Glen Hill, in Walmer, Kent is a grand period family home with views to the rear overlooking one of the Queen Mother's favoured retreats, Walmer Castle and the sea beyond. Sleeping up to 16 people, it offers the perfect holiday house for large groups or a couple of families with very flexible accommodation, plenty of living space and a wonderful large garden with a tennis court.This property has three elements that can be rented together or individually, and sleeps 8 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms in the main house (Glen Hill), 6 people in 3 bedrooms in Glen hill Lodge and a further 2 guests in the studio flat - Glen Hill Stables.
Glen Hill is traditionally furnished with a spacious regal drawing room with a large open fireplace and floor to ceiling windows and doors which open onto the elegant pavilion conservatory. The dining room has seating for twenty guests while a large kitchen/diner offers less formal dining along with an Aga cooker.
The beach is only a short stroll away and for those feeling particularly energetic there is a tennis court available for guests to use (summer only).
There is also a self contained flat adjacent to the garage with its own parking and entrance.
Lobby area with a spacious interior hallway beyond.
Family kitchen with two range cookers with a five ring gas hob, microwave, small fridge, dishwasher and a breakfast table which seats ten people.
There is a separate utility room off the kitchen housing a large fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and original walk-in pantry and a WC off the utility room.
Up 4 steps:
A large and elegant room with a working fireplace (some logs provided), TV/DVD player and a BT Box. French doors open onto the Conservatory.
A large table seating up to twenty people, original fireplace and french doors out onto the Conservatory. A selection of board games have been left in the dining room.
Furnished with wicker chairs and tables providing seating for up to ten guests with views out over the grounds to the rear of Walmer Castle and towards the distant sea. Please note this room is not heated.
From the hall a grand oak staircase leads:
Several steps to a flexible Snug/Study/Bedroom - a large sunny room with original fireplace, TV, sofa and study area, single bed with pull out bed below; and a bathroom with hand held shower and toilet.
Further steps curve round to a second half landing and window seat with views, and on to the Junior Master Suite - a large yet cosy room with a King size bed, original fireplace, seating area, dressing table, further single bed if required; ensuite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower
The staircase continues up to:
The Master Suite
An impressive double width room with beautiful views of the gardens, Walmer Castle and the sea - a super king-size sleigh bed, dressing table, walk in wardrobe, reading area with chaise and rocking chair, French doors to balcony enjoying the views, further single bed if required; and ensuite shower room
A cosy bedroom in the eves with original fireplace, three single beds and a further pull out bed on request.
The property is set in a spacious two acre plot with terraced areas for outside dining, lawns and a rudimentary tennis court (summer only).
BBQ is available upon request and there is garden furniture for up to 20 guests.
Off road parking for at least five cars.
Up to 4 dogs welcome in total - two in the main house and one in each of the Stables and Lodge - £30 per dog
A cot and high chair are available upon request and WIFI is also available for guests use.
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THE BEST WE HAVE EVER STAYED IN.... We are a party of older folk. This was our 14th consecutive year in properties which can accommodate over a dozen people. It was probably the best we have visited. Very good points are: (1) The kitchen and breakfast table, the former spacious for 'group' cooking, the latter for serial & cereal breakfast. (2) Dining room. Easily accommodates 16 people. (3) the excellent glass covered terrace. (4) walking distance from the railway station. John C, October 2019
We are a party of older folk. This was our 14th consecutive year in properties which can accommodate over a dozen people. It was probably the best we have visited. Very good points are: (1) The kitchen and breakfast table, the former spacious for 'group' cooking, the latter for serial & cereal breakfast. (2) Dining room. Easily accommodates 16 people. (3) the excellent glass covered terrace. (4) walking distance from the railway station. John, October 2019
Brilliant large house with a maze of rooms that were exciting to discover! Great big dining room space and 2 brilliant large bedrooms with the smaller ones also great and have great access to bathrooms. Giant kitchen with two cookers and sinks, an extra room for second fridge and space for food and drink storage. Plenty of room! Literally everything you need in the kitchen. Lovely outdoor space with a hidden side garden including trampoline. Amazing views and well kept garden with a beautiful conservatory space and outdoor dining area. This property is about a 40 minute leisurely walk to Deal and about a 10 minute walk to the beach. It was amazing and we made the most of the sunny weekend by walking but taxis from the centre of town were about £5. A really great stay for a big group of people. It should be noted that it is classically decorated with old family history and antiques that all add to the quirky feel to this house. Even had a piano and an organ!! Kirstie Maclaren, September 2019
"Organised a big celebration weekend with 16 mates. The place was AMAZING in every way, could not have gone better. Thank you so much Camilla for all your help. I will definitely be back again." Sam Savage, July 2016
"Super for large family group. Wonderful old rambling house, warm, comfortable and equipped with all you need. Views to sea and Walmer Castle. Tennis court and trampoline were well used as was the area for walks, early morning runs etc." Ron Ward, November 2015