About the Cottage

Smugglers Cottage is a Grade II listed property dating back to the late 17th Century. We fell in love with the cottage on a weekend away in 2013 and spent two years restoring it, adding a modern contemporary extension and bathroom for 21st century living.

A sketch of Smugglers Cottage by Heidi Plant

Drawing by local Margate artist Heidi Plant.

We teamed up with local Margate Architect Sam Causer who transformed the cottage and local builder G and W Gardner who then saw these dreams and plans through to reality.

We are pleased with the recognition the cottage is receiving in particular having been nominated for local and national awards for a full renovation project and as a result being highly commended alongside five amazing projects in Margate. Details of the Town Pride Awards can be found on the Margate Civic Society website.

We are also very proud to have achieved consecutive “Customers Choice” awards based on our cottages.com guest feedback during 2016 and 2017, our first two years as a holiday let.

We also featured in the fantastic Instagram blog of a Margate visist and stay at Smugglers Cottage by Reverie during January 2018.

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Further Reading

Smugglers Cottage has been featured in the following paper and online magazines:

The Margate Curio - an online interiors and lifestyle blog by local interior photographer Jo Bridges.

The Margate Mercury Paper - Issue 1, Summer 2016, Page 12.

Sam Causer - You can read more about the project on our architects website.

Isle Magazine - July 2016, Pages 32-33 and 61.

Reverie a lifestyle and travel website and Instagram blog, January 2018.