Wonderfully retro self-catering holiday accommodation in the heart of Margate's thriving Old Town.
This ground floor apartment in Margate's quirky Old Town is a haven of 60s and 70s vintage cool; an appropriately themed base from which to explore the many delights of this classic British seaside town.
Running two fabulous vintage clothing stores in the town, owner David is no stranger to showcasing retro style and has handpicked furnishings, artwork and homewares to adorn Margate Retreat to great effect.
Upon entry, the apartment's bright splashes of orange - custom-mixed for the perfect 70s shade - create a bold and welcoming impression, giving the whole space a feeling of warmth and homeliness. Sleeping four over two bedrooms, this is an ideal base for all; be it a small group, family or couple, guests will feel equally comfortable and at home here.
The street-facing main bedroom has a corniced period fireplace and matching vintage bedroom suite featuring a dressing table with large make-up mirror, drawers and wardrobe. 60s and 70s enthusiasts will love the bold orange bedspread and flower fabric cushions. Bedding, towels and extra pillows are provided for your comfort. The second bedroom next door has two single beds and features some interesting retro pieces as well as matching vintage furniture.
The bathroom is accessed via the central hallway, and includes a bath with shower over and some fun, quirky touches - a kitsch Hawaiian shower curtain and a rather novel NYC toilet seat cover!
Heading to the living and kitchen area at the rear of the apartment, guests can sink into the cosy red leather sofa or armchair whilst spinning a few sounds on the vintage record player - some albums are supplied but if you are a vinyl fan you might also want to pack some favourites in your record case. There is also a wall-mounted TV for watching the selection of retro DVDs.
The kitchen is well equipped should you wish to rustle up a meal or two, and has seating for four at the vintage dining table. However, the area has a range of incredible eateries just steps from the apartment in the atmospheric Old Town, so you may change your mind once you see their enticing menus!
Margate has seen a huge transformation and the appeal of the town as a short break destination just keeps growing and growing. Aside from the fine golden sands of the impressively large beach, the Turner Contemporary museum is both an architectural marvel and modern art mecca, whilst Dreamland's rides and arcades fit nicely with the vintage feel of the town. The independent shops, cafes and restaurants of the Old Town are also yours to discover. Guests at Margate Retreat also benefit from discounts at the owner's vintage shops Just Jane and H. B. Smiths, as well at other selected businesses - a fantastic incentive to stay and purchase some souvenirs.
How ever you decide to spend your time in Margate, returning to this chic apartment after a fun-packed day of exploring is a treat - whether it's kicking back and relaxing on the leather sofa, maybe watching a DVD or just soaking up the nostalgic vibes. No doubt you'll also be plotting your return visit before you leave!
Things to note
No Wi-Fi - this is a purely retro experience! £35 cleaning fee per stay and £150 security deposit. TV in the kitchen/living area plays DVDs only (some are supplied). No smoking. Long stay parking at Morrisons just 2 minutes' walk from the apartment. Family friendly, pets welcome.
Region: Margate, Kent
Cost (from): £120 per night
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 166
Ground floor apartment featuring vintage/retro homewares, furniture and accessories throughout. Two street-facing bedrooms, each sleeping 2. Main bedroom has a double bed with matching vintage bedroom furniture. Second bedroom has two single beds. Hallway with access to bathroom with shower over bath, WC, sink and mirrored cabinet. Kitchen/lounge/diner with red leather sofas, vintage table and chairs seating 4, wall-mounted TV (for DVDs only) and vintage record player (some records provided, or bring your own!). Fully equipped kitchen with gas oven, 4-ring hob, small fridge/freezer,kettle, cookware, tea/coffee/sugar/milk. Ironing board/iron, towels/bedding supplied. Fan, central heating, cot/highchair. Entrance buzzer to main hallway. Long stay parking within 2 mins walk from apartment.
Please contact the owner directly with any questions.
Sandy beach, Turner Contemporary, Dreamland, independent shops, cafes, galleries, crazy golf, Shell Grotto, museum, amusements, Viking Coastal Trail.
At a glance
- Vintage-inspired apartment at the heart of Margate's hip Old Town, sleeping four in two rooms (one double bed, two twin beds)
- Margate's unique restaurants, cafes, vintage and independent shops are on your doorstep, as is the sandy beach, Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and other attractions
- Margate is easily accessible by car and rail, with direct links from London Victoria
- Discount scheme in the owner's vintage shops and related businesses so you can grab a bargain