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You can stay in the UK’s first Oliver Twist-themed holiday home

A VICTORIAN house has been converted into a themed holiday home – and it looks like something of an Oliver Twist.

The house in Broadstairs, Kent, was the UK’s first Dickens-themed holiday home and was named after Oliver’s character and the cunning pocketman Fagin.

A cottage in Kent is the UK's first Dickens-themed holiday rental

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A cottage in Kent is the UK’s first Dickens-themed holiday rentalCredit: holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk
Families can stay in the themed house and can even dress up to get more into the character

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Families can stay in the themed house and can even dress up to get more into the characterCredit: holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk

Just 100 meters from the beach, this two-bedroom cottage was built in the 1860s and has been refurbished in a Victorian style.

Named Fagin’s Den, the house is decorated with furniture, books, games and artwork to make guests feel like they’ve stepped back in time.

According to the times, the cottage does not have a TV, but to keep guests in the 21st century, there is WiFi.

When guests arrive, they’ll step inside the first-floor home and be welcomed into the lounge, which has seating around an open fireplace.

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A spiral staircase leads down to the basement, where you’ll find the dining room and kitchen, fully equipped with everything you need to cook a meal – no frills required.

On the second floor are the master bedroom and one bathroom, and on the third floor are the second bedroom and storage.

To get more into the character, the wardrobe is bursting with costumes for guests to dress up and act out scenes from Oliver Twist.

There are prizes for those who get it because the house has two treasure hunts – one for adults and one for kids – to find Fagin’s treasure.

When guests arrive, they'll step inside the first-floor home and be welcomed into the lounge, which has seating around an open fireplace.

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When guests arrive, they’ll step inside the first-floor home and be welcomed into the lounge, which has seating around an open fireplace.Credit: holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk
The master bedroom on the 2nd floor also has a bathroom.

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The master bedroom on the 2nd floor also has a bathroom.Credit: holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk

To further imbibe Dickensian history, visitors can take a two-minute walk from the cottage to Bleak House, where Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield.

Not only for history buffs, this cottage is also a short walk from pubs, restaurants, the beach boardwalk and shops.

The cottage can accommodate up to 4 people and dogs are welcome.

Rates start from £90 per night and have a minimum stay of two nights.

The home was designed by The Fishermen’s Cottage, which has six other properties in town and is available for rent via Airbnb or at holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk

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If that gets you in the mood to visit some other themed vacation rentals, you can stay at Harry Potter’s House complete with an indoor slide.

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The kitchen is equipped to cook meals that are much better than cooking

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The kitchen is equipped to cook meals that are much better than cookingCredit: holiday-cottages-broadstairs.co.uk
The Victorian house is called Fagin's Den and was inspired by Oliver Twist

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The Victorian house is called Fagin’s Den and was inspired by Oliver TwistCredit: Alamy

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