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Dr. Robin Ward

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine

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

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Overview

Kent 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)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

fantastic cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the house for 5 days and loved it ! Robin was there to meet us and was extremely friendly and helpful , the house has everything you need with fantastic character. Loved the reading area and the chairs were so comfortable, all the fixtures and fitments/furniture was of very high quality with a wonderful large kitchen, also all the little things were thought of in the house, plus extensions , boxes of tissues ,dishwasher tabs , shopping bags paper towel , torches , umbrellas etc etc . sandwich itself is a beautiful town with several restaurants, and great pubs , we had take- aways most night as wanted to make the most of the house. A visit to the Salutation gardens in the town are a must , compact but beautiful even at this time of the year and Quex at Birchington is worth a visit again with a lovely small garden with a great Tea room and fantastic garden centre , cant wait until our next visit !

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed your stay, looking forward to seeing you both again.
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5

un vrai "cottage" : une maison pleine de charme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été sous le charme de ce lieu, emprunt d'histoire. Les enfants ont adoré leur chambre un peu penchée, et nous avons apprécié la décoration très soignée de l'ensemble de la maison (l'ensemble du mobilier et les tableaux et livres), la literie très bonne, la cuisine spacieuse, le jardin raffiné, le poële à bois pour réchauffer notre soirée un peu humide! Idéalement située, nous avons profité du coeur de ville médiéval, des restaurants de Sandwich (le pub à côté est excellent ), des ballades en bord de mer conseillés dans les guides laissés à notre attention par notre hôte. Ce dernier a tout prévu: un cadenas à code pour les arrivées tardives, des guides et livres pour découvrir les alentours, quelques chocolats et un sherry de bienvenue. Une adresse à conseiller pour un séjour très anglais, dépaysant, et une touche de voyage dans le temps.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Komfortabeles Cottage - wunderschön

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Cottage ist, wie die ganze Stadt Sandwich, mittelalterlich und trotzdem sehr komfortabel. Große Küche, die sehr gut ausgestattet ist. Von dort gelangt man in einen sehr schönen kleinen Garten, in dem man den Tag ausklingen lassen kann.

Die Lage ist zentral, aber trotzdem sehr ruhig. Alle Geschäfte, Pubs oder Resteraunts sind leicht zu Fuß zu erreichen. Wir haben unser Auto oft einfach auf einem nahe gelegenen Parkpaltz stehen lassen, weil es nicht nötig war, die Stadt zu erkunden. Sandwich selbst ist wie eine Kulisse eines englischen Krimis.

Hier kommt man gut mit dem Auto oder dem Bus (Haltestelle 2 min. vom Haus entfernt) zu Zielen wie Dover oder Canterbury. Einen sehr schönen Sandstrand ist in 20 min. erreichbar (Broadstairs).

Insgesamt sehr zu empfehlen. Wir haben uns sehr gut dort erholt.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helping guests to have a nice holiday is very satisfying so I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Sandwich is a charming town and well placed for walking the white cliffs of Dover, days at the seaside as well as trips to Canterbury or London. Many of our guests return over and over again so maybe we will see you when you are next back in Sandwich.
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5

Character home in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here.

The home is as character as can be and Robin has fully equipped it to make it a very comfortable stay. Not only that, you can tell that he really has gone out of his way to provide consumables (things we forgot such as dishwasher tablets etc.).

I would thoroughly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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
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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
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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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Amenities

Kent 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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