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A Happy House in Margate

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Overview of A Happy House in Margate

Entire homePrivate host

A Happy House in Margate


4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Margate, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMargate Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDreamland8 min walk
  • Popular LocationShell Grotto9 min walk
  • AirportManston (MSE-Kent Intl.)12 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

A Happy House in Margate

Family-friendly Margate holiday home in Margate Old Town, walk to Margate Beach
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.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kish and Fiona
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Happy House Margate
A Happy House in Margate Margate
A Happy House in Margate Private vacation home
A Happy House in Margate Private vacation home Margate

About this area


This holiday home is located in Margate Old Town, a neighbourhood in Margate, and is near theme parks and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Margate Beach and Botany Bay. Travelling with kids? Consider Dreamland and Strokes Adventure Golf. Scuba diving, sailing and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling nearby. Guests love the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Margate Beach - 4 min walk
  • Dreamland - 8 min walk
  • Shell Grotto - 9 min walk
  • West Bay Beach - 5 min drive
  • Botany Bay - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Margate Station - 11 min walk


  • Old Town T Stall - 2 min walk
  • Mullins Brasserie - 2 min walk
  • The Cupcake Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Greedy Cow - 3 min walk
  • Bottega Caruso - 3 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 26 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 26 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 26 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 26 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 26 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%



5/5 Excellent

Fabulous house
The house is even better than the pics. The downstairs area is really spacious with great thought given to the different areas. Worked really well for us, a group of 6 with a crawling baby. Lovely touches everywhere, interesting books and simple contemporary decor. A really comfortable space. Two really big bedrooms & a twin & lovely bathroom. Right in the buzziest area of town & minutes from the beach. So much for everyone on the doorstep!

5/5 Excellent

We can't wait to book again. 😍 it was perfect for out needs and location to sands for wedding. Loved all of the hpuse

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Great location
Great location, easy for Margate centre. Shame about no parking but otherwise perfect.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Place for 6
Amazing property and brilliant hosts. The place was spotless and had everything that we needed for our trip. It’s in a great central location. The Thai restaurant 10 yards up the road is great.

4/5 Good

Sunny Margate
First time we've used Homeaway and a good experience. Easy to book and lots of good information. Our stay in this lovely town house in Old Margate was very enjoyable. Thanks Fiona & Kish.