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The GateHouse

The Gate House, grade II listed gothic mini castle build c1850.
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23 reviews
The Gate House, grade II listed gothic mini castle build c1850.
Romantic bedroom with canopied bed. View through to bedroom turret
The historic Gate House, Grade II listed. A fantastic holiday cottage for year round breaks.
Romantic canopied bed
Cosy lounge with gas log burner and fully sprung double sofa bed.
The English Channel, taken from Dover seafront. I never get tired of this view. 10 minutes walk away
Well equipped, modern kitchen
View through to bedroom turret with dressing table.
Bathroom with lovely deep bath
Fully equipped kitchen.
Dining area with pull out table seating 4.
The Gate House with original red phonebox outside!
Cosy living room with sofa bed and gas fire
We love old books!
Guest book full of lovely comments from guests who have enjoyed staying in their own mini castle.
Dover Castle, situated just behind the Gate House. 5 minutes walk to the entrance from the cottage.
Stunning Dover Castle in the snow. The GateHouse is the perfect base to explore all year round.
The famous White Cliffs of Dover. A wonderful place for dog walks with stunning scenery and views.
Dover sea sports centre. Offers sailing, canoeing, wind surfing and other sea sports.15 minutes walk
Spotless Dover Esplanade. Such a pretty and tranquil area to wander by the sea.15 minutes walk away
Dover promenade, totally unspoilt seaside. 10 minutes walk from the cottage.
Botany Bay. Beautiful sandy beach 40 minutes drive from the Gate House in Broadstairs.
One of my favourite parts of the gateHouse. Beautiful tapestry hung over the fireplace.
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dover, Kent, England
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...
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About the Owner, Michelle H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 23 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL330333
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Don M
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2017 for a stay in October 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 guests while maintaining the unique historic appeal. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals....

Management response:

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 I do. Please do come and stay when you are next back in the UK....


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Reviewed 16 May 2017 for a stay in 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 of the long street, just on a catch as you can basis. Wifi excellent. Lounge...

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 for a stay in April 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 attractive kitchen with full frig, dishwasher and washing machine. Good TV and services. Size of...

Management response:

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 hard to choose where to fit into a short visit! I do hope you will...


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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 -
29 Mar 2018
Early spring
3 nights
30 Mar 2018 -
12 Apr 2018
Easter 2018
3 nights
13 Apr 2018 -
19 Jul 2018
Early summer 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weekly bookings usually to start on a Friday. Shorter bookings are usually either Monday to Friday (4 nights) or Friday to Monday (3 nights). Please contact me if you wish your booking to start on any other day of the week or wish to book alternative start/end dates. Depending on the time of year it may not be possible to begin a 7 night break on a day other than a Friday. The GateHouse will be available from 4pm on the day of your arrival and we ask guests to vacate by 10am on the day of your departure so that we have time to prepare for the next guests. Christmas and New Year breaks are for 1 week each.
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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... more
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Manston Airport: 15.0 km
Railway: Dover: 1.0 km
Ferry: Dover: 1.0 km
The easiest place to head for is Dover Castle as it is well sign posted and is literally just behind the Gate House.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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