Dover holiday castle rental with beach/lake nearby and walking and DVD

The GateHouse

from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 4.5/5

15 reviews

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The Gate House

Castle / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 330333

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Castle / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and now makes an unusual and unique 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.

The Gate House stands part way up a hill, close to both Dover Castle and the town itself. The accommodation offers a turret, exposed beams throughout upstairs and down, open fireplaces and other historical features.

Dover has plenty to offer visitors including Dover Castle, the wartime tunnels, Roman painted house, easy access for trips to France and walks along the famous white cliffs. Castles at Walmer and Deal; the medieval town of Sandwich; many beaches around the east Kent coastline are all easily accessible and well worth a visit. Shops 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles.

Accommodation details:

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with canopied bed. Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels all included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine, Dishwasher. Enclosed garden. No smoking.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Dover 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manston Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Dover 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Kent region

Kent is renowned for its beauty and is not known as the Garden of England for nothing! The lush countryside is dotted with pretty villages as well as numerous castles and historic properties. The coast has vast stretches of beautiful sandy beaches alongside pretty seaside towns.

Famous for its plethora of beautiful sandy beaches and annual folk week, Broadstairs is an olde-worlde seaside resort which is a must on a sunny day. There are several beaches to choose from including Viking Bay which is in the main town and Joss and Botany Bays which are more secluded. Broadstairs also has many quirky shops and restaurants and is the home of the Charles Dickens Museum.

Canterbury is a beautiful city with many historic buildings, not least, the cathedral which is the oldest in England. Cantebury's diverse shops are housed in many of the city's oldest buildings and a river tour around the centre of town is one of the best ways to see the medieval architecture.


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 Margate. 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.

Within just a few miles are three wonderful castles, Dover Castle is just located behind the Gate House, while Deal and Walmer are a short 15 minute drive away. All are managed by English Heritage.

Dover itself has a spotless beach and harbour area which are great to stroll along on a sunny day. A few minutes drive away is the quaint seaside town of Deal which has a useful shopping area close to the stony beach and long pier. The Beach Parlour is a fantastic place to while away an hour watching the sea whilst enjoying one of their ice cream sundaes. The next town along the coast is Sandwich which is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the country. In Sandwich you will find a pretty quay with childrens park, the Sandwich River bus which offers cruises along the River Stour to see the Seals and plenty of ancient buildings.

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17 Mar 2014


"Our own private castle!"

The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both the town of Dover and the Castle proper. The customer service provided during booking was also very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to return.

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.

12 Jun 2013


"Wow, wow, wow"

This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of character. You have your own tower with a glass roof and the bedroom is so luxurious. The house is warm and welcoming, the fire a treat (we loved just snuggling up on the leather sofa whilst watching TV. The kitchen has everything you need. You really feel like you are in your own private castle. I would definitely recommend this 100%.

Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.

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