Dover Castle: The Sergeant Major's House

Contemporary style meets history

6 + cot
From £905 per week
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Dover Castle, Kent CT16 1HU
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Dover Castle has been called the 'key to England', which is no surprise given its position as the nation's front door. Crack the lock here and you're in - something no hostile power has ever managed, thank goodness.

Standing imperiously on top of the famous white cliffs, Dover Castle has been occupied since at least Roman times and is the undisputed master of reinvention.

Staying at The Sergeant Major's House is to be enveloped by hundreds of years of history. This elegant and spacious four-storey Georgian building sleeps six and is set in its own grounds just inside the Western Outer Curtain Wall. As its name suggests, it was once the home of the Regimental Sergeant Majors who were garrisoned in the castle.

Wander around the vast site at your leisure and be the first in the queue to tour the re-presented Great Tower, where Henry II held court in sumptuous style. The new 'Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk' exhibition tells the story of Britain's Finest Hour. Churchill called it a miracle and nowhere do his words resonate more than here in these cramped secret tunnels.


All of our cottages are fully furnished and equipped with TVs, DVD players, CD/ DAB Radio music system, telephone for emergency and incoming calls, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, oven and hob, washerdryer, dishwasher. Linen and towels are provided.

  • Travel cot and high chair
  • TV and DVD
  • Music centre
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Washer-dryer
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Within 1 mile of pub
  • Within 1 mile of sea
  • Max 2 well behaved dogs allowed
  • Parking: space for one car
  • Access details for this holiday cottage
The Sergeant Major's House Kitchen The Sergeant Major's House Games room


If you love history and like to leisurely roam free to soak it up, then this is the place for you. A large and comfy house with lots of character mixed in with modern comforts. Roam the castle grounds in and out of hours and take day trips to some wonderful places nearby. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Ian Wilcox

We had a fabulous week-long stay at the Sergeant Major's House at Dover Castle early in July; our only complaint was we couldn't stay longer. Having all that history and those impressive views on our doorstep was intoxicating! We were delighted by the lovely roses and the basket of provisions awaiting our arrival, which made us feel truly welcome. We found the house very spacious for our party of 5, with comfortable beds, and all the mod. cons. one could ask for. Everything was clean, neat and in good repair. The sunny private garden was a quiet refuge for sitting and relaxing in the evenings. The staff very pleasant and helpful, and we particularly enjoyed that special privilege of having the castle grounds all to ourselves outside of visiting hours. Thank you for such a unique and memorable holiday experience. We hope to come back one day for a stay in Peverell's Tower, just for a different perspective!

Donald and Tracy Bryce Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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To check availability or book this cottage please phone our booking team on: 0870 333 1187.




Booking Ranges:

  • 7 night stay: from 3pm Friday to 10am following Friday
  • 4 night stay: from 3pm Monday to 10am Friday
  • 3 night stay: from 3pm Friday to 10am Monday

Please note: alternative start dates may apply over Christmas and supplements may be charged on specific dates when demand is high due to local events. For bookings of two weeks or more each week will be priced in the date band it falls in. See below for prices.


Dates 3 Days 4 Days 7 Days
1 September 2014 - 30 October 2014 £653 £666 £1,215
31 October 2014 - 18 December 2014 £504 £516 £905
19 December 2014 - 4 January 2015 £983 £996 £1,821
5 January 2015 - 1 March 2015 £504 £516 £905
2 March 2015 - 2 April 2015 £653 £666 £1,215
3 April 2015 - 12 April 2015 £1012 £1026 £1867
13 April 2015 - 21 May 2015 £666 £679 £1,239
22 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 £1,012 £1,026 £1,867
1 June 2015 - 16 July 2015 £718 £733 £1,337
17 July 2015 - 3 September 2015 £1,012 £1,026 £1,867
4 September 2015 - 1 October 2015 £718 £733 £1,337
2 October 2015 - 1 November 2015 £666 £679 £1,239
2 November 2015 - 17 December 2015 £519 £531 £932
18 December 2015 - 3 January 2016 £1,012 £1,026 £1,867
4 January 2016 - 28 February 2016 £519 £531 £932
29 February 2016 - 24 March 2016 £666 £679 £1,239
25 March 2016 - 10 April 2016 £1,012 £1,026 £1,867

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