Holiday Cottage in Deal, Kent
from £660 pwSleeps 8
This striking Edwardian house offers plenty of space in an elegant and traditional style with many luxuries to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. Mellow colours with subtle seaside hues and contrasting earthy tones compliment the wonderfully high ceilings and sash windows, all adding to the character within this period home.
You will be forgiven for deciding to skip the beach for the day to spend the afternoon enjoying a tipple by the BBQ while overlooking the extended enclosed garden from the terrace! This home from home offers all the creature comforts to suit all age groups, whilst the little ones explore the three storeys, others can enjoy a toasty cup of coffee at the kitchen breakfast table, or have quiet time reading in the sitting room or exchange stories with friends around the open fire.
The Edwardian style dining room with antique furnishings, including a grand mahogany table, is the perfect setting for a memorable meal with friends and family, ideal for that special occasion.
History, culture and seaside charm marry together beautifully at this holiday home in the Cinque Port Town of Deal. This makes Belmont the ideal getaway for couples, friends or a family gathering any time of the year.
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Belmont: sleeps 8 over three storeys, 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath / shower rooms, downstairs guest WC, large enclosed garden with BBQ, off street parking for 4 cars or possibly even a sailing dinghy! There is also plenty of free on-street parking available.
Sitting room / Games room, TV with DVD built in, decorative fireplace, chest with board games and chess board, sofa.
Dining room, table and chairs seat eight (more on request), connecting door to the kitchen.
Kitchen, with breakfast table to seat six, gas oven, hob, extractor.
Utility room (via kitchen), fridge / freezer, washing machine and dryer and accessible from the front and rear of the house. Suitable for bike storage.
Drawing room, with open fire, sofa and chair seats ten, sliding doors to the garden, TV and DVD player.
Shower room (on part landing)
Double room (sleeps 2) king size bed
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) two single beds
Master bedroom, (sleeps 2) king size bed
Family bathroom, roll top bath tub with hand held shower
Twin bedroom, (sleeps 2) two low single beds
Central heating throughout
Games and books provided
This self catering Kent house is situated in the pretty village of Walmer nestled between Dover and Deal on the Kent coast. Lower Walmer itself has a good range of shops and is within a couple of minutes' walk of a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and bars many 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 are English Heritage sites and Sandown (only a few stones remain) is on the cycle path that follows the coast path. Deal has the 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 upon 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 and often quirky independent shops, markets, delicatessens, pubs, restaurants and cafes, together with a wonderful weekly bric-a-brac and food market. 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 boasts an award-winning café and restaurant, whilst the beach is perfect for soaking up the coastal scenery. Deal is a true 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 Deal's Royal Marines School of Music in 1989. The bandstand is in regular use and there are free concerts from May to September on Sunday afternoons.
Deal and Walmer have excellent bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from, including an award winning restaurant at the end of the pier. Even within a ten minute walk of the house is a traditional French restaurant that the owners would certainly recommend. This in turn is just a few yards further down from 'Walmer Fish and Chips', which the owners describe as 'the best fish and chip shop in the country'!
For golfers, try your skills on a links course and Deal has plenty to offer; Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Links, Royal St George's in Sandwich, and Royal Cinque Ports in Deal are all within an easy reach.
Tennis enthusiasts will be delighted by the prestigious grass courts of Walmer Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club that are located almost directly opposite Belmont.
For swimmers who don't like the seawater, a visit with the family to Tides Leisure Centre, a minute's drive away, is a must, including numerous flumes, slides and Jacuzzi's.
Fishing need not just be nipping down to the beach front for the catch of the day off the local fisherman, why not bring your rod and bait and cast off from the pier or beach yourself? For the sailing enthusiasts there are regular events throughout the season at the Downs Sailing Club.
Plus don't forget your passport! France can easily be seen on a clear day and via Dover, a day trip (21 miles) to our near neighbour is easily do-able!
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