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Flotsam Cottage Cottage

3bedrooms
5sleeps
 min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Further details

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

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.

Location description from owner

The Kent 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

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • House swap

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Access

  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Alan E
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
23 May 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French

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“Brilliant - We loved it”

Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage. The first time being Christmas of 2012. We love the cottage. It is close to everything, always warm and welcoming, decorated beautifully and suits all ages. We also met the couple who owned the cottage and they were also lovely, friendly and welcoming. We can't wait to go back and stay. Feels like home from home.

“Delightful, well situated cottage”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2013

We took my elderly father in law for a couple of days by the sea. The booking was easy and Alan and Kate communicated really well. The location is in the town centre (the end with the antique shops, wine shop, italian coffee shop and bakery) and a couple of streets from the seafront. Easy access to the pubs and restaurants. Ideal for us as we were limited in our walking range. Parking wasn't a problem as long as you're happy to move the car in the morning. The house itself was spotless, comfy and warm. Didn't use the kitchen much so can't comment on the equipment. Quiet in the evening - the local traffic might wake you in the morning as the house is on the street, but this wasn't an issue for us. Really enjoyed our stay - Deal is a lovely unspoilt seaside town to stay in - pier, beach, castles, lovely walks along the seafront and close enough to Canterbury to satisfy your shopping/culture needs!

“Very nice”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2013

Lovely cottage, clean, cozy, bright rooms, nicely decorated, very well equipped and quite spacious. Only the living/dining room is a bit small. The location is also very good, in the old part of Deal, on a big square, many shops within walking distance, near the shore and lots to see in the area. The only problem was parking the car. In the surrounding of the college you need a permit or have to pay for parking. For free parking you have to go far way. Maybe the owner can apply for a permit. The owner ask us to deposit the wast in a public trash bin in the street. A bit strange I think. We had a very pleasant stay in Flotsam Cottage.

“Lovely and Homely”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2013

We stayed at Flotsam Cottage for a family Christmas as we had not been together like this for 6 years. The welcome was great, the cottage was lovely and clean and spacious and has all the mod cons. It was homely, warm and welcoming and we had a fantastic stay. We loved it so much and we are now going back for a second visit in May for my sister's 60th. Can't wait

“A homely,spacious,tastefully decorated cottage, In the most perfect location.”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2012

We stayed in the cottage for a week and had a great holiday! Over the last 20 years of holidaying in the UK, this was one of the best holiday homes we have lived in. The high standard of cleanliness was perfect .Especially for allergy sufferers as ourselves. Yet,at the same time everything was comfortable and homely.Our son loved coming back to the cottage at the end of a long day out. Even during a week of mixed weather, we had no shortage of places to visit and local attractions to go to.Not to mention the shops and eating places on the doorstep,many places are children friendly,which makes a big difference! And at the end of the day a relaxing short walk down by the seafront and a five minute walk back,made our time away special.Would highly recommend!

“Total relaxation”

Reviewed 9 May 2012

The cottage was in a perfect location, very well presented with easy access to parking. If you want to chill out, relax and enjoy the perfect evening with a glass of wine, great food or just sit in front of the fire and dream, this is the house to stay in. The rooms were very comfortable and warm, beds good and the welcome hamper and flowers were a very nice touch on arrival. The kitchen was well equipped and comfortable to cook in We will certainly return and have recommeded the cottage to our friends

“Beautifully furnished house in top Deal location”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2012

This is our sixth time in Deal and we were spoilt by this fab house. We love Deal for its relaxed vibe, gorgeous pier, beautiful old town, fish n chips, market and strolls along the sea front. Its our favourite seaside town in the south east! The house has been recently refurbished and has everything we needed for us and our two young girls. Cosy living room with lovely log fire, which doubles as the dining facility. Great selection of books, Coast magazines (which we enjoyed reading!), DVDs and games. Kitchen - well fitted with all the necessary things including washing up liquid, salt pepper etc! Pretty tiny courtyard (big enough for the Easter bunny to visit!) and a side alley with some beach stuff etc. Bedrooms were nicely furnished, good sized - light and bright with double aspects. Comfy beds and a very restful nights sleep. A very clean house too! A great location - just at the start of the main action of the high street with all its great shops so very easy to pop out for anything. Opposite the fab saturday market and 2 mins from Middle Street Fish and Chips, 1 min from the sea front. All in all we really enjoyed our three days and we plan to come back to this house in before the summer with our friends who couldnt make it. See you again soon hopefully!

“Very comfortable, well furnished cottage, great location”

Reviewed 27 Mar 2012

This cottage is lovingly decorated and furnished and very comfortable with everything you might need for a stay. Right in the heart of north Deal - the particularly quaint and picturesque part with small independent shops, bakers etc. and just a couple of streets off the sea front, and some excellent pubs nearby. 5 minutes walk from the train station. All bedrooms are a good size with very comfortable beds. The downstairs areas are small - and might be quite tight for five adults if you wanted to do a lot of cooking and dining at home, but that's the nature of most of the cottages in this area - and part of its charm. Also with many options for food in the area (great fish and chips on middle st), why would you? We were three adults and a baby and it suited us perfectly. What else...? Spotlessly clean. Nice wood burning stove, and DVD's and books for entertainment. The owners were very efficient and well organised, and provided everything we needed for the baby. Highly recommended.

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