Holiday cottage in Margate, Kent

Property reference 871949
7 nights:
£500 - £800
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Live like an admiral of the fleet in this stylish apartment with stunning 180 degree sea views, complete with captain’s chair and binoculars. More details...


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Margate is a thriving and vibrant town full of quirky, retro and antique shops, the iconic Dreamland fairground and the Turner Contemporary art gallery.


  • Property type

  • Theme

  • General

    Central heating
  • Kitchen

  • Living room

    DVD player
  • Dining room

    Dining table
  • Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms

    Sofa bed
    Twin beds
  • Leisure activities

    Private garden

  • As featured in The Guardian and The Daily Mail
  • Stunning 180 degree sea views
  • In the heart of vibrant Margate
  • Minutes from the sandy beach and quirky Old Town


Captain's Quarters

Sleeps 4+2, in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is ensuite.)

Second floor apartment all on one level

Large open plan sitting / dining room / kitchen.

Sitting room has one chesterfield sofa and one large sofa bed. The mahogany dining table seats 6 guests and the kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

TV and freeview, DVD player, books for all ages and a treasure chest full of games.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) Kingsize bed, wardrobe and ensuite shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) Twin beds, wardrobe (the beds can be made up as a Kingsize bed on request on booking)

Tropical island themed bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC and basin


There is no private garden but the stunning views from the open sash windows more than compensate, direct access to the beach and large public gardens for picnicking and dog walking.



Central Heating

"Walking into to the apartment is a seafaring voyage wrapped up in naval history and seaside, which tastefully decorated with Cunard memorabilia and oceanic interiors brings a wave of cruise-like elegance and coastal comfort." - Career Traveller (April, 2018)

"The pretty Captain’s Quarters flat is on the second floor of an apartment block in the lively seaside town of Margate, right on the water’s edge and not far from the old town centre. Its decor is bright and modern, and large sash windows give plenty of light and dramatic sea views. " - The Guardian (
December, 2017)

"A ravishing retreat" - The Daily Mail (August, 2017)

Captain's Quarters is the proud receiver of the Visit England Accredited Self Catering award.

If you’ve ever fancied life on the ocean waves then Captain's Quarters is perfect. Stylishly decorated to resemble a comfortable and relaxing sea captain's accommodation, and full of lovely quirky features such as a world map above the hearth, a captain's chair, shipping map and binoculars, and a large print of the famous Fighting Temeraire ship epitomised by J M W Turner, which happens to be the name of this apartment block.

Turner was a resident in Margate for some years and loved Margate for it’s very special light. In fact he is often referred to as ‘the painter of light’.

Captain’s Quarters is the perfect place to stay in Margate to appreciate this light as the four large sash windows provide stunning 180 degree sea views, with exquisite sunrises and sunsets. The large open plan living space offers comfortable sofas for relaxing, and a ship’s captains mahogany dining table. A treasure chest full of games and fully stocked bookcase will keep adults and children entertained if the weather turns a bit choppy!

The master bedroom has an ensuite shower and the second bedroom can be either a kingsize bed or a twin bedded room on request. The main bathroom is a tropical island retreat complete with parrots and pineapples!

Located just moments from direct access to over 9 miles of award winning sandy beaches, and the quirky Old Town, this apartment is both child and pet friendly so perfect for couples and small families.

Why not read about, founder of Career Traveller, Emma's stay at Captain's Quarters here, as well as finding out more about the history and renovation of Captain's Quarters here.


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