Radar

Dungeness | Kent
Originally the site of the research base for triangulated radar this stunning beach house sits on the Dungeness Nature Reserve and looks out onto miles of shingle beach wild plants birds and the wide open sea and sky.
An ideal couple’s retreat will appeal to those seeking solitude, nature, peace and quiet. The open plan living space includes a sitting area with cosy wood burner and 180-degree sea views, a mezzanine bed, a luxurious sunken bath with waterfall taps and a sauna.
Every comfort has been considered from under floor heating to warm walls in the shower room.
Outside there are two decked terraces - East facing to enjoy the special sunrises and West facing to relax and watch the romantic sunsets.
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About The House

Sleeps 2
1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
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Radar: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms

Ground Floor
Open plan living space: large sofa, armchair and footstool, wood burner, dining table and chairs, underfloor heating, Computer for online TV/movie content and sliding doors to the West facing terrace with decking and seating
Kitchen: Miele induction hob, oven and microwave, fridge, small table top freezer, door to the East facing terrace
Mezzanine open plan bedroom (sleeps 2), King size bed, built in wardrobe, curtains for privacy
Bathroom: with luxury sunken bath with sea views, and separate sauna
Shower room: with walk-in shower, WC and basin, and warm walls

Outside
There are two terraces - one East facing, one West facing to catch sunrises and sunsets, both with decking and seating,
No BBQ is provided, but please feel free to bring your own.

Facilities

Featured

Microwave
Child Friendly
0.1 Miles to Beach
0.4 Miles to Pub
Pet Friendly
10Mb Wi-Fi Speed
Cot
Highchair
Smart TV
Woodburning Stove
Coastal
Sea Views
Things You Need to Know
Towels and linen are provided
We can provide you with a variety of recommended eateries, please get in touch for further detail.
A fold-up cot and a highchair that clamps to the table can be provided - Please ensure this is requested with a member of the booking team prior to your stay. Reasonable mobile reception, depending on provider and Wi-Fi available. Up to two pets are welcome. Please note additional pet charges of £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
Please note: If you wish to hold a photo shoot or a TV/Film production at this property an additional fee will apply. The necessary licences must also be obtained from The Dungeness Estate http://www.dungenessestate.co.uk/
Anyone who is found to hold such an event without permission or the relevant licences will be charged retrospectively.
Please be aware that the nearby lighthouse may sound necessary fog warning signals, which is dictated by the weather.
The property is located on a public beach and therefore you may experience people nearby.
Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
 
House Rules
We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
Please note parties and loud music are not permitted.

In The Area

Dungeness is located in an unspoilt area on the southernmost corner of the bay that stretches from Folkestone to Rye. There are some beautiful walks to explore the wild landscape, and experience the beauty of the sea and the enormous skies. The Old Lighthouse is a popular visitor attraction, as is the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway which passes close by with the miniature steam train meandering along the coast to Hythe, a wonderful way to enjoy Kent’s scenery. There are two pubs on the reserve, The Britannia and The Pilot, and the unique ’Fish Hut’ selling caught-on-the day fresh fish. The wonderful former smuggler’s town of Rye with its choice of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants is well worth a visit and only 10 miles away.

What our guests really think

Overall we enjoyed our stay   4.5/5
"The sauna failed to work after a power cut but was fixed 2 days later. There were 3 steps leading from the mezzanine and I fell down these at night and badly bruised myself, so I would recommend a stair rail."
Susan Christopher  |  21 June 2021
Beautiful Radar   5/5
"We absolutely loved the Radar. It was so comfortable and beautifully thought through. We loved all the many design features. The picture window was stunning. We are cold water enthusiasts and so enjoyed a dip in the sea, a cold shower and then a sauna or a hot bath, looking over the beach. So relaxing, we felt fully recharged to go back to our city life."
David Taylor-rugman  |  12 July 2021
Idyllic shelter   5/5
"Radar is a well designed functionally flawless property in the Dungeness estate. The fixtures and fittings are high end and all needs were catered for. Its great that it is dog friendly also although there is no fencing so be warned if your pooch likes to roam. The highlight for me was the sauna not to mention the amazing vista from living space and large bath. Of note there is not an actual smart TV but an iMac computer. Would definitely return to Radar. Bloom stays were a pleasure to deal with, answering any questions efficiently."
Kelly Cummins  |  22 August 2021
Architect's dream uk honeymoon!   4.7/5
"The perfect UK honeymoon getaway in the remote location of Dungeness. The building has been so well designed and detailed, complete with a sauna and bath tub overlooking the sea. With high end finishes and fittings, this was an architect's dream staycation! Highly recommended!"
Edward Drysdale  |  30 August 2021
Location, location, location   4.3/5
"We had three nights in Radar on the shingle of Dungeness. Loved it all but be warned there is no fence around the property so nothing to contain dogs. Very comfortable inside; well designed and surprisingly spacious. Difficult to cool down though if it's hot as limited ventilation"
Teresa Willmott  |  27 September 2021
A great place to watch the weather roll in   4.5/5
"RADAR on Dungeness beach is a wonderful place to spend some time, while enjoying the otherworldly surroundings and somewhere I'd highly recommend. The building itself looks fairly plain from a distance, and lacks some of the architectural impact of some of the other holiday homes in the area. In fact you could be forgiven for thinking it looked like the remains of a PoW camp on first inspection, with its plain facade, lack of street facing windows and corrugated walls and roof. However this is very much a stealth home, with the details only really coming clear on closer inspection. The russet metal walls, the pick concrete and the used railway sleepers for a path. Entering into the property is a whole different matter, with a beautiful wooden hallway leading into a combined living dining space full of soft tones, natural textures and statement furniture. The space itself is compact and cozy, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. However with the huge windows looking out over the shingle, you never feel hemmed in, as the whole beach becomes part of your living space. Like many, the highlight for us was the compact 2 person sauna, which got liberal use throughout our stay. Perfect for a late autumnal stay. The property is in a super interesting location, sitting as it does in the shadow of Dungeness B nuclear power station, and surrounded by the remnants of both civil and military engineering, along with the detritus of a small local fishing fleet. So the area is well worth exploring. The snack shack was a regular haunt of ours, serving fresh seafood wraps and rolls on the shingle. There are a few interesting galleries, which have an outsider art meets burning man vibe. This is most noticeably seen in the garden design at Prospect Cottage, the former how of director Derek Jarman. On a practical level the kitchen is pretty small, and you'll need to bring things like baking foil with you if you want to cook up any of the local fresh fish. Similarly, while they provide you with had soap, you'll need to bring your own shampoo and shower gel. The kitchen units are white, the table blonde and the lack of coasters meant we were constantly paranoid about leaving marks. As such it felt like we were staying at a friends house and needing to be extra careful, rather than being able to fully relax and feel at home. The 3 out of 5 for customer service was mostly there as we didn't really have any contact with the owners or booking agent so didn't really experience any service to speak of (which was fine by us). On the whole, RADAR is a wonderful place to stay and we could defnitly see ourselves coming back here at some stage in the future. Enjoy."
Andy Budd  |  1 October 2021
A weekend on the Dungeness beach   4.8/5
"Staying on the beach at Dungeness has long been an ambition of mine. We experienced very stormy weather during our visit at the end of October but stayed very snug inside. As a retired engineer I very much appreciated Radar's high quality construction and fitout. The view through the enormous picture window was wild and stunning. A slight negative for us was that the allotted parking space is 400m away and the nearest you can get to unload the car is 70m."
Tony Heath  |  2 November 2021
simply wonderful   5/5
"simply wonderful on every level - thank you! ____________________________________________________________"
Beccy Mccray  |  16 December 2021

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