Dragon Cottage is an 18th Century Smugglers Cottage. It is situated in the picturesque conservation area of Deal and is within a stone's throw of the beach. It has a cosy sitting room with log fire and squishy sofa. The well equipped kitchen diner is roomy and has comfy chairs as well as the formal dining area. The courtyard garden is a sun trap and has a BBQ area as well as table and chairs. There is a steep staircase to the upper floor so this property is not suited to anyone with mobility difficulties. The bathroom is upstairs and there is one generous double bedroom and a twin bedroom. The cottage is situated in the conservation area of Deal which is full of history and supports a thriving artistic community. There is a wide range of shops nearby - both high street brands such as Marks and Spencer, Boots, WH Smith, Costa coffee and also local butchers, fishmongers, bakers and Organic Veg shops such as No Name shop for cheese and olives, Carried Away, Dunlin and Diver and Taylor Jones for gifts.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Luxury Smuggler's Cottage in easy reach of the beach and shops
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- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Aug 2018
About Pippa Mackie
Pippa lives in Surrey - so counts as a 'Down For the Weekender' at the moment, but hopes to retire to Deal which is where her heart is....
Pippa Mackie purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Pippa Mackie chose Deal
Pippa bought Dragon Cottage in 2004 and, as a dog owner is happy for you to bring your well behaved dog to the cotage. All the family love Dragon and we hope you find it as relaxing and restorative as we all do.
What makes this Cottage unique
The dog walks and the lively artistic community with exhibitions and live music going on are a fantastic escape from the hurly burly of work life. On arrival, the car is parked and everything is then in easy walking reach - wonderful. The shops are a great mix of known high street brands like Marks and Spencers and quirky local shops like Allotment, The Bake House, Peppers and Carried Away. There is a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink - all nearby and, of course, the sea is on our doorstep
A lovely cottage in a wonderful location!
Dragon Cottage is charming, immaculately presented and cosy. It's location is idyllic, being in the heart of the Deal conservation area, literally a few minutes from the beach in one direction and a short walk to the high street and all its facilities in the other. The family and I always look forward to a visit to Dragon Cottage.
So glad that you and the family enjoyed your hols and we look forward to your return 😄
We felt like being at home
A lovely cottage, a very warm welcome like every year
Iit was lovely to see you return to Deal and the cottage... we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for leaving it in such good condition. We look forward to welcoming you back...
Lovely house, nicely decorated, kitchen equipment good apart from the ill fitting waste bin lid. Beds comfortable & nice area outside for sitting.
Loved the courtyard sunshine!
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the sun was shining- it make eating and sitting in the courtyard glorious..
We look forward to welcoming you back..
Cosy cottage in a good location.
Interesting area , good for walks only used the car once.
Very comfortable in a great location well furnished etc
We had a very pleasantly stay loved the cottage and Deal town
We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the cottage comfy. We hope you will return ....
Special interest holidays:
There is plenty of opportunity for sea fishing in the area, with the Pier within a short walk of the cottage where night fishing can be undertaken for a modest fee. This is an excellent area for cyclists with very accessible and level coastal routes to explore. There are many historical sites to visit - Deal, Walmer and Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, the ruins at Reculver and the roman ruins at Richborough Castle just outside Sandwich. River trips from Sandwich quay to the ruins make for a delightful afternoon's adventure.
The beach is within a two minute walk of the cottage and there are other delightful beaches at Sandwich Bay, Walmer, St Margaret's Bay and Kingsdown all within a 10 minute drive
Dover is 15 minutes away. Canterbury is half an hour away. There is now a high speed train link from Deal to London and the airport at Manston serves the area.
The shopping centre is a 4 minute walk from the cottage and contains all the shops, restaurants, pubs that will make your holiday easy and enjoyable. Deal, Walmer and Dover castle are all nearby.
There is a wide choice of dining available from 'fine dining' at 81, The Court Yard and Dunkerleys, to family provision at the Royal Hotel and the Three Compasses, with many tea and coffee shops nearby - our favourite is the Black Douglas which does superb Eggs Benedict and all types of coffee. Thre is a wide range of cuisine locally including, Thai, Indian, Chinese, French, and, of course, Fish and Chips! There are 13 pubs within 10 minutes walk - many of which have live music each week. The pier boasts an architectural award winning restaurant and the Band Stand at Walmer gives a traditional experience to those who like brass bands on a Sunday afternoon with an ice cream cone from the travelling Solleys Ice Cream vendor. The paddling pool,bouncy castle, traditional sweet shop and amusement arcade cater for the younger generation. The Astor Community Theatre has a fascinating range of performances including some real 'blast from the past' music as well as contemporary work. The promenade offers easy, level walking between Sandown castle ruins and Kingsdown. There is a bustling general market on Saturdays and a Farmer's Market on Wednesdays in the Under Croft by the Town Hall. On the dining table in the cottage there is an information pack with details of local attractions and amenities.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Bookings will be taken by email and a non returnable deposit of 25% will be taken at the time of booking, with full payment to be made not less than two months before booking. Full terms and conditions available on request. A refundable security deposit of £100 will also be taken. A surcharge is payable for dogs which are allowed at the Owners discretion. Changeover Day: Changeover day is FRIDAY - with a 3pm entry time for new guests and a 11am departure time for leavers Notes on prices: Please contact us for price details for less than one week - special rates apply.