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Lifeboat Cottage ....

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.

No smoking, please, for the comfort and enjoyment of our non-smoking guests.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with Bath/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double Bedrooms with 2 Double Beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes:
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and clean linen provided. Cleaned weekly.

Reviews

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(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Very comfortable pretty cottage in fab location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay one street back from beach. Cottage was lovely with everything you could possibly need. Cosy beds with good quality linen and comfortable lounge.

A lovely touch was dog treats,bowls and balls for throwing supplied.

Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants and pubs. We loved our stay and would recommend Lifeboat Cottage.

Excellent fireworks by pier made our New Year. If we are in area again would definitely rebook here. Thankyou Mark and your wife for the lovely cake to welcome us.

Just a note to people less able than us that stairs are very steep, no problem for us but maybe not so good for the elderly or people with mobility problems.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding. Everything you need, absolutely spotless clean. Will definitely be back again

Thank you Mark. Loved the wee cake in the fridge.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

excellent location & accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautifully decorated contemporary cottage with on street parking, stones throw from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fishermans cottage has everything you need. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Right by the sea. Accommodating host who welcomed us with a fabulous cream cake. We would definitely stay again. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Owner

Mark Benson
Member since: 2014
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:
22 February, 2018

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 Deal

Love the area.

What makes this cottage unique

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Location

Coast/Beach:

100 Yards

Distances:

Ferry 8 miles

Dover Castle 8 miles

Channel Tunnel 14 miles

Canterbury 14 miles

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Saturday Changeover though Flexible
30% deposit

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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