We warmly welcome you to our lovely, three-room, B&B suite at the Watch Tower, Dungeness. The suite is private and completely for your own use (no other guests). Also you may come and go as you please, day and night, as the accommodation has its own entrance and key. We live in the other half of the house, with our own entrance.
You will enjoy an attractive bedroom with comfortable twin beds (medium-firm mattresses), together with an en-suite bathroom with a shower over a Jacuzzi bath, and bespoke tiles depicting Dungeness. Being in the bright conservatory-living room is like being in open Dungeness but in the warm and dry. It’s so relaxing, guests don’t want to leave! From here, enjoy the stunning views and sunsets. The space is well-heated and snug in winter. We can supply two additional, comfortable Relyon mattresses for use as beds (in the conservatory or alongside the beds). We use white, Egyptian cotton bed linen and hypo-allergenic duvets and pillows (firm and soft).
We serve a substantial and delicious breakfast (see our website). There is a table seating up to four people and we provide a fridge, egg-boiler, toaster, and kettle. Also of course the eggs, bread and other food and drinks for breakfast! And you will find great pub food and beers three minutes walk away. Or guests are welcome to bring their own picnic food and drink for an evening meal.
We are open every day of the year. All seasons on Dungeness have a particular charm. Summer brings a brilliant array of red poppies and blue-mauve viper’s bugloss amid one third of all British wildflower species. Or come in winter for its huge, pink-tinted skies. Spring and autumn bring migrating birds of course. The sea is wonderful at all times and Dungeness even in the fog is satisfyingly mysterious.
Do note that the Watch Tower is lovely for a Christmas or New Year break. For Christmas lunch or New Year’s Eve dinner, there are good restaurants a half hour drive away (in Rye and other places), or Christmas lunch at Demetrios Greek restaurant three miles away. Booking for the festive days or evenings is essential. The Pilot Inn and Demetrios also serve food during this season but you would need to check precisely when. Alternatively, why not bring your own picnic food, we have a fridge, or we are happy to microwave simple meals for you in this season.
The door of the accommodation opens straight onto the pleasing patio and garden which guests are free to use. At the end of the garden is a secluded (if sometimes windy!) spot for guests use with bench, table, and chairs.
We would love to meet your children, of whatever age. We make no charge for babies 0-3 (assuming you bring your baby’s own bedding and food).
Dogs are very welcome but may we please discuss them beforehand. We make no charge for dogs.
We provide free, off-the-road parking.
Smokers are welcome to smoke in the garden.
We are five minutes on foot from the beach (great swimming) and the famous Pilot Inn. We are in walking (or short driving) distance of Derek Jarman’s cottage, the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, the Old Lighthouse, Dungeness Bird Observatory, the RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve, the Britannia Inn, and Demetrios Greek restaurant. We are in easy driving distance of Rye, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Hastings, Hythe, Folkestone, Port Lympne Zoo, Great Dixter, and many other attractions.
Dungeness is an artists, photographers, and nature-lovers dream. A holiday here is perfect for birdwatchers, and also walkers, cyclists, swimmers, and kite-surfers, Further, this is a Dark Skies place and wonderful for star-gazing.
It’s great for wildflower enthusiasts (with 2/3 of British wildflower species) and moth-ers (with 2/3 of British moth species plus cross-Channel migrants). Our land is suitable for moth traps. Look out too for butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, and bumblebees.
Please see our website for further information, including reviews from our visitors’ book. Come and thrill to the unique landscape of Dungeness. It is a place of wind from all directions and the skies are vast. Light bounces off the pebbles making it a photographer’s dream, and sunrises and sunsets are pure magic. Derek Jarman lived here and you can view his famous house and garden from the roadside. Here there are 2/3 of all British moth and 2/3 of all British wildflower species. However, PLEASE note that Dungeness is of international conservation importance and therefore visitors should please not disturb either fauna or flora – nor indeed local residents!
Please see our website for further information