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Vince Cottage and Kingsdown Shepherd's Hut

Kingsdown, Kent

Vince Cottage and the Kingsdown Shepherd’s Hut are nestled in the pretty village of Kingsdown on the East Kent coast. The beach is a few minutes walk away, where you will find The Zetland Arms, a lovely beach front pub that looks out onto the white cliffs. The village also has two pubs, a butchers and small local shop and post office. Vince Cottage is one of the oldest cottage in the village and is a charming, light and bright cottage beautifully decorated by the owner. To the front of the cottage, there is a blaze of wisteria and roses in the spring and summer. Inside, the cottage has a large open space ground floor perfect for socialising, with doors onto a paved patio and newly planted cottage garden. At the top of the garden is a shepherd’s hut, providing an oasis for two, and is completely self contained. The hut is for over 16s only. A short drive away, you will find Deal and Walmer in one direction and St Margaret’s Bay and Dover in the other, so plenty of things to do, places to explore and history in which to immerse yourself.
From £1,505 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (up to 2 pets)


Key Features

  • New Property
  • Pub near by
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed

Kitchen / Housekeeping

  • Iron and board
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Close to amenities
  • Coastal


  • BBQ
  • TV

Children / Infants

  • Children Welcome
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • High Chair available on request

Pricing & Availability

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"We had a lovely stay at Vince Cottage - helped by the most glorious weather. We enjoyed a walk along the coastal hilltops to St Margaret's Bay (+ lunch at the coastguard - enjoyed by all) & another day left along the flat coastal path, with lunch at Deal Pier Kitchen (no booking - the queue looked quite long but moved fairly quickly). We also had a nice lunch at the Zetland Arms. The local butchers/deli was great & the children enjoyed choosing a souvenir from the gift shop.
Thanks for a lovely holiday."

H. Logan, May 2022


Property Description

The Cottage

Ground floor

Front door leads into a large hallway

Sitting room

Sofas and chairs, decorative fireplace, Smart TV

Dining room

Dining table and chairs and French doors to the paved patio and garden


Fully equipped with hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine and French doors to the paved patio and garden

First floor

Bedroom - sleeps 2, Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers

Bedroom - sleeps 2, Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe

Bedroom - sleeps 2, Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe

Bathroom – bath with overhead shower, wc, basin – please note: low head room in the shower

Separate wc and basin

Paved patio with table and chairs, charcoal BBQ

The Shepherd’s Hut (over 16s only)

Gravel path leads up through the garden to the Shepherd’s Hut
The hut is perfect for another couple or children over sixteen.

All one level

Open plan living space

Kitchen area – with hob, fridge, toaster, kettle. French doors leading to patio and garden as well as from the dining area.

Dining area – dining table and 2 chairs. French doors leading to patio and garden as well as from the kitchen area.

Bedroom area - with double bed, and bedside table, under bed storage

Shower room – shower cubicle, wc, basin

Outside space

Large paved patio with steps leading up the newly planted cottage garden. Bistro table and chairs.

Pet friendly - one dog only in the house, no pets in the hut


Free on street parking in the village

Things You Need to Know
Over 16s only permitted in the shepherd's hut
Towels and linen are provided
The cottage has an enclosed garden with patio and the hut has a small, screened seating area
Wi-Fi access
Central heating in the cottage and electric heating in the hut
Pets welcome - one dog permitted in the house but NO dogs in the hut – there is a charge of £25 per pet per stay
Cot and high chair available

House Rules
We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.
Please note check out is 10am. Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Please be respectful to neighbours. Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.

Local Information

Set in the centre of the village, a short walk to the beach with lovely coastal walks, in one direction to the vibrant town of Deal, and in the other direction to St Margaret’s Bay and beyond. An added bonus is the The Zetland Arms, just a short stroll away which it sits directly on the beach.