Goodwin House is a Grade II listed seafront home in the conservation area of Deal. It has been meticulously renovated and is beautifully and comfortably furnished. Unusually spacious and light, it has three exposures and is spread over three floors. The ground floor has a dining room as well as a large eat-in kitchen that opens onto a sunny courtyard garden. The sitting room, with sweeping views eastwards over the English Channel, is on the first floor together with a double bedroom and a modern bathroom. On the top floor, the main bedroom also looks east over the sea. The main bedroom has both a large double bed and a double sofa bed. The third bedroom, which contains two single beds, and the second bathroom with a claw foot tub, are also on the second floor. There is a full basement, with a washer/dryer, numerous beach chairs, and a BBQ.
I'm Linda, the sensible looking one on the bench. I'm from New York City, but am growing to love this area after being introduced to it by my grinning husband, Peter. He was born and grew up in Kent, but left for a career in television that ultimately landed him in New York. Now that we're both retired, we're lucky to be able to enjoy Goodwin House and this part of the world for at least some of the year.
Linda and Peter purchased this house in 2013
We've been visiting frequently, and came to appreciate what a hidden and unspoiled gem Deal is.
The view is superb, allowing us to watch the sea in all its moods. The house has been beautifully renovated and the narrow streets of the conservation area are a reminder of Deal's historic past.
Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped property with an excellent view and well situated for local amenities and leisure activities. Possible to enjoy a holiday here without a car owing to good access to the local train and bus services. Basement cinema room is good fun. Listing description was accurate. In warmer weather the courtyard would be a pleasant spot. Stairs may be an issue for the very young or the less agile.
Just had 4 amazing nights in this wonderful house so full of character.Kitchen is very well equipped and spacious and makes for an excellent focal point.Outstanding views and just yards from the beach.The basement cinema and film collection is stunning-we will be back.
We had a wonderful stay at Goodwin House. The house was very comfortable, and the location overlooking the sea was really special. We very much hope to stay again one day!
We had a wonderful stay at Goodwin House over the bank holiday. Lovely kitchen to cook in and amazingly comfortable beds. We couldn't get enough of the ocean views (from every window on the front of the house) and the charming town of Deal. We'll be back!
Really lovely house in a perfect location, the photos don't quite do justice to the beautiful rooms with fantastic views over the sea. It's an old, characterful house which our teenagers viewed suspiciously before we arrived ('old' being not as good as 'new') but even they were immediately won over by its ambience (I suppose the large screen tv and wifi helped also). Linda, and Gilly in Deal, were charming and reliable people. We'd love to return one day.
A beautifully restored and comfortable 17th century home, Goodwin House has a spectacular seafront location in the conservation area of Deal. Walk out the front door and you're on the beach. Turn right, and within 3 miles there are two Henry VIII castles and the start of the famous White Cliffs. Turn left and within 5 miles are three golf courses, including the Royal Saint Georges, and the open expanse of Sandwich Bay. If that's not enough, walking in the area is superb - from the rolling hills of the North Downs to the lowlands of the Isle of Thanet.
Deal boasts a selection of restaurants and pubs (as do nearby Walmer and Kingsdown). Still more eateries and charming pubs are to be found in the towns of Sandwich, Canterbury and Folkestone and any number of nearby villages.
For those wanting a day out, there's Dover Castle and the WWII fortifications or the magical gardens of Sissinghurst and Goodnestone. For art lovers, the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate has much to offer, and theater buffs may enjoy the Astor Theatre in Deal or the Gulbenkian or Marlow Theatre in Canterbury.
For those wishing to venture a bit further, a ferry ride across the English Channel from Dover takes you to France. It's common for people from Deal to pop across on a day-trip for shopping or even just for lunch.
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