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La Plage

Walmer, Kent (Ref. 997979)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, very clean and a lovely stay."

    The only criticism would be the dated decor and the sofa comfort and layout. They are quite dated and uncomfortable, and it’s a bit of a strain to see the telly from one sofa while we sat as a family to watch a film in the evening.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay by the sea. You will be pleased to hear that some decorating has been scheduled to take place over the winter. The house does not have a 'modern' interior but is cosy and decorated with an 'old fashioned' style. The focal point of the sitting room is the fireplace. As can be seen on the photos, the layout of the property makes it difficult to focus the furniture around the television but guests are welcome to swing one of the sofas round to face the television if required. One sofa is quite firm as it is a quality Parker Knowles. We will check on the comfort of the second sofa in a few weeks when we will be having a holiday in the house ourselves. We're sorry you did not find it comfortable. We take all feedback seriously and endeavour to improve on the facilities wherever possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2022

  • "Down stairs could do with a coat of paint to brighten it up a bit, everywhere else was satisfactory."

    Will definitely think of booking it again

    Reviewed by IvorJul 2022

  • "Delightful and spacious, very well equipped."

    Some noise from busy road during the day, as we had to open windows on an exceptionally hot week.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "THE PROPERTY WAS IDEAL FOR DEAL SO CONVENIENT AND VERY CLEAN LOVERY WALKS FROM ..."

    THE PROPERTY WAS IDEAL FOR DEAL SO CONVENIENT AND VERY CLEAN LOVERY WALKS FROM THE FRONT DOOR WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO STAY AT THE BUS STOP OUTSIDE THE FRONT DOOR WAS GREAT TO GO TO CANTERBURY AND TOWN KEVIN AND ANG

    Dear Kevin and Ang, Thank you for taking the trouble to write a lovely review. We're so glad that you had an enjoyable holiday and appreciated the cottage. Just to clarify for future holidaymakers:- the bus stop is not immediately outside the front door (with noisy buses stopping and starting) but across the road and to the left by the green, opposite a general store. It is indeed very easy to get to Canterbury by bus as well as by car with the option "park and ride" from just outside the city. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2022

  • "The house was beautifully clean - and perfectly situated by the beach."

    Fab view from the upstairs front window. Parking for both our cars was easy and free - we always managed to find a space opposite the house. The back garden is secure and dog friendly, if you do not fancy crossing the road and taking advantage of the open grass spaces. Easy walks into Deal and to Walmer castle. Amazing number of cups, mugs. plenty of glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils. The only negative factor is the rather lame shower.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you appreciated the house and the area. We're grateful that you've flagged up an issue with the shower which we will now address. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at La Plage, it was clean & tidy in a lovely location."

    As other reviews have mentioned we spent most of our time at the house sitting in the window of the bedroom watching the world go by. Good to download one of the shipping traffic apps so you can identify any passing ships, visibility permitting! (we only had two clear days). Walmer and Deal are very nice for a wander around but don't expect any sandy beaches which seem to be rare in this part of the world, shingle all the way, tough going! There were a few downsides that took the shine off a little. It could really do with a bigger TV. The yard could use a spruce up, it's rather depressing in it's current state. We weren't fans of the mattresses (but understand everyone is different!) so spent most of the week playing musical beds! The shower holder/bracket/thingy is useless and needs attention. The road at the front is incredibly busy (though very few lorries thankfully), obviously not something the owner can do anything about but just pointing it out.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will follow up on your comments where possible. We're glad you enjoyed your stay overall. Activity in the Channel is certainly a source of interest. On a clear day you can see right across to France. There are sandy beaches at Broadstairs (17km) and Sandwich (8km). You can even hire bikes just along the promenade by the Sea Scouts Hut and cycle to the medieval town of Sandwich on National Cycle Network Route 1, past the golf course and Bird Observatory. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely short break at La Plage on Walmer sea front."

    It was so nice to be able to look out at the sea and the boats. A very relaxing stay with everything we needed close at hand and we enjoyed some nice walks along the beach.

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2022

  • "Beautiful views and excellent location."

    Cosy cottage with everything you need. Dog friendly with secure garden.

    Reviewed by JudeDec 2021

  • "The cottage is deceptively large, comfortable, and well equipped."

    Its position right opposite the beach is wonderful, and the views from the front bedroom are of endless fascination. Parking on surrounding roads was free of charge and we had no problem finding a space. Lots to do and see in the area and we had a most interesting holiday.

    Reviewed by BOct 2021

  • "This property was exactly as it said on the tin."

    Super clean,which is not always the case with properties that allow dogs.The kitchen was small but well equippped. The house was in a brilliant location for us, in walking distance from both Kingsdown and Deal, right on the seafront for dog walks and with good takeaways also in walking distance. Not to mention the people and dog friendly pub a few doors down. We had a lovely time thank you. The quilt on one of the single beds was poor quality and warmth compared to the other so maybe this could be replaced.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "The cottage and location was perfect for bringing our dog."

    Reviewed by JoySep 2021

  • "This cottage is brilliantly located for exploring Kent."

    It is comfortable but generally a bit worn and dated. Whilst decor is clearly subjective and a matter of opinion, some of the furniture was very worn. We found that we had most of what we needed for a two-week stay with a family of four, with one or two things notably absent (for example, having a washing machine was great, but there was no airer, just an outside washing line, and it rained most days, so drying clothing was challenging!). We had some difficulties with the front door lock that necessitated a locksmith being called out, and Sykes, Colin (who looks after the cottage) and the local neighbours couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful, which was much appreciated. Walmer and Deal are gorgeous, there is lots to do in the area and the cottage is brilliantly located for swimming, cycling and walking, and we had a very enjoyable stay. It does feel like the cottage has the potential to be so much more than it is currently.

    Thank you for your fair appraisal of our seaside cottage. During the pandemic we have been unable to travel to travel to the property, however upon arrival in the UK only recently we have found that some of the furniture is indeed in need of review. We, and our management team, are actively addressing these issues and taking into account your suggestions. Some of the furniture has already been replaced. We will be providing a portable clothes airer and for larger quantities of drying during rainy periods the local launderette with its tumble dryers is just a little further along the Strand. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrinJul 2021

  • "Nice location cottage clean but could do with updating."

    Walmer and Deal are nice seaside towns with lots of places to eat and drink in walking distance of cottage

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2021

  • "Cosy, comfy cottage with a lovely private sitting out area at the back."

    Really enjoyed our stay and had a restful time wandering from Walmer to Deal and visiting other Cinque Ports. Walmer Castle and gardens a particular treat.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Loved staying here me and my dog Tom had a nice holiday."

    The house was very homely and the little garden was nice to sit out in .I would come back has I was comfortable it was like being in your own home

    Reviewed by KimMay 2021

  • "My 4th time staying here - very clean, comfortable and homely cottage."

    Reviewed by CorrinaMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position and very clean and lovely outlook from upstairs , but you are in the middle of a building site with works going on both sides."

    With scaffolding front and back. The court yard is full of building debris and so is the front door so you have to be careful, you of your dog doesn’t get hit. So quite impossible to enjoy your morning coffee in the sun . Having to disappear all day to escape the noise. Would love to return when both sides have finished but it’s been a long time and and they tell me quite a few months left . So if some peace and quite and no one looking in your bedroom and bathroom window in the morning is what your looking for don’t book it until it’s all over .

    Thank you for your positive appraisal of the merits of our holiday cottage. We are very sorry indeed that your holiday was so disrupted by building work on the roof of the next door property. We had been informed that the project would have been at an end before your arrival but unfortunately, as can sometimes happen, the job went over time and it was not in our control to do anything about it. The yard had been properly prepared and clean for your arrival so any debris coming down was the responsibility of the roofing firm and to be regretted. Luckily, the job will be finished in the next few days and the scaffolding brought down. Any potential disruption from the property on the other side will also be at an end within a few weeks and that scaffolding will also be removed. We can understand how this must have impacted on the enjoyment of your stay and apologise wholeheartedly. We do hope you may be able to return in the future to enjoy the cottage when all is back to normal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at La Plage cottage."

    The house was extremely clean, cosy and well located in Walmer.

    Reviewed by MaximilienOct 2020

  • "Pleasant location near the beach and local shops had all you needed for a for a short break."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Great location, very clean and comfortable and very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by VincentJul 2020

  • "Nice location and very handy."

    On a bus route. The place is old but very homely. I would revisit.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2020

  • "Second time this year I have booked this cottage - absolutely love it."

    Very clean, very homely, great location.

    Reviewed by CorrinaFeb 2020

  • "We had a good old fashioned holiday with our 6 year old grandson and our dog!"

    Not a computer game in sight. We played games and did puzzles of which there were a number of in the cottage. It was really cosy as the weather was rather wet although when the sun shone it was gorgeous upstairs in the front bedroom where the views out to see were great. It was a real home from home and spotlessly clean and had plenty of space. An ideal base to visit Dover Castle, Walmer Castle and Deal Castle, not mention the Hythe, Rother and Dymchurch Railway - just what a 6 year old loved. Perfect dog walks along the seafront - It was just what we wanted!!!!

    Reviewed by MicheleFeb 2020

  • "Comfortable accommodation with everything that you would need."

    On a bus route with lovely walks along the promenade. Great to be able to sit upstairs overlooking the green and the sea sipping morning coffee or afternoon tea, especially if the weather is not so good.

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, great location, homely and well equipped- we will be back!"

    !

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2019

  • "The accommodation was brilliant."

    Just loved La Plage and after over 50 years of visiting Deal (and surrounding areas) this has been the most comfortable, cosy, clean and well equipped accommodation I have stayed in to date. The view from the bedroom window was wonderful. The weather wasn't brilliant - to be expected at this time of year - but we saw a couple of beautiful sunrises and weather ranged from hot & sunny to gale force winds and rain. My great grandson spent many hours happily scootering along the prom or dodging the waves whatever the weather - sunny and serene or dark and dramatic. The local residents are very friendly and helpful. We walked, or used local buses (to visit places of interest in Walmer, Deal, Dover, Folkestone and Sandwich) and found it easy to get around and - icing on the cake - the restaurant at the end of the pier is open again! Had a lovely holiday and are looking forward to our next stay at La Plage.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2019

  • "Dismal and dark cottage."

    Smells musty, due to old and dusty soft furnishings. A few small containers of milk were rank. No pegs, no laundry basket. I don't think that La Plague has been touched for the last twenty years, the paint work is yellowish. Signs of damp and cracks in plasterwork. This cottage does not deserve a 3 star rating by Sykes, 1 would be more appropriate. Finally, we felt we were being watched, as building at end of yard was owners garage, with glass doors looking in to the yard.

    We are sorry that our holiday cottage did not meet with your expectations. La Plage receives the sun at the front of the property in the morning and at the back of the property including the yard in the afternoon and evening. The property is thoroughly cleaned and checked by a professional company on a regular basis after each booking. At the end of the main season indepth cleaning is undertaken and any paintwork is redone as necessary. The choice of paint colour is a warm cream. The owner lives next door and is always available during your stay should there be any issues which need addressing. We are sorry you did not find a laundry basket or pegs, we will make sure this is evident in the future. There is an annexe to the owner's garage which backs on to the yard and is used for long term storage. Access to this storage area is from the garage side and not the yard. The windows are boarded up and there is no possibility of someone loitering in this space so we are sorry if you got the impression that someone might have been there. The visitors' book and repeat bookings are testament to the fact that many people are very satisfied with what La Plage has to offer and yours are the first comments of this nature that we have received but we will of course follow them up and pass them on to our management company. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "Local agent and owner both friendly, easy to contact and responded to a request quickly."

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2019

  • "Where to start!"

    Comfortable, clean, great central location, owner next door. Very comfortable, cosy cottage, and we were able to take our pet dog. Sunny back courtyard with table and chairs. Deal itself is such a wonderful place, steeped in history. All amenities were close to hand. Shops, pubs, restaurants, cafe, bus stops, taxis, trains, bike hires etc. Deal also boasts its own micro climate. 3 weeks uninterrupted sunshine!

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2019

  • "The view from cottage was amazing and the cottage was comfortable and spacious and felt so at home."

    We have booked to go back in September this year.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with fantastic sea view from upstairs."

    Has everything you need, home from home. Secure garden for the dog too. Owner very pleasant and welcoming. Definately would return.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2019

  • "Fabulous position with stunning sea views from the front bedroom."

    Excellent base for exploring East Kent.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Well positioned for walking the dog and early morning runs as the sea front path was just across the road."

    About a brisk ten minute walk into Deal where there were plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants plus a train station. Good rail and bus links which enabled us to do linear walks and return on public transport with a tired dog. We enjoyed sitting in the sunny back yard, or upstairs in the bay window from where there was a super view out to sea and less traffic noise from the busy road. No problem parking as we always found a space near to the property. Very well equipped kitchen with a useful porch leading off it, ideal for dog basket and bowls. Upstairs was fine for just two of us as the bathroom was accessed through the rear bedroom but would be awkward for two couples. Ample storage space in both bedrooms.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2019

  • "Yes , I would like to say all of my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at la plage, and so well equipped ,ex, from kitchen utensils, to all kitchen/bathroom , facilities and accessories, including essentials ,such as coffees,teas ,sugar etc."

    . and such a lovely comfortable place to stay, enjoyed visiting the local deal/walmer castles , and the local town , just a few minutes away , again with all amenities , would also like to say thank you to Keith Anderson,our host for checking on us making sure we had everything we needed, such a nice friendly guy, very kind and thoughtful!! All the very best Keith! From all the Anderson family!!

    Reviewed by ScottApr 2019

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Downstairs basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room.
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, washing machine
  • TV with freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Courtyard garden with table and chairs
  • Free roadside parking across the road from the property
  • One pet welcome (must remain downstairs)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within a 1-minute walk
  • Note: Access to family bathroom is through the double bedroom

The property

La Plage is a traditional cottage overlooking the sea, in the picturesque village of Walmer on the East Kent Coast which can provide the perfect base for a delightful getaway.

Between the cottage and the sea is a large village green area on which children and dogs can enjoy playing.

A few hundred yards further is the beach where you can dip in the sea or watch boats racing from the sailing club.

Children, pets or elderly people can easily and safely use the pedestrian promenade and cycle track which are well away from the road, and go into Deal town centre or wander the other way to Kingsdown in complete tranquillity.

Young children will also enjoy the paddling pool, 5 minutes' walk away at the other end of the green.

La Plage is well located on a bus route with two nice pubs within 3 minute's walk.

There are several food shops within a 1-minute walk and a wine shop 2 doors away!

The Strand has many other interesting shops as you walk towards Deal, where you will find a wealth of pubs, restaurants, cafes, quirky independent shops, and quaint narrow streets to explore.

Deal recently won the Daily Telegraph's first 'High Street of the Year' award.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into a cosy sitting room, with plenty of comfortable seating for family or friends.

The adjoining dining and recreation room has a large table, with a well appointed galley kitchen leading off it.

A second toilet and wash basin will also be found here.

Outside is a private patio back yard which catches the sun, with table and chairs for summer meals or evening drinks.

Upstairs, the front twin bedroom has a large bay window with table and armchairs where you could have breakfast or evening drinks, enjoying the views of the green, beach and the sea.

At the back is a well presented double bedroom, leading to a walk-in-wardrobe area and a sunny bathroom with bath and shower over.

La Plage is a wonderful property for exploring Kent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

WALMER

Dover 7.5 miles.

Resting within the district of Dover is this wonderful town, Walmer. Although today it is a fairly quiet town, it is steeped with a turbulent history, including the tale of Julius Caesar first landing on Walmer beach and Henry VIII ordering the building of the castle, after fearing invasion. Situated on the coast, Walmer is closely associated with the neighbour town of Deal, sharing a thriving high street and some amenities. Within the town itself, you will find a wealth of pubs, restaurants, shops and a number of attractions to explore. Such attractions include visiting the wonderful Walmer Castle and its spectacular gardens. From here, you can explore the famous White Cliffs of Dover and miles of Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep. Walmer is a quaint village for exploring the wonders of Kent further.

Region Information


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas