This cosy and quaint semi-detached cottage sits in the heart of historic Deal with beaches, pubs and shops all only a stone’s throw from its door.
The owners’ have taken time and great care to furnish and style Little Seashell Cottage into a holiday home where romance and comfort cross beautifully in all rooms.
The open plan living area is surprisingly spacious and light floods in from the courtyard through a cleverly positioned floor to ceiling window, and the bi-folding doors leading from the well-equipped and modern kitchen open directly onto the decked area where a bistro table and chairs offer guests the chance to dine alfresco when the weather allows, or can be brought in for those who wish to dine inside.
Up the steep stairs is a beautiful double bedroom with decor especially chosen for its seascape theme, a perfect place for snuggling down with someone special in your life.
This pretty cottage is a wonderful romantic retreat for two, ideal for quiet cosy evenings relaxing after a day on the beach or exploring the many interesting places that are dotted along this part of the Kent coast.
Sandwich, a medieval cinque port town is just a few miles away and is well worth a visit; you may wish to take a stroll beside the river before stopping for a Kent cream tea.
Between Dover and Deal there are three castles open to the public with the Port of Dover also being the gateway to continental Europe, so bring your passport and you can also enjoy a day in France while staying here.
This pretty cottage is an excellent base by the sea.
About the location
Dover 8.5 miles; Canterbury 24 miles.
Deal is an historic, Georgian coastal town boasting two castles, both open to the public, two small museums, and two markets held weekly. The town offers restaurants with cuisine ranging from the traditional, to exotic delicacies from the Orient, but, if fish is your desire then why not catch your own by enjoying a spot of fishing from the beach or pier? Deal Castle is an ideal place for children to explore, rugged and exciting with audio guides to help you get the best information, whilst taking in this impressive castle built in the time of Henry VIII. Walmer Castle, which became the home of The Duke of Wellington, and was the late Queen Mother's favourite, is just along the coast with gardens and tea rooms open from April until October, and their scones are highly recommended! Deal was the most important Naval base in Britain during the Age of Sail and although long gone, its maritime heritage is still inherent in its Conversation Area architecture and house names. Deal became a smuggler's paradise during the 1700s, and heritage street maps show where rum and brandy were rolled by casket avoiding the Excise men. Why not take the cycle path from Deal to Kingsdown, a pretty Kent village with views across to France? Here you can rest and recuperate in one of the three pubs all serving excellent food. If golf is your game then there are 12 courses within a 30 minute journey, but Royal Cinque Ports, Royal St. Georges and Kingsdown are within an easy distance. For sheer imposing magnificence nearby Dover Castle is an absolute must visit on any visitor's list. Spectacularly situated above the White Cliffs of Dover, this magnificent castle has guarded our shores from invasion for 20 centuries. Deal won the Daily Telegraph's ‘High Street of the Year’ award in January, and was voted as the number 1 coastal town in Britain by them in November, 2014. Also named as one of the ‘top 30 weekend retreats’ in March 2014 by The Times, Deal is the perfect location for families and friends looking to pursue outdoor activities or laze on the beach enjoying the sea air. Stroll along the cobbled streets, sit and relax outside a bistro or tea room with a coffee, or just gaze out to sea; Deal has something for everyone!
This property was previously called Seashell Cottage.