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Terraced House, Quiet Area, Garden, Gate At Back of garden

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home, Minnis Bay, Birchington, Kent, England - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach Front

The Beach Retreat is a terraced 3 bedroom house, conveniently positioned for all local amenities, especially the lovely sandy beaches of Minnis Bay. This is an ideal house for a family or a couple. The L-shaped kitchen dining room and shower room are newly fitted and is light and spacious. A lounge to the front with seating for 7. Upstairs is a 5ft double bedroom, a bunk bed room and a family room with a 5ft double and bunk beds as well as a bathroom and separate toilet. Maximum 4 Adults as bunk beds are suitable for children only. A lovely private garden with decking and steps down to a grass area and gate to back of property, handy for dropping bags and entrance to and from the beach. Minnis Bay has a number of cafes and restaurants, the park is a couple of minutes walk away along with a general store. The surrounding area is flat and ideal for bike riding and walking. At the beach there is a crabbing pool, beach huts for weekly rental, plenty of car parking, public toilets, lifeguards in peak season, bike hire, cafes and a pub. It is family friendly beach with lots of sand at low tide. It is quiet, relaxing, friendly and we love it! Dogs allowed on the beach and surrounding areas although some restrictions in place during May to September. (2 bays of beach are DOG free).

Verity Batchelor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Verity Batchelor

We are a family of 6 who live about 1 hour from Minnis Bay. Both my husband and I work and the children are school age. We often pack up on a friday evening and drive down to Minnis Bay for a weekend by the sea. We love it as we find it so relaxing. In the winter we wrap up warm bike ride, walk and play in the park. In the summer we play on the beach, swim, BBQ and enjoy the summer sunshine. This is very much our second home and we use it throughtout the year.

Verity Batchelor purchased this house in 2010

Why Verity Batchelor chose Kent

We purchased the house as a weekend get away for our family. Minnis Bay is a lovely area with lots to see and do close by. We love the beach, swimming, crabbing pool, the children boogie board and we relax. Minnis Bay is a sandy beach with beach hut rentals. There is a cafe, pub, large car park and toilets. The village of Birchington has everything you need and we love it. It is filled with families and we find it a very safe place.

What makes this house unique

When we purchased the house we extended the kitchen, added a shower room and toilet and knocked through into the dining room. This gives a lovely light spacious area to cook and eat in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Batchelor family for sharing your lovely holiday home with us, we had a wonderful time. everything we needed was available, great family holiday"

Mrs A, June 2012

"What a lovely house to stay in - everything here! Recommend Quex Museum for kids and Kingsgate Beach particularly. Thank you"

Mrs W, June 2012

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your family friendly home. Minnis beach was all we needed. The sun shone everyday! Everything here was so organised and clean which added to our enjoyment"

Mrs T, August 2012
Feb 2012
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Birchington-on-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 1 - tub
    Toilet - toilet
  • Downstairs shower room with sink and toilet, towel rail. Upstairs toilet. Upstairs bathroom with sink and bath with handheld shower attachment, towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , maximum 2 adults, bunk bed for children (under 16)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds for children under 16 yrs
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8, Max 4 adults, 3 Bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed 5ft, drawers, wardrobe, TV with free view, lamps, chair and mirror. Bedroom 2 - bunk beds, drawers, lamp. Bedroom 3 - double bed 5ft and bunk beds, lamp, drawers and small wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Broadband/Wifi available. The house is rented and priced for a maximum of 8 people (4 adults due to bunk beds). Strictly No Smoking. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Outside: Table and chairs, Gas BBQ, sunloungers and garden bench. Gate access to rear of property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen /: Towels, bed linen & kitchen towels provided. Bed linen should be stripped off beds leaving mattress & pillow protectors in place on departure. Please leave the house how you found it, you are responsible for cleaning the house especially the kitchen and bathroom areas. The property is checked after you leave. If booking for longer than a week extra bed linen and towels can be left out.


Rates & Availability

Birchington-on-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Pre Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
February Half Term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 22 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $248

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit is required when making bookings. The outstanding balance is due six weeks prior to the holiday along with a refundable deposit of £200 to cover damage or breakages. Rental is normally by the week but longer and shorter holidays can be accommodated but not during the summer unless last minute.

Changeover Day:
Change over is FRIDAY with arrival from 4pm and departure at 10am however please ask as we can be flexible and earlier and later arrival and departure might be possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for full weeks, we are happy to accommodate 3 or 4 night bookings. These will normally be half the weekly rental plus £50. Please contact us for price confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Minnis Bar, minnis beach
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waves, minnis beach
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Minnis bay
Car: not necessary


5 minutes walk to the beach. Beautiful sandy beach. Some rock pools at low tide, crabbing pool. Very popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. Separate areas of beach for swimming (with lifeguard in summer)and sports.


Birchington is on the line to London and takes about 1hr40mins. Close to Dover and ferrys or eurotunnel to france.


10-15 minute walk to Birchington High street, Quex Park 10 minute drive, Westwood Cross shopping centre 15 miunte drive. Easy access to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.


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