Formerly a fisherman's pub, this is the last cottage in a row of cute fisherman cottages, right on Kingsdown beach. The house is a bright and light space, that plays to its nautical location in terms of style. It has a strong personality with large metal windows, bold colours and wood panelling throughout. We love the cozy but open plan design on the ground floor and the serene sunroom upstairs, with sea views, along with the vintage touches and nautical pictures.
The space is ideal for a family with a spacious kitchen and dining room that seats 8 comfortably. The kids bunk room, with plenty of space for an additional travel cot as well as lots of toys, is conveniently located on the ground floor, while the master bedroom upstairs is a peaceful sanctuary with the adjoining sun-room. There is also a single room, ideal for a nanny or in-law. The top floor is an ideal room for a whole family with a double and 2 singles.
The house is right on the beach so couldn't be more ideal for kids to spend all day playing, while you relax for a long bbq lunch in the front garden. There are plenty of toys, books and a craft cupboard for a rainy day. For older children the house is close to golf, tennis, riding and sailing clubs. The sitting room is a cosy nook in which to enjoy a family DVD in front of a wood-burning stove after sunset.
About the Location:
The cottage is in Kingsdown, near Deal, an hour and half’s drive from East London, or 2 hours from central London. It is accessible by high speed train (1 hour 10 minutes from St Pancras or Stratford), and is a 5-minute taxi ride from Walmer Station.
The cottage is next to a pub which serves great food, with 2 other pubs within walking distance. The hosts have a number of bikes including 1 with a child back seat, and the beach promenade is ideal for cycling to the nearby town of Deal.
This cottage has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The ground floor has a large open-plan kitchen, dining room, and sitting room with wood-burning stove. There is also a shower room and bunk bed room. Doors that open out to the front garden that leads straight to the beach. Upstairs is the master bedroom and single room plus a sunroom with sea views. A double and 2 single beds are found in the attic. There is an outdoor sauna in the back garden.
The owners have no pets but are happy to accept well behaved ones as guests.
There are no stair gates, but you can easily close off the stairs with doors, both upstairs and downstairs.
There is a sauna, which guests are welcome to use, but at their own risk - it is small (no more than 3-4 people) and the stove is open.
A car is not essential: the property is walking distance from the village with a post office, butcher and general store. Note that the beach is a pebbly beach, and there are few items for babies.