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Townhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Just imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves in this beautiful 6-bedroom Victorian townhouse with amazing sea views. The house has been tastefully restored to it's former glory with its eclectic mix of antique and contemporary chic furnishings.
Relax and sunbathe on the balcony which has been described by guests as 'great for sunbathing and watching the world go by'!
Enjoy dining with family and friends in the beautiful victorian dining room, seating for sixteen people.
In winter ( after your bracing walk along the beach] why not 'cosy up' in front of the log fire with that well deserved glass of mulled wine.
Escape and unwind in the main suite and soak up the views of the French coastline from our telescope.
Thirlmere is perfect for families and friends.
Children love playing 'hide and seek' in this vast house.
The snug has a T.V. and toys. It is a great chill out room for children, where they can enjoy their own space!
Thirlmere is located just 15 seconds walk to the beach. The house is perfect for large groups and families.
The area is often referred to as one of Kent's best kept secrets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Littlestone-on-Sea 10 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 123 km, Nearest railway: Folkestone 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|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||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation comprises:-
Ground floor :- Dining room, Kitchen, Toilet, and the Snug - Bedroom1(3ft Single Bed).
1st Floor :- Lounge, Bedroom 2 (King Size Bedroom with shower and sink), Bathroom, and Guest Bedroom 3(double Bed).
2nd Floor:- Main Bedroom 6 (King Size Bedroom with shower and sink), Victorian Bedroom 5 (Double Bed), Shower Room, and Bunk Bedroom 4 ( 2 x 3ft Singles)
There is a good sized safe balcony from the lounge with magnificent views accross the channel.
|Further details outdoors|
Own parking spaces in front of our garages, additional parking in the road at the front of the property, there are no parking restrictions outside Thirlmere.
Patio Garden at the front see photo.
Please Note that rental STARTS AT 4PM onwards on day of arrival.
Guests will need to LEAVE HOUSE AT 10AM on day of departure unless prior arrangements have been made with the owner.
Late departure time up to 8 hours from 10am on day of departure £50 IF AVAILABLE
The South East England region
The coastline enjoys a unique micro-climate which makes it one of the driest and sunniest places in Britain.
The area has a stark beauty of its own, and also has unique wildlife , which is visible at the Nature reserves at Rye Harbour and Dungeness.
The area around Littlestone is steeped in history which includes Dover Castle: Discover its labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built deep in the White Cliffs of Dover.
Kent Battle of Britain Museum: The most important collection of battle of britain artefacts on show in the country.
It has its own unique steam railway the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which runs along the coast. This narrow gauge miniature railway is a great attraction for visitors.
More information on the Service can be obtained from the website:- http://www.rhdr.org.uk/rhdr/home_flash.html
The coast provides the best sandy beaches in the South East of the country, with shallow water allowing safe access for children.
There is so much to see and do in the area.
Attractions include: Hythe to Dungeness railway. Take a trip on the smallest public steam railway in the world, which meanders through the famous Romney Marsh flanked by sheep farms.
Visit the famous Lympne Port Wildlife Safari Park.
Lower Leas Coastal Park Folksetone. the largest free adventure playground in the south east with a zip wire, pirate's ship, cargo nets and lots more to keep youngsters busy and happy.
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum which houses a unique collection of wartime equipment, remains recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorbalia.
There are numerous festivals which are free to the public : Folkestone Multi Cultural Festival,Chari Vari, Hythe Venetian Fete.
Romney Marsh Visitor Centre: This award-winning centre is built of straw bales and has dramatic displays about the Marsh and its heritage.
Littlestone Golf Course is a Championship Links Course laid out on the natural undulating land between the famous Romney Marsh and the English Channel in the South East corner of Kent. The course is presented in superb condition throughout the year and temporary tees and greens are unheard of.
For information about Littlestone golf course go to :- http://www.littlestonegolfclub.org.uk/
The 18 hole Romney Warren Golf Course lies alongside the Championship Littlestone Golf Course and is owned by the members of Littlestone. Three and four balls are always welcome on Romney Warren and it is possible to arrange a day's golf over both courses. Details of Romney Warren can be found at www.romneywarrengolfclub.org.uk.
Both courses are 5 minutes walk from Thirlmere.
On the 16th July 1927, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) a narrow gauge railway was opened, Littlestone lies about 1/2 mile south of the main headquarters of the railway at New Romney . During 1928, the nameboards at the New Romney station were changed to read "Littlestone-on-Sea" in an effort to emphasise the railway's seaside location.
The railway was built by Captain J. E. P. Howey and Count Louis Zborowski to serve the local population and tourist trade, it stretches for nearly 14 miles from Hythe through Dymchurch, St Marys Bay, its base at New Romney, Romney Sands and then to the fishermens cottages and lighthouses at Dungeness. It is still a major tourist attraction and well worth a visit. http://www.rhdr.org.uk/rhdr/home_flash.html
Out to sea, lies a section of the Concrete Mulberry Harbour built during 1944 for the Dunkirk landings in the Second World War. This section became detached from its tug and drifted back to Littlestone. This platform is clearly visible from our photographs.
For a comprehensive view of attractions go to:-
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, set in 600 acres, has something for everyone, whether you're interested in animals, historic houses, elegant gardens or magnificent scenery, you'll have a totally wild day out!www.totallywild.net
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5 Nov 2013
"Excellent house overlooking the sea."
Our group of friends has been renting large properties twice a year for last 25 years and we all agreed that Thirlmere was probably the best house we have ever rented. It was extremely well equipped and very comfortably furnished. If there was a drawback it was having to supply our own bed linen and towels but this minor inconvenience was more than compensated for by the standard and the excellent position of the property- cross the road and you were on the beach. We rented both the house and the flat and the above comments apply to both properties. We would whole heartedly recommend this property to all. Thank you for a wonderful week
15 Aug 2012
We stayed for a week during August and was really pleased with the size and quality of the accommodation. We met the owner, Denis, and he was really helpful and informative. If you need a property that has a lot of comfortable space to relax in, in an area that is quiet but minutes away from the huge sandy beach at Greatstone, then this is the place for you. The sunrises viewed from the lounge or master bedroom were stunning!
1 Mar 2012
"Great house for a family get together"
We stayed just after Christmas. Plenty of living space and the kitchen is extremely well equipped for a large group. Lots of plates, cutlery and pots and pans.
Fabulous seaview although the surrounding area isnt really an English holiday hotspot (sorry Liittlestone) but it was great for us.
The owner was helpful and returned emails and our security deposit promptly.
We had to leave the house clean to get our deposit back and were concerned about the levels required in such a large house and with a 10am checkout time. That was frantic and worrying for us. We have booked for next Christmas and asked for cleaning to be included to save my stress levels.
We had wonderful meals in the large dining room, grandparents visited and we had 12 seated for dinner easily. There are candles, plenty of mats and even 'posh' cutlery.
The owner has taken great care to refurbish the property and the Victorian hall tiles and front steps are lovely.
There was a complaint about one of beds being uncomfortable from our group (top floor middle double) but ours was fine. Am sure it is personal preference.
An extra or larger sofas in the living room would have been handy as people had to sit on the floor or footstools when all 10 were wanting to sit down. There is a 3 seat and 2 seat sofa and an arm chair. We did also take up and armchair from the dining room to use.
The area was quiet, we could park easily out the front of the house, there is a supermarket up the road for groceries. We didnt explore the area as we were there for 3 nights and were there at Christmas. The men did play golf at Littlestone and enjoyed it and can also recommend the breakfast they serve.
I cant think of much else except, we are re-booked and can recommend it. If you are a larger family group and looking for somewhere this summer right on the seafront this is the place for you.
30 Oct 2011
a wonderful well presented house with a fantastic view and every thing you could need . it is very relaxing and peacefull . close to all amenitys and a lovely beach to stroll along .
9 Jun 2011
"A lovely big house on sea front - great for families."
Thirlmere is a really big town house spread over three floors.Lots of beds and equipment for children to stay comfortably.We were three families meeting up with 5 children between us - all under 5 yea… More
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