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 futon sofa-bed.
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 and very recently Dreamland re-0pened, where retro meets modern a new kind of amusement park designed for all ages, well worth a visit.
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 if wanted or if a family you may prefer to prepare your own breakfast 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 bed 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.