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The Gate House a Unique Holiday Home Close to Dover Castle

The Gate House is a near neighbour of Dover Castle and offers a fairy-tale opportunity to stay in a mini-Gothic castle. With turret, beams and a canopied bed, where better for a romantic break? This historic cottage sleeps two plus two. A pub and shops may be found within half a mile.The Gate House is a truly unique holiday home with the look and feel of a medieval castle, complete with canopied bed. It features beams and other period touches alongside such present day luxuries as gas central heating, a fully-equipped kitchen and wi-fi.


The house dates to 1850 and is grade II listed. It is believed to have originally been the gate house to officers' accommodation for the Dover Castle garrison, who were quartered in the splendid Victoria Crescent. The Gate House underwent complete refurbishment in 2011/12 to transform into high quality holiday accommodation.

It stands part way up a hill, close to Dover Castle and handy for the town itself with its full range of amenities. Free roadside parking is available. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

What an enchanting place for a honeymoon or to celebrate that special birthday or anniversary.

Sleeps up to 4 people in a romantic master bedroom upstairs, plus there's double sofa-bed in the living room.

Ground floor:

  • Living/dining room entered via the turreted porch. Furnished with a gas wood-burner, leather Chesterfield sofa bed (sleeping two), TV, DVD player and a comprehensive guest information folder.
  • Kichen, well stocked with electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and a full range of crockery, cooking and eating utensils.

First floor:

  • Double bedroom, where the beautiful canopied bed lends a romantic ambience. There is an adjoining dressing room in the turret.
  • Bathroom: Full size bath with shower over and WC.


Small enclosed garden with patio area and outdoor furniture.

Local Area

Attractions in Dover include the White Cliffs and adjacent country parks, Dover Castle, the Wartime Tunnels, the Roman Painted House and, of course, the opportunity to hop across the Channel.

More castles may be explored at Deal and Walmer. Historic Canterbury and medieval Sandwich are within easy reach, as are the sandy beaches around Broadstairs.

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