East Cottage

Dover, Kent
The exterior of East Cottage and The Lighthouse Tower, Dover, Kent
The exterior of East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The exterior of East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The sitting room at East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The kitchen and dining area at East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The double bedroom at East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The twin bedroom at East Cottage, Dover, Kent
The exterior of East Cottage and The Lighthouse Tower, Dover, Kent The exterior of East Cottage, Dover, Kent The exterior of East Cottage, Dover, Kent The sitting room at East Cottage, Dover, Kent The kitchen and dining area at East Cottage, Dover, Kent The double bedroom at East Cottage, Dover, Kent The twin bedroom at East Cottage, Dover, Kent

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 021003

About East Cottage

On the White Cliffs and next to the Victorian lighthouse, with incredible views of the English Channel.

Wake up to a 360 sunrise when you stay in this single-storey building adjoining a Victorian lighthouse. It sits in a dramatic position, high on the cliffs of Dover, overlooking the ships sail the English Channel. The cottage itself was built in 1843 and would have housed the lighthouse keepers, who kept its light shining. 

Now, it plays host to an elegant two-bedroom holiday home for those wishing to explore the Kent coastline and the surrounding area. You’ll have 66 miles of coastal path just outside your doorstep, which will lead you through wildflower headlands, the iconic White Cliffs and a plethora of wartime history.

You could walk 20 minutes to St Margaret’s for its village, bay and white cliffs.  Or for those after a bit of culture, venture below the Dover cliffs to Fan Bay Deep Shelter, where you’ll find a complex of eerie tunnels built for the gun battery during WWII.
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Ground floor facilities

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance lobby, bathroom with shower over bath, steps up to kitchen/dining room, sitting room with log effect electric fire, two bedrooms (one twin and one double) and separate lavatory.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric convector heating.

Access: The unadopted lane that leads to the cottage is rough and uneven in parts.

Parking: Adjacent to the cottage.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Garden: There is no garden, however, the cottage does have a small enclosed courtyard area. The grounds are fenced in from the cliffs edge but young children should be supervised.

Please note: The lighthouse and foghorn are no longer operational. The lighthouse is open during the season and visitors use the lawn adjacent to the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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