The Watch Tower
Warm Welcome to the Watch Tower Dungeness
Bedroom, en-suite bathroom, conservatory living room and use of patio and garden
Private, nearly self-catering guest suite, with kettle, toaster, egg boiler and fridge.
Double or twin beds in comfortable, attractive bedroom.
En-suite bathroom, with shower, Jacuzzi and scenes of Dungeness painted on the tiles.
The conservatory opens directly onto the patio and garden and has stunning views and sunsets. The conservatory door is your private entrance. In here is like being in open Dungeness but in the warm and dry. Yet you are mere minutes from the pub and sea.
You may come and go as you please, day and night, with your own entrance and key. We live in the other half of the house, with our own entrance. Self check-in if wished.
Delicious, large, vegetarian breakfast in the privacy of the suite, put out the night before so you're entirely private, or brought through in the morning. You choose! Alternative milks, vegan and gluten-free options available on prior request.
Smokers are very welcome to smoke in the garden.
We provide free, off-the-road parking.
Babies are very welcome and we make no charge for babies up to age 3 - but please bring your baby's own bedding and food.
Most dogs are very welcome but may we please discuss them beforehand - there are cats in neighbouring gardens. We make no charge for dogs but they must not climb on the beds or other furniture please.
We're five minutes on foot from the beach (great swimming) and famous Pilot Inn. We're in walking (or short driving) distance of other beaches, Derek Jarman's cottage, Snack Shack, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Old Lighthouse, Dungeness Bird Observatory, RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve, Britannia Inn and Demetrios Greek restaurant. We're 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. Perfect for birdwatchers, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and kite-surfers. Also this is a Dark Skies place & 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, including rareties such as the Sussex Emerald, plus cross-Channel migrants). Our land is suitable for moth traps. Look out too for butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, bumblebees, solitary bees and hoverflies to name a few.
We're open every day of the year. Each season on Dungeness has a particular charm. Summer brings a brilliant array of red poppies and blue-mauve viper's bugloss. 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 three miles away. Booking meals 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 and we're happy to microwave simple meals for you in this season.