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Lifeboat Cottage ....

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
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.

Dogs are very welcome to Lifeboat Cottage (as they are in many pubs and cafés in Deal) but no smoking, please, for the comfort and enjoyment of our non-smoking guests.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English

9 Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

LIFEBOAT COTTAGE Walmer Deal

  • 5 of 5

This cottage owned by Mark and Sarah was wonderfully equipped,warmly welcoming [ Cake Amazing ] just thoroughly lovely .

Everything you could possibly need plus extras milk,tea,coffee wash-up cloths etc....

Very comfortable and clean , close to the sea and brilliant walks . We had a marvelous week [22nd-29th Oct 2016] so lucky with brill weather.

Our son and partner and 2 dogs joined us mid week and although we are a tall family ,we did not feel cramped .

would really recommend a stay here we will be back. Rosie and Andy Clarke . Twickenham.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cottage that puts a smile on your face.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage very nicely furnished just a short walk from the beach. Great place to relax and recharge. Just like it said on the tin!! You won't always be this lucky !! Thank you Mark a great few days away.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lifeboat Cottage is simply beautiful. It is perfectly located just one road back from the beach but with a sea view from the main bedroom. Parking is easy and the location is incredibly quiet despite there being pubs, restaurants and a range of shops very close by. The cottage is spacious and incredibly well equipped and we were particularly impressed by the fact that lots of essentials such as condiments, tea, coffee and milk and washing up liquid were provided. Additionally, Mark and Sarah were good enough to leave a gorgeous cream cake in the fridge for us. We only met Mark, and he gave us a good introduction to the cottage and advice on where to eat. He stayed in touch with us by text throughout and was a brilliant host. The local fish and chip shop is great, as is the nearby Indian take away, Saffron. We really enjoyed being able to step outside the door and either walk or cycle along the coast. We liked Walmer and Deal and also enjoyed visiting Sandwich and a cycle ride up to Broadstairs. Additionally, we spent a fantastic day at Walmer Castle which is well worth a visit. My only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough, but we hope to remedy this soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, well equipped and a good location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as described, it was clean and well maintained. Mark met us as promised and showed us around the cottage even though we were a day late in arriving. I would definitely recommend this property, especially with dogs as there is a garden. It is just one street from the beach where you can let the dogs roam. Deal was incredibly dog friendly and it was a quick walk into the town center.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage lived up to all our expectations, clean and very tastefully furnished. What is shown on the Webb site is not nearly as good as the real thing. The kitchen has every thing you would need if you decided to cook. If not plenty of good Pubs and restaurants nearby. Whatever you decide to do you have a really comfortable bed to come back to.Perfect place to explore Kent or pop up to London.

Sarah and Mark gave us a great welcome. We are looking forward to returning.

Barbara and Ray Dear Hampshire

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lifeboat Cottage is lovely. Just set back from The Strand, with views of St. Saviour’s Church (Church on the Beach), Lifeboat Station, The Green and the picturesque beach huts it has the perfect location. This stylish cottage is bright, cheerful, well equipped and beautifully furnished with every attention to detail. The owners, Mark and Sarah, have done their utmost to ensure visitors have a wonderful stay and nothing is too much trouble. The bonus is that it’s pet-friendly and my dog had a great holiday as well as me. I would highly recommend Lifeboat Cottage and have already booked my return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Love the area.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

100 Yards

Distances:

Ferry 8 miles

Dover Castle 8 miles

Channel Tunnel 14 miles

Canterbury 14 miles

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
16 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£435
 
 
Xmas
26 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£500
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£425
 
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£565
 
 
Early Summer
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£585
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£695
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Saturday Changeover though Flexible
30% deposit

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with Bath/shower.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double Bedrooms with 2 Double Beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and clean linen provided. Cleaned weekly.

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