The Watch Tower

A selection of what our guests say


"Spotlessly clean space with great information about the local area. We loved the location - it was a perfect night away in a really peaceful and inspiring area." Catherine, Brighton, March 2019

"We had a great over night stay at The Watch Tower. It was our first visit to Dungeness and we really loved it. Alison was warm, welcoming and gave us plenty of local tips. The accommodation and location was perfect for us. Thank you." Lorna, Leicester, February 2019

"Allison was exemplary, such an amazing spot, such an amazing breakfast. We will be back - thank you." David, London, February 2019

"Really great hospitality, good breakfast and all questions answered. Allison even gave us a lift up to the RSPB reserve. Very cute and cosy space." Rachel and Jordan, London and Glasgow, January 2019

"A wonderful place to stay with an excellent host and clean, cosy facilities. Would recommend to anyone thinking of staying in the area." Nick and Trina, Cambridge, December 2018

"Allison was great and thoughtful host who paid attention to every detail of our stay: from fire safety, position of beds, method of bringing in breakfast and even blinds. Dungeness really wouldn't be the same without Allison. Thanks for being you. PS: Had a great time in the jacuzzi. x" Sebastian, London and Denmark, December 2018

"The watchtower was a lovely place to stay - lovely rooms, great tub/jacuzzi, and, of course, the egg boiler. Alison was a very warm, friendly and welcoming host who gave us lots of tips about places to eat, swim, walk, birdwatch. Will definitely come back if we decide to stay in Dungeness again!" Vijay, London, October 2018

"A unique B&B in a superb location. A marvellous find, that I shall feel compelled to return to. A perfect base for Dungeness birders. But also from which to discover the subtle beauty of Romney Marsh." Stephen, Hampshire, September 2018

"Our first encounter with Dungeness felt colder then Svalbard! Glad for a warm bath and homely atmosphere. Thank you, Alison, for everything!" Stu and Mary, Woburn Sands, March 2018

"Lovely to stay here again - our favourite place to stay in Dungeness - lovely to sit in the conservatory & thanks Alison again!" Corinne, Antony and Athos the dog, Chertsey, Surrey, June 2017

"A wonderful place with lovely hospitality and comfort and with many MOTHS to keep us happy. Thank you for a great visit. Very happy memories of Dungeness." Mark and Jemma Young, Aberdeenshire, May 2017

"Accueil chaleureux dans petit logement decorê avec goût. Bon coin hors du commun. Merci pour tout." Famille Kaelin, May 2017

"Wonderful second stay. Thank you. Dungeness is not bleak!! Lovely hostess, beautiful location and steam! Choo choo!" Holly and Mark, Colchester, April 2017

"An extremely comfortable short break. Alison is ever so hospitable. The unique landscape is one to be savoured." Nilofar, London and Natasha, Pakistan, November 2016

"This is our 5th year in Watch Tower. Everything is amazing as usual. Had such a relaxing stay. Thanks Alison for making it happen. We saw a fox under the sunset." Mike and Beth, London and Hong Kong, September 2016

"We were all spellbound, inspired and restored by the otherworldly serenity of Dungeness. Thanks so much, Alison, for your hospitality, from the towels and swimming advice to talk of poetry, politics and pets! We'll be back xxx" Jon and Jim, David and Dave, Oxford and Manchester, August 2016

"What a lovely way to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary. Thank you." John and Midge, Ipswich, August 2016

"Thank you, Alison, everything I had hoped for ... and more!" Father Kevin Hooper, Kenilworth, April 2016

"Beautiful house, beautiful eggs, wonderful and inspiring conversation. Will be back soon (to live if Joe gets his way). Joe and Lizzie, Kent, London, Preston, March 2016

"Well, clearly a 2 night stay is not long enough either! Jack and I have had a wonderful time!" Paul and Jack (father and son), Gillingham, October 2015

"Thank you so much for your hospitality, your collection of books, plants, your very nice house, your breakfasts and nice talks." Sindre and Aldis, Oslo, September 2015

"Thank you Alison for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the delights of Dungeness and other areas. Who needs TV when you have a power station to watch." Laura and Bryan, Guildford, May 2015

"What a wonderful place! Very relaxing stay - great to have the conservatory to sit in, nice little touches that make the stay even better - Thanks Alison!" Corinne and Antony, Chertsey, Surrey, April 2015

"Lovely, relaxed and personal - exactly what we were after. Really appreciated all the attention to detail - great breakfast, Fairtrade and sustainable goods!" Tam Tim, Margate, Kent, January 2015

"A very lovely place to stay and relax and enjoy - with a very lovely hostess, too! Thank you." Sr. Mary Magdalene, Minster Abbey, Thanet, November 2014

"A calm and peaceful night feeling small under the big sky and smiling as we watched shooting stars. Thank you Alison x." Thom and Julien, London, August 2014

"Location. Location. Location. Number 1 BandB in the area. Enjoyable 3 nights." Len and Sheila, Bushey, Hertfordshire, August 2014

"Dear Alison, thank you so much! We could not have wished for a better host in such a magical place. Definitely come back!" Philippe, Natalie and Ilya, Belgium, July 2014

"Out of the cold and foggy night, to a very warm welcome and pleasant stay, into a beautifully sunny weekend. Thank you." Yen-Yen and Juergen, London, March 2014

"Perfect host. Wonderfully inspiring. And of course the egg boiler! Please keep the Watch Tower our secret." Robin, Blackpool, November 2013

"I love the ecological uniqueness of this area and the local history. Thank you for a lovely stay in your excellent BandB." Yvan, Iver, Bucks and Winnipeg, Canada, August 2013

"Thanks so much for a perfect few days. The accommodation and eggs were fab. It was the perfect back-drop to our wedding" (at the Old Lighthouse). Hayley and Steve, South East London, July 2013

"We love it here! Seeing the Palace of Fun all lit up at night was just magical. We'll be back! xx" Teresa and Kieron, Brighton, July 2013

"Thank you very much. What a view, two lighthouses and two nuclear reactors, who could top that. Loved all your personal touches". Jeanne and Richard, London, June 2013

"We enjoyed every single moment in this wonderful, artistic, cosy place. Great thanks for attention to the details. Will recommend this place." Irina and Mark, Russia and London W1, July 2012

"Thank you for your hospitality! A charming BandB in a charming and fascinating location! A wonderful honeymooning destination." Jenny and Anthony, July 2012

The Rough Guide to Kent (and online Cool Places) says: "...the Watchtower ... an arty, one-room hideaway just footsteps from the shingle, is such a welcoming place. The building itself is as quirky as any on the headland, based around a concrete lookout post dating back to Napoleonic times, and extended now to include modern living quarters and a conservatory. The one guestroom is a cosy twin, with an en-suite, jauntily nautical bathroom. ... it has its own private entrance, and you get the sunny conservatory and weatherbeaten back garden, filled with arty flotsam and jetsam, all to yourself. You can linger here for hours, keeping warm and toasty on cool days in the conservatory, curling up with one of the many local books on offer, or, when it's sunny, taking a drink into the garden to enjoy the iconic power station views and vast Dungeness skies. The conservatory is where you eat your large continental breakfast ... you can boil eggs and make your own toast while sipping fresh-brewed coffee and gazing at the views. Food is fairtrade and organic where possible. Dungeness has a rich artistic community, of course, and the Watchtower is no exception. ..." Copyright Samantha Cook

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