Ballarat Upper House

Margate, Coastal Kent

  • 4 Star
  • A quirky and delightful seaside holiday home forming the upper part of an imposing Victorian townhouse in the Cliftonville area of Margate, just minutes from the seafront. Featuring a luxurious interior design and sleeping 8 guests, in sumptuous, colourful bedrooms and two bathrooms.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,430 per week
  • £204 per night
  • 4 Star



  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 4 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9.00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Ballarat Upper House

Ballarat Upper House comprises the upper two floors of a stunning Victorian period property, just yards from Walpole Bay in Margate. The house has been totally transformed by the artistic owner, into a fabulous, quirky and decadently luxurious seaside holiday home. Featuring rich and colourful painted walls, gold, marble and velvet, glass chandeliers, artwork, decorative fireplaces and many more designer touches, this house is more of an experience than a holiday home. But it is cosy and inviting with a wood-burner for chilly days, and a lovely walled garden for sunny, alfresco dining.

The house has a fabulous, sociable, large open-plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen which extends the length of the house. On the upper floors are four quirkily-decorated bedrooms, and two bathrooms.

Margate is a thriving, buzzing seaside town with something for everyone: from the stunning golden sands, harbour and funfair, to the artistic quarter of the Old Town. Ballarat House is also very close to the arty shops of Northdown Road and wild swimming at Walpole Bay.

Please note: the lower part of the building is a completely separate, self-contained apartment that sleeps 4 guests. Ballarat Apartment can be booked alongside the Upper House by booking Ballarat House – property reference EK771.

Shop: 200 yards  Pub: 200 yards Coast: 200 yards


Steps lead up to the front door and into the hallway:

Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with sofas, armchairs, a wood-burner, Smart TV with Netflix, large dining table and bench seating, and open to the kitchen

Kitchen with a range cooker, retro fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.

Shower room with wet room shower, w.c. and hand basin

Door to the garden


Bedroom 1 – Seascapes has a Kingsize bed with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe

Bedroom 2 – Tamarisk has a Kingsize bed with bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe

Bedroom 3 – Sunrise has zip link beds so can be 2 singles or a double, bedside tables and lamps

Bedroom 4 - Sunset has zip link beds so can be 2 singles or a double, bedside tables and lamps

Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, w.c. and hand basin


Garden: There is an enclosed walled, paved courtyard garden to the rear of the house with garden furniture and a gas BBQ. (There is a separate gated lower patio area which comes with the lower ground apartment.)

Heating: Gas central heating

Parking: Free on-street parking is outside the house and in nearby streets

Pets: Strictly no pets

Notes:  A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Out and About: Margate has so much to offer young and not so young alike. The award Golden Sands are a huge attraction, as is the vintage Dreamland funfair. The Old Town has a fabulous selection of independent vintage shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Art lovers can visit the Turner Contemporary gallery, and walkers can take the Viking Trail and walk the coastal path to Broadstairs and Ramsgate.