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

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phone 01403 751556 or 07968 718 958
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer
Contact: Mrs. Denise Wordsworth
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £325 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 Cot available.
Pet Friendly:  yes(4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
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The owner/agency for The Gun Emplacement has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 12 years. Read More
The Gun Emplacement is a fantastic 3 bedroom holiday cottage perched high on a cliff top along the National Trust’s protected White Cliffs. The nearest house to France, the Gun Emplacement has an absolutely stunning setting and fabulous sea views.

The house was constructed by the Army in 1910, Sir Peter Ustinov was billeted there during the Second War and he bought the house from the Ministry of Defence in 1946. The current owner purchased the house in 1977 and transformed it in to a wonderful seaside holiday home.

This cottage offers comfortable, although not luxurious accommodation and benefits from a unique location with fabulous uninterrupted views across the Channel to Calais. There are gardens to the back and front and the location offers total peace in glorious unspoiled countryside. The wonderful view on the cliffs is shown above.

This owner/agency has featured on since 2005

Special Features:
  • Walmer Castle near
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Dining Table Seats: 6
  • 1 Kingsize Bed(s)
  • 2 Double Bed(s)
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Open Fire
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Garden: facing sea:back lawn
  • Parking
  • Hillside
  • Sea views
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. Towels are NOT provided except for Overseas visitors on request.

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.

100% Deposit required to secure booking. If you cancel and we are able to re-let 100% money returned.

Changeover Day: Saturday

Please contact us for availability, prices and bookings

Pricing period First night. Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
Weekday From Weekend From
Autumn 06 Oct 2014 31 Oct 2014 400.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Winter 01 Nov 2014 19 Dec 2014 300.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Christmas/New Year 20 Dec 2014 02 Jan 2015 500.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Winter 2 03 Jan 2015 27 Mar 2015 325.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Easter 28 Mar 2015 10 Apr 2015 450.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Spring 1 11 Apr 2015 01 May 2015 425.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
May Hols 1 02 May 2015 08 May 2015 450.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Spring 2 09 May 2015 22 May 2015 425.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
May Hols 2 23 May 2015 29 May 2015 450.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Peak 30 May 2015 28 Aug 2015 425.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
August Bank Holiday 29 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 450.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Peak 2 05 Sep 2015 30 Oct 2015 425.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -
Autumn/Winter 2015 31 Oct 2015 18 Dec 2015 325.00 GBP Saturday No short breaks- -

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, The Coastguard Pub, on the beach and dog friendly.

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

St. Margaret's Bay, Dover

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