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Pentire House

(Ref. 1096667)

Kingsdown, Kent Show on map


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Pentire House exceeded our expectations!"

    It was perfect for our trip to the White Cliffs Coast. The house was comfortable, well equipped and beautifully furnished! It was a warm welcoming home to return to after exploring some wonderful walks in the area. There was so much to keep us busy in the house, books, games, table football..We appreciated the lovely garden even on a wet autumn day. The views were a delight! Thank you!

    Janet, we are so glad you all enjoyed the holiday. Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Pentire House."

    The garden is beautiful with many different spots to sit in and enjoy the views. We loved the kitchen diner and spent most of our time there for the floor to ceiling view of the cliffs and across the channel. The kitchen had everything needed to cook and prepare meals. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and nice treat. Our beds and bedrooms were comfortable and the power showers were fab! There were more amazing views to be had from the bedroom windows too. Plenty of parking for 4 cars. We had 2 cars and had more then enough room. We enjoyed the walks along the cliff top ( you can walk to the Dover Patrol Monument) and into Kingsdown village. Nice little butcher/deli who even gave a treat to our doggy. Pub on the beach has lots of outside seating and is doggy friendly too. The main reason for staying was for the amazing views. And they did not disappoint. Thank you.

    Sue, thank you for such a comprehensive review. We are so glad the property delivered for you and that you had such a lovely time. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful Home."

    Didn’t want to leave! Thank you to the owners Mark & Kay for sharing their wonderful property.

    So glad the holiday was so good you didn’t want to leave. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great place."

    Wanted for nothing. Beautifully situated on the top of The White Cliffs, stunning views and wonderful skies , sunrises and sunsets and just a short stroll down to the beach. Thank you

    Thank you Peter. We are so glad you had a lovely holiday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday location - thank you so much for opening your home to guests."

    We had an unforgettable time there!

    We are so glad you had a really memorable holiday. Thank you for staying with us. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic! Mark, the owner was very helpful."

    Communication first class. Views were fantastic, house had everything we needed. Nice walks from the front door. Lots of amenities within a very short drive. The marine traffic made great entertainment. Brilliant time had by all.

    Thank you Mark. Glad you had a good time. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely five star property set in a five star location."

    It was delightful to wake up each morning to a wonderful view over the sea, even on some of the dull rainy days.An amazing garden with countless opportunities to sit out and enjoy the peace & quiet. A lovely barbeque area and plenty of areas for all the family to enjoy. The layout inside was well thought about & clean and comfortable with comfortable beds set in well sized bedrooms. We would love top go back to enjoy more. Also we would like to recommend the golf club which does excellent breakfasts.

    Thank you David. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant view, excellent facilities, our 2 grandchildren loved the garden with the swings and played in their “imaginary” secret garden area."

    We are definitely considering returning next year.

    Thank you Heather. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Jul 2023

  • "Pentire House and it’s gardens are lovely, set in a peaceful location overlooking the sea."

    The owners have thought of everything, in the house and garden, to make a stay there extremely comfortable for both adults and children. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Pat. Glad you all had a great holiday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Pentire House is absolutely stunning!"

    It’s our second time here as we loved it so much the first time. There is something for everyone to do rain or shine. Completely child friendly house and garden. Dog friendly with fantastic walks along the cliffs or down to the beach. The fixtures and furnishings are to a high quality and it oozes luxury. The views are utterly amazing, my children adore watching the ships and boats with the binoculars (provided) whether it’s raining or a sunny day the views don’t disappoint. The garden is beautiful with lots for all to do, whether it’s reading a book, playing football, hide and seek, rounders, basket ball or having a bbq plus much more. Pentire House is a hidden gem and won’t disappoint. We will be back for sure as it’s just perfect, a real hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely property in a great location with fantastic views great communication with the owner Highly recommended *****"

    Thank you Chris. We are glad you had a lovely holiday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "What can I say but what a fantastic holiday home, we as a family had the best week ever, it is a very well stocked house with everything that you would need,amazing garden and lovely sea views from all the bedrooms."

    We had a few issues that were dealt with very efficiently, so thank you for that. What else can I say but already booked again for next year.

    Elaine thanks for the feedback. We are glad you had a really nice holiday and look forward to seeing you again next year. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic house and garden in a great location."

    Thank you Michael. We loved the message one of the children left in the guest book - glad they felt the beds were comfortable and squishy like a marshmallow! Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A magnificent house with even more magnificent views."

    The hosts made sure you want for nothing. Would definitely come back. Highly recommended!!

    Thank you Chris. So glad you all had a lovely time. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christiane5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous house in perfect location with friendly owners available in case of issue"

    Thank you Geoff. It’s always nice when guests visit us again. Hope to see you in the future. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for a relaxing week away. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Carol. We are glad you had a nice time. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at Pentire House for a week to catch up with family."

    Kay and Mark have thought of everything to make you feel at home and enjoy your stay. The house is in a stunning location with beautiful views from every room. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need and plenty of space for everyone to relax or help with the cooking. The gardens are beautifully laid out however March was not really the best time to be able to relax outside but still enjoyable looking at all the lovely shrubs and plants. Easy walking from the door in either direction but especially love the walk to St. Margaret's with a refreshment stop in the Coastguard. We did have a couple of days of wind and rain but when the place you are staying in is so warm and comfortable, what could be better than staying indoors playing games and just being with your family. We all loved it and would love to go back again.

    Debbie and Bob, we are so glad you had a lovely break and caught up with family. A long drive from Scotland! Thank you for the kind review. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A real “wow” house in a fabulous location ."

    Beautifully decorated , warm and comfortable . We were at Pentire House for a family get together Birthday Celebration and the accommodation suited us perfectly . So many lovely places to visit nearby or just nice to chill at the house watching the ships or in the magnificent garden . The owners have really thought of everything to ensure a lovely holiday . Thoroughly recommend .

    Thank you Heather. We are really glad everything went smoothly for you and you had a good time. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2023

  • "I would highly recommended this lovely house, although large, it still has a cozy feel."

    The rooms are beautiful and all have spectacular views. The garden is fun for young and old, with lots of games for all ages, along with space to just sit and chill. The area has some lovely walks and local pubs. The property suits young and old.

    We are so pleased you had a lovely time. Thank you for your feedback. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic house, my family and I had the best Xmas here."

    Stylish, homely, comfortable perfect location, would recommend this property it is absolutely lovely, we feel very happy to have had this wonderful experience. We would definitely love to return.

    Thank you Jill. I know you are coming back next Christmas and we’ll make sure you have a similarly great time! Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2022

  • "House is beautiful it was home from home and so relaxing and of course the views were amazing Would definitely return"

    Thank you Peter. We’d love to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Pentire House is by far the best holiday property we have ever stayed in."

    It’s so well equipped and to a very high standard (the beds are fantastic). Whatever the weather there is something to do. The house is beautiful and the location is absolutely stunning! Sea views on your door step and countryside views to the back. Perfect for all ages. We will definitely be booking again as it’s a hidden gem. So glad we found it . In a word WOW.

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We are glad you had a really nice holiday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2022

  • "We all had the most wonderful weekend."

    The house was stunning! The view spectacular. I have shared the details of the house with a few friends who want to rent it. Myself and friends will definitely be coming back next year. The owner was so accommodating letting us hire a hottub.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a truly wonderful property in a great location."

    The owner provides everything you need to enjoy the house and gardens. Perfect choice for our weekend celebrating my wife's birthday with our family. Hope to book again for next year.

    Jeff, thank you for the lovely feedback and we are so glad your wife enjoyed her birthday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2022

  • "Pentire House is by far the best holiday home we've ever stayed in - and that's from multiple holidays over 30 years."

    The house and location are spectacular and every effort has been made to make it a comfortable and stress free stay. The house lacked nothing and the owners were kind and helpful.

    Clare it was lovely to meet you and your parents. We are so glad you all had a fantastic holiday. Thank you very much for this lovely feedback. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were delighted with this property."

    Our family group of 8 comprised 3 generations with ages ranging from 27 to 80, plus a dog. The spacious house and garden totally met our expectations and provided comfort and also entertainment for all of us, such as table tennis, pétanque etc. The ever changing colours of the sea, visible from all 4 bedrooms and both living rooms, constantly drew me back. The location is superb. We particularly love a holiday home which has instant access to unspoilt walks and Pentire House did not disappoint. Apart from the spectacular Coastal Path on our doorstep we found plenty of interesting places to visit in the area where dogs were welcome. Some of us left the dog in the care of others one afternoon and went to Walmer Castle. It’s a really beautiful place and if you don’t have a canine companion to consider you should definitely go there. Barnsole Vineyard might not be an obvious destination but all 8 of us plus dog spent a fascinating afternoon there being taken round by Phil, one of the owners. We also ate out a few times and would recommend Victuals & Co in Deal and The Smugglers in St. Margaret’s at Cliffe. We had tasty sausage baguettes for lunch at The Pines in St. Margaret’s too and would certainly recommend their cakes. A second week would have been marvellous - we’ll need to return to be able to visit some of the sites we didn’t get to this time. Sadly some of us have to work!

    Thank you very much for the feedback and sharing ideas on things to do with others. We are so glad you had such a nice holiday. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Aug 2022

  • "Pentire House was just perfect!"

    Worth every penny! From the stunning garden, so well equipped for a sports mad family like ours, to the roomy open plan living area and the luxurious lounge for a more intimate evening, our holiday in Kingsdown was perfect!

    Thank you David. We are glad you all had a great time and enjoyed plenty to do in garden! Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Pentire House."

    Beautiful location, great walking spots and not to far away from anything we needed whilst also feeling perfectly secluded. Waking up to see views every morning started the days off just right. The garden really did top everything off, our small dogs and children literally loved playing in it everyday! It’s huge and secure. We couldn’t recommend this place enough. The owners Mark and Kay were always available if needed and added some great tips and advice to make our break the best experience! 5 stars from us!!! We will be back!!

    We are so glad you enjoyed the house and we are really looking forward to you coming back. Thank you for your review. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely enjoyed our one-week stay at Pentire House !"

    ! The property is located on a cliff with stunning views of the channel. The whole property is beautifully maintained and has a huge garden. Our twin boys enjoyed playing Cricket, Basketball, Table Tennis, and football in the garden. While indoors they spent hours playing foosball. The town of Kingsdown is well connected with the rest of Kent. We visited various places nearby such as Dover and Leads castle, Margate beach, Canterbury, and Spitfire museum. Almost every day we walked and cycled on the cliff walks along the coast. The nearby pub Zetland is a must-visit for its location on the beach and Namaste Dover is highly recommended if you fancy a curry. Thank you Mark and Kay for your excellent hospitality.

    Shrini, we are so glad that you and the family had a great holiday. You visited some excellent attractions in the area. Mark & Kay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shriniwas4.7Jul 2022

  • "A dream house perched on a magical cliff-top location (the online photos really do not do it justice)!"

    Our (multi-generation)family all had the most wonderful and unforgettable holiday during the week we spent at Pentire House. We found the house to be furnished to an extremely tasteful and high standard with brand new furnishings and appliances. It was spotlessly clean throughout, with 4 luxurious and spacious bedrooms upstairs and a very well-appointed kitchen and multiple seating areas downstairs. There were stunning sea views from all rooms on both floors. The garden, backing on to a golf course, was huge and beautifully laid out, so both the adults and children in our group had plenty to enjoy and keep themselves busy (e.g. basketball hoop, table-tennis, garden room etc). When we wanted to venture outside the house and its grounds, there was a magnificent coastal footpath on the doorstep, the beach was just a few minutes walk away and plenty of other Kent inland/beach attractions and sights were within the reach of a short car journey. The owners, Mark and Kay, were extremely courteous and very responsive and helpful on any query or issue that we had during our stay. All in all, Pentire House was truly a 5 star-plus experience for us! We look forward to returning soon! (IS and Family)

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we are glad you and the family had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the house. We look forward to seeing you again. Mark & Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Inam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pentire House Its extremely comfortable with stunning views."

    The cottage has been carefully designed and lot of extras were included. The fact that everything you could possibly do to keep yourself entertain with a massive garden, basket ball ground, games, explore the area or simply chill in the comfortable and well designed house. I will highly recommend it to friends and families and hope to be back. Five stars are not enough! Thanks again to Mark and Kay for your warm welcome and a really lovely holiday Tina Pentiah & Ni'mat Husnoo

    Tina and Ni’mat, Thank you for the really lovely feedback and we are glad you had a nice holiday. Even more special from our first guests. Mark and Kay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with balcony overlooking the sea, TV, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bath, walk in shower, 2 x basins and WC, 1 x super-king-size, TV, with en-suite bath, walk in shower, 2 x basins, WC and views to sea, 1 x double with balcony overlooking the sea, 1 x twin room, views to sea
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC, and further separate WC
  • Kitchen/diner with sea and garden views
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Family room with TV, dining table, seating with direct sea views and balcony
  • First-floor study
  • Central heating with open fire
  • 3 x electric oven, induction hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, separate filtered water tap, coffee machine, and wine fridge
  • TVs, DVD player, WiFi, 2 x monitors, speakers, web-cam, selection of books, table football, table tennis, football goal, basketball hoop, wooden play fort, boules court, swings
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue and garden room with sofas
  • Property backs onto golf course with entry 200 yards from the front door
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles, beach 0.8 miles
  • Note: Please bring your own bedding for use of the cot
  • Note: The garden area is on different levels
  • All children should be supervised and caution should be taken, especially in the wet
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs
  • Note: For Kingsdown Golf Club, tee time availability and process can be obtained from the Golfing Operations Team in the Pro Shop on Tel 01304 373256 or by contacting the Director of Golf by email on golfops@kingsdowngolf.co.uk.

The property

Resting in the quiet village of Kingsdown in the county of Kent is this outstanding detached property, Pentire House.

Located in a stunning location with cliff top views over the Channel and, on a clear day, views over to the French coast.

It is situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Marine Conservation.

The property is on a private road nestled between National Trust Land and the Walmer and Kingsdown golf course.

It features spacious, light, and airy accommodation, which makes the most of the spectacular views at every opportunity.

Pentire House sleeps up to eight guests, perfect for larger groups or families looking for a generous dwelling but with enough separate areas to ensure that quiet time too.

Entering onto the private driveway, with enough space for four cars, take in the impressive architecture of the property, along with the sizeable land that surrounds it.

With two access points, you can select to enter through the grand hallway, or for convenience, through the side porch, an ideal area for walking boots, belongings, and pets.

Leading into the main living area, you’ll find the utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is also a separate oven, fridge and access to a WC and the back garden.

From the utility, there are steps up to an open-plan kitchen diner and family room, providing all your culinary needs as well as an area for families to eat and play together.

Heading through the bright hallway, flooded with light from the floor to ceiling windows, you’ll find the snug, a games area tucked away with table football, books, DVDs, games and jigsaws and a cloakroom with WC and basin.

Off of the hall you can either go to the sunroom, which has been set up for quiet reading or contemplation over the stunning sea views.

For the budding artists amongst you, why not use the easel and create your own Turneresque paintings (Canvas, brushes and paints not included); or head to the sitting room with plenty of reclining seating in front of an open fire, TV and DVD player.

There is also separate seating for reading and a table that can be used for games, cards, or jigsaws.

The entire ground floor of the property provides direct access to the breath-taking wrap around garden, with various patios, a play area, a considerable lawn and BBQ station.

The front allows for sitting in the sun and gazing at the coast.

Early birds can watch the sun rise over the sea and later, set over the back garden which backs onto the golf course.

There is sun all day long at some point in the grounds.

Venturing upstairs, you’ll feel the epitome of opulence with four contemporary bedrooms to choose from, all with extensive storage.

Two bedrooms, one super-king and one double have doors onto a wraparound balcony looking over the coast.

A nice place to sit and have your breakfast.

The main super-king bedroom has a balcony overlooking the sea with seating for catching the morning sun, TV, a walk-in wardrobe with access to the en-suite, comprising of a bath, two basins, walk in shower and WC.

A second super-king bedroom has an en-suite comprising of a bath, walk in shower, two basins and WC.

This bedroom has stunning views along the coastline towards Deal with its pier, and beyond.

There is a further double bedroom, which also has access to the balcony overlooking the sea.

Finally, a bedroom with twin beds and direct views to see; and a family bathroom comprising of a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

For those who want to keep in touch with their work, there is an in-built study area overlooking the back garden, golf course and surrounding countryside with 2 monitors, keyboard, mouse, and camera.

Pentire House is just a stone’s throw away from the Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Clubhouse.

Visitors are welcome to book.

Not far away are the coastal towns of Deal and Dover, providing plenty of inspiration for your itinerary, along with local shops, restaurants, pubs and three castles to meet your getaway requirements.

Making the most of your location, embark on a scenic walk along the white cliffs of Dover (noted in The Times as one of the UK's best coastal walks), past Moonraker reflecting Ian Flemings setting of the book of the same name on the cliffs here, visit the Western Heights of Dover Port, or head down to the secluded beach of Kingsdown just a short walk from the house down the cliff path.

For those wishing to experience a foreign trip, why not book yourselves onto a ferry and do a day trip to Calais, France.

Alternatively, you could drive to Folkestone to travel to Calais by the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, or even be in Paris for lunch and return again in the same day.

Attractions include the triple spiral staircase of the Grand Shaft through the cliffs of Dover, the historic Dover Castle going back to William of Normandy in 1066 and jumping forward to the War Tunnels from the Second World War.

Feel welcomed at Deal Caslte and Walmer Castle and Gardens and Wingham Wildlife Park.

Why not take part in the various activities at Betteshanger Park, a former coal mine that now offers family fun with a play park, cycling, Boonies (physical training), Geocatching combining outdoor play with Team building and problem solving, walking, running and just taking in the wonderful nature.

If that’s all too much like hard work, why not just opt for a visit to the numerous sandy and pebble beaches that surround Kent.

Choose Pentire House as your base for a memorable break in Kent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Deal 3 miles; Dover 6 miles; Canterbury 20 miles.

Kingsdown is a quiet Kent village with its own shingle beach with a path over the cliff to St Margarets Bay. The village offers three pubs serving food, a local butcher with delicatessen, a general store, Post Office and hairdresser. The village is situated at the northern end of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, with the beaches and cliffs around Kingsdown part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest that stretches south to Folkestone. Close by are the coastal towns of Deal, Dover and Broadstairs, offering the visitor castles, museums, heritage, history and quaint tea room. Deal has a pier, two weekly markets and the farmers’ market on Wednesdays is particularly popular with local residents. Inland, Canterbury offers a popular day out, with its cathedral, Roman remains and excellent shopping centre. With a promenade and cliff top walks, scenic cycle rides, golf courses and breathtaking views from the shore, this part of Kent is a perfect location for holidays at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas