The Margate Galley


Margate, Kent

A seriously dreamy hideaway near hip restaurants, cool galleries and the beach (sleeps 8 + baby)

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

Child friendly

Eco conscious

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop


Space & setting.

This could easily be the hideaway that convinces you to move to Margate – as it did the owners, who came here seeking a seaside oasis of their own. What they’ve created is exactly that. The calming interiors combine raw plaster walls, old wooden floorboards and open-brick fireplaces, offset by beautiful reclaimed tiles and immaculate contemporary furnishings, such as the hanging reading chair you’ll all fight to sit in.

A 3/4-bedroomed maisonette spread across the top floors of a Georgian townhouse, you’re ideally located 5 minutes’ walk from Margate’s hipster Old Town and iconic beachfront. Start your day with a refreshing (icy) morning swim, grab coffee from the local roastery, Curve, and end with a nightcap at Bar Nothing, where everything fun happens around midnight. What you do between sunrise and sunset is up to you – relax into Margate’s magical ebb and flow, and see where it takes you.

Getting here: drive, or train to Margate then walk (13 mins)


“We wanted to create a calm home away from home, and both love the sea. We have a soft spot for old properties and when we went to see this one it had been empty for half a year. The bathroom was under water and it looked all rather sad but we fell in love with the house and the location. I grew up by the water and have missed living by the sea.” Owner, Julia

My Kip favourites

She loves
Walking barefoot on the old wooden floors, with sunlight spilling in.

We love
The emerald-green bathroom shower tiles and baby-blue Smeg fridge.

You may not love
Just one sofa, though there’s additional seating via the hanging chair and window seat. Shared hallway as it is an upper maisonette. Steep stairs. No parking, but you can park for free a few streets away.

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  • "A fantastic stay at the edge of the old town with art galleries, coffee shops, amazing restaurants, dreamland and the beach just a few minutes walk away."

    Alice, August 2021


The owners tried to source everything second hand (except for mattresses), and used sustainable renovation materials as much as possible.


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  • Hometown of Tracey Emin, it’s no surprise Margate has a great reputation for modern art. Start at the iconic Turner Contemporary by the harbour, then seek out the smaller galleries and edgy studios, like the Carl Freedman.
  • Walpole Tidal Pool tempts even the most reluctant of cold-water swimmers. Built in 1937, it’s a stunning piece of English bathing history and now the UK’s biggest tidal pool – swimming a width at its centre is roughly equivalent to 6 lengths of your standard 25m pool. Warm up afterwards at the Walpole Bay Hotel, which perfectly encapsulates that early 1900s bygone era (and does a delicious afternoon tea).
  • The Old Town’s antique shops are a treasure trove for vintage hunters, whether you’re after jewellery, clothes or homewares.
  • Pick up a pizza from Ralph’s and take it down to the main beach for the best sunsets this side of California – loved by Turner, Emin and many more Margate fans to come.
  • Foodies will love Sargasso, Angela’s and the New Street Bistro. Bookend your meal with a drink at the Rose in June pub and a nightcap at Wildes.
  • Dreamland is the UK’s oldest amusement park; bring your skates for the roller disco.
  • Walk or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail to Broadstairs, past low chalk cliffs and golden sandy beaches, with sweeping views across the English Channel.


  • Upper maisonette near Margate’s Old Town, spread over 2 floors
  • 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, 1 double, 1 twin
  • Baby cot and highchair to borrow
  • Ensuite shower bathroom for the master bedroom; the others share a bathroom with separate shower and tub
  • Open-plan living on the top floor
  • Full kitchen with basic supplies (no microwave)
  • Living room with sofas, kids books and Smart TV with Netflix
  • Great WiFi; patchy phone reception depending on the provider
  • Walk to shops, pubs and restaurants
  • The owner is available by phone plus there’s a local caretaker
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night min stay, 4-night min in the summer and during school holidays. All bookings are subject to a £65 cleaning fee, which will be charged by the owner separately after booking. You’ll also need to pay a £200 security deposit which is refundable after your stay assuming no damages have occured
  • Remember to pack: beach towels, bucket and spade

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30% deposit on booking, with the balance taken 12 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 12+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 12 weeks of stay.
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There is free parking 5 mins’ walk away on Dane Road. You can hover outside the house to unload your car.

No, it is an additional £65 per stay, payable directly to the owner before stay.

Yes, there’s a big Morrison’s a minute’s walk away.

No – there’s a hob and oven, pots, pans, baking dishes, kettle, toaster

Sargasso, Angela’s, Bottega Caruso and Dory’s.

£200, payable to the owner before stay. This will be refunded within 7 days of your stay, providing there has been no damage.

Yes, it’s 10-15 mins on foot.

No. The loft is strictly non smoking throughout.

No, it’s an upper maisonette with a balcony.

There is dining space for 8, but relaxing wise there’s one sofa, one hanging chair and the window seat. not a sofa area for 8.

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