It is undoubtedly Margate's most quirky holiday home!
Steeped in history too, this ground floor home is part of the former Coach House to the historic Fort Lodge. Situated just off the seafront, with views of the sea from the living room and a few minutes walk to the Old Town and Harbour. This is a very large flat, over 800 sqft of living which has a fantastic airy feel as the floor to ceiling height is 12ft! - Private access through your own front door. - Enormous hallway with original artwork for sale, do let us know if you'd like to buy anything! - Open plan dark moody green / blue lounge with electric log burner, period sash windows with views of the sea, archway to the kitchen giving an open plan feel - Kitchen with electric oven, gas hob with extractor, washer /dryer, large fridge/freezer fully equipped with coffee maker, microwave - Master bedroom with king bed, Egyptian cotton sheets with own ensuite shower room - Mezzanine bedroom with double bed up and down, Egyptian cotton sheets - Bathroom with bath and shower - Private, sole use of small patio courtyard to the front with outdoor seating, perfect for a glass of vino or two! - 40" Flatscreen TV with Netflix and Prime - Free fibre optics wifi - Washer/dryer - Iron/ironing board - Hair dryer - Anker Blue Tooth speaker - Sleeps 7 (2 master bedroom, 4 mezzanine bedroom, 1 on Ercol sofa in living room) - All bed linen is Egyptian thread tog - Summer duvets and winter duvets - Hotel quality pillows and duvets - Towels for the house - Swimming towels are additional £36 for set of 4 - Art supplies including pads of A4 paper, square paper, watercolour pencils, blow pens, set of pencils, acrylic paints, mindful colouring in books, felt tip pens, brushes, spirograph and easel! Perfect to get creative!
The artist's residency is the perfect base from which to explore Margate on foot! Whilst discovering Margate there is no need to drive or take taxis. - 1 mins from the beach (Winter Garden) - 5 mins walk to Margate Main Sands and Harbour - 3 minutes from the Old Town (boutique shops, cafes, restaurants) - 5 mins from the Turner Contemporary (must see) - 15 mins from Wayne Hemingway’s newly resurrected Dreamland - 3 minutes from Shell Grotto - a must visit! - 15 mins from the train station (£2.50 taxi if prefer not to walk) - 20 mins walk to Walpole Bay (1 mile by car, 5 mins drive) - 23 mins walk to Palm Bay (1.3 miles by car, 5 mins drive) - 25 mins walk to Westbrook Bay (1.4 miles by car, 6 min drive) - Botany Bay (Broadstairs) is 2.5 miles (9 mins drive) - Joss Bay (Broadstairs) is 3.6 miles (12 mins drive) - Viking Bay (Broadstairs) is 4 miles (14 mins drive) - Minnis Bay (Birchington) is 5.1 miles (17 mins drive) - Ramsgate Harbour is 6.4 miles (19 mins drive) - Historic Canterbury is 16 miles (39 mins drive)
Margate is just 90 minutes by train, from London St Pancras. In 2019 this will only be a 60-minute journey, once the Ashford to Margate line is completed! For those travelling by car, Margate is accessed via the A28 and M2. There are no parking restrictions in Trinity Square and it's often possible to find free parking right outside the Coach House. Whilst staying in Margate, I can't recommend enough visiting the stunning, sandy beaches of which there are 14 and include Broadstairs, Botany Bay, Joss Bay, Walpole Bay to just name a few. The Kent coastline is beautiful and can be explored by car, bus or rail. Fancy cycling? There is also a scenic cycle route – the Viking Coastal Trail. There is further information about the beaches in your guide book inside the property, highlighting which beaches are best for surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, bodyboard private lessons, kayaking, and even scuba diving! Inside the manual, you'll find info on which beaches allow dogs, which beaches have lifeguards/cafes and restaurants.
Other things to note
Whilst the property is the perfect holiday home for couples, it is also well equipped for families. - Two travel cots with mattresses and sheets (available on request) - Two high chair (available on request) - Black out blind in mezzanine bedroom Dogs are welcome and will love their stay too. I have two holiday homes in Margate. If you are coming as a big group, and would like to book both properties do let me know! My other listing is Sea View Sanctuary, please see my other listings. This can sleep 6 guests.