Huge two beds, minutes from Walpole Bay – Margate

Flat 3 Sandbach House 15-17 Surrey Road
Stephanie Lafourcade
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Accommodation
4 Guests
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Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms / Beds
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Bathrooms
1 Full

About this listing

The Sands is an extremely spacious 1950s flat. The large living room boasts sea views, a piano and dedicated workspace. There’s a separate dining room, and kitchen with an island. Complimentary Cremant for first 5 guests! The flat is a 5 minute walk to Walpole Bay with its sandy beach, tidal and rock pool. A 5 minute walk in the other direction and you’re on Northdown Road with an array of shops including Tesco, Skinny Dip coffee, and The Tap Room for drinks. Old Town – 25 min walk away. The flat is exceptionally spacious, very bright and quiet, with a lovely sea view from the front room window. The kitchen, dining room and front room are separated from the spacious double bedrooms by a long hallway where some photographs tell the history of the property. The bathroom is uniquely 80s with a bath, power shower, toilet and bidet. The flat is on the first floor of a 1950s block on an Edwardian street. Like much of Margate the road is going through regeneration – please read the ‘location’ section to make sure this flat is right for you. ABOUT THE AREA: Cliftonville has a rich history of highs and lows. Three centuries of holidaying have made their mark on the area’s architecture with beautiful Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian buildings all around. Originally developed as the up-market alternative to bustling Margate, upper class Victorians flocked here for the healing properties of the saltwater. Thee area had a boom in the 1950s along with seaside resorts across the UK. Butlins acquired four hotels here, including the former St George’s Hotel at the end of our road which was connected to the other hotels by a 600ft underground tunnel! Cheap European holidays saw seaside towns across the UK decline but the town however is on a upward trajectory once again. Cliftonville is going through a period of regeneration with artists and creatives once again flocking to the town to live and holiday. The Sands Retreat is product of all the above. The 1950s flat sits on the site of an Edwardian house bombed in the Second World war. The block was built as demand for property in Cliftonville was high as the town was a bustling Butlins destination. The local area is going through an exciting period of regeneration – new coffee shops, restaurants, and bars are popping up every month, with many just a 10 minute walk from the flat (see below). The road is still quite a mix of well-loved and un-loved Edwardian houses and former hotels. Please bear this in mind before booking. FOOD, DRINK AND THINGS TO DO: Below is some helpful information about the area. We’ve also noted included the walking distance to give you an idea of where the flat is located. Coffee: Skinny Dip – also serves fresh, wood roasted coffee and gorgeous sweet treats. (3 mins) Mar Mar – fresh, wood roasted coffee in an oasis of beautiful plants that you can buy to take home. They do some lovely vegan treats too. (7 mins) Forts café – Forts has been a cafe in the 1940’s, but most recently it has been taken over by Will Pitts, the UK Latte Art Champion. Its open every day, and serves high end specialty coffee, amazing breakfast with seasonal products, and will be doing some evening in the future too. (10 mins) Places to eat and drink: The Rose in June Pub (our local) – CozyCosy friendly pub with roaring fire in winter. Independent pop-up restaurant Barletta Margate, serving delicious food. Deke and his friendly team also making great cocktails and the best Bloody Mary. (20 min) Cliffs – For record lovers, Cliffs is further up Northdown road. You can flick through vinyl, whilst drinking coffee or beer and wine. They also do amazing food. (10 min) The George and Heart – A cool eclectic pub with cosy nooks and big sharing tables. Cool music and great food. Very friendly fun owners and staff. (25 mins) Bar Nothing – Where everything good and fun happens before and after midnight. Where Margate’s community come to unwind (10 mins) Faith In strangers – An Audio bar with quality DJ’s and great cocktails. Beautiful space with sea views and sunsets. In an upmarket setting. (10 mins) The Wasteland Bar at The Albion Rooms – ‘The Libertines’ owned music bar & venue where the good times roll Indie-style. Try the Gunga gin. (10 mins) The Tap Room – Great local quirky bar. Like sitting in your front room but in a bar. You will most definitely end up chatting to a new random person. There is no place like it. (10 mins) The Sands Hotel Terrace – the most beautiful views from up there. They offer a small selection of drinks, and the terrace is quite small so it can get cosy. But so worth a flying visit. (25 mins) Angela’s Restaurant – Beautiful fresh- caught fish of the day and completely sustainable. Booking is a must. (25 min walk) Dory’s fish bar – Cold fish counter and beautiful wine. No bookings, just walk-ins. (25 mins) Barletta on the Roof – With brilliant food, service and vibe and sunset in a relaxed cool atmosphere. (25 mins) Dalby Cafe – Traditional cafe serving ‘the best breakfast in Kent’. And they’re even open Sunday, 7am – 2pm. (10 mins) Roost – Diner style food – great burgers, hotdogs, calamari etc. Their rosemary fries with aioli dip are delicious! Very child friendly. (10 mins) Hanvert & Found and Angela’s – Delicious sustainable seafood and seasonal veg.(25 mins) Bottego Caruso – Incredible Italian food, if you can get a table. They only open a couple of days a week, so I’d recommend booking very far ahead. (25 mins) New Street Bistro – Serving tasty seasonal food great wines from Kent and locally brewed beers. Book in advance as it is a cozycosy, small restaurant. (25 mins) Pete’s Fish and Chips – Traditional seaside chippy. Seating outside, or you can cross over the road and enjoy it on the beach. But beware of the seagulls! (25 mins) Modern Provider Bakery – Sourdough, croissants, tarts, cakes, sausage and vegetarian rolls, coffee, and dairy supplies. Super friendly bakery all made on site by Ben. (25 mins) The Old Kent Market – Many different units selling amazing street food. (20 mins) GB Pizza – Lovely pizza watching the sunsets. (25 mins) Sargasso – Great location. Vegetarian options. (25 mins) Walpole Bay Hotel – Stepping back into an elegant hotel to the ambience of a bygone era. Book high tea on the flower covered terrace (5 mins) Turner Contemporary Café – Barletta serving amazing food (25 mins) Things to do: Turner Contemporary of course! One of Margate’s statement sights to see. Including many of JMW Turner’s pieces and lots more! Fun fact about the new £20 note. Margate’s lighthouse and Turner contemporary are pictured on it. Dreamland has many fun fair rides and a large Ferris Wheel with a view of the whole of Margate. It’s also home to one of the oldest wooden rollercoasters in England and has a penny arcade and a roller-skating ring! Walpole Bay Tidal Pool – When in Margate you must bring your swimming costume and jump into the tidal pool at the Walpole bay at low tide. It is my FAVOURITE PLACE. You will never regret taking the plunge. It’s healing and wellbeing powers are legendary to all who regularly swim in it all year round. Download the Tide app as the pool is perfect at low tide or 2 hours either side. Margate Museum – Quirky local history museum in Old Town. At £2 entry it’s definitely worth a visit. The Margate Caves – Just reopened and well worth a visit.(20 mins) Shell Grotto – Discovered in 1835, no-one knows who built it or why, but it’s an underground passageway with over 4 million shells decorating 70ft of tunnel walls. It’s pretty impressive! (20 mins) Bugsy’s Bowling – A great place to take the kids. (10mins) The Lost Planet – Indoor crazy golf for those rainy days when entertaining the kids. Carl Friedman Gallery – Dynamic Contemporary art gallery On a side note, if you’re a fan of Wetherspoons, the largest one in the UK is in Ramsgate. Not too far from Margate. Shopping: The Old Town (25 mins away) is where it’s at for shopping. A plethora of vintage clothes and furniture shops, and contemporary art galleries. You can also sit in the square with a coffee or cocktail to people watch. Some shopping suggestions below: Albion Stores – Beautiful clothes handpicked by the friendly owners. All independent designers stocking clothes and shoes. If you visit mention ‘MARGATE STYLING’ to receive 10% discount as my guest. Werkhaus – Mostly woman’s vintage and new utility wear and one-off pieces. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Brewer and Dawson – Vintage mix of men’s and woman’s clothes. Margate superstore – Vintage unisex utility wear and sportswear at great prices. Haeckel’s – Beautiful shop selling independent skin care products using Margate seaweed. They also have beauty treatments using all their wonderful products and they all smell divine! (10 min walk from the flat!) Broadstairs ( just a 10 min drive away) Posillipo – Rustic Italian serving traditional Neapolitan food. If you can get a sea view seat outside in the summer, it is actual heaven. Morellis – If you decide to venture to Broadstairs, then Morellis is a must for ice-cream lovers. A traditional Italian gelato bar that hasn’t changed in 30 years – it’s a Thanet institution! Stark in Broadstairs – 1 Michelin star. Tiny restaurant with amazing food (Master Chef Winner). Wyatt and Jones – Another restaurant in Broadstairs if you want something more upmarket. They also have a fish and chip attached for takeaway that Is amazing call Flotsam and Jetsam. Groceries: Aldi is at the top end of Northdown Road. (10 min walk) Tesco is at the bottom end of Northdown Road. (5 min) There is a selection of beaches, supermarkets, restaurants, bar and coffee shops within a five minute walk away. Old Town with its array of award winning vintage shops and restaurants is a 25 min coastal walk away. There is free parking on the road. Thanet Cars and Central Cars are available 24 hours if you need a taxi

Details

  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Rooms: 2

Prices

  • night: £80
  • Allow additional guests: No

Features

Amenities

  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Dining-Room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 King bed
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 1 Living room (Shared)
  • 2 Bedroom
  • Bed linen
  • Bidet
  • Breakfast Included
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Child's high chair
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Essentials
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Has Parking
  • Heating available
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchen stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Parking Included
  • Parking-on-street
  • Piano
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke Detector
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washing machine
  • Wireless Broadband Internet

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes

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