Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Flotsam Cottage is in a perfect location close to the seafront and the long promenade, pebble beach and award winning pier and a
short stroll from shops, restaurants and cafes and pubs
It is a comfortable and convenient base for short breaks and getaways or longer stays all year round.
Deal is a charming and historic seaside town, once an ancient Cinque Port with a long seafaring history as well as having a pretty conservation area of old houses, a lively shopping centre with several High Street names and many interesting and individual shops. It has just been awarded the Sunday Telegraph's best British High Street!
The cottage has 3 pretty bedrooms, a newly-fitted kitchen with a small breakfast area, a cosy sitting room with a dining table and a woodburning stove for colder weather. The large bathroom is also now newly fitted with a separate shower cubicle.
There is a Freeview TV with a DVD player, a collection of DVD's, a CD player and radio, free Wi-Fi and a large selection of books and games for guests of all ages.
Outside is a small courtyard with a table and chairs amongst potted plants and a herb trough for keen cooks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 80 km, Nearest railway: Deal|
|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, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The 3 storey cottage has 3 light and airy bedrooms on 2 floors, all with double aspect windows and all individually decorated. The 2 double rooms have fitted wardrobes, bedside tables with lamps and the single room has hanging space and storage for clothes, a bedside table and a lamp as well as a pull out 'trundle' bed suitable for a child. A cot can be added to this room.
The fitted Shaker style kitchen with a large 'Butler' style sink and real wood work surfaces is well equipped for the cook and has a small breakfast area with stools. The double aspect sitting room is sunny in summer and warm in winter with an oak floor and wood burning stove [first basket of logs provided]. There is a dining table and chairs and comfortable seating as well as a good selection of books and board games and Freeview TV/ DVD player, CD player/radio etc for cosy nights in.
All bedding is smooth pure cotton
A welcome basket of bread, butter and jam with coffee, tea and sugar is provided.
The small courtyard has potted plants and flowers and a small table and chairs.There is also a useful covered and locked side entry for bikes and pushchairs.
There is an information folder provided with details of local area and amenities etc.
|Further details outdoors|
The small courtyard has access from the covered side entrance as well as the stable door in the kitchen, potted plants and flowers and a small table and chairs.
There is parking nearby [payable at meter] and a free loading bay outside the cottage - 1 hour.
There is free parking on the seafront 5 minutes walk away, everywhere after 1700 and on Sundays.
Only 5 adults allowed - there is an extra 'trundle' bed available for a child also a cot.
Mid week breaks and weekend stays welcomed - please contact the owners for details, prices etc.
No smoking in the cottage
The South East England region
Kent is steeped in history and rightly known as the 'Garden of England' with rolling hills, orchards, hop fields and an extensive and varied coastline.
There is something for everyone - the majestic Tudor castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer, the medieval walled city of Canterbury and the narrow lanes and pretty timbered houses of Sandwich as well as lovely rural countryside. The long and varied coast offers the differing resorts of Whitstable, Broadstairs and Folkstone and inland are many pretty country villages with tea rooms. The oldest brewery in England is based at historic Faversham and Tenterden has a picture postcard High Street lined with antique shops. There is also the beautiful and historic garden of Vita Sackville West at Sissinghurst and The Secret Garden in Sandwich designed by Sir Edward Lutyens.
It is also easy to visit France from Dover or via the Eurotunnel and there are 2 major shopping areas - Westwood Cross near Ramsgate and a discoun outlett village near Ashford.
Kent offers a wealth of activities for all year round - there are 3 championship golf courses, walking with wonderful views from the Saxon Shore way along the shore and the cliff tops and of course sailing and fishing anywhere along the coast or on lakes. A short drive takes you to country pubs, tea rooms and antique shops or feel the wind in your hair on any of the cycle paths!
Deal is a charming and unspoilt small seaside town between Dover and Ramsgate - an ancient Cinque port since 1278 and opposite the infamous Goodwin sands. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday or break and has a wealth of things to do and see most within easy walking distance.
It is a friendly and sociable town with some good restaurants and cafes and lively pubs some with live music. It is the perfect place to enjoy good food - there's award winning fish and chips in Middle Street - bracing walks in the sea air, and time with family and friends just wandering round the individual little shops or having a beach BBQ In the summer.
There are several High street names as well as an excellent fishmonger, an organic greengrocers, a wonderfull bakers shop, an Italian patisserie/coffee shop and an end-of-pier cafe with panoramic views of the Goodwin sands. There are several vintage and antique shops as well as quirky accessory shops also an interesting Saturday market and a weekly Farmer's Market.
The small Astor Theatre hosts a variety of events,and the Time Ball Tower which used to give time signals to shipping anchored off Deal and the fascinating Maritime Museum are well worth a visit as is the Tudor castle.
For children there is an open air paddling pool, a pitch and putt course, the interesting pier, a 50's style ice cream parlour and of course, beach-combing and swimming! There is also a small amusement arcade and large Leisure Centre - The Tides - wih a large swimming pool set in a park with tennis courts etc
Deal hosts many artistic and musical events, has an Annual Summer Festival also a Regatta and Carnival Parade in August and there are regular Sunday concerts at the bandstand on Walmer Green.
Deal has an excellent links golf course with others nearby and regular fishing competitions as well as sailing
It is also mostly flat so easy walking for those who have walking problems.
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2 Oct 2014
"Great place to stay"
In the heart of the old town of Deal the cottage is close to shops, pubs, cafes and the beach. It is immaculately furnishde and decorated and has everything you need, and with two double and one sing… More
11 Sep 2014
"Wonderful, cosy cottage near sea and delightful little shops"
Stayed for the fourth time. Lovely cottage, cosy and sympathetically decorated. It's a home from home. The cottage is extremely clean with comfortable beds and very light rooms. It has just had a… More
3 Jul 2014
"high quality cottage in great location"
Flotsam cottage is equipped and decorated to a very high standard. The location is convenient and quiet, with easy access to all the amenities of quirky and charming Deal. We had a troublefree and ver… More
15 May 2014
"Fantastic - home from home - totally recommend"
I can only echo what everyone else has said - a top class cottage just at quiet end of high street, opposite car park. Very convenient for lovely individual shops/restaurants/seafront (all 5 mins max)… More
1 May 2014
"Perfect Place to Stay"
We stayed at Flotsam cottage for 3 nights over Easter. There were four in our party and we all fitted in the cottage comfortably. The cottage was extremely well equipped with towels and linen included… More
25 Apr 2014
"THE DIAMOND STANDARD"
Two years ago we stayed at this house. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to make a return visit this year too! As before, the property was immaculately clean and well maintained.In fact the… More
28 Sep 2013
"Brilliant location and very comfortable"
We really enjoyed our stay at Flotsam Cottage. It's in a very good position for walking along the beach, exploring the interesting shops and having a coffee and cake!We could hear the sea from t… More
13 Sep 2013
"Did not want to leave !!"
We stayed in this fab cottage for 3 nights ...Very last minute booking but the welcome and attention to detail was outstanding....Alan met us at the cottage showed us all around and gave great informa… More
7 Sep 2013
"Delightful character cottage, close to the sea with very welcoming owners."
I recently stayed for the third time at the cottage with my mum. The cottage is a home-from-home, comfortable, light and airy with spacious but cosy bedrooms. It is well maintained and extremely clea… More
4 Aug 2013
We ( my husband, toddler and I) stayed at flotsam cottage last week. It was ideal for us- a beautiful, clean, well positioned cottage. Deal itself was great with lots to keep us busy for a week and lo… More
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