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Lifeboat Cottage ....

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights


About the property

Cottage in Walmer, Deal, Kent, England - Stones Throw From The Beach

A former fisherman’s cottage, Lifeboat Cottage dates back to the 1800s but has recently been tastefully renovated to provide a holiday home that blends contemporary style and modern amenities with traditional seaside charm.

Nestled in a quiet street in Walmer’s conservation area, it’s a stone’s throw from the beach and a short walk along the front to Deal’s town centre, with its quirky independent shops, markets and cafés. Even closer is the Strand, with an attractive green and bandstand, traditional bakery, pubs, convenience stores and a café where you can enjoy a superb full English with a view all the way to France. You can even buy freshly caught fish direct from the boatmen on the beach.

Deal itself is a charming, unspoilt Georgian seaside town with two Tudor castles, local museums and a striking modernist pier all worth a visit. Within a thirty minute drive are the cathedral city of Canterbury, Dover Castle, and the major shopping outlet at Ashford. For two legs or two wheels, there are plenty of country and coastal paths and trails to explore.

Golfers, too, are spoilt for choice, with three superb British Open courses nearby – Royal St. Georges, Royal Cinque Ports and Princes.

This particular stretch of Kentish coast offers you the Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and the extraordinary shell grotto in Margate, Dickensian Broadstairs, Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour, Whitstable and the picturesque Medieval streets of Sandwich. Enough for plenty of days out.

And of course, France is just 20 miles away by sea.

Wherever you get to, Lifeboat Cottage is the perfect spot to return to. Downstairs is a light and airy lounge complete with working fireplace, a spacious kitchen diner and bathroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with views and a wall-mounted TV. Outside, the delightful courtyard garden is the ideal spot to catch the last rays of sunshine, and there is handy side access for bikes and pushchairs. Sky TV (including Sky Sports) and Wi-fi are both included so you’ll never miss a match or a message.

No smoking, please, for the comfort and enjoyment of our non-smoking guests.

More Details

Mark Benson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Mark Benson

I have lived in Walmer/Deal for 6 years with my Wife (Sarah), 2 children (Laurence and Edward) and our 2 year old Cockapoo (Maggie)

Former Professional Cricketer. Captained Kent County Cricket Club for 5 Years.

Mark Benson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mark Benson chose Deal

Love the area.

What makes this cottage unique



Deal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with Bath/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double Bedrooms with 2 Double Beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and clean linen provided. Cleaned weekly.


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful cottage in a great position

  • 5 of 5

We were most impressed with Lifeboat Cottage and had a lovely stay. The cottage is beautifully decorated to a high standard and very well equipped. There are 2 good sized, very comfortable double bedrooms. Location is ideal - very close to the sea front.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Lovely,clean, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was tastefully decorated and had everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and cosy; a real home from home. The beds and sofa were comfortable.

It was in a good quiet location; close to town and seafront. You could park outside the cottage and the local restaurants and bakery were really great.

Mark kept in touch with us and was very helpful.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Very comfortable pretty cottage in fab location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay one street back from beach. Cottage was lovely with everything you could possibly need. Cosy beds with good quality linen and comfortable lounge.

A lovely touch was dog treats,bowls and balls for throwing supplied.

Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants and pubs. We loved our stay and would recommend Lifeboat Cottage.

Excellent fireworks by pier made our New Year. If we are in area again would definitely rebook here. Thankyou Mark and your wife for the lovely cake to welcome us.

Just a note to people less able than us that stairs are very steep, no problem for us but maybe not so good for the elderly or people with mobility problems.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Outstanding. Everything you need, absolutely spotless clean. Will definitely be back again

Thank you Mark. Loved the wee cake in the fridge.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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excellent location & accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautifully decorated contemporary cottage with on street parking, stones throw from the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautifully kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fishermans cottage has everything you need. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Right by the sea. Accommodating host who welcomed us with a fabulous cream cake. We would definitely stay again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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100 Yards


Ferry 8 miles

Dover Castle 8 miles

Channel Tunnel 14 miles

Canterbury 14 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $32.36
Pet Fee $32.36

Booking Notes:
Saturday Changeover though Flexible
30% deposit

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover Saturday
Leave by 10am
Arrival 2pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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