Capstan Row is a gorgeous holiday home which is situated within a few steps of the wonderful seafront and promenade in Deal. You can lie in bed and hear the sea, it really is that close! The cottage has two bedrooms, 1 double and a twin bedroom and also benefits from a large comfy sofa bed. This Deal holiday home is a perfect weekend retreat, family holidays by the sea or for small groups of friends. The way it has been decorated is a credit to the owners who have thought of absolutely everything to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Everything is provided for you, including dog bowls, a picnic basket and a wonderful locally produced welcome hamper. The furniture and furnishings have been carefully chosen to provide comfort and the attention to detail is fantastic. It is a dog friendly house too and with the beach being so close there are fantastic walks towards Sandwich Bay or Kingsdown.
It edges the famous Conservation area and parking is very easy as there is unlimited free on road parking nearby which is a real bonus in Deal. You are a few minutes walk from the High Street with its real mix of vintage shops, fabulous restaurants and the market.
You access the cottage though a pretty gate into a good sized courtyard garden. You then enter into the kitchen through a stable door. The open plan kitchen/breakfast room is extremely well equipped and there is a gorgeous sitting room with windows to the front and the side providing lots of light. The first floor continues to impress with charm and quality and offers a double bedroom with a bay window that offers an oblique view of the sea. Just across the corridor from the master bedroom there is a very useful walk in wardrobe with lots of hanging space and this could be an ideal place for a travel cot. Completing the first floor accommodation is the well appointed bathroom, fitted with a luxury suite. There is also a separate WC. The second floor again provides a twin bedroom with views towards the sea. This is a very special holiday home and the location and charm make it a perfect place to come and stay.
Entrance Via : Timber gate from Capstan Row opens to Courtyard with half glazed stable door to
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Double aspect with pastel base units under Beech block and marble work surfaces, inset butler sink with mixer tap, gas cooker in stainless steel with 5 ring hob and matching chimney style hood over, washing machine and a dishwasher, further marble work surface in breakfast area with a fridge. Table with seating for up to 4 people.
Double aspect room with tall sash windows to the front and side, fireplace with wood stove, timber surround and slate hearth, painted floor boards, large comfy sofa which can be used as a sofa bed. Freeview Smart TV. There are games and DVD's.
First Floor Landing
Twin beds with tall sash windows with a view of the sea, pretty cast fireplace, chest of drawers and painted floor boards.
White suite of panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment and glazed shower screen, pedestal basin, painted panelled walls
Painted panelled walls and floor, white suite of close coupled w.C. and pedestal basin
Half Landing :
Half landing open to Study / Bedroom - this would be an ideal place for a travel cot
Shelving and wardrobe space.
Pretty room with a large double bed, chest of drawers, two gorgeous dressing gowns. There is a tall, 3-bay sash window enjoying views over Deal's rooftops and an oblique view of the sea, pretty fireplace.
Enclosed paved courtyard of good size, enjoying a Westerly aspect with generous attached bicycle / general store. Table and chairs to seat up to 4 with cushions and a bench.
Deal is steeped in history having not one but three Tudor castles built by Henry VIII, namely Deal, Walmer and Sandown. The first two you can visit and Sandown (only a few stones remain) is on the cycle path that follows the coast. Deal has a town motto of “Adjuvate Advenas” which for those not familiar with Latin is translated into “Befriend a Stranger” – perfect for those wanting to be made welcome on a self-catering holiday to Deal or short break! For the historians, Deal is mentioned in the Doomsday book, but evidence suggests its history goes back much further. Julius Caesar is said to have landed on the Deal-Walmer coast in 55 and 54 BC. Deal is one of the Cinque Ports and has been important in the defenses of south east England throughout history. With a coastline that was permanently exposed to potential attack it was no wonder that Deal played such an important role.
There is something for everyone in Deal, fantastic independent shops, markets, delicatessens, pubs, restaurants and cafes and a great beach! The actual town centre is pedestrianised which makes it an ideal place to wander and explore. Deal has a long 1950s Pier which was named Pier of the year in 2008, and the beach is perfect for soaking up the coastal scenery. Deal is a genuine Georgian town with winding streets and lovely promenade.
Other things to do in Deal include the Time Ball Tower Museum, which is a Semaphore Tower and was used to pass messages along the East Coast to warn of smugglers. This museum contains many curious items and is well worth a visit. The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum is also very interesting as it tells the full historical story of this seaside town. The Deal Memorial Bandstand is a remembrance of the bombing of Deals Royal Marine School. The bandstand is still in use and there are free concerts from May to September on Sunday afternoons.
There are several markets to enjoy in Deal. There is a weekly Saturday market and small market outside the Town Hall on Wednesday and Fridays. Monthly there is a Farmers’ Market with local producers and seasonal food.
For garden enthusiasts, there are lovely gardens at Walmer Castle with eight acres to explore. During the school holidays, Walmer Castle runs themed events for all the family and from June 2015, visitors can experience the ‘reimagined Walmer Castle’ created to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
For golfers, try your skills on a links course and Deal has plenty to offer; Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Links, Royal St George’s in Sandwich, and Royal Cinque Ports in Deal are all within an easy reach.
For sailing enthusiasts, the nearby Downs Sailing Club holds events suitable for novices and experienced sailors, throughout the season.
For swimmers who don’t like the seawater, a visit with the family to Tides Leisure Centre, a minute’s drive away, is a must, including numerous flumes, slides and Jacuzzi’s.
Fishing need not just be nipping down to the beach front for the catch of the day off the local fisherman, why not bring your rod and bait and cast off from the pier or beach yourself?
In 2014, Deal won the Telegraph ‘High Street of the Year’ award and also features in the Times 30 Best Places By the Sea.
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