The Relish

Folkestone, Kent
+44 (0)1303 850952
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£98 - £150
per night

A stylish townhouse retreat in leafy Folkestone with excellent rooms, a terrace for breakfast in summer and Eurostar waiting nearby...


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£98 - £150 per night

The Experience

It’s not just the super-comfy interiors that make The Relish such a tempting port of call. There’s a sense of generosity here: a drink on the house each night in the sitting room; tea and cakes on tap all day; free internet throughout. This is a grand 1850s merchant’s house on the posh side of town – lovely old bricks and mortar, softly contemporary interiors. Laura and Rakesh took over recently and have already pulled out the paintbrushes, so wind up the cast-iron staircase to find bedrooms that make you smile. You get Hypnos beds with padded headboards, crisp white linen and pretty throws. There’s a sense of space, a sofa if there’s room, big mirrors and lovely bathrooms. All are great value for money. Downstairs candles flicker on the mantelpieces above an open fire, the high-ceilinged dining room comes with stripped floors and padded benches and in summer you can decamp onto the terrace for breakfast, a communal garden stretching out beyond. You’re one street back from Folkestone’s cliff-top front for big sea views. Steps lead down to smart gardens, the promenade and waterside restaurants.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £98
Singles £88-£140.
1 Single
From £70
9 Doubles
From £98


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends in summer.
Christmas, 23 December - 30 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants nearby.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Laura & Rakesh Sharma

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park - This is a beautiful park adjoining the beach. It has lots of different play areas and activities for children, picnicking and barbeque areas. It's like a lush jungle by the sea side great for walks with lots of hidden paths.
  • Leas Cliff Promenade - It is a Victorian walk along the cliff overlooking the English Channel out to France. Starting from the east, you walk through the Short Step arch, past flower beds and grassy areas to Leas Cliff Hall over looking the coastal park.
  • The famous Leas Cliff Hall, which has numerous concerts and functions, that appears to hang off the cliff, with a large terrace overlooking the coastal park and sea with its own coffee shop.
  • The Harbour Arm - A lovely walk to the end of the pier in summer, along the way little places to eat drink & shop. At the end of the pier is a champagne bar with a lovely view, there's street food, live music, children games and parking great for all ages.
  • Sunny Sands - A beautiful flat sandy beach in Folkestone with calm shallow waters, great for families of all ages. Water activities in the summer. Great place to fly a kite build a sand castle eat fish & chips or enjoy a homemade ice cream.
  • Folkestone Creative Quarter - The Old High Street a steep cobbled street lined with independent shops, galleries, art and crafts, record shops, fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants and artistic ventures which leads down to the harbour.