The Acorn is situated so close to both sea and countryside, affording boundless opportunities for places to explore or simply to watch the world go by.
Beaches at Minnis Bay or Westgate-on-Sea or a little further afield at Margate or Broadstairs. See the Visit Thanet website for plenty of ideas. The sunsets at the beach are highly recommended!
Quex Park, centred around the old Quex House is a few minutes walk away from the Acorn. www.quexpark.co.uk
Turner Contemporary exhibition gallery sits prominently on the seafront at Margate. Named after the famous artist JMW Turner, who loved the painting the local seascapes, the gallery holds exhibitions all year round. www.turnercontemporary.org
Spitfire and Hurricane Museum at Manston, a free-to-enter museum packed with exhibits describing the area's role on the front line during the Second World War. www.spitfiremuseum.org.uk
The area is very popular with golfers, making the Acorn a perfect base from which to enjoy a few rounds. The famous links course at Royal St George's, Sandwich, is a short drive away. Closer by, Westgate and Birchington Golf Club offers a warm welcome to visitors. At Broadstairs is North Foreland Golf Club and at Ramsgate St Augustine's Golf Club. A near neighbour of Royal St George's is Princes Golf Club.
We are lucky to still have a traditional old cinema in Westgate-on-Sea. The Carlton shows all the latest releases with excellent value for money ticket prices. Nearby at Westwood Cross is a Vue multiplex.
Birchington village centre, which is just two minutes walk away from the Acorn, has a range of shops, a post office and bank. There's several places to eat and drink including The Powell Arms, the Smugglers and down by the sea, The Minnis Bay.
A short drive along the coast at Westgate-on-Sea is another village centre and The Swan pub, overlooking West Bay. Just inland from Birchington, The Bell is a popular country pub in St Nicholas at Wade.
Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate all have shops and restaurants while at the out of town centre at Westwood Cross, you will find all the bigger chains.
The Viking Coastal Trail is a 32 mile long leisure route around the whole coast of the island before heading inland through the surrounding villages.
Canterbury is about 30 minutes away by car and can also be reached by local public transport. As well as the ancient cathedral at the heart of the city, Canterbury is excellent for both shopping and dining or simply exploring the medieval streets. www.canterbury.co.uk
Whitstable is well worth visiting for its fishing harbour, the seafront, shops and restaurants. www.canterbury.co.uk
Sandwich was once a bustling medieval port but now it is a lovely town with historical buildings, places to eat and nearby beautiful beaches looking over towards France.www.visitsandwich.co.uk
The Acorn is a perfect base for day trips to France with the Eurotunnel terminal just 45 minutes away by car.