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sink cleaning

Arriving to find your chosen holiday cottage absolutely sparkling clean has always been a top priority for Deal based holiday letting agency, Keepers Cottages.

As the number one holiday rental firm in Deal, Keepers Cottages has a hard earned reputation for making sure that guests’ expectations are consistently exceeded.

So following the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), what changes to the cleaning regimes can guests expect on their next visit to the Kent coastline in 2020?

A highly professional team of holiday cottage cleaners

Keepers Cottages knows more than a thing or two about cleaning. You could say it’s a little bit of an obsession. But over these last few months, we have come to realise that’s no bad thing!

We manage nearly 80 holiday lets on the south coast of Kent, across Walmer, Deal and Kingsdown as well as several holiday lets further inland.

And we know that the highest standards of cleanliness are important to every single one of our guests.

Fortunately, we have our very own highly skilled and expert team of cleaners in Deal and we take great pride in knowing that each turnaround of a holiday cottage means that the next guest will never know that a previous guest has even stayed.

Hygiene and cleanliness is something we have particularly focused on as a letting agency, ever since our establishment in 2014. And in these uncertain times following the Covid-19 pandemic, it is an issue close to the hearts of our guest going forward.

So exactly what can you expect from Keepers Cottages when you book one of our holiday cottages in Kent?

vacuum cleaner

Total peace of mind for all holiday cottage guests

We want every guest to have complete confidence and peace of mind when they make a booking with Keepers Cottages that their holiday rental will be in first class condition when they arrive.

Thorough cleaning as standard

It has always been a policy at Keepers Cottages to ensure that everything is clean in time for the next guest. But Covid-19 means that we remain extra vigilant.

That’s not just making sure everywhere is hoovered and mopped. Or that the bathrooms are bleached sparkling clean.

It’s also about ensuring that all the glassware, crockery and cutlery is thoroughly washed. That the bedlinen and towels are always freshly laundered. And that each guest is supplied with brand new cleaning cloths.

Extended cleaning times

We have also extended the time allocated to each one of our properties when it comes to cleaning them.

This allows for an even more thorough clean of all surfaces, including TV remote controls, door knobs, handles and banisters. All the areas you might not immediately think of – they’ll already have been done.

Hand sanitiser in each welcome pack

Every booking will receive hand sanitiser as part of their Keepers Cottages welcome pack. Take it with you and use it freely when you’re out and about – it’s yours to keep.

Virakill to be used on every surface

Virakill

Keepers Cottages is delighted to be the first holiday cottage agent in Kent to use Virakill in the management of all its properties.

A unique, multi-purpose surface sanitising spray, Virakill has been specifically designed for disinfecting any surface; desktops, door handles, vehicle surfaces, gym equipment – everywhere!

Virakill is a unique sanitising spray that kills harmful viruses and bacteria within 30 seconds of application and continues to work up to 8 days after.

Not only does it kill 99.99% of all bacteria, it’s been proven to kill all Coronaviruses, including Covid-19.

Suitable for cleaning and sanitising all hard surfaces, it can be used on glazed ceramics, porcelain, chrome, plastic surfaces, walls, tiles, fixtures, toilet and surrounding areas, sinks, urinals, shower cubicles and even carpets, soft furnishings and upholstery.

So if there’s a surface in one of our cottages that needs cleaning, then you can be reassured that Virakill will be used on it!

And better still, not only is it biodegradable, it’s also completely safe to use on the skin, as it contains no harsh chemicals.

Removal of unnecessary ornaments

In order to further minimise risk, we have asked each one of our owners to remove any unnecessary ornaments in their properties.

Key safes for every arrival

Rather than a personal ‘meet and greet’ on arrival, we have ensured that every guest can access their holiday rental via a key safe – which will have been wiped down ready for your arrival as we leave the property.

Staff to be issued with PPE

In the unlikely event of a problem with your cottage during your stay, we will send round a member of our team, at your convenience, in the appropriate PPE, ensuring that both you and they are protected at all times.

Every holiday cottage checked before the arrival of each guest

Not only is it our policy to provide the highest standards of cleanliness when it comes to our holiday lets – we also make sure we personally check out each one before the arrival of every guest.

That way we can be reassured that it’s in tip top condition.

The safest holiday cottages in Kent after Covid-19?

It is never possible to say, with 100% certainty, that a venue is free of Covid. Not least because this is a virus you cannot see.

But we do hope that our thorough cleaning regime will reassure all guests that we take this virus seriously.

And that we have thought of every way in which we can ensure our properties are presented in the safest possible way to our guests.

Any questions about cleaning holiday cottages post Covid-19?

If you have any questions about how we clean our holiday cottages following the Covid-19 pandemic then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Keepers Cottages.

Here at Keepers Cottages, we love a beach and in our opinion, there’s very little that beats looking out to sea from the wonderful Kent coast.

You could say that we’re slightly biased, given our location in the coastal town of Deal, right next to the sea!

But if the next holiday you book in the UK needs to be beside the sea, how do you go about finding the best beaches in Kent?

Thanet beach

What exactly is a Blue Flag beach?

Blue Flag is one of the world’s best recognised eco-labels, applied to beaches as well as marinas and sustainable boat operators.

An internationally recognised standard, it was originally founded to promote sustainable development in freshwater and marine areas.

And you might be interested to note that water quality is actually just one of its many requirements.

How is a beach awarded a Blue Flag?

Blue Flag itself note that “In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.”

These include:

  • Environmental Management
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Education and Information
  • Safety and Services

It’s a thorough process and there is a lot more than gets assessed than just the quality of the water.

Once a beach has been awarded the coveted Blue Flag beach status – the gold standard for beaches – it must fly its flag throughout the Blue Flag season, to show that they are both participants in the scheme and actively complying with the criteria.

Flags may be flown 24 hours a day during the Blue Flag season. Or else only during the times that the beach meets all the required criteria.

This includes providing adequate signage to indicate the times when facilities such as toilets or services such as lifesaving are in operation.

Margate sands

How can I find the best beaches in Kent?

Blue Flag lists all the beaches in the British Isles (UK and Ireland) which have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag beach award.

From these, we can identify that the following 10 beaches in Kent have been awarded a Blue Flag for 2019-20:

Botany Bay

Botany Bay

Botany Bay is the most northern of the seven bays in Broadstairs. It features huge chalk cliffs and offers safe swimming on its sandy shores. With 5 star water quality, it’s perfect for kayaking and surfing and there’s a lifeguard service to help keep everyone safe.

Pets are allowed between 1st October and 30th April.

Margate at night

Margate Sands

This fantastic stretch of wide, sandy beach is perfect for swimming and long hot sunny afternoons. Set against the quintessential English seaside resort of Margate, with it iconic theme park ‘Dreamland’. The Turner Contemporary is just a short walk as are some of the best fish and chips shops in Kent.

Minnis Bay

Minnis Bay is a secluded sandy beach, close to Margate. Containing separate areas for water sports and swimming, it’s safe for children.

It offers a lifeguard service and dogs are welcome between 1st October and 30th April.

Minster Leas

Minster Leas beach is close to Sheerness and offers a tranquil spot to relax and bathe. A mixture of sand and shingle, with 5 star water quality, Minster Leas is completely dog free between May and September.

Sheerness

Sheerness beach is located on the northern coast of the Isle of Sheppey. It’s mainly a shingle beach which offers perfect conditions for those foraging for crabs and shells at low tide.

Water quality here is awarded 5 stars and there’s even a children’s play area and skateboard park nearby.

St Mildred’s Bay

This small sandy beach can be found near to the seaside town of Westgate, a short walk from Margate. Backed by cliffs it also features a tidal pool and is perfect for sailing, windsurfing and swimming.

Stone Bay

Stone Bay is a sandy beach backed by a promenade of beach huts, close to the town of Broadstairs. Backed by high chalk cliffs, it’s the quieter option compared with the town’s main beach – but beware of incoming tides that cover this beach up entirely. Activities include rock pooling and beach hut is also available.

Tankerton Beach

This old fashioned shingle beach is near the town of Whitstable and dotted with colourful beach huts and wooden groynes. Its promenade leads to gently sloping grassy banks, perfect for kids to play on.

The beach has lifeguards and dogs are welcome between 1st October and 30th April.

West Bay (Westgate-on-Sea)

This popular sandy beach can be found in the seaside resort of Westgate-on-Sea, near Margate. It’s fantastic for families, with younger children spending hours searching the many rock pools for sea life.

There’s also good disabled access and chalets available to hire for the day. Lifeguards are on patrol here and dogs welcome out of season.

Westbrooke Bay

This is a gently sloping sandy beach on the north west coast of Kent, near to the town of Margate. A quiet location, it’s perfect for small children who like building sandcastles, exploring rock pools or splashing in its 5 star quality water. Facilities include deckchair hire, toilets and cafes.

Kent coast

Finding a holiday cottage in Kent near a Blue Flag beach

If a holiday really isn’t a holiday for you without a trip to the seaside, then you have most definitely come to the right place!

Not only is Keepers Cottages situated in the gorgeous Kent seaside town of Deal, we are very knowledgeable about all the best coastal places to visit in the local area.  

From sandy beaches perfect for buckets, spades and small children, to those suitable for watersports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, we can advise you on exactly where best suits your requirements.

And not forgetting those guests with dogs, who might prefer to seek out some of the more remote Kent coast in order to blow away the cobwebs with their pets.

If you have any questions about finding a holiday cottage on the Kent coast, with access to great beaches, then please get in touch with Keepers Cottages.

Our small and friendly team will happily advise you on the best options available.

With most of the UK still in lock down thanks to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it feels like a life time ago that we were able to spend time with loved ones in a location of our choice.

Which is perhaps why families who have had their summer holiday cancelled or rearranged are now looking ahead to Christmas and the New Year, in the hope of being able to gather together and celebrate the end of what has already been a very difficult year.

So if you are looking ahead to the festive season and hoping for somewhere warm and cosy, with easy access to the sea, then why not consider renting a holiday cottage in Kent over Christmas 2020?

We take a closer look at some of your best options.

Christmas tree

The best large holiday cottages for Christmas 2020

Whether you want to get together with family or meet up with a group of friends this Christmas, a large holiday cottage rental in Kent make a great alternative to staying at home.

With properties in Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown sleeping up to 16 people, there is something to suit everyone.

And with the rise in popularity of multi-generational breaks away, where families of all ages come together for a holiday, please let us know if you need a holiday cottage with a downstairs bedroom or bathroom.

Two dogs running

Christmas 2020 holiday cottages that welcome pets

If you are a dog owner, it is inconceivable to think of going away over Christmas without taking your dog. And fortunately, here at Keepers Cottages in Deal, we have a wide range of holiday cottage rentals for Christmas 2020 that welcome dogs.

Deal and its surrounding area is ideal for dog owners as there are plenty of open spaces to exercise both you and your pets!

And better still, we have a number of holiday cottages with open fires and wood burners for your dogs to curl up in front of when they get back home.

Coastal cottages for two in Kent over Christmas 2020

Christmas can be a time for great celebrations. But it can also be a time for quiet reflection and what better way to make the most of your leave than to book a romantic cottage for two in Kent, on the coast?

By booking a romantic cottage ideal for couples, you and your loved one can enjoy a festive holiday rental right by the sea in the coastal towns of Kingsdown, Walmer and Deal, taking advantage of the long stretches of beaches and wonderful coastline that this area has in abundance. Ideal for walking off that big Christmas dinner, before returning home to a wood burning fire.

Kent beach sunset

Christmas 2020 holiday cottages in Kent with a sea view

There is something rather special about getting up close to the sea, on a beach, out of season.

Perhaps it’s the wide open spaces all to yourself. Or the bracing fresh air in your face. Either way, it is guaranteed to give you a much needed boost during the dark winter months.

And with Christmas traditionally being a time of indulgence, it is perhaps even more important that we make time to get outdoors over the festive period to blow away the cobwebs with family and friends.

So if you are looking for a holiday cottage in Kent with a sea view this Christmas, feel free to get in touch.

Help finding a holiday cottage in Kent for Christmas 2020

Whatever you are looking for, here at Keepers Cottages, we have a friendly team of advisors who know each property inside out.

That means that if you have any special requirements, we can match you with the perfect holiday rental.

Just get in touch with Keepers Cottages for more help with finding a holiday property for Christmas 2020.

11th hole Royal St Georges Golf Club

Following the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, The R&A has taken the decision to cancel The Open in 2020.

The 149th Open, which had been due to take place at Royal St George’s in Sandwich, Kent from 12-19 July 2020, will now be held from 11-18 July 2021 at the same prestigious venue.

The R&A’s decision to move the date of The Open 2020 was taken following advice from the UK Government, public services, health authorities and the R&A’s own advisers.

The decision marks the first time since the Second World War that golf’s original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled.

How to book the best rental accommodation for The Open 2021

Holiday cottage accommodation for the 2021 Golf Open at Royals St Georges is now available from Keepers Cottages.

The leading Kent coast holiday cottage agency, Keepers Cottages has years of experience when it comes to matching guests with their perfect accommodation.

So whether you are looking for a large rental property for The Open near Sandwich in Kent, or a smaller property for two, please contact Keepers Cottages to tell us what you are looking for.

From previous experience, local accommodation for this world famous event sells out fast so if you are looking for somewhere to stay for the 2021 Open, then we would strongly advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

golf clubs

149th Open Championship returning to Sandwich in Kent in 2021

2021 will mark the fifteenth time in the history of the Championship that Royal St George’s has played host.

The Championship will take place in July 2021 against the picturesque backdrop of the stunning Kent countryside, where spectators can take in uninterrupted sea views amongst the dunes, as they watch the world’s top players compete for the Claret Jug and a purse in excess of $10million.

The only one of the four ‘majors’ held outside of the USA, The Open has always been held in the UK.

Covid-19

Important update about Coronavirus Covid-19:

The world is currently facing an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.

This pandemic is understandably a cause for concern, as it continues to spread throughout the UK, with the long-term effects on health and the economy still unknown.

At Keepers Cottages, we both recognise and appreciate the concern that this virus might be causing our guests.

This is a situation that will change on a daily basis and so we will continue to monitor and follow guidance from both the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and The Department for Health & Social Care.

Anyone due to depart for their holiday before 3rd July 2020 will now be able to amend their booking, without incurring a booking amendment fee.

Frequently asked questions

We have an upcoming holiday cottage booking. Can we still stay?

On 23rd March 2020, the UK government gave a clear instruction that everyone must remain in their homes.

It is therefore no longer possible for you to travel to your holiday cottage if your booking is for arrival before the 3rd July 2020.

Our main concern right now is to support our customers through this difficult period.

We will therefore allow any guest affected by this situation to amend their booking, without incurring our usual booking amendment fee.

What should I do if I am currently on holiday?

You are advised to follow government guidance. Lastest advice can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-essential-travel-guidance

Can I amend my holiday cottage booking?

We are working to support our customers so have waived our normal amendment fees for customers impacted by Covid-19. 

Please be aware that if the cost of your accommodation when you transfer is higher than your original booking, you may have to make a further payment. Of course, if it costs less, then you may receive a partial refund.

We are continuously monitoring the situation regarding this and it is important to us that we offer support and reassurance to our customers during this time.

When can I book a 2020 holiday cottage break with Keepers Cottages?

The safety of our customers and owners is paramount and therefore, in line with the latest government travel guidance, we are only able to accept new bookings that have a check-in date after the 3rd July 2020.

How do I get in touch with Keepers Cottages?

Simply contact Keeper Cottages us via our normal channels. We are currently very busy responding to enquiries but please be assured, we will get back to you.

Last updated: 8th June 2020

With Easter just a bunny hop away, now is the ideal time to book your getaway for a beautiful spring break in Kent.

Whether you are a couple looking for some much needed time out; a family with a dog looking for somewhere for it to run free or a large group of friends wanting to get together, we have holiday cottages on the Kent coast to suit everyone.

Here are 3 of the very best!

A romantic break for two in Victoria Road Rose Cottage

Victoria RoseCottage lounge

Victoria Road Rose Cottage is a new property that has only just recently come on to our books.

This beautiful hidden gem of a cottage sleeps a total of 4 people in 2 bedrooms and is just a stone’s throw from Deal’s bustling town centre, where you can find a whole host of local independent shops and cafes as well as some stylish bars.

Victoria Road Rose Cottage is a gorgeous townhouse, tucked away from the high street but just metres from the sea.

From the garden gate, walk through the beautiful front garden before you enter the house into wide, open plan living – ideal for a small family or group of friends to enjoy Easter lunch together. A comfortable living room offers the perfect space to enjoy the spring evenings in front of the fire.

Victoria RoseCottage kitchen

A complete home from home, this Victorian house also features two good sized double bedrooms as well as an enclosed courtyard garden.

Prices start from £600 per week. Short breaks also available.

A family holiday rental in the heart of Deal

Tavistock garden

If you are looking for somewhere to stay this spring for a big family or a group of friends, then we would wholeheartedly recommend the lovely seaside holiday home of Tavistock.

Tavistock is a large, stylish 4 bedroom townhouse, located right in the centre of Deal. 

Sleeping 6, it features a cosy double bedroom; a bright twin bedroom plus two comfortable single bedrooms.

Tavistock lounge

The house has recently been lovingly renovated to provide an extremely comfortable living space. Not only is the inside immaculate, but the secluded and enclosed courtyard garden is a fantastic – and very private – asset during the warmer months.

The garden is filled with beautiful mature planting and stylish furniture. And Deal, with its wide range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, is right on your doorstep.

A fitting place to enjoy the spring Kentish sunshine with friends and family.

Prices start from £750 per week. Short breaks also available.

Large holiday cottage accommodation in Kingsdown

Bowden Lodge house

Bowden Lodge is one of our largest holiday homes. And without doubt, one of the most impressive.

Located in Kingsdown, next to Deal, Bowden Lodge is a spacious flint stone barn conversion, tucked away and surrounded by trees and grounds, making it the perfect holiday destination to escape from the reality and enjoy well needed time away.

Sleeping 12 in six bedrooms, Bowden Lodge comes complete with five bathrooms and two kitchens.

There is even a games room with a pool table, two sofas, TV plus loads of childrens’ toys.

And when the weather is warmer (May onwards) its outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to gather round and enjoy the sun.

Looking for somewhere to stage the best Easter egg hunt? Bowden Lodge house has plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy, and would be ideal for a humongous Easter egg hunt both inside and out!

Bowden Lodge dining table

Prices start from £1,900 per week. Short breaks also available.

Family friendly activities in Deal and Walmer over Easter

Contact Keepers Cottages for help finding your Easter cottage

Easter eggs in a nest

Whatever you are looking for in your next holiday cottage, get in touch with Keepers Cottages and our friendly team of advisors will help you find the holiday rental best suited to your requirements.

Simply let us know when you are planning to travel along with the number of people in your party and let us do the rest!

Looking for somewhere child friendly with an enclosed garden full of nooks and crannies to hide Easter Eggs? Or a pet friendly cottage that welcomes one or more dogs? Just let us know.

princes golf course Kent

Located just 2 miles from the seaside town of Deal, Sandwich in Kent, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the UK. Sandwich lies on the River Stour and is much loved for its rich cultural heritage as a Cinque Port. 

Small ships regularly sail through, and the town has become popular with tourists looking to discover its ancient buildings, charming country pubs and nature reserves. 

So if you’re planning on heading to the Kent coast some time in 2020, we’ve pulled together 6 fantastic reasons why you should stop off to explore the town of Sandwich:

1.   Discover the Sandwich Bay flats

Sandwich Bay is a long, pebbled beach located on the east coast. During low tide, expect to see 5 miles of beautiful sand flats, salt marshes and coastal sand dunes. 

The beach is also adjacent to the Kent Coastline Walk, offering a gentle ramble across the sand dunes of Royal St Georges to the quay in Sandwich. Here, you can stop for a spot of lunch in one of the terraced bars or restaurants while taking in the wonderful sights of the bustling quay. 

11th hole Royal St Georges Golf Club

2.   Enjoy the Golf Open July 2020

The Golf Open runs from the 16th – 19th July 2020, with The Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich once again playing host to this spectacular event. 

The golf course features 6,340 yards, 18 holes and 70 par. It’s also set in 450 acres of special scientific interest (SSI) dune land overlooking the breath-taking Pegwell Bay coast.

If you’re looking for accommodation during the tournament, book your holiday cottage now

golf clubs

3.   Take a tour of the Sandwich Guildhall Museum and Archives

Based in the Guildhall right in the heart of Sandwich, Sandwich Guildhall Museum tells the rich and varied story of Sandwich through the ages, from its early beginnings to the present day.

Discover the 1300 A.D Magna Carter, the Charter of the Forest, and other fascinating artefacts dating as far back as the Mesolithic period. 

4.   Delve into Sandwich’s history at the Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Located just outside Sandwich amid the East Kent marshes, sits the Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre.

An English Heritage site, it’s thought to be one of the most important Roman sites in Britain, as the fort saw both the beginning and end of the Roman rule. 

Explore the magnificent stone walls of the Saxon Shore fort before heading to the museum to discover Roman artefacts.

And during the summer, why not head towards the sea to spot seals and other local wildlife?

5.   Go back in time at the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Surrounded by its original outbuildings, White Mill is a smock mill that has retained its original wooden machinery.

It was restored between 1960 and 1961 and today, visitors can go right inside the windmill to see displays of agricultural machinery and equipment in the base.

While you’re there, take the time to explore the many exhibits. They include farming and craft tools, kitchen and laundry equipment. You can also learn more about life in the 1700s at the Wheelwright’s and Blacksmith’s workshop, which is complete with a forge.  

6.   Eat, drink and be merry in one of Sandwich’s charming pubs

There are no shortage of great pubs in Sandwich. Built in 1941, The Crispin Inn offers traditional old-world charm, with a great selection of traditional English beer and delicious home cooked food. 

Or there’s The Mermaid’s Locker which overlooks the Guildhall. It is a tiny pub full of character, with a courtyard garden and a selection of indulgent food and seasonally inspired plates to enjoy.  

pint of beer

Looking for a holiday cottage in Sandwich for 2020?

Would you like a hand finding the perfect holiday cottage in Kent for 2020? Then let Keepers Cottages help you find a holiday rental in Sandwich.

As the most trusted holiday cottage accommodation provider in Deal, Keepers Cottages has several years experience of matching guests with the ideal holiday rental.

So if you need a huge holiday cottage to accommodate your friends and family for the Golf Open in July – or just a cosy holiday rental for two – we’re here to help.

Simply give one of our friendly team a call on 01304 382044 or email us at [email protected].

Whatever your requirements, we are confident about finding you the perfect location.

This Valentine’s Day, why not treat that someone special in your life to a short break away on the Kent coast?

Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, the picturesque seaside towns of Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown are perfect destinations to escape and spend some time with the people you love.

The Kent coast: A perfect romantic getaway

There is something romantically charming about a break away by the sea. Miles and miles of open beaches, the crashing surf and that lovely feeling of fresh air before retiring to your cosy wood burner and glass of wine.

Luckily, here at Keepers Cottages, all of our wonderful holiday homes are in Kent and many of them are right the by the sea.

So if you are an early riser and love to take in the fresh morning air, then a short walk round Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown is one of the most refreshing ways to start your day.

Or if you prefer to get out later in the day, come and stroll along the quaint seafront in Deal, lit by glowing streetlights, welcoming shop fronts and wonderful homely restaurants.

And if you are keen to stay in a holiday cottage less than a pebble’s throw from the calming Kent sea, then look no further! We have a great section of holiday rentals on the Kent coast with sea views.

Comfortable and cosy holiday cottages to rent in Deal

148 Middle Street is located parallel to the lovely sea front of Deal in Kent, perfect for a romantic coastal walk.

The minute you step into the cosy cottage, you feel right at home. This 2 bedroom holiday cottage is ideal for small families or perfect for a snug seaside get-away.

The cottage has been decorated beautifully, complete with painted floorboards, decorative wallpaper and attractive upholstered furniture.

And it is just a 5 minute walk from the famous Deal high Street, full of quaint and quirky independent shops and cafes.

So whether you fancy treating yourselves to an evening out or snuggling up on the sofa in front of the fire, 148 Middle Street is a promising pick.

Writers Cottage Deal Kent front door

The Writers Cottage is a tasteful home from home, just seconds from Deal town.

Its interior is decorated with a pallette of soft white walls, exposed beams, wooden floors and soft carpets in the bedrooms, giving the house a homely, easy-going feel which will suit most guests looking for a relaxed location to unwind.

A fitting location for Valentines, Deal town has a lot to offer a romantic couple, thanks to its many friendly bars, pubs and restaurants. So there will be no need for a taxi home!

Or perhaps you would prefer to stay in and relax? The kitchen here is well equipped with everything you need to prepare a lovely Valentines meal.

Dining out in Deal

Deal is blessed with a wide range of wonderful restaurants, which genuinely cater for all tastes.

And if you would like a picturesque sea view, then Deal sea front is full of options.

81 Beach street (Diners’ Choice in 2019) is a great option for seafood lovers.

Whilst Salentino’s offer fresh pasta and pizza for those craving a taste of Italy.

The Lane, just off the high street, is the home of the very best cocktails in Deal. They even have a Bakery from where you can order the most gorgeous homemade Valentines treats!

How to book a romantic cottage in Kent for Valentine’s Day

Would you like a hand finding the best romantic holiday cottage in Kent for Valentine’s Day? Then get in touch and let us help you out.

As the most trusted holiday cottage accommodation provider in Deal, Keepers Cottages has many years’ experience of matching guests with exactly the right holiday cottage rental.

Whatever you are looking for, simply give one of our friendly team a call on 01304 382044 or email us at [email protected].

Kent really does have it all; beautiful beaches, wonderful restaurants, historic museums and adventure play areas.

If you’re heading on a Keepers Cottage holiday in 2020, we have got plenty of great ideas to keep the kids (and you) entertained this summer, come rain or shine. So, what are you waiting for?

1.   Spend an action-packed day at Betteshanger Park

Located in Deal, Betteshanger Park offers thrills, exciting activities and plenty of adventure.

Try archery, fossil hunting or orienteering — and don’t forget to burn off some energy in the well-equipped play area.

The park is also home to the longest road cycle track in the UK, offering smooth, traffic-free cycling. Or if you prefer mountain biking, enjoy 10km of rugged trails covering a huge range of terrain. 

mountain bike on beach

2.   Take a trip to the seaside on Walmer and Kingsdown beaches 

During summer when it is (hopefully!) warm and sunny, you just can’t beat a day out on the coast.

Kingsdown Beach is a beautiful, secluded shingle beach located just up the coast from the White Cliffs of Dover.

Whether sunbathing, enjoying a picnic or taking an afternoon stroll, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some quiet time with the kids while getting away from it all.

Walmer Beach is another great spot, and is dog-friendly if you’re planning to take your pooch on holiday. 

Walmer boat Kent

3.   Discover amazing wildlife at Howletts Zoo

Housing 390 animals across 52 species, Howletts Wildlife Park in Canterbury is a breeding sanctuary for some of the most rare and endangered species in the world.

Discover the largest herd of African elephants in the UK. The rarely-seen black rhino or the 2 snow leopards that call the zoo their home.

There are also many wooded walkways and pathways to explore, as well as animal talks throughout the summer, where children can learn fun facts and important details about these magnificent animals. 

4.   Tackle big thrills at Dreamland

Dreamland is only a short drive away from a Keepers Cottage, offering exhilarating rides, fun attractions and The Octopus’s Garden — an indoor play zone that’s been designed to inspire creativity in the little ones.

If it is raining, get your skates on and head to the Roller Room — an 80s style roller disco where you can skate to your heart’s content while listening to some great disco tunes!

dreamland chairs

5.   Become royalty for the day at Dover Castle

When the weather’s not playing ball, delve deep within the walls of Dover Castle and discover what life was like during various points of time in history.

Visit the underground hospital and follow the journey of a wounded WWII pilot, fighting for his life as he is rushed through to the operating theatre.

Or head back in time a little further and meet the royal court of King Henry II. 

6.   Get artistic with some indoor crafts

Sometimes, there is nothing better than staying inside your holiday cottage, cosying up and getting crafty with some indoor activities the little ones will love.

One of our favourite ideas is to create leaf rubbings. Firstly, head outside and collect loads of different leaves. If they’re wet, leave them to dry for a little while, then place them vein side up on a hard surface, laying a sheet of plain white paper over the leaves.

Finally, grab some crayons and start colouring over the leaves until a beautiful pattern appears. 

Downs Cottage kitchen

Help finding a family friendly Kent cottage for 2020

Would you like a hand finding the perfect family friendly holiday cottage in Kent for 2020? Then let us take the strain!

As the most trusted holiday cottage accommodation provider in Deal, Keepers Cottages has many years’ experience of matching guests with exactly the right holiday rental. And we always love a challenge!

So if you need a huge holiday cottage to accommodate your family for a special occasion – or a holiday rental for four on the beach – we’re here to help.

Simply give one of our friendly team a call on 01304 382044 or email us at [email protected].

Whatever your requirements, we are confident about finding you the perfect property.

Kent beach sunset

Fresh seaside air, beautiful cliff top scenery, sunny days and harbourside strolls… there’s no better feeling than taking a holiday on the coast.

And where better than Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent, in the south of England?

Perfectly located right on the beach, here at Keeper’s Cottages, we have a great range of holiday cottages to give you the perfect dose of vitamin ‘sea’.

So whether you are looking for a large family-friendly cottage or a romantic retreat for two, discover just some of the reasons why you should book your 2020 seaside break right away!

Deal holiday cottages

Deal pier Kent

The beautiful coastal town of Deal features unspoilt seafront, colourful buildings and characteristic fishing boats.

Deal has a wonderful shingle beach, offering beautiful coastal walks all the way to the iconic Deal Pier, where you can enjoy amazing views over the seafront.

And if you are a keen fisher, why not try catching a bite from the end of the pier yourself to whip up in your holiday cottage’s well-equipped kitchen? 

Another great place to visit during your trip is Deal Castle — an impressive artillery fort that dates back to the 16th century. Deal Castle is situated right on the coast and can be reached via the cycle path along the seafront. 

If you’re looking to stay right on the beach, our Deal cottages are perfectly placed — including The Beach House and 148 Middle Street, both of which are only a stone’s throw from the sea. 

Walmer holiday cottages

Walmer Castle Kent

Not only is Walmer home to Walmer Castle and Gardens — a Tudor fortress-turned stately home, but it is a tranquil part of Kent that’s perfect for simply getting away from it all.

Each Sunday throughout the summer in 2020, experience the sound of local Kent bands playing at the Royal Marines memorial bandstand on the green, which was constructed to commemorate those who died in the 1989 bombing.

And on a sunny day, why not take a picnic and enjoy a chilled out afternoon relaxing on the green? 

From The Anchorage, which is only a minute’s walk from the pebbled shoreline, to the stunning views from 17 Farrier Street, enjoy having the beach right on your doorstep with our Walmer holiday cottages.

Walmer boat Kent

Kingsdown holiday cottages

Nestled between St Margaret’s at Cliffe and Walmer, Kingsdown is a charming seaside village and the perfect spot to watch the sun go down over the English Channel. Ramblers and walkers can enjoy a stroll along the shingle beach or a hike to the nearest cliff tops, while cyclists can take advantage of the purpose-built cycle track that heads towards Deal, offering you plenty of new places to explore. 

Kingsdown was once part of the South East’s Cinque Ports, but with quaint buildings and historic charm, this lovely village is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination.

Most of our Kingsdown cottages are on the beach or only a short walk away, including Victory — a former fisherman’s pub and much-loved coastal retreat. Or take a look at Cliffeside Cottage, which is only yards away from the colourful beach huts on the beach; perfect for a sunset stroll.

Help finding a 2020 coastal cottage in Kent

Would you like a hand finding the perfect coastal cottage in Kent for 2020? Then let us take the strain!

As the most trusted holiday cottage accommodation provider in Deal, Keepers Cottages has many years experience of matching guests with exactly the right holiday rental. And we love a challenge!

So if you need a huge holiday cottage to accommodate your friends and family for a special occasion – or a cosy holiday rental for two – we’re here to help.

Simply give one of our friendly team a call on 01304 382044 or drop us an email.

Whatever your requirements, we are confident about finding you the perfect location.