Former Home to Revolutionary Thomas Paine(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Bedroom: 2, Bathroom: 1, Sleeps: 4
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.
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Member since: 2012
- 70 m²
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Pantry Items
- Fully Fenced Property
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 26 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 30 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay
May 28 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Street view of Thomas Paine's cottage, its a one way street, max speed 20mph.
Wonderful carved mahogany bed, it dates from 1870.
The house to the right dates from ~1550.
The view from Sandwich Bay, a pleasant 40min walk from the cottage.
St. Peter's church, Sandwich
Comments from our guest book.
The reading area and collection of Paine's works and revolutionary literature.
The living room area with log burning stove.
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.
Thomas Paine - a portrait.
The Barbican, Sandwich, part of the defensive wall.
Strand Street, one of the best medieval streets anywhere in Britain.
Our guest book, lots of happy guests !
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