Harbour House

Margate, Kent
  • 9
  • 4
  • Pet Friendly

Lovingly restored Georgian house with original features located in the centre of the old town of Margate. Harbour House has everything you need for an idyllic stay.

  • Attractions close by including the Turner Contemporary and Dreamland
  • Family friendly, spacious seaside retreat complete with games room
  • Centrally located in Margate, named best beach town by The Sunday Times

About Harbour House

Harbour House is the perfect setting for a holiday or short break with family or friends. Lovingly restored with original features, fireplaces and high ceilings throughout, this is an elegant Georgian home with a contemporary twist. Spread over 5 floors and decorated with carefully selected Farrow and Ball colours, Harbour House is both spacious and homely.

With four bedrooms, two doubles both with beautiful French beds, a twin room which can also be made up into a Superking bed, and a lovely children's room consisting of bunk beds and a single bed. Just outside this room the children can play in the cosy snug with lots of comfy cushions, perfect for younger guests. All beds are fitted with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and high quality mattresses, guaranteed for you to have a comfortable stay.

The stunning sitting room has a bay window overlooking the marketplace, which is perfect for people watching.

After a long day spent exploring Margate and neighbouring seaside towns, sink into one of the plush sofas and rest your feet in front of the roaring coal fire, or relax in the sublime roll top bathtub in the large bathroom.

For those with energy to spare, there is a fabulous games room in the basement with a multi-sports table offering table tennis, air hockey and pool, and comfy bean bags for spectators!

There's so much to do in the vibrant and exciting town Of Margate. Harbour House is located in the Old Town and couldn't be better positioned with renowned antique and vintage clothes and furniture shops closeby. If you wander into the main town and you will find a selection of independent boutiques, art shops and a great choice of eateries and pubs.

A trip to the award winning Turner Contemporary art gallery is a must. The entrance is free and will positional you well to take in the fresh sea air and stroll down the Harbour Arm, stopping at a quirky cafe for tea and cake. Or enjoy a trip to Dreamland, a fun filled day for all the family.


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"Fabulous Christmas decorations, panto (oh no it wasn't, oh yes it was), seaside walks, boutique shops and Italian restaurant, Olivio. 2 families all 9 beds filled and plenty of space for chilling, playing, reading and watching. Fantastic central location. Thanks to Dave from Just Jane for sorting perfect parking for 2 cars. Lovely not to need to move them all weekend with everything on our doorstep. Finally we started with wonderful fish and chips from Pete's fish factory on the sea front. Cheers."

The Mottrams & The Butterfields

"Lovely week - thank you (Coal and wood available from Poundstretcher)"

Ben, Lucy, Tom, Delphine, Aiko, Eva & Bea

"We had a really lovely few days here and visited Dreamland, The Theatre Royal, Margate museum and most of the restaurants! The Turner art gallery was slightly disappointing, but we loved everything else. The dog adored his beach walks! Thank you!"

The Stacpoole Family

"What an amazing house - we loved it!"

Morris Family

"Maidstone massive! We came for the soul festival! Thank-you for having us! House was perfect! Had an amazing week! See you next year!"

Lucy, Annie, Karl, Laura, Martin, Bodhi, Zara, Katy, Jamie & Alison

"Wonderful stylish house. Enjoyed by all the family."

Mayes, Porter & Walsh

"Wonderful and stylish house, enjoyed by all the family."


"Thank you for having us, the house was perfect and we had an amazing week!"


"What an amazing house, we loved it!"


"We had a lovely few days and got to visit Dreamland, Theatre Royal, Margate Museum and many restaurants. Our dog adored the beach walks, it was lovely, thank you."


"Lovely week- thank you."


"Fabulous Christmas decorations, panto, seaside walks, boutique shops and Italian restaurant. 2 families, all 9 beds filled and plenty of space for relaxing and reading. Fantastic central location for exploring and everything was needed was there, thank you."


"This was a fantastic house! It's very close to the beach and shops and bars. The interior of the house is amazing and all of the beds and bedrooms were great. Would definitely stay again!"


"Very nice stay!"


"Wonderful stylish house enjoyed by all the family."


"Stayed for a week, but it could have been a month! Fantastic."


"We came for the food festival. Thank you for having us. House was perfect! Had an amazing week. See you next year!!"

Maidstone Massive

"We've stayed for half term week at the end of May when England had many storms by we escaped them here in Margate. We cycled both directions along the coast to Ramsgate via Broadstairs and Reculver to the East. Harbour House is a perfect base."

John Family & Friends

"Thanks for a lovely stay! Margate is great. Love the Gormley sculpture in the sea too"

Louie and Family

"What a charming house! Renovated in exquisite taste. We spend some excellent days in rest, promenading along the seafront and visiting Broadstairs and Canterbury. En core bravo pour ce bel endroit!"

La Famille Bryant

"What a great location. We had so much fun exploring Margate from this beautiful house. Everything was superb."


"The house is wonderful. I liked the beach so much that I picked shells. I liked the gaming room. - Bobby Age 9. We all had a lovely stay, young and old alike! - Kate Age 40. A lovely stay. Thank you. - Graham Age 70."


"Thank you for a wonderful stay over Easter. We enjoyed every floor and the children loved their room & reading area at the top as well as the games room at the bottom. A great location for Turner, the beach & night in the heart of the Old Town. We hope to return one day for another family weekend."

The Smith Family

What makes this area
So special...

Margate is famed for its sandy beaches and retro amusements. The Old Town, where Harbour House is located, has an array of pubs, cafes, restaurants and vintage shops to choose from. Margate is a great destination for the foodies and art lovers amongst us.

Property details

Harbour House


Sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
Bed Numbers
2 Double beds, 1 Single, 1 Twin, 1 set of Bunk Beds (2 Singles), 1 Zip and link beds set up as an Austrian twin
Parking - There is parking for 2 cars outside the property, subject to availability
Garden area - Enclosed patio

Ground Floor

Dining room with a decorative fireplace and dining table that seats up to 9 guests

Kitchen with an electric Aga oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer

Door to courtyard garden

First Floor

Sitting room with bay window, sofas and chairs, Smart TV with freeview and DVD player, open coal fire

Bathroom with a roll top bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC, decorative fireplace

Second Floor

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2), double bed, chest of drawers, antique hanging rail, decorative fireplace

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), double bed, decorative fireplace

Third Floor

Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin and chest of drawers

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2), Austrian twin (2 separate duvets) with two single beds, (can be zip linked on request to make a Super King bed), hanging rail

Fourth Floor

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 3) Children's room with bunk beds and a single bed, chest of drawers

Snug/play area with scatter cushions


Games room with sports table with pool, table tennis and air hockey


Two enclosed patios with garden furniture



Central Heating

What you need to know

Harbour House is suitable for a maximum of 6 adults and does not accept hen or stag groups

Unless otherwise indicated, bedroom 3 will be made up as twin beds.  Should you rather a super king size bed, please advise at the time of booking

1 cot and 1 highchair available

2 well-behaved dogs accepted 

The property is located over 5 floors so has a lot of stairs.  Please also be aware of the lightwell that runs the whole height of the building next to the stairs

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