The Wishing Towers – Home 60956 Apartment
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Wishing Towers – Home 60956
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- 3 Double Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Suzy Nina H.
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 17 Jul 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Jun 2008. Located in Margate, it has 12 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1150.
The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jul 2018.
Map and how to get there
– based on 12 reviews
- Very Good
“A rooftop paradise”
We were blessed with the most gorgeous weather for our two week stay. The property itself genuinely felt like home and 'Up on the Roof' became the signature tune for me as, in the evening, when kids finally dozed off, bronzed by the sun and as carefree as the sea, I was able to watch the stars from the roof terrace. A bit windy some nights up there but a beautiful scene with the copper turrets, neighbouring church and crescent moon. The decor is outstanding with wonderful views in the living space and upstairs bedrooms, so even when indoors one can see the boats on the sea and watch the seagulls swoop. Open plan living space is ideal for family, so I could cook and keep an eye on kids at the same time. I agree that a light for night time would be helpful on the stairs but we managed without a problem, also some small light for the roof terrace at night would be helpful. There was some noise from cars at night but that was mainly at a weekend as young folk were out enjoying themselves. A big van was parked in the flat's parking space for first week, but disappeared afterwards. I did not bring a car but had visitors who came for a day trip and they parked on the roadside without trouble. I found a launderette with reasonable prices on Northdown road (Margate end) as there is no machine in the flat. I didn't mind this as I didn't come on holiday to do the washing too! The area is better in my opinion than closer to Margate, quieter with good bus links on Northdown road to Broadstsirs, Ramsgate, Margate and the 'breeze' number 8 takes you all the way to Canterbury if you fancy. Further down Northdown road towards Margate the area seems to deteriorate but that is quite a long walk away, at least ten to fifteen minutes, and the flat is in a much nicer area with some impressive housing just over the road. I found neighbours friendly and accommodating and met some interesting local people at the palm bay cafe 2 minutes walk away. The cafe overlooks the sea with plenty of seating, yummy milkshakes and very nice clientele. On Northdown road there is a gem of a patisserie with real croissants, cream cakes and chocolate torte, not forgetting our favourite spelt and honey loaf! We got fresh towels weekly and a change of bed linen and a Henry hoover meant it was possible to clear up any crumbs left by the kids in a jiffy. My only worry were the windows without safety catches but I was very strict with the kids about it and thankfully they stayed away from any open window, but it would keep parents' minds at rest if some were installed. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, from the crab fishing by the local tidal pool (we caught loads along with shrimp too) to ice-cream at the cafe while watching the jet skiers race across the bay. A bit seaweedy along the nearest beach but a fifteen minute walk along the coast to Margate or another twenty minutes the other way past foreland and along the cliff to the lovely Botany Bay for less seaweed and more sand. Loved it, the Thanet area is well worth a visit and I am sure we will be back as the kids will never forget the property or the freedom with which they enjoyed the coastline.
Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review - I'm so pleased you had a great time - now the apartment is empty we can ge ready for the new rentals and correct all of the lighting issues. There is actually a small key by the key rack in the kitchen for the window locks but will get more cut for the upstairs. Thank you again.
“Needs changes made”
The Wishing Towers was lovely and 'airy' but by evening it got quite dark and the main light in the living room didn't seem to be working and there were lamps throughout with either no bulb/ no working bulb or no socket near. We had to use the bright, twin glassed lamps from the living room to put in the hall at night as the stairs were pitch black and my husband had already tripped over the stairgate and bumped his head. That stairwell really needs a light, even if it's just one of those that come on when it senses movement. We were disappointed to have been told that there would be an off road parking space for us only to find that by Tuesday we could not use the space due to someone's massive van being parked there. Our 3 children all have varying levels of autism and it would have made things a lot easier than keep parking on the road, which was quite busy at times. The windows were large and opened far too wide, maybe a safety device could be fitted to the windows so they only open a certain amount? The other little 'niggle' we had is that there was so much of the owners own taste put into the apartment it didn't really feel like a holiday apartment it felt as if they'd just gone away for a while and left us the keys to water the plants. The coffee table was cluttered with 49 'interior design' magazines that I thought was a little overkill. When I got back home I realised I had got an email from the owner telling me about the key code etc...the email was sent 2 days after we arrived on holiday, so communication wasn't great. The area itself was run down and Saturday night was horrendous due to youths car cruising from 8pm - 2am up and down the beach pathway. Car definitely needed as nothing else in the area other than the lido which could do with a good clean. My daughter foundnappies in it. Would not use this apartment again due to these issues.
Owner's reply: I'm so sorry for your experience at The Wishing Towers. It is rare that we have a review like this. I do live in the property and it is my home so apologies if this was not suitable for you. It is rare that screaming cars drive up and down all night long - an unlucky night it seems. I have taken note of your comment on the stairs lighting and will get this rectified. Many thanks for your comments they are always helpful
“Absolutely stunning - it was amazing - couldn't fault anything!”
After a very long journey from The Midlands because of M25 - it was a superb surprise to find an apartment as amazing as this one - the pictures do not do it justice! From stepping inside - it blew us away! It was light and airy and the views were absolutely stunning from all rooms. All the furniture and decor was fantastic - extremely tasteful and unique & will be making enquiries about some of the pieces! But the "pièce de résistance " was the roof garden and the fabulous views from there! The weather was brilliant and the sun shone for the whole weekend and made the visit extra special. We just didn't want to leave. Parking was really easy and we didn't have to worrry about safety of vehicles or dreaded parking wardens! We just didn't want to leave & all wanted to stay there longer. We will definitely be recommending this property to friends & asking to stay again once we know the dates of the next year's Margate Soul Weekend, as we couldn't fault anything about Margate.
“Fantastic Victorian apartment”
We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at The Wishing Towers. The apartment is a unique gem - spacious and well appointed with great views and Victorian charm. The roof terrace is a treat in the sun.
“Fantasic place to stay!”
We stayed here on our honeymoon and found it amazing. The property is unusual and very well maintained, the view is incredible, even in the rain! Thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in the Margate area.
“Very comfortable, tastefully decorated/furnished and clean with a lovely view.”
Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Large living area and kitchen with all amenities. Quiet location with a lovely view. Walking distance to shops, though a reasonable hike to Margate high street. Easily suit 2 - 3 couples, or family. Only problem, like everywhere in England, is lack of parking although later in the evening we could shift the car closer. Loved staying there.
Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor
Book with confidence
Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection
Real opinions, real reviews
Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews
Safe, simple, secure
When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card
Quick response times
Know where you're staying within 24 hours