A lovely Grade II listed terraced fisherman's cottage quietly tucked away in the heart of the conservation area built during the 1790s in the historic Kent town of Deal.
Just a stone's throw from the beach, this cottage has been thoughtfully and lovingly renovated and is perfect for families and friends looking to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday and to explore the coastline and castles that this part of Kent is famous for.
This cottage is full of character and retains many original features including deep sash windows, extensive wood panelling, original bedroom doors and an inglenook fireplace, but the place that will have everyone engrossed is the smuggler's tunnel in the cellar; it is now bricked up, but what stories it could tell!
The modern, fitted kitchen is well-equipped for you to prepare delicious meals that can be enjoyed in the adjoining conservatory, giving an alfresco feel to all meals.
Two sitting rooms give plenty of space and an escape for those who just fancy a quiet evening in with a good book.
Spiral stairs lead up to three attractive bedrooms spread over the two upper floors along with a family bathroom on the first level.
Enjoy a meal in the courtyard garden, a superb sun trap, and settle down for a taste of the sea.
Fresh fish is sold daily along the harbour as the fishing boats bring in their catch, and with the beach just a couple of minutes’ walk away, you are perfectly located to enjoy all of the delights of the town.
The shops, tea rooms and inns are all on the doorstep along with a weekly market and of course, the remains of the stunning Deal Castle which gives a fascinating insight into the history of the area.
Whether it is a quiet beach holiday that you are after or a touring base to discover this magical part of Kent, this cottage is an ideal holiday choice all year round.
Over four floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double, 1 x second floor double (access from one side only), 1 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Sitting room. Lower ground floor sitting room with two single sofa beds. Conservatory with dining area (seats 6 adults and 1 child).
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
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!