Experience a part of British history, in this former WW2 pump station, magnificently transformed into a contemporary beach house.The Pump Station is a unique building, built during World War 2 as a pumping station to send fuel though undersea pipes to France to support the D-Day landings, now beautifully converted into a fabulous, contemporary holiday home. Situated on the world renowned Dungeness Estate, a unique shingle beach that sits 3 miles into the English Channel, it offers stunning sunrises and sunsets, endless walks and peace and tranquillity.
Location: Kent, UK
Nearest Airport: lONDON aIRPORTS
Prices: From £840.00
The property has a large open plan living space with a fully equipped and modern kitchen, a large dining table and comfortable seating around a log fire. Five floor to ceiling windows allow the light to stream in, and offer amazing views of the nature reserve on your doorstep. Featured in Elle Decoration (UK) in September 2017.
Pump Station: Sleeps 8-10 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a maximum of 6 adults.
There are various options for bed configurations, please see below.
Large open plan sitting, dining, kitchen area with fridge and small freezer, dining table seating 10, sofa and chairs and log fire
Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), queen size bed, walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2-4), king size bed and 2 singles for children, OR 2 to 4 singles for children, and with shared en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2-4), extra large super king size bed to sleep 2 adults, or 2-3 children, or 4 children under 10 (If all bedrooms are occupied, one of the en-suite bathrooms is shared.)
Natural open garden area (not enclosed)
Parking on the driveway for two cars
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.
The wonderful former smuggler's town of Rye with its choice of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants is well worth a visit and only 10 miles away.
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.
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