by Turner’s innovative and radical approach to art.
Margate welcomes you to visit our town and this major exhibition.
Margate had been known for years as the seaside town made popular by donkey rides, saucy postcards and the kiss-me-quick pink hat. It went into decline for many years as so did other seaside destinations.
Today Margate is thriving and more and more visitors are returning to its white sand beaches and bringing along their children and grandchildren to this new trendy resort.
Margate was one of the first seaside resorts where tourists including Keats and Lord Nelson came to enjoy the newly fashionable health giving properties of sea bathing. The first bathing machine was introduced here in Margate in the 18th Century by Benjamin Beale, this allowed both men and women to change out of their normal clothes into swimwear, this was etiquette for sea bathing.
Today Margate's white sand beach is a magnet for those of all ages.
Margate is just 90 minutes by train, from London St Pancras. It is expected that in 2019 this will only be a 60-minute journey, once the Ashford to Margate line has been completed.
For those travelling by car, Margate is accessed via the A28, M2 and M25.
Our excellent sandy beaches include St Mildred's Bay, Broadstairs, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Walpole Bay to name a few. The Kent coastline is beautiful and can be explored by car, bus or rail. You can also hire bicycles for the entire family and enjoy discovering the coastline called the Viking Coastal Trail, which is a 25 Mile multi-user route around the Isle of Thanet. From Reculver, the trail passes through Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to reach Pegwell Bay, where the Vikings first landed in Kent.
We provide leaflets and information on the various beaches and the amenities to be found on each e.g. scuba diving, surfing, wind-surfing, kite surfing and kayaking. There are a number of beach cafes and restaurants along your route.
We have an excellent bus system here in Thanet and you can travel between towns and villages quite easily. The No. 8/8A bus stops conveniently close to the property, which serves Canterbury.
The Thanet 'Loop’ is one of the most frequent services and its schedule is on average every 7 minutes and it operates daily. This is the perfect way to see Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as well as the Westwood Cross shopping Centre.
The main bus stop for The 'Loop' is situated just across from the Thanet District Council in Cecil Square. A day pass will enable you to jump on and off as you wish!
Places of Interest in Margate:-
The Old Kent Market - The Parade
The Harbour Arm
Turner Contemporary - Rendezvous.
The Old Droit House (now Museum) - Rendezvous
The Tudor House - King Street
Margate Museum and Old Jail - The Old Town
Shell Grotto - Grotto Hill
Margate Caves (to open Summer 2019)
Margate restaurants are keeping the town on the culinary map. A number of restaurants have been recognised by the Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide 2019.
These are Bottega Caruso, The Kentish Pantry, Hantverk & Found, GB Pizza, Angela's and The Greedy Cow (serving the best hot Chocolate in town, according to my 2 grandsons).
Other "foodie" places to mention are The Bus Cafe, Margate Coffee Shed, The Old Post Office, The Buoy and Oyster, Beet Bar and Cliffs.