The Mermaid's Purse
Stay in an 18th Century Flint Cottage In The Heart of White Cliffs Country
at The Mermaid's Purse
from £499.00 per week
Only one mile from Wallett's Court County House Hotel & just over half a mile from the beach at St. Margaret’s Bay down the steep winding hill., The Mermaid's Purse is a traditional 18th Century Kentish flint cottage hidden in a quiet corner of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, a village set in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in White Cliffs Country. An area renowned for its spectacular scenery and pebbled coves, good for swimming, and breath-taking walking or cycling along the coastal and cliff-top paths.
The Mermaid's Purses' tucked away location belies the fact that it is just a few steps to the pubs, restaurants and shops on the narrow winding high street.
Furnished in a traditional country cottage style, it has recently been fully refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people. The cottage comprises of two bedrooms; one twin bedded and one double, bathroom/wc, a lounge/dining room, kitchen with a 'big' gas-fired Range, laundry room & conservatory/breakfast room.
Outside, the cottage enjoys secluded gardens and 'sun-trap' terraces (ideal for barbecues) with well established shrubs and an old-fashioned herb garden for 'chef'!
With a fully-equipped kitchen you may not wish to venture out to sample the varied cuisine that is available locally. However with the selection of eateries nearby you may want to enjoy a simple scampi in a basket at The Hope Inn (the locals 'local' ), a Pizza in 'The Smuggler's Restaurant, a devilled crab at The Coastguard Pub on the beach or for a taste of Australasia a visit to the 'Bay Leaf' bistro and for the highlight of your stay a dining experience not to be missed is a visit to The Restaurant at Wallett's Court.
During your stay at The Mermaid's Purse you'll all benefit from becoming a member of The Spa Club at Wallett's Court (1 mile away), one of the finest luxury leisure and spa experiences in South East Kent enabling you to take a swim in the indoor pool, relax in the jacuzzi, sauna or steam room or for the more active go for a workout in the fitness studio or play a few sets of tennis on the all weather floodlit tennis courts. Enjoy unlimited access from 7 in the morning until 9 at night. (Hours are restricted for children under 16years of age to 9am-7pm). You may even book a beauty treatment or relaxing massage during your stay (Click here to see the full list.)
For history enthusiasts the area has a legacy of castles, historic monuments and interesting places to visit. Dover Castle is splendidly situated on the cliffs above the sea and a tour of the secret wartime tunnels is not to be missed. The seaside town of Deal is quaint and picturesque and nearby Sandwich has a generous helping of beautifully restored buildings such as the Elizabethan Guildhall which is full of the town's treasures.
If golf is your bag then
the Championship Golf Courses of Royal St. Georges at Sandwich is
only half an hours drive and Royal Cinque Ports at Deal can be reached
Don't forget your passport... Remember, Calais is less than an hour away, so a day trip to 'La Belle France' to sample a little Continental culture and cuisine is just the ticket for a great day out.
Other Information about The Mermaid's Purse. It has... An open-plan living/dining-room. kitchen and gas range. Conservatory Breakfast Room: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin-bedded. bathroom/W.C, & separate laundry room Electic, gas `coal-effect' and gas CH incl; parking (for 1 car) *Shop & Post Office 30 yds *Three TVs with indoor aerials *DVD *microwave oven *D/washer *Fridge/Freezer *gardens with patio, *Duvets with linen and 2 towels per person, *Non smokers only *Use of Health Spa with indoor pools, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness studio, all-weather floodlit tennis court (1 mile at Wallett's Court Country House Hotel and Spa).
Summer Breaks - Week Commencing 1st May-30th September 2006
7 Night Self-Catering Break- £599.00 (sleeps up to 4 persons)
Arrival Day- Saturday after 4pm Departure - Saturday before 11am
Spring/Autumn/Winter Breaks - Week Commencing 1st October 2005 - 30th April 2006
7 Night Self-Catering Break- £499.00 (sleeps up to 4 persons)
Arrival - Saturday after 4pm Departure - Saturday before 11am
Spring/Autumn/Winter Weekend Mini-Breaks or Midweek Breaks
- Week Commencing 1st October 2005 - 30th April 2006
3 or 4 Night Self-Catering Break- £399.00 (sleeps up to4 persons)
Weekends 3 nights - Arrival - Saturday after 4pm Departure - Tuesday before 11am
Midweek 4 nights - Arrival - Tuesday after 4pm Departure - Saturday before 11am
Excludes Christmas and New Year - Please contact reservations at Wallett's Court for rates.
& Conditions -
Please quote ' Mermaids Purse Self-Catering Breaks' on initial booking.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LET
The Mermaid's Purse is fully furnished and well equipped,
the property is cleaned and inspected between lettings and every effort
is made to ensure all equipment is in working order. Your assistance
in this would be appreciated by reporting any non-functioning appliance
or breakages as soon as possible. All breakages, losses or damages
will be charged for.
The entry time for the property is from 4pm on the
arrival day. We ask that guests staying at The Mermaid's Purse 'check-in'
at Wallett's Court Hotel prior to arrival (open between 7am-11pm)
and we will hand over the keys a welcome pack and guest passes for
The Spa at Wallett's Court. Should this not be possible alternative
arrangements may be made.
You are requested to vacate the property on or before
11am on the day of your departure, this is extremely important to
us as we require this time to allow us to prepare the property for
our new arrivals, on departure the keys should be put through the
letterbox after securing the house.
We shall do all
that we can to ensure the accommodation is clean and comfortable for
your arrival and it will be appreciated if you will try to leave it
as you find it.
Our policy is not to let our properties to groups of
people under the age of 25.
is designed and equipped for family type holidays. It will not accommodate
more than the stated number of beds.
The number of people occupying the property should
not exceed the maximum number of 4 . Pets and smoking in the
cottage are strictly forbidden.
the right to enter the property during your stay for essential maintenance
A non-refundable deposit equal to 20% of the total
rental is required at the time of booking to secure the reservation
and the balance must be paid no later than 8 weeks before the commencement
of your holiday. If your booking is within eight weeks of the
holiday commencement full payment will be required at time of booking.
Payment may be made using a credit/debit card by telephone, email
or fax or a cheque by post.
If for any reason, you have to cancel your booking
you will forfeit a proportion of you payment.
Deposit Forfeited - from time of booking up to 56 days
prior to arrival
40% Forfeited - 29
- 55 days prior to arrival
60% Forfeited -
15 - 28 days prior to arrival
80% Forfeited - 8 - 14 days
prior to arrival
Unfortunately we are unable to make any refund if you
cancel within seven days of your arrival
Should the property become unavailable through any external cause e.g. fire, The owner's liability will be limited to the amount of rent paid.
Wallett's Court acts as an agent for Mrs Geraldine Martin (the owner) and will not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to visitor's property or person. We recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance from a reputable supplier. We recommend HSBC Insurance (visit www.hsbc.co.uk.)