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FORMER HOME TO REVOLUTIONARY THOMAS PAINE

Dr. Robin Ward

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FORMER HOME TO REVOLUTIONARY THOMAS PAINE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Sandwich Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom: 2, Bathroom: 1, Sleeps: 4

In 1759 this cottage in Sandwich, UK, was the home and shop of Thomas Paine,founding father of the United States and French Republic. He created the phrase 'United States of America', and was author of three of the bestsellers of the eighteenth century, including the cornerstone of American democracy, Common Sense plus the bible of English radicalism, the Rights of Man.

The cottage has been carefully restored and furnished with period items of furniture that enable the visitor to relax and enjoy a period atmosphere. The cottage is larger than the frontage would suggest having had a Victorian kitchen extension. There is a good sized living room with a reading area containing an excellent collection of revolutionary period literature and of course all of Paine's works. The stairs lead to a bedroom with two period single beds and a wonderful early Victorian dresser of mahogany, the upstairs rooms are wonderfully characterful with their beamed ceilings and walls and floors with extraordinary slopes on them. The next bedroom has a beautiful mahogany double bed from ~ 1870. The bathroom upstairs has both a shower and bath. There is a log fire in the living room and a good supply of logs are included in the rental fee. Parking is free of charge in the Guildhall car park a few minutes walk from the cottage. There is a south facing cottage garden for visitors to enjoy, its carefully tended and is a typical English cottage garden full of flowers during the summer months.

More details can be found on our website www.thomaspaineshouse.co.uk

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dr. Robin Ward (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3012150
Sandwich Kent
London, United Kingdom
5

Completely chamrning and entracing!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is completely wonderful and mixes the old with new perfectly. Its almost like stepping back hundreds of years but in luxury and with wifi. We couldn't have found somewhere more perfect for a long weekend. The garden was a little suntrap and is delightful for a morning coffee while the fireplace and leather sofa was the perfect way to curl up in the autumn evenings. Make sure you try the No Name deli for a perfect fireside feast. I couldn't recommend this place enough and Robin was a great host.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3012150
Sandwich Kent
5

A lovely cottage in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5
A lovely cottage in a lovely town. Robin, the owner, met us there and showed us round. Beautifully kept, comfortable, and well-equipped. Well-located, too, being just five minutes from the train station and a minute from the centre of town. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3012150
Sandwich Kent
Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Lovely Cottage in a Beautiful Town

  • 5 of 5
This was the last of 5 week's accommodations in England and was certainly one of the best. Robin had thought of everything to make our stay pleasant including items for our arrival such as chocolate mints, chutney, tea, jam etc. The accommodation exceeded our expectations with a fantastic kitchen fully equipped, sitting room and lounge plus the downstairs 1/2 bathroom as well as the two bedrooms upstairs and full bathroom. The back garden was lovely and we had the good weather to enjoy it.
The town of Sandwich has a tremendous amount of heritage buildings and is perfect for morning walks. The nights are very peaceful, being a small town. Sandwich is perfectly located to explore the castles of Deal, Walmer as well as Dover and Canterbury Cathedral. We had joined National Trust and English Heritage which was well worth the investment to view the sights included in your membership.
Robin has a wonderful library on the works of Thomas Paine which we enjoyed and we will return to see the many places we couldn't get to in our week's stay.
Thank-you Robin for a fabulous stay and we'll see you again next year.

Doug and Margaret Plumsteel Langley, BC Canada
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3012150
Sandwich Kent
5

The perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5
Whether you have an interest in the history of Thomas Paine or just want a quiet holiday then we found this to be the perfect place! A lovely old house, with excellent facilities, well maintained, and with a superb courtyard cottage garden to enjoy. Easy walking distance from shops, pubs, restaurants and off-licence, and handy for buses and trains made this a great place to stay - we spent the week exploring the local area as well as using the public transport to visit Canterbury, Faversham plus Hythe and the RHD Railway. For those who want to know more about Thomas Paine there is a superb collection of books to dip into in the evenings while enjoying the ambience of the house itself. Thank you Robin for your great hospitality.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3012150
Sandwich Kent
5

wonderful charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a week in this very special cottage and enjoyed it very much: the cottage is cosy and very comfortable to live in; it's furnished and decorated with care and style. You can live in an historical environment and still have all modern equipments (dish washer, washing machine etc.) as well. We also liked the beautiful little garden very much. There are all kinds of pubs, shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk.
Everything was exactly as described, or even nicer: thank you very much again, Robin!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
London
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sandwich town centre
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Royal St. Georges Golf club
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Sandwich station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A257
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
St.Peter's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandwich Bay
Car: recommended

Thomas Paine's cottage is located at the heart of the historic medieval town of Sandwich. Sandwich is the most complete medieval town in Britain and has the most complete street of timber frame buildings in Strand Street. The cottage is within a few hundred yards of a number of restaurants and inns as well as a range of shops. It is within 2 miles of 2 championship golf courses including the famous Royal St.Georges, there are excellent walks out to Sandwich Bay from the cottage. Canterbury is a 20 minute drive away and the cottage is a short walk to the railway station for high speed services to London.

The cottage is well placed for day trips to France or Belgium by car since it is only a 15 minute drive to the cross channel ferries, return trips to Bologne or Bruges can readily be achieved in a day. Both Dover and Rams gate ports are within easy reach and provide a range of museums and castles such as Dover Castle.

A number of tour companies offer tours out to visit the battlefields of WWI and WWII in France and Belgium and the cottage is well placed for this.

East Kent provides some of the finest coastal walks in Britain taking in views of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover from the Saxon Shore Way.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £75 Per night

Sandwich Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jan-Mar
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£450
£1,530
 
 
Mar-Apr
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
Apr-May
Apr 18 2015 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£450
£1,530
 
 
May
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
May
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
May-June
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£525
 
 
Jun-July
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
 
 
July
Jul 18 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£620
 
 
July-Sep
Jul 25 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£620
 
 
September
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
Sept-October
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£450
£1,530
 
 
October
Oct 24 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
 
 
Nov-Dec
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£450
£1,530
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£660
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
£660
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Sandwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , open to upstairs landing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • This is a cosy seventeenth century cottage so the bedrooms are quite fine but can not be described as large. The beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. There is a large Victorian triple wardrobe in the front bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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