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Dragon Cottage - Romantic Hideaway



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Luxury Smuggler's Cottage in easy reach of the beach and shops

Dragon Cottage is an 18th Century Smugglers Cottage. It is situated in the picturesque conservation area of Deal and is within a stone's throw of the beach. It has a cosy sitting room with log fire and squishy sofa. The well equipped kitchen diner is roomy and has comfy chairs as well as the formal dining area. The courtyard garden is a sun trap and has a BBQ area as well as table and chairs. There is a steep staircase to the upper floor so this property is not suited to anyone with mobility difficulties. The bathroom is upstairs and there is one generous double bedroom and a twin bedroom. The cottage is situated in the conservation area of Deal which is full of history and supports a thriving artistic community. There is a wide range of shops nearby - both high street brands such as Marks and Spencer, Boots, WH Smith, Costa coffee and also local butchers, fishmongers, bakers and Organic Veg shops such as No Name shop for cheese and olives, Carried Away, Dunlin and Diver and Taylor Jones for gifts.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Pippa lives in Surrey - so counts as a 'Down For the Weekender' at the moment, but hopes to retire to Deal which is where her heart is....

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


a dream came true

  • 5 of 5

My wonderful wife and me stay at our honeymoon at Dragon Cottage.

It was just perfect and very romantic. We didn´t miss anything.

All rooms were individual and full with wonderful details. It´s not only a holiday house, this cottage authentic and full of life.

And Pippa and Simon are wonderful owners, very helpful at any questions and very cordially - as the most english people we met.

England, we love you and we will come back to Dragon Cottage someday.

PS: Sorry for my english, I will practice it

PPS: The english bread is getting used to us german ;)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were our first ever honeymooners and we are so pleased that the cottage, Deal and England met your expectations. All good wishes for a long and happy marriage and many happy returns to England...and Dragon Cottage!
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

It was great to stay again at Dragon Cottage. It is such a wonderful place to stay with everything you need to make it a wonderful break. Thank you Pippa and Simon we look forward to staying again in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good holiday and found what you needed in the cottage: we look forward to welcoming you back....
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Cute & Cosy

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Dragon cottage with 3 friends (we're all late 20's- early 30's), for a girlie weekend away.

All 4 of us had a fantastic time, and had nothing but positive things to say from the moment we arrived.

The cottage was clean, comfortable and cosy and had all the amenities that we required. We felt safe and relaxed, and probably spent more time huddled up inside than we did out and about!

We arrived in Deal by train and found it very easy to find the cottage on foot (10 minute walk), and easily found our way around the town to go to the shops or out for dinner/drinks.

We felt very positive about our booking from the moment that we got in touch with Simon & Pippa, as we were given lots of information and received prompt responses to any e-mail enquiries that we made. The cottage is also exceptional value for money, and Simon and Pippa were willing to give us some flexibility about our arrival day/ time.

We are all considering return stays- with partners, families or each other!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and found Deal as enchanting as we do. We look forward to welcoming you all back
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stay in Deal on many occasions, but Dragon Cottage is one of the best we have stayed in.

It is well equipped with all that is required for a lovely stay. The owners were most helpful and friendly. We are looking forward to staying again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . Glad that your stay was a success and that you had all you needed to enjoy your visit to Deal. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Pure luxury

  • 5 of 5

We have never visited this part of England before and have not been disappointed. Deal is lovely - quiet, pretty but with all amenities. Dragon Cottage was pure luxury. Beautifully decorated with antique furniture, full of charm and character. It's the little touches that made this cottage stand out - from the welcome basket full of goodies to the complimentary soaps/shower gels (I could go on and on....) It was a great base to explore the area.

Thank you Simon and Pippa for providing such a welcoming, comfortable and affordable haven for us to enjoy our holiday in Kent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Deal and that the cottage met your expectations.. we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found Dragon Cottage a loveley place for a relaxing holiday. The cottage ist just delightful and well equipped. And with free wifi, the children were happy as well ...

Deal is a great spot, not far away from the ferry in Dover, and has very nice little shops and a good choice of places for familiy dinners.

And as we were so lucky with the weather, we've been to the beach every day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that your holiday went well. Glad the wifi was useful! We hope to welcome you back sometime...
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From the Owner

Pippa bought Dragon Cottage in 2004 and, as a dog owner is happy for you to bring your well behaved dog to the cotage. All the family love Dragon and we hope you find it as relaxing and restorative as we all do.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There is plenty of opportunity for sea fishing in the area, with the Pier within a short walk of the cottage where night fishing can be undertaken for a modest fee. This is an excellent area for cyclists with very accessible and level coastal routes to explore. There are many historical sites to visit - Deal, Walmer and Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, the ruins at Reculver and the roman ruins at Richborough Castle just outside Sandwich. River trips from Sandwich quay to the ruins make for a delightful afternoon's adventure.


The beach is within a two minute walk of the cottage and there are other delightful beaches at Sandwich Bay, Walmer, St Margaret's Bay and Kingsdown all within a 10 minute drive


Dover is 15 minutes away. Canterbury is half an hour away. There is now a high speed train link from Deal to London and the airport at Manston serves the area.


The shopping centre is a 4 minute walk from the cottage and contains all the shops, restaurants, pubs that will make your holiday easy and enjoyable. Deal, Walmer and Dover castle are all nearby.

Further Details:

There is a wide choice of dining available from 'fine dining' at 81, The Court Yard and Dunkerleys, to family provision at the Royal Hotel and the Three Compasses, with many tea and coffee shops nearby - our favourite is the Black Douglas which does superb Eggs Benedict and all types of coffee. Thre is a wide range of cuisine locally including, Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, and, of course, Fish and Chips! There are 13 pubs within 10 minutes walk - many of which have live music each week. The pier boasts an architectural award winning restaurant and the Band Stand at Walmer gives a traditional experience to those who like brass bands on a Sunday afternoon with an ice cream cone from the travelling Solleys Ice Cream vendor. The paddling pool,bouncy castle, traditional sweet shop and amusement arcade cater for the younger generation. The Astor Community Theatre has a fascinating range of performances including some real 'blast from the past' music as well as contemporary work. The promenade offers easy, level walking between Sandown castle ruins and Kingsdown. There is a bustling general market on Saturdays and a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays in the Under Croft by the Town Hall. On the dining table in the cottage there is an information pack with details of local attractions and amenities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings will be taken by email and a non returnable deposit of 25% will be taken at the time of booking, with full payment to be made not less than two months before booking. Full terms and conditions available on request. A refundable security deposit of £100 will also be taken. A surcharge is payable for dogs which are allowed at the Owners discretion.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is FRIDAY - with a 3pm entry time for new guests and a 11am departure time for leavers

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for price details for less than one week - special rates apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The dog walks and the lively artistic community with exhibitions and live music going on are a fantastic escape from the hurly burly of work life. On arrival, the car is parked and everything is then in easy walking reach - wonderful. The shops are a great mix of known high street brands like Marks and Spencers and quirky local shops like Allotment, The Bake House, Peppers and Carried Away. There is a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink - all nearby and, of course, the sea is on our doorstep

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The Family Bathroom is at the top of the stairs and has a loo, bath, basin and electric shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a generous double sleigh bed, is double aspect and is roomy Bedroom two has two single beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is ample parking in the area - but not directly outside the cottage. The cottage is no smoking. Well behaved dogs allowed at Owner's discretion (surcharge applies) Outside: There is an enclosed courtyard garden which is a beautiful sun trap and is well stocked with roses and a selection of herbs ( which you can use for your BBQ marinades). There is an outside eating area with tables and chairs and a couple of comfy garden chairs for relaxing in the sunshine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and a haridryer is provided. Toiletries and a welcome basket are included. The cottage is cleaned prior to your visit and at the end of your stay and linen is changed each week.

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