Special offers for January/February (selected dates) - 3 nights for price of 2 and no pet fees
Enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and stay in East Cottage. The cottage has sympathetically renovated to provide a luxurious holiday home, set at the foot of The Roundhouse in Dungeness. With views across the surrounding landscape and beach beyond you will be sure to unwind and relax when staying here. Enjoy the wonders of Dungeness on foot, sit on the terrace and watch the world go by on a sunny day, or on a chilly day enjoy reading a book by one of the two fabulous woodburning stoves in the cottage. East Cottage is one of two former lighthouse keepers cottages, situated at the foot of The Roundhouse, which was once the base of the original Dungeness lighthouse. If the walls could talk they could tell you a tale or two of the former lives of the lighthouse keepers, dating back to early 19th century.
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East Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
Sitting Room with double aspect windows, comfortable seating for 4, woodburning stove, coffee table.
Dining Room with table and chairs for 6, shelving, woodburning stove, door to:
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine/dryer.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) king size bed, double aspect with views across the shingle, bedside tables.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin beds, bedside tables. Super king available on request.
Open gardens to the front with table and chairs for 4, pathway leading around the cottage to a sunny courtyard area with seating. Please note the gardens are not enclosed.
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.
Lovely stay in the perfect cottage. 4.8/5
A lovely stay at East Cottage. The cottage has been beautifully restored. Each room is full of charm, and the place makes for a very comfortable stay. The surroundings are completely unique - and the Roundhouse is perfectly situated in the midst of Dungeness. Absolutely recommend!
Harry Hoblyn | 06 February 2023
Exceptional holiday 5/5
East Cottage is truly exceptional. The place was spotlessly clean and everything finished to the highest standard. Bloom Stays were extremely helplful at every stage. Would definitley recommend.
Rebecca Ward | 21 December 2022
Stay at east cottage in dungeness 5/5
I stayed with my family an our dog in the east cottage for 4 days. It was absolutely beautiful! The cottage is very beautiful furnished und super clean. We would love to come back someday, thank you for an amazing time.
Larissa Auersperg | 17 October 2022
A wonderful place to relax 5/5
East Cottage was just wonderful - its a beautiful cottage with all the amenities you could want where the designers clearly paid attention to all the details - from the interior design to the knives/forks/plates - everything was a joy. Our only regret is that it was too hot to fire up the wood burning stove - but just a reason to come back again in the colder months.
Guest | 01 September 2022
beautiful cottage 5/5
Amazing cottage, beautifully renovated to an exceptionally high standard, and our host was so welcoming and lovely. A well needed break for all of us, and it was very relaxing - I had a bit of work to do while I was away but the wifi was good and the surroundings so peaceful I was able to get done what I needed to. The garden is stunning, despite suffering from the drought, and there's a really warm and gorgeous feeling in the cottage. We very much felt pampered and were able to relax and escape after a very stressful few months. The setting is great, Dungeness has been a favourite place for us for years, a great spot to unwind and recharge. The beach combing is amazing, wildlife spotting really good - we saw a march harrier and some foxes. There are a couple of pubs, The Pilot Inn is great for food, and it's a nice walk up to it. There's also the excellent snack shack in the beach, and a good fish shop nearer Greatstone.
Rebecca Rawlings | 25 August 2022
Sublime location & facilities 5/5
Immaculate, comfortable, beautifully appointed cottage in magical setting. We loved the tasteful decor, and the convenience of the kitchen and bathroom facilities which were exceptionally well appointed.
Daniel Healey | 21 August 2022
East Cottage, Dungeness 5/5
The cottage is beautiful, well equipped, very comfortable and in a perfect location. I highly recommend.
Philip Jones | 18 August 2022
A Beautiful Property 5/5
East cottage has been beautifully renovated to respect the heritage of the building and its unique place in the Dungeness landscape. A wonderful location, we loved having Dungeness to ourselves in the early morning or evening. Highly recommended.
Paul Wire | 09 August 2022
Wonderful stay in Dungeness 5/5
This is a very lovely cottage which is the perfect base to explore Dungeness. The house has been beautifully and sensitively renovated to reflect its history as an original lighthouse keeper's cottage - we felt relaxed the moment we walked in. The beds are super comfortable. A hot water glitch was immediately dealt with and Bloom Stays was very prompt and helpful in communication from start to finish. I highly recommend this cottage and Bloom Stays.
Elinor Dow | 26 July 2022
A beautiful cottage in a unique setting. 5/5
Simply the best! We were so very happy at East cottage everything was perfect and so well appointed to the highest quality. We booked the day before which was not a problem and bloom stays were very helpful.
Jonathan Joel | 26 June 2022
A special stay 5/5
We had a happy and memorable stay at East Cottage celebrating a special birthday weekend. The cottage was pristine and renovated to a really high standard, with everything we needed and more. The location is perfect. We want to return in winter so we can cosy up in front of one of the fires. Highly recommended.
Victoria Legg | 01 June 2022
Beautiful Peaceful Stay 5/5
We had a fantastic time at East Cottage. The cottage itself had everything you need - including kitchen equipment for Christmas! The owner even provided a beautifully decorated Christmas tree for us. Everything was of the highest quality - including lovely bedding, towels and comfortable beds. We absolutely loved the location on the edge of the Dungeness Estate. So beautiful and peaceful. We hope to return again one day!
Eleanor Colley | 10 January 2022
A wonderfully cosy winter stay 5/5
My husband and I spent 3 nights at East Cottage. We arrived to find the property warm and cosy, clean and comfortable. The owners had left us some fire logs so we had a roaring fire within minutes. The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated and furnished with thoughtful pieces and finishing touches set against a calming, neutral backdrop. The kitchen was well kitted out with plots, pans and utensils for cooking. Weve never been to Dungeness before and this was a great introduction - somewhere to hunker down by the sea, and to venture out and explore the interesting, atmospheric landscape. One of our favourite stays, well definitely be back.
Hupe Amy | 07 December 2021
Perfect get-away 4.8/5
East Cottage is a beautifully designed space with amazing views. It makes you feel right at home but with overtones of high-end hotel. It has every comfort you need from a well-equipped kitchen to luxurious bedrooms. It also includes a roaring wood-burner, which is just what you need to relax in front of after an active day walking around the weird and wonderful landscape that is Dungeness. This former Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage is highly recommended.
Simon Brammer | 08 November 2021
Great cottage in a magical location 5/5
The East Cottage is exactly as you can see from the pictures - spacious, very well decorated and equipped (especially the kitchen!). The location, if you like to be lost in the special nature of the area, is magical. And, bonus, Kathryne has been a very attentive host.
Filippo Della Torre | 04 October 2021
We have loved our time here!
The house is gorgeous and you have clearly done a beautiful job refurbishing & furnishing it. We feel privileged to stay here.
Thank you for hosting us! We are keen to return, soon!
Jeremy & Gemma | 20 September 2021