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Glen Hill

Walmer, Kent

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.
From £3,875 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Beds
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (up to 2 pets)


Key Features

  • Open fire/log burner
  • Outside space
  • Pub near by
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Sea View
  • Allocated Parking

Kitchen / Housekeeping

  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron and board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Close to amenities
  • Coastal


  • BBQ
  • Tennis Court
  • TV
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • DVD Player

Children / Infants

  • Children Welcome

Pricing & Availability

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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, Oct 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, Oct 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, Sep 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, Jul 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, Nov 2015


Property Description

This property has three elements that can be either be rented together or individually. The property sleeps 8-12 guests in 4 bedrooms in the main house (Glen Hill), 6 people in 3 bedrooms in the annexe (Glen hill Lodge) and a further 2 guests in the studio flat (Glen Hill Stables). In total the house can sleep up to 16 guests.

If you are interested in renting the main house alone (8-12 guests only), the prices will be adjusted accordingly as you select the number of the guests. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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.

Ground floor:

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.

Utility room

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:

Drawing room

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.

Dining room

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.

The Conservatory

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

Family bedroom

A cosy bedroom in the eves with original fireplace with three single beds.


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.

The Annexe

Another door connects to a hidden staircase leading to the master bedroom in the annexe.

The Annexe sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, benefits from its own living, dining and kitchen area.

First Floor

Double bedroom (sleeps 2)
Double room (sleeps 2)
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Family bathroom, bath with shower over

Ground Floor

Sitting room, with lounge area seats 6, original fireplace, TV
Dining area with oval wooden table and chairs.
Kitchen, basic

The Stables at Glen Hill

A separate self-contained, first floor studio flat with separate bathroom with a ground floor entrance, additional toilet and garden door to patio seating area.

Additional information

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.

Local Information

Deal is steeped in history having not one but three castles built by Henry VIII, namely Deal, Walmer and Sandown. The first two are English Heritage sites and Sandown (only a few stones remain) is on the cycle path that follows the coast path. Deal has the 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 upon the Deal & Walmer coast in 55 and 54 BC. Deal is one of the Cinque Ports and has been important in the defences 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 and often quirky independent shops, markets, delicatessens, pubs, restaurants and cafes, together with a wonderful weekly bric-a-brac and food market. The actual town centre is pedestrianised which makes it an ideal place to wander and explore. Deal has a long Pier which was named Pier of the Year in 2008 and boasts an award-winning café and restaurant, whilst the beach is perfect for soaking up the coastal scenery. Deal is a true 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 Deal's Royal Marines School of Music in 1989. The bandstand is in regular use and there are free concerts from May to September on Sunday afternoons.

Deal and Walmer have excellent bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from, including an award winning restaurant at the end of the pier. Within a 2 minute walk of the house is the best fish and chip shop in the country!

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?

Plus don't forget your passport! France can easily be seen on a clear day and via Dover, a day trip (21 miles) to our near neighbour is easily do-able!