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Standing in one of the most dramatic and best-known locations in Britain; perched on top of the White Cliffs of Dover and adjoining the beautiful Victorian lighthouse; East Cottage has outstanding views of the English Channel and the coast of France. Guests have access to the grounds after hours and can enjoy evening views of the French coastline as they watch ships pass.
You are twenty minutes’ walk or a short drive from the local village of St. Margaret’s and its bay – perfect for paddling and rock pooling! There are a number of nice pubs where you can sit soaking up the sun on a lazy summer’s afternoon or snuggle inside when the sea fog sets in on cooler days.
There are beautiful walks to enjoy in the area, along the soaring coastal paths or into the lush Kent countryside. The area has a very rich history, from Julius Caesar landing ashore to the coastal defences of WWII, and there are many attractions for all ages in the local area. Go to nearby picturesque Deal and visit the Time Ball Tower or Maritime Museum to find out more about the seafaring history of this area. Bustling Dover and historical Sandwich are both a short drive away, or get some not-so-faded seaside glamour with a trip to Margate; where you can visit the Turner Contemporary for a dose of culture.
Heating: Electric convector heating.
Approach to the cottage: The unadopted lane that leads to the cottage is rough and uneven in parts.
Parking: Adjacent to the cottage.
Garden: There is a small enclosed courtyard area. The grounds are fenced in from the cliffs edge but young children should be supervised.
General Information: The lighthouse and foghorn are no longer operational. The lighthouse is open during the season and visitors use the lawn adjacent to the cottage.
You could think it may be densely populated and just home to the bustling metropolis of London, but don't underestimate the South East's capacity for hidden charms, secluded landscapes and shady nooks to catch your breath. There's lots to explore from the hazy meadows and pastoral valleys of the South Downs, the dazzling White Cliffs of Dover and the glorious gardens at Sissinghurst and Polesden Lacey.