This fantastic first floor apartment is perfectly situated in the beautiful village of St Margaret's at Cliffe, known for quiet beaches and being the starting point for cross-Channel swimmers.
The village was home to many celebrities including Noel Coward and Ian Fleming, and the very popular actress Miriam Margolyes is still a resident.
This huge apartment covers the whole of the first floor of a once grand house, and with many large windows this is a light and welcoming holiday home.
Spacious rooms allow everyone a place to relax and unwind after a day exploring this part of the Kent coastline.
The large sitting room has a gas log-effect fire, making it perfect for settling down with a good book on a chilly evening, if it's a James Bond thriller all the better!
Or why not enjoy an evening together watching a DVD with a glass of wine?
The attractive bedroom has a super king-size double bed, so both of you can enjoy a good night's sleep, and with wall to wall wardrobes no matter how many clothes you bring, there is always room for more!
St Margaret’s is believed to be the first village in the UK to see the rising sun, so why not enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen while planning an exciting day ahead.
On warm days, lace up those walking boots and stride out over lush countryside towards one of the most famous areas of England, The White Cliffs of Dover, which are only a couple of miles away.
Alternatively, follow the beach around to Deal where you can clamber around castles, take a fishing trip or just explore the shops.
Cycle your way along the Viking Way if you are feeling energetic, and enjoy the sea views as the miles get swallowed up under peddle power.
For those who like shopping there's even a main line station to London just over a mile away at Martin Mill, where you can leave the car and hop on board.
Then return as the sun sets, take a couple of glasses, uncork a bottle, and just enjoy a quiet evening sitting on the patio reflecting on a day well spent investigating this lovely part of the English coast.
About the location
ST. MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE
Dover 3 miles; Deal 4 miles; Folkestone 10 miles; Ashford 12 miles; Canterbury 15 miles;
St. Margaret's at Cliffe has long been a holiday hideaway and during the years has been home to many famous people including Noel Coward, Peter Ustinov and Ian Fleming. Some of the Bond books were indeed written while Fleming was staying at his home in St Margaret's at Cliffe. It is believed he gave his character James Bond agent number 007 after the number of the bus that still runs between London and Deal. At one end of St Margaret's Bay there are a few cottages, two were owned by Fleming, one of which was rented to Noel Coward and are still there looking out over the English Channel. The coastline above the beaches are The White Cliffs famous throughout history as the a defence against invaders and often seen in films as the first glimpse of English shoreline. These high chalk cliffs look out across the English Channel towards the French coast less than twenty miles away. Now run by the National Trust, there is a visitor centre and tea rooms as well as regular events and interesting talks, and just the place for a bracing walk after a delicious lunch at one of the many pubs around the village. Walking and cycling are great attractions around this part of the Kent coastline, but as it's name suggests St. Margaret's at Cliffe has some steep lanes and roadways up from the beach so allow a little extra time and reserve some energy for coming back up! A popular cycling route is along the coastline to Deal. Appealing to all ages, Deal has an excellent range of independent shops, three weekly markets, two castles, beautiful architecture, a pier and two museums. Dover, in the opposite direction, offers visitors the chance to take a ferry across the Channel and sample the delights of the Continent first hand. Experience a French market choosing cheese, fruit and bread for a picnic lunch, explore the shops for something extra special to take home as a souvenir, promenade along the boulevards or just people watch as you dine alfresco while enjoying a glass or two of French wine. And you never know, as you gaze across the sea, on the other side of the Channel there may be someone doing the very same at a table somewhere in St. Margaret's at Cliffe.
Note: The property have 4 steps down the entrance door, can be an issue for people with limited mobilty.