House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A charming Georgian house set over three floors and dating back to 1792. Church House offers comfortable and stylish accommodation that has real period charm and character. The house has been featured in the magazine 25 Beautiful Homes. Church House makes a wonderful base for holidays or short breaks at anytime of the year. Have an exhilarating winter walk on the beach and come home to a log fire or enjoy outdoors dining in the pretty walled garden during the warmer weather.
The larger of the two drawing rooms has an open fire with french doors to the walled garden and has sofa seating for ten guests. The formal dining room seats ten. The kitchen breakfast room is well equipped for the cook and has a range cooker with eight burners and double oven, cream shaker units with granite worksurfaces and underfloor heating.
The master bedroom includes spacious en suite accommodation that includes a shower and extra large jacuzzi that you really can laze about in. Four bedrooms enjoy king size beds with all bed linen in finest Egyptian cotton. The fifth bedroom has two single beds. There is a shower room with hand basin and bidet on the top floor and a main bathroom with a claw feet roll-top bath and separate shower on the first floor.
Church House is situated in the historic Walmer and is within a short stroll of Walmer Castle and the beach. Walmer and Deal are unspoilt seaside towns with attractive promenades, interesting streets and lots to discover. Church House is ideally located for walks and cycles into historic Deal and Sandwich and for the golf at Royal St George's. Canterbury can be reached by car or rail from Walmer Station within 30 minutes. It is close to the ferry port of Dover and makes an ideal base for short trips to France. Close to the house are a range of shops including wonderful independent butchers and bakery. A pharmacy, post office. small supermarket and newagents are also a minute away.
Kent is the garden of England and while you stay at Church House you will be able to enjoy the best that Kent has to offer. Whitstable, Broadstairs and Hythe are all short journeys from the house. For those seeking to leave the car behind, it is perfectly possible to have a wonderful holiday from Church House by using the regular trains and buses, by bike or by walking! We have bought Church House so that we can enjoy more sustainable family holidays, you may wish to do the same and you are most welcome to use the bikes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Walmer 300 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London 75 km, Nearest railway: Walmer 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Welcome hamper including 2 bottles of wine, fresh flowers, fruit juice, coffee and tea will be there for you on arrival.
Logs/coal available on arrival for winter guests.
Hair dryers in all king size rooms.
Bath sheets, bath towels and bath mats provided for each guest.
Bath and shower creams also provided.
Sky TV in drawing room and a further free view TV in the bedroom with two single beds.
Play Station. Selection of board games and a wide variety of books.
Four adult size bikes available.
Telephone for incoming calls
|Further details outdoors|
Church House has a lovely walled garden with two lawns, well stocked plant borders, two ancient yew trees and a patio for al fresco dining directly outside the kitchen door. Garden furniture will be provided from Easter onwards.
Smaller parties can also enjoy the space, style and comfort of Church House.
Short breaks are available outside of peak periods.
The South East England region
Kent enjoys a relaively mild climate compared to the rest of the U.K. The climate is good enough to produce world class wines and you can visit some of the local vineyards during your stay at Church House. For beer lovers, the wonderful ales from the Shepherd Neame brewery based in nearby Faversham (and available in many pubs in Walmer and Deal) should not be missed!
Kent has a wealth of history from the medieval period best exemplified in nearby Canterbury to the more modern with the heroic feats of the World War II pilots over the English Channel.
There are many local attractions to suit all ages and interests. In fact there are far too many to list here! The English Heritage properties of Walmer and Deal Castles are both close by. The Deal Festival is heaven for all culture vultures http://www.dealfestival.co.uk/
For those who love mooching around interesting shops, Deal will prove a real delight. Deal is full of gorgeous independent shops selling lovely things that you'll want to take home. For foodies Deal is the real deal! It has marvellous restaurants such as 81 Beach Street, Dunkerlys and the Black Douglas. There are also fantastic fishmongers, an organic greengrocers and a gorgeous deli. A meal at the Allotment in Dover is also a treat not to be missed - excellent.
Dover Castle is a short journey from the house either by car, bus or train and is one of the finest castles in England. Nearby cliff top walks and the dramatic St Margarets Bay are absolute must dos.
Other easy trips include Winchelsea and Rye, Romney with its wonderful little railway across Romney Marsh, Camber Sands, historic Broadstairs and the North Downs Way footpath.
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3 Oct 2013
"My 60th birthday family celebration weekend"
I wanted to go visit Walmer/Deal where I grew up and where my children spent many happy hours visiting. Church house facilitated us meeting all my expectations. Cycling between castles on v.safe prom… More
13 Apr 2013
"This house felt like home"
Church house is a very nicely decorated house. There is plenty of kitchen stuff available and the welcome basket is really very nice.The kitchen is very good. Large enough, enough place to cook and a … More
8 Apr 2013
"A comfortable older house full of modern conveniences!"
We had a very pleasant week here over the coldest Easter in memory; although the weather restricted our ability to appreciate the garden or use the bikes and made it unpleasant even to walk the 15 min… More
8 Apr 2013
"Excellent for larger party"
My wife hired this house for us and a group of friends- the house was wonderful - from the moment we got there -a superb welcome pack -2 bottles of wine,biscuits,fruit juice,green and blacks chocolate… More
5 Feb 2013
"Amazing Christmas Holiday"
Stayed at Church house a week and celebrated christmas with my family! The house is more fabulous in real life than the pictures online (and we fell in love with them..) Everything was spot on with fr… More
3 Dec 2012
"65th Birthday celebration"
Church House is a traditional cottage we stayed in for three nights at the end of November joined by our friends to celebrate my partners 65th birthday. The house could not have been more warm and fri… More
23 Oct 2012
"Für eine große Famile ist Churchhouse das perfekte Ferienhaus."
Eigentlich haben Kateb129, NikkifEssex, Trish A und Beverley T schon alles genau so beschrieben, wie wir es vorgefunden hatten!Churchhouse ist das perfekte Haus, um mit einer großen Familie den Urlau… More
23 Apr 2012
"A wonderful house to spend a special occassion...."
Very special thanks to Janice for making my Birthday so perfect. From the first point of contact, booking and all the useful information regarding the house. From the moment I opened the front door t… More
15 Apr 2012
"Church House - What a Gem!!"
Have just got back from a wonderful stay at Church House, Walmer. Although the pictures on their website are lovely, they do not do the house and location justice. The house is very welcoming and upon arrival we found a very generous hamper (in fact the best we've ever had and much appreciated), every room was spotlessly clean and warm. The age group of our party ranged from 11 years to 80 years, all with very different needs - the Sky TV channels, games and garden were enjoyed by the children, where as the sitting room filled with books and magazines was used as a retreat for Grandad!! We are a large group (9 in total) and have stayed in many houses over the last few years, but this was the first house that actually sat us all at one table for dinner, had large enough pots and pans and other kitchen items on hand. Also the main sitting room had enough seating for us all to relax in together. Janice made staying at Church House effortless - she was so helpful from start to finish. The location of Church House was fantastic and better than expected - local supermarket, post office, great butchers and Jane's Bakery can be recommended. The bus and trains are very close by too, so you can leave the car behind. All the family members loved this house and we would love to stay here again in the future.
10 Jan 2012
"What a wonderful way to welcome in 2012!"
Five couples, one baby and two dogs spending a week together at Church House from 29/12/11- 5/01/12. In theory, good fun. In reality, absolutely fabulous! Church House was the perfect venue for us. Lo… More
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