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The Old Tavern

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Walmer, near Deal, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
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The Old Tavern is set over three floors, close to the seafront and town centre with three weekly markets, two castles and wonderful architecture.

The Old Tavern was originally built as a 19th-century public house called the Life Boat Inn. Just a short walk from the seafront, in the historic town of Walmer, near Deal, the terraced cottage is set over three floors and boasts three double bedrooms, comfortable living room, separate spacious dining room and a secluded enclosed garden. The Old Tavern makes an excellent and ideal base for your holiday. The accommodation is homely and well equipped and is a great choice for families, groups of friends or couples. The seafront is just a 2-minute walk away, and there is an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes close by, as well as two extraordinary castles (Walmer and Deal) plus a museum. Other local attractions include the famous historical city of Canterbury with its classic cathedral, along with cobbled streets and boutique shops. Dover Castle is a short drive away with prominent views over the Dover docks, and there are excellent opportunities for golf, cycling, water sports, and coastal walks on the doorstep. A day trip to France is also accessible with the daily ferry crossings from Dover or the Eurotunnel departing from Folkestone. Beach 500 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher, Freezer, Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2018
    Really lovely cottage, decent sized bedrooms and bathroom, very comfortable!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2018
    Really lovely set out house. Well equipped and clean. Only downside was the windows - we could hear everyone walking past, cars and the seagulls early in the morning. It's a nice place to stay and the local area has lots to offer. Only a short walk into Deal town centre as well.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    We had a fantastic holiday here - lovely cottage on the coast. We couldnt get the gate to open to store our bikes - the owners appeared within a couple of hours to fix the problem. Amazing service. Thanks

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/12/2017
    Lovely pre-Xmas break in Walmer and Deal. Such a warm, cosy cottage, beautifully decorated for Xmas. Able to park right outside. Favourite, friendly pub, the Berry, just around the corner.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2017
    The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable. There were many indoor games to keep you occupied. The best part is that the cottage is closer to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2017
    Great house, great location. Would definitely recommend and come again!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2017
    Clean and comfortable. A good place to explore the Kent coast.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017
    Very comfortable and clean. Well stocked with equipment and information.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2017
    Very clean and cosy. Walking distance to Deal. Would stay again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2017
    We enjoyed the cottage very much. Great location and host. All amenities we could need except for a washing machine for our kids beachy smelling clothes. Clean comfortable beds. Would definitely stay here again.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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