Original article from Kent Live
Be warned, this Margate summer staycation is not one for the faint-hearted.
When fed-up Britons picture their getaways this year, Covid restrictions may have them thinking of seaside cottages down in Cornwall, glamping in the Lake District or a weekend hitting the high life in London.
However, for those wanting a more hair-raising experience, this quirky little Airbnb in Margate could be the answer.
The lodgings are named Penny Rope and it's a prison-themed overnight stay for those wanting to feel the repercussions of breaking the law without, well, breaking the law.
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For just £95 a night, guests can bid goodbye to their freedom and bunk up in the Margate underground cell.
There's not much wiggle room, so you'll have to hope you and your cellmate don't have any falling outs on the cards!
It's a frightening prospect but, in reality, a stay at Penny Rope isn't quite like an evening in a prison.
Host Polly won't lock you in from the outside and the two bunks come with 100% Egyptian white cotton linen.
There are also tea and coffee making facilities, a private walled garden, seasonal organic vegetables and a BBQ at your service for the VIP prisoner experience.
Dogs are welcome too and there's WiFi so you can let all your friends and family know what a bad person you've been to end up there.
Penny Rope is a fun option for a staycation being positioned in the heart of Margate, just a five-minute walk from the Turner Contemprorary Museum.
It's a surefire winner for families with brave kids too given it's a 10-minute stroll away from Dreamland.
The cell is open for booking now and has plenty of availability over the coming months.
One cellmate said: "A truly unique and interesting place to stay. It is a very well designed use of space, with creative finishing touches. It will be a trip my friend & I will be talking about for many years to come."
Another prisoner wrote: "I stayed here with my five-year-old in June 2021 and we had a great time. Polly is a wonderful host, and the accommodation is full of her creative touches. Be prepared for a bit of street noise and seagulls squawking. Definitely one for those who like adventures with comfortable amenities."
A stay at Penny Rope can be booked via Host Unusual.