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Dreamland Lets Kent seaside 3 bedroom holiday flat

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Dreamland Lets sitting room with panoramic sea view

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

The weather might be a bit uncertain at times, but whatever it's doing, it's cosy and snug at Dreamland Lets, which is a family-friendly, comfortable self-catering holiday flat located within Arlington House, an iconic Brutalist tower right on the seafront in Margate with stunning panoramic views from the lounge, all three bedrooms and even the kitchen. Sleeps up to 8 people (three bedrooms plus double sofa-bed in lounge), with cot mattress available for a toddler. Watch the glorious sunsets from the comfort of your armchair: the famous painter JMW Turner remarked to the influential writer and art critic John Ruskin that “…the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe”. The unique quality of light in this part of Kent drew Turner back time and again, to stay in his guesthouse by the Harbour, now the site of the Turner Contemporary Gallery designed by the renowned architect David Chipperfield. Located just across the road from Margate Main Sands beach and within walking distance of all Margate's attractions including the Turner Contemporary, the mysterious Shell Grotto, the picturesque Old Town, the wonderfully preserved Tudor House and right next door to the historic Dreamland Scenic Railway which is reopening this summer 2015 under the management of designer Wayne Hemingway.

Dreamland Lets self-catering holiday apartment is perfect for family holidays by the seaside, romantic breaks, friends get-aways or business trips. Explore the historic Kent countryside following in the footsteps of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Canterbury Pilgrims, Charles Dickens, Turner and TS Eliot, or just laze on the golden sand of Margate's wonderful beaches just across the road.

Everyone's been to Margate: the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Charles Dickens, JMW Turner, TS Eliot, and more recently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, Prime Minister David Cameron, poet Lemn Sissay, and Royal Academician artist Tracey Emin whose first major exhibition in her home town of Margate, 'She Lay Down Deep Beneath The Sea' premiered at Turner Contemporary. The Turner has a constantly changing programme of exhibitions and workshops for both children and adults, as well as a great gift shop and cafe, and is a gentle 10 minute stroll away at the end of Margate Main Sands which are just across the road from the flat. You can see a video tour of the flat by searching for Dreamlandlets Margate.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Margate 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kent International 5.5 km, Nearest railway: Margate 150 m
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 DVD player, Sea view
General TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

The flat is on the sunset side near the top floor of an iconic 60's high-rise tower, featured in the BBC TV series 'True Love', and has secure entry, two lifts and residents-only free on-site parking. It's fully equipped with TV, freeview box, DVD, fridge-freezer, cooker with oven, washer, microwave, kettle and toaster, cutlery and crockery for 8 plus children's plastic dinner service for 6, kitchen utensils, tea towels and washing up liquid. Bed linen and bath towels provided, together with a selection of books, DVDs, toys and board games. Fresh clean bathroom with original 60's bathtub and new electric shower, heated towel rail and toiletries (shower gel, hand wash and hand lotion). Sleeps up to 8 adults (three bedrooms plus double sofa-bed in lounge), with cot mattress available for a toddler.

We provide a complimentary welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits, you bring the beach towels and sunscreen. Maybe also pack your sketchpad and pencils, be inspired to emulate Turner and produce your own masterpiece. If you're celebrating a special occasion, we can help you obtain flowers, cakes, bubbly, balloons etc. Sorry, no smoking, but the historic Nayland Rock Shelter, where TS Eliot wrote 'The Waste Land', is just across the road on the beach, and who knows, inspiration might strike while you puff away.. If you'd like more info or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we look forward to welcoming you!

Further details outdoors

On local bus and cycle routes with Margate railway station three minutes walk away for fast trains to London if you're planning a day trip to enjoy all the attractions of one of the world's most vibrant cities, just 90 minutes away by train, and to Ramsgate and Dover for ferries to mainland Europe. Historic Dreamland Amusement Park with its Scenic Railway original wooden roller coaster and Cinema is next door, re-opening this summer 2015 after extensive restoration (the flat is on the other side of the building so your holiday won't be affected by the renovation works), and Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral is a short distance away by road or rail. Margate has many restaurants and pubs, and we can personally recommend the cafe at the Shell Grotto for tea & cakes and the restaurant at the Turner Contemporary Gallery for fine dining, after which we suggest returning to the flat for a cosy nightcap while watching the magnificent sea views.

Further details

The rental rate is for the entire apartment, not per person. £100 per night, three night minimum rental during the year including school holidays and Bank holidays, except Christmas - New Year: rate is £150 per night, minimum one week rental. Check in 4pm, check out noon, but ask if we can be flexible and we'll work with your times if possible.

£100 security deposit, fully refundable after satisfactory check-out, payable on confirmation of booking together with 1/3 of the total rental price, Christmas - New Year period security deposit is £500. Bookings within 3 days of arrival date must be paid in full immediately, plus security deposit.

Bedroom 1 = two single beds, Bedroom 2 = one double bed, Bedroom 3 = two bunk beds (full size). Double sofa-bed in lounge, plus a cot mattress for a toddler. Bed linen and bath towels provided, please bring own beach towels and cot bedding.

Lost keys are charged at £50 per set, sorry but those electronic key fobs are expensive. In the extremely unlikely event that you lose both sets of keys, there is a call-out charge of £75 in addition to the key charge. However, this hasn't happened yet!

Anything we haven't covered? Need more info? Just ask, we're very happy to help.

About this location

The Isle of Thanet region

Margate is a seaside town in the county of Kent which is also known as 'the Garden of England'. It's located in the district of Thanet in east Kent and lies 38 miles east-northeast of Maidstone, on the coast along the North Foreland, and contains the areas of Cliftonville, Garlinge, Palm Bay and Westbrook.

Margate experiences an oceanic climate similar to almost all of the United Kingdom, though its annual precipitation is lower than the national average.

For at least 250 years, the town has been a leading seaside resort in the UK, drawing Londoners to its long clean golden sand beaches, with Marine Terrace running along Margate Main Sands from the Lifeboat Memorial to the Harbour Arm where the new Turner Contemporary Gallery is located, built on the site of the artist JMW Turner's holiday home.

The village of Broadstairs, where Charles Dickens lived, is nearby, and there is a very pleasant Dickens - Turner walk clearly signposted between Margate and Broadstairs, taking you to some of the favourite haunts of these two giants of the artistic and literary world.


Turner Contemporary Gallery (free entry)

Theatre Royal

Margate Old Town

Tudor House

Shell Grotto

Dickens House

Dreamland Amusement Park (under restoration)

Reculver Towers and Roman Fort


Wildwood Trust British wildlife Park

Howletts Wild Animal Park

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Review 1-6 of 6

5 Feb 2015



We had a lovely stay, we were looking for a relaxing, fun and cheap get away for new years and this was the perfect find! We have already rebooked for the summer! Many thanks to Gaye and John, for their hospitality, great hosts.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your seaside holiday. You were great guests, thanks for leaving the flat so neat and tidy, we're already looking forward to your next visit.

5 Feb 2015


"Ideal for families, conveniently located with stunning sea views"

We stayed for 5 days in August 2014 and had a fantastic holiday, my children are still talking about it now and eager to return both to Margate and Dreamland Let's flat. The flat is well equipped… More

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're so pleased you and the children enjoyed staying in the flat for your seaside break in Margate and found our little tour and local info useful to make the most of your holiday. Thanks for leaving everything so neat and tidy, we look forward to welcoming you back to Dreamland Lets soon - those amazing sea views and the tea & biscuits will be waiting for you!

22 Sep 2014


"Return visit as good as the first time"

We came two years ago and liked it so much we came back again this year. My older child remembered the flat - especially the bunk beds and toybox! - and the younger one had fun exploring. Everybody li… More

It was lovely to see you again at Dreamland lets in Margate, and we're very pleased you all enjoyed your holiday. The children have grown so much, but they're still very tidy so please thank them from John and me for putting the toys away neatly, we really liked the balls organised by colour into a rainbow! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we look forward to seeing you again soon, and we'll make sure the tea and biscuits are waiting for you.

13 Aug 2014


"The view from that flat is breathtaking"

Gaye gave me her number before we travelled (via too many trains with way too many kids plus a grouchy pensioner, glad I only have to do it once a year) was glad to see the block of flats as soon as w… More

We're so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves at Dreamland Lets in Margate and had great weather for your stay - thanks to the children for putting all the toys back in the toybox, and even leaving some fishing nets for other children to enjoy, and big thanks to you for leaving the flat so nice and tidy. Your next holiday dates are already reserved for you, we're looking forward to seeing you again, and the kettle will be on!

20 Oct 2012


"A spacious and comfortable flat ... in up and coming Margate .... with spectacular sea views!"

On arrival at the flat we received a warm and friendly welcome from Gaye and John. They went through the practicalities of the flat as well as giving us information on the local area -shops, restaurants, day trips etc. to ensure that we gained the most out of our stay. A welcome pack of tea, coffee and shortbread biscuits was much appreciated after our long drive.

The flat is on the 15th floor and has the most spectacular views from all rooms, particularly the sitting room with its large expanse of windows overlooking the sea. The flat is light, airy and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with crockery and cooking utensils and we were pleased to find a proper cooker with oven and hob. There is a washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric kettle and toaster. Perfect for our long weekend stay! The sitting room is warm and comfortable and has a lovely 'home from home' feel. The flat was clean and our bed linen appeared to be brand new. The bathroom however is rather dark (there is no window) but once again clean and functional, and with an adequate shower.

The location of the flat, on the site of the iconic Dreamland Fairground, is very central, being just minutes from the seafront which is currently undergoing a revamp. Our first port of call was The Turner Contemporary where we saw 'local' girl Tracey Emin's exhibition and Rodin's The Kiss. The Turner is a wonderfully designed building with a first class cafe and excellent shop, the Harbour Arm just alongside is a lovely mix of artists' studios and cafes.

Margate is undergoing something of a renaissance with money obviously being invested in updating the amenities of this once fading seaside town and with the arrival of The Turner Contemporary has attracted many artists to the area. The Old Town has a distinctively bohemian feel. Yes, Margate is definitely a place on the up!

We look forward to our next stay at Dreamland Lets!

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we're so pleased you found the flat to have that comfortable 'home from home' feeling we strive for, and enjoyed the complimentary tea & biscuits while admiring those amazing sea views far out over Margate's seafront. We're glad you found our little tour and local info useful to make the most of your holiday in Margate, we make sure we keep it up-to-date as the Turner especially has constantly changing exhibitions, workshops and family activities. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and neat, we look forward to welcoming you back to Dreamland Lets soon.

6 Aug 2012


"Fabulous flat, wonderful welcome, amazing holiday - we'll be back!"

Wow! We had a fabulous time in Margate, Gaye went out of her way to make us welcome, the flat was really clean and nice, and fitted out well, even tea and biscuits waiting for us. I went with my elderly uncle and aunt and my two small children, toddler and baby. My aunt liked the lift cos of her bad knee, my uncle liked the amazing views and the children really loved playing with all the toys Gaye provided in the flat. We all really liked the sandy beach so close, just across the road, it was a great holiday, excellent value foe money, and we definitely want to come back. Thanks Gaye for a lovely holiday!

I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves at Dreamland Lets in Margate, you were lovely guests, thanks to the children for putting all the toys back in the toybox, and to you for leaving the flat so nice and tidy - we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Review 1-6 of 6

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