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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
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 welcome 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.

This converted railway carriage is found at the unique seaside location of Dungeness. Known as England’s only desert, Dungeness is strangely beautiful and often attracts photographers on high-end fashion shoots, thanks to its stunning light qualities. There is also an abundance of wildlife here and it will suit nature lovers and walkers as much as keen photographers. The lighthouse is open to the public on certain days each month and offers great views out to sea. Also nearby is the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, a great day out and you can even see the steam trains go past from the property’s decked area.

The main door to this 1880s railway carriage is to the side of the property and opens into a hallway area for storing boots, etc. The washing machine is also here, as is the property’s original water pump. The property’s living area is light and airy, perfectly in keeping with the surroundings. It has a large comfortable sofa, chair and woodburner, as well as a TV and radio. From here there are beautiful views across the shingle beach with the sea beyond. Stepping through the carriage’s original door will bring you to the kitchen, with all its modern appliances, including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also seating for four at the dining table, or on sunny days open the bi-fold doors and enjoy meals out on the decked area. Leading off the lounge is the master bedroom, which has a double bed and a walk-in wardrobe. It also benefits from a seating area in the window. The second bedroom has a single cabin-style bed which easily converts to a double, there is also a telescope in here, and the unpolluted Dungeness skies make stargazing here a fascinating experience. The bright bathroom has a shower over the bath. Please note that height is restricted in certain areas of the property.

Step outside this property and straight into the stunning nature reserve. There is a decked area with table and chairs, which leads directly onto the shingle and, to the rear of the property, an original railway bench from Dungeness station. Parking is available for two cars.

 

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 with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric Hob, Oven, Microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and cafetiere
  • Washing machine 
  • Travel cot and high-chair
  • Wood burner
  • TV, Radio and CD PLayer
  • Off-street parking for several cars
  • low speed Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • One small dog welcome
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Please note that the floor to ceiling height in some locations are much lower than standard domestic dwellings. 
 

Joice Wisdom

This property is personally managed by Joice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mabelle 8th October 2021

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The sun followed us, which was fantastic but the welcome pack, spare dog lead, hat, and general welcome-ness at Stonihoe, made for a lovely, easy going break. Great neighbours, loved garden, bought print, looked at stars, listened to the fog horn, watched the sun rise, swam in the sea...... So, immediately had to book another stay! Oh and great booRead moreks and music too. Thank you ever so much. Magical. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 29th September 2021

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Reviewed by Cindy 24th September 2021

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Great place to stay to explore the wonders of Dungeness. The accommodation is very well equipped and has a lovely homey atmosphere. Mind your head in some parts of the building - if you are over six foot the shower might be an issue! WiFi speed is awful so don't expect to use it for the Smart TV but there is an integral DVD player. The RH&DR railwaRead morey goes from across the road and it's well worth a ride to Hythe and back. Don't miss the Snack Shack for the best fish sandwich you'll ever eat! Hide

Reviewed by Ralph 3rd September 2021

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Just spent a delightful week in this well equipped, stylish and quirky property. Loved the atmosphere of Dungeness and well placed for getting out and about .

Reviewed by Josh 27th August 2021

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We had a really lovely stay at Stonihoe at the end of August 2021. The property was clean and there was a nice welcome pack with snacks and wine to get the holiday off to a great start. Dungeness is a very special place which we all enjoyed; Stonihoe is a great place to experience it from. The large windows help appreciate the expanse of it all. BeRead more prepared for very poor wifi (but helps to switch off from it all!) Also beware that if you are over 5'7" that the ceilings are low. Hide

Reviewed by James 6th August 2021

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Fantastic, quirky accommodation in an amazing location. We loved every minute of our stay.

Reviewed by JENNIE 23rd July 2021

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We love Dungeness and this unusual property. It is very well equipped with extremely comfortable beds. We enjoy watching the shipping and, on clear nights, the cars in France. This was our second visit and we hope it won't be our last.

Reviewed by Guy 9th July 2021

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A beautiful venue and a great spot to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Richard 4th July 2021

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Beautiful location, great facilities but poor cleanliness in the kitchen during a pandemic really let it down. Needs to be deep cleaned after each stay. If this was rectified then we would recommend to others.

Reviewed by John 25th June 2021

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In a wonderful position with many items of interest, such as the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and the Derek Jarman Garden, on the doorstep. An excellent selection of music CDs to suite a wide range of tastes, From Kathleen Ferrier to Fat Boy Thin.

Reviewed by Ina 11th June 2021

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The location is stunning! Cant fault it. The railway carriage is cunningly tucked inside the building and gives it a unique character. If you are tall remember to duck all the time! The only problem is cleanliness. Black grime on bathroom tiles, brown stains in kitchen sink and toilet, litter from previous owners left under furniture. Give it a deeRead morep clean! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 28th May 2021

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The setting is undeniably beautiful but the cottage is very overpriced for the quality. The low ceiling height is dangerous and while the listing states the ceiling height is lower than a normal house, it should be clearer as to how low it really is and there should be prevention measures eg padding especially on the beam in the kitchen. The WiFi iRead mores unusable. Appreciate the broadband in the location is poor but the listing should be honest about this or not state WiFi. We also had ants. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Jan 19th April 2021

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Really enjoyable stay in a very cosy little place. Quirky and comfortable. Very well equipped. A stone's throw from the RH&D train station. Extraordinary landscape. So peaceful, just the sound of the birds. Excellent fish and chips from the Pilot Inn. And fresh fish and crusty bread to take home from the fish shack just up the road. Would thoroughlRead morey recommend this holiday home. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 12th April 2021

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We had a lovely stay with our two young children, the location is stunning and accommodation very well equipped and comfortable. A great break away from it all.

Reviewed by Edward 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 29th October 2020

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We loved our short stay at Stonihoe. Beautiful, wild and felt like an adventure. The carriage is really well stocked (even had a hair dryer).

Reviewed by Helena 16th October 2020

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Our 2nd visit was just as great as our first. A quirky 'cottage' that perfectly fits the surroundings. Welcoming pack of wine, crisps and biscuits hits the mark. Cosy and warm on the cold days and fabulous and fresh when doors are opened on sunny days. Chill and relax is the order of the day here.

Reviewed by Chris 2nd October 2020

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Stonihoe is located right in the heart of Dungeness, a minute from the sea, old lighthouse and the steam railway. Just as we wanted, it is lovely conversion of one of the old railway carriages that were scattered all over Dungeness beach. The property is well equipped for cooking, we bought local food at farm shops and cooked in the kitchen. Full sRead moreized dishwasher to do the washing up afterwards. The heating works really well, important for Autumn and Winter guests, so no chilly nights. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 25th September 2020

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a really comfortable, well equipped cottage right on the shore line with excellent views out over the shingle and sea, surprisingly warm with an excellent wood burner for that extra bit of comfort. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay and would highly recommend

Reviewed by Lynn 14th August 2020

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We had a brilliant week in Dungeness in August. The cottage was warm and cosy and the location was perfect. Dungeness is a wild and magical place. I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Matt 31st July 2020

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Great location and the cottage had everything needed to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Regular turnaround of clean, dry clothes thanks to washing machine, sunshine and sea breeze. If youre above average height youll need to watch your head in the front bits of the cottage but you soon get used to this. Paddys studios next door are definiRead moretely worth visiting. Hes got some beautiful prints at very reasonable prices. Hide

Reviewed by Inderjit 17th July 2020

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Great cabin and location. It is well stocked. For us, the stay would have improved if both beds were not uncomfortable and larger. The cabin is looking very tired and does need updating, we also had issues with ants and it could have been cleaner.

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 ROSALIND 13th March 2020

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Wonderful location, loads of books to read if required and every thing you need at the cottage .You only have to venture outside to get the sea air and find a footpath .

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 Deborah 7th February 2020

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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.

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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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