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Serendipity, Rectory Road, Broadstairs

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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THE COTTAGE This beautiful early Victorian cottage has sea views and has been renovated to a high standard. Spread over three floors the cottage is situated 2 minutes walk from the main beaches, bars and restaurants and 5 minutes walk into the historical and beautiful town of Broadstairs. The property boasts many of its original period features as well as being fully modernised and decorated to a high standard. It has a cast iron multi fuel burning stove in the living room for cosy nights by the fire. There are 4 bedrooms in total on the 1st and 2nd floors, a family bathroom, downstairs toilet and an en-suite to the master bedroom which has sea views. The cottage can sleep 8, plus there is a travel cot for an infant if needed. House trained and well behaved dogs are welcome, but wit...THE COTTAGE This beautiful early Victorian cottage has sea views and has been renovated to a high standard. Spread over three floors the cottage is situated 2 minutes walk from the main beaches, bars and restaurants and 5 minutes walk into the historical and beautiful town of Broadstairs. The property boasts many of its original period features as well as being fully modernised and decorated to a high standard. It has a cast iron multi fuel burning stove in the living room for cosy nights by the fire. There are 4 bedrooms in total on the 1st and 2nd floors, a family bathroom, downstairs toilet and an en-suite to the master bedroom which has sea views. The cottage can sleep 8, plus there is a travel cot for an infant if needed. House trained and well behaved dogs are welcome, but with limitations, so please enquire before booking. A stair gate is available as dogs are only allowed downstairs. Master bedroom - with en-suite and kingsize bed Bedroom 2 - double bed Bedroom 3 - double bed Bedroom 4 - small double bed Open plan lounge with wood burning stove Cot for age up to 3 Downstairs toilet Modern fully fitted kitchen with all integral appliances Dining area Family bathroom Although towels are provided please bring spare ones with you for use on the beach or elsewhere outside the cottage. (Towels are not provided for stays of three nights or less). The cottage has a fully fitted modern kitchen, with all new appliances incorporating an open plan dining area and lounge. The bathrooms are tiled in natural polished marble giving a feeling of luxury, this resonates throughout the décor of the house. There is a new wood burning stove in the lounge. There is a small, sunny pebbled courtyard and seating area to the rear of the property and a flowered and grassed area at the front of the property. Although there is no parking with the house there is free, unrestricted parking in Rectory Road itself along with a pay and display car park less than 2 minutes walk away. The Area This cottage has everything you could possibly need for a wonderful holiday. It is quietly situated yet so close to restaurants, cafes, quaint shops and many of the most popular pubs in Broadstairs. There is a delightfully quaint cinema in Broadstairs (Palace cinema) showing the latest releases twice daily.The larger supermarkets are available a short walk away as well as offering local produce from the butcheries and bakeries. Most of all you have some of the best beaches in Kent at your fingertips along with the pier and promenade and all local attractions. Take refreshing walks and bike rides around the coves and sandy beaches to the neighbouring towns to discover our historical links to Lord Nelson and Charles Dickens. Other local areas include: Ramsgate Royal Marina (3 miles) restaurants, cafes, bars. Margate (4 miles) offers the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery, historic old town and the traditional seafront amusement arcades. Westwood Cross, a retail and entertainment complex offering a casino, restaurants and bingo hall. Canterbury Cathedral City (21 miles) is a wonderful day out with its beautiful Tudor buildings and an abundance of shops, cafes, restaurants and the Marlowe Theatre. Sandwich (10 miles) is a beautiful, unspoilt historical town. North Foreland Golf Club is 2 miles away and the Royal St Georges Golf Course, Sandwich is 11 miles away. There is always plenty to do no matter what our English weather throws at us. The Thanet Loop is easily accessible from the bottom of Nelson Place and high speed rail links London from Broadstairs (station is a 10 minute walk). For day trips to France, Dover port is 23 miles away or Euro Tunnel from Folkestone a further 13 miles on from Dover. Taxis are easily available at anytime. DIRECTIONS Driving from the London area use the M2 and head towards Canterbury and then Ramsgate followed by Broadstairs. From the London area using the M20 head towards Dover, Ramsgate and then Broadstairs. Further directions to the cottage will be provided if needed. *****PLEASE NOTE ***** House trained pets are welcome but limitations apply so please enquire before booking (a stair gate is provided to ensure pets do not go upstairs) ALL damages are to be paid for. Towels are for in house use only, therefore please bring your own beach towels. The prices are as stated on here. Any discounts will clearly be shown on here. The only discounts that we are happy to discuss that are not advertised, are for 2 week or longer bookings and in this case please call or email for a price.More
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About the Owner
Beth S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
Interaction with guests
Open to any questions or problems during your stay.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed here three years in a row. We love the house and its proximity to the sea. I'm already planning to book for next year.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Resort666808
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

A wonderful family home, Beth the owner was very accommodating because we arrived late. Close to everything you need , beach , restaurants, shops and transport, all within 5 minutes walk . House was very nice and had everything you needed and would stay there...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Our second stay at Serendipity. The perfect house and perfect location for the beach, shops and restaurants. Well-equipped and comfortable for a large family.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Resort666808
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Serendipity was a great place to stay in Broadstairs.The beaches in the various bays where clean and the local parks had plenty to keep the grandchildren happy. The shops and beaches are all in within 10 mins walk .Hope to come back again as we...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
A stroll around Broadstairs is a journey of discovery with a lovely surprise around every corner. Our most famous resident was Charles Dickens who spent much time here, writing many of his classic novels here. Visit the Dickens Museum and watch out for costumed characters during our annual Dickens Week (June)! Walk around the Thanet coastline to explore our beautiful beaches and bays, each with its own character. Broadstairs' main beach is the unspoilt Viking Bay, no more than a minutes walk away from Sunshine Villa, where you can still see much of Broadstairs' Victorian heritage. Viking bay has a small harbour with cafes and giftshops, with plenty of rockpools for crabbing and exploring. An old fashioned beach funfair complete with helter skelter and swingboats, and a traditional punch an...
How to get there
Broadstairs is located on the Isle of Thanet, which is situated in the north east corner of Kent. Travel By Road The route to Broadstairs from the M25 is virtually all motorway/dual carriageways. Take exit 2 on the M25 and join the A2, which after crossing the Medway at Chatham becomes the M2. Follow the motorway to junction 7 where you need to take the A299 sign posted for Ramsgate. Follow the road for approximately 20 miles where you will pick up signs for Broadstairs. More details on how to get to the cottage available on booking. By Air Manston is Kent's International Airport and is 5 miles from Broadstairs. Gatwick is the nearest major airport and is approximately 85 miles away. There is an express service to London Bridge Station or London Victoria where a direct service can be tak...
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