The Gun Emplacement

- St. Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, England
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Key Cottage Information

price
£375 - £550 weekly price range
bedrooms
Sleeps  3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms 
bathrooms
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: sorry this property has no disabled accessible features.
Number of units of accommodation: 1
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Description: About The Gun Emplacement

Unique 3 Bedroom Cliff Top Holiday Home in Kent

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.

2 pet dogs welcome by arrangement.

Sorry the property is not suitable for 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.


Inside this Unique Holiday Home

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!

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This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2005

Guest Reviews and Holiday Feedback

Latest reviews:

Jacqui, date of stay: February 2022.

The cottage is comfortable, warm and cosy. It's a great base from which to explore the local area and the views are amazing. We had a lovely relaxing week here and hope to return.

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Special Facilities

Special Features

Special features Original Features

Entertainment Facilities

TV TV
Free Wifi Free Wifi

Leisure Facilities

Sorry this property does not have any onsite leisure facilities

Property Facilities

Kitchen & Dining

Microwave Microwave
Fridge/freezer Fridge/freezer
Washing machine Washing machine
Type of cooker Type of cooker: Gas oven, Single oven, Hob
Dining table Dining table seats 6

Bedrooms(s)

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1 King size bed(s)
Bedroom 2 Double bed(s)
Bedroom 3 Double bed(s)
Bed linen provided Bed linen provided

Bathroom(s)

Bath Bath
Shower Shower

Other facilities

Heating

Central heating Central heating
Woodburner Woodburner

Garden and Outdoors

Garden Garden: private garden
Parking Parking
BBQ BBQ

Family-Friendly Facilities

Adults only Sorry adults only
Cot Cot

More About this Property and Booking Information

The Gun Emplacement  - St. Margaret's Bay, Dover,
Type: Cottage, Bungalow.
Types of Bookings welcome:
Booking Terms: 100% Deposit required to secure booking. Full terms available at point of booking..
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  • Never make a payment to a foreign bank account.

Setting and Local Information

Views
Views: Sea views, Woodland views, Beach views
Secluded Secluded
Near the beach Near the beach
Pub(s) nearby Pub(s) nearby
Good area for walking Good area for walking
Golf course nearby Golf course nearby
Fishing available nearby Fishing available nearby
By the sea By the sea

Pet-Friendly Facilities

Dogs welcome Dogs welcome - up to 2 dogs

Local Attractions near St. Margaret's Bay, Dover

Top Attractions: 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. The Astor Theatre,Stanhope Rd, Deal CT14 6AB

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

Annual Eventst: 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: bird watching, golfing, horse riding, sailing, sea fishing, swimming, walking, wildlife watching

Property Location

Nearest Town/City: Dover, Kent, 4 miles away
Nearest Train Station: Martin Mill

St. Margaret's Bay, Dover

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