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Retro, Stylish Family Cottage in English Seaside Town of Deal

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150-year old cottage with vintage charm and all mod cons!

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Last updated: 09/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Deal cottage description

Retro, charming fisherman's cottage just a block back from the beach, in a conservation area of this quaint seaside town. Great for families as well as all stylish travelers!

Less than 2 hours from London, Deal is a quintessential English seaside town that's becoming increasingly fashionable - think buckets and spades, ice cream parlors, rock pools and great local food shops.

Explore continental Europe via ferry from nearby Dover - you can see France from the beach and be there in under two hours.

Deal is the perfect location for exploring Kent, the 'Garden of England' - the historic cathedral town of Canterbury is just 30 minutes away and we're an easy drive from other popular seaside towns like Broadstairs, Margate and Whitstable. Sandwich is close by and it's a great place to spend some time exploring the medieval streets.

The 150-year old cottage is open-plan on the ground floor level, with a conservatory for enjoying the sunshine as well as a dining area and living area. The bathroom is downstairs too. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, with a double bed in each. There's an additional foldaway bed, suitable for a child, and a travel cot for a baby.

Outside, there's a small but pleasant garden which is a real suntrap. There are a couple of paved areas for eating out or enjoying the scent of the sea air and fragrant planting, and there's a beautiful apple and quince tree too - autumn visitors can pick their own. If cycling's your thing, there are excellent local cycle paths and you can store your bikes in the shed.

Our taste is pretty eclectic and vibrant, with a definite retro/kitsch twist - a custom made bright pink rubber floor, working 'stereogram' record player, antique French posters, tapestries and signage on the walls, soft furnishings cushions covered in original 1960's fabric, etc. However, the kitchen and bathroom are newly refitted, so all appliances are 21st century, and the beds are new too.

Please note - the only bathroom is on the ground floor, which is accessed via the conservatory. The conservatory is not double-glazed, which can make for a chilly sprint to the loo during colder months!

Keywords: Family, old, vintage, stylish, comfortable, seaside, garden, retro

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Stairgate available for the top of stairs. Plenty of toys, DVDs, books, games, cot/crib, highchair....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • King size beds (1) In master bedroom., Double Beds (1) Double bunk bed - full size double bed with single bunk above, Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold-out single camp bed., Bunk Beds (1) Single top bunk bed over bottom double bunk....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library:

            An eclectic selection of vinyl!...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            'Freeview' channels - over 50 in total....moreless

          • Video Library

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Zoo

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          General

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street:

            Hard paved area accessible from rear street, double gates. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet:

            Free wi-fi. ...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Autumn
          Sep 15 - Oct 24, 2014
          2 night min stay
          £125 £175
          Fri, Sat
          £600
          Half Term
          Oct 25 - Nov 3, 2014
          3 night min stay
          £175
          £750
          Late Autumn
          Nov 4 - Dec 23, 2014
          2 night min stay
          £125
          £600
          Christmas
          Dec 24 - Jan 5, 2015
          2 night min stay
          £200
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          £150
          £600

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning and Linens £50
          • Pet Fee £35
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          50% at time of booking, and 50% 1 calendar month before your stay begins.


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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About the owner: Charles is an international architect and visiting professor at Yale. Jenny's the retro style fan. We have three kids under 12 and usually spend part of each week in this cottage. When we're here... Charles likes a brisk walk along the White Cliffs towards Dover - site of the 'Moonraker' in the James Bond books. His favorite pub in the world is the Ship Inn in Deal old town. Jenny likes the weekly French food markets in the town center and the events on the green right in front of the beach - funfairs, antique markets and a weekly brass band! The old part of town is like stepping onto a film set from the eighteenth century. The kids love the bouncy castle, paddling pool and minigolf just five minutes from the house. They're also very fond of the icecream parlor and like exploring the rockpools and picnicking at nearby Kingsdown.

          Why the Owner Chose Deal:
          We both love old-fashioned seaside holidays and were looking for somewhere within easy reach of London. We came to Deal to check it out and left that day having made an offer on the cottage! We like that the beach is never full in summer (it's pebble, not sand but plenty of sandy beaches within close range too) and the fact that the town has such a perfectly preserved historic quarter. We take regular day trips to France and love exploring inland as well as along the coast.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Start the day with a dip in the ocean - 3 minutes from away from our front door (we've timed in whilst running in swimsuits!). Enjoy our retro-styled home - our record player looks antique but it's fully functional and we've a great selection of records! Walk along the promenade to the White Cliffs, take a day trip to France to stock up on wines, explore the beautiful towns of Canterbury and Sandwich or check out other seaside spots within reach - Margate, Whitstable, Rye or Broadstairs.


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          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • 150-year old cottage with vintage charm and all mod cons!

            150-year old cottage with vintage charm and all mod cons!

          • Kitchen - retro style but all mod cons!

            Kitchen - retro style but all mod cons!

          • View down the stairs into the dining area - check out the vintage record player!

            View down the stairs into the dining area - check out the vintage record player!

          VRBO #346502

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Sunday, October 12, 2014

          £125 - £200 per night (GBP)
          10

          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 09/28/14
          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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