Situated just 5-10 minutes walk from the beach, this charming period detached bungalow with large garden is the perfect location for a traditional British seaside holiday. Score cottage has a unique "retro-chic" style - the sink unit was once a sewing machine stand, the cabinets were wine boxes, the mantle piece was a bit of boat jetty. Watch Punch and Judy while enjoying an ice cream from the word famous Morellis ice cream parlour then enjoy the quirky shops cafes and restaurants dotted through the beautiful small streets which are almost unchanged since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Lonely Planet says: “quaint little Broadstairs just quietly gets on with what it's done best for the last 150 years – wowing visitors with its tight sickle of reddish sand and sun-warmed lapping sea. Dickens certainly though Viking Bay a pretty spot, making several visits between 1837 and 1859”
Decreased Mobility: Score Cottage is all on one level with just two small steps to get in the front door if you have problems with mobility this is a great property, but, please contact me so I can describe it in more detail to ensure it is right for you.
The street has plenty of free on-street parking.
The train station is 2 mins walk from Score Cottage are fast direct train. The fast service to St. Pancras takes just 1 hour and 20 minutes. Whitstable, Sandwich, Canterbury and Dover are close by. Ramsgate and Margate are just a seaside walk along the coast
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Louisa Bay 650 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Isle of Thanet's resorts are rich in seaside traditions and culture. Margate's internationally acclaimed Turner Contemporary art gallery is powering arts-led regeneration. Broadstairs now blends surfer-chic with its bucket-and-spade charms. Ramsgate rejoices in a cosmopolitan, café culture vibe. And all within easy reach of London on high speed trains.
In Kent's north-east corner discover 15 gorgeous beaches and bays, exhilarating cliff-top hikes and time-warp villages. Take up high-octane watersports, ranging from kite-surfing to kayaking. Explore an intriguing history spanning 6th century saints and WWII Spitfires - via Charles Dickens connections, serene churches and a curio-packed stately home.
On the Isle of Thanet you'll get sand between your toes and sea views wrapped around your soul. Expand your horizons by encountering exciting modern art, drink in vast sunset views, stroll new-to-you bays, linger in stylish spots to eat and drink. Feast on net-fresh seafood, head off on a hike, set off on a boat trip. Go paddling, sea-swimming, beachcombing.
Broadstairs has seven beautiful sand-filled beaches. Viking Bay is the town's main beach. Enjoy children's rides in "Kiddies corner", colourful beach huts and watch the boats bob in the harbour as you walk along the cliff top. Learn to surf at Joss Bay or for nature, marvel in the purity of the water as you play in the rock pools in Botany and Stone Bay.
Broadstairs is brim-full of nostalgic, old-world, seaside charm. Sandy bays meet surf schools. Fishermen's cottages meet Charles Dickens connections. Retro ice-cream parlours meet chic shops. Relaxed and unspoilt, this is the perfect place for chilled-out, family-friendly fun.
Broadstairs has a plethora of fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars. The World famous 1950's Morrellis ice-cream parlour probably serves the best ice-cream in the word! The historic High Street, boasts a selection of charming independent shops.
Every year Broadstairs hosts many charming events such as Folk week, the water gala, food festivals and Dickens week.