Dungeness Railway Carriage

Indulge your love of the natural life with a quirky stay in a beautifully converted 19th century rail carriage in Dungeness - an abundant Kent nature reserve just a stone's throw from the beach.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Dungeness, found on the Kent coastline, is one of the most unique and interesting places in Britain. Its flourishing and diverse plant, bird and wildlife has ensured the area’s status as a national nature reserve, a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation, with some rare species of plants and insects to be found nowhere else in the country.

So it goes to follow that Dungeness Railway Carriage, a wonderfully original conversion of an 1880s railway carriage nestled on the shingle expanse within a 468-acre nature reserve, represents a true holiday haven for lovers of the natural world!

Sleeping up to four people (plus the dog), you’ll find this homely carriage is warmly welcoming, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a perfectly peaceful break, all surrounded by the very best that nature has to offer.

Curved beamed ceilings, wooden flooring and clean-lined, contemporary décor give an immediate first-class impression, complete with stunning views to enjoy from almost every room. The comfy sitting room features a warming woodburner, perfect for huddling round by evening, as you look out to the nearby beach and the sparkling sea beyond – or catch up on your favourite TV shows, if you prefer.

You’ll find plenty of quirky touches around the carriage, including the original water pump, retained as a character feature. A handy lobby area is ideal for leaving coats, buckets and spades, while the charming, light-flooded kitchen and dining area contains everything you need to prepare and enjoy plenty of hearty meals with a view!

The master bedroom features a cosy double bed, along with fresh white walls and large, friendly windows. A second bedroom can be made up as a single or another double, and here you’ll find an extra treat – a telescope, meaning you won’t have to miss a single second of stargazing in the clear, pollution-free night sky.  A spacious family bathroom with bath and shower over is the perfect place to freshen up after a long day exploring the local area.

Of course, there’s plenty of the great outdoors to enjoy during your stay, and you’ll find you won’t even need to leave your hideaway to indulge in the spectacular vista the area has to offer. Decked areas line both sides of the carriage, where you can sit at the original railway bench and driftwood table, armed with a glass of something sparkling, as you breathe in fresh air and look out over Dungeness beach… what a way to begin your break!

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At a glance

  • Stylishly converted 19th century train carriage set on the shingle expanse of Dungeness, within a 468 acre nature reserve and overlooking the beach. Sleeps up to 4 people and one well-behaved dog.
  • Easily accessed by road, with parking available.
  • Linen and towels are included. A cot and high chair can be provided.
  • Close to the beach, with plenty of opportunities for bird watching and wildlife spotting.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to  4, double bedroom, single carriage bedroom (can convert to double), bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, cafetiere, washing machine, wood-burner, WiFi, TV, CD player, board games, telescope, outdoor deck, bench & table, off-street parking.

Local activities

Beaches, walks, swimming, historic sites, nature reserve, wildlife centre, light railway, go-karting, pottery, museums.

More information

Spend time exploring the Site of Special Scientific Interest that comprises Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay, maybe taking the dog out for an extra-long walk at the beach. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars, because you’ll soon find you’re right in the middle of a bird-watcher’s paradise.

If you’re keen to travel slightly further afield, why not hop on the nearby Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway to further explore the Kent coastline, or try to spot the French coastline from the top of the Old Dungeness Lighthouse?

In short, for a fresh, tranquil and scenic break that promises to indulge your love of all things nature, simply pack up a few of your favourite people and head to Dungeness!

Things to note

One well-behaved dog is permitted upon prior arrangement, no smoking permitted, travel cot and highchair are available on request, no minimum stay requirement, security deposit is required.

Where you'll be staying

Dungeness, Kent

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