The Grey Room with mini "Elfin" kitchen, our second Yellow room has the same facilities (Feel at home by the Seaside YR)The Grey room, en-suite shower to the right


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Your own en suite studio bedroom with mini kitchen (DIY breakfast) in our comfortable and spacious home. On a quiet street, just 5 minutes from the sea and 20 minutes walk from the old town and the famous Turner Contemporary Art Gallery.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: £59 / night
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Description

The space

The Grey room is a newly refurbished bedroom, in our house. There is a mini "Elfin" kitchen kitchen in the "alcove" and en suite shower and toilet, with all new fixtures and fittings. We are still working on the garden for the summer.
We also have the Yellow room under a separate listing - Feel at Home by the Seaside YR, which has all the same facilities as the Grey room.
The beds can be twin or super king size double, whichever you prefer as they can zip together or apart if needed.
The mini kitchen has a fridge, 2 electric hobs, a microwave with grill and oven features and a small sink and draining board and enough equipment to cook a small meal.
We provide a welcome tray of apples, bananas, Tunnock's tea cakes and homemade granola bars, biscuits and Kentish crisps. There is also tea, instant and fresh coffee, milk and sugar plus fruit and nut muesli. (Let me know if you would like a milk alternative).
Fresh towels are provided, along with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel and there is also a hair drier

Guest access

Our downstairs sitting area with open fire and the garden if you want to chill out.

Interaction with guests

If you want a quiet retreat that's fine or you can spend a bit of time with us to find out whats going on, nice places to eat and what there is to see and do around the Isle.

The neighbourhood

Cliftonville Avenue is a relatively quiet street just off Northdown Road, the main shopping street in Cliftonville. There is free on street parking and there isn't usually a problem finding a car parking space. We are just round the corner from a wide range of family run shops, some of which have been there for years.

Getting around

The Loop bus goes between Margate, Broadstairs, Westwood Cross shopping centre and Ramsgate, every 15 minutes. Its a great service and you can get daily hop on and off tickets. The nearest bus stop is 3 minutes walk from us, you can get a bus to Canterbury from there too, it takes about an hour.
Margate train station is 1.2 miles from our house, about 25 minutes walk or a taxi is less than £5

Other things to note

No 9 is the only house on the street painted seaside yellow, towards the Northdown Road end of the street at the top of the hill. There are some striking hydrangea bushes in the garden which are huge in the summer


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

We don't allow smoking in the house but you can smoke outside in the garden at the back. We don't allow pets at the moment and the rooms are not suitable for children.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

169 Reviews


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Natasha User Profile
May 2017
We had a really lovely stay at Fran's. The room was beautiful, comfortable and we'll equipped. Wish we could have stayed for longer. xx

Paul User Profile
May 2017
Fran's accommodation is simply excellent! It has clearly been thought through and every convenience has been supplied. The room was spacious, clean and calm with really useful provisions supplied. The location is less than a minute from shops and only five minutes walk to the sea. Highly recommended.

Nick User Profile
May 2017
This was a really lovely room, great value and some lovely touches (e.g. homemade granola bars and a glass of port). If we are ever in Margate again, we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Fran's again.

Jessica User Profile
May 2017
We loved staying here! The room was great and the amenities were a lovely touch! Shops are just round the corner and the seafront isn't a long walk!

Ray User Profile
May 2017
I highly recommend stay with Fran. A great place and near to the Margate Oldtown. Relaxing weekend.

Loisjoy User Profile
May 2017
Fran's place is an oasis of calm and comfort . The room was delightful and Fran had very generously supplied us with fruit and biscuits - homemade Granola bars and even Port and crisps. A delight of generosity . We highly reccomend this place.

Meg User Profile
May 2017
Stay here if you are ever in Margate. Very, very good and generous host. Room and bathroom excellent, kitchen area well equipped and everywhere so extremely clean. Information about the area and good restaurants accurate and useful. There is nothing to fault

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Margate, United Kingdom · Joined in October 2014
Fran User ProfileFran is a superhost.

After 25 years in destination management and marketing, I now work part time running my tourism consultancy "Tourism Works" and a property maintenance and management company LF Properties. I love renovating old properties but I think No 9 will be the last for some time!

I love cooking and from time to time run a pop up restaurant - "The Melting Pot Experiment". The name relates not only to cooking but to my family connections with Lebanon, Tirana and Turkey, so we can rustle up a good middle eastern, European or British meal. We like to mix and experiment!

Leo, my foster son has been working on renovating No 9 for two years now - its been on and off because in between he has to run LF Properties but now we are ready to receive guests and joined Airbnb in October. We still have some decorating work to do in the hall, stairs and landing and the garden needs designing to include an nice outside living space for our family and guests.

My son Mark lives in Chelmsford and comes to visit regularly with his lovely whippet, Jasper. Jasper has an interesting relationship with our African grey parrot Miss Dickie. Miss Dickie is very talkative and generally noisy and speaks French and Albanian as well as English, dog, cat, computer and telephone!! She has been know to peck the odd finger or dogs nose! We also have 3 chickens; Betty, Sonia and Sally who lay eggs for us unless they are having a little holiday!

My partner, Savas, is Turkish and when he is not running his boat business in Dalyan he comes here and helps Leo and I with the renovation and decorating. He is a great chef too.

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