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Serenity

(Ref. 986530)

Ramsgate, Kent Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • good (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • only (7)
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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, nicely decorated, well equipped and comfortable."

    My only gripe is listing states 'off road parking' which is untrue, parking is on road. Unlikely to get space on property's road if returning after 6.30. But surrounding roads do have spaces so walk not too far. But this mis-listing may well be Sykes not the owner.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Mar 2024

  • "This very pleasant and very clean well appointed property is located in a very quiet area."

    Ideal base for visiting different locations.English Heritage properties within driving distances.Already booked again for 2024.

    Thank you for your kind review, look forward welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely house with original characters."

    Good if you have a dog, the park is only a 2 minute walk away and the town centre is about 5 or 10 minutes if you want to be the harbour. No issues to report.

    Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcome you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property was very nice , also good location, needed a few more tea towels, and bedding could be renewed, also a few more kitchen utensils, also key safe was very stiff to get into , otherwise excellent and very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jul 2023

  • "Cannot fault the property, lovely victorian house, unfortunately the beds were absolutely terrible, very uncomfortable, the pillows were like newspapers, very thin and uncomfortable, the wine glasses were absolutely filthy, luckily we never used any cooking facilities as we always eat out, and then the bath, my wife had to clean it for over 30 minutes when we arrived, it was disgusting, nice property let down by the lack of cleanliness."

    Thank you for your comments. All beds where replaced this year, unfortunately we cannot cater for all preferences. I will replace all pillows asap. I always advise guests to contact me during there stay, if they have any concerns, so I can resolve swiftly. Unfortunately no contact was made with myself to give me the opportunity to resolve any concerns. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen1.9Jun 2023

  • "This worked very well for us."

    The house was well prepared for our stay, and communication was timely and good. It has a well stocked kitchen. the walk into Ramsgate is only about ten minutes. Yes, we were pleased to find it.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Was really lovely very homely."

    beds were very comfortable.the park cafe was good well worth a visit if you have a dog .Hazel the cleaner was extremely friendly and very helpful .was only one very small problem the lock on bathroom door two of us had trouble and took us nearly 5 minutes to get out but was still a great holiday home will definitely go back

    Thank you for your kind feedback, I will get someone to check the lock straight away. We will look forward to welcoming back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2023

  • "The house is the perfect size and in a quite location."

    The garden is a small patio but quite, neat and tidy. No problems with noise. 10-15 minutes walk to town centre, beach and good local pubs and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7May 2022

  • "This property has is lovely ."

    The Kitchen has everything you could think of , dining room served as a great meet up to eat then a games room for cards and board games which where provided. This was a great stay and central to perfect locations to visit. Close to the harbour and close to a great park for walking your 4 legged furbabies. I would recommend the serenity to anyone who wants to visit the kent coast and also not far from Canterbury which it worth the trip.

    Thank you for your comments. We hope to welcome you back in the the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to serenity and have had very enjoyable stay both times."

    Would definitely like to go back at some point.

    Thank you for your comments, we hope to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying at the house."

    It had plenty of original features that gave the house character. Facilities were good. Nice kitchen and bathroom.

    Thank you for your comments, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2021

  • "Not very clean on arrival."

    Tile broken on step outside. Sofas very uncomfortable, linen poor quality for all beds, curtain in main bedroom need blackout curtains or a lining so had to use second bedroom as could not sleep, main bed also uncomfortable, mattress awful, light broken outside front door so when took dog out for last minute walk could not see key hole. The house was in good location and had a fabulous small garden, shame about the rest!!!!

    Thank you for your feedback in response to this we have had a new sofa, curtains and a deep clean organized, as well as step repair we apologize for any inconvenience caused on your holiday and hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie2.5Jul 2021

  • "Updated needed,on curtains and blinds , need more garden chairs, only 2 for 4 ..."

    Updated needed,on curtains and blinds , need more garden chairs, only 2 for 4 people , old tired bed linen a very mix matched decor,

    "Many thanks for your comments, which have been taken on board. Furnishings and decor are to personal taste, and we feel that the photographs on the website illustrate our chosen style well. There are extra chairs in the summerhouse for use, we have new sofas being delivered shortly and we will replace the blind. We thank you again, and we hope to welcome you again in the future." Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.8Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a perfect spot."

    Fully equipped with everything you could need. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Property was Very large and in a great location for harbour and town."

    Water & heating very hot. Garden was great for our dog and big enough to sit in to enjoy a glass of wine - liked the pretty solar lights. No off Road parking but we managed to get a space Every day. Would we In the height of the season, not sure. Only moan lighting. After dark kitchen too dark even with lights on. Lounge is very sunny but again after dark needs brighter lights to read. First visit to this area and liked Ramsgate and surrounding areas such as Whitstable, Broadstairs etc. Shall visit again as worth the 5.5 hour journey by car.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Sep 2020

  • "Nothing more to say except both my husband and l had a lovely week at serenity and would love to go back at some point."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a Lovely Holiday in The House Serenity , It was spotlessly clean, warm, the beds were very comfortable, the house was very cosy, the kind of place we would Love to Live in ."

    It was also very quiet, being up a Cul-De-Sac. The Victorian Character, and the high ceilings gave us a Superb Stay. The house had everything we could have wanted for a super holiday and more. The kitchen was well equipped, and the heating first class, and very easy to set. It was larger than we had expected, and was very Spacious . The lounge television had a superb picture, and the Netflix was Brilliant. This being the first place we have ever stayed with Netflix !!! This is one of the Best Places we have stayed in, and over the Years we have stayed in a lot of cottages / hotels etc. I spoke to the owner Janine, and she was very nice, and very helpful. Everything was Super. The only Downside was Due to The Lockdown Announce by Boris Johnson that everybody should stay at Home, because of the Virus, We had to go home, so we were only there, from Saturday till Tuesday morning, instead of The week, we only had the Three Nights, but that couldn't be helped . Anyway we would like to Thank the owners, and Sykes Cottages for a Fantastic but Short Holiday, and would recomend this Lovely Cottage to Anybody, and we would definitely stay there again.Thank You from Stuart and Linda Brooks

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2020

  • "A lovely reasonably well appointed terrace cottage close to Ramsgate's attractions."

    Reviewed by Sheila2.8Oct 2019

  • "Serenity was a lovely house but the cleanliness could be better there was other ..."

    Serenity was a lovely house but the cleanliness could be better there was other people’s dog hairs everywhere and the hover was inadequate and full of dog hairs and stunk we had to clean that before we could use it normally there are basic condiments available but wasn’t anything and the towels just wasn’t big enough and the courtyard wasn’t nice to sit out in needs a good tidy up it wouldn’t need a great deal to bring it up to scratch bit more attention to detail and it would be spot on

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2019

  • "No fan available for hot weather, front and back gardens had lots of weeds and no water, not pleasant to sit in, and bins had not been emptied."

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Aug 2019

  • "The house as nice very small garden pity no lawn."

    The bed in the smaller of the rooms was not that comfortable for our son. Good here was a washing machine. All the usual amenities

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Jul 2019

  • "A very nice little Victorian house in a quiet cul de sac, conveniently situated for walking into the town."

    We enjoyed our stay, as did our two Manchester Terriers and their opportunity to make friends with other dogs on the park just up the road. Ramsgate is a nice town with some fine buildings and history. The house was in general clean and well equipped, though can we suggest an ironing board and iron and a squeegee for drying off the shower cubicle would be helpful. A rug and a second side or coffee table in the lounge also as glasses and cups wouldn't have to be put on the floor by anyone not sitting near the table in the corner. The lack of an obvious brochure for the property was unusual, but we eventually found the green unmarked folder two days later, with the first page printed Serenity buried in a drawer in the dining room, along with unopened mail for previous ? occupants, some of which was marked private and confidential ! This folder should be left out clearly in view as with other cottages we have rented. More of this mail was in what we subsequently discovered to be the paper recycling bag, which had been left open in the back yard to be rained in. The very complicated instructions for what to recycle where could be much better and more succinctly put, a previous person had put a black bag of what looked like rubbish in the blue lidded recycling bin, in that bag were an awful lot of cigarette ends for a non smoking property. When I first let our two dogs out into the yard, I found a small bucket full of blackened brackish water, it must have rained a lot. There was a further bin full of water and a dead orchid in a pot also full of water, sadly beyond rescue. Not wanting the dogs to drink it, I went to empty the water out to discover the bucket was full of a lot of cigarette ends. Pretty disgusting to be honest again in a no smoking property, though I suppose those afflicted with the habit had at least gone outside. So, in all, somewhere we would return to, but I hope you will take on board the minor criticisms.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Mar 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Sun room.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed patio at rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 10 mins walk
  • 2 well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Please note: pets are not to be left unattended at any time
  • Note: £25.00 per pet per booking
  • Note: Wi-fi available
  • Please be advised if your booking will take place after the 20th of September 2021, there will be a security camera on the property to secure the key safe and the paved front garden
  • Please note: only one dog allowed and please do not leave any pet unattended at the property.

The property

This semi-detached cottage is nestled in a colourful terrace, boatsing an elevated position in the seaside town of Ramsgate.

The interior boasts many of its original features such as the high, ornate ceilings and decorative fireplaces, offering a traditional feel to its guests.

Perfectly suited to couples, friends or a small family, this cottage has been restored to a lovely standard of quality throughout, allowing you to relax and unwind in a coastal region of Kent.

There is a double-door entrance hallway keeping you nice and snug in the winter, which leads through to the lounge on the left.

This beautiful, sunny room boasts a Smart TV and a large bay window flooding the room with natural light.

Next, the formal dining room is a wonderful opportunity for special occasions, with period furnishings uplifting the space.

To the rear of the property you have all your kitchen needs, complete with a breakfast table, at which to enjoy a hot cup of morning coffee.

Climb the traditional staircase and arrive at the well-appointed bathroom occupying a bath with a hand-held shower, a separate walk-in shower and a heated towel rail.

Three small steps take you up to the bedrooms, which have been designed in keeping with the Victorian style of the cottage.

The master bedroom enjoys dual aspect windows, airy spaces and views over the front, whilst the double room at the back overlooks the courtyard and brick buildings in the distance.

Outside, the rear patio is bordered by flower beds and offers a nice quiet spot to sit in the afternoon sun with a drink in hand.

A 10-minute stroll will take you to the seafront and close by is Ellington park, which is dog-friendly.

The town offers a fabulous harbour, where you can enjoy alfresco dining and watch the yachts sail in and out of the marina.

For something a bit different, stroll along to Pinball Parlour, where you can try out the vintage machines or browse through a selection of vinyl records at Vinyl Head Coffee.

Don't miss your chance t try the most delicious gelato outside of Italy, at the world-famous Morelli's in Broadstairs, near Viking Bay.

And for those feeling particularly energetic, try out the wide variety of water sports on offer at one of the many beaches.

Even escape to the coastal haven of Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, walk the circular trails, look out for grazing animals and spot rare flora and fauna.

A delightful getaway to be enjoyed the year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

RAMSGATE, KENT

Broadstairs 2 miles; Margate 5 miles; Canterbury 17 miles.

Ramsgate is a wonderful blend of maritime heritage, architectural splendour and a touch of cosmopolitan pizzazz, which was once the favoured seaside resort town of a young Queen Victoria. Why not dine alfresco and watch the yachts sail in and out of the marina, or stroll along the promenade to the harbour, the only royal harbour in the country, and choose something tasty from one of the boats landing their daily catch? For those who like nostalgia, a visit to the Pinball Parlour where you can try out the vintage machines, or to Vinyl Head Coffee to browse through the extensive selection of vinyl records, whilst enjoying delicious coffee and cake, is sure to invoke memories. There is also the world-famous Morelli’s in Broadstairs, which is said to serve the best gelato outside of Italy! Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to the beach, with 15 beaches and bays between Pegwell Bay and Reculver renowned for their sand and awarded 3 Blue Flags and 7 Quality Coast Awards. Watersports are a popular draw all year round, with many skilled and experienced instructors who will take you surfing, snorkelling, diving, boating and kite surfing. For golf lovers, Ramsgate is well served by some of the best courses in the UK (Royal St. George’s - Open venue, Royal Cinque Ports and North Foreland). Whether it be beach combing, golf, boat rides, watersports or a relaxing gourmet getaway, Ramsgate has it all to offer. For the more energetic, there’s the Viking Coastal Trail, one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent. With excellent restaurants serving local delicacies, including Ramsgate Harbour Brasserie and the Empire Room, to food from around the world alongside traditional English pubs, you are never far from your gastronomic desire either. And for those (occasional!) rainy days, why not visit the Granville Cinema or the quirky Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, where the organist co-owner regular performs film music of days gone by before the showing? Also, The Tunnels visitor attraction, an insight into wartime Britain, is highly recommended.

Please note: only one dog allowed and please do not leave any pet unattended at the property.