Holiday Cottage in Kingsdown, Nr Deal, Kent
from £367 pwSleeps 4+1
We are delighted to present this very special and unique beachside cottage, beautifully restored - very "seaside chic"! Capturing the Bohemian charm of an original Victorian fisherman's Cottage; whitewash wood floorboards, an eclectic mix of antique furnishings against modern contemporary splashes of colour and not forgetting the wonderfully picturesque picket fence. A real haven to enjoy an unforgettable stay! Rumbosun Cottage is nestled among a cluster of cottages on a private road leading to the divine pebble bay of Kingsdown. Imagine taking an evening stroll hand in hand with a loved one, perhaps create a magical memory with a Kodak moment in front of the many candy coloured beach huts that are dotted along the seafront. Enjoy a family gathering in your private sun-drenched garden, taking in the scent of wild flowers and the fresh seaside air. For those looking to escape the kitchen or indeed the BBQ, why not try either one of the two pubs at either end of the street. Many visitors delight in a glass of wine and the catch of the day whilst watching the sunset from the terrace at The Zetland Arms. The cottage is ideal for complete rest and relaxation, or indeed fun and activities, the best of both worlds! If you can bear to be away from the cottage why not enjoy the incredible beach walks in both directions, with the dramatic cliffs at St Margaret's bay or the striking historic sites in Deal and Walmer. You need not ever get back in the car for the duration of your stay, be it a romantic weekend or an extended family holiday.
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Kingsdown Cottage: sleeps 5, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 1 bathroom, patio and wild garden, patio table and chair for 5 guests and BBQ, unrestricted on street parking available.
Sitting room, sofa seats 5 guests, TV with DVD / CD player, log burner.
Breakfast room, with bench seating and dining table for more than 5 guests. Feature fireplace.
Kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, free standing cooker with gas rings and oven, extractor, view to the sunny garden.
Family bathroom with bath and shower overhead
Double bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, with garden and beach hut views
Twin room (sleeps 3), two single beds, a day bed can be made up on request.
Central heating throughout
Kingsdown is a charming pebble bay sandwiched between St Margaret's at Cliff and Walmer. Rumbosun Cottage is superbly located with little but wild flowers and beach huts between the picket fence and the seafront. Not one but two very "local" pubs, both offering a superb selection of ales, wines and good pub food. The Zetland is situated on the seafront with an unrivalled position; it is advisable to book well in advance! The village of Kingsdown offers a choice of convenience shops, newsagents and a butcher. An easy bus journey and you can be swept to the centre of Deal or travel towards Dover for the day out.
For those looking for some activity in their day, the historic coastal town of Deal is a beautiful and unforgettable coastal walk, lasting approximately 40 minutes. This very popular seaside town, which retains much of it's once thriving fishing industry, the heritage of this can be seen in the pretty conservation area in the centre of the town, the lively shopping centre with many high street names and a good selection of interesting independent and boutique shops.
Deal is steeped in history having not one but three castles built by Henry VIII, namely Deal, Walmer and Sandown. The first two you can visit and Sandown (only a few stones remain) is on the cycle path that follows the coast path. Deal has a town motto of 'Adjuvate Advenas' which for those not familiar with Latin is translated into " Befriend a Stranger" - perfect for those wanting to be made welcome on a self catering holiday to Deal or short break!
For the historians Deal is mentioned in the Doomsday book, but evidence suggests its history goes back much further. Julius Caesar is said to have landed on the Deal- Walmer coast in 55 and 54 BC. Deal is one of the Cinque Ports and has been important in the defences of south east England throughout history. With a coastline that was permanently exposed to potential attack it was no wonder that Deal played such an important role.
There is something for everyone in Deal, fantastic independent shops, markets, delicatessens, pubs, restaurants and cafes. The town centre is pedestrianised which makes it an ideal place to wander and explore. Deal has a long Pier which was named Pier of the year in 2008, and the beach is perfect for soaking up the coastal scenery. Deal is a genuine Georgian town with winding streets and lovely promenade.
Other things to do in Deal include the Time Ball Tower Museum, which is a Semaphore Tower and was used to pass messages along the East Coast to warn of smugglers. This museum contains many curious items and is well worth a visit. The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum is also very interesting as it tells the full historical story of this seaside town. The Deal Memorial Bandstand is a remembrance of the bombing of Deals Royal Marine School. The bandstand is still in use and there are free concerts from May to September on Sunday afternoons.
For sandy beaches Sandwich Bay and Broadstairs are a short drive away and are lovely to visit. Children will be keen to visit Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks, again just a short journey from the apartments and a great day out.
For garden enthusiasts there are lovely gardens at Walmer Castle and further afield the beautiful gardens a Goodnestone are quite stunning. A relaxing afternoon can be spent exploring the gardens and then enjoying the British tradition of home made afternoon tea.
Of course this area is a golfer's paradise with the golf courses of Royal St Georges at Sandwich, Royal Cinque Ports at Deal, Hythe, Canterbury and North Foreland all within a short drive. Other sporting activities include all the water sports which you would expect to be available and many good fishing possibilities both on the coast and lakes inland.
If France beckons then why not take a ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone for a day trip, it's so close so don't forget to bring your passports!
Inland a short drive away is the historic City of Canterbury with its cobbled streets and magnificent Cathedral, many hours can be spent exploring and enjoying everything that this Medieval City has to offer.
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