|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
When it is quicker to walk across the road to the cafe for breakfast than make it at home, you know you are in the heart of things. Set just off King Street, this private road is so hidden even Margate residents do not know it is here! The house is themed with modern retro furniture, chrome and teak in abundance with a modern fully functioning kitchen. The house is designed for six adult guests with space for two children on camp beds to make eight.
We are a family of six, seven if you include the dog. We own three holiday lets, one beach, one country and one mountain - we like to provide the types of things we would like to find in a house. So the kitchens are stocked with good quality utensils and crockery, the linen and towels are all good quality for comfort and the houses are full of quirky things to play with....
We hope you enjoy our homes as much as we enjoy putting them together.
Duncan & Tanya Henson-Webb purchased this house in 2014
We bought in this location because you cannot get a more central location and to have two parking spaces of your own is great.
Great property in a perfect location. The quietness was only spoiled by the neighbours at the back playing loud music at 1am most nights. Hopefully these were tourists and not homeowners, so fingers crossed nobody else will have to suffer them.
One piece of advice if you do book this charming property is to start attempting to contact the owners several weeks before arrival. I had assumed that they would contact me with the key safe access code as promised in their booking confirmation email, but I hadn't heard anything up to 2 days before arrival. I started to panic when there were no responses from emails I sent and from the mobile number I tried calling and texting. Eventually my wife managed to get a response when emailing via a different site and we got the required info the day before arrival. Not a great start. Upon arrival the owner contacted me to ask if all was OK and he told me that the previous occupants had reported a leak from the bathroom into the dining room but because they had checked out late he was unable to arrange a plumber to investigate. We only experienced water flowing down the wall of the dining room once and promptly notified the owner. Then, towards the end of our stay we decided to leave the property late morning on Friday instead of that evening to enable him to have all Friday afternoon for the situation to be investigated and fixed. To this day, I still have not had a thank you for our kind gesture.
It's a shame about the poor communication (or lack of it to be precise) because that took the edge off of what otherwise would have been a lovely holiday in Margate.
Another tip for future visitors is to bring your own Nespresso machine coffee capsules. I asked up front what make the machine was and once again didn't get a response, and was very frustrated to find that a) the machine was the same as our one at home so I could have taken capsules for it; and b) there was no welcome pack including coffee capsules like was promised by the owner; and c) the local supermarkets do not sell Nespresso compatible capsules.
A two minute walk to Margate beach.
Ramsgate is 10 minutes drive for the ferry orDover is just 30 minutes away by car for Trips to France, or 40 minutes to the EuroTunnel. Heathrow and Gatwick are both about 1.5hrs drive. London Victoria is 1.5 hrs by train. Ashford for the Eurostar to Paris is 45 minutes away
Canterbury is 30 minutes by car, Whitstable also 30 minutes. Dreamlands is a 5 minute walk and the Turner Contemporary is 2 minutes away.
Locally there are many retro shops selling furniture, clothes, specialty teas, cafes, ice creams, wonderful restaurants all within 5 minutes walk.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Your booking is confirmed when we received your 25% deposit. The booking deposit is dues within 3 days of receipt of a booking request. We also take a £200 damage deposit, returnable after your stay, assuming no damage. We then ask for the balance one month before arrival.
Change over day is normally Saturdays, though we can be flexible if we have the availability for you.