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Seashell Cottage

(Ref. 25119)

Deal, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • cottage (35)
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  • location (17)
  • comfortable (16)
  • deal (15)
  • beach (13)

49 Customer Reviews

  • "The info from the owner prior to arrival was amazing."

    Location - almost on the beach was brilliant - late at night you could actually hear the waves crashing into the beach. Parking - no issue. Cottage - lovely just as described right down to the challenging stairs . The only problem with the cottage was the bathroom which really let the place down - dirty /old grouting behind the sink - poor anti slip bath mat - shower over bath not very effective turned hot/cold without warning if someone ran another tap - shower over bath so awkward for getting in/out especially as no additional hand rails to stop you slipping - tiling /grouting around base of toilet a bit ugh . Basically the bathroom really let the cottage down as everywhere else in the cottage was lovely and so comfortable.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this charming clean and comfortable cottage."

    We had everything we needed. It was lovely to be lulled to sleep by the rolling of the waves which we could also hear from the little sheltered courtyard. Plenty of good places to eat and drink all within walking distance. It was nice not to have to go to a supermarket thanks to good quality reasonably priced local shops. Seashell Cottage was the perfect base for a relaxed stay.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Deal to see family."

    Seashell cottage is in a great location and had everything we needed. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottages so close to the sea!"

    I really enjoyed the 3 nights at Seashell Cottage. The house is well and originally furnished with everything you need. The friendly owner is easily accessible and was very supportive with all concerns. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Marika5.0Feb 2023

  • "Location is great, instructions/listing are accurate and helpful in gaining access to and making use of the facilities in the Property however we felt the need to wash glasses/cutlery etc before using them as some did not come out of the cupboard very clean."

    Some kitchen cupboards and drawers would benefit from a spring clean as they weren't in the freshest condition either so we decided to keep cutlery, plates etc on the side during our stay after we had washed it which was not ideal. I notice other reviews did not have similar issues so this may have been a case of a former guest not treating the place with the care it deserves or the short notice of our booking but it reflects our experience. We did not contact the owner in relation to these things as our stay was only short, over the new year break and we were just as capable of remedying or working around them as they would have been. In terms of comfort the dining table is relatively small for a larger group (with only 4 chairs) and there were some marks on the sofas but beds are a good size and seemed clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ben3.4Dec 2022

  • "Was such a lovely and welcoming place and and was lovely and cosy and warm"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "We found the property exceptionally clean and well-equipped."

    The location is perfect and close to all amenities. We enjoyed the week spent at Seashell Cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable, and so close to the beach!"

    In the best part of Deal too! The deck chairs were greatly appreciated. Hope to return before too long.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful little cottage, no better location to be had."

    Deal did not disappoint, and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely quirky, comfortable, well-equipped cottage right by the sea and within easy walking distance of Deal centre."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had instructions to place purple rubbish bag outside cottage on Thursday evening but not collected til 9."

    15. At 5am bag had been torn apart by seagulls. No food was in there but contents were strewn down the road and I had to rebag. Perhaps instructions could be to put bag out by 8am.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely house with a lot of character."

    Very close to the beach, you can hear the sea when your in bed:). Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Sue was very helpful and considerate."

    As was the owner. Superb position so close to beach. Furniture a little tired. Kitchen well equipped. I liked the fact its quirky. I hadn’t realised just how unsuitable it was for my husband. I would visit again.

    Reviewed by Marcia3.8Jun 2022

  • "My sisters and I loved everything about Seashell Cottage."

    We definitely will be back. Thank you for our wonderful stay.

    Thank you. That's heartwarming. regards, Mark W. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honor5.0May 2022

  • "A very warm and cosey cottage in a very cold week."

    Everything was provided for and we felt welcomed. Judith

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "Quirky cottage in a quirky town."

    The cottage was just lovely. We managed to park close by and didn't drive again untill we left. The rail station was a ten minute walk. Many restaurants,pubs and takeaways all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Seashell cottage in lovely Deal."

    The cottage is in the conservation area of the town, so surrounded by quaint, old cottages & historic pubs. Loved the cottage interior, with its twin staircases, inner courtyard & quirky details. We thought Deal the 'creme de la creme' of the Isle of Thanet.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2021

  • "The smoke alarms kept beeping loudly during the night."

    It sounded like a regular test as each beeped in order.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2021

  • "Everything was spot on and whenever we had the odd question, the owner was really helpful"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a little gem of a cottage."

    Seashell cottage is in the perfect location, fairly quiet area and a short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants. The fantastic, beautifully clean seafront is two minutes from the front door. I loved strolling over with my morning coffee watching the sunrise. As advised the stairs are steep but a small price to pay for such comfortable accommodation in my opinion, seriously the best sofas and armchairs we’ve experienced in holiday lets. We will definitely be returning to Deal and this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time!"

    In a quiet area but just across road to beach! Not far into town, about 5-10 minutes walk where there are a lot of independent shops and cafes! The pier isn't far to walk to either with a restaurant at the end! There are buses to Dover and Canterbury, and the train station is about 15 minute walk with trains to Folkestone, Dover and Ramsgate where you can change for other trains to places like Margate!! You are also in quick reach of London for a change of scenery!! The house is also lovely and cosy, plenty of settees and the shower is really good!! We had some lovely quiet days just looking round Deal as a lot to see!!! Will be going back to the area again!!!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2021

  • "Seashell cottage, is a little gem situated 2 minutes from the beach."

    There is free car parking if you drive past North Street. We are a very diverse family ageing from 87 down to 5. All had a lovely time. This was our second visit. The local shops are fabulous and we ate several meals out which were all very good. The cottage is very well equipped and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage a few yards from the seafront."

    Quirky and comfortable. Easy to walk to the shops, pier etc. Free parking a little distance away, but not far. We really enjoyed our short break here.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Apr 2021

  • "2nd time we’ve visited Seashell cottage and we love it."

    Out of the front door and on the beach within 1min and also straight into the historical streets of Deal too. Cottage has all the facilities needed and two stairs; owner very helpful also.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a perfect location."

    The beds were so comfy. Would not recommend for young children due to steep stairs and downstairs bathroom but fine with older kids. Kitchen had everything we needed. The location is fantastic with the beach so close and a short walk to the town centre. We found free parking nearby. It was nice not to use the car for a long weekend as enough to do in walking distance. Great communication from the owner with good recommendations for local cafes. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Seashell cottage however parking was an issue."

    There is free parking on the seafront when you turn left at the bottom of North st BUT you just have to get lucky as it’s always full... I hate to think what it’s like in the summer! Also, there are 2 staircases in seashell cottage.. one should be avoided by small children or people a little unsteady on their feet as they’re just glossed wood and very slippery.. both very steep and twisty as you’d expect in a old cottage but I told my children to avoid the glossed wood staircase because I didn’t want any accidents. Also cleaning needs to be stepped up, I found some dodgy looking stains on a mattress protector and lots of cobwebs in the property not to mention dirty plates and an oven that I needed to clean before using. Seashell cottage is set in a great location and there’s lots to see in Deal, the cottage is well equipped too. I would return here but definitely not in the summer as I don’t think we’d get parking.

    Reviewed by Rosamunde3.1Oct 2020

  • "Very nice cottage, just 30 yards to the beach."

    Good facilities, comfortable beds, excellent Wi-Fi and TV. Well recommended. The steep stairs are mentioned in the description, but I think it needs to be added in particular that the bottom of the stairs are on a turn with narrow steps. We were fine with them but I'm sure some might find them difficult. Parking also could be an issue at busy times, we were ok and were able to park in the square at the bottom of the road every time.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the location and proximity to the seafront as well as High Street & shops."

    Deal is a very pretty town with artisan shops and galleries. There are plenty of places to eat and interesting pubs. We hired bikes and cycled along the seafront to the cliffs of Dover.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous cosy little cottage that kept us and our glfuve year old comfortable and amused during our three night stay."

    It's a very quaint and charming cottage centrally located a stone's throw away from the seafront and a short walk to the town's high street. The only negatives were that there are two sets of steep stairs going to the rooms and the bathroom is located downstairs. Aside from this, this quaint cottage was perfect in every way. Thank you Mark for making our stay so homely and comfortable

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2020

  • "A wonderful home from home."

    Everything you would need for a short or long stay. Very clean and comfortable. A quirky and interesting cottage with all amenities within easy walking distance. We only stayed for 4 nights but could have been there a lot longer.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great holiday accommodation in lovely part of Deal."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Sep 2019

  • "The accomodation was well eqquiped, cosy and comfortable."

    The location was excellent. The caretaker's responses to a couple of queries were courteous and above prompt. It would be good to fix the fridge hinges and the squeeky bedroom doors. Also it would be good to describe clearly that the third bedroom is in fact a bed on a landing area which must be accessed to reach the other bedrooms and to install a black out or dark blind above the bed in that landing.

    Reviewed by Yannis4.4Aug 2019

  • "Perfect location, so cosy & comfortable and had absolutely everything we needed."

    Will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a nice cottage for a small family the beach is very close by."

    Reviewed by Shaun4.1May 2019

  • "Unfortunately there was no hot water on our arrival but the owner kept us fully informed of the situation and offered us compensation as well as fulsome apologies."

    The hot water was back on the following day. Cottage suited us very well and the memory foam mattress very comfortable - very much want to get one now!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    We spent a great week there over Christmas and the tree and decorations were much appreciated. Easy walking distance to the town centre and some lovely pubs and restaurants. Sunday lunch at the Bohemian was a highlight. The beds were really comfortable and the log burner made the evenings really cosy. We didn’t have any trouble finding a parking space nearby. It’s maybe worth noting that the fridge is quite small. Probably not normally an issue unless you get carried away with a large Xmas sainsbury delivery. There is a garden/pet shop just round the corner where you can buy top up logs and kindling and a handy corner shop within 5 mins walk.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Dec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time at Seashell Cottage, location was superb, the cottage had everything we needed."

    One tiny observation was that a coffee table would have been nice to pop our nibbles on in the eve!! Would definitely recommend and would very much like to return. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage is wonderful and so near the sea that you can smell it!"

    We had a great holiday a big part of that was the location of the cottage in the old part of town and across the road from the sea, as well as the quaintness of the cottage. Yes the ceilings are low, stairs tight, but all as expected. No parking outside but hey, loads of free paring to the north of the street, never was an issue. Deal is lovely, loads to see, loads of pubs and restaurants. Perfectly sited to explore Kent. We went to Ramsgate, Margate, Canterbury, Dover, plus lots of smaller villages. Caught the last gasp of summer, could not have been better.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderfull holiday in this lovely little cottage."

    Great place to discover kent. We enjoyed it very much.

    Reviewed by Martina4.7Jun 2018

  • "A simply wonderful place, literally seconds from the beach."

    Had all I needed for the week. Comfortable, well-equipped, light and airy, access to courtyard (not that need it with beach so close!). Excellent cottage. Deal is a friendly place and easily struck up conversations with people.. Peaceful but with just enough going on to keep interest for the week.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0May 2018

  • "This is my second holiday booked through Sykes and again, the accuracy of advert and ease of holiday booking were outstanding."

    Contact from the home owner with regards to key collection was swift and easy. We will be booking again. It was a wrench to leave.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.8Feb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great town."

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2017

  • "Yes - great location by the sea."

    Lovely cottage. Nice town, Rob

    Reviewed by Robert4.8Jul 2017

  • "Charming, characterful cottage; beautiful town with really interesting shops and excellent restaurants a stone's throw from the beach."

    Reviewed by Zillah5.0Jun 2017

  • "A lovely little place with comfy beds , plenty of pots & pans, plates & cups 10 mins away from train station."

    5 mins from shops. & about 1min from the sea. Very clean & peaceful cottage & would love to return 1day

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2016

  • "Enjoyed our weekend in this lovely friendly town."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2016

  • "What a great holiday."

    Seashell Cottage was everything we had hoped for. We were a party of 2 adults and 3 grown up kids (17, 21 & 21) and so we expected to be a little tight for space but we were so happy to find that the bedrooms were great and even the smaller one was ample. The cottage was so quaint, lovely and characterful and the kitchen facilities were great (even had a utility area adjacent to the courtyard). This is a fantastic location to make the most of the beach whilst having easy access to everything Deal has to offer and we are hoping to make this our holiday destination again soon.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2016

  • "Had a great week at the cottage."

    Location was excellent and really enjoyed being so near to the sea, and to Deal town center.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed leading to 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: Two steep staircases each leading to the bedrooms, therefore property is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Low doorway between the single and super king-size double bedrooms.

The property

A charming, quirky terraced fisherman's cottage situated in the Deal Conservation Area, only 30 yards from the beach and within a few minutes' walk to the centre of Deal.

Comfortably furnished, this Deal cottage dates back to 1801 and offers an ideal base for families and friends wishing to explore this part of the Kent coastline.

The well-equipped kitchen at this Deal cottage looks onto a dining area and sitting area, offering a welcoming place to relax whatever the time of year.

Each side of the inglenook fireplace in this Deal cottage are staircases which lead up to the bedrooms, and to add to its quirky character, all three rooms are interlinked by doors, and you can hear the sea from two of the bedrooms, meaning you can drift off to sleep to the sounds of the sea lapping on the shoreline.

On long summer evenings, step into the courtyard garden at this Kent cottage where you can enjoy a glass or two, or maybe a spot of alfresco dining.

You can be paddling in the sea or fishing from the beach in just a minute's walk, or treading along the famous Middle Street with its well-worn cobbles under which are the tunnels used by smugglers to bring in the 'booty'; right under the eyes and feet of the Custom Men.

Deal is now more famous for its bistro and bars, quaint shops and shoreline, museums and markets, and of course no visitor should leave the town without visiting one of the castles.

All of this and more are on the doorstep of this lovely Deal cottage.

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About the location


Dover 8.5 miles; Canterbury 19.3 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 Conservation 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!

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