Winter Break – Self Catering in Broadstairs

Why Broadstairs is the best place for a self catering holiday, even off season?

After a busy CBroadstairs Beak House New year Holidayhristmas there is nothing we love more than packing our bags and escaping to Broadstairs to blow away the cobwebs. For the last couple of years we have booked tickets for the Bleak House New Years Eve party and enjoyed a great night of music, fine food and fireworks with friends – fantastic.


A brisk walk along Broadstairs’ beautiful Broadstairs Beach New Years DipViking bay beach was all the more entertaining with the annual ‘Broadstairs New Years Day Dip’ with hundreds of people piling into icy waters for charity! As tempting as it was we decided to watch rather than participate this year!


Broadstairs Dreamland Margate Holiday

The recently fully renovated Dreamland Margate pleasure park in Margate, Kent is perhaps not the most obvious winter destination but off peak they are offering fee entry which offers a great opportunity to go and check out this all new, much anticipated attraction local to Broadstairs. Although we are perhaps not the usual target market we had an enjoyable day at the nostalgic pleasure park combined with lunch at the quirky Mad Hatters tea rooms, which is only open Saturdays but worth a trip just for its bonkersness!


After a festive season of indulgence most people are dieting, however after a fews weeks of entertaining and cooking at Christmas it is nice to let someone else do the hardwork! That is the beauty of a self catering holiday in Broadstairs is not just the usual perks of having your own kitchen, living room and garden to relax in but the smorgasbord of fantastic restaurants, cafes and eateries Broadstairs has to offer.

Whether we go down to Broadstairs for a romantic weekend break or a 1 week family holiday we struggle to choose where to eat simply because there is so much choice. To name just a few of our favourites:

The Alibion – For a good breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee or pint, with a view of Broadstairs beach. Serving a modern English menu with plenty of seafood.

Posillipo – Fantastic Italian with a buzzy atmosphere inside and alfresco dining with a lovely view over the sea.

Bleak House – Afternoon tea served in ‘The Great Expectations Dining Rooms’ with a view over Viking Bay, Broadstairs is particularly recommended when enjoyed with a glass of bubbles!

Star of the Sea – Crowned the best fish and chips in Kent, we have to agree. Simple British fish and chips done well.

So if you love eating out but also want the option of rustling up a little something in a fully equipped, modern kitchen of your own then we can highly recommend going self catering in Broadstairs as you get the best of both worlds.

We particularly love our central Broadstairs location which with a co-op supermarket on your doorstep and so many great restaurants and eateries so close means we can enjoy a nice glass or two of wine with dinner and simply stroll home afterwards, or nip out to one of Broadstairs’ many fantastic fish and chip shops and make it home with them still piping hot!

If you would like to stay in our home form home self catering apartment in central Broadstairs please do have a look at what we have to offer – click here