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Beach retreat in heart of Deal town near Canterbury, Broadstairs and Whitstable

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Grade II listed 3 bedroom house five minutes from the beach & Royal St Georges.

Please visit our website for more information http://www.frenchhousedeal.co.uk . Check out our guest book comments under 'about Toby' just below.

The French House is grade II listed, with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). Sleeps up to 7. Popular, tastefully decorated period house on three floors. Relaxing through lounge with wood burning stove, large eat in kitchen, sunny courtyard garden. Three minutes from the beach, two minutes from Deal's independent shops, Saturday local market & bustling High Street. Beach, pier, castle, coastal walks, restaurants, tea shops, pubs, local food shops/delis, antiques & vintage, art, golf courses are all on the doorstep. Five minutes by car to Royal St Georges golf course, home of the 2011 British Open. Laid back, traditional seaside escape. Free parking, bicycle hire. Canterbury, Whitstable and Broadstairs all a half hour car journey away. Day trips to France from Dover 15 minutes away.

Parking near the house is FREE! : The location is ideal for many nearby hotspots!: Though Victorian the house is modern & relaxing.:

More Details

Toby http://www.frenchhousedeal.co.uk
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another lovely week, wonderfully warm & comfortable. Grandchildren love it here, despite the howling gale!
Mar 2013
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beach retreat in heart of Deal town near Canterbury, Broadstairs and Whitstable
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 42 reviews

Idyllic Getaway in The Heart of Deal

  • 5 of 5

Friends of ours from Melbourne where we live recommended this atmospheric intimate bolt hole in Deal and it transpires that it is the ideal base with which to explore all that Kent has to offer. From our arrival the charm of the holiday house was absolutely delightful and the attention to detail very considered. A couple of minutes walk to the beach and amazing coastline with views to France, a series of historic winding streets seconds away from the house that evoke the world of Dickens and Chaucer. I would highly recommend staying here whether for a few days or longer, as a couple, family or small group it has everything you could ever want for.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time over the bank holiday weekend. It's a lovely place, the French House - everything you need for a comfortable stay but it still feels like a you're in a proper home instead of just holiday accommodation.

Lots of nice touches everywhere. The owners have obviously been hitting the vintage and bric-a-brac shops on the High Street - as we did!

We were worried that since there were just the two of us we might rattle around in a place that can sleep 7 (most places that are for two people end up being poky so we usually end up in somewhere bigger) but it's sort of cosy and large at the same time. Plus, we had the luxury of trying out the bedrooms, Golidilocks-style.

Good selection of pubs and walks, too, so we'd definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab time in lovely quiet resort

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely place. So quaint, cosy and seasidey. Loved it. House goregeous, comfy and all amenities. Town/resort so full of charater. Quiet, peaceful and charming. Great break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the French House it has to be said was one of the best we've had. We've stayed at many a holiday home over the years and for us this has to be in our top three.

It's contemporary in style, homely, clean, cosy and relaxing.

Everything has been thought of to make holidaymakers feel welcome and totally at home. They even leave a little welcome pack for your arrival. It's a hop, skip and a jump to the seafront and the High Street and in the streets around the house there are no parking restrictions - a bonus in this day and age but you have to be quick. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished so nicely it made us feel we should update a few things back home. We'd definitely stay at The French House again. We've found a little gem of place, a great base to get out and about to enjoy the countryside, the seaside and surrounding towns. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at The French House.
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Seaside Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We came here with our two kids from London - sooo easy to get to, only took us a couple of hours. We all loved the house, cosy but cool, with nice towels and bed linen, everything spotless and just so, but not so that we felt like we were on tip-toes trying not to mess it up. The kids loved the top bedroom for some reason, think it was the door at the top making it seem like a secret hideaway!

It was lovely to be so close to the sea and Deal has more to do than we'd realised, nice cafes and really great little sweet shop that has old fashioned sweets in jars. Broadstairs is close and has a sandy beach that we loved. Nice to have a walk on the cliffs, blow away the city cobwebs!

We're definitely coming back, have booked another stay next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we're so pleased you liked the house and enjoyed Deal. It is a great town, friendly and welcoming. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Amazing wonderful fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with a personal touch and location with helpful and friendly owners.

The price was good value and there's plenty on offer locally as well as within 30 mins drive in Whitstable/Broadstairs and Canterbury.

We have booked 3 times now with the owners and are already rebooking again. Perfect for all types - family, older people, romantic couple or a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying with us, we're delighted you enjoyed your most recent stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Gatwick or Stansted
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Prince Albert
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Royal Cinque Ports
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
M20 junction 13
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Once a 17th Century smugglers hideaway and an original Cinque Port, Deal is now a thriving market town, with historic fishermen's cottages, a Georgian seafront, independent shops, cafes, pubs & restaurants, yet only 90 miles from London & 20 miles from France (you can see the French coast on a clear day). Watch the sun rise over the sea, lie on the beach, walk or fish along the pier, enjoy the summer festivals and bandstand music, buy local produce from the Garden of England, visit Deal, Walmer & Dover Castles, walk or cycle along the coastal paths to the famous white cliffs, visit Canterbury, Sandwich, galleries at Folkestone & Margate, the beautiful Kentish countryside, or even France for the day. Play golf at world famous golf courses, or just relax & relive the seaside holidays of your childhood. With direct trains to London & ferries from the Continent, you don't even need to bring the car.

Other Activities: paddling pool, mini golf, bandstand


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100



Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Deal in South East England

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , 2nd floor ensuite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 lovely double bedrooms, one en suite on the top floor, and two sharing a shower room on the first floor. One person sofa bed in the sitting room (which can be closed off from the rest of the living areas).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ideal for couples sharing or a family holiday.

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