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4 reviews
The harbour
The harbour arm with cafes and bars just visible
Sunny Margate
Explore the whole of Thanet
Plants for colour and herbs for dinner!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Margate, Isle of Thanet, Kent, England

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LifeinHer...
Herault, France
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“Well positioned and very comfortable”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned from a week at the Old Barrell Store. The accommodation is well furnished and guests are very well provided for. The garden is small, and the perfect size for sitting out. The house is close to the centre of town, but very quiet. The bedrooms are small, but adequate.

We had our grandson with us for some of the time and he greatly enjoyed the garden and even stayed over with us.

Recommended!

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Nadine M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable, full of character, and right in the centre of Margate — Perfect.”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We travelled to Margate with our 21 month old son and had a lovely nights' stay in the Old Barrel Store. We can't recommend the place enough, not only did we have two comfy bedrooms (with super cosy bedding), but the kitchen / living room / garden make for an ideal entertaining spot. The owners have thought of everything — so while our toddler got stuck into the 'treasure chest' of toys and games we were able to have a glass of wine and a chat in the sunny garden, bliss. It is very centrally located, so bars and restaurants are just a short walk away, as are some of Margate's great vintage and clothes shops. We will definitely be staying again.

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Sophie H
London, United Kingdom
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“Family-size cottage in the heart of Old Town Margate”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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What a lovely little house. The Old Barrel Store has everything it needs and nothing it doesn't - it's a very simple two bedroom period house with a garden space (quite rare for a Margate holiday rental), which makes it a great place to take kids if you can't spend every single second at the beach, although ours tried to. The beach is only about three minutes walk away anyway - as is the Turner Contemporary Gallery, with its restaurant - the house really is right in the heart of the Old Town. It's tucked in a quiet little court just off King Street, which has lots of great vintage clothes shops and old junk shops. You couldn't really be more central, but the location of the house, just off to one side of the street, means it's very peaceful at night. It is also very nicely decorated and has some lovely art on the walls. Great for families and feels ever so calm and restful inside. Very snuggly bedrooms.

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Liked best: The location, the architecture and the cute snuggly bedrooms
Liked least: I suppose it would have been nice to have a sea view, but then it wouldn't have a garden.
Travelling group: Young Children
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