West Cottage

Dungeness


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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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About the House

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West Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

Single Storey 
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.

Outside
Open gardens to the front with bench seating. Tables and chairs to side seating 4.  Please note the gardens are not enclosed.
  • Facilities

    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coastal
    Cot
    Dishwasher
    0.1 Miles To The Beach
    0.1 Miles To The Pub
    4 Miles To The Shops
    Freeview
    Garden
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Hairdryer
    Iron & Board
    Linen
    Pet Friendly
    Romantic Breaks
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Towels
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    20Mb 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.
    Reasonable mobile reception, depending on provider and Wi-Fi available.
    Cot available on request.
    One dog allowed. Please note pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part) are applicable.
    Parking for 1 vehicle is available.
     
  • 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 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.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

Beautiful cottage, but felt let down by surprising proximity to nuclear power station 4.2/5

As we approached the address provided, a vast complex of industrial looking buildings loomed large on the horizon. We were convinced that we had somehow taken a wrong turn somewhere, but to our dismay, the cottages we had rented for the weekend ended up being located almost directly next to the fence surrounding a sprawling, overwhelming Nuclear Power Plant. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry (I did a bit of both, as it had been my responsibility to find a location for our only weekend away in almost a year and I felt like I had let everyone down). Even though we had looked at the location of the cottages on an online map, the power plant was not visible / indicated, unless one zoomed in very closely (which I did upon our arrival). We all agreed that the description of the cottages and location should definitely have made it clear that they are situated directly next to the Dungeness Nuclear Power Plant. The photos on the website also cleverly do not hint at this and we felt a little duped, to be honest. The cottages themselves are absolutely gorgeously furnished with the highest quality fittings, bed linen and towels etc. It was a pleasure staying in them and as the weather was absolutely abysmal all weekend long, they were our refuge and we thoroughly enjoyed their luxury. After a while we even forgot about the Power Plant and I might one day return to Dungeness during the summer months, as there is something magical about the area. Bloom Stays was also incredibly helpful and accommodating, as we had some last minute changes to our bookings, which meant we had to figure out solutions. I would highly recommend Bloom Stays!

Zita Steyn | 31 October 2023

West Cottage 4.7/5

Just lovely. The house was perfectly equipped, beautifully furnished. Dungeness is bleak and wild and glorious.

Victoria Suffield | 25 October 2023

Stunning Cottage in Dungeness 4.8/5

This property is designed/decorated to a beautiful standard and is extremely thoughtfully appointed with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Katherine the owner was extremely welcoming to a property with so much Dungeness history. Highly recommend for an incredibly memorable food option - Supper on the Stones at Claire Bruce’s Dungeness Kitchen. You can book Claire privately for a group and she will cook and host you at her amazing home which is an old Lloyds Signal building. She is a thoroughly engaging host who uses all locally sourced produce and has incredible knowledge of the area and the power station.

Guest | 24 September 2023

West Cottage, Dungeness 5/5

We had a wonderful stay in Dungeness. West Cottage is lovely and beautifully done. The furnishings are comfortably simple and very attractive. The stone building was cosy - cool in the sun and warm in the rain. Easy access to the boardwalk and shingle beach. The kitchen is well-equipped and our check-in / check-out very straightforward. I'm only hesitant to leave a glowing review as want to be sure we will be able to return sometime soon!

Faith Short | 21 August 2023

Excellent place to stay 4.8/5

We loved the location and the cottage. All amenities needed were there and it was spotless. Wished we'd stayed longer

Guest | 15 August 2023

A stunning cottage in an amazing location 5/5

This historical cottage has been sympathetically updated, giving modern facilities that blend in with the age of the building. From the lounge there are views across the shingle to other interesting buildings that point to the past heritage of this area and then onto the sea. In the evening Dungeness becomes very calm and peaceful and West cottage is the ideal place in which to chill, watch the ships in the distance as they sail through the English Channel whilst enjoying a slower and more relaxed pace of life. This property is highly recommended.

Trina Lomas | 10 July 2023

Great stay 4.8/5

Perfect location,beautiful cottage, everything needed for a quiet walking holiday.If it had any negatives it would be the sofa, in the lounge, was very uncomfortable,but that's nit picking.

Jeremy Hope | 18 June 2023

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

Escapism 5/5

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. It’s 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 I’ve 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 can’t wait to stay here again…thank you for a truly wonderful stay in such a special property.

Clare Stephens | 03 May 2022

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