About the home
Groves Cottage is an individual weather boarded single storey cottage in a quiet lane in the heart of the conservation area of the village of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe. The cottage affords opportunities for walking and cycling, exploring the beautiful historic Kent coastline.
Groves Cottage is set in the middle of its garden with adjacent parking for up to two cars. St Margaret's-at-Cliffe boasts four hostelries, all of which serve food. The village also has a General Store and Post Office. Traditional tea shops are a short walk away, as is the beach at the nearby St Margaret's Bay, where there is a further Pub and Snack kiosk. The Cottage is ideally located for visits to the Cathedral city of Canterbury for shopping and sight-seeing and the history of Dover and its castle and also to the many other wonderful Kentish attractions.
Some Guestbook comments
"We loved our stay at Groves Cottage. It is a nice and cosy cottage, very comfortable. We visited Deal, Sandwich, Canterbury, Margate, Ashford (shopping) and also London with the high speed train from Dover. And of course we walked the White Cliffs, very beautiful! We have had a lovely stay, thank you so much." B Family, Netherlands May 2012
"We had a fantastic time. Such a lovely clean cottage!.. This is such a child friendly place, it made our stay very easy with a 10 & 2 year old. This is definitely a hidden treasure, we will be back again! E Family June 2012 (Americans living in UK)
"Our first visit to this fantastic part of the UK, it won't be our last. This beautiful cottage has really made our holiday, it has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. " R Family Australia June 2012
"We loved staying at Groves Cottage! What a delightful 'home away from home' in a beautiful setting. This region with its natural and historic sights is a true gem of the world. It has been a perfect place to await a Channel swim...." C Family USA July 2012
"Perfect base to attend a family wedding. Everything was here that we needed...shop,pubs...Beautiful beach. We had a lovely time." The M Family August 2012
"We had a wonderful and amazing time here the cottage is a lovely place, clean, friendly and cosy...." Mr C August 2012
"What a wonderful place to stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and didn't want to go home!" Z Family UK Sept 2012
"What a wonderful little place to stay! We will definitely recommend to friends and family in Australia. We will not hesitate to book this cottage again." Mrs F & friends Australia Sept 2012
"A super little cottage - thank you for our comfortable stay. Lots to do and see - make sure you have afternoon tea at the NT Dover White Cliffs and watch the ferries coming in & out & the colours in the sea, walk the small back streets in Sandwich and visit the Canterbury Heritage Museum." J&S Nov 2012
"Perfect location for visiting family here, its a beautiful little cottage, had a lovely stay, thank you". H family NZ Dec 2012
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St Margarets Bay, 1.5km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Living/Dining Room: with attractive and practical real wooden floor, compact two seater sofa and two arm chairs, two foot rests, oval dining table and 4 chairs, TV with built in DVD. Radio/CD player with ipod/iphone dock. Book case with selection of adult/childrens books and local area information. The Living/dining area is open plan to the Kitchen.
Kitchen : The Kitchen area is fitted with electric oven, gas hob and extractor hood, fridge with freezer box, microwave, washing machine and has a good range of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside tables, built in wall cupboards with hanging space and shelves, a separate drawer unit and two carver chairs.
En suite shower room with WC and basin.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds, bedside unit and built in wall cupboards with hanging space and shelves, a separate chest of drawers/baby changing unit and two carver chairs.
En suite bathroom with WC and basin.
Porch: Useful area with space sufficient for fishing tackle, bicycles, golf clubs etc.
Owing to the age of the property there are a few steps within the cottage between thresholds. There is one step into the main entrance and then a further step from the porch into the main cottage. The double room has two steps down to the en-suite shower room; otherwise the accommodation is on one level.
Garden: Good size garden with decked seating area with garden furniture, charcoal barbecue available.
Parking: Space adjacent to cottage for up to two cars.
Heating: Gas fired central heating.
Travel cot available on request
Further details outdoors:
Most of the garden is laid to lawn but there is also a decking area with wooden table and bench seating.
BBQ is charcoal not gas.
Please note that this is a non-smoking property and that pets are not permitted.
The cottage will be available from 4pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 11am on the day of departure to allow access for housekeeping. Changeover day is usually Friday but we will be flexible if we can.
The cottage can be rented 4+1 (travel cot available on request)
Security deposit/ general deposit required.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is steeped in history and heritage and is world renowned as the Garden of England. The extensive coastline boasts an array of beaches and water sports activities. It's easy to visit Kent and its also very easy to visit London from Kent with high speed rail links from London St Pancras, Kent is a great place to stay.
The Dover / St Margarets-at-Cliffe area
St Margaret's-at-Cliffe is a delightful village nestled between the Seaside towns of Dover and Deal. There are many scenic walks which can be taken from the village to the beach; the famous White Cliffs or to neighbouring villages. National Cycle Route 1 runs through the village as part of the Sandwich to Rye Route of NC1 & 2. The adjacent St Margarets Bay marks the closest point to France. A farmers market is held in the village every last Friday of the month between 9am and 12.30am. There is a good sized enclosed childrens' play area in the village, a short walk from the cottage which caters for toddlers and older children up to approx 12 years.
Dover is a historic town, famous for its Castle and White Cliffs and significance to England as a route for trade and defence. Don't forget to bring your passport as France and Continental Europe are only a short hop away for a day trip by ferry for lunch or shopping.
Deal is an ancient Cinque Port with a Tudor Castle and a modern pier. There's plenty to do for visitors of all ages. There are weekly markets and a variety of independent shops, including speciality food shops to tempt the culinary shopper.
Other attractions within easy reach, part of the experience is in discovering them:
Port Lympne and Howletts Wild animal parks.
Fowl Mead, which has a two mile tarmac cycling track and other leisure and walking trails.
Tides Leisure Pool with wave machine and Jacuzzi pool, Deal.
Dover Sports Centre - Multi sport leisure centre including pool.
Walmer Castle - Official residence of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Punch & Judy 1st-2nd June 2013/8th&9th June 2013
South Foreland Lighthouse - National Trust Property Teddy Bear Pirate Party 28th May 2013. Mighty Mural 29th May 2013. Junior Lighthouse keeper training 30th May 2013. Science at South Foreland 31st May 2013.Murder before midnight 1st June 2013
Dover Castle Dover Museum WWII Weekend 25th/27th May 2013
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club.
Deal Bandstand Brass concert 2nd June 2013 & 9th June 2013
Family day at Dover Museum 29th & 30th May 2013
Garden safari held in the village of St Margaret's on 13th July 2013
Le Weekend Sandwich 8th & 9th June 2013
Dover Western Heights open weekend 15th & 16th June 2013
Dover Transport Museum 1960s Day 16th June 2013
Deal Festival of Music & the Arts 28th June -7th July 2013
The Whitecliffs Countryside project have opened up many walking trails and produced many guides in the Dover area, there are 10 circular walks of between 2-8 miles.
Lydden Hill Race Track - various events throughout the year.
Coombe Valley Banger Racing - Four events in the summer.
Historic Cinque Port of Sandwich .. and many others
How to get there
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Fast trainlink to Dover from London.
Regular Bus to Village (15 Stagecoach).
Good roadlink via A20 or A2.
Airports Gatwick, Heathrow or Kent International.
4 Miles from the Port of Dover and cross channel ferries.
Activities near Dover
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
24 Sep 2012
We were attending a wedding on the coast a mile from the cottage and chose to stay at the cottage based on the lovely pictures on the website. The owner made the booking process extremely easy and went out of her way to provide us with directions to the venue.
The cottage itself was even nicer than the pictures. It is a beautifully decorated with a great layout. The rooms are large and the place is bright and airy with a long garden. We took my 1 year old son and he had a great time crawling around and enjoyed the toys that were thoughtfully left for children visiting. The road the cottage is on is quiet and peaceful and situated well for local conveniences and a few country pubs. The price was brilliant and we got much more for our money than if we'd stayed at a B&B.
The cottage is one mile from the sea and there are steps down to the coast line (top tip...do not attempt to take a buggy down them unless you have good arm muscles!). There is a large Tesco nearby and the local fish and chips were a bonus!
All in all a great stay in a lovely home in a great location.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|A||21 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 305||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||26 Oct 12||9 Nov 12||£ 360||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||9 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 305||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|C||28 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 415||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||4 Jan 13||8 Feb 13||£ 320||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||8 Feb 13||25 Feb 13||£ 380||-||-||1 Week|
|A||25 Feb 13||29 Mar 13||£ 320||-||-||3 Nights|
|C||29 Mar 13||19 Apr 13||£ 435||-||-||1 Week|
|B||19 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 380||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||24 May 13||14 Jun 13||£ 565||-||-||1 Week|
|F||14 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 385||-||-||3 Nights|
|G||28 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||£ 440||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||5 Jul 13||19 Jul 13||£ 565||-||-||1 Week|
|H||19 Jul 13||23 Aug 13||£ 590||-||-||1 Week|
|D||23 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 565||-||-||1 Week|
|F||6 Sep 13||20 Sep 13||£ 385||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||20 Sep 13||25 Oct 13||£ 320||-||-||3 Nights|
|B||25 Oct 13||8 Nov 13||£ 380||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||8 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 320||-||-||3 Nights|
|D||20 Dec 13||27 Dec 13||£ 565||-||-||1 Week|
|C||27 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 435||-||-||3 Nights|
|A||3 Jan 14||14 Feb 14||£ 330||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Additionally, a refundable £75 damage/cleaning deposit is charged.
Payment preferred via paypal or bank transfer. Sterling Cheques accepted if sufficent time to clear before booking.
No hidden fees.Minimum stay is 3 nights.
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