Dreamland Lets - self-catering in Margate, Kent, UK

Seaside home away from home, cosy whatever the weather!
The English weather might be a bit uncertain, but whatever it's doing, it's comfy and fun at  
Dreamland Lets, which is a family-friendly, freshly decorated, comfortable self-catering holiday flat located within Arlington House, an iconic Brutalist tower right on the seafront in Margate with breath-taking panoramic views from the lounge, all bedrooms and even the kitchen. Sleeps up to 8 adults (3 bedrooms plus double sofa-bed in lounge), and space for a toddler also. 

Watch the glorious sunsets from the comfort of your armchair: the famous painter JMW Turner remarked to the influential writer and art critic John Ruskin that “…the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe”. The unique quality of light in this part of Kent drew Turner back time and again, to stay in his guesthouse by the Harbour, now the site of the Turner Contemporary Gallery designed by the renowned architect David Chipperfield. Located just across the road from Margate Main Sands beach and within walking distance of all Margate's attractions including the Turner Contemporary which is just a 5 minute stroll along the seafront from the flat and has free entry, an interesting gift shop and a range of exciting workshops and events to suit all ages and abilities, the mysterious Shell Grotto, the picturesque Old Town, the wonderfully preserved Tudor House and right next door to the historic Dreamland Scenic Railway which is reopening next summer 2014 under the management of designer Wayne Hemingway.

Dreamland Lets self-catering holiday apartment is perfect for family holidays by the seaside, romantic breaks, friends get-aways or business trips. Explore the historic Kent countryside following in the footsteps of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Canterbury Pilgrims, Charles Dickens, Turner and TS Eliot, or just laze on the golden sand of Margate's wonderful beaches just across the road. Margate has many restaurants and pubs, and we can personally recommend the cafe at the Shell Grotto for tea & cakes and the restaurant at the Turner Contemporary for fine dining overlooking the Harbour Arm, after which we suggest returning to the flat for a cosy nightcap while watching the magnificent views.

Everyone's been to Margate including Prime Minister David Cameron who visited the Turner Contemporary for the inauguration of the London Array Offshore Wind Farm (July 4th 2013), Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, poet Lemn Sissay, Chas 'n Dave and Royal Academician artist Tracey Emin whose first major exhibition in her home town of Margate, 'She Lay Down Deep Beneath The Sea' premiered at the Turner Contemporary. The Turner has a constantly changing programme of exhibitions and workshops for both children and adults, as well as a great gift shop and cafe, and is a gentle 10 minute stroll away at the end of Margate Main Sands which are just across the road from the flat.

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