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Greatstone Beach House

England / Dungeness, Kent
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Full description
A stylish and welcoming retreat, with direct access to the vast sandy beach and dunes within the Dungeness National Nature Reserve.

Part of the wild and unique Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Greatstone is home to a fine, sandy beach that stretches mesmerisingly out for over two miles.  

Not only that, its dramatic coastal sand dunes are teeming with rare and diverse plant life, and are a designated Site of Specific Scientific Interest.

Offering direct access to the beach and dunes, Greatstone Beach House sits right by the sea, for sweeping views that promise to remain in your mind's eye forever... particularly when they're enjoyed from the huge, furnished terrace.

Sleeping up to six guests and their two well-behaved dogs, the A-frame retreat is owned by an interior designer and an architect, so you can expect both fabulous use of space, and detailed attention to style throughout.

The enormous first floor kitchen, dining, and living space is sumptuous and relaxed, with wooden flooring, cosy furnishings, and elegant, well-chosen accessories. If it's not sunny enough to sit outside, you can simply light the fire, and get lost in watching storm clouds from the large glass doors, instead.

The kitchen area comes equipped with a central island, and all the handy appliances you'd expect, including a gas hob, an electric oven, a microwave, and that all-important dishwasher.

There are four comfy bedrooms on the ground floor; three doubles, and one double/twin. Each bed is dressed in fresh, natural linen, for a sound night's sleep. You'll also discover natural cotton towels in the two ground-floor bath and shower rooms.

Let the dogs run wild in the garden, and when it's time to explore, simply open the gate for direct access to those wild and wondrous sand dunes, straight to the beach.

There, you'll find that the fresh wind and fine, flat sands mean you can indulge in all kinds of land and watersports, from land yachting (Greatstone is often cited as one of the finest land yachting sites in the UK), sailing, and kite surfing.

If you prefer an invigorating stroll, the beach runs adjacent to the Kent Coastline Walk, or you could save your legs altogether, and hop on the nostalgic Romney to Dymchurch steam railway.

Enjoy history and heritage? Then why not pay a visit to the imposing Sound Mirrors; large concrete structures that were designed as an early warning system for Britain to detect enemy aircraft.

And of course, the unique National Nature Reserve is all around, home to shimmering lakes, diverse flora and fauna, and one of the largest shingle landscapes in the world.

If you've brought your telescope along, you can spend the evening out on the deck, counting the stars as they appear in that vast night sky. Otherwise, simply kick back with a sundowner and your favourite people, and count your blessings instead.

Things to note

Check in after 3pm, check out by 11am. Please note that the house is not suitable for infants under 2 years of age.
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The basics

The basics

Region: Dungeness, Kent
Cost (from): £300 per night
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1537

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A-Frame beach retreat, sleeps 6 guests.  Entrance hall with stairs to first floor: large open plan kitchen, dining, and living area with sliding glass doors to furnished deck, seating, dining table and chairs, kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, crockery and cutlery.  Ground floor: three double bedrooms and one double/twin room, storage, natural linen bedding.  Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC, shower room with shower and WC.  Garden with direct access to sand dunes and beach.

Local Activities

Beach, nature reserve, lakes, coastal walks, steam train journeys, historic sites, watersports, land yachting, market towns.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A stylish A-frame retreat for up to 6 guests, with direct access to Greatstone dunes and beach, part of the Dungeness National Nature Reserve.
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are also permitted.
  • There are 4 ground-floor bedrooms; three doubles and one double/twin.
  • Spend sunsets relaxing out on the huge, dune-facing deck, after a day exploring the wild beauty and rich heritage of the local area.
  • You will need a car to access the local shops and conveniences, and to explore further afield. Nearby Rye is well worth a day trip.

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