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Don't stay here if you want to sleep well. 3.7/5
We love the bleak calm of Dungeness and we loved the PS1 main living area. A carefully curated space in which we could relax away from demanding work. We were however astonished to discover that the sleeping arrangements were in stark contrast to the general vibe. They were really not good. We had read several reviews drawing attention to the hard mattresses and pillows, and after calling the agency we took our own pillows which partly solved that problem . Unfortunately we were able to feel the springs in the (noisy) mattress. The mattress arrangement in the second bedroom - two single mattresses inserted sideways into the double bed frame - was not comfortable.The duvets were cheaply filled affairs that were far too heavy for the summer. On our last night there was an overnight storm. We then discovered that the beautiful and very long French windows would not close properly at the top; there was a centimetre or two gap between window and frame. It proved impossible to close it and so the wind whistled and howled through the gap throughout the night. In addition the felt curtain arrangement, which ended roughly a metre from the top of the windows was entirely ineffective against the dawn light streaming in. Upon arrival we found the bathroom sink was blocked and upon use oozed black matter; this required a handyman who cleared the blockage but left the sink leaking and unusable.. We have privately reviewed the PS1 and been informed that the owner has considered our views and suggestions but has no current plans to take any action. That is a great shame.
Maggie Lindsay Roxburgh | 13 August 2023
Overall a fantastic and relaxing stay, so cannot complain about that. Great, high quality interior, and communication from the hosts was perfect. I had a small issue with the heating (was far to hot), sent a text and all was explained/resolved within a couple of hours. Things no so happy with though: - Beds, not good quality mattresses. For the price youre paying I expect mattresses like a good hotel, not cheap or old ones.. - No washing machine (that I could find) - Lack of basic kitchen things like tin foil/cling film/kitchen towels/cleaning products and salt and pepper. (Everything else provided though) Those issues aside, I would go back again.
Richard Holmes | 28 July 2023
Wonderful, unique place to stay in Dungeness 4.3/5
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in PS1. The location, the design and the uniqueness of Dungeness made for a completely relaxing break. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Pump Station to others - indeed I have done so already! Having said that I do have some minor suggestions. Overall as I said above I think the property is quite stunning inside, however, I do believe it is starting to become a little tired in parts. There are two specific points I would mention in this regard. Firstly, the plaster on the wall in two areas has been replaced or there's been some water leakage, this would benefit from being repainted and secondly the beautiful marble surround close to the wood burning fire would benefit from some form of deep clean. Minor points you may consider paying some attention to are; the foot stool is loose and needs repairing, the door is always quite difficult to unlock - perhaps the lock would benefit from some WD40 and finally whilst we were there we had quite a large number of ants inside the kitchen cupboards towards the right. I hope you receive this feedback in the positive way it is intended and I re-emphasise what a fantastic break we had in a stunning property.
Patrick Tonks | 05 May 2023
The Pump House 5/5
Great to explore Dungeness from . A perfect building in every sense of the word. Architectural ,Design and History . And what a wonderful place Dungeness is. Quietness Calmness Peacefulness.
Tim Horrox | 27 December 2022
Beautiful house but some inside issues 3.8/5
Overall we had a great holiday. We love dungeness having stayed at north vat earlier this year. The two are comparable outside but not inside. Think there should be a welcome pack or if you do not want to provide one then let us know. Also we are used to some basics being there from previous renters e.g. Tom sauce, spices etc. Would have liked to have a tv in living room. Not sure snug would work as a bedroom as have to use an en suite bathroom in other bedrooms. And finally the beds are so uncomfortable. Mattresses need replacing. As I say we did have a great week but improvements to the above would bring us back again. Thank you.
Guest | 24 September 2022
Eternally grateful to Bloom. 5/5
What an extraordinary escape this was, and only 20 minutes from home but transported to another world. We've visited Dungeness by day, but staying here is an experience on a whole new level. I was particularly mesmerised by the lighthouse at night - wow!. We felt so inspired, by the setting as well as the superb PS1 building - a stunning conversion of a WW2 pump station into a dream holiday home with so much of the original on display (concrete has never looked so good!), but all the luxuries to wallow in. Thank you Bloom Stays, you were amazing. We booked in the morning and arrived in the afternoon - I don't know of anyone else who is that dynamic and well organised. We trusted you from the word go and can't believe our luck!
Jo Thompson | 31 January 2022
Just fabulous 4.7/5
We wanted for nothing in PS. Finished to an extremely high standard with everything thought of and provided. Location is amazing - we only live around 25 miles away but it was like being in another world. Just amazing. Only thing for us was that the beds and pillows are very hard and we didn't really get a good nights sleep throughout our 3 night stay.
Diane Sephton | 07 December 2021
Great location and design 3.7/5
Stunning property with fantastic interior, top quality fit out slightly let down by uncomfortable bedding, lack of decent cleaning equipment, bath not working, internet unavailable for part of stay and nothing done. With a few tweaks this could be excellent in every category
Juliet Davies | 24 September 2021
Wild part of England, stunning property 5/5
Absolutely stunning property. Its bunker like exterior gives little away, but step through the front door and you know youre somewhere special. The house was tranquil, calming and beautifully designed. Dungeness is a quirky corner of the country, desolate yet beautiful. It was a great base from which to explore the coast and surrounding towns. We will be back for sure.
Anna Dickeson | 03 July 2021
Unique stay 5/5
Fantastic opportunity to day in a beautiful building in a unique location the house was welcoming and luxurious and warm as soon as you walked in. Being surrounded by the vast shingle nature reserve, so close to the sea was very relaxing. An added bonus was buying the freshly caught fish at the local fish shack-just a few minute walk away. Would love to go back!
Guest | 29 May 2021