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The GateHouse

The Gate House, grade II listed gothic mini castle build c1850.
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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20 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: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 20 reviews
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joanna c
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in April 2017

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 this should be noted for small children or small dogs. The upper but if the...

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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Spent three nights in The Gatehouse as a group of four with two dogs and we all had an absolutely wonderful time. Perfect location with the beach just 5 minutes walk away, lots of shops and restaurants nearby and a lovely park just 2 minutes up the road that the dogs loved! The Gatehouse is clean, cosy, warm and I...

Management response:

Thankyou for your kind words. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it really us a very special place. Please do come and visit again soon. Best wishes, Michelle.


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Dawn M
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

I wanted somewhere quirky to stay for my husbands 40th birthday, certainly found it with the "gate house". It was lovely and cosy and well equipped. The decor suited the "mini castle" well and the bed is really comfy. Michelle and her mum are very pleasant and easy to talk to, always on hand if needed. I would also like...

Management response:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, the GateHouse certainly is the perfect place to make memories of special occasions. It would be lovely to welcome you back to stay again. Do take a look at the GateHouse Facebook page for lots of information on upcoming events! Thankyou so much for recommending the cottage to friends and family.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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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
7 Apr 2017 -
27 Apr 2017
Easter 2015
3 nights
28 Apr 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
Early Summer 2017
3 nights
21 Jul 2017 -
31 Aug 2017
Summer 2017
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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