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Inside The Boatman’s Reading Rooms

By Evie Kennedy | Monday, 03 October 2022

Inside The Boatman’s Reading Rooms

Perfectly positioned along the Kent coast is our sky blue sanctuary, The Boatman’s Reading Rooms. Located in Deal, right on the seafront, this holiday home offers the best of both worlds. Whether you’re looking for a cosy autumnal trip with nature walks and cosy nooks, or a seaside retreat with fish and chips at sunset, this is your place.

Historically Deal

Once upon a time, this four bedroomed oasis was owned by Mrs Wollaston who created a library so that travellers and sailors alike could seek solace on their ventures. Having referenced this in the renaming of the home, this theme has also been applied throughout the interiors. With subtle nods to iconic literature, for example, the Nicholas Nickleby prose papered across the sitting room’s wall, there’s nowhere better to start your own story.

If reading isn’t your cup of tea, The Boatman’s Reading Rooms is ideally located to discover the award winning town of Deal and explore the White Cliff Paths or the coastal cycle routes. Wander down to The Zetland Arms in Kingsdown for the ultimate pub lunch with fresh, local seafood and unmatched hospitality.

Interiors that make you smile

As with all Quince homes, The Boatman’s Reading Rooms have been carefully created with our guests in mind. Designed over three levels, this seaside, pastel-hued home is one of many Georgian houses scattered along the Deal seafront.


The pop of retro wallpaper in the kitchen transports you back to a funkier era and is fully equipped for all your culinary desires. There is a terrace extending off from the kitchen with direct views onto the pebbled beach and a comfortable seating area for al fresco dining or some well-deserved me-time with your favorite book.

The four bedrooms are spaced across the three floors of the home so there’s plenty of space for all of the family.  Upstairs is a double bedroom with a seafront view and Jane Churchill fabric stretched across the headboard, complete with a family bathroom. On the ground floor, there are two twin rooms with opposing coloured Pooky lights and wall colours, each with window seats and ideal for a slumber party, along with a second family bathroom. Downstairs the secluded master suite is a romantic sanctuary with a clawfoot tub to soak in.  There is also, of course, Quince’s iconic outdoor bathtub for all generations to enjoy, whether it’s bathing the children or star gazing after they go to bed.