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A Happy House in Margate

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

The Anchorage is a 1930s house, located right in the heart of Margate.

The Anchorage is a newly refurbished 3 storey 1930s house, located right in the heart of Margate's Old Town and a 2 minute walk to Margate Sands and Marine Drive. The house is able to accommodate 6 people comfortably and there is also a double sofa bed in the lounge. Families, couples and friends are all welcome. Well behaved doggies are also welcome to savour the delights of the doggie treats on offer. The accommodation is modern & contemporary, furnished with items from the local area.

The downstairs of the property is open plan leading from the lounge to the dining room and utility room then through to the fully equipped kitchen diner with bifold doors opening onto the backyard complete with seating area and BBQ for sunny days. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, one with a kingsize bed, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge (sorry no bedding provided for sofa bed).

There is one large bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower.

Well behaved dogs are welcome in the downstairs area of the property. We have one large plastic dog bed, please bring your pups own blankets.

Guest Access

Full Access to the house and backyard is provided.

Interaction with Guests

We will be available on mobiles and can provide a local contact in the event of emergency.

The Neighbourhood

The original seaside town offers easy access to beautiful sandy beaches, coastal walks, cycling, water sports, beautiful parks and gardens, museums, theatres, art galleries, first class restaurants and exciting night-life.

The Anchorage is located in Margate's historic Old Town, home to galleries, retro furniture and gift shops, restaurants and cafes. The Turner Contemporary is located within a 10 minute stroll, as is the newly re-opened Dreamland theme park.

Getting Around

By Bus:

We are fortunate enough to have an excellent bus system in Thanet. Our comprehensive routes enable you to make the most of your visit by reducing journey times between each town and village.

‘The Thanet Loop’ is one of the most frequent services in the UK, running on average every 7 minutes and operates 7 days a week, from early morning until late evening. This service provides excellent connections between Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, and also to Westwood Cross shopping and leisure complex.

The Bus stop for The Loop Bus is located outside the Thanet District Council on Cecil Street, just a few minutes walk from the Anchorage. The bus can be caught in both directions. Ask the driver which side of the road most suits your journey.

Other bus services offered by Stagecoach will enable easy access to the villages. The number 8 bus provides excellent links from Thanet to the nearby city of Canterbury.

A ‘Dayrider' ticket is ideal for exploring the area, allowing you to hop-on or hop-off at any point, without limits and on any Stagecoach bus in Thanet.

Please contact Stagecoach for more (website hidden)

Tel: (phone number hidden)

By Train:

All stations in Thanet are served by the same line, making train travel between each point simple and quick. Stations are found in the main towns- Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate as well as Minster, Birchington, Westgate and Dumpton.

By Foot/Bicycle

We have an excellent coastal route which connects each part of Thanet. The Viking Coastal Trail is a 32 mile route, but you can pick and choose which parts to follow. Two thirds of the route is off-road so ideal for family walks or rides and the route is also signed throughout for convenience. Maps are available from the Thanet Visitor Information Centre in Margate without charge.

Cycle Hire

Ken’s Bikes: 26 Eaton Road, Margate. CT9 1XA. (phone number hidden).

Other Things to Note

Key access is gained through booking confirmation.

This is a non-smoking property.

Dogs welcome to stay but are not permitted upstairs.

More Details

Kish & Fiona
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Kish & Fiona

We are husband and wife Kish and Fiona. We work in the Arts & Design sectors in London. We both studied in the Arts in Central St Martins. In 2011 Kish set up Kish and Chips which is a Design Company operating in Branding and Web. We love hanging out with Lola & Daisy, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Our loves include: David Bowie, Illustration, Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo del Toro, Alain De Botton, The Rolling Stones, Graphic Design, Seneca, Arctic Monkeys, BBC Four, Russell Brand, James Altucher and The Tim Ferriss Show!

Why Kish & Fiona chose Old Town

We have loved Margate since visiting as children.

The Anchorage is in walking distance to all of Margate's delights including the beach, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Dreamland and the Old Town with quirky retro shops, bars and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Within walking distance from the train station, bus stops and everything you need inc. two large supermarkets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Town in Margate

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate bath and walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 x travel cot also available.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wifi available.


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A Happy House in Margate
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This property was exactly what we needed for a wedding at Salmestone Grange. Clean, comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house conveniently place for the town centre and the sea front,

It was very hot weekend but house was cool, lovely, plenty of room, 6 adults didn’t get each other’s way.

Enjoyed the wine left!!

Only downsize was the parking but 1 car safety parked in bay all weekend, and as Margate has very cheap all day parking within a 8-10 walk away it worked well one couple said they would use house again for a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and lovely house

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days in Margate. The house is a perfect base for exploring the Kent coast. In particular we enjoyed a walk from Margate to Broadstairs. The house itself is surprisingly spacious inside and is really a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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very modern and clean

  • 4 of 5

Tastefully furnished great location and very nice owners

It had everything we needed and more

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Anchorage!
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Beautiful, clean and spacious !!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a fantastic location. Well equipped kitchen and comfy beds. Couldn't have asked for more!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, clean and good location

  • 5 of 5

The house is great in a lovely location and so clean loved it and can't wait to go back

Thank you for a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Buoy and Oyster
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Within walking distance to the beach, train station, bus stops, shops, restaurants and supermarkets. Within walking distance to local attractions including Dreamland and the Turner Contemporary Gallery.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45
Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.