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Dragon Cottage - Romantic Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Internet


About the property

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.

Pippa Mackie
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Pippa Mackie

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....

Pippa Mackie purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Pippa Mackie chose Deal

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Deal in Dover District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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Dragon Cottage - Romantic Hideaway
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

A lovely cottage in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Dragon Cottage is charming, immaculately presented and cosy. It's location is idyllic, being in the heart of the Deal conservation area, literally a few minutes from the beach in one direction and a short walk to the high street and all its facilities in the other. The family and I always look forward to a visit to Dragon Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and the family enjoyed your hols and we look forward to your return 😄
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Cosy cottage in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

Interesting area , good for walks only used the car once.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable in a great location well furnished etc

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasantly stay loved the cottage and Deal town

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A stay that will never be forgotten!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Dragon Cottage and was very sad to leave it. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay extremely comfortable, including making the sun shine! Parking up the beach front was no problem at all and we were easily able to unload (and reload) out front of the cottage. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and got to do some lovely walks directly from the cottage. Joining English Heriage is a must before you go as Deal, Walmer and (20 mins down the road) Dover Castle are all part of that group. Plenty of shops, restaurants and two big supermarkets in a very short distance from the cottage oh and a chip shop almost opposite! A big thank you to the owners for sharing their cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you enjoyed your time in Deal and at the cottage and that you found all you needed. We agree that English Heritage offers some excellent opportunities to delve into the history of the area. We look forward to welcoming you back....
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Stunning, amazing and beautifuly presented. Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

The word amazing doesn’t quite cover Dragon Cottage. The cottage itself is stunning and immaculate and the attention to detail that the owners add is something else. We stayed over New Year so the cottage had the Christmas decorations up, it’s clear a lot of thought had gone into those.

The cottage has everything you need, the kitchen is fully equipped as are the toiletries in the bathroom. And an amazing array of books to choose from too. Two things I like to be spot on whilst I’m away is a restful nights sleep and a decent shower, the cottage ticked both those boxes. The double bed was comfy and the shower has plenty of umpf.

We had a power cut whilst there (someone cut through a cable in the road) we spoke to Simon who couldn’t have been more helpful and apologetic - these things happen. For us it made for the perfect evening. We lit the fire and opened a bottle of wine.

The cottage is perfectly located at in Deal, with great walks along the seafront in both directions and a high street just a short walk away.

I cannot rave enough about Dragon Cottage, we will definitely be returning. I have fallen in love with Deal and the cottage.

Thank you Pippa and Simon for making this cottage a fantastic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fabulous review - thank you so much. We are glad that things worked out well for you - despite the power cable being cut during road works nearby :( The atmosphere in the cottage by fire and candle light is certainly delightful, with the sense of history oozing out of the 18th century brickwork. We look forward to welcoming you back soon....
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Charming cottage in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Dragon Cottage and Simon and Pippa were very helpful. The cottage itself has everything you would need for a short break and Deal has lots of things to do. Our 3 year son loved going to the beach every day and when we did manage to escape the beach we explored Deal castle, went cycling in Betteshanger Country Park and went to the Deal xmas lights show. It’s a lovely cottage and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that things worked out well for you all and that Deal and the cottage lived up to expectations. Lovely that you enjoyed the log fire.... hope to see you again :)
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
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.