Enjoy the warming woodburner
Curved roof of the original railway carriage
A welcoming and stylish property
Light and airy accomodation
Direct access to Dungeness beach
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area opens on to the decking area
View towards the unique property
Light and airy double bedroom
Enjoy the view from the double bedroom
Single bedroom that can be converted into a double
Single bedroom made up as a double
Finishing touches
Al fresco dining
Relax and savour the view
A converted 1880s railway carriage
The beach is on your doorstep
View towards the property
1 / 19  Enjoy the warming woodburner
2 / 19  Curved roof of the original railway carriage
3 / 19  A welcoming and stylish property
4 / 19  Light and airy accomodation
5 / 19  Direct access to Dungeness beach
6 / 19  Kitchen/dining area
7 / 19  Dining area opens on to the decking area
8 / 19  View towards the unique property
9 / 19  Light and airy double bedroom
10 / 19  Enjoy the view from the double bedroom
11 / 19  Single bedroom that can be converted into a double
12 / 19  Single bedroom made up as a double
13 / 19  Finishing touches
14 / 19  Bathroom
15 / 19  Al fresco dining
16 / 19  Relax and savour the view
17 / 19  A converted 1880s railway carriage
18 / 19  The beach is on your doorstep
19 / 19  View towards the property


Dungeness, Kent
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
12 more

At a glance

  • Quirky converted railway carriage in peaceful location
  • Beautifully decorated and designed to offer stylish small-space living throughout
  • Woodburner in sitting room for cosy evenings overlooking the beach with the sea beyond
  • Located within a 468-acre nature reserve, perfect for nature lovers
  • A stone’s throw from the beach, ideal for walkers and dogs
  • Close to the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway for exploring the coast
Property code: BT079

This fascinating converted railway carriage offers stylish, light and airy accommodation throughout for a quirky getaway in Britain’s only ‘desert’. A dog walkers, artist’s and bird watchers paradise.

The property is nestled on the shingle expanse of Dungeness, which boasts big dramatic skies, a shingle beach and spectacular scenery set within a 468-acre nature reserve. Once you have finished exploring the area on foot, hop on the nearby Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway to forge the Kent coastline or climb to the top of the Old Dungeness Lighthouse where, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot the French coastline.

The front door at the side of the building opens into a small lobby area for leaving coats and boots. Here you will also notice the original water pump, which has been retained as a character feature. The bright and airy space beyond is an open plan kitchen and dining room with a curved beamed ceiling, wooden flooring and large bi-folding doors flooding the space with natural light. The contemporary kitchen features an electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with small integral freezer and cafetiere while the dining table for four sits next to the bi-folding doors to offer a spectacular view while dining. In the lounge, two comfortable sofas face a striking wall with a woodburner, in front of which guests can unwind while watching a film on the TV with DVD player, listening to music on the CD player or make use of one of the board games. The first bedroom has a double bed and is bright and spacious with a curved ceiling, white walls and large windows. The second bedroom has a single cabin bed, which can also be converted into a double, and has a telescope for admiring the pollution-free night sky. There is one family bathroom with shower over bath. Please note that height is restricted in certain areas of the property.

Decked areas line both sides of this property to provide spectacular vistas either side. Here, guests can sit at the original railway bench and driftwood table with a cup of coffee admiring Dungeness shingle beach beyond.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Two bedrooms – One double, one single cabin bed that can be converted to a double
  • One bathroom
  • Microwave, dishwasher, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and cafetiere
  • Woodburner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-street parking for several cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • One small dog welcome
  • Washing machine
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Bed linen and towels included


This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
Overall comfort
Overall location

Reviewed by Sheila, 6th March 2020

Lovely magical location with a strange beauty . A unique,cosy property.

Reviewed by Sarah, 28th February 2020

A lovely, quirky property and one of the most well equipped we've ever stayed in. It's in very interesting Dungeness - a real experience.

Reviewed by Helen, 21st February 2020

Brilliant location with stunning view. Rustic and quaint with lovely log fire. Comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Elise, 15th February 2020

Dungeness was beautiful, however we were horrified to find the kitchen and our bedroom overrun with ants. The hoover didn't work until I repaired it so it took ages to Hoover them up. We had to discard 100 worth of food including my birthday cake. The first aid box was out of date. The whole place was shabby for the price charged. We feel a refund Read moreis in order. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy, 30th January 2020

this is a really wonderful accomodation in an extraordinary landscape

Reviewed by Janey, 27th December 2019

Stonihoe is a charming super hut. The railway carriage is great especially the doors and floor. Super efficient wood burner, very cozy. Pity none of the pubs are dog friendly.

Reviewed by Paula, 7th December 2019

Fantastic, cleverly converted railway carriage. Perfect location to just step off the wheel & enjoy peace & quiet but close enough to small towns should you need civilisation. Wonderfully equipped with all you need & the log burner tops off the whole ambience. Great place to relax & unwind. Didnt want to leave.

Reviewed by Emma, 20th September 2019

Wow what a little hidden gem! So much to do and see. Stonihoe is so warm and cosy great for watching the storms come in. Welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The kitchen is so well equipped with everything you need. They have thought of everything. Loved the walk along the beach and around Dungeness itself. Highlight was going on the miniature railwRead moreay to Hythe. Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 5th July 2019

Comfortable and in a great location, we'd definitely go back

Reviewed by Linda, 31st May 2019

Very cleverly conversion to railway carriage. A delightful place to stay. Everything you need. Restful and quiet location. Will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Jacky, 24th May 2019

It was welcoming and warm and cosy ( a bottle of wine and biscuits,which was lovely after a long journey) . We loved it and always looked forward to returning there after days out.

Reviewed by Malcolm, 18th May 2019

This is the scoond time that we have stayed here and look forward to coming back again. We really didn't want to come home.

Reviewed by Barbara, 6th May 2019

Great property in a great location

Reviewed by Peter, 26th April 2019

Perfect bolt hole for peace and quite , excellent coastal location.

12 more
Enjoy the warming woodburner
Curved roof of the original railway carriage
A welcoming and stylish property
Light and airy accomodation
Direct access to Dungeness beach
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area opens on to the decking area
View towards the unique property
Light and airy double bedroom
Enjoy the view from the double bedroom
Single bedroom that can be converted into a double
Show 7 moreSingle bedroom made up as a double


Static Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.