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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The Watch Tower: sleeps 6 guests (max 4 adults) in a detached 1950's built tower cottage. With 3 bedrooms (1 is walkthrough and is the access to the only full bathroom) 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 in and of course the shoreline is across the road on the estate.
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.
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, boardgames and entertainment.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin beds. Note this room connects to the conservatory and also the only full bathroom in the house. 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).
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.
• Breakfast boxes available from £35 per box - local produce to your door!
• Cocktail boxes using locally sourced ingredients available from £45 per box.
• Private vineyard tours at Biddenden winery available.
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.
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