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Penthouse balcony apartment with panoramic sea views.



Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 double bedroom balcony flat with large kitchen diner

Fantastic apartment with dramatic views of The Leas promenade and across the English channel to France. Relax out on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful setting or get out and about and explore this underrated and special location.

Well connected to visit London with the High Speed train service. Kings Cross / St Pancras in under 1 hour!

Accommodation is split over two floors with the master bedroom, lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom on the first floor and two further bedrooms upstairs. Two of the three bedrooms have sea views. All bedrooms have double beds and there is a full size cot and optional travel cot available for children.

The kitchen has loads of workspace, a gas fired oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and dining table that easily seats 6. Also included are a high chair and a booster seat for kids, in fact the flat has many extras good for children including toys, baby monitors, push chair and baby bath, changing mat etc. There is also a utility room with washing machine.

Clifton Crescent is a Grade II classic Victorian stucco terrace that fronts on to The Leas, a magnificent promenade lining the edge of the cliff with multiple paths down to the beach and coastal park below. Within easy reach are the Leas Cliff Hall, bandstand, amphitheatre and funicular railway. The area is often used for activities such as the classic car rally in August bank holiday, mini marathons, Triennial art installations and faires. The air show has recently returned and this flat has one of the best views to see the planes.

The town centre is only a short walk away with it's bars, cafes and galleries down the old High Street and creative quarter.

Further afield you could visit Dover for its enormous castle or even catch a ferry for a day trip to France. If you have a car you can get the channel tunnel from Folkestone or perhaps take a drive around St Margarets bay through Sandgate and Hythe and out to Rye. There's also the Dymchurch & Hythe railway through the marshes.

Inland there is the beautiful Kent countryside to explore and a visit to Canterbury with it's major cathedral, ancient buildings and excellent shopping facilities could be worthwhile.

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About the Owner

Mr Christopher Bagust
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at Clifton Views, and in fact I wish it were this time last week so that we could do it all over again...
May 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at Clifton Views, and in fact I wish it were this time last week so that we could do it all over again...
May 2013
  • 1 of 6

25 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)


Perfectly placed for a wonderful view and access to The Leas and beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our short stay. Contained everything we needed, slept well and all amenities close by. Children enjoyed WiFi, beach etc and we enjoyed walking, beach and sitting on balcony looking at the view. We have never been to Folkestone before but we would go again. Ate out and had a fantastic meal at The Cliffe restaurant at The View hotel.

Thank you for letting us stay at such short notice. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view, great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here with the family (children 16 and 14) and we loved it. The view was amazing and the location was really good, close to the town centre and the Leas. The apartment had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely apartment true home from home.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely lovely period property. The owners have clearly put a lot of effort into making it welcoming and homely and a lovely relaxing stay with fabulous views. Stairs can be challenging with little ones but they had a brilliant time climbing home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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the view was second to none.

  • 5 of 5

we arrived last Friday evening. getting in was easy thanks to Christopher's reminder.

we settled in , it was and is a home from home. The weather was excellent . I caught up with old friends . went along the harbour arm , ate seafood from chummy's which was great. gypsy tart ice cream is a must try. we will be back . had lunch at rocksalt not bad. walked along the leas as many times as we could the walk up remembrance hill ( remembrance not just in name).

the view I have to say was perfect I could sit there all day .

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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the property corresponded well to the description given, including location and inside amenities

  • 4 of 5

Magnificent view from lounge and given the exceptional hot weather, breakfast was always eaten with the sea view and seagulls in the background. Linen excellent(although lack of tea towels). property clean. slight problems - impossible to lock apartment from inside(worry on safety) and also downstairs front door lock not functioning(safety issue again), key box very difficult to open.

Property well situated for shops, cafés, walking, beach - all within 5/10 minutes.

I would definitely recommend this property and will have no hesitation in coming back.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it is much appreciated that you have taken the time to write. Regarding your points about the door locks, we were not aware of these issues and they have both now been remedied.
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Cute, abeit quirky, place; great location

  • 4 of 5

Cute but very quirky place. I guess this adds to the charm, but some people might be put off by all the personal belongings of the owner ( or owner's grandmother?) that are in the apartment. We only stayed for 2 days, but would've liked to stay longer to explore Folkestone. This apartment is perfectly suited for families - lots of space, 2 baths, and spacious kitchen. Grocery and shops are a 10 minute walk away.

The sink in one of the baths needs to have the drain cleaned. Not a big deal as we were only there 2 days but would've been annoying if we were staying longer.

The flat is indeed on the top floor, and there are lots of stairs, with no elevator. We had our teenagers haul our bags up :) In the past, at other Homeaway locations we've stayed in, the manager/owner had a person meet us at the apartment who could help with bags. Might be a good idea at this apartment, too.

However, balcony and sea views are lovely, you can see the coast of France at night!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Gatwick at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Leas Cliff Hall at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Etchinghill Golf Club at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Folkestone Central at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Grand at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Folkestone at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

Enjoy a stroll along The Leas promenade right outside with its sea views across to France, admire the wonderful architecture of the crescent itself and the Metropol building before taking a cream tea in the conservatory of The Grand. Then descend to the beach on the funicular railway and ramble into the Coastal Park with it's adventure playground for the kids. Visit Folkestone harbour and sample the local seafood before climbing back to the town centre via the Creative Quarter galleries in the old High Street and the Bayle. Maybe there's a concert in the Leas Cliff Hall or look out for other events like the Triennial, classic cars Old Timer rally, air show or local theatre and children's activities.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas NY 17/18
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

A 50% deposit is required on booking with the balance due approx 6 weeks (40 days) before occupation. If booking within less than 6 weeks then the full amount is due.

A security (breakages) deposit of £100 is also required with the booking. This will be automatically refunded to you after your stay, usually within 28 days, unless there is an issue to resolve.

The minimum charge for any rental is £300. This is due to the level of fixed costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 24-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 double beds sleep 6 with ease + 2 infants, one in cot and there is a travel cot available too.


  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...