Greatstone, Nr Dungeness
Perched on the shore above the pebble and sandy beach at Greatstone, a stunning Zen like black burnt timber facade reveals designer-led interiors and ever-changing vistas. Offering an inspiring coastal escape that caters for family and friends, this stunning holiday home seamlessly fuses back-to-the-elements with open plan living making the perfect escape for group accommodation. Perhaps it's an adventure that you crave, or simply taking time to unwind with strolls on the beach, there are endless possibilities here.
Clad in Japanese burnt Cedar, a preserving technique known as Shou Sugi Ban, the house protects its guests from the elements whilst opening up its wide open views and encouraging everyone to slow down and gaze a while. This Nordic and Japanese inspired beach house exudes opulence and fun offering a state of the art cinema room, three floors of glass doors ensuring a light filled space and luxury touches throughout with the latest tech-led living innovations. A coastal rhetoric features throughout, from the sandstone floors through the magnificent kitchen and on to the lower terrace to escape through the garden to the dunes. Upstairs there’s a sea facing deck from the master bedroom with panoramic sea views.
Features at Waters Edge include:
TV / Cinema room with 85 inch TV, surround sound, in ceiling speakers and fully loaded with Netflix, Prime TV, Sky TV
State of the art kitchen with two huge ovens (worthy of a turkey for Christmas!) two dishwashers, two induction hobs, double width butler sink, barista style Nespresso machine, high quality crockery and also includes Le Creuset pans.
Garden bar outside the kitchen with fully opening bifold windows and garden high stools
Webber bbq and outdoor pizza oven & gas Paella ring and Pans
Outdoor Table tennis table
Indoor equipped bar area with sink located in the upper lounge including glassware, shakers and a wine chiller, fridge Quooker and small dishwasher
Oka furnishing including stunning sofas.
Electric vehicle charging point - complimentary use
Garden shower for after swimming warmth and washing children and dogs
Direct access to a quiet part of the beach via the little gate onto the dunes. The sandiest part of the beach is a few minutes on foot to the right of the dunes.
Small supermarket within walking distance
Various cafes, pubs and eateries on foot. The Pilot pub offers great Fish and Chips in nearby Dungeness. Plus the Fish-shack at Dungeness is a must-go venue! In the area there are many lovely local walks on the beach, those with bikes can cycle for miles and miles. Historic sites include the Sound Mirrors at Dungeness.
For families the Romney and Hythe railway ensures you can see the coastline in style. Port Lympne reserve park, Water sports available on the Romney Marsh reserve. Corporate use - all rooms are en-suite making the home especially good for away days for delegates. Two living spaces and huge dining area plus wifi operates at 300 mbps. Via a mesh wifi Across house and garden. This home is also super eco-friendly with EV charger, solar panels, ground source heat pump and more!
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Waters Edge: sleeps 15 guests (max 13 adults) in a large detached beach house, with direct beach access. Six bedrooms, six en-suites and a family bathroom and guest loo. TV / Cinema style room with surround sound, table tennis, fusbol table, pizza oven & BBQ, enclosed garden, parking for 5 cars, 3 terraces, two large reception rooms, sea views from first and second and third floor.
Entry hall with cloak room and guest WC
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2+1) Twin bedroom with optional fold out bed (available on request) with en suite bathroom, hanging space.
TV / Cinema room, accessed via double doors with huge corner seating sofa for 10 to 12 more than comfortably. Huge 85 inch screen TV fully loaded with freeview, Netflix, prime and more. Surround sound system, DVD and music system.
Huge (70sq m plus) kitchen and dining room, open living area with a large kitchen island and 6 counter stools. 2 x 90cm wide ovens, 2 x 4 area induction hobs, 2 x dishwashers, large fridge freezer with integral ice maker and chilled water dispenser, further 36 bottle wine/beer chiller, large warming drawer integral microwave, Quooker instant boiling water tap, Barista style coffee machine / Nespresso with original pods, packed with crockery and glassware and heaps of extras for even the most ambitious chef.
Dining area is central to the kitchen with bench seating around a hand carved wooden table - seating 14.
Sofa seating for four and the fusbol table.
Fully opening sliding doors open out to the patio with BBQ and Pizza oven. The kitchen window also fully opens and outside the metal garden stools make a garden bar.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) king sized bed, en suite shower, hanging space. Dressing table and mirror.
Large open plan living room with magnificent views of the beach and sea over the garden, with two three seater sofas, armchairs, floor cushions. Large Smart screen TV. Corner breakfast table and seating for 6. Bar area, with fridge, sink and glassware.
Fully opening sliding doors and a slim upper deck area, with access out to the garden and onto the beach.
To the front of the house:
Family cloakroom with shower, wc and sink.
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) king size bed, hanging space, en suite shower room
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) king size bed, hanging space, en suite shower room
Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2 adults + 2 children) Family room with king size bed, plus a sofa bed (suitable for 2 children only) en suite bathroom with access to evening terrace for sunset drinks and seating for 5-6.
Accessible via a further staircase
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) super king bed, slipper bath in the room, huge vaulted windows with electric blinds, bifold fully opening doors onto a terrace with bean bags with the most dramatic views to the sea. En suite shower room. Hanging space, chaise-lounge seat.
You will find the table tennis table, along with garden seating and cushions, bean bags and beach accessories.
Outside shower (seasonal from 1 April - 30 September).
Wi-Fi - 300mbps on mesh through the house and garden.
Electric vehicle charging point "my energi zappi"
Central heating throughout via underfloor heating – Ground Source heat pump and solar panels producing up to 4.5kwh
Party planning service available from Beyond the Table - including tablescaping and balloons and dressing.
Catering options available on request from £40 per person for a three course meal.
Cocktail making course from Wildbox available from £35 per person. Local produce used
Children's party organiser - 2 hours of entertainment on site. Some superb themed ideas.
Many more entertainment ideas on request via Bloom Stays
Situated near to the Dungeness Estate which is home to an unusual landscape. The headland on the south coast of Kent is formed largely of a shingle beach. The Dungeness reserve itself is set back from the sea, boasting mile after mile of open shingle, fresh water pits, wet grassland and stunning wildflower meadows. Dungeness is one of the best places for wildlife in the UK and designated as a Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Natura 2000 site with plenty of walks to enjoy.
For train lovers amongst you, pick up the miniature steam trains that run from Hythe, New Romney and Dymchurch and stop off at Dungeness and climb the stairs to the top of the Lighthouse for a stunning 360 degree view of the area.
Gardeners may be aware that Derek Jarman’s House and garden is located at Dungeness and you are free to walk around and enjoy his planting and sculptures.
So whatever the season you can be sure to enjoy Dungeness and all it has to offer. Don't forget to bring your raincoat as the weather can be known to turn, and your camera to capture the wonderful sights on offer. You will soon discover why it is popular with wildlife enthusiasts, artists, and walkers. Oh... and make sure you visit the renowned Snack Shack at the Dungeness Fish Hut to pick up the daily catch to cook on the BBQ or enjoy a spot of lunch!
Parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. (10th - 13th Feb 2023) 3.5/5
We booked Water's Edge to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary and we were the first family to stay in this unique property. Our family comprised of 10 adults, 4 children and 2 dogs. This property is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, both inside and outside. We loved the architecture of the property and the best feature was the view of the open sea from the 1st and 2nd floors. Additionally having a private beach on your doorstep for our family to use throughout the trip was great. However, unfortunately there were areas of this property that did not meet the standards and costs to rent it. Firstly, I do not agree with the accommodation facilities in relation to the capacity for both adults and children that had been outlined on the Bloom Stays website and unfortunately the information does differ on the bloom stays website and airbnb. There are 5 king beds which accommodated 10 adults (2 per bed), it is stated that the property can accommodate up to 13 adults however this again does not seem accurate - and 1 room with two single children beds, accommodating 2 children. These twin beds cannot accommodate adults. The "sofa bed" cannot be deemed as an extra bed, as it was literally a plank of wood topped by a thin cushion which was extremely inconsiderate and unsafe for small children. There was also no additional bedding provided for the sofa bed, even though the number of adults and children were outlined when the booking was initially made. Secondly, the second floor showers mostly provided cold showers, this caused a major inconvenience to my parents who were based on the second floor forcing them to use other showers downstairs. In addition to the cold water, the leaking bathtub on the second floor was also another issue that we had to deal with during our stay. Overall I do believe this is a beautiful property however due to the issues which built up over the stay I was quite disappointed. As a customer paying for a service, there is a level of standard that we should expect as a minimum, which unfortunately was not met.
Sarah Paramasivam | 24 April 2023
We had a wonderful weekend at Water's Edge - celebrating a 40th Birthday. The house was perfect! 4.8/5
We had a brilliant weekend celebrating a 40th birthday with family and friends. The house is beautiful with all the rooms being high spec and a real treat to stay in. The kitchen is amazing and well set for cooking for large groups. The open plan area on both the ground and first floor allow for multiple parties in one! The garden is small and not very private from the beach but the access to the latter could not be better. All in all - a fab house that we would love to go to again for the right occasion.
Russell James | 27 March 2023
Place was amazing, especially for the sunrise and sunset. We needed this R&R before travelling back. Definitely recommend!
Anonymous | 05 April 2023