Ramsgate is a pretty and traditional seaside place. Home House is situated in a quiet residential part of the town on a narrow street, one end of which overlooks the sparkling marina and the other leads you to Waitrose (a couple of minutes walk from the front door) and the main road leading down into the town centre.
There are so many places to eat and drink in Ramsgate. We are a few minutes away from a parade of impressive restaurants offering Italian, French, Thai, Indian (all offering the option of take away) and five minutes walk away from the seafront giving you a huge range of bars and restaurants from the familiar Pizza Express to Peter’s traditional fish and chips. Sorbetto’s is an Italian ice cream parlour that sells the most delicious home made ice cream. Francesca’s is great for waffles and milkshakes for a nice after beach treat. Vinyl Head cafe is a particular favourite of ours, serving up British seasonal fare. It is great for sitting and working on your laptop and drinking great coffee. For an amazing Sunday lunch in comfortable surroundings visit The Falstaff Pub, two minutes walk away. The Turner Contemporary gallery is a welcome addition to Margate with a nice cafe.
Ramsgate has a Blue Flag sandy beach which is perfect for digging sandcastles and swimming in the sea (patrolled by life guards in high season). With it’s Royal Harbour (the only one in the UK) and the old Clockhouse (which houses the Maritime Museum) you can gaze out to sea and relax. Whether you want an energetic holiday walking, cycling or taking part in heart-racing water sports – or pottering around museums and other historical attractions – or perhaps playing golf on one of many championship courses available locally – there are plenty of things for everyone to get involved with, rain or shine.
There are some amazing nature reserves, trail walks and a fantastic safari park nearby. Broadstairs, an old haunt of Charles Dickens, is an easy and enjoyable walk along the cliffs or beach, half an hour away. Canterbury and Whitstable can be reached by bus and train or a short drive in the car. You can even hop on a ferry from Ramsgate and spend the day in Belgium.