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The Beach Retreat

Minnis Bay, Birchington near Margate, Kent (Ref. 14300)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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32 Customer Review(s)

  • Sarah

    “Beach Retreat is in a fantastic location just a short walk from the beach.”

    The property is spacious and not only can it sleep 7 people but they can comfortably be seated in both the sitting room and at the dining table (which is not always the case at larger properties we have stayed in). ...

    The property is spacious and not only can it sleep 7 people but they can comfortably be seated in both the sitting room and at the dining table (which is not always the case at larger properties we have stayed in). The house is perfect for families, there are lots of toys, games and books to keep them entertained and little touches like children’s chairs in the sitting room. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you would need and probably the best equipped kitchen of any property we have stayed in. There is lots to do in the local area for adults and children and plenty of facilities within walking distance. The bonus is its flat too, ideal for buggies or people who are less mobile. We did have some issues on arrival. The downstairs shower room and some areas of the kitchen were not clean. I can only assume this was an oversight as the rest of the property was spotless. We also had some other issues that we had to flag to the owners. Unfortunately they do not live locally so could not attend to the problems themselves and their cleaner was also unable to attend, but they did give us the information we needed to resolve most of the problems ourselves. Also be aware that although it says you will get your £150 good housekeeping bond back within 48 hours, we had to chase ours up as it had not been returned by then. It turns out the money is not returned until the property has been inspected after you depart. We left on the Friday but the owner told us they weren’t due to visit the property until the following Thursday. In the end it was repaid on the Tuesday but I have suggested to the owner that she makes this clearer when requesting the payment. If we hadn’t encountered these issues then I would have happily given it 5 stars.

    - Sarah, September 2021

The property

This immaculately-presented, superbly-located mid-terrace cottage in Minnis Bay, Birchington is the perfect place for families looking to stay close to the beach and all amenities.

Spacious, modern and welcoming accommodation, this Minnis Bay cottage has three attractive bedrooms, including a family bedroom with double bed and bunk beds, allowing for flexible sleeping arrangements.

The large kitchen, with its open plan dining area, lets everyone gather together to plan the day ahead or simply enjoy time together over a delicious dinner in the evenings.

In warmer weather why not dine alfresco in the large enclosed garden?

Or in the cooler months settle down in the comfort of the sitting room in front of the open fire; just the place to enjoy a DVD while sipping a glass of wine.

This part of the Kent coastline still offers a traditional seaside holiday, with swimming, beachcombing and all sorts of watersports; all part of Minnis Bay’s attraction.

This wonderful Minnis Bay cottage is close to all the amenities that a busy coastal town offers with shops, pubs and restaurants within an easy walking distance.

If you are looking for more than a seaside holiday, why not spend a day exploring the city of Canterbury with its cathedral, or the historic town of Broadstairs, with its quaint, cobbled streets and Charles Dickens connection?

Whatever you do during your stay here, a holiday at a cottage in Birchington is a holiday to remember.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed decked and lawned garden to rear with furniture, BBQ and rear access
  • Small front garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub and beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: Max
  • 4 adults as top bunk only suitable for children
  • Note: This property requires a refundable good house keeping deposit of £150

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About the location


Margate 3 miles; Ramsgate 7 miles; Broadstairs 7 miles; Canterbury 13 miles.

Minnis Bay is a long sandy bay with a Blue Flag beach backed by grassland and cliffs. It is a popular choice for families looking for a quiet, safe beach for children to enjoy, with a children's play area with a paddling pool. There are coastal cycleways and footpaths, and for the more athletic, there is a variety of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and sea canoeing to try. Minnis Bay is part of the town of Birchington, where you will find local shops, pubs, restaurants and a railway station. Beautiful Canterbury can be found only 13 miles away with its history, culture, cathedral, river trips and theatre. Minnis Bay has been a well-kept secret with its beautiful, sandy beach and its many amenities, but now it's your chance to explore this lovely part of the Kent coastline.

Region Information

Note: Max. 4 adults as top bunk only suitable for children.
Note: This property requires a refundable good housekeeping deposit of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas