STOP PRESS! February 2014
SouthEastern Railways are offering cheap fares from London to Margate for a limited time for £10 return. Now is the time to visit, hurry and visit their website to book.
I have one large double room available in my quiet and comfortable Edwardian home. The bedroom is fully furnished with double bed, wardrobe, table and chair, chest of drawers and comfortable chair. I am happy to take short or long term lodgers over the winter period and for any bookings over one month am happy to negotiate the rental price accordingly.
The house is conveniently placed between a lovely Park - Dane Park - and the sea as well as a short walk away from local shops and buses which will take you to various local spots.
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 a new fast ferry from Ramsgate to Boulogne is coming sometime this year, just minutes away, and of course the EuroTrain to Paris and other destinations - via the Dover to Calais tunnel is available. There is even a small local International airport at Manston, again minutes away, that will take you to various destinations including a new route to Amsterdam via KLM.
Margate itself is a small seaside town that recently boasts a brand 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 and there is free wifi broadband access. I am happy for you to use the kitchen for breakfast etc so long as you mention this in advance.
I look forward to meeting you!
Fantastic, had a wonderful stay, great home/room, clean and tidy. Sally is friendly and very helpful. No hesitation in fully recommending.
We spent two nights at Sally's lovely house. Our room was bright, airy and comfortable, the perfect place to rest and visit friends.
I had a very enjoyable stay with Sally... the room was a good size, it was very clean, close to town and Sally was full of useful information. I would recommend this seaside home...
Paid a flying visit to Margate for a wedding and Sally was brilliant helping with the arrangements. Lovely home, felt really welcome despite such a quick turnaround. Really comfortable bed, good night's sleep and everything I could conceivably have needed for the stay including a selection of board games! Would highly recommend
We had a lovely short stay in Margate for my birthday and though we didn't see her much as we were only visiting for one night, Sally was a great host! The house was clean and welcoming and Sally was full of great advice about Margate. We are planning another longer stay next year and will definitely stay with Sally again.
Being an airbnb host ourselves, we wanted to also experience airbnb as guests and looked for a nice place on our sea trip to Margate. We enjoyed our stay at Sally's house. It is a spacious house and the room was perfect. We came with our bicycles and wanted a secure place, which was definitely the case.
Sehr nettes Zimmer zentral und ruhig in Margate.
Ich war mit meiner Frau und unserer kleinen Tochter (8), die mit uns im Bett geschlafen hat, für eine Nacht auf der Durchreise im Zimmer. Das Haus ist sehr angenehm und (website hidden) riecht frisch und ist sehr sauber. Das Zimmer ist relativ groß, sauberer weicher Teppich, Erkerfenster zur ruhigen Strasse, mit einem wirklich sauberen Bett. Zugang zum grossen und sauberen Bad direkt vom Zimmer aus. Das Bad kann über eine zweite Türe vom Gang betreten werden, was bei uns aber nicht der Fall war. Betttücher und Handtücher wurden gestellt. Sally ist eine Künstlernatur und sehr nett. Kommunikation problemfrei. Absolut empfehlenswert.
We've just returned home from a short but amazing holiday in Margate and we were very lucky to have Sally as host. First of all she was very quick to reply and this was extremely helpful as this holiday was a last minute decision. She was also very helpful and supportive through my booking process as it was my first time to book something via Airbnb.
Her house is amazing generally speaking and the room we stayed in was very clean and cosy and the en-suite bathroom came very handy and added even more comfort to our stay. Also, as we took our 2,5 daughter with us, Sally provided us with a nice and comfy matress with all the necessary bedding and our little one was very happy with 'my own bed' as she called it from the moment she saw it. She also offered us a travelling cot for our toddler, but we decided for the matress.
We had a very pleasant stay there and we will surely go back and also recommend Sally's place to our friends.
We stayed at Sally's for three nights with our two little children and found her to be a very welcoming and open-minded host. She was helpful in every respect and made our stay in Margate a perfect beginning of a lovely vacation in the UK. Highly recommended!
Monika and Uwe
What a beautiful house ! If you ever want to visit Margate and surroundings, the house of Sally is a good-feel place to stay : spacious with a lot of light and the room has a comfortable private bathroom ! The house is situated in a very calm neighbourhood with a beautiful park just around the corner. You can easily walk from the house to the shopping area and beach side. Sally was very welcoming and she makes you feel at home immediately. Thank you again for everything Sally !