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Lifeboat Cottage ....

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

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

Mark Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

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 Kent

Love the area.

What makes this cottage unique



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
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and clean linen provided. Cleaned weekly.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Lifeboat Cottage ....
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Lifeboat Cottage was lovely and ticked all the boxes, cleanliness, character, location and charm.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days in Deal staying at Lifeboat Cottage with our 2 dogs. Having known Deal for many many years we knew the location would be good and it was, with easy access to town, sea and local amenities. The Cottage itself had great character and was perfect for our stay with everything you would need, including nice little touches like dog treats and a ball plus a splendid cream cake in the fridge! We would definitely recommend Lifeboat Cottage and we will be looking to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Lifeboat Cottage - perfect for relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the property very much - it was comfortable, quiet, well maintained and within easy reach of the seafront and places to eat. Mark met us on arrival and was most helpful answering any questions we had. The property description was accurate and useful.

It was very clean and had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing stay - lots of thoughtful touches, including the delicious cake!

We would certainly recommend the property and hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Lovely cottage. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Lifeboat cottage was very handy for the station and Deal itself as we didn't have a car. Very near to an excellent restaurant, shops and the beach. We will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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  • 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
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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
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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
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100 Yards


Ferry 8 miles

Dover Castle 8 miles

Channel Tunnel 14 miles

Canterbury 14 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Deal, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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

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