House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Shorley wall is a three bedroom semi-detached house, located in quiet cul-de-sac within minutes of Broadstairs town and beach. The private pretty enclosed rear garden with split level patios and with a BBQ provided. There is also side access to the garden. The front of the house is paved to offer parking for two vehicles. Children are most welcome and catered for. We request no pets and no smoking. There are a number of superb golf courses within a few miles. The house was purchased December 2010 and refurbished and re-decorated throughout. Free wifi installed for your convenience.
27th March 2014 - BROADSTAIRS has been named among the top “30 best places for a weekend retreat” by The Times
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Stone Bay and Viking Bay 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 133 km, Nearest railway: Broadstairs 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
***NEW FOR 2013***
New wooden framed twin beds in Bedroom 3
Wii games console with Mario game
Bedroom 1, king size bed, built in wardrobes, full length mirror.
Bedroom 2, double bed, built in wardrobes, chest of drawers, full length mirror.
Bedroom 3, twin beds, built in wardrobes, mirror.
Bathroom: New bathroom suite with electric shower over and fully tiled, heated towel rail.
Kitchen: New fitted kitchen with gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dish washer, kettle, toaster, microwave and radio. Iron and ironing board.
Living room equipped with Sky TV, DVD, leather sofas. New oak wood flooring through lounge and hallway. Board and card games, books, DVDs, Wii games console with Mario game.
Dining room with new dining table and 6 chairs in sunny conservatory.
Brand new combi boiler and central heating throughout.
Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service:Bed linen, bathroom towels and tea towels are all provided.
Please bring your own beach towels
The house is cleaned thoroughly at each turnaround (minimum one week)
If more frequent maid service required this can be pre-ordered at an additional cost
Understairs storage available.
Porch for outdoor wear storage.
There are prepaid meters installed and an amount will be supplied to cover fuel for the average week, gas and electricity cards which will be provided to you in case you need to top up which can be done locally from as little as £1.00 upwards.
Gas Safety Certificate and PAT Certificate (electrical appliances) I have both tests carried out annually by approved contractors and can provide copies of the certificates if required.
|Further details outdoors|
New redesigned pretty split level patio garden, gated so safe for children. Two garden tables, one on each level and six chairs and BBQ. Mature garden bordering patio areas. Lovely Pear Tree, help yourself to sweet crispy pears straight from the tree. Washing line. Small shed. Padlocked gate. Newly paved front path and side path to garden.
Paved front area allowing off street parking for two cars
25% deposit required on booking with the final amount owing 8 weeks prior to the holiday. The deposit is non refundable if you cancel the booking.
Additional refundable £75 deposit to cover breakages, etc.
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks – no refund.
The South East England region
Kent has a haven of traditional English countryside.With rolling hills, wooded valleys and far reaching open landscapes you will be spoilt for choice for a summer picnic spot or crisp autumnal stroll.
If you visit Kent would not be complete without taking the time to appreciate the famous tales of Canterbury and Rochester and paying a visit to some of the towns and villages sitting at the heart of the county. For a more active way to unwind, Kent's 12 blue flag beaches offer many opportunities to take part in water sports.
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) south-east of London. It is one of Thanet's seaside resorts, known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown". The town lies above a harbour with cliffs on either side. It has seven bays of golden sand, which are Dumpton Gap, Louisa Bay, Viking Bay, Stone Bay, Joss Bay, Kingsgate Bay and Botany Bay. Broadstairs has a very mild maritime climate.
Broadstairs is a wonderful mixture of Victorian architecture, hidden cobbled squares, cliff top walks and sandy beaches. Our shops still offer a personal service with a range of goods and gifts that independent stores do so well. Delicatessens and local butchers: bakers and grocers; unique clothes, gifts, books, antiques and even a Teddy Bear hospital.
Broadstairs is not only a summer resort but a great place to spend time in the winter. With Halloween events and firework displays through out the local area and beyond it's a good time to have break away from home. The Viking Trail is a good enough reason in itself to visit Broadstairs, a cycling and walking route showing the best of Kent's coastline. A Coast for all Seasons!
The summer holidays may have slipped away, but our coast is still lively and open for inspirational fun at great attractions. Get a cultural fix at Turner Contemporary, or immerse yourself in compelling World War II history at the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum – all for free. Relive childhood magic at the Hornby Visitor Centre, or follow the adventures of Major Powell-Cotton in Africa and Asia at The Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House and Gardens.
FEBRUARY - Broadstairs Blues Bash is a Blues music festival which is now into its sixth year.
APRIL - Broadstairs Food Festival pops up for the Easter Weekend with over 50 stalls of Kent's food, drink and craft. -
JUNE - The Broadstairs Dickens Festival is held annually in honour of the novelist Charles Dickens in the third week of June.
JULY - Whitstable Oyster Festival - Most Oyster Festival events for families are either free or very subsidised. You will find traditional pastimes like crabbing, kite flying, chalking and Punch and Judy plus workshops, explorations, and street entertainment.
AUGUST - In the second week of August each year, the town holds the Broadstairs Folk Week music festival.
AUGUST - Broadstairs Water Gala Family Fun Fair; Childrens Competitions; Decorated Beach Huts; Sandcastle Building; Musical Entertainment; Water-based activities; Teddy Bears' Picnic; Firework Finale
AUGUST - Ramsgate Week - is the Royal Temple Yacht Club annual regatta and is widely recognised as the friendly regatta and the alternative to Cowes.
OCTOBER - Broadstairs Food Festival - the largest festival of its kind in the south east of Kent of England.
The festival is a celebration of eating and drinking and loads of excellent events, including: Gala Dinner at Thanet College; 3 day Food Fayre; Over 100 stalls of food and drink; Teddy Bears' Picnic; Cookery Demonstrations
A SELECTION OF LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Sea Swimming - Stone Bay and Viking Bay are about five minutes walk from Shorley Wall and both are patrolled by lifeguards during the summer and are popular with swimmers
Beach Volley Ball is held on the beach in the summer.
Broadstairs is home to the North Foreland Golf Club.
The Palace Cinema (formerly known as The Windsor)
The Pavilion on the Sands hosts a summer show and all-year entertainment.
Punch and Judy and donkey rides are a feature of the summer beach entertainment on Viking Bay
There are four firework displays on Wednesday evenings over Viking Bay in the summer and a free display on 5 November.
The Dickens' House museum displays many artifacts relating to Charles Dickens and his life in Broadstairs.
Crampton Tower by the railway station houses a museum
Seal and Wildlife Trips
Joss Bay Surf School
Revolution Skate Park and Climbing Centre
Hornby Visitor Centre - Home of Hornby Model Railways
Margate Museum of Monstrosities
Art Galleries - Turner Contemporary; The Old Lookout; Margate Harbour Arm
Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
Manston Fire Museum
Monkton Nature Reserve & Thanet Observatory
PLACES TO VISIT OUTSIDE OF BROADSTAIRS
Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve
Powell-Cotton Museum, quex House and Gardens - a unique country Park of 250 acres
Howletts Animal Park
Wingham Wildlife Park
Sandwich is a historic town and still has many original medieval buildings. Sandwich Bay is home to nature reserves and two world-class golf courses, Royal St George's and Prince's. The Royal St George's Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation.
Kent is a great place for walking and where better to enjoy a day out than along a coastal trail which include:
The Viking Costal Trail - 27 mile (43.5km) route on the Isle of Thanet, where Vikings first landed in Britain in 449AD.
The Saxon Shore Way - a fascinating 163 mile walk, from Gravesend to Hastings, East Sussex.
The South Foreland walk offers a chance to explore parts of the Saxon Shore Way and also sections of the North Downs Way.
The Minnis Bay to Reculver Country Park route follows the coastal defences of the North Kent coast
Walmer Castle to Deal Castle - take in two of the best preserved fortifications to be found along this section of the Kent coast.
Samphire Hoe walk - Enjoy magnificent views along this coastal walk through the newest part of Kent.
Turner and Dickens - newly opened, 4 mile coast to coast route between Turner's Margate and Dickens' Broadstairs.
Maritime Heritage Trail provides four trails centred around Thanet, Medway, Whitstable/Herne Bay and Dover
Wantsum Walk an 8 mile trail between Herne Bay and Birchington
Dover wildlife walk - a short 4 mile circular walk
Cycling near the coast can be very rewarding. Stunning views and often easy flat surfaces make coastal cycling in Kent an ideal way to spend a family day out.
Coast to Cathedral - from Dover to Canterbury
Crab and Winkle Way - from Canterbury to Whitstable
The Viking Coastal Trail - from Pegwell Bay to Reculver
Sandwich in Kent to Rye in East Sussex
Abundance of great places to have traditional seaside fare of fish and chips!
Ice Cream parlours including the famous Morelli's which retains its fifties style
The town is lucky to have a wide range of restaurants, bars, bistros and cafes - serving wonderful local food, freshly prepared. You can enjoy food from almost every continent of the globe.
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6 Mar 2014
We stayed here for 3 nights, it was brilliant, the house is lovely, there was everything you need, tea coffee milk and even some cookies. It's in a nice quiet place but only a few minutes walk to… More
5 Feb 2014
"Excellent and we felt very welcome!"
It is just what it claims to be. The landlady is very kind and welcoming. The house is clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a quiet location, which is amazing because it's only five minutes w… More
27 Dec 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Shorley Wall over the 2013 Christmas period. The owners, Gina & Terry have provided a lovely clean & cosy house which was equipped with everything we could have possibly needed, including the Christmas tree! There are also thoughtful extras, in our case, some spiced Christmas tea and delicious cookies. Shorley Wall is also conveniently located in a peaceful cul de sac, yet is only a few minutes walk into town and offers excellent accommodation for friends and family alike. All-in-all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Shorley Wall and would like to thank Gina & Terry for their excellent hospitality.
18 Nov 2013
"Great location, great host, great house!"
Just returned from a fab long weekend at Shorley Wall. We were met on arrival by Gina, who was extremely welcoming. The house is a great location, just a few minutes from the heart of Broadstairs - we… More
8 Nov 2013
"Location Location Location!!!"
Lovely comfortable CLEAN well equipped house in a quite area of Broastairs 5 minutes from shops, pubs, restaurants and beach. Very easy to book and prompt emails to questions. Owner met us at the … More
27 Oct 2013
"fantastic cottage highly recommend."
this cottage is very comfortable,very quiet,parking in front of the house,three bedrooms,and the kitchen with the conservatory is good for family lunch.All is clean,you have all you need for good holi… More
20 Aug 2013
"A Great Place to Stay"
Shorley Wall has pretty much every thing in it's favour.
A property with 3 good sized bedrooms, nice family lounge, spacious kitchen & conservatory.
It has a secluded courtyard garden, and off road parking.
All this and just a 5 min walk to the beautiful Viking Beach
12 May 2013
"Wonderful and very homely, good location"
Came over from Holland to spend a week (27 April - 4 May 2013) at Shorley Wall in Broadstairs. Just loved the house and the location. House was well equipped, everything you needed was there, very spacious. Very clean and the beds were super. There are lovely books, dvd's and a Wii game. The garden is lovely, quiet and very private. Walking distance from the town centre and the beaches. At the house there's lots of information about what to do/see in Broadstairs and The Isle of Thanet. Gina made us feel very welcome, she had made a Victorian sponge for us, which I thought was just lovely. And a welcome package, very thoughtful. Loved the shop around the corner, very handy, very nice people. Broadstairs is just great, good choice of restaurants and pubs. Easy access to London by train (only took us 1 hours 20 minutes). We just had a super holiday and love to come back one time. Gina thank you for making us feel welcome.
Derk Jan, Annemieke, Laura & Danielle de Boer
10 May 2013
"Perfect location for a holiday home"
A roomy house perfect for a family. Lots of inhouse entertainment provided with the added bonus of wifi.
Bedrooms of a good size, all with plenty of storage space.
A perfect location handy for the beach and the town.
Space for 2 cars to park which is rare in Broadstairs where parking is limited and expensive.
The welcome pack was a nice touch as was the provision of cleaning materials etc as not usually provided in other properties I've stayed in.
6 May 2013
"Home from Home"
This holiday let was in an ideal location, short walk to the beach/sea front. Car journey to some lovely places to visit & eat. Really great base for holiday. House itself was spotless and really spacious. We had two babies, a toddler and two teenagers and still had plently of room. Everything is laid out for you & every need catered for, have to say we all left saying we would love to come back & would have stayed longer. Best of all is Gina herself, lovely lady (Thank you Gina) & pleasure to deal with. Great break, thanks. PS, Beds were sooo comfortable, needed to mention them.
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