The Gate House, Ramsgate
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Magical "doll's house castle" on clifftop leading to a gloriously uncrowded sandy beach. Come and enjoy our special place - a gothic, castelled cottage in parkland on Ramsgate's East Cliff. Great for spring and summer breaks. Enjoy stunning beaches, hidden coves and lovely walks, before returning too our unique, cosy home.
The charming house, built in 1798, was the gatehouse of Sir Moses Montefiore's estate, where the great philanthropist entertained the young Princess Victoria. It is situated midway between bustling Ramsgate and delightful Broadstairs. Walk along the beach or clifftop and within minutes you come to Dumpton Gap, an off-the-beaten track cove where you can breakfast at Sam's beach shack in spring and summer months, after exploring the rock pools or building a sandcastle.
There is lots of activity nearby: tennis, golf, sailing, swimming, walking, surfing, cycling, birdwatching, fishing.
Excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance, lots of historic sites, five-miles of sandy bays, zoos and animal parks for kids.
The house has two double bedrooms, one with a romantic four-poster and the other with two comfortable single beds. Plus Jack's cabin - a child's bedroom. There is a spacious bathroom, with bath and shower.
Downstairs you step into a long lounge, with wooden floors and shutters, TV with Sky channels and many board games and books. The kitchen is well equipped, with gas cooker, washing machine, microwave etc.The house is cosy in all weathers and has an excellent central heating and hot water system. We provide good quality duvets and pillows - guests only have to bring their own bed linen.
Outside there is a pretty courtyard garden. If you want to bring a pet, please discuss with us. We are happy to accept small, well-trained animals but the cottage is not suitable for big dogs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ramsgate 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kent International 2 km, Nearest railway: Dumpton Park 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Lots of buckets and spades, nets etc, which our guests can use. A second loo is situated downstairs. Pretty study looking out on to walled garden.
|Further details outdoors|
You can hear the boom of sea as you lie in bed. Bird song all around. House fronts on to extensive local park, once part of the Montefiore Estate. Short walk to sea. One minute walk to beautiful listed Italianate greenhouse (which still protects 200 year-old vines) - once belonging to the big house. Children's play area in park, woodland, picnic spots.
Lovely walks, starting from front door, invigorating sea air. We are happy to extend a welcome to good -natured pets, it's a lovely house if you have a small to medium-sized family dog as you step out in a glorious park and can be on to a sweeping beach in minutes. On a clear day you can see France.
The South East England region
Perfect location for those travelling to or from Europe. In the heart of the area known as The Garden of England. Plenty to see and only an hour and a half from London. Great location and superb sandy beaches. Glorious stretches of sand at Ramsgate and Broadstairs, peace and quiet at Dumpton Gap or Kingsgate coves, great surfing at Joss Bay. Historic Sandwich nearby and Canterbury - see the world famous cathedral - only 20 minutes' drive. Visit the new Turner Gallery at nearby Margate and check out the mysterious and ancient Shell Grotto while you are there. Ferry to Ostend 1km, ferries from Folkstone and Dover to France, 20 minutes. Less than an hour to Leeds Castle. Dover Castle and Hever Castle even nearer. Several golf courses within 20 minutes, including the championship course at Sandwich. The area is great for children. Ideal location for a bucket and spade holiday or a special occasion weekend away.
Short walk to the beach, can walk along sands to Ramsgate with its picturesque harbour, sweeping beach, shops and bars. Or head the other way and a stunning headland or beach walk will take you to unchanged Broadstairs, with its attractive cove, Georgian houses, Morelli's famous ice-cream parlour, and restaurants and bars with terraces overlooking the sea. Climate often better than London, great walks and cycle rides along the cliff tops. Four tennis courts and a bowling green yards from the house. In Ramsgate you'll find the Maritime museum and the gothic home of architect Augustus Pugin, which became the model for rectories throughout Britain (open to visitors). Lots of very good bars, pubs and restaurants. Animal Park in Wingham, 20 minutes, Howletts Zoo, 20 minutes. Monkton and Pegwell bay are notable for birdwatching. Manston War Museum and Spitfire Museum also near. Visit the Yacht club or play Croquet at one of the oldest clubs in the country. Every year there are various festivals and events such as a tall ships race, surfing competitions, yacht racing, music. Plenty of shops in Ramsgate, including a Waitrose.
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15 Aug 2014
"Magical home from home!"
The Gate House is superb & the location is wonderful! The service was exceptional from start to finish.We loved the quirky homeliness & would highly recommend it for somewhere with a rustic charm like… More
17 Jul 2014
"Enchanted hide away for relaxing"
Superb location, perfect place to de-stress....wonderful beach walks and fabulous park, all of which our dog adored....Thank you Maya & family x… More
23 Jun 2014
"A perfect loication for a fabulous holiday"
My partner and i have just returned from a fantastic week at the Gate House, With direct access to the park and only a short walk to the clifftop path and beaches, the location was perfect for our do… More
5 May 2014
"Cute little house on great location"
With little effort of the owner this charming one of a kind house could be taken to a higher level and be well worth its price: WiFi! More and personalized information in the house, there's only … More
WE are disappointed by this appraisal of the Gate House. The sofas are not covered in dog hairs - although, as we are happy for guests to bring a family dog, there may well be the odd dog hair to be found on the dark blue covers.
The cupboards are perfectly clean - this is our seaside retreat too. And wood is a naturally hygienic surface (ask the experts). We don't have WiFi. The Gate House is a listed building and we chose not to spoil it with cabling (a wireless modem works perfectly well).
But most of all, we are unhappy about the attack on our conscientious housekeeper - who looks after the house - and our guests very well.
Four families stayed at the cottage in April and May - the other three left delightful comments in our guest book. One lady was on a visit from New Zealand and she wrote: "A wonderful environment for adults and children. Worth the journey."
The Gate House is a quirky, old cottage. It is not for everyone - just those who have a touch of romance in their make-up.
PS: We will put blackout blinds in the bedrooms.
6 Nov 2013
"Mock castle set in park & just a small walk to the beach!"
This little house is set in a park & just 5 mins walk to a beautiful sandy beach. The beach was never crowded even though it's just a half hour walk away from the touristy Ramsgate and Broads… More
3 Oct 2013
"boutique luxury bolthole"
Absolutely stunning escape bolt hole, easy to get to from London but feels worlds away from. Stylish haven, with the park outside your front door and miles of beautiful beach. We used the time to walk… More
1 Aug 2013
"Van buiten mooi maar van binnen niet altijd even schoon"
Service matig, lang moeten wachten op mailtjes en er werd een telefoonnummer gegeven die helemaal niet te bereiken was. Accommodatie op een mooie locatie, leuk met het park. Van buiten netjes, van bin… More
6 Oct 2012
This property is located in the entrance to a Park, 2 minutes walk through the park you are on the clifftops,,, bear right for Ramsgate, left for Broadstairs. Superb cliff top walking. Dogs are acce… More
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