Spent two weeks in lovely Broadstairs with a family party of four adults and three teenagers. Hawthorns 1 was lovely and clean, had generous bedroom space, a sunny garden and parking for two cars. It was convenient for Westwood Cross shopping centre and major supermarkets, a cinema and chain restaurants (Harvester, Happy Horse, McDonald's, KFC etc).
However the accommodation is basic. All linens were changed on a weekly basis, but there were no spare sets (for emergencies), no extra pillows or blankets if it were chilly. The lounge/diner is a little small for the amount of people the house can accommodate. The kitchen was clean and functional but only had the very basics. There was a tub with sachets of coffee, teabags and UHT milk, but apart from that the cupboards are completely bare, so be prepared to bring everything you need with you (even down salt and pepper, a pair of scissors and a corkscrew!!)
The house is also a good, energetic 30 minute walk along busy roads from the town itself and the nearest beach, but there is a bus stop just around the corner from the house with a regular day time service into town and beyond.
First class customer service from the owners though, who responded to any enquiries very quickly and helpfully.
Thoroughly enjoyed our family stay at the Hawthorns. this is our second year (last year we were at Maples), and we intend to make this an annual event.
The house was just what we wanted, Two double beds and four singles. The house has everything you need, a new and modern kitchen, lovely bathroom and separate shower room/ washing machine room, good TV and they even provide games for when its a little rainy.
its a bit of a walk from the beach but we quite enjoyed that side of things, however if you would prefer, you can drive and park for free on the Eastern Esplanade (above Stone Gap). I would book early if you are eating out, we find it really hard to find anywhere to eat after 8 pm, but I guess this is seasonal
We have just returned from a most enjoyable stay at this property, it was absolutely spotlessly clean, well situated and convenient to all amenities, shops, restaurants, and in a quiet location. We also found Beechesholidaylets very friendly and a good company to deal with.
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