|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Short/long breaks are available - please enquire for rates (2 nights from £350 depending on time of year).
The Old Orchard is a two minute walk to the beach and just a five minute stroll to the high street, full of independent retailers, antiques shops, deli's, coffee shops, two large supermarkets and a Saturday market.
The Old Orchard is an ideal home from home, set over three floors, full of period charm to stay in all year round; bracing walks along the beautiful coastline in winter or al fresco dining in the garden in the summer.
We have tried to maintain a cosy home-like feeling; original pine floorboards, panelling and feature fireplaces throughout as well as bringing up to date with wireless broadband and bluetooth speaker to listen to your own music.
There is a living room with plenty of seating including a comfy leather corner sofa, TV/DVD with Freeview, feature fireplace and shutters as well as a selection of board games to keep the whole family entertained.
The second reception room has a leather chesterfield sofa providing a quiet place to read or listen to music in a bright, sunny room. A large dining table with benches and stools, an antique dresser, period fireplace and large original sash window with shutters overlooking the garden.
We have a freestanding solid wood kitchen fitted with dishwasher, electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge freezer, everything you would need for your stay. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier.
One of the two bathrooms is downstairs and has underfloor heating, shower enclosure with 'rain' shower head, bath, toilet and sink. (There is another bathroom upstairs).
An enclosed spiral staircase (fitted with stairgates if needed) leads from the hallway to 4 large light & airy bedrooms:
One kingsize master.
One twin bedded room.
Two family bedrooms with both a double and single bed in each room.
There is also a travel cot.
On the first floor next to the master bedroom and twin bedroom there is a smart fully tiled family bathroom with toilet, sink, and bath with shower over.
All bed linen & towels are provided but please provide your own towels for the beach.
We have a large lawned garden with outdoor sofas, chunky outdoor furniture and parasol. There is a parking space at the rear of the garden for one car as well as free parking on the road in front of the house and plenty more in nearby streets.
There are many places in Deal to see and things to do, of course there is Deal Castle and Cinque Ports golf course is walking distance from our house. Fishing is popular as well as coastal walks and bike and horse riding.
There are lots of great places to eat out whatever your taste. We love Deal and hope that you will too!
I'm Karen, and I bought The Old Orchard in 2011. Since then I've made quite a few changes! I love period properties and have enjoyed investing and improving it. I enjoy painting and decorating and I hope that this shows in our home.
I'm married to Paul and have two teenage boys. When we first arrived in Deal we loved the laid back feeling; there's a slower pace of life and everyone is so friendly. There's everything you need on your doorstep and if you don't want to drive you don't have to - there's a train station a 5 minute walk away to get to Canterbury or London.
I love mooching around antique shops and giving things a new lease of life - you'll see a select few items in our house that have been given the shabby chic treatment. Paul is very active and likes nothing better than taking a dip in the sea (weather permitting!) or cycling and running along the seafront.
Whatever it is that you like to do we hope that you like Deal as much as we do! Karen.
Mrs Karen Shipley purchased this house in 2011
We would like to let you know that we had a really good time at The old orchard. Deal and surroundings were a discovery for us. We actually decided to visit Kent again. We didn’t have time enough for the castles.
We also found the house marvelous. We were impressed with the warm style and the authenticity, and yet, a lot of comfort.
A beautiful house, in a great location. The house is beautifully furnished, with spacious accommodation and all the amenities you could wish for. The location is fantastic for access to the town and the seafront yet surprisingly quiet - just perfect!
This is a very well furnished, nicely decorated and spacious house. Close to the beach and shops. The house with its large backyard is also well suited for children. The owner is very nice and helpful.
We are a group of mums that wanted to get together to celebrate a big birthday! This house was perfect! It has everything you need and is so close to the beach and town centre, which was great!
We had a home made spa afternoon, afternoon tea and did some crafts as well. Plenty of room for everyone and we all thoroughly enjoy our time here!
We had a lovely weekend at The Old Orchard. There were 7 adults in our group and the house was plenty big enough for all of us. A really homely feel and well furnished and equipped. We were lucky enough to get sunshine so made use of the large peaceful garden. The house was clean and well maintained throughout and the owner was prompt with any email queries we had before our stay (and kind enough to send back a washbag one of us left there!!) Just a few minutes from Deal centre and the beach, in a nice quiet street. Perfect, would recommend and hope to be back next year :)
I booked this house for a short weekend break with four friends. We were pleasantly surprised by how lovely the house is - stylishly decorated, clean, spacious and very comfortable. The house is incredibly well-equipped with everything you could need for a holiday. The beds were great which is always a worry when two of us have bad backs!
A short stroll takes you into the town of Deal which is pretty and has lots of shops to explore. The beach is a five minute walk and there are some nice seafront pubs and restaurants. We loved the house and we loved Deal so would wholeheartedly recommend this property.
We were 2 families escaping London for 2 days. The house was even better than the photos, and was beautifully clean and well equipped. There was plenty to see and do even in February, the kids loved the proximity to the beach and the town was bustling and charming. Highly recommended. Thankyou.
Once a 17th century smuggler's hideaway, Deal is now an unspoilt laid back seaside resort, full of history with it's conservation area, quaint fisherman's cottages, castles, Georgian seafront with promenade and coastal walks. Yet only 90 miles from London (direct trains available) and 20 miles to France, the coastline can be seen on a clear day.
The Old Orchard is within easy walking distance of the beach (just 250 meters) and a 2 minute walk to the high street full of independent retailers and twice weekly market offering fresh local produce. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy, as well as vintage/antique shops and deli's.
Ideal for cycling into historic Sandwich (4 miles away) and along the coastal paths to see the famous white cliffs, there are golf courses in abundance (Royal St Georges, Cinque Ports and Princes to name but a few), as well as fishing and sailing.
An ideal base to explore all that Kent has to offer; historic Canterbury can be reached easily by either car or rail, Dover is only 15 minutes away, ideal for short trips across to France by ferry, or 30 minutes to the Eurotunnel at Folkestone.
Broadstairs (home to Charles Dickens) and Whitstable (famous for it's oysters) are both half an hour away by car. Art lovers could visit the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate, or try Folkestone for it's smaller galleries.
Equally, you could consider leaving all forms of transport behind and just relax and enjoy all that Deal has to offer.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
A deposit of 30% is required to secure your booking, final balance due six weeks before the start date of your holiday. A refundable security deposit of £100 is payable with the final balance.
Short breaks cost from 300.00 pounds for 2 nights depending on time of year please enquire.
Long term rentals also available.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.