Arcadia

Dover, Kent

A holiday cottage with a difference! Arcadia is a fascinating conversion of a pair of High Victorian Gothic chapels designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, a noted pupil of Pugin, built around 1870.

 

The two main chapels are linked by a cloistered reception hall where the main entrance, and door to the garden are located. The master bedroom, built on a mezzanine floor, features stained glass windows and a free standing roll top bath.

The large open plan sitting/dining room is comprised of one of the twin chapels in its entirety, and has full length stained glass windows and a high vaulted ceiling as well as the original chapel organ.

 

With a 50 inch flat screen television, large leather sofas and a long oak dining table, this room lends itself to being an excellent quirky entertaining space.

Outside, the garden features a pond with fountain, gravel walkways and lawned area with loungers, table and chairs. Arcadia is to be found within Charlton cemetery, nestling beneath the impressive Dover Castle.

Arcadia Sleeps 4 + 2 in 2 bedrooms (1 kings size, 1 double and 1 double sofa bed) and 1 bathroom
Parking for 2 cars on driveway
Garden area - enclosed by fences and shrubs

Ground Floor

Entrance opens into a large hall. The right wing accesses the open plan sitting/dining room, to the left is the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. The garden is also accessed by the opposite door in the central hall.
Sitting/Dining room: Large oak dining table and 6 chairs, 2 large leather settees (1 with sofa bed), coffee table, 50 inch flat screen TV with freeview & DVD player. The original chapel organ is featured in the chancel at the far end of the room. The large, open-plan room has a high vaulted ceiling, and wooden flooring throughout.
Kitchen: Washer/dryer, electric fan oven, gas hob, larder fridge & separate freezer, toaster, microwave.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror
Bathroom: Shower, WC, basin with granite surround.

First Floor (mezzanine)

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), Kingsize bed, 2 occasional chairs and table, free standing roll top bath with shower attachment, a basin with marble surround.

Outside

Enclosed garden with table & 6 chairs, 4 loungers, pond with fountain

Services

Wi-Fi
Central Heating

The Area

The port of Dover is just a short drive, a great opportunity to take a day trip to France. The historical sites of Dover Castle and the War Time Tunnels are both within easy reach, and Samphire Hoe Nature Reserve is only a few miles away.