The layout of Sergeant Major's House has temporarily changed. Until 2024, the twin bedroom which would normally be found on the second floor of the property can now be found at the basement level. The second floor of the property cannot be accessed.
The Sergeant Major's House at Dover Castle
The Sergeant Major's House is a three-bedroom holiday cottage that comfortably sleeps six people. Situated inside Dover Castle's historic walls, this spacious and elegant four-storey Georgian building has its own grounds just inside the Western Outer Curtain Wall with captivating views over the town and out to France. As its name suggests, it was once the home to the regimental Sergeant Major of the garrison who were based in the castle. The site also has 24 hours’ security. Included in your booking is a luxury hamper, as well as entry to all English Heritage sites and most events, 10% off in our shops and cafés during your stay. To view the floorplan of this holiday cottage and to discover the full list of available facilities, view the layout and facilities.book now
Discover Dover Castle
The Sergeant Major's House stands in its own grounds within the castle's historic walls. 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.
Sited beneath imposing Great Tower this well presented house commands stunning views over the sea to France.Find out more
Members' event: Inside Constable's TowerThu 7 Dec 2023
Members' event: Inside Constable's TowerFri 8 Dec 2023
Members' event: Behind-the-scenes tour of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment MuseumThu 14 Dec 2023
Members' event: Revealing DumpyThu 11 Jan 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was delightful and it's well set out and very comfortable. We found that there was everything there that we needed.
I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience, from booking, communicating with the housekeeper, to the lovely hamper, the high standard of the cottage. And the staff at Dover Castle we met were also great. We all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Thank you to you all for making it such a wonderful week. I've already been recommending you to family and friends.
Our stay in the Sergeant Major's House was exceptionally enjoyable. The location within the castle walls meant that wandering around the site once all the day trippers had left was particularly memorable, with beautiful sunsets from the battlements. A typical day was a visit to part of the castle at the start of the day, after which we left the site to the visitors, returning after everyone had left. The house itself was superbly appointed and very comfortable. Hannah the housekeeper had done a grand job in preparing the place, leaving an unexpectedly large welcome hamper, including items for the dog. We all thought that it would be a great place to live!
Dover Castle is my favourite English heritage property, so to be able to stay and properly explore it, even after hours, without feeling rushed was amazing. Loved the cottage and location, the welcome hamper was brilliant and the cottage was spotlessly clean. All members of staff were very helpful and friendly. It was my first time booking an English Heritage cottage, and I would recommend them to everyone! Would love to come back for longer!