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Situated in the sought after Conservation Area of Deal, Falstaff House is a gracious example of a period early 19C property being steeped in local history having once being a beer house called The Sir John Falstaff .
Totally modernised and beautifully decorated this house offers 2 spacious reception rooms ideal for entertaining family and friends, 3 good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms one being en-suite, and a lovely private West facing courtyard garden. Falstaff House will make an ideal home from home retreat being warm and cosy in the winter and bright and airy in the summer & having all the creature comforts required for a relaxed stay.
The owners have decorated Falstaff House to a very high standard, providing extremely comfortable and spacious accommodation. The well proportioned rooms have features reflecting the age of the property whilst at the same time being tastefully decorated with modern equipment and fittings. Features include solid oak flooring, moulded cornices to ceiling, ceiling roses, sash windows, stripped pine doors and an attractive use of Farrow & Ball colours. The house is within just minutes walking distance of all the shops, the station, the beach and the bustling Saturday Market in Deal.
Living room with stripped oak flooring, open fireplace with attractive marble surround, large comfortable sofas and lovely furnishings make this an ideal place to enjoy and unwind with a roaring fire. There is a TV with Freeview and BT Sport and wifi available for guest use. The owners have also provided plenty of board games.
A spacious dining room with a large dining table with seating for 8 people.
An attractive pebble Shaker style kitchen with a range of cupboards and drawers, built in dishwasher and refrigerator, 4 burner gas hob and built in electric oven under and a microwave. The kitchen is extremely well equipped for all catering purposes and not forgetting the younger guests with their own plastic plates etc.
Glazed double doors open to the Garden.
Master bedroom suite featuring hanging bay window with fitted window seat giving attractive views of the High Street and Alfred Square, attractive cast iron fireplace with marble surround. There is a large super-king sized sleigh bed and a wardrobe providing plenty of hanging space. En-suite shower room which is a fabulous room with tiled floor, contemporary glass shower cubicle with drench shower, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC.
A pretty double bedroom with a 5" bed at the back of the house, wardrobe and bedside tables.
A third bedroom with large, comfortable twin beds with wardrobe situated at the back of the house.
Family bathroom with tongue and groove panelling on the walls, free standing cast iron ball and claw bath, wash basin and close coupled wc.
There is an attractive small paved courtyard garden with a plant wall stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs. Pedestrian rear access which is very handy for bikes or pushchairs.
Utility store with a washing machine, tumble dryer and there is a washing line outside.
There is outside lighting and an outside water supply.
This accommodation has internet access. Strictly no smoking.
Thank you so much for a wonderful welcome to Falstaff House. The hamper and decorations were greatly appreciated, as were a warm and inviting house.
Thank you for providing such a great place to stay. Best wishes
Golf, cycling, castles, sightseeing, birdwatching, walking, swimming, tennis, shopping, good restaurants and bars, festivals, wonderful sandy bays nearby, cinema, theatre, Canterbury Cathedral
Deal has played an important historical role in the past having, not one, but three castles built by Henry VIII, namely Deal, one of the finest Tudor artillery castles in England, Walmer, a favourite retreat for the late Queen Mother and Sandown. The first two, now owned by English Heritage, you can visit but for Sandown only a few stones remain. Henry VIII built these Castles as part of an elaborate chain of coastal forts to defend against potential invasion from the Continent in the 1500's and they were then called into action again during the Napoleonic war. Prior to that Deal was a member of the Confederation of Cinque Ports along with other important Ports at the time such as Sandwich, Hythe, New Romney and Hastings.
For the historians Deal is mentioned in the Doomsday book, but evidence suggests its history goes back much further. Julius Caesar is said to have landed on the Deal- Walmer coast in 55 and 54 BC.
There is something for everyone in Deal, fantastic independent shops, a Farmers market on a Thursday and a very popular main market every Saturday, delicatessens, pubs, restaurants and cafes. There is a long Pier, very popular with anglers, and the beach is perfect for soaking up the coastal scenery and gazing out to France and the infamous Goodwin Sands. Deal is a genuine Georgian town with winding streets inviting you to explore them and their fascinating history combined with a lovely promenade which extends from Kingsdown to Sandwich as part of the Saxon Shore Way.
Other things to do in Deal include the Time Ball Tower Museum, which is a Semaphore Tower and was used to pass messages along the East Coast to warn of smugglers. This museum contains many curious items and is well worth a visit. Many houses along the seafront and in the Conservation area still have evidence of secret hideaways where the smugglers used to stash their contraband. The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum in St. George's Street is also very interesting as it tells the full and fascinating historical story of this seaside town. The Deal Memorial Bandstand is a remembrance of the bombing of Deals Royal Marine School in the 1980's. The bandstand is still in use and there are free concerts from May to September on Sunday afternoons, a perfect way to finish a weekend.
For sandy beaches Sandwich Bay and Broadstairs are a short drive away. There are two fantastic zoos' to keep the children amused, Howletts and Port Lympne, both part of the Aspinall Foundation, plus a number of other excellent family days out at Deal, Walmer and Dover Castle as well as The Canterbury Tales, Canterbury Cathedral, Wingham Wildlife Park. If you are looking to go a little further afield you can now be in London with the high speed rail link in just over an hour from Dover or explore Dickens' World or the historic Chatham dockyard on the Medway, both within an hour's drive.
For garden enthusiasts there are a number of places well worth a visit such as Walmer Castle, Goodnestone Park and The Salutation in Sandwich.
It is golfers paradise in this area with the Championship course of Royal St Georges at Sandwich, Royal Cinque Ports at Deal and Princes at Sandwich Bay. Other sporting activities include water sports and fishing. For bird lovers, there is a wonderful Bird Sanctuary in Sandwich Bay. For more information see our “things to do” section.
If you feel like a day trip to France, then taking a ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone couldn't be easier, just don't forget your passport!
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