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Detached House, Stylish And Eclectic With A Laid Back Style. Enclosed Garden

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Ramsgate, Kent, England - 6 Mins Walk To The Beach. Brilliantly Located To Enjoy All That Ramsgate Has To Offer!

Richmond Beach House is an early Victorian Villa with many original features. Bohemian Chic filled with loads of eclectic furniture and charm. It offers the perfect backdrop for gatherings with friends and family, for weekend breaks or Summer Holiday fun. There is a courtyard patio-a great sun trap and a larger patio area with an eating area. For those with little ones, a built in garden Trampoline. If the weather turns, which is rare in Thanet as it seems to enjoy its very own micro climate. Set a fire and cosy up with a good book and a cuppa.

The house has 5 bedrooms:

Main Bedroom 1 - is very large room, with a kingsize bed with a en suite sleeps 2 Bedroom 2 - Has a double and small single bed with an en suite. Sleeps 2/3

Bedroom 3 - Double bed. Sleeps 2

Bedroom 4 - Double bed. Sleeps 2

Bedroom 5 - Small double. Sleeps 2

The house has a very large kitchen with the eating area, there are 3 reception rooms-one with the main TV and 3 sofas, the other with a small TV and open fire and lots of seating and finally a good space with a sofa bed, 2 comfy chairs and a desk. The house sleeps 11. The garden wraps around half the house gets the sun for the whole day. There is a patio and sunken trampoline.

I do need to add some Booking Information. Owners Direct have recently changed their policy and it has made the booking process slightly more tricky. The main thing is that if you are interested in booking for a weekend or a full week, it is still pretty straight forward. If you would like to book for any other combination of time, the Owners Direct automatic quoting system just multiplies the day rate which should not be the case. In this instance, please do get in touch with me directly and I can give you the correct amount. I hope this helps with your booking experience.

I look forward to hearing from you.

More Details

vivien Coward
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, French
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About vivien Coward

We are Nic, Vivien, Innes and Lachlan plus our dog Daphne. We currently live in Oxford. We loved living in Ramsgate and were all sad to have to move. We miss the seaside.

We own a few properties which I oversee. I also have a Catering/Cocktail Caravan which myself and friend Louise tour around the country doing events and parties. Nic my husband works in Sport.

We love to walk(kids under duress), cook/eat/drink and to travel.

vivien Coward purchased this house in 2006

Why vivien Coward chose Ramsgate

We were living in Victoria Park, London and fancied some sea air so bought Richmond Beach House. We used it for weekends and School Holidays before we moved there a couple of years later. My husband commuted as the new high speed rail link had just been finished.

We were seduced by the sea, the people and the fabulous architecture. Ramsgate is a hidden gem and becoming less and less hidden which is marvellous for the whole area and community.

What makes this house unique

Richmond Beach House is beautifully located in a private but central location with a super enclosed garden and off street parking.

It is a 5-6 walk to the sea and also only 5 mins to the perfectly sized Waitrose down the road. Everything in Ramsgate is walkable with bars, restaurants and the Royal Harbour a stones throw away.

The house is a great size with 4 different areas to choose from for a relaxing, whether it be t.v watching, playing parlour games or Wii there is plenty of space to spread out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time in your beautiful house. The bedrooms were spacious & beautifully decorated & near sound proof! Babies had a wonderful time exploring and playing in the garden.

A memorable weekend had by all.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ramsgate in Thanet District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom, claw footed tub and walk in large shower Master Double bedroom (sleeps 2) Ensuite with walk in shower Family bedroom, (sleeps 2 + 1)  Ensuite shower room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 x Double bedrooms (sleeps 2 each) Double beds Master Double bedroom (sleeps 2) Super king bed and ensuite with walk in shower Family bedroom, (sleeps 2 + 1) 1 double bed, 1 single bed (slightly smaller single) with Ensuite Shower Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation Richmond Beach House sleeps 11 within 5 bedrooms, plus den with sofa bed, 1 bathroom plus 2 ensuite shower rooms. 3 reception rooms including the den, enclosed garden and patio with seating for all guests. Single off road parking space, with easy free parking available on the street. There is a relaxed, seafront vibe in this Ramsgate that is equal to the atmosphere of the house, just perfect for weekend breaks or family summer holiday. Great for Summer and Winter alike, where the mix of art and culture to suit all tastes is local and fabulous. The eclectic, laid back style of this beach house is reflected in the carefully chosen tonal hues that act as a smooth back drop to some very fun and vibrant accessories that work wonderfully in this stately period Victorian home. There is loads of space to spread out, with comfort and style in ready supply. Outside: Private and enclosed garden. Built-in Trampoline. Secluded Patio with seating. Main Patio with seating. Glorious Spring/Summer Garden. Utility Room: Miele Washing Machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Bedlinen included. More that 1 week, cleaning & towel change negotiable. Other: Den/Office which has a sofa bed and seating. Ground floor cloakroom with beach equipment and WC


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Detached House, Stylish And Eclectic With A Laid Back Style. Enclosed Garden
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Wonderful stay in a beautiful period home

  • 5 of 5

The house is even larger than i imagined, perfect for a big group. It also feels incredibly cosy and charmingly decorated. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen is incredibly well equipped! There's Waitrose round the corner, and the sea and station a short walk.

Vivien was very helpful and there were a couple of welcome gifts for us.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How very kind Tessa. I am so delighted that you enjoyed your New Year in Richmond Beach House! Let’s hope the rest of 2018 is as lovely.
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

This is a really excellent house. Our group (6 adults, 3 children and a baby) spent a week here over the Easter holidays and loved it. The house is large with plenty of different places to chill out and we even got to make use of the garden. The sunken trampoline was a real hit with children.

The kitchen is well equipped and there is a large table to seat everyone.

We enjoyed the interesting art all through the house and were still discovering things at the end of the week ( in fact one of the group didn't discover the third reception room until two days in to our stay!).

Location wise the property is great - a few minutes from town and a few more from the beach. There is also a bus stop at the end of the road with regular buses to Broadstairs and Margaret.

The owner was very helpful both before and during the stay.

Overall I would highly recommend this house and would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal large house for a group of people

  • 5 of 5

I joined a group of runners (11 of us in total) for 9 nights in November/December and we used the house as a base for running 10 marathons (or longer) in 10 days in various locations along the Kent coast.

The house is beautiful and is very spacious, despite there being a large number of us there was plenty of communal space; we all tended to gravitate to the large kitchen/dining area but could retreat to the other downstairs rooms if we wanted to.

Ideally located in Ramsgate with a corner shop and a choice of supermarkets nearby along with a selection of restaurants and easy access to the centre of town and the seafront. An excellent location for exploring other parts of Thanet and the Kent coast. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Neil. I am so glad that it worked out for you all. Not too many blisters either! Have a great festive season Viv
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Great stay in the very gorgeous Richmond Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in RBH. Everything was beautifully decorated and managed. We will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plenty of space for everyone

  • 4 of 5

We took 11 people (three families) to this beautiful Ramsgate property. There was plenty of room for everyone with spacious rooms, 3 reception rooms and a large kitchen. Parking was a bit of an issue as we had 3 cars with us and only space for 1 on the driveway. The road parking was very busy. The contact from the owner was very good and we had no problem finding or gaining access to the property. Lots of beautiful countryside and beaches around so lots to do.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this amazingly beautiful, property in a really great location.

Every room in the house was welcoming and perfectly stacked with everything we could ever need for our stay.

My favourite room was the kitchen, huge space for everyone to cook and then sit and eat together (there was 10 of us).

The bedrooms we're all nicely spaced with plenty of beds and bathrooms for us all to use.

Although we never met, Vivien was incredibly helpful throughout and even gave us a list of some great local establishments to try, which we did and were all great.

If we ever find ourselves down that way again we won't hesitate to try and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul. I am so glad that you and your guests enjoyed Richmond Beach House and everything that Ramsgate had to offer! Do come again!
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Car: recommended


This Kent Coast has many Beaches.

Ramsgate Beach is a 10 min walk.

Broadstairs Beach-Viking Bay 15 min drive continue onto Stony Bay and then onto Josh Bay. Margate is a 25 min drive but vast and spectacular.

The walk from Ramsgate to Broadstairs beach is a delight. Sandy Beach the whole way- much better when the tide is out.


This self catering Kent holiday house is situated in Ramsgate, Kent. Within easy reach of the railway station with connections to London, and Manston airport.

The drive to London is 90 mins. The railway station a 15 min walk from the house.

Dover is a 25 min drive and Folkestone 40 mins. The distance from Richmond Beach House to Calais a mere 2 hours. A very doable day trip or overnighter.


In addition there is a wonderful selection of medieval Kent castles dotted all along the Kent coast to explore and visit during your stay in this self-catering holiday house.

Margate houses The Turner Gallery. A beautifully designed building plonked on a vast windswept landscape which is Margate Beach.

The Sands Hotel which does a delicious afternoon tea with views to boot and Dinner too.

Further Details:

Ramsgate is a truly English seaside resort with its elegant Georgian terraces, ice cream parlours and fish and chip shops ideal for your vacation. The modern yacht marina adds a dash of nautical colour and the sheltered sandy beach is ideal for a bucket and spade holiday for you to enjoy with all the family during your stay in this holiday house in Kent. Other places to look out for; The Royal Harbour Brasserie on Ramsgate harbour end, the open eating areas are a delight with stunning views of the water. Caboose Café is also a favourite for a spot of lunch and colourful cocktails.

The newly restored Albion Hotel is fabulous. It's views and interior elegance a delight to behold. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and a huge majestic bar area. There is a Pizza Express just down from the Albion and Bon Apetite over looking the harbour.

In addition, at the other end of the Kent town, the new port facilities include trips to Belgium, sea fishing and water sports, making this holiday home in Kent an ideal destination for a weekend break. All the amenities of this historic town are within walking distance of the self catering holiday house.

Ramsgate has plenty to offer, for those looking for more cultural activities; UpDown Gallery displays International quality art shows, located at the end of Marlborough Road on Elma Avenue. Ramsgate Music Hall has recently opened, an incredible venue which hosts live music most weekends

For a change of scene, Broadstairs with its quaint windy streets, coffee shops and sailing club is within a mile of this holiday cottage in Kent.

Waitrose is only a short five minute stroll away from the accommodation for all the daily necessities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Pre-authorisation deposit of £200 is payable.
Full Payment 6 weeks before
Minimum stay 2 nights 70-75% of total weekly rate date dependant
NB If staying for 3 or more nights and/or not including a weekend; please contact me directly to organise a quote for you.
Short breaks available outside of high season.
Saturday changeover during high season.
Check in at 3pm and check out 10am.
Check in and check out times are flexible out of High Season

Notes on prices:
Low and on occasion mid seasons, last minute deals can be discussed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.