Holiday Cottage in Walmer, Nr Deal, Kent
from £2,250 pwSleeps 16
This majestic Gothic style property is set in a truly stunning elevated position overlooking Walmer Castle and the sea beyond. With an abundance of things to do in the local area including several English Heritage sites and gardens just waiting to be explored. The beach is a short stroll away and the cosmopolitan town of Deal is also within walking distance where you will find a selection of good bars and restaurants to enjoy during your stay. The house with its charm of a bygone era is reminiscent of the time best described in a Jane Austin novel. Traditionally furnished as one would expect with special touches to make the holiday cottage feel like home. A spacious drawing room, quite the tranquil haven with original fireplace and huge floor to ceiling windows and doors open onto a large conservatory. Why not enjoy a spot of tennis out on the green followed by afternoon tea in the pavilion style conservatory. This perfect family home offers flexible accommodation within seven bedrooms throughout a labyrinth of rooms from the main period house and servants quarters within the wing. Making this property ideal for large groups including the added benefit of the dramatic dining room with banquet table that seats up to 20! - Glen Hill House is a very special place and somewhere to create memories that will last a life time.
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Glen Hill House: sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms,1 family bathroom, 2 en-suite shower/bath-rooms,1 downstairs WC. Various reception areas, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, sitting room. A main house and connecting annex which links with the main house on two levels but also has separate access. WiFi available in the main house.
The Main House (sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms)
The entry to the house leads into a lobby area. A passage from the lobby connects to the annex.
Kitchen: separate range-master with five ring gas cooker with electric ovens and extractor hood, microwave, small fridge, dishwasher, breakfast table which seats 10.
Utility room, washing machine, dryer, large fridge / freezer and walk in pantry. A downstairs WC leads from the utility room.
Grand Reception Rooms, up 4 steps
Drawing room, with seating for 10, original working fireplace, French doors lead to conservatory, TV/ DVD player
Dining room, table seats up to 20, original fire place with electric fire, piano (poor condition) access to the music room/ play room is through this room.
Conservatory, tables seat at least 10 guests, with views of grounds and Walmer Castle. Please note, this room is not heated.
Twin bedroom (sleeps 3) on three single beds, original fire place. En-suite bathroom with hand held shower, additional door, doubles up as a guests cloakroom. Another door connects to a hidden staircase leading to the master bedroom in the annex.
Junior master double (sleeps 2) king size bed, TV. En-suite bathroom with a roll top ball and claw bath, separate shower cubicle
Master suite (sleeps 2) in super king-size bed, French doors to a balcony, extensive views of the grounds. En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) in two single beds, bay window with original slatted blinds, large wardrobe, original fire place.
The Annex (sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms), benefits from its own living, dining and kitchen area.
Annex - 'The Wing'
Double bedroom (sleeps 2)
Double room (sleeps 2)
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Family bathroom, bath with shower over
Sitting room, with lounge area seats 6, original fireplace, TV
Dining area with oval wooden table and chairs.
Services throughout entire property:
Central heating, storage heaters and fire places (some logs provided) throughout the property.
Wi-Fi in the main house
Spacious two acre plot, beautifully landscaped with terrace areas, lawns, a rudimentary grass tennis court (summer only) and rare views over the castle and sea.
Garden furniture to seat up to 20 guests (BBQ available upon request).
Parking for at least 5 cars
This self-catering Kent beach house is situated in the pretty town of Walmer nestled between Dover and Deal on the Kent coast. The Kent town itself has a good range of shops and is within a two minute walk of a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and bars all taking full advantage of the seafront location in Kent.
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 actual 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 golfers, try your skills on a links course, Rye, Royal St George's, Littlestone, Royal Cinque Ports and Sene Valley are all within an easy reach also a nine hole golf course in Hythe.
If you want to travel a little further afield why not visit Age and Sons restaurant in nearby Ramsgate, recently awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand award signifying good food at reasonable prices. The chef Toby Leigh specialises in fresh locally sourced modern British food, a restaurant to be highly recommended.
For more suggestions on what to do on your holiday please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.
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