Fog Signal Building
It isn't hard to see why Fog Signal Building has featured in Kent Life as the perfect setting for a ‘mini-moon'. Infused with all the refreshing sights and sounds of the sea and with direct access to the coast, your romantic location is the unique, windswept shingle beach of Dungeness, Kent.
Can you imagine a more dreamy pastime than watching boats glide along a seemingly endless stretch of sea, as you and your loved one clutch steaming mugs of coffee from the comfort of your beautiful beach house?
Originally a foghorn testing station managed by Henry VIII-created nautical organisation Trinity House, in the 21st century the Fog Signal Building - complete with grand steel tower - provides stunningly dramatic views from every part of the single-level house.
The holiday home is beautifully unspoilt, yet still full to the brim with contemporary creature comforts and the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Underfloor heating and a woodburner will keep you perfectly cosy on colder evenings, while a Bose sound system allows you to set the perfect mood, as you lounge on cosy furniture.
State-of-the-art Miele kitchen appliances will help you prepare mouthwatering feasts for two, while bare oak and ceiling-to-floor glass both blend with the scenery and allow you to appreciate every moment. On a clear day, you could even catch a glimpse of Cap Gris Nez - the closest point of France to England - across the coast.
An open living area provides the perfect snuggle spot, with plenty of comfortable seating and online TV access. Here you'll find a dining table to enjoy those romantic feasts... over a glass or two of wine, of course!
The independent kitchen is well-equipped with everything you'll need, while an indulgent bathroom features not one, but two teak wood baths - a plunge bath and a full-length version to enjoy long, lazy soaks in after a hard day exploring the local area.
A cosily curtained sleeping space, complete with king sized bed, is the perfect setting for holiday breakfasts in bed. Why not take your morning coffee out onto the decked terraces situated directly on the shingle pebbles and overlooking the exquisite landscape - complete with sea on one side, and all the beauty of Romney Marsh on the other?
If you can tear yourselves away from your bolthole, the local area offers some amazing walks under an enormous sky. Local pubs litter your way, offering the ideal pit stop - oh, and wouldn't it be a shame not to try the catch of the day while you're beside the seaside!
So if modern life is getting you down, grab the one you love the most and take yourselves off for a seaside break with a romantic and truly historic difference. You'll return home again equipped with the wind in your sails fully restored, and ready to enjoy a whole new lease of life!
Things to note
Up to 2 pets are welcome upon prior arrangement, start-up logs are provided for stays October to March. The property can be booked with neighbouring Coastguard Lookout for larger groups of up to 7 guests.
Region: Dungeness, Kent
Cost (from): £375 (2 nights)
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 522
Sleeps 2, king size bed, private bathroom, plunge bath, full length bath & shower, kitchen, electric oven, hob, fridge with freezer box, dishwasher, open living room, electric underfloor heating, computer monitor, WiFi, dining table & chairs for 4, outdoor terraces, seating, parking for one car.
Beaches, walks, swimming, historic sites, nature reserve, wildlife centre, light railway, go-karting, pottery, museums.
At a glance
- Romantic holiday home for two, converted from a former fog signal building situated on the shingle beach at Dungeness, Kent.
- Easily accessed by road, with private parking available.
- Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome.
- Close to an array of walks, local pubs, and attractions.