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7 Ocean Gateway

(Ref. 978862)

Hythe, Kent Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is warm, well appointed and in a delightful location."

    The information is very well organised. The pillows are not great and the pans low quality which takes the edge off comfort and usability. The addition of a microwave oven would be advantageous.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.4Feb 2024

  • "Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful property for our family pre-Christmas getaway and thank you for your prompt response to our query when we initially arrived."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was like home from home."

    Beautifully decorated. Ideal location. Locals were very friendly. All the pubs nearby were very welcoming. Kitchen well equipped and the layout was ideal. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very good place to stay almost on the beach."

    Glimpses of the sea and beach from front windows. Back to back courtyards at the back. Would recommend to others especially at the reasonable rate compared to other places we looked at in Hythe..

    Reviewed by Alana4.4Nov 2023

  • "Very nice comfortable property it had everything we needed for our stay."

    Ideally placed for sea views right next to the beach easy walk into the town where there are plenty of nice pubs and restaurants

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely property which is maintained to a high level."

    It is well stocked with crockery etc. A minor issue with getting access as it wasn't clear where the correct key-safe was located, but this was soon rectified with a phone call. Could not find the WiFi code as it was not obvious (stuck on the Sky box) but found it on the router. Word of warning, if you don't like the sound of guns firing, then this property may not be for you as it is located close to military firing ranges. It did not bother us so may not bother you. An added bonus if you have an electric or hybrid vehicle, is that there is a small car park (free for 4hrs) just yards away which has two charging points. The only downside is that despite notices, non-EV cars get parked in the bays thereby denying EV owners the opportunity to charge. The bays are usually empty after 5.00 though.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "Directions to the property could be improved as it’s somewhat ambiguous and other units look the same."

    Called owner who kindly explained. Sea view better than expected and the house is the ideal place to explore the Kent coastline.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely modern and comfortable home in a great position close to the beach."

    It has a nice mostly shady and cool balcony (we were there during a heatwave) It’s about a 10 -15 minute level walk to the pleasant town centre with its cafes shops pubs etc and there are some nice shady walks and park areas. There is a beach cafe yards away plus a fish and chip shop and the Hope Inn & Noodle bar 7 minutes away (great satay!). We had a minor issue at the house on Saturday evening and Irene and Richard got it sorted within an hour. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely amazing luxury property in a wonderful location right by the beach."

    The property was well maintained and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped and had a lovely view of the sea. There were three bathrooms so no rush in the mornings. The living space was nicely laid out with comfortable sofas and a huge TV with plenty to watch. The games in the cabinet were a real hit with our six year old. In fact there was nothing you hadn’t thought about when putting this space together. There were even buckets and spades for the beach and binoculars. There was a desk space on the fourth floor which was perfect for evening working when the children and had gone to bed My only tiny complaint was the Wi-Fi was a bit hit and miss but this meant we did not work as much as we should have or stay on our devices forever. Not a bad thing I would say. We will definitely be back !

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2023

  • "This is our second visit to the house and once again we had a lovely week."

    Just a couple of things, we couldn't find any kitchen bin liners or tablets for the dishwasher? Other than that great : )

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent all round."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Superb and very comfortable Everything is provided ."

    Kitchen is full of good quality equipment Easy to follow instructions round the house Beds and sofas are in good condition and comfy . Very quiet and only a 1 minute walk onto the beach ..

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "On arrival the property was cold although we managed to get the heating partially working we had to wait for the heating engineer to call the next morning."

    The company that cleans the property and a neighbour called that evening and tried to help but were unable to get the heating working properly. We didn't get a call from the owners to make sure things were okay after the engineer called, and it's the first property we've stayed in that didn't have a welcome pack. There was no property guide but instead had stickers advising what to do, and the appliance guides.

    Sorry for the inconvenience that evening. As soon as you contacted I contacted the engineer. He arranged to come round first thing the next day on a weekend. In the meantime I asked the cleaner and the neighbour to pop round and see if they could help that evening. The engineer contacted me the next day to say all was sorted. We stopped welcome packs during Covid. There is a full property guide. I will ask the cleaners to leave it on display. Thank you for choosing to stay in our property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage with a sea view, very well equipped, very warm and very comfortable."

    We look forward to visiting again.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was in pristine condition, there was everything there that we needed, would recommend it to other people."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved staying at ocean gateway."

    The property itself was fantastic with Lovely views of the sea. Very quiet location close to restaurant on seafront And walking distance to town centre. A lot of thought has gone into making the property very comfortable. We will be definitely returning.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a really lovely week staying at Ocean Gateway with our 2 teenagers."

    The house was perfect, exactly as described with everything you could need. Situated on the beach (almost) with an easy walk to the high road with quirky shops and places to eat and close to the canal. Both Sainsburys and Waitrose are within walking distance. We used it as a base to explore the Kent coastline and it was perfect.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay."

    House was gorgeous & had everything we could possibly need. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Thank you very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "We read that we should take cleaning materials so did so only to find them available."

    Annoying waste of car space. Some glass dessert dishes would be good. A bottle of milk would have been appreciated, a nice useful welcome. The Lazy Shack is an amazing amenity to have on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7May 2022

  • "The propert was great everything we needed and more, really pleased"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "Fab house so close to the beach with great views from top bedroom."

    Parking no problem. Well equipped and thoughtful accommodation Lazy shack, a stones throw away, and the Waterfront a little further along the beach are brilliant

    Thanks for the lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was one of the cleanest and best equipped properties we have stayed in."

    The decor was light and attractive. The way the instructions were close to things like the thermostats and showers made them much easier to work rather than having to search for them somewhere in a drawer! Simple, easy to understand and attractively presented. The town of Hythe was lovely and the property made a good base to explore the coast. Good exercise as well climbing the stairs!

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2022

  • "Visited the property over the February half term with my family."

    The property was beautiful and exactly as described on the site. Waking up to sea views on a daily basis was just lovely, neighbours were all so friendly and the area was very quiet. A definite thumbs up from my kids. Added bonus was also the property had loads of board games which kept the whole family occupied. We will definitely be making many more future bookings.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by george5.0Feb 2022

  • "Total lack of interest in customer care."

    No consideration for the fact that costumer circumstances had changed since pandemic. Only consideration is maximising Sykes profits, as with rearranged bookings last year . Booking with Sykes over last 12 months or so has been too stressful. We will not use again and advise others not to either.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house was fantastic, amazing sea views and locality to the beach and 'The Lazy Shack'."

    Hythe is a lovely unspoilt seaside town and the house was a perfect base to stay for the week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had such a lovely week at Ocean Gateway - helped by a week of gorgeous sunny weather."

    The house itself is positioned in a great place, so close to the beach and with lovely views from the upper two floors. It was so lovely to wake up to a gorgeous sea view every morning. The house is lovely, very clean and with everything we needed for a great holiday, and easy walking distance to the centre of Hythe for shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous week at Ocean Gateway."

    Property is lovely with all the facilities needed and spotlessly clean. Didn't realise from description that there were apartments in front and behind, although this didn't detract from the great time we had - a quiet seaside location within walking distance of shops and variety of restaurants. Would thoroughly recommend the Lazy Shack over the road which was a family run cafe where the food was great and everyone so friendly and welcoming. Rusty table and chair on outside patio which needs to be disposed of and a rusty bird cage decoration outside which also does nothing for the property. No amount of studying the instruction manual could we get the grill to work, but as we ate out every day was not a big problem. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "7 Ocean Gateway is a lovely modern house and being over 4 floors was quite quirky and is 30seconds away from the beach."

    It had excellent facilities and was fully equipped with everything you might need. The house was lacking any blinds or curtains in the master bedroom on the 4th floor which was frustrating for privacy and when trying to sleep, particularly when the sun starts to rise! We also found the lounge sofas really frustrating as the cushions are removable and become dislodged constantly. The kitchen could do with a recycling bin for cardboard and plastics etc. Other than these minor glitches we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house to others.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Oct 2020

  • "Great location and super apartment."

    We had a great week hunkering down and enjoying the sea front and trips to Folkestone, Dungeness and Sandgate

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2020

  • "A clean and well equipped house but as this property is over 4 floors there are a lot of stairs to climb and holiday-makers need to bear this in mind when booking the house."

    The house was clean and well appointed with a large kitchen area, The property caters for 6no people but there are only two sofas and 6 people on these would be a tight squeeze there were no other comfy chairs to sit on the house needs either larger sofas or two airchairs .The kitchen had all the cooking utensils required and more than enough glasses & plates, The Neff dishwasher had no salt or rinse aid and was completely empty of both and when we filled up the machine at our expense with salt & rinse aid it was obvious that the machine had not been filled in months, The garden at the back was small and overlooked by all the other house at the rear of the property so there was no privacy, This area was more a "yard" than a garden, ok if you wanted to barbecue but not much else .The undercroft car parking space was not very wide and a large 4x4 would struggle to park, The property was ideally situated for the pebble beach (no sand for young children ) Hythe as a town was well served by a Waitrose & Sainsburys supermarket and a delightful old fashioned High Street with plenty of pubs and restaurants also plenty of parking at £1.20 per hour The "jewel in the crown" is the Royal Military Canal with lovely walks and boats for hire,

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.4Sep 2020

  • "The holiday home was absolutely amazing."

    The furnishings and decor was beautiful and the beds were very comfortable. The little instruction notes around the house were extremely helpful and very much appreciated. The location of the house was so peaceful and serene, it made our mini little break even more enjoyable and memorable.

    Reviewed by Hasina5.0Aug 2020

  • "This house is beautiful, smart and very clean."

    The position is great for the beach and the Lazy Shack. Great that there is parking and great information on how to locate.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Aug 2020

  • "Family had a great time in this very well equipped and comfortable house."

    The standard of cleanliness and communication was excellent, and the facilities were high quality. The position, right next to the beach was great. Out the front door, turn left and less than 50 m brings you to the beach. You can park two cars at the front, with further street parking round the corner. The sea views from the upper two floors were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Good situation."

    Close to the sea and the Lazy Shack. Unfortunately we were given the wrong number for the keybox. So it took a long time to resolve the issue which involved phoning the owner in Spain.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2020

  • "A superbly appointed and comfortable apartment."

    Close to sea and promenade with an excellent fishmonger within easy walking distance. It you like fresh try Griggs.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2019

  • "The property is well maintained, fairly new with excellent views out to sea."

    We all enjoyed our stay although not being tec minded it did take us a while to work out how to use the cooker, TV (with Sky Box) and shower. The nearby shooting range did not cause a problem although the recorded voice shouting about being recorded on CCTV was a trifle irritating when parking the car. Only small issues really and didn't spoil a very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely property in an interesting location"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "Great location, lovely to have the sea view & Griggs for Breakfast or Brunch only a 2 minute walk."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean on our arrival, the communal areas were comfortable & sociable for 6 of us (all adults) Each bedroom was super comfortable & 3 bathrooms meant there were never any queues. If you’re a light sleeper on light mornings then eye masks will be useful if you want a lie in. Aldi & Waitrose are both walkable (but for a big shop take a car or several people to carry shopping bags!) There are also a great selection of restaurants & pubs serving food, if you don’t wish to use the very good cooking facilities in number 7(add a large casserole pot/saucepan along with sharp knives & it’d be excellent!) Hythe has a wealth of British history to discover, and with the train to Dungeness coupled with walks along the coast & inland we’d definitely like to return to see more of it & no 7 Ocean Gateway is ideally positioned to make the most of this area.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Apr 2019

  • "The house was lovely but there was a lack of cleaning products & toilet rolls provided."

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Feb 2019

  • "Very clean property at 5* standard."

    Only minor issue is the property instructions need to be a lot clearer about heating & water system

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2018

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Summary

  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1x first floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double), 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x third floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan second floor living area with kitchen and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking in carport as well as roadside parking on first come, first served basis, if needed there is also a visitors carpark nearby
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and seafood restaurant 8 mins walk and shop 1 mile
  • Beach 2 mins walk.

The property

A spectacular four-storey townhouse set in a beautiful development of coastal properties in Fisherman's Beach of Hythe in Kent.

This stunning property features three luxury bedrooms and three luxury Villeroy and Boch bathrooms.

The second floor comprises of an open-plan living area with a high specification Uber master kitchen containing all the finest features and a sitting room that exudes quality and style.

You will feel like the master of the house in the top king-size bedroom with it's own en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, where you can open the patio door onto the fashionable balcony where you can admire the stunning sea vistas with a refreshing glass of fizz to hand.

Outside is a paved patio area for you to catch those last evening rays should you wish or you have a choice of two Juliet balconies to the rear, one in the lounge and one to the first floor large bedroom.

There are a further two balconies on the first and second floor where you can sit to the front of the property, one with sea views.

There is a secure built-in ground floor parking area and the entrance hall comprises of a convenient shower room should you wish to clean up after a day at the beach.

Resting only a stone's throw away from the sea front this is the ideal location to watch trawlers bring in the day's catch or better still if you're a lover of seafood there is a delightful fish restaurant just across from the complex.

Hythe is a prosperous town with lots to offer its clients including lovely walks along The Royal Military Canal, rowing boats to hire and a wide promenade overlooking long stretches of beach and views out over the English Channel.

Indulge in many watersports or simply take in the fresh sea breeze and relax on the beach enjoying a barbecue whilst enjoying a nice glass of something chilled.

10 minutes away will take you to Dymchurch where there is a vast sandy beach, amusement arcades as well as rock, candy floss and ice cream shops which are great for kids.

A 15 minute walk will take you to the Imperial Hotel with a fabulous spa as well as a Moet and Chandon bar which does provide a wonderful afternoon tea.

You will be highly impressed by this beautiful property surrounded by everything Kent has to offer.

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About the location

HYTHE

Folkestone 4.3miles; Channel Tunnel 4 miles; Dymchurch 6 miles; Dover 13 miles, Canterbury 20 miles.

Hythe is one of the five original Cinque Ports identifed by Edward the Confesssor as ports that would provide ships and sailors to protect this part of the English coastline from invaders, and in exchange the towns would retain all legal fees assigned in court cases. Of course this made these towns far more prosperous than most towns of the same size, and the result of this can still be seen by visitors when visiting Hythe. Running through the centre of the town is The Royal Military Canal. This was dug during the Napoleonic era as a defensive measure against possible French invasion. Now this lovey waterway is more popular with walkers and those taking a break from work; the grassy banks are a delightful place to picnic or sit and read. You can even hire a rowing boat and row yourself along the Canal and this unique part of Kent. A five minute stroll from the town and you will find yourself on the sea front. This wide promenade overlooks a long stretch of beach, with views over the English Channel to France, it is ideal for a summer picnic and safe bathing. Hythe offers visitors so much with golf, tennis, riding, bowls, squash, boating, windsurfing, freshwater and sea angling all available. Romney Marsh lies west of the town and can be explored by foot, car, bicycle or using the world's smallest public railway. Hythe is the eastern terminus for the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway, so why not climb aboard and alight at Dungeness where you can visit the nature reserve, explore the lighthouse, and perhaps get a chance to see some painters and artists at work, before returning by the narrow gauge railway back to the delights of Hythe.