Central Escape Folkestone
Visiting Folkestone or the local area, we are sure this 2 bedroom apartment would meet your needs and requirements for the duration of your visit to this seaside town. Situated in a central area of Folkestone. The property is located only a short walk to the main town centre where you will find the Bouverie Place Shopping Centre which offers a one stop shopping facility, in the heart of Folkestone. It is home to a mix of big brand High Street names in fashion, home accessories and supermarket facilities, as well as a number of independent shops and quality places to eat and drink. There are a full programme of events, competitions and visitor attractions for all ages throughout the year.
You can also find Folkestones Creative Quarter which is an urban village of designers, filmmakers, musicians, web developers and artists, and is also only a short walk from this apartment. Enjoy watching artists paint in their galleries and sign up to classes run by skilled makers. Bars transform into micro-performance spaces and cafés are buzzing with people meeting to make exciting plans. A stone’s throw from the sea, Folkestone’s Creative Quarter is home to hundreds of creatives who contribute to and support the creative community, making Folkestone a great place to live, work and visit.
Our property is for the seekers, the lovers of the considered and handcrafted. Give yourself time to leisurely stroll down the cobbled Old High Street, take a seat in the most enticing cafes, pick up a book, enjoy delicious coffee and cake. Leave time and space to find yourself in conversation with strangers.
A two bedroom first and second floor apartment, decorated and furnished to a high standard with a modern comfortable and contemporary feel. The apartment is spread over 2 floors and is located in a small block with only one other apartment.
Access to the apartment is via its own private door located at the front of the property.
Interaction with guests
A coded key safe is available which enables guests the flexibility to arrive at their convenience. We shall contact you prior to your stay with a code for the safe. ( these codes change after each guest)
During your visit we are contactable 24 hours a day to answer any questions or to assist if we can and of course for any maintenance requirements.
The local area
Artistic enclaves, stunning shores, unique histories and expansive wildlife escapes make Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh in Kent well worth a visit.
In the quaint regenerated streets of Folkestone, you'll discover cutting-edge art in its unique Creative Quarter, which houses over 100 artistic enterprises within its cobbled centre. Explore pastel-painted studio-galleries, and indulge in quirky stores, laid-back bars and chic eateries. The mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas is just a short stroll away, offering sea views to France, and a ride to the Lower Leas Coastal Park where you can enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the beach; or head to the Folkestone Harbour Arm for an eclectic mix of food, drink and entertainment.. Be sure to try Rocksalt for super-fresh fish and al-fresco dining with superb harbour views. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle also brings France closer too, with Folkestone just 35 minutes away from Calais.
The south Kent coast has long protected the realm. Hythe, New Romney, Sandwich, Dover and Hastings united in the 11th-century as the original Cinque Ports. Henry VIII built diminutive Sandgate Castle in 1539. A chain of sturdy Martello Towers, stretching from Folkestone to Sussex, went up during the Napoleonic wars, while the planes, hangars and artefacts of Folkestone's Kent Battle of Britain Museum speak eloquently of the aircrews that defended the skies.
History is tangible too in Hythe Kent, from 10th century St Leonard's Church with its skull-packed ossuary, to the family-run stores and antiques shops all over town. While the Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant can always be relied upon for just-caught fish and spectacular sea views.
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway offers a scenic, marsh-side, steam-powered puff from Hythe, through New Romney, to Dungeness. The Napoleonic-era Royal Military Canal stretches for 28 miles, with shorter towpath cycle and walking routes fanning out from Hythe. It can also be cruised by electric or hired row-boat too.
Nearby Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park are alive with lions, tigers, gorillas and meerkats to provide a truly wild day out. You can even bed down (almost) beside the beasts at Livingstone Lodge, Britain's only overnight safari-park-stay.
With huge skies and clear air, Romney Marsh offers freedom, space and a place to think. Its 100 square miles of unspoilt countryside takes in woodland, wetlands and sand and shingle shores. Pay a visit to the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre for information about the history and wildlife of this unique landscape, as well as tips on other things to see and do. Cinque Port towns New Romney and Lydd supply compelling stories and smugglers' tales, while the huge RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness delivers birdlife at its most magnificent. Prospect Cottage - the home of outspoken author and film-maker Derek Jarman - provides a unique insight into writing, living and gardening - ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
Be sure to visit Elham Valley, nestled midway between Canterbury and Folkestone, within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing a multitude of woodland walks and country pubs.
This property is situated in Folkestone Councils Zone E Guildhall North Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). Parking is controlled to one hour between 8am and 6pm Monday-Saturday, excluding bank and public holidays.
Motorcycles are allowed to park without a permit in permit-only areas. Parking permits can be purchased whilst making your booking and you will need to provide car details. Full up to date Zone E parking restriction details can be found on Folkestone Council's website.