'The Retreat' is essentially 'Flat 1' and the entrance is on the side street next to Huckleberrys Cafe. Strangely, you have to turn the key anti-clockwise to gain entry. Knowing these small details will save you a bit of stress on arrival!
The apartment is clean and tidy and full of old world charm. It has been thoughtfully equipped by the owners including plenty of kitchen equipment (only thing missing was a cheese grater which I added!) a large selection of books and DVDs and a toy cupboard that our children very much enjoyed exploring.
Margate itself is in much need of renovation. The food outlets were highly priced and subsequently empty despite it being 'high season'. Lots of litter around, despite the local Council's best efforts with daily collections and many litter pickers which was sad to see and resulted in some very early and very noisy wake up calls from the seagulls.
The beach is clean and pleasant so we spent our days there, returning to...