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Coastguard Lookout

Dungeness , Kent

Property Reference: M84210

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A unique former Coastguard Lookout Tower at Dungeness is one of the most spectacularly located properties in the country. With uninterrupted views of the sea, a few steps from the water’s edge, it is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Stunning sea views from the tower | Direct access to the beach | Stylish beach themed interior design | As featured in Coast Magazine

  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets
  • Coastal Property
  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Sea View
Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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About Coastguard Lookout

Introduction

"\\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."

Summary

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.

Ground Floor
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.

First Floor
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.

Second Floor
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).

Top Floor
Compact tower bedroom space, double bed (sleeps 2). Door to balcony with 2 exterior loungers. No blinds.

Services
Electric underfloor heating throughout.
Wi-Fi

Outside
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

Fold-up cot and a highchair that clamps to table provided - Please ensure thisis requested with a member of the booking team.
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.
Reasonable mobile reception, depending on provider.
Startup logs provided from October to March.
For larger groups this property is a short walk away from Fog Signal Building which sleeps 2.

Electric underfloor heating throughout.

Please note:

There are no blinds or curtains fitted at the windows

There is limited space for clothes storage for longer stays

There are 2 small fridges with small freezer boxes (suitable for ice trays)
Wi-Fi
2 pets allowed
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.

 

LOG BURNER: the owner kindly provides sufficient logs and firelighters to get you started. For further logs, the owner highly recommend Savages Greengrocers. Address: 51 High Street New Romney, they sell bags at £3.50 each of smaller cut dry seasoned hardwood, perfect for the log burner. Call Steve or Fred on 01797 363280 who will deliver by arrangement to Coastguard. Please do not use Coal. Should you be travelling with a baby, please dispose of nappies in the wheelie bin outside, rather than in the kitchen bin. Please leave any rubbish bagged up in the wheelie bin outside Please ensure the property is fully locked up with all windows closed Also please be sure to re fit rope across the marker posts on the track leading down to the property.

What makes this area so special

Dungeness is located in an un-spoilt area on the southernmost corner of the bay that stretches from Folkestone to Rye. There are some beautiful walks to explore the wild landscape, and experience the beauty of the sea and the enormous skies. The Old Lighthouse is a popular visitor attraction, as is the Romney, Hythe Dymchurch steam railway which passes close by with the miniature steam train meandering along the coast to Hythe, a wonderful way to enjoy Kent’s scenery. There are two pubs on the reserve, The Britannia and The Pilot, and the unique ’Fish Hut’ selling caught-on-the day fresh fish. The wonderful former smuggler’s town of Rye with its choice of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants is well worth a visit and only 10 miles away.

Reviews

  • Posted by

    Guest

    Compare and contrast staying here with a stay in a Cornish Lighthouse Cottage booked through Rural Retreats. On arrival there was a simple supply of basic needs for a self catering holiday - to be fair they advised us what would be there and you didn’t however so perhaps we should have guessed However, at the price, it would equally have been good to be told that there were no toiletries (not even as in a hotel) and only the remains of one toilet roll. No information was provided in advance even just as a reminder to bring milk and other core provisions would have been helpful. There was no mention of no television, not that it mattered, no instructions even how to use the computer - maybe all your customers are familiar with Apple products - but I had to google just to learn how to switch it on, but then we didn’t use it. I don’t recall seeing any mention that it is not suitable for younger children. Perhaps too a mention of the toilet and bathroom arrangements - we would still have gone for the experience but it could be difficult for different parties. On the whole the location is amazing, the place was clean and simple but generally the experience was that it wasn’t loved and it could be so much more. Fantastic location! Here are more than the six more letters apparently required.
    2018-09-21
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    Guest

    I asked them a question and despite telling me they would get back to me they didn’t bother. Other than that didn’t have much contact with them after initial booking. Pretty average. Great location and quirky property with fabulous views but poorly equipped - few serving bowls and could have down with a few more plates and dishes. There wasn’t even any salt and pepper! I knew there wasn’t a washing machine (not ideal) but there wasn’t even an iron or ironing board No blinds on any of the windows so we were awoken at dawn every day which wasn’t particularily relaxing and the property really could have done with some comfortable outside chairs. In my opinion a real example of form over function.
    2018-06-15
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Very responsive when we raised any questions or issues Fantastic location, wonderful holiday
    2018-04-13
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Simple process and accurate information. Would use again and recommend. An unusual property in a great location right on the beach. Property has been created to a very high standard from the Iittala and Alessi cookware to the stainless steel sinks and work surfaces to the Vola taps. Toilet accommodation takes a bit of getting used to, if their were two couples you would have to know the others well!! A really interesting house and a great place to stay.
    2018-02-23
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Good service. Clear instructions on key collection. Absolutely amazing place to stay with wonderful uni terupted views. Had a great stay. No freezer and only a small freezer compartment in both fridges only suitable for an ice tray. A welcome pack on arrival which seems standard practice would have been appreciated.
    2018-02-10
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Great service, informed us of everything we needed to know at the appropriate times. Will definitely use again. It was location location location with this amazing property. To watch the waves crashing in whilst sat in the warmth with the sun beaming in you really wouldn’t of thought it was January outside. I felt tearful to leave and hope to book again next year
    2018-01-26
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Mulberry Cottages were helpful and quick to reply to all queries. A truly unique experience. The location of the property and it’s design are fantastic. I have never stayed in such an unusual property and am already planning a return. The owner was extremely helpful and I’ve recommended this property widely and without hesitation since my stay.
    2018-01-08
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Very efficient service, good website, reasonable payment collection dates. Would have liked the option to extend stay on the Sunday morning - was asked to leave property by 10am which is a bit early when you are only there for the weekend! I feel that 12 noon/ 2pm would have been appropriate and still given plenty of time for cleaning before 5pm
    2018-01-05
  • Posted by

    Guest

    The accommodation was very clean and a pictured but I was very surprised that no basics were in the house- washing up liquid / teabags/ salt/ pepper I think the amount charged reflected th accommodation very well although for the price I think some of the kitchen basics would of been appropriate.
    2017-12-09
  • Posted by

    Guest

    A good web site to navigate, directions arrived when said and were fine. Didn’t like the add on service emails continuing on though, not necessary.
    2017-11-28
  • Posted by

    Guest

    I made a complaint about a stay and suggested I may be entitled to a refund but i have never received a response. I think this shows lack of ’post sale’ customer care and for this reason I would never use Mulberry Cottages again. Highly overpriced, very uncomfortable and inpractical place to stay. No welcome pack, no shower, no doors on rooms, dangerous stairs, uncomfortable chairs, no sky tv just a pc to play iplayer on. For the price we were ripped off. I couldnt think of a single reason to stay so we left early. I complained and got no response. It ruined my birthday celebrations.
    2017-11-23
  • Posted by

    Guest

    The check in was easy and we felt the place was ours for the holiday. So much better than being visited by rep. You just want to get in and think aah home! Super and so right for Dunge nessus
    2017-09-15
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Good venue Great views Middle of nowhere Not even a pint of milk left in fridge as a welcome Very expensive to stay here! Almost worth it. 2 dishwasher tabs left. No tea bags. Not even 2 in case you forgot to bring your own. No TV. No door on toilet. Only one loo - in middle of a bedroom weirdly. Left a day early. But - Loved it apart from thse niggles.
    2017-05-25
  • Posted by

    Guest

    Beautiful cottage - great location and high class furnishing and everything was fantastic Superb ! One of the best places I have ever stayed in England
    2017-02-28
  • Posted by

    Guest

    The property is marketed at families and simply isn’t suitable for young children. Whilst it says this in the small print having a photo of a young family doesn’t support this and is misleading. Very cold in the winter months
    2017-01-24
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