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The Hideaway

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 52 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Hideaway was completely renovated in 2011 to a very high standard throughout, providing superb accommodation for up to four people (we offer a travel cot for babies). A two bedroom duplex apartment within a Victorian townhouse, the Hideaway has many original features and is arranged over two floors. The living room, fully fitted kitchen/diner and bathroom are on the ground floor, with double and twin bedrooms and a separate WC on the first floor. The property has a small walled courtyard to the rear, in addition to the use of an extensive and beautifully maintained private garden for residents' use only. The garden offers ample space for children to play as a perfect alternative to the beach, or for a family barbecue after a busy day.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Viking or Stone Bay 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 136 km, Nearest railway: Broadstairs 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Further details indoors

The Hideaway has gas central heating and is double glazed throughout. In addition to the newly fitted bathroom, we have a separate WC on the first floor. Due to the nature of the property, we regret that the Hideaway is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

We will provide a travel cot for our youngest guests, which can be accommodated in either bedroom. We also have a bed guard, high chair, baby monitor and toy box and books for younger children. A reliable local babysitter can be arranged on request - please enquire.

Further details outdoors

The Hideaway is situated in a very quiet lane in the oldest part of Broadstairs, with many flint-walled buildings dating back to the 18th century and earlier. There is a private shared garden for the sole use of residents, in addition to the Hideaway's own private walled courtyard, with seating. The garden offers benches, a summer house, and plenty of space for a barbecue or to exercise children! As the garden is shared, we ask that guests use it with consideration and respect.

We are unable to offer off-street parking, but there is unrestricted parking in the road outside the Hideaway, and in neighbouring streets. In addition, there is a pay and display car park less than one minute's walk away.

Further details

We regret that due to the nature of the apartment, it is unsuitable for guests with limited mobility. We are sorry but we are unable to accept pets.

The Isle of Thanet region

Kent is known as 'the garden of England' for the quality of its homegrown produce, but much more than that, offers diverse activities for visitors. East Kent was recently voted one of travel guide Frommers' Top 12 places to visit in the world for 2011, thanks to our miles of unspoilt coastline and off the beaten track destinations. Come for yourself to find out what everyone's talking about!

Explore historic Canterbury with its cathedral, city walls, restaurants, theatres and great shopping. Dover Castle is a fantastic day trip for families, both only 30 minutes from Broadstairs by car. Leeds Castle, and Deal and Walmer castles are also within easy reach, as is Whitstable where you can feast on local seafood, fresh off the boats, before exploring the town's wide range of interesting shops. Golfing enthusiasts will love Kent's award winning courses at Sandwich and North Foreland.

Broadstairs is on the High Speed Rail Link to London - with a direct link to Stratford International station, we are perfectly placed to visit the London 2012 Olympics. Kent has great transport links to London and mainland Europe, with making it the perfect starting point for a visit to England or abroad.


Broadstairs is situated on the tip of the East Kent coast, nestling between Ramsgate and Margate and boasts no fewer than seven sandy beaches. Locals believe that Broadstairs has its own microclimate, and is officially one of the sunniest and driest parts of the country!

Broadstairs has a seafaring past and is today a charming and unspoilt seaside resort - many remnants of our Victorian heritage can be found throughout the town. During the summer months, Viking Bay attracts families for its old-fashioned funfair and swingboats, punch and judy shows and fireworks displays, while neighbouring Stone Bay has fantastic rock pools. Nearby Joss Bay has some of the best waves in the area, with its own surf school and kayaks for hire.

The Hideaway is situated in the heart of Broadstairs' historic centre, amidst flint-walled houses dating from the 18th century and earlier, and is no more than a couple of minutes' walk from two wonderfully sandy beaches and a diverse mix of restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes, ice cream parlours, shops and museums. You won't need to use your car once you've arrived. Why not hire a beach hut for your stay? Telephone 01843 296111 for more details on daily or weekly hire.

When you're ready to leave the beach, Broadstairs offers many other attractions - the Palace Cinema, one of England's smallest with just 112 seats, mini golf, Helter Skelter, an indoor play centre for children under 8, Morelli's, an original 1950's ice cream parlour and many independent and quirky shops.

Older children will love Revolution, an indoor skatepark for skateboards, rollerblades and BMX. Why not learn about Charles Dickens' love of Broadstairs at the Dickens House museum? Westwood Cross retail park offers great shopping with stores such as TKMaxx, Debenhams, Monsoon, HMV, TopShop and Marks and Spencer, a multiplex cinema, casino and restaurants.

We love festivals here - Broadstairs' folk festival takes place in August each year, the town comes alive with folk music in every bar and morris dancers on every corner. Find out more at

Broadstairs fourth annual food festival will take place in October 2012 and is a showcase for the best that Kent has to offer, with demonstrations by renowned local chefs, free tastings and stalls by local producers. We also host an annual Dickens festival each June celebrating Broadstairs' most famous visitor, with a water gala during the summer holidays.

Walk to Ramsgate along the coastal path to visit England's only Royal Harbour, with great waterfront bars, restaurants and cafes, or walk the Pugin trail to explore the venerated architect's work. The Turner Contemporary art gallery is now open on Margate's seafront with exhibitions by JMW Turner and Tracey Emin during 2012. Margate's Old Town is quickly becoming a mecca for fans of vintage and retro clothes, furniture, contemporary design and cupcakes, with independent shops opening all the time! Cycle the Viking Trail from Minnis Bay to Pegwell Bay to explore our unspoilt coastline and nature reserves.

Find out more about what Broadstairs has to offer at

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26 Nov 2014


"Cute anc cosy"

This was a cosy spilt level flat with lovely bedrooms, great for kids (especially the play station!) and very useful location. We managed to park outside and didn't really move the car until we left. My little one was unwell whilst we were there but he still wanted to go back to the holiday let (as opposed to home!) which was very surprising and testament to the cosiness of the flat!

2 Oct 2014


"Perfect family friendly beach holiday"

The Hideaway is a pleasure to stay in and really well set up for children with a selection of books and toys, options for bed guards and travel cots and a mix of children's plates and bowls etc (… More

21 Sep 2014


"The perfect getaway hidaway"

Only spent three nights here wish it could have been longer. It was very clean and comfortable. It was like home from home. Our two year old grandaughter loved the toys and books. It's my opinion… More

24 Aug 2014


"An excellent holiday "Hideaway"!"

My husband and I have just spent a delightful week at The Hideaway in Broadstairs. We had visitors every day, either family with grandchildren or friends down for the day and everyone agreed we had f… More

18 Aug 2014


"Excellent location"

An excellent location close to all amenities and the beach. The owner communicates well and provided lots of relevant information.There is a lovely garden over the quiet road, a wonderful place to rel… More

The sash window mechanism has now been fixed and is in full working order and we have a new table and chairs in the courtyard. Most of our guests comment that the courtyard, although tiny, provides a lovely suntrap, especially in the mornings, and it's lovely to be able to open the back doors on a warm day.

17 Aug 2014


"Superb location!"

We spent a week at The Hideaway; myself, my Mum and my 7 year old daughter - our first time in Broadstairs. The accommodation is very nice and the location is excellent - just a couple of minutes' walk from shops, restaurants, the beach and the amusement arcade :) Two downsides: unfortunately we did not, in the whole week, manage to park in the road outside the terrace, and therefore had to pay £7 per day to park in the adjacent car park :( Also there is zero mobile hone reception in the property. Clare was really helpful when there was a problem with the TVs - popping straight round even though it was the day before her own holiday! The beds are super comfy!! Recommend Aqua 43 for great food and Westwood Cross for great shopping :)

30 Jul 2014


"Really comfortable, well equipped and great place to stay with a toddler"

The Hideaway is in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the beach, the centre of Broadstairs and the train station. It's really comfortable, clean and very well equipped. The toys, book… More

28 Jun 2014


"Very comfortable and so close to all amenities."

Great little apartment. Very clean and lovely touches like toys & books for the children. We had lovely weather which made it even more perfect. Would stay here again. The only negative was stairs lea… More

23 Jun 2014


"Great location for exploring Broadstairs"

We've just come back from a fantastic weekend in Broadstairs and staying at The Hideaway was brilliant. It's in such a central but quiet road with the beach and shops etc. literally 5 minute… More

15 Jun 2014


"Heavenly Hideaway"

Lovely cottage, really well equipped, comfortable, cosy and convenient. Beautiful gardens and beautiful Broadstairs on your doorstep. Perfect little break.… More

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Calendar last updated:14 Dec 2014

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