Oldestairs House


Oldestairs House is a much loved family coastal home built in 1910, located in Kingsdown, a beautiful and still undiscovered village in the corner of England at the end of the White Cliffs of Dover, near Deal and just over an hour from London. The house sleeps ten guests comfortably in five bedrooms. The home has been fully redecorated recently with colours to match the seaside location. Enjoy spending quality time together in the sociable living space, head outside to the large garden or take a short minutes' walk to the beach for a stroll or a swim. This stylish home is perfect for multigenerational families or groups of friends. The house suits family guests as our neighbours are dear friends so is not suitable for parties. Pets are not allowed.
From £2,170 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Child Friendly
  • Parking
  • Sea View
  • Wood Burner or Stove



  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Music System
  • BBQ

Key Features

  • Open fire/log burner
  • Outside space
  • Romantic
  • Garden
  • Sea View
  • Allocated Parking

Children / Infants

  • Children Welcome
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • High Chair available on request

Kitchen / Housekeeping

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


  • Close to shops
  • Coastal
  • Pub within a 5 minute walk

Pricing & Availability

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"We had a fabulous stay at the extremely comfortable Oldestairs cottage. We were a family group ranging in age from 10 to 83 and the cottage suited us all. It is sympathetically and beautifully designed inside, full of nooks and crannies of interest and comfortable places to relax. There is really noticeable attention to detail. The house is much bigger than the photos on the website show. The kitchen is well equipped, the views of the sea calming and the large garden the perfect place to let off steam. The owner is attentive- even sourcing replacement balls for the football table when we could not find them.

The setting is great too. Literally a minute from the beach, we were straight in the water even in October and could then enjoy an excellent meal at the Zealand Arms. There is easy flat walking along the beach to Deal, or a cliff top walk to St Margaret’s the other way.

We will definitely be returning!"

Kristin and Family, Oct 2023

"Great holiday cottage so close to the beach. Delightful location with fantastic local pub nearby also on the beach. Short drive or taxi into deal. Beautiful and spacious home with everything you could possibly need very comfortable and wonderful mini break."

Caroline & family, Sep 2023

"Absolute gem, you can see the sea from the bedrooms, the house is absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful time: managed to lock ourselves out and the hosts could not have been more responsive and helpful. Would absolutely stay again!"

Rebecca and family, Jul 2023

"A group of 7 ladies stayed here for our 12th annual walking weekend. This was a really special house, full of character, out of an Agatha Christie story! We cooked in both nights in the well equipped kitchen, ate in the beautiful dining hall and played games in the lounge, with its fabulous wooden panelling.We did a lovely 12 mile walk on the Saturday and some of us swam in the sea a couple of times. The pebbly beach is 2 mins away. A really special place.
And the company Keepers Cottages were fantastic from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Brilliant customer service."

Emma, Jul 2023

"It is in the most amazing position in a wooded valley and within 5 mins stroll of the beach.
We came as a family for my parents wedding anniversary and I have to say we were all so impressed with all the accommodation - the bedrooms were large and comfortable, the kitchen has a huge fridge and cooker with plenty of utensils and BBQ outside.

This place has it all -comfort, outstanding house, beautiful walks nearby, Pubs and a beach !"

Clare, Jun 2023


Property Description

Ground floor

Entrance Hallway /Dining Room

The front door leads into the large hallway and dining room with a dining table and chairs seat 10 people comfortably.

Sitting Room

Large, inviting living space with two four seater velvet sofas, two armchairs, a working fireplace and a Smart TV.


Kitchen with oven, electric hob, double fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, cafetiere and a coffee bean grinder. AGA (currently not in use).

Ground floor WC

Just off the kitchen is a separate boot room with access to the garden and a downstairs WC.

Lower Ground Floor

Utility Room

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.


Spacious, carpeted playroom with doors leading straight out to the garden. This room has a sofa, table football and various other games for children.

First Floor

Bedroom One

Bedroom - sleeps 2, with Kingsize bed, bedside table and lamp. Chest of drawers.

Bedroom Two with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom – sleeps 2, with Kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers and decorative fireplace. En-suite bathroom has a walk in shower, sink and WC.

Bedroom Three

Bedroom – sleeps 2, with two single beds, bedside table and lamp, built in wardrobe. Doors out to balcony with sea views.

Bedroom Four

Bedroom - sleeps 2, with Kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Doors out to balcony with sea views.


Pretty bathroom with bath, wc and basin, but no overhead shower.

Second Floor

Bedroom Five / Study

A recently converted loft bedroom - sleeps 2, with two single beds, bedside lamps and storage space.


Fully enclosed garden with garden seating for relaxing, and table and chairs for dining. Weber Gas BBQ available for guests to use.


Private parking available at the property and further free on street parking down on the beach.

Things You Need to Know

Towels and linen are provided - no beach towels are provided.
Smart TV with Netflix and other apps.
Wi-Fi access.
Central heating throughout.
Gas supplied for the BBQ in the summer months.

Before you proceed with booking this property, please take note of the following important information.

This house is an older property with a lot of original features that make it unique and charming. However, due to its age and abundance of original features , the property is quite delicate and needs to be treated with care.

Please be advised that no parties are allowed on the property. Loud house parties can cause damage to the property and disturb the neighbors. If you are looking for a property to host a party or gathering, we kindly ask that you look for an alternative location. We understand that you may be excited about your upcoming stay and want to make the most of it, but we kindly ask that you keep noise levels to a minimum and respect the property and its surroundings.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

House Rules

We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.
No parties, events or gatherings are allowed at the property of any sort.
Please note check out is 10am. Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Please be respectful to neighbours Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.
No pets are allowed at the property.

Local Information

The property is located in the picturesque village of Kingsdown with an abundance of beautiful walks, it's own shingle beach, views of the White Cliffs, village shops and three wonderful pubs to choose between. Stay put and enjoy swimming in the sea or walk or cycle into the vibrant seaside town of Deal with it's thriving Saturday market, variety of independent shops, delis and boutique restaurants.

Walmer Castle and Gardens is only a 20 minute walk away and is great for family days out with the kids. Meanwhile, Sandwich Bay is only 15 minute away by car and at very low tide you can walk along the sand for miles. Dogs are welcome too. We recommend checking tide times and please note that this can only be accessed via a toll road (please check prices online).

For your everyday essentials, the closest shops are in the village of Kingsdown (only 1 mile away). Here you'll find a butchers, which has a great source of meats for a barbeque. Collect the morning paper from the newsagents or milk and other essentials from the general stores. Stop by for a drink and maybe a meal at one of Kingsdown's traditional village pubs.

Getting around

A car is recommended for travelling to the property and ease of getting around, there is also parking at the property. The nearest train station is Walmer Station (7 minutes by car or taxi).
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