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The Victory

The Victory

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 3 reviews
67% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.7
Comfort
4.3
Condition
3.7
Location
5.0
Value
3.3
Customer
Service
4.7


Formerly a fisherman's pub on Kingsdown beach, The Victory is a beautiful coastal retreat sleeping 8-10 comfortably. The house has a nordic theme throughout with wood panelling and painted floorboards. It is also very pet friendly and has a private enclosed garden making it perfect for family holidays in Kent by the sea.

A wonderful family break

Review submitted on Sat, 03 Sep 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is our 2nd time staying in Kingsdown with Keepers Cottages, first time at The Victory. It didn’t disappoint! We were 6 adults, 3 small children and 2 infants. I was worried it may feel too cramped for us all but it was perfect due to the layout, location and excellent amenities at the property. Beach at your doorstep and next door to the lovely pub, we all enjoyed walks, a big bbq as a family in the backyard and generally fell in love with the property! The toys were very well received and everyone raved about the comfy beds. Another great find is the Oxtail butcher, 5 mins walk - they had everything we needed for our bbq, brilliant produce, we didn’t need to go further than there! Thank you so much Keepers Cottages and we will be back!!

Sinead from London stayed at The Victory for 3 nights in August 2022


Nowhere near what we were expecting.

Review submitted on Mon, 04 Jul 2022
2.8
out of 5

Guest doesn't recommend this property
Cleanliness
2.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
2.0
Location
5.0
Value
1.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Before starting my property review I want to state that none of this is a reflection on Keepers Cottages who endeavoured to help but were not backed up by the owner. I also acknowledge that my review is on outlier against others here and elsewhere but I photo documented everything, and have sent the photos to the owner.

We found the property to be both poorly cleaned and poorly maintained.

Our welcome was a broken front gate (which was like this when we were in the area in March), leading to a property in which there was a used tissue in the living room, used make up wipes in the downstairs bedroom along with a part empty can of beer under the bed. The shower curtain was mouldy, the casing of TV remote was melted, the washing machine door broken, there was soiled bed linen in the upper bedroom, dead plants, frayed furniture, a dirty pot in the kitchen cupboard, a leaking radiator, and a badly stained blind in small first floor bedroom.

Outside, the food bins had food in them and one was truly disgusting with rotting food and numerous flies. The cardboard bin was full to overflowing and the glass bin was half full of plastic and foil containers mixed in with bottles and glasses, which had obviously been taken from the Zetland Arms. Keepers Cottages arranged for their rubbish collection company to come and empty the bins - the owner doesn't provide this service so you're expected to wait until the council empty the bins.

The front terrace has four or five holes where paving is missing, which is potentially dangerous and the wooden furniture is falling apart – two of the seats should not be used. The back terrace is no better, being quite overgrown with weeds and again with furniture which is well past its best. It’s certainly not an inviting place to sit.

We were also surprised that there was no pack giving details of the house, the equipment, the local area, local restaurants etc. Nothing to make us feel in any way welcome.

The property has a 'shabby chic' design, which is absolutely fine but it shouldn't be at the expense of cleanliness, good maintenance and safety.

Over the years we have rented a number of properties in this price bracket - £2,770 for a week - (we have twice stayed elsewhere in Kingsdown) but have never had an experience like this one.

We complained directly to the owner and were offered an evening meal for two as a gesture of goodwill. We politely declined, although in reality we were insulted by the offer, which we felt was derisory for the experience we'd had.

Thanks to Keepers Cottages for your assistance over the week.


Alan from stayed at The Victory for 7 nights in June 2022


We will be back!

Review submitted on Sun, 15 Aug 2021
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Loved our stay at The Victory. House, location, morning swims couldn’t ask for more! Great Vinyl and art to boot.

Jeff from stayed at The Victory for 7 nights in August 2021