Cottage No.15, Margate

Cottage No.15 exterior, Margate

What’s Cottage No.15 like?

This two-bedroom cottage is right in the heart of Margate’s atmospheric Old Town and less than five minutes from the sandy beach. The central yet quiet location is perfect for exploring the seaside town on foot, and host Maryanne and her chef husband give all two and four-legged visitors a very warm welcome.

How dog-friendly is Cottage No.15?

Very good. Dog treats, bowls and poo bags are provided, as well as throws and blankets to protect the furniture. The courtyard to the front of the house – which is not enclosed – also comes in handy for early morning and late night ablutions. There is no additional charge for pets to stay.

Bedroom at Cottage No.15, Margate

Tell me more about Cottage No.15

The mews-style property is surprisingly spacious and has everything you need for a short stay. You enter in to a small hallway which has the roomy lounge on one side and the well-equipped kitchen/diner on the other. There is laminate flooring throughout and a downstairs loo is tucked away at the back of the lounge. We initially thought it was a storage cupboard!

Upstairs, the area is also divided into two with the master bedroom and bathroom on one side of the stairway and a twin bedroom on the other. Complimentary Faith in Nature toiletries and soft towels are provided. The cottage is decorated in neutral shades with wooden furniture adding warmth and soft furnishing providing pops of colour. There is also some outdoor furniture in the courtyard for guests to enjoy.

The cottage does not come with parking but if you’re lucky, you may well be able to find a spot in the surrounding streets. This is metered during the day but free at night. We pre-booked a spot in the nearby Morrisons car park via YourParkingSpace, however. This is approximately a five-minute walk from the cottage and cost £3.99 for 24 hours.

Kitchen at Cottage No.15, Margate

What’s the food like at Cottage No.15?

This is a self-catering property so you’ll need to bring your own but tea, coffee and milk is provided so you can enjoy a cuppa when you check in. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast though, and also has a dishwasher so you don’t have to worry about washing up afterwards. The hosts own the neighbouring Caribbean restaurant, Mullins Brasserie, and are happy to book you a table or deliver a takeaway meal to the door.

Scores of other pubs, bars and cafes are within easy walking of the cottage too – and many of them are dog-friendly. If you like your craft beer, check out Xylo on the seafront and The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, just round the corner. GB Pizza Co also welcomes pets inside and you’ll find a whole host of dog-friendly eateries on the Margate Harbour Arm. If it’s fish and chips you’re after though, try Peter’s Fish Factory – it’s a Margate institution.

Are there resident dogs at Cottage No.15?

No, but you’re sure to see plenty of pooches out and about.

Ernie and Stan on Margate Beach

Where are the best dog walks near Cottage No.15?

Margate Main Sands, pictured above, is just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage and is a great place for your pooch to let off some steam. Dog restrictions do apply during the summer months but in the winter, pets have the run of the whole sandy beach. From here, it’s easy to pick up the Viking Coastal Trail, which runs for approximately 20 miles from Ramsgate to Reculver. The trail is a joy to follow all year round and shows you the very best of the Isle of Thanet.

If you’re keen to tick off some of the local sights in Margate, such as the Turner Contemporary and Dreamland, follow the self-guided Margate Heritage Trail. This is mostly centred around the hitoric Old Town and takes approximately one hour to complete. For more ideas when it comes to dog-friendly things to see and do in the area, check out our Ruff Guide to Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Lounge at Cottage No.15, Margate

What Ernie and Stan loved about Cottage No.15

Being so close to the beach, the complimentary dog treats, having room to spread out

What I loved about Cottage No.15

The great location, the spacious accommodation, the quiet area

How to book Cottage No.15

Overnight stays start from £81 per night, plus a cleaning fee. The cottage next-door is also available to hire and Maryanne has a couple of other properties in Margate. For more information or to book, visit the Cottage No.15 listing on Airbnb.

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