Coastguard Lookout

Romney Marsh, Kent, Away from it all

Check-in Time: 15:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

Patio area running directly onto the beach. Please feel free to bring your own BBQ to the property but unfortunately one is not supplied.

Downstairs Description

Built originally as a HM Coastguard radar monitoring station for shipping in the Channel, when this role was no longer needed with the advent of GPS, the building was converted as a studio and weekend home for a growing family, into this contemporary home, the perfect location for a holiday away from the routine and stress of modern life.

The property is a converted 50’s Tower, distributed over four floors with a steep metal staircase; this would not be suited to those with mobility issues or very small children.

The entire property is open plan, no doors - division by way of walls and staircase.

Reception room, with kitchen and dining area with views over the sea. Dining table and bench seats 6. Underfloor heating.

Kitchen area, electric oven and hob, two fridges with ice box each, compact dishwasher.

First Floor Description

Family room (sleeps 3), double bed, single bed and open plan bathroom, no doors and only a partial wall, curtain partition separate bathroom and bedroom area.

Second Floor Description

Sitting room, with gallery views of the sea, access available to the slim balcony view point, built in seating and armchairs for 6, log burner, iMac computer (TV accessible via this devise).

Windows Views Description

Wake to the sound of the sea, explore the dramatic landscape with its renowned light, then warm up in the atmospheric pubs of Romney Marsh stroll along the shingle beach, look out across the vast open sea and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in another world.

Other Notes

The property is a converted 50’s Tower, distributed over four floors with a steep metal staircase; this would not be suited to those with mobility issues or very small children.

The entire property is open plan, no doors - division by way of walls and staircase

Ocean Lookout
Dogs Welcome
Child Friendly
Wi-Fi/Broadband
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Tourist Attractions:
  • Lamb House: A fine brick-fronted house with literary associations, both Henry James and E. F. Benson lived here. Offering beautiful and surprisingly large town gardens. Visit website
  • Camber Castle.: Right on the doorstep so why not enjoy a family guided tour around this historic castle built by Henry VIII. Camber Castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea. The ruin of an unusually unaltered artillery fort designed to guard the port of Rye. Visit website
  • The Romney, Hythe And Dymchurch Railway : Is a must, with its marvellous miniature steam engines is a favourite with families. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Britannia: In Romney Marsh and offers excellent quality food is available, fresh fish being a speciality and if you fancy a meal with a fantastic view of the second largest shingle bank in the world. Visit website
  • Pilot Inn : With its renowned fish and chips is at the other. Steeped in the smuggling history of Romney Marsh, its inception followed the luring aground of the Spanish vessel, Alfresia, in 1633. They murdered the crew and looted the cargo of spirits. The ship was used to build the original Pilot and some of the original timbers remain in the bar today. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Spar: N Lydd Visit website
  • Sainsburys : Which is located in New Romney and only 3 miles away. Why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Kitesurfing Lessons In Camber: Runs kite surfing lessons and kiteboarding courses almost every day between March and November. Our kitesurfing school offers a range of kite surf courses for all abilities from 1 to 5 day courses, coaching sessions and 1-2-1 private tuition. Visit website
  • Powerboat Trips & Rib Charters From Rye Harbour: Drive a speed boat up the coast or book a RIB trip to Fairlight cliffs, Hastings or even to Eastbourne Marina. All Boat trips are suitable for children Visit website
  • Lydd Glof Club: Set on the Romney Marsh, a tactical blend of bunkering, strategically placed lakes, wispy rough and wind makes this course a real challenge. Combine that with its natural beauty and you will be playing a course you will never forget. Visit website