A spacious apartment in a grand Victorian villa: beautifully appointed; close to shops, pubs, restaurants; free parking
About Rob Day
We have always dreamed of owning a place by the sea in this part of Kent, since visiting from London when we were kids. We wanted to find somewhere by the sea, away from crowds and traffic, but without sacrificing creature comforts. We love the peace, space and the amazing light on the beach outside but also the award-winning independent shops and restaurants in and around Deal. We spend as much time as possible at the property but will always do our best to accommodate guest bookings and do not "black out" any dates. We hope you love it here as much as we do!
Rob Day purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Rob Day chose Deal
We think Deal and Walmer offer the perfect combination of traditional British seaside atmosphere, unspoilt and historic architecture, and miles of clean and often deserted beaches. Walmer is the quiet and leafy end of town with an incredible sense of peace and space on the beach, which is often completely empty even in August. Our dog appreciates the canine company to be found out walking along the coast path. We love to cook and eat out: there is a market, superb independent butchers and fishmongers, delicatessen, independent wine merchants and a large Sainsburys all close by. At least five chippies, countless cafes, and a long list of quality independent pubs and restaurants for all budgets.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is roomy and spacious. Parking is free and easy even in high season. Everything is within walking distance - whether you want to visit the castles, eat out, buy supplies or head up the cliffs towards Dover.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
No garden attached to property
Very stressful stay. we rented this property as it stated it had a shared secure garden- what it didn’t say was that it was across a busy road from the property. We would never of rented a property without an attached garden and we cut our holiday short as it was to stressful taking the dogs out during the night
Problem with central heating and hot water first morning. Was able to contact owner who gave instructions on how to resolve. Cold showers not very welcoming!
Various slight niggles, toilet holder broken, three broken door knobs, leaking sink in kitchen - when washing up water went straight into drawer below. Owner said plumber coming back Monday after we left.
Probably these various things were disappointting
Nice place to stay
This was a great place to stay. Rob had an excellent set of instructions for the apartment and good suggestions for places to eat and visit. The apartment was a nice space to be in, it was close to the beach and a convenient walk to anywhere we wanted to go. It is a character building and there were a couple of minor maintenance issues, but they were being dealt with by the owner.
Trip to the Sea
The fotos were very nice, but the flat was very dirty. Our baby boy could not crawl on the floor, everywhere we found doghair. We cleaned the floor first, then it was ok. The sink was leaky but we fixed it. You find enough plates and glasses, but you have to clean it before using. If the flat would have been cleaned properly it would have been a nice place. The heating and the beds were ok. We asked for reduction of the cleaning fee but it was denied. Never coming again.
Clear contact with owner who helped us out when we forgot our keys.
The place is as nice as the photos suggest
Tranquil slice of life
Lovely apartment, Rob was easily contactable and responded promptly. All 4 of us felt relaxed and refreshed!
The building is on the sea front at Walmer Beach. Walmer is an expansive shingle beach studded with wild grasses and fennel and backing onto well maintained greens popular with runners and dog-walkers. The beach extends unbroken for a mile or two to Kingsdown in the south, where there is a great beachside pub, The Zetland Arms. To the north you can walk up past Deal pier to the Sandwich golf courses. There is an excellent beginners sailing club and fishing boats offer days trips from Deal.
The property is about 15 minutes drive from the A2/M2, 90 minutes drive from central London or 75 minutes from the Dartford crossing.
Dover 7 miles (high speed trains approximately 70 minutes from here to London).
Euro tunnel terminal 17 miles.
Local trains run from London and Dover to Walmer (1.5 miles).
Walmer Castle 5 minutes walk, Deal Castle, Pier and Town Centre 15-20 minutes walk.
Sandwich 6 miles. Dover and the White Cliffs 7 miles. Broadstairs 16 miles. Turner Contemporary Gallery Margate 16 miles. Canterbury 21 miles.
There is a range of shops around the corner including a pharmacy, two pubs, two chip shops, a general store, a grocery and an excellent French restaurant. The major supermarkets in Deal are Sainsburys (open until 10pm every night) and the Co-op.
Deal's high street has everything you could need including Marks & Spencer and a wide range of independent shops including a large butcher, fishmonger, wine merchant, and lots of gift and antique shops.
Deal has too many good pubs and restaurants to list. Whether you are after full English breakfast, a cream tea, local real ale or champagne and oysters it is all here.