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Thomas Paine's Cottage

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Tom Paine's cottage is the white cottage on the left, its right in the heart of Sandwich.
Looking across to the living room reading area.
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1 of 19Tom Paine's cottage is the white cottage on the left, its right in the heart of Sandwich.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
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 now provides a unique holiday experience in the most complete medieval town in England. Following a careful restoration this cottage will transport you back in time with its period furniture and wonderful old beams. Come and learn about the life of Thomas Paine, browse the collection of revolutionary period literature and of course the works of Tom Paine himself. The cottage is larger than the frontage would ...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 now provides a unique holiday experience in the most complete medieval town in England. Following a careful restoration this cottage will transport you back in time with its period furniture and wonderful old beams. Come and learn about the life of Thomas Paine, browse the collection of revolutionary period literature and of course the works of Tom Paine himself. 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. 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 is 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, it's carefully tended and is a typical English cottage garden full of flowers during the summer months. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Robin W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: November 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020

Warm interesting cottage in the centre of Sandwich. Easy parking, walk in a minute to the shops for a croissant before breakfast. Very clean and all facilities. We were welcomed on a rainy day with a lovely fire in the log burner and a glass...More

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank Sherpa705499
Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

An extremely comfortable cottage, full of quirky charm and modern conveniences. Very well equipped and a welcoming host. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank NatalieTandoh
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
TrailBlazer511745, VR Owner at Thomas Paine's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2019

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Reviewed 19 February 2019

Visited the cottage for a long weekend. It's full of character and superbly equipped. Robin made the whole experience smooth and was always helpful. Sandwich is great with lots of places to eat and drink. I'd recommend a stay here without hesitation.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank 919ChrisM
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Perfectly located to explore the historic town of Sandwich on foot. The beds are comfortable, kitchen a lovely place to prepare meals,and so cosy to relax in after a day of driving around Kent. We enjoyed reading about an original owner. Thomas Paine.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed for three nights at Tom Paines Cottage in Sandwich. It is a beautiful place with absolutely everything that we could have needed. The location is superb too and there is loads to do in and around Sandwich. We would highly recommend and hope...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank felicityrachelmorgan
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful break in Thomas Paine's Cottage- From the moment we arrived, everything went seamlessly. The Cottage was as described and we couldn't quite believe we had such a wonderful & well equipped place all to ourselves! We enjoyed Sandwich...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank oj_ashton
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: December 2016
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
With its ancient buildings, nature reserves, golf courses, delightful country pubs, cafes and restaurants, the medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich is a must to visit for the discerning tourist. Sandwich is the most complete medieval town in England having been remarkably well preserved with Strand street having the longest line of timbered houses in the country. The medieval street layout has largely remained intact. There are all the main facilities you would need in a town with plenty of choice to eat out and a wonderful Art Deco cinema. Boat trips go out to see the seals and there are excellent walks out to Sandwich Bay. Sandwich has good train links to London as well as Eurostar services to Paris. Excellent beaches can be found at Broadstairs and wonderful walks along the White Cliffs of ...
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    How many people can stay at Thomas Paine's Cottage?
    Thomas Paine's Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.
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