Holiday cottage, Greatstone on Sea, Kent
"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. "
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.
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!"
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.
Off the lounge is the ground floor double bedroom 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. 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! The kitchen has all your holiday essentials, if you choose to eat in.
A hallway leads to the downstairs modern shower room and a further downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has two single beds and a bunk bed, 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 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 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
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