We're back! The Anchorage Walmer Beach (Deal Kent)


Entire cottage hosted by Christopher

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
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The Anchorage is a perfect seaside retreat, less than a minute's walk from the pebble shoreline of Walmer Beach and with the historic town of Deal just a half mile stroll away.

Set on the quaint York Road in the Walmer Conservation Area and parallel to the parade of local shops on The Strand, The Anchorage was originally a fisherman's cottage built in the mid 19th Century

The space
The property accommodates up to four guests in two double bedrooms complete with pocket sprung mattresses and quality linens.

The master bedroom features a firm king size Hypnos mattress and an en-suite cloakroom. The generously sized second bedroom features two single beds again with pocket sprung mattresses for more flexible accommodation.

The bedrooms are both located on the first floor and the stairs are fairly steep and narrow, so do bear this in mind if you have mobility issues or if you have young children.

There is a well equipped kitchen including a full size dishwasher, small integrated fridge with ice box, microwave, gas hob, electric oven, water filter and all the things you will need to make your stay enjoyable including a Nespresso pod coffee machine. A washer and tumble dryer is also available.

The bright and contemporary downstairs shower room is newly fitted with quality Hans Grohe fittings.

The dining room features a locally made table built from reclaimed Victorian pine floorboards and seating for six. The living room has comfortable sofas and features some mid-century design classic furniture.

Music fans are well catered for with a Bluetooth speaker provided which you can stream your music from your electronic device using the fast fibre WiFi. BT signal boosters give a good spread of internet coverage both in the upstairs bedrooms and the downstairs living areas.

We can't always guarantee there will be sunshine outside for you to enjoy, so there is a TV with a Roku streaming device and Netflix so you can catch up on your favourite shows or movies, a selection of board games and an eclectic choice of books for you to browse and inspire. *NB In line with current guidelines and an enhanced cleaning regime, some of these items will be removed from display temporarily*

Outside there is a fully enclosed garden complete with table and chairs and which is a real sun-trap - perfect for entertaining outdoors or simply for relaxing with a drink of the local wine or ale.

We love the world around us and want to make every effort to look after it so we have a strong green focus. The cottage benefits from gas central heating controlled by a Nest thermostat, double glazed windows, energy efficient appliances, dual flush toilets, a water saving shower head, a rainwater butt and LED lighting throughout. Our utilities are powered by fully renewable energy sources. For a sparkling clean, we proudly use the environmentally friendly Koh cleaning system from Australia which is also perfect for allergy sufferers and pet friendly. We recycle as much as we can and encourage our guests to do the same.

*UPDATE: our cleaning regime has been intensified to include greater use of disinfectants and anti-viral cleaners in light of the recent Covid-19 developments*

The cottage also features lots of local art and artists - indeed some of what you see on the walls (and what you rest your wine glass on) is available for sale.

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Travel cot
High chair
Hair dryer

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 68 reviews


Where you’ll be

Walmer, England, United Kingdom

The Anchorage is located on York Road - a friendly and quiet residential street just parallel to The Strand in Walmer on the Kent Coast. It is an ideal location being just minutes from the beach, Walmer Green, shops, cafés, pubs, lovely parks, castles... The town of Deal is only 10 minutes walk away from the front door.

As we all know, the world is going through a really difficult time at the moment. As the lockdown is easing and life is slowly returning to normal I am looking forward to being able to welcome you back to The Anchorage Walmer. I want to reassure you that The Anchorage Walmer is proud to have extremely high standards of cleanliness and we have implemented some strict new cleaning policies. It has meant that we've had to change the way we do some things but we'd like to still hope you have a great stay. Walmer Green and Walmer beach - both about a minute's walk from the front door - are great places to exercise. It is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and I like to think that The Anchorage Walmer provides a calming space to be.

In light of the recent crisis, while some businesses have reopened many of the local restaurants are now providing a take away service so you can still sample the local cuisines whilst still supporting our hard working local businesses if you don't fancy cooking. These are difficult times for us all and by helping to support local businesses you are helping the local community.

The neighbourhood and town is extremely friendly and welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds. There is no shortage of things to do at all times of the year and all hours of the day (or night!) We are blessed with a stunning coastline, fabulous walks, cycle routes, driving roads, cafes, bars and restaurants and shopping facilities that there is something to offer everyone.

On a clear day, you can see France which is only about 18 miles away and the proximity to the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel in Folkestone means it's an easy journey to make a day trip across the Channel.

On a personal level, I have been completely seduced by the area. I didn't grow up here but was made to feel so welcomed into the community when I first visited that I kept coming back and couldn't get it out of my system so I bought a property here. I am always making new local discoveries and am constantly surprised by how much this little area of magic has to offer its residents and visitors alike. Many people still have not heard of Deal - I quite like to keep it that way - but I want to share it with you. This is my invitation to you.

Hosted by Christopher

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 68 Reviews
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Originally from Australia, I moved to the UK for my postgraduate studies in opera and never left! I'd like to think I bring some Aussie charm to my property in Airbnb even if I can't bring the weather with me. I am very proud of The Anchorage Walmer and I am keen for my guests to enjoy it and all that the local area has to offer as much as I do. Aside from my musical endeavours, I am very interested in cars, food, travel and keeping fit. Oh and my French Bulldog Dennis who goes everywhere he can with me.
Originally from Australia, I moved to the UK for my postgraduate studies in opera and never left! I'd like to think I bring some Aussie charm to my property in Airbnb even if I can…

During your stay

*Stay safe and use common sense. Be mindful of social distancing considerations and be mindful of current Covid-19 guidelines*

*at check out we kindly ask guests to strip their beds and place towels and laundry together*

My co-host is available at most times at short notice and any maintenance issues can be dealt with quickly.
*Stay safe and use common sense. Be mindful of social distancing considerations and be mindful of current Covid-19 guidelines*

*at check out we kindly ask guests to stri…

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House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy