About This Listing
One lovely light and airy room is available in this quiet and comfortable home.
I have one large double room available in my quiet and comfortable Edwardian home. The double bedroom is fully furnished with double bed, wardrobe, table and chair, chest of drawers and comfortable chair.
Ideally placed for visiting tourist spots in East Kent and the Isle of Thanet as well as being 1 hour 30mins from London by train it can be viewed as a cheap and comfortable alternative to expensive London and other city Hotels.
If you fancy hopping over to Europe there is the EuroTrain to Paris and other destinations - via the Dover to Calais tunnel or of course the ferry from Dover.
Margate itself is a small seaside town that boasts a exciting new Art Gallery, The Turner Contemporary, named after the famous artist who spent much of his time living and painting here. He was attracted in particular to the beautiful sunsets we have in the area.
There are a variety of good quality restaurants in and around Margate as well as sister towns of Broadstairs and Ramsgate. There are also lots of small boutique shops selling vintage clothes, art, antiques and other wares. Other attractions include the Shell Grotto, The Theatre Royal Margate, The Winter Gardens and The Tom Thumb Theatre, as well as many beautiful sandy beaches.
For more information on the area visit the 'Visit Thanet' Website.
There is limited street parking outside the house.
I look forward to meeting you!
Free Wi-fi access.
There is a small garden with table and chairs for use of guests when not in use by hostess. Please however make sure all children are supervised in the garden at all times so as to avoid damage to plants and fruit trees.
Shed can house bikes if brought or can be left in back garden.
You are welcome to use the kitchen for preparation of simple meals, so long as you let me know in advance.
All other areas of the house are private.
Interaction with Guests
I am always here to greet you on your arrival and can fill you in on any questions you may have about the area.
The street is quiet and friendly. Dane park, minutes away, is a great place to chill out under a canopy of mature trees. There is a lovely children's playground there as well. If you prefer seaside walks, Walpole Bay is minutes away, where you will find the Tom Thumb Theatre one of the smallest theatres in the world and the Walpole Bay Hotel, a quirky Edwardian building made famous by the artist Tracy Emmin.
Artists and creative people abound in Cliftonville, in galleries and artist studios scattered around the area. A new gallery has just opened recently at the top of the road and there is always some interesting activity taking place like the 'sliding house' created by artist Alex Chinneck which you will find as you walk to the bay.
Northdown Road, the main High Street in Cliftonville has numerous shops and restaurants to choose from including a French Patisserie where you can indulge in naughty cakes and tea!
And last but not least, why not visit the Shell Groto
where you will find 4.6 million shells, 70ft of winding underground passages and one big mystery!
Local buses to Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Canterbury and other villages between are available minutes away from the house on Northdown Road.
Other Things to Note
I can provide a simple uncooked breakfast for a small extra cost although I find most of my guests prefer to eat breakfast in Cliftonville or Margate or if a family to produce their own within the kitchen. Just let me know your needs.
Children and babies are welcome. I have a small travel cot available - but no bedding - as well as a futon mattress that can be used for older children.
I may consider accomodating a dog for a short stay, if is well behaved and clean. Please contact me to discuss.
No smoking in the house and no meals in the bedrooms please.
Children must be supervised at all times in the house and the garden please so as to avoid accidents and damage to plants and fruit trees.
Please do not enter other private parts of the house.
My partner and I were pleasantly surprised by the location and proximity to the seafront at a mere 10 mins walk. Sally was very welcoming, accommodating, and was very understanding in our change of arrival time. The room and bathroom were both very clean and tidy. The bed was incredible! Plenty of flyers and a map were provided and Sally was more than helpful providing us with further information. Overall it was a real pleasure and I recommend this hideaway in the middle of Margate!
It was a lovely house. Sally was very welcoming - a cup of tea at the ready, and immediately helpful about the local sights and restaurants. It was a very comfortable room - nice double bed - we slept well! A big thanks.
My travelling companion and I were made to feel welcome before we even arrived at Margate. Like the town's lighthouse, Sally guided us with perfect step-by-step directions and helpful texts. Upon arrival we were greeted with tea and by a charismatic pup called Lulu whose acrobatic skills suggest she's spent time with Cirque Du Soliel. We instantly felt at home. Thank you for a memorable Sally.
We were really glad we chose to stay with Sally. Our host was friendly upon arrival and showed us to our room which was even better that what we had expected. The furniture was stylish and the bed extremely comfortable.
The lovely park at the end of the road is also definitely a plus, not to mention Sally's adorable dog.
Had a great experience staying at Sallys lovely home. Great room and ensuite and Sally was very welcoming. Would definitely recommend it as a lovely base for exploring Margate
Very warm and comfortable Edwardian seaside villa, perfect location just 10 mins stroll into the old town or the seafront. Lovely park opposite the end of the road. Quiet residential street. Large room with tea and coffee provided.
Very pleasant and restful overnight stay at Sally's - the house, bedroom and bathroom were all as described/pictured and very handy for Cliftonville village and Margate town.. All in all a very pleasant Air B'n'B experience!
About the Host, Sally
I am semi retired and a practicing artist. Moved to this area in May 2011 and love being by the sea. I have travelled quite a bit and lived overseas for 16 years in places such as LIbya, Indonesia, Malaysia and the USA. Have travelled to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, India and many parts of Europe.
I like mainly non fiction books particularly those connected to art, science, psychology and philosophy. Love animals and have recently acquired a lovely non-shedding cockerpoo, who is a delight.
I am a reasonably good cook and like good ole' home cooking as well as spicy food.
I get on with most people so I am sure you will fit in nicely here.
A fascinating and intriguing place.
"Margate's Tiny 50 Seater Jewel" The Stage
Dating from 1787 the Theatre ss well as welcoming some of the greatest acting 'stars' of the Victorian era, it was the site of the first drama school in the country
"Best fine Indian dining anywhere in the UK" Hardens Guide 2012
Built in 1914 step back in time to the ambience of a bygone era.
A dynamic visual arts organisation Inspired by JMW Turner offering a stimulating programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.
Nice spot for a drink with outdoor seating. Good well stocked bar, nice coffee and basic reasonably priced menu.
Fast trains to London St Pancras and Victoria and many towns and cities in Kent
It offers a long sandy beach with low cliffs, sand dunes and excellent clean waters.