Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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
"Thank you very much we really enjoyed our stay at the cottage.It is very cosy and well equipped Very well located too very close to nice pubs and beautiful places to visit." M Family Feb 2013 France
"We cannot thank you enough for a wonderful few weeks. The cottage is warm cosy and fantastically well kept, it truly has been a home from home. St Margarets at Cliffe is a beautiful quaint village, with a good friendly community. The cottage is well positioned to enjoy the quiet and peaceful location yet only a short distance to many wonderful attractions such as Foreland Lighthouse, the White Cliffs, excellent pubs and restaurants plus Canterbury, Sandwich and Whitstable further afield." G Family April 2013
"Thank you for the lovely stay at your cottage. It is a very nice base to explore. We went to Dover castle, Canterbury, had a walk to the bay and towards Dover, make sure you take refreshments if you walk all the way to Dover, spectacular views.The village is lovely, nice Sunday lunch at the Bay Restaurant and for a nice meal we recommend the Smugglers, may need to book in advance.We had a great week". M Family May 2013 The Netherlands
We are delighted to have found such a "gem" a superb home from home very professionally equipped and cared for, the information forlders are excellent and the best we have seen. An excellent location with wonderful country and coastal walks (not too strenuous) close by." Mr & Mrs G May 2013
"We have had a lovely time here. highlights were Canterbury and Broadstairs beach on a sunny day. The Pines Garden in St Margarets was really wonderful."2 couplesJune 2013
"We really enjoyed our stay here. Friendly village, very good location! Cozy cottage!" B Family June 2013
"We have had a great time here. It ahs been something life 20 years since we last had a holiday in Kent and its been well worth a return visit. We have enjoyed days to Canterbury, Sandwich, Hythe Deal and Whitstable as well as a cross channel trip to Calais. Its an area with more than it fair share of character and history. St Margaret' Bay is a gem. The cottage is superb and set in a wonderful location.." Mr & Mrs C Sept 2013
" A wonderful cottage that I am so please we have found!! Will be back again." A Family Oct 2013
" A homely and lovely cottage, lovely peaceful relaxing break to meet family away from the hussle and bustle of busy working lives." N Family Nov 2013
"What a lovely cottage! We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here and would recommend to friends without a doubt. We hope to return next year."B Family Dec 2013
"What a nice time we spent here. Quite warm (but windy) days nice walks on the cliffs near the lighthouse and on the beach. We also visited Dover, Sandwich and even ate some fishes from the shop in Deal. Very good time indeed! 2 Adults 2 boys Belgium Jan 2014
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Margarets Bay 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 132 km, Nearest railway: Martin Mill 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, 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. There is no electric dryer but there is a clothes airer which may be used internally and in the garden there is an aerial washing line.
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 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.
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.
South Foreland Lighthouse - National Trust Property
Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club.
Dover Western Heights
Dover Transport Museum
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
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1 Jul 2014
We have just come back from a 4 night stay from this beautiful cottage, The kitchen has everything you need and more. The bedrooms are a great size so you can leave your luggage out and not trip over … More
31 Mar 2014
"Cozy, quaint and comfortable."
Comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage and well positioned for a quiet restful interlude. Easy access to local tourist attractions.… More
14 Mar 2014
"Will definitely come again."
Beautiful, wonderfully equipped, comfortable little cottage. It was so nice we didn't want to leave. The surrounding countryside is absolutely lovely and St Margaret's is a very nice village… More
8 Nov 2013
"Petite but functional"
We stayed at Groves Cottage when the weather had just changed from fabulous sunshine to our usual UK rain! Thankfully the cottage is close enough to the village to be able to stroll for dinner / lunch… More
As part of our end of year review we had already looked at replacing the double mattress and the new mattress is now installed, hopefully it will suit most guests but we recognise that bed comfort is a subjective matter.
4 Aug 2013
It was everything we hoped for and more.A beautifully appointed cottage,everything spotless.The owner met us with the key and had even thought to leave some toys out for our grandson.I would recommend this cottage without hesitation
24 Sep 2012
"Beautiful cottage located a mile from the seaside - perfect!"
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.
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