Designer beachside style (not to mention an original 19th century railway carriage) stunningly set along the Dungeness shingle-scape.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

One of the largest expanses of shingle in Europe, a visit to wildlife-filled Dungeness carries all kinds of accreditations. Not only is this breathtaking Kent headland designated a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation, the glorious sea views make it a naturally soothing place to visit – ideal if you’re feeling stressed from all the demands of daily life.

Sleeping four people in two bedrooms (and with well-behaved pets allowed too), El Ray perfectly complements this beautiful part of Britain. A glass-fronted designer beach house with accommodation spaced on one level, you can enjoy stunning views from every room… and for those who love a touch of quirky style, you’ll even discover an original 19th century railway carriage that masquerades as a roomy kitchen!

Blending modern elegance with plenty of vintage character, you’ll find soft, neutral-toned décor throughout the house, with underfloor heating to warm those cooler evenings.

An open plan living space is the perfect place to catch up over drinks, with its inviting wood burner and windows that look out to a beautifully furnished, south-facing sun deck.

By day, why not head out onto the deck and enjoy 180-degree views over the shingle beach – perfectly sheltered from strong sea wind? You’ll also find two internal courtyards, visible from both bedrooms, which provide beautifully sheltered sun traps during the summer months.

The railway-carriage kitchen is a first-class setting for hearty meal preparation, equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge and washing machine.

The two bedrooms are each cosily furnished with a freshly-dressed double bed and plenty of storage space, and you’ll also find a spacious bathroom complete with walk-in shower.

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At a glance

  • Designer glass-fronted beach house in Dungeness, Kent, featuring a kitchen built around a 19th century railway carriage. The house sleeps four people in two double rooms (a travel cot can also be arranged).
  • Private parking is available for two cars.
  • Two well-behaved dogs are permitted.Pets and children should be supervised at all times and dogs kept on a lead, as the house has no boundaries and direct access to the sea.
  • Please note that the TV is for DVD use only.
  • Close to an array of local attractions, pubs and Dungeness shingle beach.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to 4, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, walk-in shower, fully equipped kitchen, electric oven, hob, larder fridge, washing machine, open-plan sitting/dining room, wood burning stove, TV/DVD player, WiFi, underfloor heating, outdoor deck, garden furniture, parking for 2 cars.

Local activities

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

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By day, why not get exploring the local area? The Old Lighthouse is worth a visit if you’re a romantic at heart, while those who appreciate fresh scenery will adore a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway, passing close by El Ray.

The local pubs provide an ideal pit stop after all those windswept scenic walks through saltmarsh and sand dunes (don’t forget to pack your camera), and of course a visit to the seaside isn’t complete without freshly-caught fish – conveniently sold nearby at the Fish Hut!

Ideal for catching up with those you love the most, amongst scenery you’ll find hard to forget, you’ll soon find a break spent at El Ray is genuinely one to treasure.

Things to note

Travel cot available, up to 2 pets possible upon prior arrangement but must be kept on leads around the property.

Where you'll be staying

Dungeness, Kent

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