Please note this property accepts a maximum of 8 adults.
Internet and Wifi: The Wifi password is on the wall above the wood storage, next to the record player. It works well on phones and tablets but sometimes on laptops it can intermittently cut out. If this happens tu
Kitchen: The knives and wooden spoons are kept in a drawer that slides out from the top drawer to the right of the stove. It is labelled and has a little white hook, but it's easily missed. Please help yourself to the tea, coffee, oils and spices that are there. Please don't leave anything perishable in the fridge and the cupboards when you leave.
Sauna: The sauna is in the shed at the bottom of the back patio. It is switched on and off with an outside main switch located to your right as you open the patio doors from the sitting room. You then also need to turn both dials at the bottom of the stove actually in the sauna. One controls the temperature (we recommend you turn this up to almost full) and the other is the timer. If you want it on immediately make sure it is turned within the grey shading, if you want it to come on later, simply choose your time. Please be very careful when in the sauna as the stove is open and it is small in there - we recommend no more than 3 people at a time. Outside is a cold shower.
Bikes: The bikes are kept in the back patio and are chained up with code 07973. There are 3 adult bikes (one with a child's seat attachment) and a child's bike to suit 5-8 year old. If you do want to use them please make sure that you put them back as you found them, i.e safely under the tarpaulin and chained up.
Toys and childrens stuff: There are lots of toys, books and games in the house for children aged 0-6, including a train set, puzzles, board games, cars, dolls and pens and paints. Please help yourself but do please put them back in the boxes you found them in. In the outside bench to the right of the porch there are also buckets, spades, nets and balls for the beach - as well as a range of paddling shoes in lots of different sizes. There is also an attachable baby seat under the dresser and a fold-out buggy which you're welcome to use in the outside boxes. The childrens bunkroom has a black-out blind.
Area guide: Kingsdown village is a 5 minute walk from the house. Here is a pub (The Kings Head), village shop, butcher, post office and hairdresser. We find you can get most of what you need for a stay here, but they are all closed on Sundays, apart from the pub and village shop, which is open till 2pm. Deal market is on Saturday mornings, till about 2pm. It's a vibrant, bustling market that sells local food as well as bric-a-brac and vintage furniture. The town itself is very well stocked for food shopping, including two fishmongers (Jenkins and Deal Direct), a fabulous bakery (The Bake House), a health food shop (Peppers), a deli (NoName), a butcher (The Black Pig) and a wine shop (Borough Wines).Restaurants: The Zetland Arms next door is a lively, fun pub with good food (we particularly recommend the fish chowder). It does get very busy though, so you tend to have to book a table on weekends. The Black Douglas (Deal) A bohemian, friendly cafe with the best coffee and brunch in town as well as wonderful sandwiches and cakes all baked there. Middle Street Fish bar (Deal) By far the best fish and chips in town. Closes at 2pm on weekends. Victuals (Deal) Our recommendation for the best special-occasion, gourmet dinner in town. The Lighthouse cafe (St Margarets) A cute little cafe for tea, cake and lunch, located right on the cliff top. You can drive here via St Margarets Bay, but we strongly recommend you walk - along Kingsdown beach, up the cliff stairs and head to the war memorial. It's about a 30-minute walk with spectacular views all the way. You can always book a taxi home. The Coastguard Pub on the beach on St Margarets Bay. An hour walk over the cliffs from The Victory Please ensure all rubbish is placed in the black wheelie bin at the front of the house. Please NEVER leave rubbish bags outside of the house overnight as seagulls will tear up the bags.