Thomas Paine's Cottage, Sandwich, Kent, UK

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Thomas Paine's House

Stay at Thomas Paine's Cottage

In 1759, this house in Sandwich Kent, UK, was the home and shop of Thomas Paine, founding father of the United States and French Republic. He created the phrase "United States of America", and was author of three of the bestsellers of the eighteenth century, including the cornerstone of American democracy, Common Sense plus the bible of English radicalism, the Rights of Man.

Self Catering Accommodation

Rich in character and history Thomas Paine's cottage has been sympathetically renovated and now provides very comfortable accommodation. While benefiting from the necessities of modern life such as wireless internet there are also many items of 18th century furniture that would have been familiar to Tom Paine.

  • Beamed Grade II listed 2 bed cottage circa 1677 - sleeps 4
  • Located in the centre of the historic medieval town of Sandwich
  • Easy walk to railway station and High Speed service to London
  • Within 2 miles of 2 championship golf courses and close to many others.
  • Well located to explore Canterbury and trips to France via Dover.

The cottage contains a comprehensive collection of Revolutionary War literature including all of the works published by Paine and provides a great opportunity to understand this troubled time in which Britain and America were at war.