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Coastguard Lookout

Dungeness - Kent

Coastguard Lookout

Dungeness - Kent

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Coastguard Lookout is listed in affiliation with Mulberry Cottages.

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"A unique former radar station, one of the most spectacularly located properties in the country with uninterrupted views of the sea."

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"A unique former radar station, one of the most spectacularly located properties in the country with uninterrupted views of the sea."

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

How to book...

Coastguard Lookout is listed in affiliation with Mulberry Cottages.

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  Highlights...

  • An entirely open plan property with no doors and no division by way of walls or staircases.
  • Vast views over the sea from the living and dining room and underfloor heating to keep you warm.
  • Bring your own BBQ and sit out on the patio area that runs directly onto the beach.
  • Stunning landscape with beautiful walks to explore the wild landscape, and experience the beauty of the sea and the enormous skies.

  You should know...

  • The property is a converted 50'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 Details...

Recently featured on AOL Travel as one of the quirkiest places to stay with the kids in the UK.

Wake 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 Mash, a flat, open landscape of wide skies with a backdrop of the eerie and majestic Nuclear Power station.

Dungeness, Britain's only desert, 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 it's 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, holiday makers have come to expect, including underfloor heating, beautiful lime stone 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.

Built 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.

Described by the Great Destinations Radio Show as one of the most unusual places to stay in the UK.

Dungeness is located in an unspoilt 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 and 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.

Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
  • Seaside Location
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Cot
  • Shower
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking

Nearby...

  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wildlife

Coastguard Lookout

  Nearest Airport

Gatwick airport (1 hr 23mins)

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How to book...

Coastguard Lookout is listed in affiliation with Mulberry Cottages.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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Bedrooms: 2

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