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The GateHouse

24 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victoria Park. Now a romantic holiday destination, this cottage is perfect for romantic getaways from honeymoons and special anniversaries or birthdays, to an amazing place to stay for history enthusiasts. It is also perfect for families as children love the experience of staying in their own little castle. I often work with guests to provide surprises for other members of their party, for example, arranging for flowers, chocolates and champagne to be left and even sometimes birthday cakes. If you have any special requirements...This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victoria Park. Now a romantic holiday destination, this cottage is perfect for romantic getaways from honeymoons and special anniversaries or birthdays, to an amazing place to stay for history enthusiasts. It is also perfect for families as children love the experience of staying in their own little castle. I often work with guests to provide surprises for other members of their party, for example, arranging for flowers, chocolates and champagne to be left and even sometimes birthday cakes. If you have any special requirements, do contact me. The Gate House is close to both Dover Castle, the town itself and also just a ten minute walk down to the picturesque promenade and shingle beach. Dover has plenty to offer visitors including Dover Castle, the wartime tunnels, easy access for trips to France and Belgium as well as walks along the famous White Cliffs. Castles at Walmer and Deal; the medieval town of Sandwich; many beautiful sandy beaches around the east Kent coastline are all easily accessible and well worth a visit. Canterbury is just a short drive away with fantastic shopping as well as the historic cathedral. The accommodation offers a turret, exposed beams throughout and other historical features. Accommodation details: Ground floor: Living room with fully sprung double sofa bed and gas stove,. dining room. modern kitchen. Narrow winding stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with canopied bed and turret with dressing table in. Bathroom with hand shower over the bath and toilet. Beams throughout. Facilities: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels all included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine, Dishwasher. Enclosed garden. Unlimited Wifi. No smoking. The cottage was brought to fame when it was shown on Homes Under the Hammer. More
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Michelle H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

You know you smiled when the image of this place first popped up. It's too fun to pass up. Room enough for adults upstairs and maybe a kid or two if young on the couch. It's got everything you need, and the location can't be...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Adventurer42713
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Gatehouse is a perfect location from which to see the Dover Castle and walk the White Cliffs. It is also an ideal place to relax in the evenings or during poor weather. Michelle has taken such care and attention to make things comfortable for...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Don M
Management response:Responded 8 November 2017

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It really does sound as though you managed to pack a lot in to your weeks visit! Thankyou so much for your kind words regarding the cottage, it means a lot that guests love it as much as...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The Gatehouse Dover is small but very comfortable. It was perfect for the two of us. It is bigger than exterior suggests, and has a lovely rear garden to sit out in. No dedicated on or off street parking but legal parking allowed either side...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank POLLYANNA57
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We had 5 nights in the Dover Gatehouse. From first enquiry owner Michelle was very quick and efficient. The conversion of the house has been very intelligent. It is a dear little house with all mod cons. Spotless and very comfortable to live in. Fabulous...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank terry r
Management response:Responded 10 May 2017

I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and especially that you liked the GateHouse so much. Thankyou for your kind words regarding the renovation of the building, it really was a labour of love! There is so much history in the surrounding area, it's...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in April 17. The cottage is comfortable and quirky. Well furnished and warm. There is no private parking so please note this. We could park every night but with varying distances to walk. There is no gate on the garden area so...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank 884joannac
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
Hiking Trips
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
The Gate House is situated on the corner of Victoria Park, at the entrance to an impressive crescent of five storey houses which were once home to the Dover Garrison. Behind the Gate House, lies Dover Castle itself. Ten minutes walk down the hill you will reach both Dover town centre and the promenade and spotless shingle beach. Dover is an ideal place to stay to explore the Kent coast with its famous castle and White Cliffs. Just a short drive away you will find beautiful beaches at Broadstairs, fantastic shopping at Canterbury as well as its historic cathedral and the lovely seaside towns of Deal and Whitstable. It is also just perfect for day trips to France or Belgium as the Port of Dover is just 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk. Deal and Walmer Castles are a short 15 minute drive...
How to get there
The easiest place to head for is Dover Castle as it is well sign posted and is literally just behind the Gate House.
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