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The Pump Station

England / Dungeness, Kent
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A unique Dungeness beach house featured in a host of style magazines, rich in wartime history and surrounded by wildlife.

You wouldn't necessarily expect a former World War Two pump station to be featured on the pages of Elle Decoration UK and Red Magazine, with the latter declaring that "even the kettle is beautiful!"

But then, The Pump Station is quite unique. Originally built as a World War Two pumping station that sent vital fuel to support the D-Day landings, you can now expect a breathtaking and serene holiday home that's styled to contemporary perfection.

Set on the world-renowned Dungeness Estate, a shingle beach that stretches out for three miles into the English Channel, you can expect beautiful sunsets and plenty of wildlife to feast your eyes upon...a true Instagram paradise!

Sleeping up to six adults and two children, you'll find plenty of space to relax inside, surrounded by irresistibly soft furnishings, warm wood and soft-toned décor. High-end additions, including toasty underfloor heating and luxurious kitchen appliances, add to the smart sense of elegance throughout.

Of course, the views are nothing short of spectacular here, and with five huge floor-to-ceiling windows, you'll have plenty of opportunity to appreciate them - whatever the weather.  

Light floods the open-plan living space by day, and as the evening draws in, simply light the crackling log fire and snuggle on the sofa as you chat with your loved ones.

When it's time to turn in, choose from three cosy bedrooms. The master ensuite is equipped with a queen-sized bed and a luxurious walk-in wardrobe, while the second ensuite room is furnished with a king-sized bed and two children's singles (four singles can be provided on request). Finally, the third bedroom features an extra-large king-sized bed.

By day, why not head out to the open garden area with a good book (though with so much natural beauty around you, you may get distracted from time to time!) WiFi is also available, for those who absolutely have to stay in contact with the real world.

If you prefer to venture out and explore, you'll find a wonderful nature reserve right on your doorstep. The Old Lighthouse is an ever-popular local attraction, and if you're hankering after even more scenery, a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway will take you through some of the area's best.

Later on, why not stop in one of the local pubs for a well-deserved tipple...after you've feasted on lobster rolls at the nearby Fish Hut?

Slightly further afield, the former smuggler's town of Rye, steeped in history and bursting with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants, is a tempting ten miles away.

But for now, open that bottle of wine, breathe in all that fresh sea air...and simply relax in your designer Dungeness haven.

Things to note

Maximum of 6 adults can stay at The Pump Station. Dogs are welcome to stay upon prior arrangement.

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The basics

Region: Dungeness, Kent
Cost (from): £1200 (1 week)
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 907

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Facilities

Sleeps up to 8 (with a maximum of 6 adults), master bedroom, queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, king size bedroom with two single beds, shared ensuite shower room, super king size bedroom, bedding & towels provided, open-plan kitchen/diner, dual oven, hobs, kitchen equipment, fridge, small freezer, dining table & chairs for 10, sofa, chairs, log fire, Wi-Fi, 2 parking spaces, open garden area.

Local activities

Beaches, historic towns, wildlife, national parks, cycling, walks, horse riding, kitesurfing, kite buggying, swimming, fishing.

At a glance

  • Former World War Two pumping station, stylishly converted into a ground-level designer beach house with three bedrooms. Peacefully set on the Dungeness Estate, an expansive shingle beach home to a nature reserve.
  • Parking is available for two cars. Well-behaved pets are permitted, and a fold-up cot and highchair can be provided on request.
  • Close to The Old Lighthouse and many other local attractions. The old smugglers' town of Rye is ten miles from the property.
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