Special offers for January/February (selected dates) - 3 nights for price of 2 and no pet fees
Enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and stay in West Cottage. The cottage has sympathetically renovated to provide a luxurious holiday home, set at the foot of The Roundhouse in Dungeness. With views across the surrounding landscape and beach beyond you will be sure to unwind and relax when staying here. Enjoy the wonders of Dungeness on foot, sit on the terrace and watch the world go by on a sunny day, or on a chilly day enjoy reading a book by the fabulous woodburning stove in the sitting room. West Cottage is one of two former lighthouse keepers cottages, situated at the foot of The Roundhouse, which was once the base of the original Dungeness lighthouse. If the walls could talk they could tell you a tale or two of the former lives of the lighthouse keepers, dating back to early 19th century.
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West Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
Sitting Room with double aspect windows, comfortable seating for 4, woodburning stove, coffee table.
Dining Room with ornamental fireplace, table and chairs for 5, shelving, door to:
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, wash hand basin, WC
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) king size bed double aspect with views across the shingle, bedside tables.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin beds (king bed available on request), bedside tables.
Open gardens to the front with bench seating. Tables and chairs to side seating 4. Please note the gardens are not enclosed.
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 and 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.
Life's a Beach 5/5
Such a unique place to go and stay, both the cottage and the area. To be able to walk out of a cottage that feels beautifully simple but really well designed and put together straight onto an amazing pebble beach looking straight out to France was a joy, especially as we had the 3yr and 1yr in tow. For us, having the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station as a next door neighbour added to the drama of the landscape. The Dungeness estate is littered with amazing architectural buildings, the odd art gallery, a narrow gauge steam engine and probably the best fish shack we've been to. We were on the beach when the boats came in so we followed the catch up to the shipping container converted into a kitchen and ate a fantastic haddock chowder, clam roll and catch of the day and chips. We even bought a John Dory to take back to the lighthouse cottage and cook later. Absolutely loved it, can't wait to go back.
Hamish Rieck | 11 April 2023
West Cottage is simply marvellous, so beautiful inside - every little thing had been thought of. It has a great atmosphere, it cocoons you with its thick stone walls and the elegant furnishings. Its a great retreat from the outside world set in a beautiful, unique landscape
Shirley Toop | 23 June 2022
Stunning coastal cottage 5/5
For me, West Cottage is one of the loveliest coastal cottages Ive ever stayed in it is spacious, bright and beautifully designed every detail both inside and out, in the gorgeous garden, is outstanding, making this the perfect peaceful and serene hideaway, with unique and rustic views out over Dungeness. The entire booking process including communication with the owner was faultless, and I cant wait to stay here again thank you for a truly wonderful stay in such a special property.
Clare Stephens | 03 May 2022