The Retreat

Dungeness, Kent
  • 10
  • 3

A superb contemporary Design House with a real WOW factor. Surrounded by silence, sea and salty air, a wonderful retreat for families or friends.

  • Superb sunrises and sunsets
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Family friendly accommodation
  • Located on the Dungeness Estate, a unique shingle bank

About The Retreat

Come to your senses in weird and wonderful Dungeness. Amidst a brilliant bird paradise, an intriguing coast line and the dramatic back drop of the Dungeness Power station, stands the bright and brave The Retreat. A light, sensitively designed contemporary holiday home split in 3 parts, yet all inter-connected with each other, like man and nature. Inviting you and your family or friends to chill, relax, dine and laugh together.

The architect Guy Hollaway designed the house with open plan living areas with the aim of bringing the outdoors in. At the same time creating an uncluttered and spacious yet welcoming feel in the house that flows from one area to another. The house encourages you to discover sumptuous bedrooms behind sleek doors, hidden wardrobes behind white walls. The crème de la crème is a fantastic family room with 6 adult bunk beds, what a treat!

Rain or shine, Dungeness is great for coastal walks. So get your walking boots on for some bracing walks in a wild landscape, buy some super fresh fish en-route and stop for drink at the local pub, all on your doorstep.

The sky by night is a feast ... little light pollution, so look up to the sky.... count your lucky stars.
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What makes this area
So special...

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.

Property details

The Retreat: Sleeps 10 in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is en-suite), open garden area, parking. 

This house located all on ground level 

Ground Floor

Triple aspect open plan sitting / dining room with integrated kitchen. Living room, seating for 10 guests, log burner, Dining and seating for 10, kitchen with island, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, Saeco coffee machine, built-in recycling bins.  

Shower room with WC. 

Master Bedroom (sleeps two) king size  bed, hanging space, hidden wardrobe

Bedroom 2 (sleeps two) king size bed, hanging space, hidden wardrobe

Family bathroom, bathroom with walled shower, WC, basin

Family bedroom (sleeps 6) 6 adult single bunk beds, hanging space, hidden wardrobes & shelves. 


Shingled garden area

Parking for 4 cars (1 in dedicated space, rest on the track behind the house)



Underfloor heating

What you need to know

Clip on highchair available on request

The property is all on ground floor level

The Retreat cannot be used for a commercial film shoot or to host a party

Please stick to the driving track at all times - vehicles might get stuck if diverting from the track

WIFI is charged at an additional cost of £20 per 10GB. Bolt-on GB can also be purchased at £10 per 10GB.

The Retreat was shortlisted for the RIBA Regional shortlist in 2015

Green credentials: The Retreat benefits from double & triple glazed windows.The majority of windows are from a Danish company called Svarre and these are extremely good at keeping the cold out and the heat in. The walls are very well insulated, so in winter once Dungeness Retreat is warm it stays warm! The house also has Photovoltaics (like solar panels) therefore the house actually has two electricity meters, one to heat the house, one for the electricity the house produces that the National Grid buys back. 


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