The Gun Emplacement - St. Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, England

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Price range from £300 to £525 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 1 
Short Breaks: No
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes - Minimum age of child is 9
Pet Friendly:  yes(4 welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

The Gun Emplacement is the nearest house to France. It's perched on the cliff top on Lighthouse Down, the National Trust's protected coastal expanse, which has come to be known as The White Cliffs.

The house was built by the Army in 1910, Sir Peter Ustinov was billeted there during the Second War and he bought it from the Ministry of Defence in 1946. I bought it in 1977 and have used it as my seaside home.

In 2000, it was extensively renovated inside and out and is now a very comfortable though not luxurious one-storey, centrally-heated residence in a unique location, with uninterrupted views across the Channel to Calais, gardens back and front and offers total peace in glorious unspoiled countryside. The wonderful view on the cliffs is shown above.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2005

Booking and Enquiries
phone020 8946 9394 or
emailClick here to email owner
payment optionsPayment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Mrs. Denise Wordsworth
Parking yes Bath yes
Television yes Indoor Hot Tub no
Sky Television no Outdoor Hot Tub no
Video or DVD yes Shower yes
Microwave yes Power Shower no
Dishwasher yes Open Fire yes
Ensuite Bathroom no Wood Stove no
Central heating yes Laundry facilities yes
Games Room no Swimming Pool no
Garden yes Tennis Court no
Freezer yes Jacuzzi Bath no
Balcony/Patio no Coffee Maker no
Sauna no Internet yes
Air conditioning no
Towels provided no Bed linen provided yes

The Gun Emplacement  - St. Margaret's Bay, Dover,

The cottage itself can be seen by clicking on "Interior Photos". It is not suitable for young children due to the proximity of the cliff edge, but fine for older people (two small steps) and for well-behaved pets. Due to the layout of the property it is not really suited to wheel chairs. NO SMOKERS.

There are 3 double bedrooms. A pleasant sitting-room (with an open fireplace) looking out to sea, with sliding double-glazed windows on 3 sides: a tiny modern kitchen fitted with Ikea cupboards, fridge-freezer, oven, dishwasher, microwave, a separate WC, new bathroom with basin, bath and tiled walk-in shower with excellent pressure. There is even an airing cupboard to keep linen warm.

The shingle beach is very near (7 mins. walk) and there are many other delightful walks - to Dover over the cliff tops, to Kingsdown and Sandwich. Canterbury, Folkestone, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Rye, Walmer, Chilham and of course France, are all a short drive away.

The road to the cottage from the village is pretty poor so drivers of precious cars beware!

Due to Spam filters - Please Book By Phone as well as Email.

Please visit to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Kent.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Please contact us for availability, prices and bookings

Day trips to France. Castles galore: Dover, Walmer, Chilham, Sandwich, Leeds and other glories. Canterbury Cathedral, Sissinghurst Gardens, Rye, Hythe and Tunbridge Wells are an easy drive away. St. Margaret's at Cliffe is the local village.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Railway: Martin Mill & Dover Priory: Gatwick Airport, Manston Airport Dover Docks & Channel Tunnel.

Recommended Places to Visit: France, Dover Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Canterbury

Annual Events: Dover Carnival Concert, Dover Town Hall, Biggin Street, Dover. Deal Collectors' Fair. Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel le Ferne, near Folkestone, British Open Golf Tournament, Sandwich

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Wallett's Court - gourmet restaurant in St Margaret's, The Cliffe Tavern - excellent pub meals, The Swingate Inn - superb fish & chips

Local Sports: Swimming , horse riding, sailing, bird-watching, golf. British Open Golf

St. Margaret's Bay, Dover

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