El Ray stands like a beacon to contemporary design against the huge seascape beyond its glass wall and yet inside, the kitchen is built around an original 19th-century railway carriage. It is this juxtaposition of ancient and modern that makes El Ray truly unique.
deck, which is built to provide shelter from the winds. The sunnyThis gorgeous holiday home has an open plan living space with central wood burner and looks out onto a south facing 180 degree views from the deck are spectacular across this unique shingle spit dubbed as Britain's only desert - the perfect location for a romantic holiday getaway. The two bedrooms look onto two internal courtyards which provide lovely sheltered sun traps.
Location: Kent, UK
Nearest Airport: London Airports
Prices: From £690.00
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
Parking for 2 cars
Entrance hall leading to large open plan kitchen, sitting/dining room with wood burner and TV/DVD player (the TV is for DVD use only)
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, larder fridge, washing machine
Glass doors opening on to decked area
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2), double bed
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), double bed
Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
A large south facing deck with garden furniture overlooking the shingle beach and sea
Two internal courtyards protected from the wind
Wi-Fi / Broadband
Electric underfloor heating and wood burner
What you need to know
1 travel cot available
El Ray welcomes up to 2 dogs, however as the property has no boundaries, please keep your dogs on a lead in the vicinity of the property.
2 private car parking spaces
The tv is for DVD use only
The property has direct access to the sea so please ensure children are supervised at all times
What makes this area so special...
The Old Lighthouse is a popular visitor attraction, as is the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway which passes close by, a wonderful way to enjoy Kent's scenery.
There are two pubs on the reserve, The Britannia and The Pilot, and the unique 'Fish Hut' selling caught-on-the day fresh fish and lobster rolls in summer.
This is recognised and protected mostly through its conservation designations as a national nature reserve (NNR), a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) of Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay.
There is a remarkable variety of wildlife living at Dungeness, with over 600 different types of plant: a third of all those found in Britain. It is one of the best places in Britain to find insects such as moths, bees and beetles, and spiders; many of these are very rare, some found nowhere else in Britain.
For more ideas of things to do in the area click here