"\\Get away from it all in this beautifully converted tower originally an HM Coastguard radar monitoring station for shipping in the Channel. Thoughtfully converted to a contemporary building with modern furnishing and high-end comforts imagine waking to the sound of the sea blissfully putting the rest of the world aside with a dramatic view in every direction.\\ - Canterbury Index Magazine March 2018\n\\Isolated stylish and quirky - this bolthole has it all. Sat in the middle of the pebbles on Dungeness’ quiet shores this former coastguard’s lookout has been reborn by interior architecture firm Johnson Naylor. It’s retained the original 50s structure while integrating quality furnishings such as limestone floors. The minimalist design calls for no doors - simply walls - and a metal staircase that oozes modernity.\\ - Coast Magazine October 2017\nRecently featured on AOL Travel as one of the quirkiest places to stay with the kids in the UK.\nWake to the sound of the sea explore the dramatic landscape with its renowned light then warm up in the atmospheric pubs of Romney Marsh stroll along the shingle beach look out across the vast open sea and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in another world. Stay at Coastguard Lookout and discover a fascinating landscape full of myth and legend surrounded by the haunting vastness of Romney Marsh a flat open landscape of wide skies with a backdrop of the eerie and majestic Nuclear Power station. Dungeness with its wild landscape is intensely peaceful there are dramatic views in every direction. Coastguard Lookout is a warm and welcoming place converted by renowned interior architecture firm Johnson Naylor who retained the original 50’s structure whilst cleverly transforming the interior using the highest quality fittings and materials crafted so that it sensitively retains echoes of its former function overlooking the Channel. The unique layout will appeal to those looking for something cosy contemporary and different. The tower offers much of the creature comforts holidaymakers have come to expect including underfloor heating beautiful limestone floors Wifi and a log burner in the sitting room ideal for those crisp winter breaks watching an endless procession of ships on the horizon through the panoramic windows with on clear days glimpses of Cap Gris Nez the closest point of France to England.\nBuilt originally as a HM Coastguard radar monitoring station for shipping in the Channel when this role was no longer needed with the advent of GPS the building was converted as a studio and weekend home for a growing family into this contemporary home the perfect location for a holiday away from the routine and stress of modern life.\nDescribed by the Great Destinations Radio Show as one of the most unusual places to stay in the UK it really is one of our most unique holiday cottages in Dungeness."
Coastguard Lookout: sleeps 5 with 2 receptions, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (via bedroom 1), two balconies, patio on the pebble beach, adjacent parking for several cars.
The property is a converted 1950’s tower, distributed over four floors with a steep metal staircase - this would not be suited to those with mobility issues or very small children.
The entire property is open plan, no doors - division by way of walls and staircase.
Reception room, with kitchen and dining area with views over the sea. Dining table and bench seats 6. Underfloor heating.
Kitchen area, electric oven and hob, two fridges with ice box each (suitable for ice trays), compact dishwasher, small storage area for food.
Family room (sleeps 3), double bed, single bed and open plan bathroom (no doors and only a partial wall with curtain partition separating bedroom from bathroom).
Bathroom including a bath and handheld shower.
Sitting room, with gallery views of the sea, access available to the slim balcony view point, built in seating and armchairs for 6, log burner (startup logs provided from October to March), iMac computer (TV accessible via this device).
Compact tower bedroom space, double bed (sleeps 2). Door to balcony with 2 exterior loungers. No blinds.
Electric underfloor heating throughout.
Patio area running directly onto the beach. Please feel free to bring your own BBQ to the property but unfortunately one is not supplied.
What you need to know
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A fold-up cot and a highchair that clamps to the table can be provided - Please ensure this is requested with a member of the booking team prior to your stay. Reasonable mobile reception, depending on provider and Wi-Fi available. For larger groups this property is a short walk away from Fog Signal Building which sleeps 2. Up to two pets are allowed, provided they are included in the original booking. There are 2 small fridges with small freezer boxes (suitable for ice trays).
Please note: There are steep metal staircases at this property and would not be suited to those with mobility issues. Children may need supervising and may not be suitable for very small children.
Cot/highchair/dog bowls on request. Electric underfloor heating throughout.
Please note: Only bedrooms have blinds/curtains fitted at the windows. There is limited space for clothes storage for longer stays.
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.co.uk/
Anyone who is found to hold such an event without permission or the relevant licences will be charged retrospectively.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A security deposit of £500 is required at this property. This will be collected automatically 14 days prior to arrival and refunded (unless a damage claim is received) 7 days after the end of your stay. Please note that your refunded security deposit will take 3-5 days to appear in your account. For your convenience, we’ll take this payment from the last card used to make payment to us. If you would prefer to use a different method of payment, please let us know before the security deposit is due.
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Wales: The latest Welsh government guidance states that outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants can reopen on Monday 26 April 2021. Gyms, leisure facilities and fitness facilities can reopen on 3 May 2021.
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