Thursday, November 03, 2005

A week by the Sea

Tickets for the auction party on the 26th Nov are very nearly sold out. If you are unable to attend, sealed bids and telephone bidding can be accepted. To email for further details, or to register for either method click here

This may look like Corsica but in fact it is beautiful St Margaret's Bay in Kent where we have been offered the very generous promise of the use of a luxury apartment for a week. Elegant St Margaret's Bay has long been the retreat of the rich and famous. Former residents include Noel Coward, Peter Ustinov and Ian Fleming. In fact in Moonraker James Bond stays at The Granville whilst in pursuit of the evil Hugo Drax. The apartments are on the site of the famous former Granville Hotel and take its name.

Set in three acres of beautifully maintained gardens, a gate from which leads down to the sea, The Granville is adjacent to National Trust land, stretching over the famous white cliffs toward the neighbouring village of Kingsdown. The Kent Downs have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are wonderful walks rich in flora and wildlife to be enjoyed.

Close to the apartment are plenty of excellent eating and drinking opportunities and there are golf courses nearby. The sandy beach also has rock pools and is good for shrimping and swimming. The historic city of Canterbury is 12 miles away and day trips to France are very easy with the tunnel only 10 miles away and Ashford 30 miles. On a clear day the clock tower at Calais is easily visible from the apartment's balcony where you can sit and take a leisurely breakfast or, in the evening, sip a glass of something chilled. A dry martini perhaps?

The apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps four. It has a fully fitted kitchen, including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer. There is well lit underground secure parking.

The apartment is a private home rather than a holiday let so the generous donors have asked that there be no animals or children under 12 in the party.

If you need any further information about this fantastic promise please contact us using the link above or in the "links" section to the right.


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