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Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Dr. Robin Ward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Amenities

Sandwich Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Former home to revolutionary Thomas Paine
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Our Favorite Stay Yet!

  • 5 of 5

First, my husband and I are historical enthusiasts so this charming and quirky cottage was quite literally the best place we could have hoped for! Dr. Ward's arrival instructions were spot on, including where to park. Our first impressions? We could not get over how charming Thomas Paine's cottage was. Every appliance worked like new but maintained that antique charm. We appreciated both the books and the DVDs that were provided as well as the welcome beers. The house is perfect if you are looking for the most charming and historical cottage for an excellent value. The town of Sandwich is also one of our favorites we have visited. There were so many pubs, restaurants, and cafes to choose from we never even bothered cooking at the house which is a rare thing for us. There are several neat places to see nearby that we were never bored! This is definitely a place we will look to coming back to! Thank you for such keeping this delightful place so beautiful and warm and charming!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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4

A lovely retreat in a cosy small town in Kent

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful hideaway. We enjoyed every second of our stay, despite feeling cold and under the weather, this atmospheric cottage lifted our spirits. What a wonderful way to learn about Thomas Paine's peace activism and the incalculable effect it had on history.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Characterful, comfortable cottage in the heart of Sandwich.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this cottage for four nights in October 2016. Although it maintains its historical character it contains every comfort and modern convenience you could wish for. Toasty warm as well, with a very pretty English garden. We would love to return one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal and in the perfect location to explore historic Sandwich and the surrounding area. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the historical feeling of the cottage and town. Robin thought of everything and was very helpful with our concerns.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

charming

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable stay with our kids, located in the Centre of lovely Sandwich, felt like living in a museum with Evelyn modern conveinience

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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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Rates & Availability

Sandwich Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
May 28 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$970
 
 
autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$873
 
 
winter
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$142
$744
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
$809
$2,717
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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