If you want a crash course in English history from Henry VIII to the 20th century you will adore Walmer Castle. And if you loved the late Queen Mother you will be blissfully happy here, as she was.
Built in 1539 by Henry VIII to deal with any threat of invasion from the English Channel, it went on to serve as a rural retreat for distinguished public figures, including Pitt the Younger, Wellington, Palmerston. Salisbury, Churchill and, of course, the Queen Mother herself.
All these luminaries enjoyed the right to reside at Walmer because they were holders of an ancient title, Lord Warden of the Cinque Port, created in the 13th century when a respected individual was required to oversee the trade of the Channel ports and to regulate England's coastal defence.
Garden Cottage sleeps four and overlooks the enclosed kitchen garden, which has supplied the castle with vegetables and flowers for over 300 years.
If you feel like venturing beyond the castle gates there are spectacular walks and cycle paths along the beach front to nearby Deal Castle.
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
- Fridge with freezer compartment
- Hair dryer
- Within 1 mile of pub
- Within 1 mile of sea
- Parking: space for two cars
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To check availability or book this cottage please phone our booking team on: 0870 333 1187.
- 7 days starting on a Friday
- 4 days starting on a Monday
- 3 days starting on a Friday
Please note: alternative start dates may apply over Christmas, supplements may be charged on certain cottages on specific dates when demand is high due to local events and for bookings of two weeks or more each week will be priced in the date band it falls in.
|Dates ||3 Days ||4 Days ||7 Days |
| 5 April 2013 - 2 May 2013 || £599 || £623 || £1,116 |
| 3 May 2013 - 18 July 2013 || £505 || £517 || £938 |
| 19 July 2013 - 5 September 2013 || £732 || £713 || £1,313 |
| 6 September 2013 - 10 October 2013 || £573 || £596 || £1,066 |
| 11 October 2013 - 12 December 2013 || £482 || £493 || £896 |
| 13 December 2013 - 2 January 2014 || £635 || £646 || £1,181 |
| 3 January 2014 - 27 February 2014 || £383 || £388 || £649 |
| 28 February 2014 - 3 April 2014 || £458 || £469 || £823 |