This fantastic and very special Kent holiday cottage is in a spectacular position on the beach at Dungeness. The views year round are amazing and the owner has provided a telescope so you can enjoy the night sky at its best, the passing of boats up and down The Channel and even the birds for which the area is so famous.
Inside, the cottage has been completely refurbished and restored with a 30's theme from Art Deco mirrors and ornaments and glasses, with a comfortable seating to sink into. Combine this lovely beach location with a wonderfully cosy woodburner and you can see the cottage is well worth a visit whatever the time of year!
"Lovely cottage, peaceful (apart from the occasional fog horn from the lighthouse) relaxing stay. The free tour of the power station is worth a visit but must be booked in advance."March 2015 - M. Dale
"Helvetia is a really lovely cottage in an amazing place. We had everything we needed and felt very looked after. Thank you."February 2015 - E. Fallon
"A very cosy and comfortable cottage on Dungeness."November 2014 - J. Clarke
"The cottage was amazing - couldn't have asked for anything better!"October 2014 - P. Gardner
"Wonderful! The location is magical and Helvetia matched it. The owners made the cottage extra special with a wonderful cake on arrival and shopping for the local fish. We'll definitely go again."July 2014 - Mr Mackenzie
"Very well equipped, warm, fantastic beds. Quiet, restful - worth it just for the cake. Thanks for goodies, wine especially."April 2014
"Helvetia has surpassed our expectations. We were so impressed by the high standards of the cottage, especially the wonderful decor & cake! Thanks for providing us with such a stunning escape, we can't wait to come back."March 2014
"Our second visit to Helvetia & we've loved it as much as last year!"February 2014
"A warm, comfortable & stylish cottage. Great welcome pack - the cake was pretty special. Many thanks to Mr & Mrs T for everything"January 2014
"Very well equipped, warm, fantastic beds. Quiet, restful - worth it just for the cake. Thanks for goodies, wine especially!"Peter & Karen, April 2014
"Helvetia has surpassed our expectations. We were so impressed by the high standards of the cottage, especially the wonderful décor & cake! Thanks for providing us with such a stunning escape, we can't wait to come back."Greg & Caroline, March 2014
"Our second visit to Helvetia & we've loved it as much as last year."Emma & Mark, Cornwall. February 2014
"A warm, comfortable & stylish cottage. Great welcome pack - the cake was pretty special. Many thanks to Mr & Mrs T for everything."January 2014
"Stayed at the same place as last year and for a second year running. Lovely cottage, feels like home. Beautifully furnished. We will go back next year."February 2014
"Very well presented, stylish and comfortable. Excellent welcome pack especially the homemade cake."January 2014
"Nice friendly owners highly recommended."November 2013
"Nice friendly owners - highly recommended."November 2013
"A lovely peaceful place to watch ships passing in the night."September 2013
"The cottage was excellent and I will be booking it again next year. It is a jewel on the beach."November 2012
"Best holiday ever such a lovely cottage and the little touch of milk, cake, butter, bread, wine and flowers when you arrive and the dover sole during the week. If you want a rest and get away from it all this is the place. We will be back!"Christine and Darrell Moore
"The whole process was excellent. Thanks for my deposit return without having to chase. I liked the fact that I could search specifically in an area, in my case Dungeness."July 2012
"Very impressed and would recommend to all! Very touched by warm welcome at Helvetia.... wonderful cake, bread, milk, eggs, wine etc.... and tasty fish to follow..... excellent accommodation everything thought of.... lovely lovely stay... would love to return!"July 2012
"The cottage owners were incredibly hospitable & friendly. The provisions in the fridge & home-baked cake were a lovely touch. What a wonderful place - want to return as soon as possible!"June 2012
"Dungeness is a very beautiful place - and Helvetia is a really lovely cottage. The warm hospitality including a home made cake and fresh fish was much appreciated. Very much hope to be back."Joanne Lee - June 2012
"The property is unique. Very relaxing a real gem, we will be going again ."May 2012
"The whole process booking on line, the cottage, the host & the holiday were excellent!"October 2011
"This is the second property we have booked at Dungeness through Mulberry Cottages and are very satisfied witn the excellent service they provide. Helvetia is a wonderful cottage to stay at & the owners were very welcoming, kind & friendly. We will definiely stay here again!"June 2011
"A fantastic place to turn 40. Happy and comfortable. We could have spent weeks watching the weather and the waves. Many thanks to the owners and their memorable hospitality."Tattlemouse
"Helvetia is a wonderful cottage to stay at & the owners were very welcoming, kind & friendly. We will definitely stay here again"Mr P Sadler, May 2011
Dungeness is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to hundreds of birds and wild plants. The local pub, The Pilot Inn is well known for its fish and chips. The historic town of Rye is a short drive away as are the spectacular dunes of Camber Sands.
Helvetia: sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a sun room, reception area, dining area. Internet.
The cottage is entered from the rear into a sun-room with conservatory sofa and chairs and a telescope for all to enjoy
Sitting room, seating for 4 , wood burner, TV, DVD player and Freeview. Dining table with four chairs in the bay window.
The kitchen, washing machine, fridge, electric cooker and extractor fan.
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) king-size bed
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) 4.6 ft double bed
Bathroom with bath, separate shower
Outside there is ample parking next to the house
At the rear there is a seating/dining area with table, chairs and Coal BBQ (please provide own coal)
As the cottage is close to Dungeness Lighthouse, you may hear the foghorn if it's foggy!
Please note if you wish to hold a photo shoot or a TV/film production at this property an additional fee will apply. The necessary licences must also be obtained from The Dungeness Estate - http://www.dungenessestate.c
1 basket of logs will be left to welcome you!
Please note the wi-fi can be intermittent