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Spacious period home in conservation area, close to town, beach and golf course

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom house sleeps 5, easy walking distance to the beach and town centre

'Somerley' is a delightful spacious home located in a quiet road in Deal's historic conservation area and is a few minutes walk from the sea and the centre of Deal. Deal high street was recently voted High Street of the year and Deal has been used for several film sets, Liar and Vanity Fair.The house is a short drive from excellent golf courses and the bus and train stations are both within walking distance. London and Canterbury are within easy reach by road and rail. Deal is conveniently located for day trips to France.

The house was built in the early 1800’s and retains much of its original character. The sitting room and dining room have wood panelled walls and attractive gas fires. There is comfortable seating and a choice of D.V.D's to watch on the flat screen T.V. Guests are welcome to use the books and games in the house.

The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you might need for your visit whether you stay for a relaxing weekend or a summer holiday.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one double, a twin and a single. In addition to the first floor bathroom, the single room is fitted with a sink. There is a private courtyard garden leading from the french doors in the kitchen, with a restful water feature, which offers a lovely space to sit outside and enjoy summer evenings and even have a BBQ.

The games room in the cellar is a fun place for adults and children alike, especially if the weather is not so good.

On your arrival there will be a welcome pack to help you settle into your home away from home.

There is on street parking in Nelson Street and the surrounding streets and once you have parked your car you will not have to move it, everything in Deal is within walking distance.

More Details

Mrs Wendy Fenwick
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Mrs Wendy Fenwick

We have lived in the area since 2000 and we love being by the sea and yet in a town at the same time. Our children have grown up in a safe delightful place which is dear to all of us.

Why Mrs Wendy Fenwick chose Deal

I have always admired the pretty houses in Deal, particularly in the Conservation area. We love our house because it has character and charm and it is in the heart of a thriving town and yet in a peaceful spot.

What makes this house unique

Many of our guests comment on how well equipped the house is. We really do try to provide everything anyone could want on holiday and to make the house as welcoming as possible. We love our house and we want our guests to feel that it is theirs during their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a week in 2 Nelson Street. It is a very comfortable place to stay and better equipped than any house we have ever rented.

Rated five stars
Dec 2014
  • 1 of 4


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Deal in Dover District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a shower over the bath. Bath towels are included for guest use in the house but we request that they are not taken to the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available
  • Each bedroom has been recently painted reflecting the historic charm of the neighbourhood. The windows are double glazed so coupled with a quiet road the rooms offer a tranquil stay.Towels and bed linen are provided and the beds will be freshly made in anticipation of your visit.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Deal always charms our guests and Somerley exceeds expectations.


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(33 traveller reviews)

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Spacious period home in conservation area, close to town, beach and golf course
average rating of 4.939394 based on 37 reviews

Perfectly located, very clean and comfortable holiday home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. You can walk to everything in Deal, the house is well equipped and very comfortable. Deal has great restaurants, pubs and individual shops. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed staying in Somerley Deal has plenty to offer, all within walking distance of our house and I am pleased you had a great stay. We look forward to your next visit.
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A lovely place, felt like home.

  • 4 of 5

A really lovely home full of everything you could need. Communication with the owners before booking was excellent. The house was much better in real life than what the photos show. Really near to the beach and high street. Parking outside was tricky; only a two hour limit. However this allowed time to get our luggage out and settle in. Plenty of parking nearby so this wasn’t a major problem and the owners had let us know about this before booking. The housekeeper was a great help. Everything was ready on arrival including bread, milk and butter which was a lovely touch. She was also really helpful before arriving, providing me with important information about local roads and weather as we stayed on a snowy weekend. A very comfortable stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, cosy let

  • 5 of 5

Somerley is in a great location for Deal beach, pier and local restaurants and the courtyard garden provides a quiet place to enjoy a drink and read a book! Fantastic stay...

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you had a relaxing stay in Somerley. Deal has so much to offer and it is very easy to walk to everything from the house.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a comfortable family stay for 2-nights. The house is very cosy and has lots of little thoughtful touches - such as the tourist leaflets and the kids DVD selection, plus the housekeeper that came to meet us soon after we had arrived suggested a lovely lunch spot. We were lucky with the weather in November and it was a gorgeous sunny day on the Saturday to spend a day walking along the sea and visiting the castle. We have two children and the games room was an absolute hit!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am so please you had a good weekend. There really is a lot to do in Deal whatever the weather but of course it is even nicer when the sun shines! It is lovely to hear when the younger guests enjoy the house as much as the adults as we do try to make the house suitable for all ages.
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Perfect Place to stay, Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are just back in London after a great weekend away staying at this property. The house is very cute and it suited our family of five perfectly. We loved the kitchen which was really well set up for guests. The rooms were all comfortable and cosy. The house was very clean and really was the best holiday house set-up we have stayed at. The kids loved the basement games room (as did the adults!). Lots of small touches really made a difference, fresh Bread, Milk and Butter, large towels and it was nice and warm when we arrived. Easy and friendly communication all the way, we really couldn't fault it. We strolled to the market on Saturday, a few minutes walk away and then had a look around the shops which were really nice. We managed lots of outdoor activities as well. We drove to Pegwell Bay on Saturday morning (about 20 mins) and did the local park run. We also headed for Betteshanger Country Park in the afternoon (2.5 miles) for some mountain biking which was fantastic. We found the local skate park for scooter riding and also a kick around with the football next to it. Thanks so much for a great weekend Wendy and Eileen, we'll be in touch to see if we can come again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review. There certainly is plenty to do in Deal and the surrounding area. We are glad you found the house worked for your family, it is surprisingly spacious and we try make sure there is something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you again, Wendy
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Highly recommended / Sehr zu empfehlen

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Deal and the house. It is centrally located, so you do not need a car to the grocery store, train station, high street or the beach. It is totally comfortable and has enough space. There were four of us. If you like to cook on vacation, it makes a lot of fun in the large kitchen and especially with the large stove. From the kitchen you go into the courtyard. We ate there very often. If the weather is kind it is warm and windless. Deal is a really great city. There is a lot of small shops, greengrocers, butchers, bakers, cafés and pubs. It's just fun to stroll and shop through the very busy High Street. In Deal there are a lot of good places to eat, from fish and chips up to restaurants. We liked it very much!

Ich kann Deal und das Haus nur empfehlen. Es liegt sehr zentral, so dass man kein Auto zum Supermarkt, Bahnhof, High Street oder zum Strand braucht. Es ist total gemütlich und bietet ausreichend Platz. Wir waren zu viert dort. Wenn man auch im Urlaub gerne kochte, macht das in der große Küche und vorallem mit dem große Herd sehr viel Spaß. Von der Küche aus geht man in den Innenhof. Wir haben dort sehr oft gegessen. Bei schönem Wetter ist es dort warm und windstill. Deal ist eine ganz tolle Stadt. Es gibt dort sehr viele kleine Läden, Gemüsehändler, Metzger, Bäcker, Cafés und Pubs. Es macht einfach Spaß durch die sehr belebte Hight Street zu bummeln und einzukaufen.

In Deal kann man auch gut Essen gehen von Fish and Chips bis zum Restaurant. Uns hat es dort sehr gut gefallen!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you had a great stay at Somerley. We try to make the house feel more than just a holiday home so that guests can just relax and enjoy themselves.Deal really is a hidden gem, there is so much to do locally and it is easy to reach larger attractions. The high speed rail makes access to London quicker and France is just over the water! The best part for us about Deal is being able to walk to everything and enjoy the shops, restaurants, morning markets and taking tea to the beach.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Deal Hoy
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Royal Cinque Ports
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: not necessary

Deal is an historic market town which has its own castle built for King Henry 8th within walking distance and further castles near by at Walmer, Dover and Sandwich. It has endless winding streets which have many quaint buildings and the area is steeped in smuggling lore. To visit Deal is to step back in time and yet it also offers all the amenities of a modern town, excellent restaurants and pubs plus a wide range of shops and a huge choice of outdoor activities.

Deal pier has won awards for the great fishing it offers and the newly renovated pier end restaurant offers customers the chance to sit and enjoy their meal looking over the sea. There are spectacular walks to be taken along the sea front and up the cliffs towards St Margaret's and Dover. Watersports are available in Deal, sailing, rowing and windsurfing are very popular. The Telegraph has just voted Deal No 1 in Top Spots To Lay Your Towel. The long beach is rarely busy and is a wonderful place from which to swim and paddle.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Guests may arrive after three pm on Saturday and should depart by ten am the following Saturday. Although Saturday is the changeover day we can be flexible.

The house should be left in a clean condition but the house will be professionally cleaned after departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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