House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The small seaside town of Deal is a unique and undiscovered gem on the Kentish coast, located between the historic Cinque Ports of Dover and Sandwich, opposite the famous Goodwin Sands. Ideal for both couples and families, wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday, Deal offers plenty to do and see for visitors all year round – from walks along the coastline, cycling or golf, to visiting Deal’s picturesque town centre with its charming specialist shops and the many nearby historic sites, museums and galleries.
Blue Skies makes an excellent and comfortable base for your holiday, where everything is literally on your doorstep, that you don’t even need a car. The seafront and beach are a minute away and the shops, museums, pubs, cafés and restaurants are all close by. But if you wish to travel a little further afield, then the medieval Cathedral town of Canterbury, the sandy beaches of Dicken’s Broadstairs and Northern France, are just a short drive away!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Deal 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 80km 80 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Dating from 1750, the house has a lovely period feel and retains many of its original features - including wooden beams, exposed brickwork and old pine. The accommodation is comfortable and the decor bright and airy.
3 storey house with small courtyard garden
>Ground-floor: kitchen/dining room. Door out to courtyard with table and 4 chairs
>1st-floor: one double bedroom and a large lounge, with bay window, overlooking the Square.
>Cloakroom on the half-landing.
>2nd floor: one double en suite bedroom and a bedroom with a single bed and a small double bed ; shower room/wc
>All bed linen provided but towels not provided.
>Books, DVD’s and games available
>Information book provided with details of local area and amenities
|Further details outdoors|
>Outside courtyard with patio table and four chairs
> Back entrance to locked courtyard and room to store bikes
> Limited parking outside house
>Free car parking along the seafront: 100 yards.
> No charge for parking after 1600 and on Sundays in town car parks
The house comfortably sleeps up to 5 adults and an extra bed can be added in the single room or on a fold-up bed in the lounge.No more that 6 persons should occupy the house without prior permission from the owners.
Mid week breaks and long weekends are available subject to vacancies outside of the main holiday periods.Please contact us for details.
The South East England region
Come and visit this lovely part of the ‘Garden of England’ and the pretty small towns along this part of the Kent coastline. This is an area steeped in history, with its three historic Cinque Port castles in Dover, Deal and Walmer, the awesome White Cliffs of Dover, the fascinating nearby medieval walled Cathedral City of Canterbury and the charming old ‘port’ and village of nearby Sandwich (once as important as London) with its narrow streets and pretty timbered buildings, which you can explore on foot, and where you can take a leisurely river cruise.
This is such an interesting area to visit, with its wealth of things to do and see to suit all the family. Less than a 2 hour's drive or train journey from London, Deal offers relaxation and fun. Enjoy some of Kent’s beautiful rolling countryside, its orchards and unique oast houses; or take a walk, drive or bike ride to discover its many characterful country pubs, restaurants and gardens.
There are also many varied activities available locally for everyone in the family to enjoy - such as walking, cycling, sea-fishing, first-class golf on Deal and Sandwich courses, as well as day trips by ferry or by Eurotunnel to France (just 40 mins through the tunnel away) to stock up on your wine!
Deal is an attractive small town, full of character and is an ideal choice for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday! Everything is within walking distance of our house.
For children, there is the pier and cafe, amusement arcades, ice-cream parlour, the beach and the sea, great, of course, for swimming and for picnics in the warmer weather, as well a kiddies paddling pool (summer only) a pitt and putt ground, Tides swimming pool with wave machines, a maritime museum and an impressive Time Ball museum. The Conservation area is virtually car free and the terrain is completely flat, which is ideal too for anyone with walking difficulties.
Deal is a lively, friendly and sociable place, most certainly due to the abundance of its interesting pubs and restaurants! It's a great place to come to spend time with friends, to enjoy good food and bracing walks in the fresh sea air. There is a good choice of restaurants and cafes, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. some specialising in seafood, of course!
Deal also boast lots of individual food shops, including an excellent fishmonger, a well-stocked organic shop, a health food shop, an authentic Italian bread shop and cafe plus many colourful boutiques selling, clothes, accessories, bric a brac and antiques. There is even an M&S and Sainsburys for those who can't live without them! Deal also has a weekly Saturday market and a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays.
Deal also hosts an Annual Summer Festival and a Maritime Fair in the summer months and there are regular Sunday concerts at the bandstand on nearby Walmer seafront. The charming Astor Theatre re-opens in the Autumn, with varied theatrical and musical performances and there is usually live music in many of the local pubs throughout the year. Deal has it's own excellent links golf course and the nearby Championship Course at Sandwich will be home to the Open Tournament in 2011.
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11 Jan 2014
"Exactly what we were looking for!"
My girlfriend and I and two other couples recently stayed at Blue Skies over New Year's Eve and had a great time.Deal itself is a lovely little town full of character and history, as well as the … More
Thank you Julian for all your very positive comments. We are delighted that you loved both Blue Skies and Deal and that you all had an enjoyable New Year's break. We look forward to welcoming you back again some day! Kind regards Luke and Jackie
9 Nov 2013
Great place for a family break with teenagers. Everything you need - including lots of space.The owners couldn't be more helpful and the house is ideally placed for shops, restaurants and the bea… More
16 Apr 2013
"Great base for a refreshing break"
We enjoyed a very comfortable and relaxing three night stay in Deal, based at Blue Skies. We met the owners who were very welcoming. The sitting room and bedrooms were lovely and the kitchen was wel… More
7 Jan 2013
"Beautiful welcoming well presented and well stocked home"
We had a lovely stay over Christmas in this charming house. The Owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the house itself is warm and welcoming. Highly recommended… More
18 Dec 2012
Spent a wonderful week in Blue Skies...so very convenient and home has every amenity needed for a family holiday. We were grandparents, parents and two boys aged 12 and 7.Used public transportation ea… More
15 Nov 2012
This is the second time we have stayed at Blue Skies. The house is gorgeous with everything you need for a holiday. It's also ideally located being a few minutes from the sea, pier and town centre. We would definitely recommend a stay at Blue Skies.
23 Oct 2012
"Can't Wait to Return"
Blue Skies was WONDERFUL!!! The house was very clean and everything very accessible. It had a very interesting layout and we got a workout going up and down the steps, BUT the bonus is that then you… More
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