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“Perfect Weekend Break”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Deal, Kent, England

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lorrieuk
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect Weekend Break”
Reviewed October 20, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

From start to finish a perfect break in a perfect cottage. Mark made us feel very welcome, showed us around the cottage and advised us how everything worked. Our dog, Pebbles, made herself at home straight away! Cottage is very well equipped - from tea/coffee & milk to soap and toileteries in the bathroom, to kitchen utensils etc. Then the icing on the cake; or rather the cake itself- a delicious Victoria sponge in the fridge from Sarah (well that was the diet out of the window - we couldn't resist it). Had a good night's sleep in the cosy front bedroom, which had a delightful sea view. There is enough clothes storage for a holiday of a week or 2. The location was perfect:- 1 minute to the bakers for fresh bread for breakfast and to the newsagents/convenience shop, & 2 minutes to the beach with a promenade / cycle path / green that went on for miles. We were lucky enough with the weather to make good use of this walk. Fantastic fish and chips at the Blue Mermaid, near Deal Pier, and a wonderful meal at the Kings Head - very cosy inside away from the stormy weather that had blown in on the Sunday night. The cottage was also ideally located for St Margarets Bay, Dover and Broadstairs, which we enjoyed visiting. Everywhere we went to was very dog friendly, but I would also add that the cottage and resort would be ideal for a family with children; there is so much to explore in the area. Before booking, we looked at many cottages in the Deal area and did a lot of homework, which paid off as Lifeboat Cottage lived up to previous reviews and more. Thank you Mark and Sarah for having this lovely home. We look forward to staying at your Broadstairs apartment once it is ready to let. We also hope to return to Lifeboat Cottage again in the not too distant future.

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Liked best: The furnishings and decor were modern but still had a seaside cottage feel
Liked least: The end of our break
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ms_halfpe...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delightful cosy cottage!”
Reviewed September 24, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

What a delightful cosy cottage, extremely well presented with hosts that make sure you have everything you need for your stay.
Only a short walk to the sea front and small town where you won't be disappointed!!
Would defiantly recommend to friends and family!!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Merccabma...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely break”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Had short stay in lifeboat cottage walk to beach in 1 minute cottage spotless and in very good decorative order. Owners very good and make you more than welcome already looking forward to going back

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729Foodlo...
Teddington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful, well-located coastal cottage”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a beautiful cottage, well-equipped and well-presented in a contemporary coastal style. Excellent location on a quiet street, with easy access to the beach, local shops and buses, and an easy ten-minute stroll from the centre of Deal which has an excellent selection of cafés, restaurants and independent shops. Very helpful, friendly owner. Strongly recommended.

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16DL16
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely cottage in good location”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Deal is a great place to visit and this cottage is a great find. An easy, level walk from the centre of town and ideally located within easy reach of the beach. Cottage was spotless and well fitted-out and it was nice to have a small outside area with a couple of chairs and a table ideal for an evening glass of wine.

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Lusia O
Cologne, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage - Lovely Town”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This was our first trip to Deal and we travelled from Germany. We managed to get to Calais fast and caught an earlier ferry. The keyholder was very helpful and didn’t have a problem meeting us an hour earlier than expected. The house was a great size, beautifully decorated and had everything we could need and spotless! I can not recommend this house enough!

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Liked best: Location, Cleanseness, Furniture and sunny patio
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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1 review
Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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