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Seashell Cottage

Deal, Kent (Ref. 25119)



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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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  • “The smoke alarms kept beeping loudly during the night.”

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

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

    - Nick, August 2021

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 with a large woodburning stove, 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.


  • 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 with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • 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.

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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. Deal 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. 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 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!

Region Information

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