Your host, Sue
Spacious airy bedroom, Edwardian fireplace, wardrobe, bedside cabinets
Endearing Edwardian House in Quaint Deal, Kent
Endearing Edwardian House in Quaint Deal, Kent


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our cozy, spacious double guest room is very well equipped for 1 to 14 night stays. It has all the essentials for a relaxing stay including unlimited WiFi and a hearty but healthy continental breakfast. Guests have full use of our private drive which is a huge asset as parking in Deal town can be problematic and costly. We are situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and a pleasant 15 minute walk to the town, seafront, rail/bus stations.We are in an ideal position for Port of Dover ferries and Eurotunnel.

The space

We have a spacious, comfortable, fully-equipped double room to let in our Edwardian semi-detached house (named "Leigh" since 1906) with a homely, relaxed ambience. Over the years we have welcomed guests from around the world and many return to repeat their experience.
Our buffet breakfast includes a variety of cereals, fresh home-baked bread, home-made fresh fruit smoothies, preserves, fruit, yoghurts, fresh orange juice and a variety of teas and fresh coffee. Should you have any dietary requirements please let us know.
Our guest room is lockable and has a luxurious, comfortable double bed, a selection of towels, dressing gowns, slippers, bedside cabinets & lamps, wardrobe, portable electric fan, first aid kit, spare toiletries, alarm clock, hair dryer, hair straighteners, mirror, world-wide universal travel adapters, combined TV/DVD/Radio, Hewlett Packard PC/Printer, unlimited WiFi. The room also has a spacious mini fridge (stocked with water, fresh orange juice & milk), kettle, Tassimo coffee machine, with a selection of teas, coffees, hot chocolate, plus luxury biscuits & fresh fruit.
Guests are provided with a key to their room and our front door.
Our guests have sole use of our main bathroom which has a substantial, walk-in powerful shower and deep bath. We have our own bathroom facilities downstairs. We provide a selection of shower gels, bubble bath and shampoo plus a variety of other useful toiletries you may require during your stay.
We can accommodate babies or young children at no extra charge. In this connection we ask that our guests provide their own baby travel cot, but we do have an electric airbed suitable for a young child.
Our spacious kitchen and dining room can be used to prepare snacks and light meals and for eating takeaway food.
In the warmer season we invite our guests to use our secluded, mature garden and extensive patio area.
For extended stays or emergency situations, our washing machine and tumble dryer can be used free of charge.
We can offer transportation to and from Deal and Dover railway or bus station. Our house is situated in a quiet road in a friendly, safe neighbourhood and is within easy walking distance from Deal seafront, town, restaurants, pubs, railway station and bus terminus.
We are in an ideal position for travelling to France as the Port of Dover is only 20 minutes away and Eurotunnel 40 minutes.

The local area;
Deal has twice been awarded "High Street of the Year" by the Daily Telegraph and listed as one of the thirty best places to visit for a weekend retreat by The Times newspaper. The town has a variety of shops - apart from supermarket chains Sainsbury's, Co-op and Marks & Spencer, there are there are a number of 'olde worlde' shops in the conservation area of the town. There is a Saturday market which is ideal for vintage appreciators, plus The Astor Community Theatre - a hub hosting live music, theatre and literary events, plus art exhibitions and classes/clubs. Tides Leisure & Indoor Tennis Centre is a multi-sports centre with a fantastic leisure pool, brand new 4 court indoor tennis centre, sports hall, health and fitness club and sauna/steam suite. We have local general shops, pubs, bus services to Canterbury (15 miles), Sandwich (5 miles) and Dover (8 miles). There is a fast train service from Deal to London on the high-speed Javelin train. Deal is popular amongst anglers and offers sea, lake and pier fishing. There is some wonderful picturesque scenery for walkers and cyclists with the facility of Mike's Bike hire adjacent to Deal station.

Canterbury;
Canterbury is packed with history and heritage and the skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral which was founded in 1597. Canterbury is not only packed with history but is also full of vibrant restaurants, cafes, shops, bars, clubs and the popular Marlowe Theatre. A favourite tourist attraction are the historic tours on the River Stour which runs through the City.

Dover, Deal and Sandwich;
The White Cliff country is a stunning area of England where beautiful countryside meets the world famous cliffs. There are three famous castles in Deal Castle, Dover and Walmer, plus vineyards, breweries and other historical sites. There is some stunning wildlife and scenery at Port Lymph (Folkestone) and Howletts (Canterbury) Wild Animal Parks. There are a number of golf courses in the area including the Royal Cinque Ports (Deal) and Royal St George's (Sandwich)

For those wishing to travel further afield there are historical sites at Down House (Charles Darwin) near Orpington, Lamb House (Henry James) in Rye and Leeds Castle near Maidstone.

There are extensive shopping malls at Westwood Cross (Broadstairs), Ashford Designer outlet, and Bluewater and Lakeside near Dartford.

The quaint town of Whitstable is not only famous for it’s oysters and fine eateries, but also one of the county’s most picturesque towns.

Recommended Traditional Local Public Houses:-

The Kings Head, Beach Street, Deal CT14 7EH. Probably the most popular pub for it's prime location on the seafront, and has been a favourite eatery for many of our guests as they serve tasty home cooked food throughout the day.

The Sir Norman Wisdom (J D Wetherspoon), 18-20 Queen Street, Deal CT14 6ET. This latest acquisition is good for our town in terms of eating and drinking out at a manageable price. Food is served up until 11pm every day.

The Farrier (Formerly The Admiral Keppel), 90 Manor Road, CT14 9DB
Reputedly the oldest pub in Deal, The Farrier is a traditional black & white beamed pub. It's charming and friendly environment makes for a relaxing place to have a drink and a chat, and only a five minute walk from our house and Real ales are just £2.80 a pint.

The Ship Inn, Middle Street, Deal CT14 7DY -
Just a few minutes walk from the town centre this unspoilt, traditional pub is located in Deal's historic conservation area, just off the seafront.
They offer a range of traditional real ales and have a "happy half hour" from 5pm - 5.30pm when everything is half price!

Dunkerley’s Sea Food Restaurant: 19 Beach Street, Deal, Kent CT14 7AH
An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Deal, just a stone's throw away from the beach.

Recommended Cafes/Restaurants :-
Wellingtons, Beach Street, Deal CT14 6HY - A traditional family establishment offering a variety of home-cooked meals, plus a lovely outlook across the English Channel.

Harriet's, 7 Broad Street, DEAL, Kent, CT14 6ER
A great little traditional style tea shop who serve tasty home cooked food on bone china crockery.

Recommended Foreign Restaurants:-
Bangkok Pavilion (Thai)
114 High Street, Deal CT14 6BB

Milaad Tandoori (Indian), 56 Middle Street, Deal CT14 6HT
This has been a popular eatery with our guests.

Recommended Fish & Chip Shops/Restaurant:-
Middle Street Fish Bar & Restaurant, CT14 6HL
"The best fish & chips in Deal" - 'Trip Advisor'

Sea View Fish & Chips, 69 Beach Street, CT14 6HY
"A Proper Seafront Fish & Chip Shop" - 'Trip Advisor'

Guest access

Our Guests have their own designated parking space on our private drive for the duration of their stay.
Guests have privacy on entering our house as the stairs are immediately to the left at the beginning of our hallway.
We provide a front door and guest room key, and our guests have freedom of access any time, day or night.
The guest room has unlimited fast Sky Broadband/Wi Fi.
Spacious bathroom with walk-in powerful shower and deep bath, ground floor cloakroom, dining/breakfast room, large bright well-equipped kitchen, secluded garden with mature shrubs, flower beds and extensive patio area.

Interaction with guests

Our guests' privacy is respected at all times but we are always available for conversation or advice.

Other things to note

We are grateful that our guests are respectful of our house.
Guests have privacy on entering our house as the stairs are immediately to the left at the beginning of our hallway.
As we are in easy reach of the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel, our provision of accepting one night bookings is very popular for those guests taking channel crossings. In this connection we are always happy to cater for late evening arrivals and provide an early breakfast on the morning of departure.
We welcome couples with babies, for which there is no extra charge, but we would kindly ask that guests inform us in advance and provide their own travel cot.
We provide a front door and guest room key, and our guests have the freedom of access any time, day or night.
Our spacious kitchen and dining room can be used to prepare snacks or light meals and for eating take-away food.
Bicycles can be left securely around the back of our house, via our side gate.
If guests have any larger items of luggage they do not need to keep in their room, these can be stored in our study.
We are happy for smokers to use our back garden, and ash trays are provided.
We can be flexible with respect to arrival, departure and breakfast times.
Please note we can also accommodate one guest in our single room under our listing entitled "For the Solo Traveller - Cosy Single Room in Deal".


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 1AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 1AM (next day)

We would appreciate no loud music or hot food eaten in the guest room.
However, we are happy for takeaway food to be eaten in our dining room and light snacks can be prepared in our kitchen.
Breakfast is available up to 10.00 a.m. each morning, and we are always pleased to provide an early departure breakfast.
It is fine for our guests to smoke outside the house.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Suresh User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I were welcomed by Paul and he showed us around (whilst Sue was doing some voluntary work for a charity). The room and the house are just as described and shown in the photos. Sue has put a lot of thought into everything a guest could possibly need or want and she has provided it. The room is spacious and comfotable and the bathroom is great. Sue (and Paul) are great hosts and you would be made to feel at home if you were to stay here as we're we. The house is located fifteen minutes walk fome the sea front and the pier - a very pleasant walk and much of it can be done via footpaths. We would thoroughly recommend Sue's place if you are considering this part of Kent or the surrounding areas.
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
Dear Suresh & Bhanu, Paul and I really enjoyed having you as guests for your one night stay, and it was fortuitous you picked the hottest day of the year! We enjoyed chatting to you both about your work and life down in Hampshire. We hope you had a good day when you departed and enjoyed your family gatherings and had a good journey home. Wishing you all the very best, Sue & Paul
May 2017

Laura User Profile
May 2017
From the moment I saw Sue and Paul's listing I knew it would be a comfortable match. Communication was easy and response times short. Sue lovingly collected me from the train station. I was exhausted and couldn't have dragged those suitcases another step! They made sure I had everything I needed, including unsweetened cashew milk! They were there for me when I needed them, and were a joy to converse with, yet they allowed me private time and took cues from me when I felt like chatting and getting to know about each other. I intend to return to Deal and spend time again with my new friends. ... Laura
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Response from Sue:
Dear Laura, It was a real pleasure hosting you for your first Airbnb experience. You integrated so well into our home and it was good chatting about our family and working lives over your four day stay. Thank you for writing such positive comments about your experience and we hope you enjoy your time in London and especially the Eric Clapton concert. We look forward to seeing you again when you are able to return to the UK. With our very best wishes to you and your family and for the ongoing success of your company. Sue & Paul
May 2017

Sharon User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place to stay for anyone wanting a warm welcome, bright comfy room with nice touches. Breakfast was good, especially the home made bread . An ideal , yet peaceful location near to all amenities.
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Response from Sue:
Dear Toni & John, Thank you very much for choosing our accommodation for your one night stay in Deal and also for a great review for your first Airbnb experience. We were pleased you had some good weather for your cycle ride and walks. It was a pleasure to meet you both and a chat about London and of course the big boxing match. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Sunday and had a good journey back home. We wish you both well for the future. Best wishes, Sue & Paul
April 2017

Tom User Profile
April 2017
Great hosts and a lovely place. Home made bread and smoothie at breakfast was a real treat. Recommended.
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Response from Sue:
Dear Tom, It was a pleasure having you as a guest for your one night stay with us in Deal and thank you for very much for such a positive review. Hope all is going well with the filming of The Tunnel 3. Very best wishes, Sue & Paul
April 2017

Les User Profile
April 2017
Really enjoyed our stay here. Sue and Paul spoiled us completely. Breakfast was great and the best smoothies. Sue was so helpful and attentive we wanted for nothing. Leaving rested with a full belly. Thanks a million
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Response from Sue:
Dear Les & Gabby, It was a real pleasure having you both as guests for your two night Easter break stay, and thank you for choosing us from the many options in our town of Deal. We were pleased you had good weather for your long walks and hope you enjoy the remainder of your mini break. Thank you very much for your swift review and very positive remarks about your stay. Best wishes to you both for the future, Sue & Paul
April 2017

Anne User Profile
April 2017
We come to Deal quite often to visit very old parent in Canterbury and ageing sisters in Deal and prefer to stay with Sue and Paul, who always look after us extremely well. The place is convenient and well-thought out and Sue and Paul are friendly and most hospitable.
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Response from Sue:
Dear Anne & Harold, Thank you very much for booking with us again when you came for your periodic family visit. It is always such a pleasure to have such friendly and respectful returning guests as yourselves staying at our home in Deal. We hope the remainder of your stay went well and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Very best wishes, Sue & Paul
April 2017

Rob User Profile
February 2017
Great place to stay! The smoothies are worth the visit by themselves!!
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Response from Sue:
Dear Rob, It was a pleasure to have you as a guest for your one night stay in Deal. Thank you for your review and such complementary private feedback. We hope the rest of your cycling vacation goes well and we wish you all the best for the future. Sue & Paul
February 2017

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Deal, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2012
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.

I am early retired from full-time employment as a University Administrator. I relocated from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire to Deal, Kent in September 2010 with my husband Paul. I enjoy walking, yoga, cooking, voluntary work, reading, music, theatre & cinema. Being an Airbnb host is a really interesting and rewarding experience and I enjoy hosting people from around the world who want to visit our quaint little town. I am a friendly, sociable and easy-going and enjoy meeting and helping other people.

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