Pines Cottage

Dover, Kent
+44 (0)1304 851737
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A comfortable cottage in lovely gardens with a tea room, tipi and conference centre - part of The Bay Trust, one of our Community Champions


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

A great place to stay for groups of gardeners, walkers, beach lovers or sailors – you’re just a two-minute walk from a pebble beach, St Margaret’s Bay, for paddleboarding and picnics. There’s a pub here too, The Coastguard, the closest one to France in the UK! There are a number of places to eat in the village, a ten-minute walk, plus post office and food shops.

The large living room is really light, more like a conservatory, with sunshine pouring in, a door to a balcony and a big table for eating outdoors. You’re facing six acres of garden, devoted to conservation and permaculture, with a pond, maze and veg garden, and when the visitors have gone home it’s all yours. Enjoy brunch, lunch or a cream tea in the tea shop next door and you can pre-order home cooked meals to be waiting for you.

It’s plain, but there are some lovely works of original art and the beds have thick mattresses and good cotton sheets.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a sundowner in the gardens after all the visitors and staff have gone home
  • Strolling down to the beach - you can see France on a clear day
  • Tackling the 10-mile White Cliffs of Dover walk
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You should know

  • It's a very steep walk up to the village
  • You do have to bring all you will need for your stay
  • Not suitable for dogs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Min stay: 2 nights. Short breaks available, 3 night stay: £756-£930. Bedrooms can be king-size doubles, or twins. Hand towels & bath mats provided in en suites.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £278
Weekly price
from £1575
1 Cottage for 8
From £2784 bedrooms


Come for the peace and quiet in the the evenings, the wonderful 6 acre gardens to yourselves and the little pebble beach a 2-minute walk. And also to discover more about The Bay Trust and its aims and to spend time in nature yourselves.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

They don't call Kent the Garden of England for nothing. It's a 15-minute drive to Dover Castle (English Heritage) and in the opposite direction you're ten minutes from Walmer Castle and Gardens which are spectacular, and the rest of Deal which has lovely little artisan shops and good fish restaurants. You can walk to South Foreland Lighthouse (National Trust) along the new White Cliffs coastal path.

Local points of interest from The Bay Trust

  • The Pines Garden also features the popular Pines Garden Tea Room which offers visitors delicious homemade cakes, scones, quiches and demi-baguettes with a variety of fillings. Seating is available inside and outside in the beautiful Pines Garden, Wed - Sun
  • The beautiful and dramatic White Cliffs are to be found in St. Margaret's Bay too providing wonderful opportunities to spot various birds. Previous famous residents of the area include Noel Coward and Ian Fleming.
  • Dover Castle is a very interesting and imposing site on the cliffs and overlooks the town and harbour. There are several sites to explore on the premises. The history is rich and varied with Norman and Plantagenet monarchs behind its build and purpose.
  • The Kent countryside is located just outside St. Margaret's Bay and there are some picturesque villages en route to the city of Canterbury with its famous cathedral and old city wall. There are park and ride options available.
  • Sandwich is one of the Cinque Ports and Sandwich Bay provides wonderful opportunities for bird watching and walks along the Saxon Shore Way.


The Bay Trust

The Bay Trust's mission is to 'improve lives through outdoor learning and connections with the natural world'. They aim to build strong, meaningful relationships between people and nature, to improve opportunities for vulnerable members of the community and to enhance biodiversity while empowering local people to do the same. We're delighted to be associated with them and applaud their aims.