Rippledown St Margarets Bay Kent


  • 3 Star

Group accommodation hostel in St Margarets Bay near Dover for groups of 10 to 70 people catered and selfcatered options Explore the white cliffs Dover Castle and our own extensive grounds

Rated 3 star by Visit England, our group accommodation hostel near Dover  is newly refurbished throughout. It is clean, comfortable and an ideal venue for the best of coast and country. Explore the white cliffs, Dover Castle and nearby Canterbury before returning to this  lovely Victorian rectory with its own extensive grounds.

Self-catering groups have the use of our fully equipped kitchen and you can bring your own food or organise deliveries from local suppliers.

Catered - our excellent in-house catering service. Carol and team will prepare home cooked meals, using fresh local ingredients where possible and are happy to cater for any special needs.

Rippledown is run by the The Bay Trust,an environmental educational charity, that also runs closeby:

Pines Calyx: the first conference venue in Europe to be designed and built using the principles of cradle-to-cradle design, combining the healthiest environment with the lowest carbon footprint of any venue in the UK.

Pines Garden and the Tea Rooms: 6 acres of organically managed garden that has a lake, a sensory garden and sustainability trail for children, as well as a grass labyrinth and organic kitchen garden with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables, from the exotic to the familiar!

Town: Kingsdown 1.3 miles, Deal 2.8 miles & St. Margaret’s is 3.5 miles. Dover only 6 miles, Canterbury 21 miles.

Pub/Eatery: In Village, others in St. Margaret’s including restaurants, tea rooms and pubs. See for full list

Train Station: Martin Mill 1.7 miles, Deal 3.4 miles & Dover Priory station with fast links to London 6.3 miles

Bus: Directly outside with buses to Deal and Dover. National Express to London from Dover.

Stables Rates

  • Minimum 10 persons
  • All prices are per person per night and include VAT
  • Check in after 3pm
  • Check out before 10am
  • Children under 4 go free
Stables: One night Two nights Seven nights
Catered accommodation only
Adult Price £49.50 DBB £45.00 DBB £42.50 DBB
  £39.00 BB £32.00 BB £30.00 BB

Main House Rates

  • Minimum 20 persons
  • All prices are per person per night and include VAT
  • Check in after 3pm
  • Check out before 10am
  • Children under 4 go free
Main House One night Two nights Seven nights
Catered accommodation
Adult Price £49.50 DBB £45.00 DBB £42.50 DBB
  £39.00 BB £35.00 BB £30.00 BB
Self catered accommodation
Adult £28.50ppn £25.00 ppn £25.00 ppn
Child 4-12yrs £15.00ppn £15.00 ppn £15.00 ppn
  • DBB – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • BB – Bed & Breakfast

Bedrooms: Main house: 6 shared bunk rooms, 2 rooms with single beds on first floor. Annex: 5 single beds bedrooms(2-8 beds). Wheelchair access & toilet facility

Linen: All bedding can be provided throughout.

Disabled Facilities: Annex: Accessible ground floor bedroom for up to 3 persons adjacent to shower & WC.

Children’s Facilities: Annex: Room for games. Main house: lounge for games and reading, story telling. 2 further rooms for workshops, arts & crafts.

Outdoor Facilities: Three acres of garden with a field, fenced pond, picnic area, camp fire, kitchen garden, games shed, woodland trail.

Swimming Pool: Not on-site. Deal Tides Swimming Pool is 10 minutes drive away. Alternatively we are also less than 10 minutes from the sea.

Parking: Currently up to 15 cars in front of the house. Additional spaces will be available Spring 2011. Large coaches; park in lay by on main road with path.

Telecom Facilities: Wifi & pay phone

Smoking: Only allowed in designated smoking areas outside the house.

Pets: Not allowed in the house

Games Room: Board games, table football.

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Contact Details

Rippledown Environmental Education Centre
Dover Road
St Margaret's Bay
CT14 8HE
T: +44 (0) 1304 364 854