Radar

Dungeness


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Originally the site of the research base for triangulated radar this stunning beach house sits on the Dungeness Nature Reserve and looks out onto miles of shingle beach wild plants birds and the wide open sea and sky.
An ideal couple’s retreat will appeal to those seeking solitude, nature, peace and quiet. The open plan living space includes a sitting area with cosy wood burner and 180-degree sea views, a mezzanine bed, a luxurious sunken bath with waterfall taps and a sauna.
Every comfort has been considered from under floor heating to warm walls in the shower room.
Outside there are two decked terraces - East facing to enjoy the special sunrises and West facing to relax and watch the romantic sunsets.
You won’t want to leave...

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About the House

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Radar: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms

Ground Floor
Open plan living space: large sofa, armchair and footstool, wood burner, dining table and chairs, underfloor heating, Computer for online TV/movie content and sliding doors to the West facing terrace with decking and seating
Kitchen: Miele induction hob, oven and microwave, fridge, small table top freezer, door to the East facing terrace
Mezzanine open plan bedroom (sleeps 2), King size bed, built in wardrobe, curtains for privacy
Bathroom: with luxury sunken bath with sea views, and separate sauna
Shower room: with walk-in shower, WC and basin, and warm walls

Outside
There are two terraces - one East facing, one West facing to catch sunrises and sunsets, both with decking and seating,
No BBQ is provided, but please feel free to bring your own.

  • Facilities

    Child Friendly
    Coastal
    Cot
    0.1 Miles To The Beach
    0.4 Miles To The Pub
    Highchair
    Linen
    Microwave
    Pet Friendly
    Sea Views
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Towels
    10Mb Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen are provided
    We can provide you with a variety of recommended eateries, please get in touch for further detail.
    A fold-up cot and a highchair that clamps to the table can be provided - Please ensure this is requested with a member of the booking team prior to your stay. Reasonable mobile reception, depending on provider and Wi-Fi available. Up to two pets are welcome. Please note additional pet charges of £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    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 http://www.dungenessestate.co.uk/
    Anyone who is found to hold such an event without permission or the relevant licences will be charged retrospectively.
    Please be aware that the nearby lighthouse may sound necessary fog warning signals, which is dictated by the weather.
    The property is located on a public beach and therefore you may experience people nearby.
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
     
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
    Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Please note parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area


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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 & 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.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

Lovely bolt-hole 4.7/5

Cocooned from the weather you could visit during a storm (we did) and it was lovely and cosy. Fully stocked kitchen, in terms of utensils etc., means that you need do no more than bring ingredients (or have them delivered). Perfect for a short-break.

Rob Bishop | 05 January 2023

Amazing house, not as secluded as we thought, shame about windows 3.7/5

House was amazing, very modern and great features Spoilt though that you could not see through key feature, the big window. Would of happily cleaned if tools supplied. House very warm, even with no heating. Also people walking past, not as secluded as was made out Oh, and the fog horn beeping for 5 hours (suppose we were next to a light house!) Fish shack was brilliant, went twice

Guest | 15 November 2022

This was a stunning property in a stunning location. A perfect place to relax and forget about life! 5/5

We absolutely loved our stay here. The accommodation was high quality and clean. It was a great location for walks along the coast, close to several pubs and restaurants.The sunsets and the sunrises were something else, and even enticed us to get up early each day. It made for a great relaxing experience and we didn’t want to leave. We can’t wait to return someday.

Katherine Elsdon-hunt | 24 October 2022

A special place 4/5

We had a fantastic week at the Radar Station. My wife and I first visited Dungeness more than 25 years ago and it has special significance for us. We were looking for somewhere to celebrate a ‘significant’ wedding anniversary and the choices were limited during lockdown, when we booked the Radar Station. However we couldn’t have found a more luxurious and special place to stay. There were a few niggles: lighting in the kitchen area was frustrating, the stairs from the sleeping area can be tricky to navigate at night and a broom or vacuum cleaner would have been a helpful addition. But in terms of design aesthetic and location it was perfect.

Gary Edwards | 09 October 2022

Loved every minute of it! 5/5

Such a lovely place for me and my dog to disconnect. Such beauty in the surroundings, the location is perfect. Such a bonus to have the sauna and bath too.

George Northwood | 17 September 2022

A silent paradise at the end of the world 4.7/5

The place looks so insignificant from the outside but once you enter it it’s like opening the door to somewhere completely else. Sleek and tasteful design. Pure harmony in colors and lines. Wonderful view and a well equipped kitchen. The sauna a hot tub next to it is amazing. On the downside and what I really suggest the owners to provide for future clients is shower products as well as toothpaste. Small coats compared to the substantial rent fee. Also to access the house at 15.00 is late and should be made earlier, at least 13.00. But lovely stay and we are definitely going back.

Mans Marlind | 30 July 2022

Off the grid 5/5

Radar is an exceptional place that procures a comfortable feeling of isolation and peacefulness, and in great conditions. The whole experience was exactly what we needed as a window in our busy lives, we truly switched off and let the environment take over.

Scott Crunden | 28 June 2022

Other Worldly 4.7/5

We very much enjoyed every aspect of our stay at Radar everything was perfect & look forward to a return.

Emily Dawson | 16 May 2022

Peaceful and stylish 4.7/5

Absolutely spotless and everything beautifully designed, even down to the kitchen utensils. A tranquil, minimalist getaway at the end of the world. Beautiful in all weathers.

Catherind Dyer | 15 April 2022

Totally Unique Experience 5/5

We have never stayed in such an unusual area - like being on the set of Star Wars with the Australian outback thrown in for good measure - industrial and raw nature mixed together. Radar itself was pure luxury and the surrounding villages and beaches were lovely, especially Rye and Camber Sands - definitely want to re visit

Christine Dunford Jones | 31 March 2022

Radar Stay 3.5/5

Radar is a beautiful property, in a great location for Dungeness. Unfortunately for us, we were unable to enjoy the facilities it had to offer due to having 2 power cuts for 3 of the 7 days we were there. The power cuts were in the whole of the Dungeness area and left us without electric, heating or hot water. When the power was working it was great, however the premium cost we paid fo the property we didn't get to make use out of it. Bloom were unable to offer any compensation or discount for when the power was out.

Guest | 28 February 2022

Unusual Holiday Accommodation 5/5

Despite the stark exterior of Radar, the interior is very modern and stylish with high-end appliances. Radar is conveniently located within a short walk of the Britannia Inn and the cafe at the Dungeness steam railway station, where good take away coffee is available. The views from Radar are super, particularly of the sunrise. We would have appreciated “how to” instructions on use of the appliances - we never did get to grips with the induction hob! The details for Radar state that there is a smart tv but there is no tv, only an Apple computer which is not easily used by the non computer literate! Overall we enjoyed our stay at this unusual property.

Lynda Butt | 11 February 2022

A place to escape daily news and be mindful of nature in pure comfort. 5/5

Position, excellent, uninterrupted view of sky, sea and shingle. Sauna, terrific, Design, first class.

Phillipa Wood | 05 February 2022

simply wonderful 5/5

simply wonderful on every level - thank you! ____________________________________________________________

Beccy Mccray | 16 December 2021

It's all about the view 4/5

This is a beautiful property in a unique and very atmospheric location and we very much enjoyed our stay there. The large living room window gives an unobstructed view of the shingle beach, the sea and the sky and one of the pleasures of staying here is to sit and watch the sky change with the weather or with the time of day. The whole property has been arranged to make the most of the view, so you can watch it from the sofa, from the bed and from the bath. The property is warm and comfortable and you feel very protected from the elements. The decor is very modern, clean lines, neutral colours and interesting textures. The settee and the bed are both extremely comfortable and the tableware and kitchenware are all very good quality. The sauna is an added bonus. I do have some criticisms of the design of the property, however. The toilet is a long way from the sleeping area and you have to go down four steps to get there. The outer doors are very heavy and have no handle on the outside, which makes them difficult to close when you leave the building. I have a further criticism about the management of the property: the blind on the window beside the bed would not close properly; the handbasin in the bathroom only drained very slowly and the dishwasher did not get the dishes clean and we gave up trying to use it and washed our dishes by hand. It took us three attempts before we were able to speak to someone in Bloom Stays to report these matters.

Guest | 11 December 2021

A weekend on the Dungeness beach 4.8/5

Staying on the beach at Dungeness has long been an ambition of mine. We experienced very stormy weather during our visit at the end of October but stayed very snug inside. As a retired engineer I very much appreciated Radar's high quality construction and fitout. The view through the enormous picture window was wild and stunning. A slight negative for us was that the allotted parking space is 400m away and the nearest you can get to unload the car is 70m.

Tony Heath | 02 November 2021

A great place to watch the weather roll in 4.5/5

RADAR on Dungeness beach is a wonderful place to spend some time, while enjoying the otherworldly surroundings and somewhere I'd highly recommend. The building itself looks fairly plain from a distance, and lacks some of the architectural impact of some of the other holiday homes in the area. In fact you could be forgiven for thinking it looked like the remains of a PoW camp on first inspection, with its plain facade, lack of street facing windows and corrugated walls and roof. However this is very much a stealth home, with the details only really coming clear on closer inspection. The russet metal walls, the pick concrete and the used railway sleepers for a path. Entering into the property is a whole different matter, with a beautiful wooden hallway leading into a combined living dining space full of soft tones, natural textures and statement furniture. The space itself is compact and cozy, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. However with the huge windows looking out over the shingle, you never feel hemmed in, as the whole beach becomes part of your living space. Like many, the highlight for us was the compact 2 person sauna, which got liberal use throughout our stay. Perfect for a late autumnal stay. The property is in a super interesting location, sitting as it does in the shadow of Dungeness B nuclear power station, and surrounded by the remnants of both civil and military engineering, along with the detritus of a small local fishing fleet. So the area is well worth exploring. The snack shack was a regular haunt of ours, serving fresh seafood wraps and rolls on the shingle. There are a few interesting galleries, which have an outsider art meets burning man vibe. This is most noticeably seen in the garden design at Prospect Cottage, the former how of director Derek Jarman. On a practical level the kitchen is pretty small, and you'll need to bring things like baking foil with you if you want to cook up any of the local fresh fish. Similarly, while they provide you with had soap, you'll need to bring your own shampoo and shower gel. The kitchen units are white, the table blonde and the lack of coasters meant we were constantly paranoid about leaving marks. As such it felt like we were staying at a friends house and needing to be extra careful, rather than being able to fully relax and feel at home. The 3 out of 5 for customer service was mostly there as we didn't really have any contact with the owners or booking agent so didn't really experience any service to speak of (which was fine by us). On the whole, RADAR is a wonderful place to stay and we could defnitly see ourselves coming back here at some stage in the future. Enjoy.

Andy Budd | 01 October 2021

Location, location, location 4.3/5

We had three nights in Radar on the shingle of Dungeness. Loved it all but be warned there is no fence around the property so nothing to contain dogs. Very comfortable inside; well designed and surprisingly spacious. Difficult to cool down though if it's hot as limited ventilation

Teresa Willmott | 27 September 2021

Architect's dream uk honeymoon! 4.7/5

The perfect UK honeymoon getaway in the remote location of Dungeness. The building has been so well designed and detailed, complete with a sauna and bath tub overlooking the sea. With high end finishes and fittings, this was an architect's dream staycation! Highly recommended!

Edward Drysdale | 30 August 2021

A great experience 4.8/5

Radar Cottage is a beautifully designed space, in a remote and beautiful part of England. I loved my three days at Radar and would certainly book again.

Guest | 28 August 2021

Idyllic shelter 5/5

Radar is a well designed functionally flawless property in the Dungeness estate. The fixtures and fittings are high end and all needs were catered for. Its great that it is dog friendly also although there is no fencing so be warned if your pooch likes to roam. The highlight for me was the sauna not to mention the amazing vista from living space and large bath. Of note there is not an actual smart TV but an iMac computer. Would definitely return to Radar. Bloom stays were a pleasure to deal with, answering any questions efficiently.

Kelly Cummins | 22 August 2021

Beautiful Radar 5/5

We absolutely loved the Radar. It was so comfortable and beautifully thought through. We loved all the many design features. The picture window was stunning. We are cold water enthusiasts and so enjoyed a dip in the sea, a cold shower and then a sauna or a hot bath, looking over the beach. So relaxing, we felt fully recharged to go back to our city life.

David Taylor-rugman | 12 July 2021

Overall we enjoyed our stay 4.5/5

The sauna failed to work after a power cut but was fixed 2 days later. There were 3 steps leading from the mezzanine and I fell down these at night and badly bruised myself, so I would recommend a stair rail.

Susan Christopher | 21 June 2021

Excellent short stay 4.8/5

A beautiful, comfortable and clean cabin in a lovely spot on the beach. Exactly as described, would recommend and stay again.

Guest | 06 June 2021

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