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Rover Cottage

Dymchurch, Kent (Ref. 1024214)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Rover Cottage is very well laid out and has everything that you would require for a peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    Owners Nicky and Steve are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them and at the same time just let you get on and enjoy yourselves. Just a 3 - 4 minute stroll from a lovely beach (ideal for people with a dog) with a promenade stretching into the distance. With a number of coastal resorts nearby Rover Cottage is an ideal base for touring the Kent coast or inland countryside.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for returning to us again. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmMar 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday let with friendly hosts."

    If I had to be critical, it is a bit cramped but that is the nature of the building and adds to its cosy charm.

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2021

  • "Excellent friendly professional hosts who take exceptional care of their quaint cottage, location is very close to the amazing Dymchurch beach."

    Thank you for a wonderful break!

    Reviewed by PhillipOct 2021

  • "We found Rover Cottage an ideal location for the beach and walks around the local area of Dymchurch."

    Nicky and Steve made us very welcome and provided with a few essentials in the fridge on our arrival, our dog loved the bag of treats left for him. The cottage is compact and cosy and the wood burner which we lit on our last evening soon warmed the cottage. The stairs to the bedroom would perhaps be a bit of a challenge to the less agile. We have no hesitation in recommending Rover Cottage.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Very peaceful, lovely cottage, near enough to the village yet far enough away without isolation."

    The beach is close by and a good food pub 2 minutes away. Would love to go again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in Rover Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2021

  • "Rover Cottage makes a great base for a holiday on the south coast with many places of interest and great days out only a short drive away."

    Alternatively the beach is a few minutes walk from the cottage or the Romney Hythe railway just a 20 minute stroll away. The cottage has everything you could need and the owners, Nicky and Steve are very pleasant, approachable people. All in all, an excellent property.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "The cottage, hosts and area were wonderful."

    The cottage is lovely and close to the sea and far enough away from the centre for it to be peaceful. A short walk and you’re in the heart of Dymchurch with all the fun of a small seaside resort. The cottage was spotless and so pretty. There was everything we could have wanted: constant hot water, well appointed kitchen and Netflix. This is a great base for exploring the area but also days on the beach a stones throw away. We don’t usually go back to places as we like to see somewhere new each year but I’ve already looked at availability for later in the year, so breaking the mould for us.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rover Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and very welcoming family."

    The only drawback is the very steep staircase to the bedroom.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "Nicky and Steve were fabulous hosts they were there to welcome us when we arrived, and it was a lovely surprise to find treats for us and our dog Lynas too."

    They had put a great guide to the cottage together including history of it which was good to know, as well as important information about the cottage and local area. The cottage although small was perfect for our stay, very well equipped and decorated. Dymchurch is a lovely seaside village, everything you need within a few minutes walk.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rover Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage ..."

    Beautiful cottage Very friendly and helpful hosts Would definetly use the cottage again Only down side is the stairs are very steep for people with poor mobility otherwise a fantastic cottage

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage to stay in while exploring beautiful Kent we have never been before but will return thoroughly enjoyed our visit."

    Owners were welcoming and provided some lovely treats to consume would recommend this cottage for two to anyone wishing to visit Kent.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Rover Cottage is very cosy and has everything that you would require for a winter or summer holiday."

    Set in peaceful surroundings and yet within easy reach of numerous places of interest. The beautiful beach is just a few minutes away with a pleasant promenade, ideal for an early morning - evening stroll. The owners Nicky, Steve and their daughter Sarah are very welcoming and approachable for any problems or questions that may arise. Would not hesitate to recommend to any of our friends. Five Star

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2021

  • "Good walking along the Military Canal."

    Cottage very close to the beach and very nicely situated in a courtyard.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Rover Cottage is a lovely little oasis very close to an excellent beach."

    Everything we could possibly want for our holiday was provided, and the owners are very helpful, friendly, and available if you need them, without being at all intrusive. Rover has a small garden enclosed by a low picket fence, and is within the wider double-gated property, which we felt was very secure for our small dog. There is an additional dining seating area just outside Rover's garden. We parked right outside Rover's garden fence, and never touched the car again until we headed home - we found Rover Cottage and surrounding area so relaxing we didn't end up doing any of the 'tourist' things we thought we might. The cottage itself is immaculately clean, with a well-equipped kitchen including a full-size fridge-freezer, and a washing machine in the inner lobby to the bathroom. The lounge-diner has a log-burner which we didn't unfortunately need, due to the very fortunate incredible weather(!), and a tv with Netflix. Wi-fi was excellent - my husband WFH one day, and did video-calls as well as normal computer work, with no trouble. The steps up to the bedroom are a bit tricky, but there are two handrails and other spots to grab on - going up is fine, coming down less so. If you have big feet, you need to go extra slow on the descent! The bed is extremely comfortable, and the bedroom has two nice windows for fresh air while sleeping. There is plenty of storage space, including a sensor light in the wardrobe, and a full-length mirror (which is a rarity in holiday accommodation). They've even got a fire ladder to use from the first floor bedroom window, if it was ever needed - as I say, the owners have thought of literally everything! Towels and bedding excellent quality, and there were treats for our dog, milk, juice, coffee/tea/sugar, biscuits, etc. on arrival. And a touch we really liked was the environmental cleaning products and loo roll - we are going to purchase some of the same now, as we liked them so much. All in all a wonderful week, and we hope to get back to Rover Cottage in the autumn and/or winter. The Ship Inn pub just around the corner had delicious food and drink, and was dog-friendly in the bar area for meals. The centre of Dymchurch with a range of shops/cafes is a short walk either along the road or on the multi-level sea-wall promenade. The beach at Dymchurch is fantastic, when the tide is out you get very wide flat sands - quite busy in the village area, but quieter near Rover Cottage, and is dog-friendly at either end during peak season (not from Rover Cottage's area through Dymchurch to the parking at the martello tower) - if you have a dog who likes the beach, they will have plenty of beach they are allowed to run on.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Rover Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carla-joMay 2021

  • "Cosy cottage, tucked away, just 2 minutes from the sea"

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a perfect spot for accessing the beach and walking from the house."

    The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful and the cottage had everything we could have wanted.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "I was lucky to be able to book last minute to stay at Rover Cottage."

    Was warmly greeted by Nicky and Steve, who are so friendly and helpful. The cottage was perfect for me. Clean, cosy, all the facilities I needed and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. The cottage is a few steps from a beautiful sandy beach that stretches for miles and Romney Marsh. Also not far from Dungeness and various other places worth a visit. I had the peaceful break I was looking for.

    Reviewed by DionneOct 2020

  • "Nicky and Steve were excellent hosts and nice people."

    I think the steep stairs in the cottage should somehow be made a little safer for those with dodgy legs. Otherwise perfect and so close to beach for taking our dog for a walk.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2020

  • "This is a pleasant small cottage tucked away off a private road next to the owners’ property."

    It’s only a very short walk from a superb beach. Very comfortable bed although the stairs to it might be a problem for some. Pleasant owners, very well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by JeffSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing break at this lovely unusual little cottage which was very well equipped with everything supplied."

    The owners, Nicky and Steve and daughter Sarah were very welcoming and helpful. The food and drink gifts were a nice surprise, the home grown tomatoes and chutney were very tasty! The clean sandy beach is a minutes walk and Dymchurch village only a few minutes more. Buses run from the end of the road which was very handy to get around to explore without having to use the car.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2020

  • "Steep open tread stairs, bathroom down stairs."

    Need to leave a light on if need toilet at night. A lovely cottage in a quiet part of Dymchurch just a short walk from the beach.

    Reviewed by MarilynAug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Very well equipped. Few yards from sea. Owners friendly and welcoming. All home comforts. Stairs a little challenging.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2020

  • "Brilliant base, cosy and quaint."

    Close to beautiful beaches.

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2020

  • "This is a superb little cottage set in a private location with direct access to the sea front and beach."

    The cottage provides everything you could want for a get-away to the seaside and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. With shops and a great pub within easy walking distance, you can park the car and forget it for the week. We would definitely recommend this cottage despite the fact it takes a little time to get use to the stairs.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2020

  • "Great base to do lots if things, coast lovely and close."

    Reviewed by ShaunMar 2020

  • "Fantastic location, great (better than great) hosts."

    (So accomodating about the dog) The best woodburner I have ever seen and despite storm Jorge we managed to get plenty of walks in. When the sun and the tide are out at the same time it's glorious.

    Reviewed by PatrickFeb 2020

  • "A really lovely little cottage, very well equipped."

    Cosy and warm and very clean. Everything and more is provided Lovely owners who are very helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2020

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, washing machine and tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one vehicle
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.4 miles
  • Note: Steep staircase to the first-floor
  • Note: property not suitable for guests with mobility issues Note: Restricted vehicle headroom of around 2m on the driveway
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property
  • Please note: the property does not accept children - adults only (due to the nature of the property)

The property

Situated within the garden of the owner’s property and found within the coastal village of Dymchurch is this delightful detached Edwardian dwelling, Rover Cottage. This quaint and cosy hideaway has been designed for a couple seeking to explore all that Kent has to offer, carved by its historical landmarks, glorious coastlines and attractions to suit all ages and tastes. The interior of the romantic hideaway enjoys a blend of contemporary and character, complete with carefully selected furnishings and everything you could possibly need for a self-catering getaway. Step into the stylish kitchen and look forward to preparing a delicious home-made treat, whether it be a refuelling breakfast or a heart-warming evening meal this kitchen is well-equipped to cater to your culinary needs. After dinner, relax into your evening within the sitting room by throwing a log on the fire and tuning into the Smart TV or getting lost in planning the next day’s exciting adventure. As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase where a plush double bed awaits you, inviting you in to catch your rest after an action-packed day exploring the beauty of Kent. If you don’t feel like playing chef one evening, a short stroll into the village centre will bring you to a selection of eateries to cater to all tastes, as well as shops for picking up the essentials. If the weather is on your side, be sure to soak up the sun at the village’s superb stretch of sandy beach which rests within striking distance of the cottage and is the perfect spot for letting your canine companion stretch his legs whilst you soak up the coastal scenery. Alternatively, explore miles of walking and cycling routes within the Kent Downs AONB where a magnitude of wildlife is awaiting to be explored, or spend an afternoon brushing up on the local history in the city of Canterbury. For those visiting with younger guests or have an interest in the wildlife, a short drive will bring you to Port Lympne where you can get up-close to prehistoric creatures in the Dinosaur Forest or take a journey across the globe by making your way through the safari park and meeting incredible animals along the way. Rover Cottage is a wonderful base for you and your loved one’s next getaway to the coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Folkestone 9.3 miles; Dover 18.3 miles

Resting on the South East coast of Kent on the edge of the Romney Marshes is the village of Dymchurch. This colourful seaside village plays host to a high-street filled with a selection of eateries, a number of shops and an amusement park. The main attraction of the village however is the large stretch of sand which has been awarded Blue Flag status and is surrounded by a picturesque countryside setting where you will find opportunities for walking and cycling. Here, you will also find the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which attracts visitors from all over the globe each year. This train journey will allow you a unique opportunity to explore Kent, filled with wildlife, flora, medieval churches and lighthouses. For those feeling active, look forward to exploring the unspoilt beauty of Kent Downs boasting opportunities for mountain biking, horse riding and wildlife spotting or travel slightly further afield to the cathedral city of Canterbury which promises a wonderful family day out. Dymchurch is a wonderful village to base your next coastal getaway.

Region Information

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.
Please note that the owners would like to advise during this unprecedented time that Rover Cottage is being thoroughly disinfected before each rental. The owner has invested in a disinfectant fogging machine to ensure that the Cottage is thoroughly cleansed.
Please note: the property does not accept children - adults only (due to the nature of the property)
Please note, there are no car charging facilities at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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