Beach Sun Retreat
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
As featured in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/nov/25/quirky-sunshine-beach-retreat-kent, Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has been refurbished to an exceptional standard to provide a stylish, one off and spacious holiday retreat, nestled in a quiet location at the end of a private road, with a large lawned garden and direct access to the sandy beach.
The retreat is one of the first in the country, alongside The Wholistic Medical Centre in Harley Street and Grange St Pauls 5* Hotel, to have installed 'Real Sunlight's' innovative health-giving sun simulators (www.realsunlight.co.uk). The sun room is part of the St Tropez-style large living area and provides a multisensory tropical haven where guests can top up their tan and feel fabulous since it is beneficial against a whole host of health conditions such as SAD, stress, arthritis, skin problems, sleeping disorders, Vitamin D deficiency and so on.
Whether it is enjoying playing celebrity chef with the 7+hob range cooker, spinning the high end vinyl decks as a superstar DJ, or relaxing in front of a great movie in the authentic cinema room featuring a 3D TV, velvet cinema seats and popcorn machine, guests will have a great time in this house!
For an excellent night's sleep, fully unwind in the boutique-style individually-designed en-suite bedrooms featuring king size high quality beds, hand carved marble fireplaces and sumptuous linen and towels.
For those that can bear to leave the house, it is an ideal base to enjoy Kent's many attractions. Sandy beaches, rolling countryside, picturesque villages, historic Canterbury, port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel are all within easy reach. The upper floors are unoccupied so visitors will have sole occupancy of the house and garden. Shop and pub within 500 yards.
For more information please visit www.beachsunretreat.com
Recently featured in the Guardian as one of the top unique places to stay in the UK (http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/aug/12/unusual-eccentric-places-stay-britain)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dymchurch 1 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lydd Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Westenhanger 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Entrance/ Reception area with Baroque large mirror, grand chandeliers and solid oak floors
Spacious living/dining room 'St Tropez' style with french doors opening to illuminated tropical garden.
Cinema room with 3D TV, DVD/Blu-Ray collection and popcorn maker.
Large commercial quality kitchen with gas range (for cooking), Maytag fridge freezer with ice maker, dishwasher and large grill.
Real Sunlight multi sensory safe sunbathing room.
Utility room with 10kg washing machine.
Luxurious communal toilets.
Three steps up to two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, hand carved marble fireplace and oak floor; one with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate double shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite wet room with toilet. Single bedroom with adjustable bed. Storage room with extra wardrobe, spare bed and baby cot
|Further details outdoors|
House is situated at end of quiet private road with large lawn, large well stocked pond with Koi and gold fish, lots of parking, garden dining table and chairs, barbeque, direct beach access
The South East England region
From Dover’s white cliffs to the historic and magnificent Canterbury cathedral to the new £18m Turner Gallery in Margate, there’s so much to see and do in the garden of England. You can shop on cobbled streets in Rye perched on a hill with a medieval church, beautifully preserved historic houses and a range of fine dining, experience safari adventures at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, taste wines and ciders at Biddenden Vineyards, family fun at the Hop Farm family park, admire brightly-colored orchards and beautiful countryside driving through Kent’s many little picture card villages, as well as visit impressive Bodiam and Leeds Castle for something a little more grand.
There are more stately homes, castles and gardens in Kent and the surrounding area than in any other part of the UK. And if that isn’t enough, you can always pop over to France for lunch, which is only an hour away door to door with the Eurotunnel terminal only 7 miles away!
The neighboring historic Cinque Port town of Hythe has a lovely high street with plenty of antique and small shops, restaurants as well as an antiques market at the Malt House . For antiques, good quality shopping, fine restaurants and a relaxing day out head to the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Folkestone’s Creative Quarter is a hive of arty activity with galleries galore. Strollers will enjoy the mile-long Folkstone Leas promenade that overlooks the ocean, perhaps ending with dinner at the Grand Hotel . For something a little different, Dungeness Nature Reserve is a fascinating place with fishermen’s huts and the largest expanse of shingle in Europe - a haven for wildlife spotters. The local RHDR Railway is a 15" gauge main-line in miniature, built in 1927 with operating steam and diesel hauled trains - you can even drive it yourself!
For rainy days and retail therapy, Ashford has a large outlet centre next to the International train station featuring shops like Ralph Lauren, Musto, Ted Baker, Henri Lloyd, Lacoste, Clarks, Benetton and Tommy Hilfiger .
There are several golf courses nearby such as Littlestone Warren (British open qualify rounds), Lydd , Hythe Imperial or Sene Valley
Dymchurch is a small village situated on the coast in between Hythe and New Romney. It has a fantastic beach, a childrens fairground, some shops, pubs and restaurants.
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6 Feb 2014
I was there for my hen do with 7 other girls. Despite the horrible weather, we had an amazing time at the villa. The trip & the weather was all worth it. We made use of all the rooms- The sun room, ci… More
19 Jun 2013
"A big surprise - different - well worth a trip!"
This fabulously furnished house very much enhanced our family get-together. Plenty of space in the living areas, meant we could all pursue our different hobbies without being on top of each other. Best of course is the sun room where we girls chilled out while the guys were creating a fab meal in the well equipped kitchen.
Big thank you for letting us share your beautiful home.
Family time is special time. So pleased you and yours enjoyed our sunny retreat - sunshine 24/7/365!
11 Jun 2013
"Quirky With Bags Of Potential Still To Be Realised"
My family of five including three daughters of 18, 15 & 13 had a very enjoyable stay at the Beach Sun Retreat over the May Bank Holiday weekend (second one for 3 nights). We all loved the Beach area a… More
Mike, so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in our sunny retreat. How lucky to be able to enjoy sunshine inside and out! But whatever the weather outdoors, we can always guarantee sunshine 24/7/365!
3 Jun 2013
"AMAZING PLACE! Unique, eccentric and perfect getaway for friends"
Me and my girlfriends came here from East London for a weekend away and had a total blast! The decks and the sound system is amazing and the main beack area is a hoot! The kitchen is really well equipped for a party of six and is a perfect setting for big meals, great chats and a spot of dancing! Moreover you're right by the real sea too and although it's not the MOST pituresque of towns, Dimchurch has access to a cute model railways and lots of nearby pubs. My advice is get the food delivered and spend all weekend just lounging about and eating and drinking too much as well as reap the soothing rewards of the indoor beach!
So pleased you East London girls enjoyed your stay. Our sunny retreat is the perfect place for good times with friends & family!
7 May 2013
"Amazing, extravagant, unique, fun haven by the sea"
We stayed here at the beginning of September last year for 1 week, we are a couple but our son, daughter-in-law & two grandsons (7 & 4) came to stay for 2 days and didn't want to leave & neither … More
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled and hope you'll come back soon for more Midnight Sunbathing in our Disco!
7 Apr 2013
"A Miami bubble in freezing Dymchurch"
An ideal UK retreat during the winter months or a chilly spring. Although it was bitterly cold outside, the house was a haven for a visiting family of a wide range of ages, all of which enjoyed themselves. From the cinema & its huge range of films, to the DJ decks & fabulous sun area and onto the high spec kitchen with all its gadgets. All the more relaxing in the Miami sun whilst snow was threatening in the pretty garden. As the sea wall & beach is just a staircase away from the house, I would definitely return to the retreat during the summer months particularly when the upper level of the house is open, as the panoramic views of the coastline would be great. Thanks to Karl & his team for their hospitality.
29 Mar 2013
I rented Beach Sun Retreat for a 40th celebration, and can't put into words what an amazing place it is. You will be truly surprised at the quirkiness, high quality and attention to detail in t… More
We were thrilled to receive your review and such amazingly positive comments. Thank you so so much. Please come back and visit soon - sunshine 24/7/365 at The Beach Sun Retreat!
10 Mar 2013
"Amazingly well equipped dream home"
Five of us stayed at the Beach Sun Retreat during a particularly cold spell in February and couldn't have wished for a better place to hide from the snow and wind. It's hard to imagine what … More
Thank you Ed for your wonderfully kind review. We loved your description of the main area "something you'd see on MTV Cribs - like an Ibizan villa with a built-in beach party". Who would have thought you'd find such an oasis of pleasure on the Kent coast! Let's hope we can welcome you back soon.
29 Dec 2012
"Heaven on earth"
We have just returned from a most magical Christmas break!!It was the most miserable Christmas ever, rained all day every day, but our Christmas venue was Sizzling hot, with Bali sunshine all day ever… More
Thank you so much Kasha for your very kind review!! I am absolutely delighted that yourself and your family enjoyed your Christmas break, not least since your own properties are of such amazing standard...
11 Nov 2012
"This is a must go to holiday experience"
I booked the sun retreat holiday for my wedding anniversary , we ended up with a house full ! It was a complete surprise for my husban who was blind folded for most of the journy so he didnt know the … More
Very grateful for your kind review Sharon and so happy your husband enjoyed his surprise! Look forward to welcoming you back! Since you stayed we have now invested in an amazing new cooker, which really makes you feel like a superchef :) Thanks again for staying at the Beach Sun Retreat!
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