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Twentieth Century B&B

England / Birchington-on-Sea, Kent
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A loving and authentic homage to Art Deco, perfectly set just four minutes' walk from the beach at Minnis Bay.

An original Art Deco building that dates back to the mid-1930s, you're guaranteed a fun and elegant break at Twentieth Century B&B.

Beautifully positioned in Birchington-on-Sea, mere minutes from the beach at Minnis Bay, you'll be very well placed to explore all the delights of Kent. There's just one problem: you'll need to tear yourselves away first!

Friendly owners Kat and Spencer have worked tirelessly to transform the building into an authentic Art Deco paradise, using a combination of their own beloved paraphernalia, carefully sourced period furnishings, and sympathetic renovations. The original Canadian oak flooring has been restored to its former glory, while the 1930's-style windows are based on Kat's childhood Art Deco dolls' house!

The thoughtful detail extends to four rooms, three fabulous double en-suite rooms and one (David Bowie) that has the sole use of the adjoining bathroom, each one named and themed in celebration of the house's eclectic history. Tudor Gates is furnished in artistic Mid Century style, in homage to the former film-writing owner, while Amy Johnson is an aviation-styled 1930's time capsule.

Feeling swish? Then check into the lavish Art Deco suite, complete with a scenic sun terrace, and named after the previous land owners Baron and Lady Carson. Last but not least, the David Bowie room is decorated with funky artwork that celebrates the iconic musician's early career...along with a 1970's space-age bed!

Each room is equipped with high quality bedding, a digital radio and TV, and an assortment of tea and coffee (not forgetting those holiday essentials - a hairdryer, and plenty of fresh milk).

Settle yourselves in for a sound night's sleep - there's so much to do in the local area that you're going to need it.

You're also going to need a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day ahead, of course. And the complimentary range of fresh, cooked-to-order options you'll find at Twentieth Century B&B is sure to whet your appetites, from a traditional full English, to tasty American-style pancakes.  

Every taste is well catered-for, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices available, and Kat and Spencer have ensured that the produce they serve is locally sourced.

With rest and repast so well taken care of, you can get on with immersing yourselves in all the beauty and adventure to be found nearby. Maybe begin with a wander along the Minnis Bay coastal path towards Margate, or head for Quex Park, home to the outrageously ornate Powell-Cotton Museum.

If you're in a more energetic mood, why not hire a bike and whizz through the 32-mile Viking Coastal Trail?

One last tip: don't forget to pack your camera. Because while the amazing natural scenery around Twentieth Century B&B is seriously grammable, it's the unique, much-loved building itself that you'll most likely want to capture forever.

Things to note


A 50% deposit is required on booking.

Tried and tested

"Although I stayed at many nice places in England, you were definitely my favourite. You were so friendly, the room was fabulous and the breakfast was great. I hope to stay with you again one day."

"Wow! What a fantastic property, so much to look at and take in. A credit to the hosts, and the attention to detail is exceptional. Great breakfast and Kat and Spencer are very friendly and informative. Would recommend a stay to anybody"

"Wonderful hosts, had an amazing weekend, couldn't fault a thing, very well cared for while we were here. We will definitely be coming back."

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The basics


Region: Birchington-on-Sea, Kent
Cost (from): £75 per night (David Bowie Room)
Sleeps: 2 per room
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1 per room
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1168

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Facilities

Art Deco style B&B with three double en-suite rooms, the fourth, David Bowie, has the sole use of the adjoining bathroom. Facilities: king size beds (double bed in David Bowie), themed furnishings and accessories, high quality non-allergenic bedding, digital radio, TV, WiFi, hairdryer, range of teas/coffees, fresh milk, water, iron and ironing board on request. En-suite bathroom with shower. Private sun terrace in Baron and Lady Carson suite, balconies in Amy Johnson and Tudor Gates. Breakfast included.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling trails, beaches, market towns, watersports, historic sites, gardens, museums.

At a glance

  • A uniquely authentic Art Deco B&B in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, featuring four history themed rooms.
  • Each room is equipped with high-quality bedding, a TV and radio, fresh milk, and hot drink making facilities.
  • Choose the Baron and Lady Carson suite to enjoy morning coffee on your private sun terrace. Amy Johnson and Tudor Gates also feature a balcony.
  • A complimentary range of locally sourced cooked and cold breakfast items are served every morning. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are provided.
  • The B&B is a short walk from the beaches at Minnis Bay, with plenty to see and do in the local area.
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