STUNNING VIEWS! The apartment is located just a few minutes' walk from both the shops and restaurants in Ramsgate and its clean, unspoilt sandy beach. The apartment is in a Grade 2 listed building overlooking the harbour, a great place to relax and unwind. Ramsgate itself is an undiscovered gem, a pretty seaside resort with the only Royal harbour in England and plenty of activities to explore in the vicinity - cycling, nature reserves, walks and sunbathing on the beach, bags of history and architecture as well as shopping, restaurants, pavement cafes and nightclubs.
The apartment is large, with spectacular sea views over the harbour from lounge and kitchen. The lounge is well equipped with dining table and chairs, two sofas, flat screen TV, DVD and music centre with a supply of DVDs. There is a good free internet connection. There is central heating throughout and a stylish 'picture frame' gas fire in the lounge for when you just need a bit of extra warmth. Several side lights allow you to relax or read.
The bedroom has a king-sized comfortable bed, twin bedside tables with bedside lights and plenty of room for clothes storage in the wardrobe and large chest of drawers. The original fireplace, deep red velvet curtains and cream carpet create a warm and private space. As it's at the back of the apartment, the bedroom is quiet and peaceful. All bed linen is provided for your stay.
The spacious kitchen has an electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, microwave, kettle and toaster, another table and chairs and also has more seating next to the window with direct sea views. It is very well equipped with good quality pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses and everything else you could possibly want.
The large bathroom has a new shower over the bath and plenty of space to store your bath products and cosmetics. Lots of fresh towels are provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ramsgate Sands 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Ramsgate 2.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
A cool box, picnic case and 2 foldup chairs for your picnics are provided.
A selection of books, board games and DVDs is provided.
Kent is England's oldest county with ancient towns and villages, rolling grassland and agriculture and beautiful stretches of coast and sandy beaches. Kent is known as the Garden of England, with a beautiful coastline boasting a number of blue flag award winning beaches and watersport activities. Explore the rambling countryside, discover winding lanes, orchards, vineyards and oast houses. Kent offers superb opportunities for walking and cycling in delightful surroundings, including the North Downs and the High Weald. There are some fabulous historic places to visit in Kent: Knole Park, in Sevenoaks, is a magnificent 1000 acre deer park and home to the 16th century Knole House. Other sites of interest in Kent include Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Leeds Castle, 'The Loveliest Castle in the World', and ancient Canterbury. Canterbury, with its stunning cathedral, city walls, wealth of restaurants, cool bars and great shopping is only a 30 minute drive away. Easily accessible too are Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Walmer, Leeds and Rochester castles - all of these are readily reached by car in under an hour.
Shopping facilities in Kent are plentiful with regular food and craft markets held in many of the towns and villages. There are extensive shopping centres in the larger towns and cities, including the Westwood Cross centre in Margate, which has all the big stores, including M&S, Debenhams and River Island, but why not keep it local and the local shops in business? There are really good local food shops in Ramsgate itself.
For guests who like golf, there is a good range of links golf courses within easy reach of the apartment including the championship courses of St. George at Sandwich, and Deal, both of which are less than 10 miles away.
Ramsgate is on the Isle of Thanet – so called because it used to be virtually separated from the mainland by rivers and marshland. Ramsgate itself is an undiscovered gem, a pretty seaside resort with the only Royal harbour in England and plenty of activities to explore in the vicinity – cycling, nature reserves, golf, walks and sunbathing on the beach, bags of history and architecture as well as shopping, restaurants, pavement cafes and nightclubs. Just a few minutes' walk from The Moorings, you can stroll to Ramsgate Sands and, at low tide you can walk 20 minutes on the sand to the picturesque Viking Bay in Broadstairs, famous home of Dickens or turning right, to Pegwell Bay, a nature reserve, well known for its orchids, nature walks and picnic sites.
Ramsgate is a perfect place for biking, with well planned cycle routes along the coast. There are plenty of good local restaurants –Bon Appetit, a decent French restaurant on Royal Parade, the Surin, serving Thai food, and the Michelin recommended Age and Sons offering sophisticated grub and a slinky cocktail bar in the basement, all within 10 minutes' walk. If you're watching the pennies, treat yourself to fresh fish and chips from Peter's fish factory near the harbour for under £3 and eat it under the stars! 'Foodies' can visit Quex Barn in Birchington, a 10 minute drive, for a wide selection of local produce from local suppliers all under one roof. It also has a great restaurant, open daily. Tempting snacks are plentiful, including The Galley on Royal Parade, the recently opened Caboosh in Queen Street and the Custom House with its sparkling chandeliers and fabulous Sunday roasts.
Boat trips run from the harbour, 2 minutes from the apartment in good weather to see the seal colonies, the local wind farm or Goodwin Sands. If you are really adventurous, you could hire a yacht and go sailing, or go to Dover for a day trip to France.
Ramsgate is lined with stately, red-brick Victorian and Georgian buildings overlooking over the harbour. The harbour has witnessed troops embarking for the Napoleonic Wars, visits by royalty - George IV granted the harbour its unique Royal status - the miracle of the Dunkirk little ships and from nearby Pegwell Bay, the world's first international hovercraft service. While the Georgian harbour remains virtually unchanged, a new ferry port has been added and floating marinas encourage a wide variety of vessels.
The Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum and the RAF Manston History Museum are not far from the town and if this is an interest of yours, visit Michael's bookshop on Queen Street and look at his wide selection of books on local history, including the wartime tunnel network that lies underneath the town – it is fascinating! You can't usually go down them anymore, but can see the old entrances in various parts of Ramsgate.
The town has a great mix of larger well known stores (including a Waitrose) and small independent retailers including bakers, butchers and greengrocers. Every Friday and Saturday the streets come to life as the weekly market sets up and traders vie for your attention. In summer, continental traders often set up their stalls by the harbour. There is a quaint little cinema about 5 minutes' walk away – the Granville – which is on the seafront and sister to the Windsor in Broadstairs. The Windsor does more arty films, if that's to your taste.
Ramsgate is an architects' and artists' delight. Pugin, who designed the ornate interior of the Palace of Westminster has left his mark throughout Ramsgate and his lovely home is open to the public every month or so. There is even a tour of buildings bearing his mark throughout the town. Ramsgate has the 2nd largest number of listed buildings in the country. Turner painted some of his stunning seascapes locally, and the quality of the light is still remarkable. In his honour, the Turner Contemporary has now opened in Margate (you can walk there from the apartment in about 2 hours along the sea front) and it is a brilliant place to visit, with the bonus that it is free and has a good café that changes into a restaurant in the evening.
There are festivals and special events virtually every week in Ramsgate and the immediate area throughout the summer, the most famous being Ramsgate week, the Royal Temple Yacht Club's annual regatta. There are also the Power Boat and Water Ski Grand Prix, the Wantsum jazz festival and continental market weekends.