Deal has been named one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times and from where we’re sitting, in the south-facing garden of The Little Deal Cottage, we’re not surprised. As a home away from home, Deal has everything that an English coastal retreat could offer. No wonder celebrities like Gemma Arterton, Orlando Bloom, and Naomi Watts think of their home county so fondly, and you can experience the same luxury when you visit Deal and the surrounding areas for its beautiful beaches, classic castles, award-winning golf courses, and a wealth of opportunities for shopping, sight-seeing, nightlife and relaxation.
The Sunday Times considered a variety of factors, across the spectrum of wants and needs of potential residents, when choosing the winning locations of the Best Places to Live 2018. Tim Palmer, the key judge of the Best Place to Live listings, said: “Deal has a proper independent character all of its own.
“It’s a Goldilocks location that’s got lots of great independent shops and beautiful houses, especially in the Middle Street Conservation Area. It also has an amazing view of the sea-front from the pier and really good modern restaurants.”
Surely Rolling Stones front-men, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, will want to get away from all the pressures of stardom and city life soon, and retire to the county they came from just like everyone else. They’re probably members of the Royal St George’s golf course.
Take it from us, the judges from The Sunday Times, and the celebrities who were born and grew up around here, Deal is the ultimate location to live, but also to visit, and The Little Deal Cottage simply adds to the experience. You can soak in the roll-top bath under the skylight, lit by the starry night sky, listen to the sound of the waves in the south-facing garden filled with early evening sunshine, and lap up the relaxed side of how the other half live away from the paparazzi.