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Victorian 4 Floor Townhouse With Magnificent Views From Folkestone To Dungeness - Thirlmere (Main House)

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Thirlmere (Main House)

Just imagine falling asleep to the sounds of the sea in this beautiful 6-bedroom Victorian townhouse with stunning sea views. located in Littlestone-on-Sea in Kent. There is nothing Victorian about this house which has been tastefully restored with its eclectic mix of antique and contemporary chic interior.

Relax on the balcony and watch the sunrise with its amazing views of Hythe and The White Cliffs of the Folkestone coastline. The French coastline can be seen and viewed through our telescope which is located in the main bedroom.

Thirlmere is located just 15 seconds walk to the beach, on the outskirts of New Romney often referred to as one of Kent’s best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 20 minutes drive to Hythe and Camber Sands. The historic town of Rye is just 30 minutes away. Littlestone has easy access to all amenities, with many excellent restaurants in New Romney and Hythe for eating out.

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About the property


The coastline enjoys a unique micro-climate which makes it one of the driest and sunniest places in Britain. The area has a stark beauty of its own, and also has unique wildlife, which is visible at the Nature reserves at Rye Harbour and Dungeness. The area around Littlestone is steeped in history which includes Dover Castle: Discover its labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built deep in the White Cliffs of Dover. Kent Battle of Britain Museum: The most important collection of battle of britain artefacts on show in the country. It has its own unique steam railway the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which runs along the coast. This narrow gauge miniature railway is a great attraction for visitors. The coast provides the best sandy beaches in the South East of the country, with shallow water allowing safe access for children.

Denis Alabaster
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

House is so beautiful the flat is perfect love it here brilliant location
Sep 2012
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of £100 is required to secure booking.
Deposit payment within 7 days of acceptance.
Balance and refundable damage bond of £500 (£300 for Garden Flat) one month prior to occupancy.
Electronic bank transfers to a Sterling or Euro Account.
Sterling cheques only accepted.
There is a charge of 2% for PayPal and debit or credit card payments.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are flexible.

Guests to arrive after 4pm on day of arrival.
Guests to leave by 10am on day of departure unless other arrangements have been agreed with the owner.

Notes on prices:
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
nightly rate is approx 1/4 of weekly rate.

Weekday nightly rate (Monday - Thursday) is 1/7 of weekly rate.

Contact owner for pricing policy.

Linen and towels are NOT provided.

Cleaning £50.

Late departure time up to 6 hours from 10am to 4pm. £80 for House, and £50 for Flat only, if required.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Littlestone in Shepway District

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: This 4 storey Victorian town house is split into two. Main house has 6 bedrooms, two bedrooms have showers and sinks. Bathroom, Shower room, separate toilet on first floor of main house. Large kitchen dining area. Dining room has seating for 16 people. The main bedroom, king size bed with a shower and sink, it overlooks the sea with far reaching views of the English Channel. Victorian bedroom, double bed. bedroom 4, daybed which converts into a double bed. Bedroom 3, king size bed with shower and sink. Bedroom 2, double bed. Bedroom 1, single day bed with TV/DVD The bedroom in the garden flat has two three foot single beds, which may be used as a queen sized bed. The sitting room has a large double sofa bed. Large Kitchen/dining area in Garden Flat. Two courtyards at front and rear Shower room. Flat is self contained and has its own exit to the street and to the rear courtyard. It can also be accessed internally should both house and flat be rented at the same time. Outside: The Garden Flat has access to the front courtyard. Both courtyards are available to guests who rent both the garden flat and the main house, those guests may also use the barbecue in the rear courtyard. outdoor furniture is available in both courtyards. the owner is delighted to offer guests use of their beach hut. Use of beach hut is however subject to discussion with the owner at the time of booking. there is a small charge for this facility. Both courtyards are private and are surrounded by various flowering plants.


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Thirlmere (Main House)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 4 reviews

Amazing property in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple of days there to celebrate my fiftieth. We all thought the house as amazing, clean and well laid out. The beds were comfortable and the views absolutely perfect. We also took advantage of the beach hut which was also absolutely charming.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time and it was lovely to be so close to the sea.

  • 5 of 5

The property was a large and spacious family home with all mod cons and a clean environment. It was very nice to fit all 12 of us around one dining table for a change and we made the most of the location and not letting the weather deter us from the beach.

The only stumbling block being Owners directs involvement in that they were not very helpful at all with there payment system and the people I spoke to on the phone couldn't tell me there name, location or could not transfer my calls to line managers or more senior team members to help.

Good communication from the actual owner and easy to speak to.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thirlemere house

  • 4 of 5

Large comfortable property in a nice location on the sea front. Excellent views. Large kitchen that was well equipped with everything necessary for cooking. Owner easily contactable and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Sotirios 103
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Sotirios 103
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Car: not necessary


15 second walk to the beach. Beach hut is five minutes walk from thirlmere.


Airports: Gatwick: 123 km, Southend: 139 km, Stansted: 157 km, Heathrow: 162 km, Luton: 182 km

Railway: Folkestone: 23 km

Ferry: Folkestone: 23 km

Nearest Railway Stations are Appledore 10km, Ashford 27km , Folkestone 23km, Rye 22km. or intermediate stations between Rye and Ashford.

Nearest Ferry is Folkestone/Dover.

Channel Tunnel Link at Ashford.


New Romney is 1 mile or a 20 minute walk away.

Numerous pubs, restaurants and take aways.

Further Details:

Guests may use the Varne boat club which is a 10 minute walk from the beach hut. A spar supermarket is a ten minute walk from thirlmere. Sotirios is a recently opened entertainment restaurant. Guests using the restaurant are guaranteed a warm welcome by the owner. it serves great food and cabaret evenings. The nearest town is new Romney which is one and a half miles away. It has two supermarkets and lots of individual shops. the town has a wide variety of restaurants and pubs. The historic town of rye is six miles away, it is renowned for its cobbled streets harbour and the famous mermaid hotel. Camber sands which was recently voted as having one of the best beaches in the uk is a Mecca for water sports and good old fashioned beach holidays. Dymchurch is a great place for children with its famous donkey rides and amusement park. Please see the visit Britain website for details of places to visit.