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“A spacious but cosy cottage.”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Deal, Kent, England

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John H
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4 reviews
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“A spacious but cosy cottage.”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

On our arrival we were given the choice of two properties on the same street by Mark, choosing the larger cottage with an upstairs bathroom. The property was clean, tidy and comfortable and well located, just one street back from the seafront. The beach was just a three minute walk away and the town centre not much more.
Mark was a really great host and could not have been more helpful, even interrupting a meal out to sort us out with the tele on our last evening.
Would recommend Middle Street Chippy and Victuals and Co on the other end of the eating out scale. Walmer Castle and gardens is a really good day out, but just now the castle at Deal does not compare.

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john g
Chichester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 10 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Lifeboat Cottage was just a few minutes from the beach and in a quiet street. It was clean, well furnished and decorated and had all mod cons. We had a warm welcome from the owner and a delicious sponge cake ! The beds were comfortable and had crisp and fresh linen. We enjoyed bracing walks around the locality and there was plenty to see and do further afield even though we were out of season.

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Jennifer...
Heidelberg, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 7 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Lifeboat Cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. It is perfectly located for the beach and for the High Street in Deal. It is extremely well-equipped, the beds are very comfortable and the whole atmosphere is very cosy. Mark and Sarah were great hosts and the cake went down very well, thank you. We would definitely try to book here again.

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pauline s
2 reviews
“Charming cottage, great location.”
Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Charming cottage, very clean, comfy beds, hospitable hosts.
Great location - a street away from beach, local bakery & cafe, pub with live music, close to Deal town centre. Take the beach walk to the Zetland Arms, pub with terrific home made food right on the seafront, or visit the Pop Up Cafe in Deal. Take the short bus ride to Sandwich and visit the Secret Garden. We had a lovely sunny week and exhausted all the vintage and charity shops.

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Sal1332
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage ideally located close to the sea and a short walk into Deal town centre. Comfy bed and nice and quiet for a good night's sleep after some fab days out. Would really recommend victuals restaurant in Deal centre. Great food and perfect for a treat.
Cottage owners were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend although if you struggle climbing stairs be aware the stairs are quite steep.

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Daisydoo...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 8 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This is a lovely cottage, providing everything you might need , in a great location. Many interesting places worth a visit are within easy walking distance. The warm welcome and the giant scones from Mark and his wife were much appreciated.

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Liked best: Cosy lounge, and very comfy beds!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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dirkle
Southport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A GEM WITHIN A GEM”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A really lovely place to stay and Chill. Well maintained, comfortable beds, spacious rooms
and within easy reach of the beach, about 1 minute! The Kitchen has got everything, although with so many decent places to dine in Dea,l at reasonable prices, you do not really need it.
Up to date SKY Channels and wireless, comfortable lounge and a small patio area at the back which is a Sun trap and more than suitable for having a slurp in the evening.
Communication with the owner Mark Benson is excellent, he lives minutes away.
Deal is a town that time forgot, wonderful seafront walking, a fabulous historic district and good shops. Take a walk to Walmer Castle along the coastal path and follow in the footsteps of Victoria, Albert and the kids, The Duke of Wellington, Charles Dickens, W.H Smith and many other historical figures. Deal has a fascinating history, the beach where hundreds died of fever after returning from the Peninsula wars to the threat of invasion in WW2. You name it Deal has seen it, even way back to the Romans. You cannot be bored in Deal. If you are, the French towns of Le Touquet and Boulogne are only a cheap day return trip away on the Channel Tunnel. Mark Benson is obviously good at most things he does. from a brilliant Kent Batsman, Umpire and now cottage management. Do not miss a stay here, you will love it..

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Liked best: Just everything
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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