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The Eaves

Sandgate near Folkestone, Kent (Ref. 960432)



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Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The Eaves is very well located in Sandgate."

    Fabulous sea views from the kitchen and living room. It is very well stocked with everything that you need for a very comfortable stay, particularly in the kitchen. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BrendaNov 2021

  • "If you are looking to stay somewhere peaceful, clean ,cosy and well equipped where you can look out of every window onto the sea; hear the waves against the pebbles on the beach just by opening those window and where you can walk, or sit, along a well kept promenade for several miles, then this is the place for you."

    A most excellent retreat!

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage with wonderful sea views."

    Parking round the corner very easy to access and always found a space. Cottage comfortable and owners very helpful. We were given flexible check in and out times and even sent back a forgotten iPad at no charge to us. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Loved the Eaves, spotlessly clean, well equipped, owners were helpful and friendly and we could hear the sea lulling us to sleep at night."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DeanApr 2021

  • "The property is wonderful and we have visited before."

    The owners were very understanding when we requested a refund as scaffolding would be in place over the weekend. Unfortunately Sykes did not get back to us and let us know about this until two days before we were due to go. It was a birthday celebration and the owners kindly rushed back from their holiday, sorted out the flat and were really lovely and welcoming. I did however have to pay again, which I did on the understanding I would soon get a refund back into my account from the original booking. We went on the 25.9.20, it is now 15.10.20 and although the refund is sitting on my booking page it has not been returned to me! I know the owners aren't at fault but having only the ability to phone SYKES to sort this out is a big issue as I cannot wait on a phone line as long as present circumstances require so I think emailing to them to get this sorted would be a really good option in this case Unfortunately not open to anyone. Up until now I have found Sykes really good and this property is fantastic, we will definitely return. I can't fault the owners at all and my birthday weekend was wonderful, even with scaffolding obscuring some of the beautiful views which is a definite reason to visit. It is beautifully laid out and a perfect place to relax and unwind, truly wonderful! It is just a shame SYKES didn't do particularly well when dealing with issues or refunding me money.

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2020

  • "The Eaves is bit quirky, but imaginative use of space, with wonderful views out over the sea front."

    Had to be 'aware' of low ceilings??? LOL. Our time there was very restful and reviving. Facilities excellent! A place we might well use again.

    Reviewed by BernardAug 2019

  • "It's the second time we went to this appartment."

    We like the cosiness of this appartment and the location so close to and with a view on the sea.

    Reviewed by DimitriAug 2019

  • "Great Communication, a lot of helpful information provided about the property and surroundings Many thanks"

    Reviewed by BenAug 2019

  • "My mother and two young siblings had a great stay at the Eaves."

    First of all, the location is amazing, sipping a cup of coffee and looking out at the sea is a lovely way to start the day. The apartment is well-stocked with everything you may require, including take away menus and leaflets about local sights. I loved everything about it. It may, however, not be suitable for really tall folk. :) I bumped my head a couple of times but took care about where I was going after that.

    Reviewed by LidiyaJun 2019

  • "We have loved staying at the Eaves and would recommend it to everyone, except those who struggle with stairs."

    The views and position are just right for a short break or relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by RodJan 2019

  • "This 2 bedroom apartment is delightful."

    Spectacular sea views It is up several flights of stairs, so only for the able, but nicely designed and well equipped. Would have liked a dishwasher. The bathroom is cleverly designed to fit the eaves space. Very welcoming plus a bottle of wine thank you!

    Reviewed by RodJan 2019

  • "Clean and modern equipment, spacious rooms and of course wifi."

    Near the sea.

    Reviewed by RuudSep 2018

  • "This was a very cosy appartement and it has great views on the sea."

    Also the kitchen was well equipped. With the sea so close we went for a swim several times. Also pubs and restaurants are nearby. We enjoyed our stay here very much.

    Reviewed by DimitriAug 2018

  • "The Eaves is a lovely place to stay ."

    Comfortable accommodation done to a high standard and with everything you could need . Even chairs and picnic items for the beach . Wouldn't hesitate to go back .

    Reviewed by SueMay 2018

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The property

Set on the sea front in the centre of the historic town of Sandgate is The Eaves, a superb second floor apartment which was featured in the Sunday Mirror’s Top 10 Sea View Staycation Cottages.

With the beach right on your doorstep and all amenities only a few minutes’ walk, this lovely holiday home is set in an early Victorian house which was built for retired gentlemen and is perfect for couples looking to stay somewhere full of charm and character.

Beautifully restored and updated by the owners with care and attention to detail, this stylish apartment runs right across the top floor which gives all of its rooms uninterrupted and fantastic sea views.

The spacious sitting room has quality furnishings and comfortable seating, making it a lovely room to relax in either on colder, blustery days enjoying the warmth of the woodburner with a good book, or on long summer evenings watching the sun set with someone special and a bottle of wine.

From the smaller window in this room guests can see the Martello towers which run along the coastline.

There are two attractive bedrooms in this lovely apartment, the larger master bedroom is comfortable and stylishly furnished while the cosiness of the smaller double bedroom will have you quickly climbing into bed, quite literally!

What can be nicer than settling down to the sound of the waves on the pebbles?

The compact bathroom offers the option of either a quick shower or after a busy day exploring this part of Kent, a long hot soak in the bath.

Meals can never be rushed in this self-catering holiday apartment as you will find yourselves enjoying the sea views too much.

The apartment enjoys views of spectacular sunrises and sunsets across the sea; on a clear day France can be glimpsed at sunrise and the whole bay from Sandgate to Dungeness can be seen at sunset.The property is also easily accessible from central London with a high speed train link bringing you to the local train station of Folkestone West in just over 50 minutes.

On sunny days, pack a picnic in the hamper the owner provides, together with the rug and chairs provided and enjoy dining alfresco on the beach.

Outside this apartment lies the coastal town of Sandgate, which is sandwiched between Folkestone with its fine restaurants, creative quarter and harbour arm development (including a lighthouse Champaign bar in the summer) and Hythe with its traditional coastal resort charms.

All three towns are connected by a wonderful coastal path popular with walkers and cyclists.

Not only does Sandgate have a long pebble bay ideal for watersport lovers and beachcombers, but it is full of tea rooms, pubs, antique shops, restaurants, bistros and a micro pub serving a selection of local beers, ciders and wines.After long exciting days, and dreamy evenings in Sandgate, stroll back to the welcome of The Eaves and enjoy a holiday to remember.


  • All second floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner and underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radios, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • There is a residents parking scheme in operation, allowing two hours free parking and is free from 4pm to 10am
  • There is also free parking along the nearby esplanade which would require a 5-10 minute walk back to the property once parked
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub/restaurant 1 min walk
  • Beach across road
  • Note: Narrow opening between basin and bath
  • Note: One double accessed from one side only
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings in all rooms
  • Note: Due to the steep stairs leading to the apartment, this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: This property does not accept guests under the age of 14.

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About the location


Folkestone 1 mile; Hythe 2 miles; Capel le Ferne 5 miles; Dover 7 miles; Canterbury 15 miles; Dungeness 16 miles.

Sandgate is a coastal village sandwiched between the towns of Folkestone and Hythe. In the 1970s the castle was bought, restored, and made into a private residence and is now a Grade l listed building. Quaint shops, tea rooms and a micro pub make the high street an ideal place to wander and browse while on a relaxing holiday, or for those looking for something more energetic, there are a variety of watersports to enjoy. What could be better than a day on the beach with a picnic while watching the ever changing seascape, relaxing with a good book in the warmth of the sun or beachcombing along the shoreline in search of hidden treasure! Buy fresh fish at the harbour in Folkestone and enjoy a BBQ on the beach as the sun goes down or have a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants that overlook the Channel. If you still have the wanderlust for more adventures, take the ferry or train and in less than an hour you can be having lunch in a French bistro, or enjoying a drink outside a café. Then on your way back pick up some wine and cheese to complete the day! Sandgate, a hidden gem on the Kent coast.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept guests under the age of 14.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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