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4.9 / 5Exceptional
14 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Deal Castle
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Walmer Castle and Gardens
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sandwich Bay Beach
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    Calais (CQF-Calais - Dunkerque)
    99 min drive

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    About this area


    This cottage is located by the ocean and in an area with great shopping. Deal Timeball Tower Museum and Astor Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Wingham Wildlife Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Deal Castle - 9 min walk
    • Walmer Castle and Gardens - 18 min walk
    • Sandwich Bay Beach - 9 min drive
    • Prince's Golf Club - 15 min drive
    • Royal St George's Golf Club - 16 min drive

    Getting around

    • Deal Station - 15 min walk

    About this property

    Lifeboat Cottage ...

    A former fisherman’s cottage, Lifeboat Cottage dates back to the 1800s but has recently been tastefully renovated to provide a holiday home that blends contemporary style and modern amenities with traditional seaside charm. Nestled in a quiet street in Walmer’s conservation area, it’s a stone’s throw from the beach and a short walk along the front to Deal’s town centre, with its quirky independent shops, markets and cafés. Even closer is the Strand, with an attractive green and bandstand, traditional bakery, pubs, convenience stores and a café where you can enjoy a superb full English with a view all the way to France. You can even buy freshly caught fish direct from the boatmen on the beach. Deal itself is a charming, unspoilt Georgian seaside town with two Tudor castles, local museums and a striking modernist pier all worth a visit. Within a thirty minute drive are the cathedral city of Canterbury, Dover Castle, and the major shopping outlet at Ashford. For two legs or two wheels, there are plenty of country and coastal paths and trails to explore. Golfers, too, are spoilt for choice, with three superb British Open courses nearby – Royal St. Georges, Royal Cinque Ports and Princes. This particular stretch of Kentish coast offers you the Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and the extraordinary shell grotto in Margate, Dickensian Broadstairs, Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour, Whitstable and the picturesque Medieval streets of Sandwich. Enough for plenty of days out. And of course, France is just 20 miles away by sea. Wherever you get to, Lifeboat Cottage is the perfect spot to return to. Downstairs is a light and airy lounge complete with working fireplace, a spacious kitchen diner and bathroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with views and a wall-mounted TV. Outside, the delightful courtyard garden is the ideal spot to catch the last rays of sunshine, and there is handy side access for bikes and pushchairs. Sky TV (including Sky Sports) and Wi-fi are both included so you’ll never miss a match or a message. No smoking, please, for the comfort and enjoyment of our non-smoking guests.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Mark Benson

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking

    Family friendly





    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Shower only
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine




    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean


    Sleeps 3


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Lifeboat Cottage

      Very comfortable, good location but you have to take 'pot luck' with parking on the road near the property.

      5/5 Excellent

        Home Away From Home

        We came here for 2 weeks from Ontario, Canada, for an extended family reunion with family in the UK and from Australia. The cottage is immaculately clean, well designed and has everything you could possibly need to make it an enjoyable stay, and there are so many thoughtful touches. Upon arrival, there was tea, coffee, milk and sugar and a fresh cream cake in the fridge! The beds are very comfortable, and there is lots of wardrobe and drawer space. We were able to make supper for family (5 at a time!) and the kitchen has everything you would need. The location is great - you can see the Lifeboat building from the front bedroom window, and it is within walking distance of shops, seafront and restaurants. The Stag pub is literally almost opposite, and it has a courtyard type garden at the back that the family made use of. Buses run to Canterbury and Dover, and the bus stop is very close to the cottage. It is a ten/fifteen minute walk to the town centre (depending on how fast you walk and whether you go direct, or meander along the seafront). The Zetland pub is a long walk or short drive away, and the food is great. Best fish and chips was Mario's along the Strand. Great Indian food at Namaste, which is on the Dover Road. We loved every minute of our stay and would certainly come back if we ever needed a place to stay in Walmer.

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautiful cottage in a great position

          We were most impressed with Lifeboat Cottage and had a lovely stay. The cottage is beautifully decorated to a high standard and very well equipped. There are 2 good sized, very comfortable double bedrooms. Location is ideal - very close to the sea front.

          5/5 Excellent

            Very comfortable pretty cottage in fab location

            Great stay one street back from beach. Cottage was lovely with everything you could possibly need. Cosy beds with good quality linen and comfortable lounge. A lovely touch was dog treats,bowls and balls for throwing supplied. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants and pubs. We loved our stay and would recommend Lifeboat Cottage. Excellent fireworks by pier made our New Year. If we are in area again would definitely rebook here. Thankyou Mark and your wife for the lovely cake to welcome us. Just a note to people less able than us that stairs are very steep, no problem for us but maybe not so good for the elderly or people with mobility problems.

            5/5 Excellent


              Outstanding. Everything you need, absolutely spotless clean. Will definitely be back again Thank you Mark. Loved the wee cake in the fridge.

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