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Twentieth Century B&B

Twentieth Century B&B is in a unique art deco house built in 1935 that has been recently renovated by the current owners. Situated just a 4-minute walk from Minnis Bay, famed for its beautiful sunsets, Twentieth Century is located in a perfect position to explore the Kent coastline, the beautiful surrounding countryside and the nearby historical city of Canterbury.

What makes a stay at Twentieth Century B&B unique?

A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests as you enter this unique award-winning Art Deco house. Offering four rooms that are individually themed in different eras of the twentieth century with an incredible amount of period detail, makes this B&B a very special place to stay and escape.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Twentieth Century B&B?

The four rooms are named after people who have a connection with the house, the land or the local area. 'Baron and Lady Carson' Suite is furnished in original Art Deco furniture, has a separate lounge area, en-suite and private sun terrace. 'Tudor Gates' is furnished in Mid Century furniture with a balcony to the front of the house and en-suite. 'Amy Johnson' is 1930's/40's aviation themed has a balcony overlooking the rear garden and en-suite. The cosy 'David Bowie' room has space age furniture, is 1970's Bowie themed, with artwork and photos of him from this era. This room has sole use of the adjoining bathroom. All rooms have a TV, wifi, drink making facilities.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Birchington-On-Sea area?

Minnis Bay is a blue flag sandy beach, with lifeguards during the summer, poplar for windsurfing and kiteboarding. There are miles of the Viking Coastal Trail for walkers and cyclists. Quex Park and the Powell-Cotton Museum is close by in Birchington and there are so many other unique and exciting places to visit in the surrounding areas including Margate's Turner Contemporary Gallery and Shell Grotto, Ramsgate Tunnels and Harbour, Hornby Visitors Centre, Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum, Manston, Grove Ferry River Trips and historic Canterbury Cathedral. If guests require help planning their visit, then Kat and Spencer are happy to help with suggestions.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Breakfast is served in the Hawkes Breakfast Room and the delicious menu uses as much local, organic and homegrown produce as possible. The breakfast is cooked to order and the menu includes Full English (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options), smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, American Style pancakes with stewed fruits and mashed avocado on toast. There is a choice of cereals, toast with a range of jams and marmalade and fruit juice. The tea and coffee served are organic and fair trade. There are a number of independent places to have meals during the day and evening in Birchington and the surrounding towns and villages. The area has a number of fantastic micro-pubs that are popular.

Top facilities

Free WiFi


Based on 10 reviews
Twentieth Century B&B

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

Twentieth Century B&B

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Thoroughly enjoyed my two night stay. Fascinating and interesting house and equally interesting hosts. Great comfortable room. Excellent breakfast, appreciated local fresh and homemade ingredients. Will defiantly be back.

Twentieth Century B&B

Wonderful hosts, had an amazing weekend, weather was hot, hot, hot. Could not fault a thing, very well cared for while we were here. Will definitely be coming back.

Twentieth Century B&B

What a fabulous place! Had a fantastic stay and delicious breakfast. So unique- much much more than a B&B - it's a design spectacle! We will be back.

Twentieth Century B&B

Thank you for spoiling us, and the lovely stories about the house, the furniture and David Bowie! It's been a pleasure to stay with you.

Twentieth Century B&B

Absolutely loved our stay in the Baron and Lady Carson Suite. Comfy bed, delicious breakfast and in gorgeous Art Deco Surroundings.

Twentieth Century B&B

A lovely comfortable stay. Beautiful house, thoroughly enjoyed the good breakfast.

Twentieth Century B&B

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying in this amazing B&B. We will be back.

Twentieth Century B&B

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this amazing B&B. We will be back.

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Facilities & information


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Air Conditioning


Bicycling, Cycling


Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Open Times: Please see Twentieth Century website calendar for availability.

Room Prices From: £75.00

Room Prices To: £140.00

Single occupancy prices from: £75.00

Single Occupany Prices To: £140.00

Vendor Accreditation: Listed in the 'Art Deco Traveller - A guide to the UK' (2019)

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 4

Arrival information and directions

Address: 102 Minnis Road, Birchington-On-Sea, Kent, Birchington-On-SeaCT7 9NX, United Kingdom

Twentieth Century is a 10-minute walk from Birchington-on-Sea Train station which can be reached by train from London St Pancras, London Victoria, and Ashford International. stations.

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