Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with SEA VIEWS & piano
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Lovely house, great location, we just sat looking at the sea all evening
Had a lovely week here. The house is very homely. Great views out to sea.
I booked the house for 7 French friends from the south of France and they loved it had everything they needed and the piano was a bonus as one of them entertained the rest with a few notes great position lovely pub up the road earl of Clarendon
Was a good find as the landlord speaks fluent French they all said they would come again and stay at the house .
Spacious family retreat
This house was chosen for a family Christening and while there were 7 of us staying in the house (on and off), there were 12 for Sunday dinner. We sat comfortably at the table as the sun went down giving us colours to be photographed, remembered and talked about and as the ages ranged from 9 months to 77 years there were plenty of opportunities to pop the TV on for the older children while we finished the wine and cheese. The stairs are an issue for us and one I should have foreseen but over the nine days no one wished we were elsewhere. The views are splendid, the house comfortable and the memories remarkable Thank you 6 Gloster Terrace XX
A lovely house with wonderful views
We had a lovely week in Sandgate the house offered the most superb views and was very cosy. We would definitely stay again.
Spacious and roomy
With plenty of room for seven, this house was just perfect for entertaining. Although a little tired in places it was well equipped and really comfortable. Kids, grown-ups and Grandad were all very happy with the cavernous space of the property. The only real drawback was the on-street car parking which was limited due to roadworks being undertaken by the county council during our stay. All in all a brilliant week, highly recommended.
I booked this house for a fortnight's solo writing retreat with visits from nearby friends in the middle weekend. I came by public transport which was easy as the house is on the main bus route between Folkestone and Hythe. The house is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped apart from a couple of odd omissions in the kitchen (no egg cups or garlic crusher - though those can be worked around). I couldn't get radio reception but maybe that's just me. The library of books is great, there's plenty for everyone including children as long as they're up to reading full-length books. The beds are comfortable. The house wouldn't be good for anyone with mobility problems, as there are lots of stairs - but for the rest of us that's good exercise! There is a lever tap in the kitchen, but the rest of the taps are standard rotary taps. I had a couple of problems during my stay, and needed to contact the company that manages the property, who were not very quick to respond though they did eventually get back to me. And I had one question, which I had to ask by email several times before I got an answer: I wanted to know whether the cleaners would come in on the middle Saturday, or only after I left, which didn't seem a particularly complicated question to me. I didn't mind which it was, I just wanted to know whether I needed to tidy the house and make sure everyone was out of the way on the middle Saturday or not (the answer was 'no' which was fine but I wish they'd answered the first email not the fourth!). The kitchen and bathrooms were cleaned to a good standard, though there were places elsewhere where I could write my name in the dust, particularly in the main bedroom where I slept. Also some of the paintwork looked as if it hadn't been wiped down in months or years, and in places it was cracked or damaged. So if it matters to you that the property you stay in is pristine and perfect, this house will not be ideal. But if you'd like to stay somewhere spacious, with bags of character and charm, great sea views, and plenty of attractions nearby, then I'd recommend this house very highly. There is so much to enjoy, from the beautiful arum lilies in the front garden, to the Velux windows in the attic bedroom which make such a great sound when it rains. I would happily book this house again myself.
6, Gloster Terrace is set in Sandgate which is about 1½ miles from Folkestone town centre.
The beach is just across the road & has views from Dover to Dungeness with occasional glimpses of the French coast. The beach is very popular for bathing, playing & Beach fishing. It is rocky in places directly opposite the house, but this clears within a few hundred metres towards Hythe.
There is a sea wall with wide promenade for walking or cycling.
There are local shops and public houses within ½ mile. Sandgate has a selection of small shops, pubs, restaurants, take-aways and antique shops.
Hythe is about 2 miles away & has a lovely pedestrian High Street with a selection of shops to suit most tastes. There are also some nice pubs and restaurants. The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway is on the outskirts of the town. There are also several supermarkets.
Folkestone town centre is within 1 1/2 miles, having shopping centre, pubs, etc. Also fishing on day charters & from the harbour wall.
The coastal play park is just off the sea front which is a level walk along the sea wall from the house.
Dungeness is well known for sea fishing as well as its lighthouse which can be climbed and there is a RSPB bird reserve and fresh water fishing lakes. In Lydd there is a water sports centre with wind surfing, power boat racing and go carting. Other attractions in the area include Dover Castle, Bodiam Castle, Hever Castle, Sissinghurst, Hastings and Canterbury with its shops & Cathedral.
There is horse riding at Saltwood.
Hythe has tennis courts, a park with football pitches, indoor swimming pool and there is a walkway to the town centre along the Royal Military Canal.
The Royal Military Canal with boat hire, fishing and walkways .
Other local attractions are:-
Sound mirrors. Fore-runner to radar. Above the Military canal, just outside Hythe
Brockhill Country park. 54 acre park with stream, lake, woodland & meadows in Saltwood.
Folkestone Racecourse. Kent’s only racecourse, 4 miles from Hythe.
The Bonehouse. A somewhat macabre place of interest. One of only two in England. Containing thousands of neatly stacked skulls & bones. Situated in the crypt of the parish church. Open May to September.
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Only a few miles from Hythe.
There is a coastal park, children’s play area along by the seafront between Sandgate & Folkestone.