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Dreamland Lets Kent seaside 3 bedroom holiday flat Apartment

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Dreamland Lets Kent seaside 3 bedroom holiday flat

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 13 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Dreamland Lets, Margate, is a 3 bedroom seaside apartment, home away from home, cosy whatever the weather! Sleeps up to eight people: comfortable, family-friendly, fully equipped three bedroom holiday flat right on the beach front in Margate with stunning panoramic views over the Kent coast from the lounge, all three bedrooms and even the kitchen. Free wifi and free parking. Easy to find as the flat is high up in the imposing tower of Arlington House, an iconic example of Brutalist architecture and visible throughout Margate. Perfect for seaside holidays or exploring the historic Kent countryside following in the footsteps of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Canterbury Pilgrims, Charles Dickens, the famous painter JMW Turner and TS Eliot. Watch the glorious sunsets from the comfort of your armchair: 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

Dreamland Lets, Margate, is a 3 bedroom seaside apartment, home away from home, cosy whatever the weather! Sleeps up to eight people: comfortable, family-friendly, fully equipped three bedroom holiday flat right on the beach front in Margate with stunning panoramic views over the Kent coast from the lounge, all three bedrooms and even the kitchen. Free wifi and free parking. Easy to find as the flat is high up in the imposing tower of Arlington House, an iconic example of Brutalist architecture and visible throughout Margate. Perfect for seaside holidays or exploring the historic Kent countryside following in the footsteps of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Canterbury Pilgrims, Charles Dickens, the famous painter JMW Turner and TS Eliot. Watch the glorious sunsets from the comfort of your armchair: 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 world-class Turner Contemporary Gallery.

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 Amusement Park with its Scenic Railway and Cinema - don't worry, the flat is on the other side of the building, so you won't be disturbed by any sounds of revelry.The flat is on the sunset side high up in the 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 wifi, 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, board games and toys, and a VHS player with a supply of Disney videos for children. Fresh clean bathroom with original Sixties fixtures including high-line bath tub, a new electric shower and heated towel rail, and essential toiletries provided (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. 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 or just laze on the golden sand of Margate's wonderful beaches just across the road.

The flat has the original 60s kitchen and bathroom, with old-style fittings including highline bath tub, there is a new electric shower over the bath tub. The furnishings have been geared towards lively young families so are on the practical end of the style spectrum. The two lifts are also original, so are old and can be a bit temperamental, they are serviced on a regular basis. You can see a virtual tour of the flat by searching for Dreamland Lets Margate video tour. We provide a complimentary welcome tray of tea, coffee & biscuits, and pop some fresh milk in the fridge so you can have a cuppa on arrival - you bring the beach towels and sunscreen. Maybe also pack your sketchpad and pencils, be inspired to emulate Turner and produce your own masterpiece. Sorry, no smoking, but the 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. To see a brief video tour of the flat, go to you tube, then search for Dreamland Lets, Margate. We look forward to welcoming you to Dreamland Lets soon!

If you'd like more info or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - very sorry, no pets allowed in the flat, and absolutely no smoking in the flat or the communal areas of the building. For insurance purposes, I'm afraid we cannot accept any groups where everyone is aged 21 or under. At least one member of the group must be over 21, and written permission is required from the parents or guardians of all the under-21s. Any questions, just ask.

Further details

Very sorry, no pets, no smoking in the flat or anywhere in the communal areas. The rental rate is for the entire apartment, not per person. 100GBP per night, three night minimum rental during the year including school holidays and Bank holidays, except Christmas - New Year: rate is 150GBP per night, minimum one week rental. Check in 4pm, check out noon, but ask if we can be flexible and we will work with your times if possible. 100GBP 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 500GBP. 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 50GBP 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 75GBP in addition to the key charge. However, we are very happy to say this hasn't happened yet!

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

Further details indoors

The flat is on the sunset side near the top floor of an iconic 60s high-rise tower, featured in the BBC TV series True Love, and has secure entry, two lifts and residents-only free on-site parking. Fully equipped with wifi, 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 60s 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, (the flat is on the other side of the building so your holiday won't be affected by any sounds of revelry from the Park!), 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.

Location description from owner

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.

Margate

Turner Contemporary Gallery (free entry)Theatre Royal Margate Old TownTudor HouseShell GrottoDickens HouseDreamland Amusement Park (under restoration)Reculver Towers and Roman FortCanterburyWildwood Trust British wildlife ParkHowletts Wild Animal Park

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Bunk Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

For insurance purposes, we regret we cannot accept any all-under age 21 groups: leader must be aged 21+, any non-related under-21s must have parent/ guardian written permission. ID required.
Absolutely no smoking in the flat or communal areas, no pets, no parties, no noise after 11pm. No extra people. Please leave the flat clean on departure. Please bring your own beach towels, don't take ours to to the beach or use for make-up removal or hair dyeing, thank you very much for your consideration.

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About the owner

Gaye (Mrs GMF) H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
26 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, Dutch


This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Jul 2012. Located in Isle of Thanet, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £700 to £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Aug 2016.

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“The views, the comfort, the convenience, the price - perfect”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2015

This time, our forth visit, I came with my cousin and her and my kids. Gay even put a extra foldout bed in the lounge so her boys didn't have to share the sofa bed. My kids love the beach even when its cold, its right on the beach so its a perfect location, stunning views from the big windos. The price is very reasonable, the flat and the owners are just as welcoming as ever, tea and biscuits were waiting for us again. The flat has everything you need, and there are new toys in the toybox, everythings clean and comfy but not fussy, we dont have to worry about the kids so we can relax, feels like home. Gaye is lovely and we will be back next year.

It was a pleasure to host you and your family again, your cousin's children are just as polite and well-behaved as yours! Please thank them for organising all the toys, games and videos in the bunk room, and thank you for leaving the flat nice and tidy as usual. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to Dreamland Lets next year - the kettle will be on, and those stunning sea views will be waiting for you.

“Very comfortable”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2015

We were greeted by the owners who were very welcoming and helpful as to the amenities and places of interest. There was a complimentary tea coffee and biscuits on arrival. The flat was very comfortable with plenty of room for 3 adults and two children. Although not a modern flat it had every thing you could wish for with regards to kitchen appliances There were toys plus buckets and spades for the children. The views from the flat which faces on to the sea front were amazing at sunset. Although Dreamland backs on to the building there was no noise from this and there was no noise from other occupants of the building. We were only there for a long weekend visiting family and would quite happily stay there again..

We're so pleased you found the flat comfortable and welcoming for your seaside break in Margate, many thanks for leaving everything so neat and tidy, and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to seeing you back to Dreamland Lets soon - the tea & biscuits, buckets & spades and those glorious sea views will be waiting for you!

“fabulous views over the beach and town”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2015

The most fabulous views over the glorious golden sandy beach and town. could just stand and watch the view for hours. Lots of cafes and restaurants in the little back streets and lots of interesting shops. Flat tidy, clean and welcoming with free parking being a real bonus. Owners lovely.

We're very pleased you enjoyed staying in the flat for your seaside break in Margate, many thanks for leaving everything so neat and tidy, and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dreamland Lets soon - those glorious sea views and the tea & biscuits will be waiting for you!

“Magical Margate!”

Reviewed 19 May 2015

When places say they have a 'sea view' usually the best you can hope for is a glimpse of the beach if you stand on a chair and squint out of a particular window, but this enchanting apartment offers a glass balcony in every room (bar bathroom) and the Margate coast is utterly stunning - Turners paintings come alive! The pictures on the website are just too static to do it any justice at all. The flat has a lovely '60's type vibe and feels solid and comforting agaisnt the majestic vista, looking down on birds flying past and seeing the edge of the clouds on the sea. Everywhere was spotless. The kids loved their bunk beds and thoughtful toy box and videos, our room had views of the Turner gallery and a cosy double bed, the kitchen has everything you could need, but we mainly lived on the sublime fish and chips from just round the corner. I shall be first in the queue to come back when Dreamland opens next door, the chidren are demanding to know when we are going to their 'seaside dolly house' again. I am going back for the comfort and culture - oh, and the chips....

We're delighted you all enjoyed your visit and found the flat comfy and well-equipped, and had time to admire those panoramic sea views far out over the Kent coast. Thank you for leaving the flat spick and span, and for making time to leave this review. Dreamland Amusement Park opens 19th June, and we'll look forward to welcoming you back at Dreamland Lets soon - the tea & biscuits (and the fish 'n chips) will be waiting!

“Dreamyland!”

Reviewed 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.

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

Reviewed 20 Oct 2012

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.

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

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

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.

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