Smuggler's Cottage beach home
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Smuggler's Cottage is a beach retreat in the heart of Deal, with a large, sunny south west facing garden,and off street parking.
The property is close to all amenities being 5 minutes walk from the beach, shops, restaurants, castle and station for trains to London.
Smuggler's Cottage is a home from home with period charm ; original fireplaces and stripped floor boards are features and there are 4 bay windows The staircase is stunning and not steep making it easy for children and older people.
The property is on 2 floors. On the ground floor is the kitchen /dining room with granite worktops .It has a Rangemaster cooker, American fridge freezer, mircowave,dishwasher, kettle, toaster ,coffee maker, antique dresser and table seating for 8. This room leads to the utility room with extra fridge ,washing machine and toilet.
There are double doors through to the sitting room with flatscreen smart TV, Sky TV , super fast fibre optic broad band and comfortable leather seating . This room has a french window onto the large sunny garden all on one level and there is an open fireplace for you to enjoy.
The garden is fully equipped with swing seat , dining table, chairs and BBQ.You can also enter the garden from the front of the house through a garden gate making it ideal for when you return from the beach . There is off street parking.
There is a large family bedroom on this floor with a double and single bed and space for another bed if needed
Upstairs are two bathrooms, one with cast iron bath and fireplace making a magical bathing experience. The other bathroom is a fully pannelled. shower room with jet shower There is a double bedroom as well as the large master bedroom with king size bed two easy chairs and table, The beds have mattress toppers to give you a comfortable sleep and the linen and towels are from John Lewis and Sanderson
Smuggler's Cottage has been fully renovated to give you all modern conveniences and the house is well equipped with books DVDs and games and all you will need for your holiday including the all important BBQ and outdoor living area.
Deal was once the haunt of smugglers giving the house its name and is vibrant and unspoilt with many beautiful buildings and a large seafront with pebble beach. You can see France on a clear day and get a ferry from Dover 10 miles away There is a range of independent shops and a market as well as 2 supermarkets. Kent called the garden of England and the quality of produce is amazing You will enjoy the excellent food.
You can walk and cycle along the beach and there are many beachside eateries. Golf is a 15 minutes drive and there is a large swimming pool and tennis courts 5 minutes walk from the house as well as a summer paddling pool for children. The beach is pebbles but there are great sandy beaches in nearby Broadstairs the home of Charles Dickens. Canterbury with its cathedral and Whitstable are close by, as well as Sissinghurst garden and many other castles and stately homes including Deal and Walmer castles which you can walk to. The bandstand has concerts on a summer Sundays and there is live music in many pubs and bars We give you details of our favourites after booking. .
This is the place to stay and enjoy delightful Deal in spacious, well equipped Smuggler's Cottage or use it as a base and explore the surrounding area, You can visit France , take a day trip to London and will have a great time whatever you do.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Deal 300 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: kent 20 km, Nearest railway: Deal 100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The South East England region
Kent is the garden of England and is a very pretty county. It has many areas of great beauty and a long coastline
You are 90 minutes by train form London, so ideal for a day trip.
East kent is a coastal area with many beaches and ports The ancient city of Canterbury is close which is well worth a visit .
There are many homes nearby owned by famous people such as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling to mention a few and the Duke of Wellington died Walmer Castle a few miles away.
There are many places of interest nearby including Dover Castle and many stately homes such as Knowle and gardens such as Sissinghurst run by English Heritage and the National Trust.
Deal is one of the Cinque Ports. It has a castle built by Henry 8th to protect England from invasion, and there is another castle in nearby Walmer. Deal dates back to Medieval times but is mostly a Georgian town when it was reknowned for smuggling and had many links with the navy . At one stage just about everyone was involved in smuggling and the streets where all this activity went on are preserved in the Conseravtion area . These winding streets have immense charm as does the long seafront with ts mutilcoloured houses.
There are many local shops cafes and restaurants as well as fish and chips. You can walk or cycle along the promenade and go to the end of the pier. There is a large swimming pool with wave machine and slide , playground, tennis courts indoor and outdoor and open air paddling pool all a few minutes walk.
Deal is the place for an old fashioned English seaside holiday without too many crowds.
You can visit nearby beaches and go to see the white cliffs of Dover
Ian Fleming who created James Bond once lived here and Bond got his 007 number off the Deal to London bus!!
Goldfinger is set in the nearby golf course in Sandwich.
The weather is sunny and Deal has a mirco climate . I you have a sheltered sunny garden like ours you will enjoy the sun,
The food quality is excellent, as there are many small shops and farm shops as well a market.
Food and drink is a important part of a holiday and here you will not be disappointed wether it is fish and chips, fresh pies or haute cuisine
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