Overview of A Happy House in Margate

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Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMargate Beach4 min walk
    Popular LocationDreamland8 min walk
    Popular LocationWestwood Cross Shopping Centre9 min drive
    AirportManston (MSE-Kent Intl.)11 min drive

Space details

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

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About this area


Located in Margate's Margate Old Town neighbourhood, this holiday home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Dreamland is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Margate Beach and Botany Bay. Wingham Wildlife Park and Strokes Adventure Golf are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the property's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Margate Beach - 4 min walk
  • Dreamland - 8 min walk
  • West Bay Beach - 5 min drive
  • Westwood Cross Shopping Centre - 9 min drive
  • Botany Bay - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Margate Station - 11 min walk


  • Peter's Fish Factory - 3 min walk
  • Giorgios - 3 min walk
  • Hantverk & Found - 4 min walk
  • The Ambrette - 4 min walk
  • BeBeached Cafe - 6 min walk

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

Historic 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)
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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 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. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Kish & Fiona
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • High chair


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 6



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 property manager 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

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

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

Frequently asked questions

Is A Happy House in Margate pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at A Happy House in Margate?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at A Happy House in Margate?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is A Happy House in Margate located?
Located in Margate Old Town, this historic holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Margate Museum and Margate Beach. Dreamland and Botany Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km). Margate Station is 11 minutes by foot.
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Property conditions & facilities

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.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely house
This is the fourth time staying here. Great location, clean and comfortable as always. Will be back.

5/5 Excellent

Great stay
Very nice property! Great location if you will visit Margate for the beach. Fully equipped kitchen if you plan to cook. We were 5ppl and had a great time. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Very good weekend at the Anchorage
Great property and a fantastic location, would highly recommend this to anyone, it has everything you would need.

5/5 Excellent

Great location!
Awesome location, within walking distance of the beach, shops and a Morrison's. We loved Pete's fish & chip shop.

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