"\\Try epically wild Dungeness where many former fishermen’s homes have been given Grand Designs-style makeovers. The Retreat is all on one level with glass walls looking out to sea and room for 10 people. For kids there’s an awesome six-bunk room in its own wing stocked with toys plus two stylish doubles. Grandparents will like the effortless birdwatching binoculars supplied and everyone will love the contemporary wood-burner around which evenings inevitably revolve\\ - The Sunday Times Travel Magazine April 2018.\nCome 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.\nThe 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\nRain 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.\nThe sky by night is a feast ... little light pollution so look up to the sky.... count your lucky stars."
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
Triple aspect open plan sitting/dining room with integrated kitchen. Living room, seating for 10 guests, log burner (starter logs provided), Dining and seating for 10, kitchen with island, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, Saeco coffee machine, built-in recycling bins. Washing & dryer machine also provided.
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.
Unenclosed Shingled garden area
Parking for 4 cars (1 in dedicated space, rest on the track behind the house)
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 note the TV can only be used to play DVDs.
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.
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. Anyone who is found to hold such an event without permission or the relevant licences will be charged retrospectively.
No hens or stags
A security deposit of £500 is required at this property. This will be collected automatically 7 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.