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The Artists House

Deal, Kent

Welcome to The Artist’s House. This truly gorgeous one bedroom house has been designed by the artist and designer Steve Thomas, who created Big Biba and was Sir Paul McCartney’s personal designer. Hidden away In Deal’s pretty conservation area in a very quiet mews, just minutes from the sea and the high street, The Artist’s House is an ideal space for a couples retreat to the seaside. As you enter through the stable door, you are immediately struck by an incredible array of artwork and sculptures, with bright light flooding through the huge skylight from on high. Although there is only one bedroom, this home is incredibly spacious and there is plenty of room for a blow up bed (which we would provide plus the bedding), perfect for children. This is the ideal home for couples, particularly if interested in the arts!
From £585 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Child Friendly


Key Features

  • Pub near by
  • Wifi

Kitchen / Housekeeping

  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron and board
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer


  • Close to amenities
  • Coastal


  • TV
  • DVD Player

Children / Infants

  • Children Welcome

Pricing & Availability

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"A special place to stay in a beautiful unspoilt seaside town. The space in the cottage is uplifting, airy and light. We enjoyed looking at the many books on art and design and being surrounded by the art work on the walls. The cottage had everything we needed and more! We had glorious weather and it was great to be so near the beach if we fancied a swim."

Mrs E Blayney, Sep 2020

"This place is totally unique, could have easily spent a week here taking in all the artworks and books. Very Comfy bed, great open kitchen lounge area and so near to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants 👍

Thanks Camilla, we had a fabulous stay in the studio and would love to return as it was so comfortable and a visual feast on every wall. Nice to meet Steve the artist too. See you next time. Karen and Geoff"

Karen and Geoff from Dubai, Aug 2018


I wanted to leave a review but couldn't see how to on your website, so I thought that I'd write one below and then you can add it if you wish.

We had a lovely week in Deal staying at The Artists House. It's a quiet location but only a two minute walk to the sea and three to the shops.Plenty of free parking a five minute walk is a bonus. Steve the artist, who lives next door and owns the property is well worth a chat to.

I can't recommend the property too much and would love to return in the near future."

Stephen Cotton, Jul 2018

"My partner and I had a wonderful time and the artists house was perfect. We will return there again as Deal is a great resort and there is so much to see and do in this historical part of East Kent.
The cottage is about 60 yards from the beach and there are great walks west to Walmer Castle and east to Sandwich.
The holiday was made better by the hot weather that was modified by the gentle sea breeze
It is a venue of castles, Dover,Deal, Walmer and Richborough, each in it's own way contributing to the growth of England from Roman times forward/
The cottage was full of paintings and prints and next time I shall buy!
A great stop!"

TIM MACHIN, Jul 2018

"We were the first guests to stay at the Artist's Studio and what a fabulous place it is. It's perfectly kitted out, wonderfully located - just a short stroll to the beach, bars, restaurants and shops - and the bed is ridiculously comfy. But the best thing about this pad was being surrounded by beautiful, curious and inspiring art. Joyful! We'll definitely be back."

Paul Ashby, Oct 2017


Property Description


Enter through the stable door and into The Artist’s Studio.

Main reception room

A large reception room. At one end there is a seating area with a comfy sofa, cushions, chairs, TV, DVD player, Bose radio/CD player and WiFi.


Under the gallery, at the other end of the studio is a well equipped kitchen with an oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and a table and chairs to seat four people.


The gallery with armchairs and more extraordinary artwork. The furniture is designed by Hans Wegner, Charles Eames, Ron Arad and Thomas, with a veritable library of fascinating books, mostly on design, architecture and the arts.

Double bedroom

Large double bedroom with Biba prototype dressing table. There is also plenty of space for a blow up mattress which we can provide for children. This room has been lovingly designed with accent colours of mahogany, rust and black, with framed iconic black and white photography on the walls.


All white. Shower and bath, WC and basin.


Whilst there is no garden, the house overlooks others, and you can always take a chair and sit out in the front of the Studio in the quiet pretty cul-de-sac, or of course wonder down Griffin Street to the three mile long beach!

For more information on Steve Thomas' work, please visit:

Local Information

Deal is a unique place, where coast meets country, country meets the town and England meets the Continent. Whatever the time of year, it's a great spot to savour some quality time and glimpse life from a bygone era. You'll find a wealth of independent, quirky shops open all year round, and every Saturday, in the centre of town, a lively market with stalls selling everything from antiques through to cheese and wine. For generations, artists, designers, writers and musicians have been inspired by the beautiful coastline, chalk cliffs, stunning countryside, smugglers' alleyways, historical heritage and nautical charisma. There's an energetic arts scene with a host of independent galleries, exhibitions and events, whatever the time of year, there's always something exciting happening. Regardless of whether you are after a casual bite or a full dining experience, Deal's choices of eateries will appeal to all tastes and appetites. Dozens of pubs, cafes and restaurants are making the most of their prime location in the Garden of England using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients including fresh seafood from the surrounding shores.