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Groves Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 three 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

"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

"So well equipped and very comfortable. The weather was perfect and loved sitting outside the Coastguard watching the world go by. So many things to do nearby." 2 couples Northampton Jul 2014

"Our second stay here and we enjoyed it all over again. Its such a lovely cottage and the area has lots of places to visit." B Family Germany Jul 2014

"We have enjoyed a lovely week . the cottage was perfect, clean and cosy. We have explored many coastal footpaths. our children loved the beach so we walked to the Bay almost every day." G Family Netherlands July 2014

"We have had a wonderful week, lots to do and see and we couldn't fit all in. The coast is beautiful and the cottage was perfect, clean and comfortable. Will recommend and would love to come back again." Family August Norfolk 2014

"We have enjoyed our two week stay in Groves Cottage . the cottage is great has a wonderful cosy feeling. Very clean and everything you could want for a perfect holiday. We have enjoyed the area, so many things to see and do that we ran out of time. Highly recommended." Mr & Mrs L Norfolk Sep 2014

"Have just enjoyed a lovely restful week in this lovely cosy cottage. Would definitely recommend. Cottage had everything we needed and weather was wonderful." Mr & Mrs A Norfolk Sep 2014

"A most relaxing few days in this wonderful, cosy, peaceful cottage. It has everything we could have wished for to make us feel at home. Very comfortable and lots of character." Mr & Mrs D Surrey Oct 2014

"We had a lovely restful stay in this little, highly recommendable cottage. So many things to see and do all around and so short a stay, wish it could have been longer." L Family Belgium Oct 2014

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Margarets Bay 1.5 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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

Luxuries DVD player
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
Access Parking
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

Clothes airer

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.

Further details

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 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.

St Margaret's at Cliffe

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

Dover Castle

Dover Museum

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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Review 1-7 of 7

29 Sep 2014

5/5

"wonderful, quaint homely cottage"

it is a lovely little cottage tucked away in a pleasant location very handy for local shops and pubs. Cottage was very clean and had all we needed to make our stay comfortable. would certainly recomm… More

1 Jul 2014

5/5

"Amazing Cottage"

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

5/5

"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

5/5

"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

4/5

"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

5/5

"Just Perfect"

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

5/5

"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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