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Beach Reach

Coastal Kent
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Beach Reach

Greatstone on Sea
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Allocated parking
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Garden - enclosed
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • No pets
  • Real fire
  • Television with Freeview
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

Beach Reach is a great family friendly holiday cottage sleeping eight with children, with a stunning sandy beach and lots of wonderful attractions on your doorstep, in Greatstone on Sea

You enter Beach Reach straight into the open plan lounge, with its light and airy outlook. The open fireplace is a focal point of the room, with comfortable leather sofas and flat screen TV. The TV has access to all of the Freeview channels and there is also a DVD player to help keep you entertained. Feel free to bring along your own favourite films to watch or choose from a selection that the house already has to offer. If you like to relax by listening to music or the radio there is a DAB radio and CD player as well. A broad selection of DVDs, CDs and books is available to help keep you entertained when indoors, although with the beach literally on the doorstep you may never need them.

Off the lounge is the ground floor bedroom with a double bed finished with crisp, clean linen, perfect for a good nights sleep. From the open plan lounge, you head towards the rear of the property for the dining area and fully fitted kitchen. As you would expect from a self catering holiday cottage the kitchen is well equipped for you to prepare home cooked meals whatever time of day. As well as the fan oven and halogen hob there is a microwave oven and of course a kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. There's even a washing machine if you should need one during your stay. The dining area and kitchen have French doors opening out onto the decked garden, great on those warm summer evenings for bringing the outside in!

A hallway leads to the downstairs modern shower room and a further downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has two single beds and bunk beds, comfortable for two adults or four children. Stairs lead up to the the master suite, with ensuite shower, pretty bedroom furniture and a balcony with sea views. The stairs leading up to the first floor bedroom are a little steep as they are original to the 1930s period when the house was built. They may not suit guests who find stairs a challenge, although as the other two bedrooms are on the ground floor there is the option to stay all on one level. There is also a hairdryer available if you decide not to bring your own.

The garden is completely decked, with gas BBQ, all weather seating and table for outside dining. A gate leads you directly along your own pathway through the dunes onto the stunning, sandy beach.

Greatstone on sea and beyond

Greatstone has lots to offer, firstly its beautiful little-known sandy beach. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) is located just a short drive away and the tracks run through the village of Greatstone. The Sound Mirrors are located to the west of Greatstone, and were built in the 1920s and 1930s to detect enemy aircraft and are worth a visit. They can be found by Greatstone Lakes on the Nature Reserve.

Beach Reach is a great family friendly holiday cottage sleeping eight with children, with a stunning sandy beach and lots of wonderful attractions on your doorstep, in Greatstone on Sea

You enter Beach Reach straight into the open plan lounge, with its light and airy outlook. The open fireplace is a focal point of the room, with comfortable leather sofas and flat screen TV. The TV has access to all of the Freeview channels and there is also a DVD player to help keep you entertained. Feel free to bring along your own favourite films to watch or choose from a selection that the house already has to offer. If you like to relax by listening to music or the radio there is a DAB radio and CD player as well. A broad selection of DVDs, CDs and books is available to help keep you entertained when indoors, although with the beach literally on the doorstep you may never need them.

Off the lounge is the ground floor bedroom with a double bed finished with crisp, clean linen, perfect for a good nights sleep. From the open plan lounge, you head towards the rear of the property for the dining area and fully fitted kitchen. As you would expect from a self catering holiday cottage the kitchen is well equipped for you to prepare home cooked meals whatever time of day. As well as the fan oven and halogen hob there is a microwave oven and of course a kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. There's even a washing machine if you should need one during your stay. The dining area and kitchen have French doors opening out onto the decked garden, great on those warm summer evenings for bringing the outside in!

A hallway leads to the downstairs modern shower room and a further downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has two single beds and bunk beds, comfortable for two adults or four children. Stairs lead up to the the master suite, with ensuite shower, pretty bedroom furniture and a balcony with sea views. The stairs leading up to the first floor bedroom are a little steep as they are original to the 1930s period when the house was built. They may not suit guests who find stairs a challenge, although as the other two bedrooms are on the ground floor there is the option to stay all on one level. There is also a hairdryer available if you decide not to bring your own.

The garden is completely decked, with gas BBQ, all weather seating and table for outside dining. A gate leads you directly along your own pathway through the dunes onto the stunning, sandy beach.

Greatstone on sea and beyond

Greatstone has lots to offer, firstly its beautiful little-known sandy beach. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) is located just a short drive away and the tracks run through the village of Greatstone. The Sound Mirrors are located to the west of Greatstone, and were built in the 1920s and 1930s to detect enemy aircraft and are worth a visit. They can be found by Greatstone Lakes on the Nature Reserve.

Nearby Dungeness is one of only four areas recognised as High Nature Conservation Value in Kent. In fact Dungeness is the only Grade 1 star site in Kent identified by the Nature Conservancy Council and therefore designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The area is popular with artists and photographers, and features regularly in numerous lifestyle magazines. You are able to pop into local artists' studios to watch them at work or pick up a piece of beach art. You can visit Derek Jarman's garden and see how he embraced the harsh environment and created a work of art with clever planting and beach-combing. Or pick up the RHDR steam train and explore the area on a bygone mode of transport.

The medieval town of Rye is about fifteen miles away and has lots for visitors to explore for the day, whether you are looking for boutique shops or quaint tea rooms. The Heritage Centre, just a gentle stroll down to the Quay is a good place to start. Here you can watch the Town Model 'Sound and Light' show, exploring the town's rich past history. You can visit the famous Rye Church and watch the 'Quarter boys' strike the quarter hour above the clock and enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows or just take in the views from the 'Gun Gardens' over the marsh and towards the sea.

New Romney is approximately three miles away, offering supermarkets and banks as well as a wider range of shopping opportunities. The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is approximately sixteen miles away, and Dover about twenty six miles. Mainline railway stations locally are at Appledore and Ham Street, both within nine miles, being on the Ashford to Brighton line. Ashford International is approximately thirteen miles and has connections to the continent on the Eurostar, as well as the high speed service to London St Pancras in 35 minutes

Places to Visit

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway

Dungeness Nature Reserve

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

What’s On

Hythe Festival — July

Rye Arts and Music Festival — September

Canterbury Multi-Arts Festival — October

  • Local shop — 0.5 miles
  • Nearest supermarket — 3 miles New Romney
  • Nearest restaurant — 0.5 miles
  • Local pub — 0.5 miles
  • Local bus service to New Romney, Folkestone and Dover
  • Mainline rail service — 9 miles — Appledore for services to Ashford, Hastings and London
  • Gatwick Airport — 75 miles
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Beach Reach - 344846 Beach Reach. Large holiday cottage on the beach near Dungeness, close to Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Hythe, Romney Marsh, Kent Coast, Kent beaches

Reviews

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.7 OUT OF 5

May 2019

We are probably not the best people to review this property

"As I say, we are probably not the best people to review this property. We have been spoiled in the past on cruises and in hotels and the only other time we have booked self-catering accommodation was 35 years ago. It is clear from other reviews and the visitors' book we did not book the right accommodation for us. However, I will write a review and it may help others decide if this is the place for them. The impression we received on arrival was less than perfect. Next to the wheelie bins at the end of the drive was a rusty/burnt out BBQ and, under the porch was a washing machine with a note that it was to be collected between 4pm and 6pm (it was not collected at all during the week). While unloading the car we were accosted by a scrap dealer wanting to take the BBQ away. Eventually we convinced him that we were just holiday makers and he drove off but, when we got up the next morning, it was gone and we were concerned that the dealer may have returned and taken it with permission. Needless to say, there was no BBQ for our use (although the washing machine had been replaced) - lucky it was not BBQ weather! Once into the property, we were surprised to find no information sheet. Worse, the boiler was off and the was not hot water or heating. It was unusually cold for May. Without any information sheet, in the end we decided to switch the boiler on. It worked and we eventually found the thermostat and got the house warm enough. Were we unreasonable to expect to have to turn on the boiler? Having been unable to find the WiFi instructions, I eventually had to ring Amberley Cottages on Saturday morning - the id and password were on a notice stuck to the wall near the boiler but most of the writing was faded beyond legibility. Perhaps it also included instructions for the boiler but, if so, we could not read them. Instructions were left for the waste collection and recycling rules but no indication of when the bins were collected. The food waste box was full when we arrived and not collected at all during our stay although it should have been collected once a week. We suspect we miss the collection because we did not know when it should be moved to the end of the drive. The only bin emptied during the week was the general waste bin. Others had mentioned the lack of waste collection information in the visitors' book but this had obviously been ignored. Once settled in, we started to notice the lack of quality of the fixtures and fittings. It looked great in the photos but did not stand up to closer inspection. Quite a few pieces of china were chipped and the loo seat in the upstairs bathroom would not stay on its fittings. However, as I said, we may not be the best people to judge. Our expectation were probably too high and we accept that we show perhaps have looked for a more expensive property. One of the main reasons for booking Beach Reach was the balcony overlooking the sea. We planned to spend much of our time there relaxing and reading. This brings us to a really important point for anyone with even slight mobility issues wishing to book this property. The stairs are very, very steep. Dangerously so and there is glass windows at the bottom. I am as certain as I can be that they do not have safety glass in them. I believe that neither he stairs nor the window at the bottom would pass present-day building regulations. Certainly, I had difficulty getting up and down the stairs and my husband tried it once and would not do it again. Once upstairs, the step onto the balcony was challenging and the Loyd Loom chairs provided (and for which there were instructions to bring in at night and in bad weather) were bulky and heavy. Having said all that, the wind made sitting on the balcony unpleasant. It is very exposed and, apparently according to locals, it is always windy. We also found the seating in the living area uncomfortable. We felt like beached whales each time we tried to get up. I am sure younger people would not have had any problem. We also found the property noisy. Although the road does not seem to get anywhere much, it is constantly busy from early in the morning until well into the evening - probably at least 5am to 10pm. The noise inside the house, even upstairs where there is no window facing the road, was loader than we would have expected. It is hard to understand why it was so load. Add to this the really frequent small planes from Lydd Airport, it is not somewhere we would call peaceful. On the positive side, although not mentioned in the specification, there are two hair dryers and a DVD player for guests use. I wish I had known before we left home. It would have saved packing a hair dryer and we could have brought some DVDs with us. The bus stops are right outside the property and the buses are very frequent - but it would have been useful to have a copy of the bus timetable. There was also a large cupboard full of all sorts of games and a few books."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.5 OUT OF 5

May 2019

Beach reach

"A lovely house by the sea with garden and open fireplace. Very light and comfortable. Great for quiet, relaxing break away from the city. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

September 2018

Another great time

"Our second stay at Beach Reach with three generations. The housekeepers had done a brilliant job preparing the house and the arrival gifts were a very nice touch. The addition of the deck lighting for nighttime was really effective and the new pink deckchairs were very relaxing. As usual, we had the entire beach to ourselves! An ideal location for a 'simple pleasures' holiday with the grandchildren. Many thanks - Shannon"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

May 2018

Long sandy beach

"Spacious house with amazing view of the beach from first floor bedroom, spacious decked garden backing onto the long sandy beach; good location for Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Rye, also RSPB Dungeness."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Wonderful beach house ...perfect location and spotlessly clean.

"I absolutely loved staying at Beach Reach. Not only was it an ideal house to spend my 70th birthday with my family but I personally felt there was a spiritual calmness about the place and I honestly didn't want to leave.. I could have stayed forever. "

We are so glad you had a lovely birthday holiday at Beach Reach with your family. The location with direct access to the beach certainly helps to unwind and calm the mind. We hope you get chance to stay again in the future.


Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
4.0
3.7 OUT OF 5

April 2017

Spring holiday

"We had an enjoyable stay at Beach Reach. It was great to be able to go straight on to the beach with our grandaughter. The house was comfortable and warm with sufficient equipment to make for an easy life. The addition of flowers, wine and crisps provided a homely feel. The location was only spoiled by traffic noise from early morning each day, some of which made the whole cottage vibrate. Overall we had a relaxing weeks break. "

Cleanliness 
3.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.3 OUT OF 5

February 2017

Last minute beach break......

"A great 5 days at Beach Reach - the first morning we woke up to snow on the beach which the girls loved albeit very cold.... the house was warm however and the open fire we used every day. The house is very family friendly, one thing i didn't pick up on was that there was no bath - not ideal with a 2 year old but we managed all the same. The road at the front of the property is a race track on Friday and Saturday nights so noisy for the kids in the front bedroom..... all in all a nice break - not sure i'd want to pay the premium for the house in the summer which is a shame - could do with an upgrade. Kettle - doesn't boil fully so had to use microwave to boil water or hob "

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay at Beach Reach. We are pleased that you had a great five days and that you were cosy especially with the open fire. We're sorry that you found a few niggles. The leather sofa will be having a thorough clean and there will be a general refresh around the house in readiness for the new season. The kettle has been replaced. Beach Reach enjoys such a fantastic location with direct and immediate access on to the dunes and beyond to the beach that it always requires a refresh every year as a consequence and we're sorry we were unable to fully achieve this prior to your stay. It is a wonderful house to enjoy in the summer when it is very much at its best. The road has a 30mph speed limit in front of the house and has never been commented on before. We regularly cycle along the road especially at weekends and have never felt intimidated by traffic or speed of traffic. It may just have been unfortunate with the timing of your stay and we hope should you come and visit again, your experience will be different.


Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2016

Fantastic beach house

"This was the perfect beach holiday house for our family with two kids and grandparents in tow. We absolutely loved the garden, with its comfortable seating and dining area and the magical gate with direct access to the most wonderful sandy beach. The couple of minor issues we had were dealt with extremely quickly by the house keeper who couldn't do enough to help us and ensure we had a comfortable and happy stay. A great holiday!"

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