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Georgian town house with parking, large garden, by the beach and golf courses

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, off street parking, large garden.

Short/long breaks are available - please enquire for rates (2 nights from £350 depending on time of year).

The Old Orchard is a two minute walk to the beach and just a five minute stroll to the high street, full of independent retailers, antiques shops, deli's, coffee shops, two large supermarkets and a Saturday market.

Please be aware Deal is a laid back, quiet seaside town and we do ask that guests respect this and our neighbours. Obviously we want our guests to have a fantastic stay however behaviour such as loud music, house parties and exceeding guest numbers is not acceptable and may lead to having to vacate and/or lose their security deposit.

The Old Orchard is an ideal home from home, set over three floors, full of period charm to stay in all year round; bracing walks along the beautiful coastline in winter or al fresco dining in the garden in the summer.

We have tried to maintain a cosy home-like feeling; original pine floorboards, panelling and feature fireplaces throughout as well as bringing up to date with wireless broadband and bluetooth speaker to listen to your own music.

There is a living room with plenty of seating including a comfy leather corner sofa, TV/DVD with Freeview, feature fireplace and shutters as well as a selection of board games to keep the whole family entertained.

The second reception room has a leather chesterfield sofa providing a quiet place to read or listen to music in a bright, sunny room. A large dining table with benches and stools, an antique dresser, period fireplace and large original sash window with shutters overlooking the garden.

We have a freestanding solid wood kitchen fitted with dishwasher, electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge freezer, everything you would need for your stay. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier.

One of the two bathrooms is downstairs and has underfloor heating, shower enclosure with 'rain' shower head, bath, toilet and sink. (There is another bathroom upstairs).

An enclosed spiral staircase (fitted with stairgates if needed) leads from the hallway to 4 large light & airy bedrooms:

One kingsize master.

One twin bedded room.

Two double bedrooms.

There is also a travel cot.

On the first floor next to the master bedroom and twin bedroom there is a smart fully tiled family bathroom with toilet, sink, and bath with shower over.

All bed linen & towels are provided but please provide your own towels for the beach.

We have a large lawned garden with outdoor sofas, chunky outdoor furniture and parasol. There is a parking space at the rear of the garden for one car as well as free parking on the road in front of the house and plenty more in nearby streets.

There are many places in Deal to see and things to do, of course there is Deal Castle and Cinque Ports golf course is walking distance from our house. Fishing is popular as well as coastal walks and bike and horse riding.

There are lots of great places to eat out whatever your taste. We love Deal and hope that you will too!

More Details

Owner
Mrs Karen Shipley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Mrs Karen Shipley

I'm Karen, and I bought The Old Orchard in 2011. Since then I've made quite a few changes! I love period properties and have enjoyed investing and improving it. I enjoy painting and decorating and I hope that this shows in our home.

I'm married to Paul and have two teenage boys. When we first arrived in Deal we loved the laid back feeling; there's a slower pace of life and everyone is so friendly. There's everything you need on your doorstep and if you don't want to drive you don't have to - there's a train station a 5 minute walk away to get to Canterbury or London.

I love mooching around antique shops and giving things a new lease of life - you'll see a select few items in our house that have been given the shabby chic treatment. Paul is very active and likes nothing better than taking a dip in the sea (weather permitting!) or cycling and running along the seafront.

Whatever it is that you like to do we hope that you like Deal as much as we do! Karen.

Mrs Karen Shipley purchased this house in 2011

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to let you know that we had a really good time at The old orchard. Deal and surroundings were a discovery for us. We actually decided to visit Kent again. We didn’t have time enough for the castles.



We also found the house marvelous. We were impressed with the warm style and the authenticity, and yet, a lot of comfort.
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Deal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Underfloor heating
  • Towels provided. Please provide own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kingsize
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • All bed linens provided. Travel cot with mattress and fitted sheet available - own blankets need to be provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Please note - it is a TV/DVD combi - so you will find the slot for your DVD on the side of the TV. Stairgates can be fitted to stairs - please ask.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Georgian town house with parking, large garden, by the beach and golf courses
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a fabulous weekend in Deal. The house is incredible, great for large families, offering every facility you’d need for a coastal weekend break. It’s in an excellent location, positioned perfectly for walking into Deal high street, where there are many high quality restaurants. It’s also a great base for exploring the Kent coastline and only twenty minutes drive from Canterbury. Having visited the area for a family wedding it now holds very special memories for us! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review which sums Deal up to a tee! I couldn't have said it better myself. I hope to welcome you back to Deal again soon.
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5

Prefect weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Really great house, very nice inside and well located. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, helpful landlord!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there with our 4 kids for 2 weeks.

For the first to the last minute, we enjoyed our vacation! The house is cosy, stylish, well maintained and equipped with everything you need.

Booking, arriving and departure was very easy. We met the owner once. She is really nice and helpful. Email and SMS contact was always fast and supportive.

Again: a perfect house in a lovely town.

Thanks a lot for a wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Orchard and that everything you needed was in place. We hope to welcome you in Deal again one day!
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Kent, United Kingdom
5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, in a great location. The house is beautifully furnished, with spacious accommodation and all the amenities you could wish for. The location is fantastic for access to the town and the seafront yet surprisingly quiet - just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well furnished, nicely decorated and spacious house. Close to the beach and shops. The house with its large backyard is also well suited for children. The owner is very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of mums that wanted to get together to celebrate a big birthday! This house was perfect! It has everything you need and is so close to the beach and town centre, which was great!

We had a home made spa afternoon, afternoon tea and did some crafts as well. Plenty of room for everyone and we all thoroughly enjoy our time here!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Gatwick or Stanstead
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Cinque Ports
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Deal
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
M20
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Deal
Car: not necessary

Once a 17th century smuggler's hideaway, Deal is now an unspoilt laid back seaside resort, full of history with it's conservation area, quaint fisherman's cottages, castles, Georgian seafront with promenade and coastal walks. Yet only 90 miles from London (direct trains available) and 20 miles to France, the coastline can be seen on a clear day.

The Old Orchard is within easy walking distance of the beach (just 250 meters) and a 2 minute walk to the high street full of independent retailers and twice weekly market offering fresh local produce. There are many cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy, as well as vintage/antique shops and deli's.

Ideal for cycling into historic Sandwich (4 miles away) and along the coastal paths to see the famous white cliffs, there are golf courses in abundance (Royal St Georges, Cinque Ports and Princes to name but a few), as well as fishing and sailing.

An ideal base to explore all that Kent has to offer; historic Canterbury can be reached easily by either car or rail, Dover is only 15 minutes away, ideal for short trips across to France by ferry, or 30 minutes to the Eurotunnel at Folkestone.

Broadstairs (home to Charles Dickens) and Whitstable (famous for it's oysters) are both half an hour away by car. Art lovers could visit the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate, or try Folkestone for it's smaller galleries.

Equally, you could consider leaving all forms of transport behind and just relax and enjoy all that Deal has to offer.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $133.83

A deposit of 30% is required to secure your booking, final balance due six weeks before the start date of your holiday. A refundable security deposit of £100 is payable with the final balance.
Short breaks cost from 350.00 pounds for 2 nights depending on time of year please enquire.
Long term rentals also available.
Please be aware Deal is a laid back, quiet seaside town and we do ask that guests respect this and our neighbours. Obviously we want our guests to have a fantastic stay however behaviour such as loud music, house parties and exceeding guest numbers is not acceptable and may lead to having to vacate and/or lose their security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.