A lovely Grade II listed seaside holiday cottage on the Kent coast in Deal with all the mod cons you could wish for to make you’re stay a memorable one.
Full of character, the house is an old fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1787 set out over 4 floors. Myth has it that these cottages in the Middle Street Conservation Area were built by the smugglers out of old boats dragged from the beach, thus the crooked, un-level beams and vast differences in styles and types of houses in this little area of town…. but who knows!
Our holiday cottage’s layout is simple with a room, on top of a room, on top of a room with the kitchen and bathroom at the back (its OK, the bathroom is upstairs). We do have an amazingly unusual spiral’esk staircase with a rope handrail connecting all the floors.
We thought this staircase was quite unique until we moved here and discovered they are actually fairly common (in the immediate area), but we know one thing – they certainly add lots of character.
Once you step outside the front door, if you take a few steps in one direction you will be on the beach and if you take a few steps the other way you have a choice of three pubs (just to get you started on your evening!).
To make your stay as comfortable as possible you will find the following facilities in the cottage:
- Record Player
- WIFI / Internet
- Washing machine / Tumble Drier
- Coffee Machine
- Modern roll top bath with shower tap
- Shower cubicle
- Demister Mirror
- Heated towel rail
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Clothes airer
- Iron & board
- Hair dryer
- Board games
- Car Parking:
- On Street Parking
We are a dog friendly holiday cottage and Deal is a very dog friendly town, with it probably being easier to name establishments that will not permit dogs than the ones that will, but as the house goes we do only have a very small back yard. But we hope being so close to the beach and Sandown Castle area that this will help with exercise and stretching their legs.
We must mention that each year between 1 May – 30 September between the hours of 9am and 8pm dogs are excluded from the stretch of beach covering Deal Castle to Sandown Castle. However, dogs on leads are permitted on the pier and on the promenade between Deal Castle & Sandown Castle.
Middle Street Conservation Area
The cottage is located in the heart of Deals Middle Street conservation area, which is steeped in history from the towns smuggling history. This conservation area has long been recognised and in 1968 it was the first Conservation Area in Kent to be designated. Since that time the boundary has been extended three times.
The cottage is ideally located for your holiday as it is just steps from the sea for that morning swim! and so conveniently located to the old town of Deal that you have a wide choice of quality restaurants which cover pretty much most cuisines (we are very proud to have a Michelin recommended restaurant in town too!) and we have lots of lovely bars and pubs – quiet, lively, family and ones hosting live music. We have no doubt that you will enjoy exploring them to discover your favourite.
However, Deal and the surrounding area is not just about eating and drinking, there are lots of places to visit and things that will keep you entertained too. We have art galleries, museums, great independent shops and a number of weekly markets. Everything needed to make a great holiday!
Deal is on the National Cycle Network route with really safe cycle paths and don’t worry if you do not own or do not want to bring your bikes, you can hire some while you are here (just have a look at our ‘things to do page – walking distance’ page for details – Mike Bikes even has a tandem if you fancy trying one!)
But, if walking is more your thing then we have that covered too as Deal has some great walks. For starters we are on the Saxon Shore Way and English Coast Path for some really scenic walks! Or you can create your own, walking in one direction to Sandwich or the other direction over the cliffs towards Dover (and the train back from either of these is easy).