Award-winning contemporary home settled on the unique shingle beach at Dungeness. With 360-degree spectacular views from the many picture windows and a breath-taking outlook from the rear directly to the sea. North Vat is a wide screen oasis of calm and beauty.
Once a fisherman’s cottage, this magical black timber house (by architectural practice Rodic Davidson) has been designed for your comfort and relaxation in mind. A large double height living, and dining area opens out onto a privately fenced shingle garden and outside eating haven. An exquisite glass atrium connects two double bedrooms, each elegantly and individually detailed for your well-being. The mezzanine master bedroom (with en-suite), spanning the top floor of the house benefits from a spectacular view across the sea to France and the daily ‘surreal’ light show at sunrise and sunset, experienced directly from your welcoming bed.
Imagine sitting by the wood burning fire, underneath our thick blankets, taking in the ever-changing desert landscape or playing board games with your family and friends. Or sharing a romantic Summer dinner and enjoying the days end with the doors and the windows wide open inviting the outside in. Or perhaps, you need some space to read and to reflect in the peaceful corners of North Vat - quiet time. It is all possible here.
This exceptional house situated in one of Kent’s most inspiring nature reserves and accessible to the multiple attractions in the immediate area is a wonderful holiday destination for you, family and friends and even your well-mannered dog!
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North Vat 5/5
An amazing space in an amazing location. Exceeded expectations. Cannot recommend enough and will definitely book again in the future.
Stuart Williams | 05 August 2023
Weird and wonderful 4.8/5
An amazingly designed house and in a location with an uninterrupted view of the sea, across the shingle. It made the most of the strange environment that is Dungeness. It was a stone's throw away from a great pub with a retro menu and close to the Snack Shack and Fish Hut. So much fresh sea food to eat. There's miles of lovely walks - and the brutalist-esque architecture of the power station to admire.
Maggie Mitchell | 04 June 2023
A very comfortable and cosy stay. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here, beautiful retreat.
Alec and Leah | 22 May 2023
A wonderful and unique location. A lovely house, comfortable and clean with excellent reading material. Enjoyed the seclusion.
Anna and family | 18 May 2023
North VAT 4.5/5
The property was as described, was in an outstanding location and well equipped. There is, however little sound attenuation and any early bird will wake all other occupants creating a flock of early birds!
Guest | 09 May 2023
Blooming Wonderful 5/5
Love Dungeness, love Bloom Stays and love North Vat. Great location, great customer service and a great house.
Robert McGregor | 04 May 2023
A very nice house 4.2/5
Love the house walking on the stone beach very difficult Local pub great but had to drive there as the walking not easy Thanks John
John White | 24 April 2023
Perfect Location 5/5
Just spent three fabulous days at North Vat for a wedding at the Old Lighthouse. The property is in a great location and very well appointed. Would definately recommend.
Nicolle Bruce | 02 April 2023
Blooming Brilliant Birthday (sorry for the pun)! 5/5
We had a faultless stay at North Vat for my birthday - even the weather was great (for early February). The booking process was easy and communications from Bloom Says were excellent. The house more than lived up to expectations. Its location right on the beach was lovely. I was looking for a chilled out birthday with my family and North Vat's zen like modernism and Dungeness' wonderful weirdness hit the mark perfectly. The wifi is slow but that was mostly a good thing although the kids found it a bit more frustrating (they were warned and brought books!). We really enjoyed peaceful strolls down past Prospect Cottage at sunrise and sunset but also had a good time visiting Rye, Canterbury and Whitstable when we wanted to see more 'life' and do a parkrun. We don't often go back to places we've been before but I can well see us returning to North Vat. Thank you owners and Bloom Stays!
Richard Byrne | 14 February 2023
Wonderful views, location is everything, a very special stay.
Bridget and Keith | 08 February 2023
A beautiful house in a weird and wonderful location, we all loved it!
Richard and Phillipa | 31 January 2023
Fantastic stay at North Vat 5/5
North Vat is a beautifully designed building with stunning views across Dungeness from every window. We had a wonderfully relaxing, comfortable weekend break. Hosts were very responsive and easy to talk to when we had an issue.
Gill Kent | 06 December 2022
Excellent overall 4.7/5
I think a great place. A real shame nowhere to sit outside in the back no chairs etc It would put me off staying in the summer Lovely house and everything else you needed
Jane Mustoe Mustoe | 18 May 2022
North Vat in Dungeness 5/5
We had a beautiful time at Dungeness staying at North Vat. Everyone felt comfortable with the facilities provided and enjoyed looking at and reading the books, which included giving a background to Prospect House. We took the opportunity to take some atmospheric photos of the landscape. The food provided in the local pubs were excellent. It was a lovely base to visit Rye, via Camber and Hythe using the railway. I look forward to booking one of your other holiday homes for a variety of experiences.
Michele Prentice | 18 October 2021
A beautiful house in a beautiful place. 5/5
A beautiful home positioned perfectly to experience a beautiful wilderness. It didnt take long to feel perfectly at home in a very user friendly splendidly eye pleasing space. Catching the sunrise and sunsets perfectly , outing the lights to stare at the cosmos at night. A great treat.
Steve Adamson | 14 October 2021
Excellent property 4.8/5
Overall fabulous! Location perfect. Amazing views. Excellent design. Downstairs shower a bit dodgy. Everyone used upstairs. Dishwasher very small. Lack of tea towels. Lack of pantry space.
David Johnson | 21 September 2021
Lovely experience 5/5
My first stay cation with my children and didnt disappoint! House and location couldnt have been better, idyllic in every way. Sunsets to die for and the beach was so much fun when the tide was out. Back yard was secure for our dogs so we felt safe too. Just lovely all round thank you!
Anna Oneill | 14 September 2021
Family summer break 5/5
Fabulous and relaxing family week. North VAT delivered on architectural brilliance, phenomenal views and absolute tranquility. 2 recommendations: - lobster flatbread and scallops from the Fish Shack up the road. To spice it up further take a bottle of fizz with you. - taking binoculars and drink to the beach at high tide to watch seals frolicking about Who ever is reading this we hope you enjoy as much as our family.
Matthew Winterburn | 01 August 2021