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Former Home to Revolutionary Thomas Paine

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Street view of Thomas Paine's cottage, its a one way street, max speed 20mph.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

In 1759 this cottage in Sandwich, UK, was the home and shop of Thomas Paine,founding father of the United States and French Republic. He created the phrase 'United States of America', and was author of three of the bestsellers of the eighteenth century, including the cornerstone of American democracy, Common Sense plus the bible of English radicalism, the Rights of Man.
The cottage has been carefully restored and furnished with period items of furniture that enable the visitor to relax and enjoy a period atmosphere. The cottage is larger than the frontage would suggest having had a Victorian kitchen extension. There is a good sized living room with a reading area containing an excellent collection of revolutionary period literature and of course all of Paine's works. The stairs lead to a bedroom with two period single beds and a wonderful early Victorian dresser of mahogany, the upstairs rooms are wonderfully characterful with their beamed ceilings and walls and floors with extraordinary slopes on them. The next bedroom has a beautiful mahogany double bed from ~ 1870. The bathroom upstairs has both a shower and bath. There is a log fire in the living room and a good supply of logs are included in the rental fee. Parking is free of charge in the Guildhall car park a few minutes walk from the cottage. There is a south facing cottage garden for visitors to enjoy, its carefully tended and is a typical English cottage garden full of flowers during the summer months.
More details can be found on our website www.thomaspaineshouse.co.uk

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    open to upstairs landing...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • This is a cosy seventeenth century cottage so the bedrooms are quite fine but can not be described as large. The beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. There is a large Victorian triple wardrobe in the front bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Thomas Paine's cottage is located at the heart of the historic medieval town of Sandwich. Sandwich is the most complete medieval town in Britain and has the most complete street of timber frame buildings in Strand Street. The cottage is within a few hundred yards of a number of restaurants and inns as well as a range of shops. It is within 2 miles of 2 championship golf courses including the famous Royal St.Georges, there are excellent walks out to Sandwich Bay from the cottage. Canterbury is a 20 minute drive away and the cottage is a short walk to the railway station for high speed services to London....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter
Jan 7 - Mar 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$140
$698
spring
Mar 26 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$793
early summer
Apr 30 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$856
summer
May 28 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$951
autumn
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$856
winter
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$140
$729
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$127
$793 $2,664
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
London
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Sandwich town centre
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dover
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Royal St. Georges Golf club
500 Metres
Nearest Train
Sandwich station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A257
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
St.Peter's Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandwich Bay

Car: Recommended

Thomas Paine's cottage is located at the heart of the historic medieval town of Sandwich. Sandwich is the most complete medieval town in Britain and has the most complete street of timber frame buildings in Strand Street. The cottage is within a few hundred yards of a number of restaurants and inns as well as a range of shops. It is within 2 miles of 2 championship golf courses including the famous Royal St.Georges, there are excellent walks out to Sandwich Bay from the cottage. Canterbury is a 20 minute drive away and the cottage is a short walk to the railway station for high speed services to London.

The cottage is well placed for day trips to France or Belgium by car since it is only a 15 minute drive to the cross channel ferries, return trips to Bologne or Bruges can readily be achieved in a day. Both Dover and Rams gate ports are within easy reach and provide a range of museums and castles such as Dover Castle.

A number of tour companies offer tours out to visit the battlefields of WWI and WWII in France and Belgium and the cottage is well placed for this.

East Kent provides some of the finest coastal walks in Britain taking in views of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover from the Saxon Shore Way.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Street view of Thomas Paine's cottage, its a one way street, max speed 20mph.

    Street view of Thomas Paine's cottage, its a one way street, max speed 20mph.

  • The kitchen.

    The kitchen.

  • Wonderful carved mahogany bed, it dates from 1870.

    Wonderful carved mahogany bed, it dates from 1870.

  • The house to the right dates from ~1550.

    The house to the right dates from ~1550.

  • The view from Sandwich Bay, a pleasant 40min walk from the cottage.

    The view from Sandwich Bay, a pleasant 40min walk from the cottage.

  • .Fisher Gate

    .Fisher Gate

  • St. Peter's church, Sandwich

    St. Peter's church, Sandwich

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  • Comments from our guest book.

    Comments from our guest book.

  • The reading area and collection of Paine's works and revolutionary literature.

    The reading area and collection of Paine's works and revolutionary literature.

  • The living room area with log burning stove.

    The living room area with log burning stove.

  • You come into this room at the top of the stairs, two single beds.

    You come into this room at the top of the stairs, two single beds.

  • During the summer the garden is full of flowers, its south facing so its sunny.

    During the summer the garden is full of flowers, its south facing so its sunny.

  • Thomas Paine - a portrait.

    Thomas Paine - a portrait.

  • The Barbican, Sandwich, part of the defensive wall.

    The Barbican, Sandwich, part of the defensive wall.

  • Strand Street, one of the best medieval streets anywhere in Britain.

    Strand Street, one of the best medieval streets anywhere in Britain.

  • .Market street

    .Market street

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  • Our guest book, lots of happy guests !

    Our guest book, lots of happy guests !

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