The Boatman's Reading Rooms

Walmer, Kent

With breathtaking sea views over Deal beach and the sea beyond, The Boatman's Reading Rooms is a charming and spacious coastal escape. The house is set over three floors with a stylish first floor open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining room with a balcony for enjoying morning coffee or early evening cocktails. It also benefits from private parking for two cars and an electric car charging point. Sleeping 10 guests in 4 stylish bedrooms and with a bathroom on each floor, the house offers comfortable sleeping accommodation to multigenerational families or groups of friends looking for a seaside getaway. Three of the bedrooms have sea views and pets are very welcome too. There is a carnival and fun fair from 16th - 31st July across the road on Walmer Green, which can be very noisy at times.
From £1,605 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (up to 1 pets)
  • Parking
  • Sea View



  • Wifi
  • TV
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Music System
  • Coffee pods provided

Key Features

  • Romantic
  • Roof Terrace
  • Pets Allowed
  • 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
  • Coffee Machine


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

Pricing & Availability

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"Just had a week at the Boatman's Reading Rooms. The house wonderfully combines its history alongside a clean and modern interior. It's location is perfect, offering a short 10 minute walk into Deal centre with all its bars and restaurants. The house has everything you need and more for a relaxing stay. Luxury by the sea. Easily accommodated eight adults. Would highly recommend."

Sean & family, Apr 2024

"Very nicely furnished accommodation in an ideal location overlooking the sea. Short walk into Deal where there are plenty of quaint shops, places to eat and a market at the weekend. The view out to sea makes it is great spot to just sit and look out of the window at the sea and any activity going on at the Life boat station opposite or to watch the band playing in the bandstand on the green. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Boatman’s Reading Rooms and could happily have stayed longer!"

Jacqueline, Oct 2023

"We had a wonderful week staying at the Boatman‘s reading rooms. A period property with beautiful views of the seafront and the ever changing skies. Really lovely house with wonderful touches inside the property. I think it’s a real skill to be able to get form and function right. To be able to decorate to maintain a stylish decor, with nods to the history of the reading rooms, together the practicalities of needing soft furnishings that need to wear well - they’ve that’s cracked it."

Lindsay, Aug 2023

"We were a party of 3 elderly siblings and partners - 5 in all. We stayed for a week. We loved the views of the seafront and the fact that as a centre Deal is a great place for visits elsewhere. Other family members visited on two days and there was capacity to entertain them with plenty of seating and utensils. The kitchen was very well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable and three had sea views.. One of our reasons for choosing Boatman's were the 2 dedicated parking places.
Added bonuses: the lifeboat was called out and we went to the beach to see it launched, and on Sunday there was a concert at the bandstand."

Helen, Jun 2023

"We would thoroughly recommend the Boatman’s Reading Rooms as an amazing place to stay especially for an autumn break. The weather outside was sometimes cold and windy but we always felt snug and warm. The cottage being on three levels was ideal for a multi-generational break as there was plenty of space for time together and apart. The view from the lounge window over the greensward to the sea is fantastic – just wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy it. The Boatman’s Reading Rooms is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a thoroughly enjoyable break."

R. Byford, Dec 2021


Property Description


Ground floor

Utility room

Utility area with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board and sink.

Outside space

To the back of the house is an outdoor area with a beautiful outdoor bathtub, perfect for soaking in with a glass of bubbles after a long day at the beach!

Bedroom - Sleeps 2, with twin bedroom with two single beds, window seats, comfortable beds and sea views.

Bedroom - Sleeps 2, with twin bedroom with two single beds, window seats, comfortable beds and sea views.

Bathroom - shower room with a walk in rain shower, WC and handbasin.

Lower ground floor

Bedroom - Sleeps 4, with Super-king size bed and optional pull out sofa bed for an additional two guests. This bedroom boasts a beautiful en-suite bathroom with a standalone bathtub, WC and handbasin.

First floor

Kitchen/Sitting room

Upstairs is the fantastic, open-plan living space, full of natural light. A very well equipped, modern kitchen is at one end, perfect for the chef of the group to prepare evening meals (if you have had enough fish and chips)! At the other end of the room is an extremely comfortable sitting room with two double sofas, armchairs, a flat screen wall-mounted TV and window seats looking out to the sea.


Just off the kitchen is a large balcony with a table and outdoor sofas. The perfect space to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or a cup of tea in the morning, whilst enjoying those sea views.

Bedroom - Sleeps 2, with King size bedroom is at the front of the house with breathtaking sea views. This room has a king size bed and a window seat with lovely sea views.

Additional information

Parking available for two cars.
Electric car charger - Rolec 7.2 kw type 2.
WiFi available.
Satelite TV/Freeview.
All linen and bath towels provided but no beach towels
Travel cot and high chair available upon request - no linen for the travel cot provided.
One well behaved dog is allowed at an additional cost of £30.

Local Information

Deal is a vibrant and buzzing seaside town, full of history and charm with the famous conservation area and Saturday market. It has a thriving art scene with lots of galleries showing the work of local artists, a great live music scene in the local pubs and some great cafes, restaurants and independent shops.
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