The peaceful village of Capel-le-Ferne lies on the Kent coast, just east of Folkestone. Perched atop the White Cliffs of Dover, it overlooks the Strait of Dover. The village is perhaps best known for its Battle of Britain Memorial, which is dedicated to those who fought in the battle. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed on the doorstep of Capel-le-Ferne holiday cottages. There is a footpath from the village towards East Cliff and Warren Country Park, with breathtaking sea views. Samphire Country Park is also popular among walkers and cyclists, at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover.
In the centre of Capel-le-Ferne, there is a shop selling everything you will need for a day by the sea. On Old Dover Street, The Clifftop Café serves homemade cake and good coffee. Nearby, The Lighthouse Inn is a historic pub where you can enjoy a hearty meal and a pint of local ale overlooking the English Channel. You will notice a number of historic landmarks virtually on the doorstep of most holiday cottages in Capel-le-Ferne, including 12th century St Mary’s Church, which features beautiful stained-glass windows. A short walk from the village, Abbotscliffe Beach is a secluded stretch of shore by the railway tracks, at the foot of the cliffs. Spending an afternoon sunbathing or swimming at this secluded spot is highly recommended.
Capel-le-Ferne self-catering holidays are popular among visitors who want to hike in the unspoiled hills and valleys of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which lies directly to the village’s north. Just to the west of Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone is a charming town with cobbled streets packed with art galleries and independent shops, a graceful clifftop promenade, and a lovely beach. Dover, Deal, Margate and Ramsgate are all easily close enough for day trips from Capel-le-Ferne.