St Margaret, Kent
- Occasional events happen at the Property throughout the year, please see the property website for more information at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/south-foreland-lighthouse.
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This former lighthouse keeper's cottage stands in one of the most dramatic and well-known locations in England. Attached to South Foreland Lighthouse and positioned on top of the White Cliffs of Dover, it has far reaching views across the English Channel. Visitors have the perfect lookout on to one of the busiest seaways in the world.
The cottage's 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 (1 twin and 1 double) and separate lavatory.
Heating: Electric convector heating.
Parking: Adjacent to the cottage.
Garden: There is a small enclosed courtyard area.
The lawned area in front of the cottage is fenced off from the cliff top but children playing here should be supervised.
The cot in this cottage is a travel cot.
Approach to the cottage:
Access to this cottage is down a long unadopted road.
The Foghorn is not in use. The Lighthouse has been de-commissioned. The lighthouse is open to visitors on a limited basis and the footpath entrance is in front of the cottage.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
- Cottage ref
- Railway nearby
- Remote Location
- Single Storey
- Pub nearby
- Coast nearby
- Washing Machine
- Double bed
- Tumble Dryer
- Accessible for ambulant disabled people
- If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 800 20 70
Things to see and do nearby
- South East England
The dense population of the south-east of England may not make it the obvious choice for a holiday destination, but that's to under-estimate or overlook many of its hidden charms. The Isle of Wight may well be the most obvious holiday destination in the area and the short ferry crossing really does take you to a unique holiday destination. Further east, the scenery is varied yet distinctive with the South Downs rolling down to the cliffs at Beachy Head, the sparsely wooded heathland of the Ashdown Forest and the intricate landscapes of the Weald. Closer to London are some gems which equally deserve a weekend away or longer holiday, including the majestic Thames Valley with its magnificent historic houses and beautiful varied countryside, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern England. Kent, meanwhile, deserves its title of the Garden of England and the National Trust protects some of the best stretches of countryside and many fine houses and outstanding gardens. Apart from houses such as Bateman's, much-loved family home of Rudyard Kipling, the enchanting Bodiam Castle, Petworth House and Park with its sumptuous interiors and rolling parkland, Polesden Lacey on the North Downs and Chartwell, family home of Sir Winston Churchill, the Trust also owns several glorious gardens including Nymans Garden, Sheffield Park Garden and Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
- Current cottage
- Holiday cottage
place to visit
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- Dover Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral and shopping
- day trips to Boulogne and Calais
- Sandwich medieval town.
- Horse riding
National Trust places to visit
Comments from past visitors
Peter Jones & Trystan Williams
- April 2012
Jo Parry & Family
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.