The Anchorage Walmer Fisherman's Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Christopher

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Fast Wi-Fi
At 63 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the key safe.
Free cancellation before 4:00 pm on 29 Aug.


Every booking includes free protection from Host cancellations, listing inaccuracies and other issues like trouble checking in.
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. 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 Alexa Smart Speakers which use our fast fibre BT WiFi. 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 BT TV 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.

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. We recycle as much as we can and encourage our guests to do the same. Where possible, we have installed A – rated appliances and energy saving LED lighting. We use renewable energy sources from our utility provider. Whilst we’re just yards away from the sea, we try to conserve water as much as we can. We use rainwater from the water butt in the courtyard for watering the garden.

Our housekeeping staff use the Koh cleaning system from Australia which is safe for people, pets and the planet and is certified Organic. Our amenity kits are produced nearby in the Romney Marsh in Kent, reducing their carbon footprint and they are also free of parabens.

We try to use natural and sustainable products and fabrics wherever possible and are continually looking into ways to improve our green credentials. The coffee beans we sourced are Freetrade and freshly ground by us. They are sealed in fully compostable bags which will degrade within 60 days so they can be disposed of in your food waste container.

Our toilet rolls are sourced from the Smartass 'Games Range'. They are a Carbon Zero Certified organisation and the paper is truly 'tree-free': it's made from sugarcane waste and sustainably grown bamboo fibres. Each roll is wrapped but there's a difference: the wraps are plastic-free, home compostable and interactive to get you thinking, laughing and creating! So unwrap and have a look...Spend some time on the loo, whilst also searching for animals and words – just to name a few! There is still a long way to go but we feel we are trying to do our bit!

*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. Please ask if there are any items in particular you're interested in.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Fast Wi-Fi: 63 Mbps
Free street parking
43" TV with Netflix, Roku
Free washing machine – In building
Free dryer – In building
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Pack ’n play/Travel cot - available upon request

7 nights in Walmer

3 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022

4.99 out of 5 stars from 80 reviews


Where you’ll be

Walmer, England, United Kingdom

The Anchorage is located on York Road - a friendly residential street just parallel to The Strand in Walmer on the Kent Coast. It is an ideal location being just minutes from the beach, shops, cafés, pubs and even a couple of castles... The town of Deal is only 10-15 minutes walk away from the front door.

The neighbourhood is friendly and welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds. There is no shortage of things to do at all times of the year. 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 on the horizon which is only about 18 miles away. 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.

I am Australian by birth so I grew up a long way away from Deal. When I first visited, I was instantly charmed by the town and the community and eventually bought my own property here. I am forever making new local discoveries and am constantly surprised by how much this little area of magic has to offer its residents and visitors alike. I want to be able to share it with you and hope you fall in love with the area just as I have.

Hosted by Christopher

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 80 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
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 work full time as a Vicar Choral at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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.
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 of current Covid-19 guidelines*

My co-host is available at most times at short notice and any maintenance issues can be dealt with quickly.

Christopher is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy