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.