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
Bathroom
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

Stonihoe,

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

  • Quirky converted railway carriage in peaceful location
  • 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
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

 

Sam Richardson

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

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Marion, 10th July 2020

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Overall I found Stonihoe a sweet, endearing place with much history linked to it . I was very appreciative of the owner sending me a voicemail message to check that everything was ok and to use her as the contact if need be. ( during Covid no phone contact was available re the Agents ) Pleasant accommodation and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Reviewed by Sheila, 6th March 2020

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

Reviewed by Sarah, 28th February 2020

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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

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

Reviewed by Elise, 15th February 2020

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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

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this is a really wonderful accomodation in an extraordinary landscape

Reviewed by Janey, 27th December 2019

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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 Adrian, 20th December 2019

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Reviewed by Paula, 7th December 2019

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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

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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 Ernest, 26th July 2019

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Reviewed by Paul, 5th July 2019

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

Reviewed by Linda, 31st May 2019

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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

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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

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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

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Great property in a great location

Reviewed by Peter, 26th April 2019

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

Reviewed by Janet, 12th March 2019

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This property is a wonderful little gem situated in a unique location.

Reviewed by Sally, 8th March 2019

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Reviewed by Simon, 22nd February 2019

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Very homely. Perfect location for exploring Dungeness.

Reviewed by Julia, 15th February 2019

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Reviewed by Vanessa, 7th February 2019

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Stoniho is a perfect retreat. We had a short break here, the weather was atrocious but e had everything we needed. The ceiling height is a challenge but just part of the quirkinesses of this lovely cottage. The welcome pack was much appreciated, the cottage absolutely spotless and the bed super comfy. Wouldnt hesitate to return

Reviewed by Susan, 25th January 2019

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a beautiful, quirky cottage, on the remote Dungeness peninsular. We went for peace and quiet, and got it. The cottage was warm and the beds comfortable. Lovely big picture windows to people and ship watch.

Reviewed by Annette, 18th January 2019

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It's a great place to escape to for some peace and quiet 2 lovely pubs to walk

Reviewed by Kate, 30th December 2018

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Reviewed by Chi, 29th December 2018

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Very cosy and warm when we arrived. Lovely idiosyncratic place.

Reviewed by Maurice, 14th December 2018

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A week in winter. Very strong winds and cold outside. Really snug and warm inside. So many places to visit nearby. Good mini- or super-markets close by. Highly recommend Stonihoe.

Reviewed by Mark, 19th October 2018

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Reviewed by Sue, 21st September 2018

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Delightful with wonderful views. Dungeness is a unique place and the cottage is situated in an excellent position. Very near pub, cafe, miniature railway and walking in your doorstep.

Reviewed by JENNIE, 14th September 2018

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We had a wonderful holiday in this unusual property. It was extremely well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. Tall people might have difficulty showering but we managed, my husband is 5ft 8ins. There is plenty to do in the area but we were so lucky with the weather we hardly left the property, content to sit and watch the shipping and looRead morek at the French coast. A truly relaxing holiday, we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah, 31st August 2018

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This is a fantastic cottage in a perfect location if you want to get away from it all. The owners left a welcome gift of a bottle of wine and some biscuits and chocolates to have with our tea. The rooms are cosy with great views both sides of the cottage. Dungeness itself is very quiet but the lighthouse, railway, fish shack and local pubs provide Read moresomething to do and a choice of places to eat or you can just walk for miles and enjoy being away from other people. Hide

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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

Location

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