Welcome to the unique and exceptional The Breakers - Riviera Apartment on the charming Kent Coast. Comfortably sitting on one of the most sought-after private roads in Sandgate, with direct beach access and a view of France on a sunny day! This astonishing treasure is the ideal seaside getaway offering a fun, friendly atmosphere with heaps of style. It is only 5 minutes away from the local gastropubs and is within an easy reach of Sandgate Village and Folkestone Harbour.
The Breakers - Riviera Apartment is the ideal base to explore all the joys of Kent. The engaging interiors feature an imaginative and thoughtful design, with an astonishing mural by Kent artist Oliver Trowell, ceiling lighting depicting a shooting star and beautiful sculptures and artwork throughout. The apartment is bright and light, making it ideal for summer stays. Whilst also offering homely furnishings and a toasty wood burner for winter months.
On entering the beach house, you are greeted by an enchanting display of maritime objects and paintings, reflecting the history of the local area and owners. This leads to the stylish living room with a dining table for 4, kitchen, comfortable seating, and large TV. The large ground floor windows illuminate the space allowing for a stunning uninterrupted panoramic sea view. Not to mention, the room also plays host to an extraordinary mural, Greek columns, and sculptures. There is a double bedroom with a chic bathroom boasting a Jacuzzi bathtub. The laundry room is also located on the ground floor. This is a flexible space that works well as a self-contained apartment if required.
The beach itself is a pebbly, quite beach with long views over the channel, leading into the village of Sandgate. Shopaholics will love exploring the high street filled with shops selling antiques and collectables, along with a variety of pubs, restaurants, and cafes. A short walk along the coast path will bring you to the popular town of Folkestone. Stroll the cobbled street of Folkerstone’s Creative quarter, enjoy some outstanding food at the harbour or visit the popular Lower Leas Costal Park. The town also plays host to the unmissable Folkestone Triennial showcasing the best that the arts have to offer!
The Breaker is charmingly situated on Sandgate Beach, Folkestone. A quite beach with easy access to a wealth of lovely restaurants, pubs, and antique shops in the small village. The world famous St George’s Golf Club, the host to the 149th Open Championship is also within easy reach. Wine lovers would also enjoy a trip to Tilingham a local vineyard offering a select of natural wine and seasonal food.
Guest can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the coastal path to Sandgate or toward Folkestone Beach and Harbour. The harbour has recently been renovated with lovely restaurants such as Rocksalt, Smokehouse and Chummys Seafood Stall. The iconic White Cliffs of Dover and South Foreland Lighthouse are situated a little further along the coast.
History buffs can enjoy a trip to the Canterbury Cathedral, Battle of Britain memorial or Battle of Britain Museum, which boast a WWII German bomber. For a more immersive Spitfire plane are available to fly from Lydd Airport. You can fly along the White Cliffs of Dover for the original Battle of Britain Experience!
From Dover’s white cliffs to the magnificent Canterbury cathedral to the new Turner Gallery there’s so much to see and do in Kent. Shop on cobbled streets in Rye, experience safari adventures at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, taste wines at Biddenden Vineyards, admire brightly-coloured orchards and beautiful countryside driving through picture card villages or visit impressive Bodiam or Leeds Castle.
Hythe has a lovely high street with plenty of antiques, small shops and restaurants. Folkestone’s Creative Quarter is a hive of arty activity with galleries galore. Folkestone Leas nature park overlooks the ocean and perfectly complements dinner at the Grand Hotel. Dungeness Nature Reserve is fascinating with fishermen’s huts and the largest expanse of shingle in Europe - a haven for wildlife spotters. Dymchurch Railway is a 15" gauge main-line in miniature, with operating steam and diesel hauled trains. France is only an hour away with the Eurotunnel.
For rainy days and retail therapy, Ashford has a large outlet centre next to the International train station. There are several golf courses nearby such as Littlestone Warren (British open qualify rounds), Lydd, Hythe Imperial or Sene Valley.
Foodies are recommended food at the following restaurant, Rock Salt Folkstone, Folkstone Wine Company, The Wife of Bath, The Five Bell Inns, The Pig at Bridge Place, Fordwich Arms, Restaurant at Port Lympne, Hide and Fox, The Randor Arms and the Bistro at Lympne Castle.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!