Melbury Abbas

ID: S604845

  • Bedrooms 5
  • ・ Sleeps 10
  • ・ Pets No

Snaptrip says

Melbury Abbas is a well-received cottage in Sandgate, Kent, praised for its stunning sea views and suitability for families. Guests appreciate the well-equipped space, child-friendly amenities such as books, games, and a trampoline, and the proximity to the seafront. The property is considered comfortable and ideal for family gatherings, with special mentions of its cosy atmosphere and thoughtful touches.

Guests that stayed at this property said

There is no specific mention of cleanliness in the reviews, so it is not possible to provide an accurate score.

The location is highly praised for its beautiful sea views and proximity to the sea and town centre, making it an ideal spot for a family holiday.

Guests find the cottage very comfortable, mentioning its cosiness and suitability for family stays, which suggests a high level of comfort throughout.

The property is well-equipped, with a special mention of a trampoline and toys for children. However, one review notes the kitchen as a bit tired, indicating room for improvement in maintenance.

The reviews reflect a high degree of thoughtfulness, with guests appreciating the small touches and Christmas decorations. While gifts are not guaranteed, the effort to create a welcoming atmosphere is evident.

About this property

This stunning coastal detached property sleeps up to eight adults and two children, sitting in a majestic position boasting stunning panoramic sea views from its substantial terrace and rooms. This property offers a fantastic getaway for families looking to enjoy a classic seaside escape any time of year. Located in the pretty seaside village of Sandgate, on the edge of Folkestone, the property is well placed for Sandgate beach and only 0.5 miles along the beach promenade to the independent shops, pubs, and eateries of Sandgate High Street. You can continue to walk (or cycle) along the beachfront all the way to  Folkestone Harbour, offering bars, entertainment, and restaurants. This property is an ideal base to enjoy Kent’s unspoilt beaches, beautiful countryside, Dover Castle (11.5 miles), Port Lympne Safari Park (7 miles), South of England Rare Breeds Centre (17 miles) , Ashford Designer Outlet (16 miles) and the historic city of Canterbury (21 miles).

Enter this large property via its side door into a useful coat and boot storage area. The ground floor flows from the well-equipped kitchen into a morning room with two armchairs with sea views. French doors lead from the dining room onto the terrace, which has the most spectacular panoramic views. The dining room seats up to ten (eight chairs and a bench, there is also a highchair) and the lounge has comfortable seating for all the family. There is a large coffee table for games and a Smart TV. On the ground floor, you’ll find a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room and access to the terrace via French doors. There is a cloakroom off the spacious hallway. Upstairs, there are two super-king size bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a twin bedroom all with sea views. The bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes, chest of drawers and full-length mirrors. There is also a cosy nautical-themed children’s bedroom with a bunk bed, a wooden cot and children’s books for bedtime stories. The owners have a baby and toddler, so there are children’s toys for these ages. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Out on the terrace, garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ, make it the ideal spot for dining and relaxing. There are steps down to a large and exciting garden which is laid to lawn with flower beds and an unfenced pond. There is also a 14f’ trampoline for children.    



  • 5 bedrooms - 2 super-king, 1 king, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed (suitable for children only)   

  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs,2 separate WCs

  • 5-ring electric range cooker with double electric ovens, 1 grill, dishwasher, wine fridge, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine

  • Utility room with washing machine

  • Wooden cot and highchair available

  • Smart TV in the lounge, Wifi

  • Enclosed garden with upper terrace and lower garden laid to lawn with flower beds, trampoline, and unfenced pond

  • Parking for 2 large or 3 small cars

  • Shop, pub and beach within 0.5 miles

  • Children should be supervised near the pond and when using the trampoline
  • Nearby points of interest

    • Hythe Beach
    • Dover Beach
    • The White Cliffs Of Dover
    • Kent Battle of Britain Museum
    • Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery
    • Dover Transport Museum
    • Ashford Designer Outlet
    • Canterbury Roman Museum
    • Dover Castle
    • Walmer Castle and Gardens

    Reviews (12)

    • Mrs Jayes

      The house was in a wonderful location with superb views. It was very well equipped apart from the item mentioned above and generous with little extras like handbags and dishwasher tablets etc. not to mention coffee, tea, biscuits and wine - lovely gesture. The house furnishings were sound and tasteful and we were very comfortable. However, there is a slight problem with the water supply to the upstairs en suite which needs attention. Everything was neatly labelled with regard to electrical devices and the wifi system worked very well. My family are sports fans and they missed having access to Sky TV and other additional TV choices such as Netflix etc. Not that we spent much time watching TV but it would have been nice to have had that option. Would we be happy to stay there again? Yes indeed, it was a wonderful house and the Owner was very prompt and willing to do all that she could to solve any glitches and we appreciated that very much. Thank you.

    • Mrs Parsons

      We thought it was a wonderful property in a fantastic location.

    • Mrs Morgan

      The whole family loved the house, the children enjoyed the trampoline and the youngest the toys and bunk beds. The thoughtfulness that had gone into the small touches around the property were lovely. The kitchen was well stocked but a little tired. This however did not detract from the whole ambiance of the house. We loved it!

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