The Watch Tower

Dungeness


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An unusual Watch Tower is thought to have been built approximately 150 years ago. Today the home is a reinvention of its former self with interesting quirky living quarters that surround the central watch tower, home to a stunning master bedroom.

The home is quite different to the many on the estate as it provides for couples and also families with the bunk room and twin bedroom plus some rare outdoor garden space.

Much of the landscape on the Dungeness estate includes interesting creative buildings almost flung over the pebble shore amongst remnants of industrial materials, fisherman's boats, nets and a even some eclectic modern caravans and the odd airstream!

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About the House

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The Watch Tower: sleeps 6 guests (max 4 adults) in a detached 1950's built tower cottage. With 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite WC. Extensive courtyard garden with views of the reserve to the power station. Off road parking and walking distance from The Pilot Inn and of course the shoreline is across the road on the estate.

Ground Floor
Enter into the rear of the property via the kitchen.
Large family size kitchen, well equipped and includes an electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave, kettle and coffee machine and washing machine. Fully stocked with glassware and crockery for 6 guests. Breakfast table seats 6. Sliding door to the bathroom.
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2 children only) Bunk bedroom is location off the kitchen
Living room  has a mix of seating including a large sofa for six guests. Piano, quirky log burner. Small Smart TV. Heaps of books, board games and entertainment.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin beds. Note this room connects to the conservatory. Hanging space only.
Family bathroom (within walk through bedroom) bath, electric shower over. WC and basin.
Conservatory with seating for four. Access to the garden patio.

First Floor - Staircase leads up the tower.
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) Tower room king size bed accessed up a concrete staircase up in to the tower with dramatic views over the reserve to the power station. A small hidden WC and basin is located on the landing for the bedroom. (open but hidden no door).

Outside
Extensive patio garden with high borders and mature flower beds. Full of afternoon sunshine and
Bench style table set up for 6 guests and other bistro set to make to 8.
  • Facilities

    BBQ
    BBQ - Coal
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coastal
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    0.1 Miles To The Beach
    1 Mile To The Pub
    2 Miles To The Shops
    Fire
    Garden
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Hairdryer
    Highchair
    Iron & Board
    Linen
    Microwave
    Open Fire
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Romantic Breaks
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    26 Mb Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and Linen provided
    Wifii - yet to be tested
    Central heating throughout
    Pets permitted - please note additional fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of).  Note the garden is not enclosed. Please take care to clear up behind you. 
    Private driveway parking for 2 cars
    Cot and highchair available on request
    Please note that the tower staircase leading to the master bedroom is steep. 
    Log burner starter kits may only be available November to end of April
     
  • 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


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

Restfull stay by the coast 3.8/5

Very pleasant and relaxing stay in a well equipped place, nothing really within walking distance apart from the beach and the Pilot pub, which are both very welcome. One note is that the drive from the road to the house could be in better condition but as long as you go slowly shouldn't be an issue with any car in good condition.

Guest | 01 July 2024

Ideal location 4.7/5

Ideal location in a mysterious interesting area and a great steam railway! The pilot is handy for real ale, sunsets and shingle

David Bishop | 28 May 2024

Quirky 4.5/5

Really enjoyed our stay very well equipped house lovely toiletries nice and clean inside but very natural outside

paula dorling | 28 May 2024

A great place to stay! 5/5

We really liked this place - great art on the walls! The shower could be better - but only a minor moan. Waking up in the Watch Tower was peachy ??

Carol Naden | 06 March 2024

Efficient Service 4.2/5

Great Location - Recently refurbished and well equipped property. Helpful communication with owner.

Guest | 05 December 2023

Watch tower 5/5

Quality furnishings, cleanliness spotless, facilities 5 star. Had a fantastic stay with family, will be booking again.

Fred Cossington | 28 August 2023

Interesting location 4.8/5

The property was really nice and was clean and well looked after. The location is amazing right on the shingle. Interesting views. Great tower room. There is a nice pub with good fish and chips close by.

Maria Seale | 13 July 2023

Excellent stay 4.7/5

Wonderful place with great access to the beech and the Pilot pub, beds were a little soft for my liking but that is very subjective taste, only regret is that I wasn't able to stay longer, will definitely be returning in the future.

Guest | 06 July 2023

A peaceful retreat 5/5

We enjoyed our stay at The Watchtower finding it well equipped and comfortable. It was peaceful but close to local amenities and places to visit. We explored the Romney Marshes as well as Dungeness and we visited Rye.

Sue Davidson | 17 May 2023

The Watch Tower Dungerness 3.7/5

Generally the cottage was in a great position for exploring Dungeness, my only comments are that the TV could only show BBC 1 & 2 you could not watch ITV, Channel 4 & 5 not sure why? and we could not use the washing machine as there was no rinse aid or salt and the window in the upstairs bedroom would not open.

Guest | 28 March 2023

Lovely, peaceful house 4.8/5

We had a lovely time at the Watch Tower. It was a very last minute trip and both Bloom and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. The house is so peaceful with a great view from the bedroom of the lighthouses and power station - perfect for sunrise. We were a couple and the space was good, the only downside if you had more adults is that the bathroom is through one of the bedrooms, so you'd want to be good friends! Would definitely recommend.

Sally Hutchby | 15 March 2023

Cosy Birthday Weekend in Incredible Dungeness 5/5

I booked the stunning Watch Tower for my mum's 60th birthday weekend and was not disappointed. Beautifully decorated and styled, making it so cosy and comfortable. A well equipped kitchen with everything we could need to make dinner and breakfast, plenty of space around the dining table for all five of us. Bedrooms was clean and comfortable, with nothing but positive reviews from my mum who stayed in the double room at the of the house! The location was fantastic - the Dungeness Estate literally a stones throw from the house, perfect for walks to take in the dramatic scenery. Beautiful Rye is just 20 minutes down the road, perfect for food, drinks, exploring and stocking up on supplies! We definitely will be staying again soon!!

Hannah Cousins | 07 February 2023

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