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Jagger | Luxury Self-Catering Home | New Romney, Kent

Jagger

New Romney, Kent, UK

A full-stop at the end of a winding beach road, this luxury architect-designed retreat on Kent's marshy south coast is a rare geometric gem. Jagger's unique design concept was inspired by the landscape, built with recycled concrete and clad with wood to create an energy efficient homestay where the triangular form, curved salt-glazed brickwork and vast glazing put all emphasis on the changeable sea views. Jagger is a cool and contemporary home sure to turn heads.

Introduction

Built as an escape from urban life, this glass-sided jewel on Greatstone beach near Dungeness provides just that. First impressions of Jagger offer a visual treat, as this contemporary sculpture rises up from the dunes in a series of angled lines and overlapping triangles, cleverly mirroring the natural surroundings. From ground level, sheer walls of brick and timber rise skywards. Once inside, a cantilevered balcony hovers over the dunes, and fine concrete lines reflect the long beach and adjacent bend of the road, with wide expanses of sea and sky ever-present as backdrop. This is a one-off, chic beach retreat made for relaxing coastal breaks.

Inside

At the heart of this majestic maze are layers of glass, concrete and timber setting up a series of cool urban spaces, with glimpses of the shifting horizon of sea and sand present in almost every window. Smooth lines make for zen-like living zones, breaking off from the open-plan kitchen space with its lofty mezzanine. The master bedroom is on the first floor, soothing sleepers with a Jacuzzi bath, curved walls and discreet pocket-lit ceiling lights. Built-in B&O speakers lull guests to sleep on the ground level, with a further two more bedrooms cleverly chiselled into the structure, and the garage has table-tennis and games for rainy days.

Outside

From the downstairs bedroom patio, a private path takes guests through the dunes to Greatstone Beach, a two-mile stretch of sand that's perfect for lazy Sunday strolls, kite-flying, sandcastle building and summer swimming; the ever-changing tide lapping in and out, that majestic Rubik's cube of a house is always in sight. Wander from top to bottom and back again, or don trainers for morning runs, keeping an eye on those tide times! The dunes themselves are popular with walkers and nature-ramblers, and with the house sitting right on the long beach road, a scenic drive back inland to local Kent towns is easily done.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are three double bedrooms, two with king-size beds and one with a king-size zip-and-link bed. The first-floor master bedroom has an en suite with a two-person spa bath, while the other two bedrooms share a family bathroom on the ground floor. There is a separate WC on the first floor.
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  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior arrangement
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren are very welcome. One cot and one highchair is available.
  • PracticalitiesJagger has private off-road parking for three cars and the beach road is a slow-zone so car noise is reduced. The house has level access, with the master bedroom upstairs on the first and two more bedrooms on the ground floor. Neighbours can be spotted via the master en-suite bedroom, where a blind has been positioned for privacy; otherwise, the house is cleverly angled to avoid neighbouring house views.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, linen and towels, three TVs, Control4 home automation system throughout with Bang & Olufsen sound system, air con, underfloor heating, under-lighting, floor lights, pocket lighting, coated windows to prevent overheating and WiFi internet.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Romney Marsh

The stretch of South Kent that encompasses Dungeness, Camber and Romney Marsh sets miles of hopelessly romantic coastline against a backdrop of wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves, with a good dash of bucket-and-spade beach life thrown in.

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Romney Marsh

Getting there

  • On the Map Jagger is on the beach road at Greatstone Beach, north of Dungeness and south of Folkestone.
  • By Car The journey to the house from London by car, via the M25 and M20, is around two hours. Folkestone is 45 minutes by car.
  • By Train Trains from London St Pancras International go to Camp station, via Ashford, followed by a connecting bus to Baldwin Road and walk time of two minutes; the total journey time is approximately two and a half hours.
  • By Plane Gatwick Airport to Dungeness is approximately one hour and 40 minutes by car.

From the owner

“The house is partly cantilevered over the sand dune and the property’s eastern boundary abuts the mean high tide mark, so you can literally step out onto the wonderful, sandy beach.”

From the owner

The beach house was built as a luxury bolthole for my family and I to escape the hustle and bustle of London life.

As you can see from the amazing uninterrupted views of the coastline, the house has been designed to frame the various scenes of the beach, including the famous white cliffs of Dover; a truly historic location. The tide will take the sea back about a mile, revealing an almost constantly shifting vista.

This architect-designed beach house has been constructed with concrete up to the first-floor level and two-bedroom walls on the ground floor have been left as fair-faced. Within the frame from the first floor, there are very large floor to ceiling windows, known as curtain walling, to make the most of the scenery.

The house has been fitted out with high-end components and has been described as high-tech by some, but please don't be worried about pressing buttons and playing music through the house.

Hopefully, you will find the movement of the sea as relaxing as we do.

The Randall Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Romney Marsh with an insider’s perspective.

Antique shops, Rye
To Do

Antique shops, Rye

The picturesque medieval town of Rye in East Sussex is a shopper’s delight, and easy to get to at around half an hour inland by car. Potter round the antique buildings then have a glass of wine or pint of local ale in the historic George Inn.

Sound Mirrors, Greatstone Lakes
To See

Sound Mirrors, Greatstone Lakes

Walk through the beach dunes until you spot these vast concrete curves, designed as an early warning system and now dotting the landscape. Once used for listening, these days they make startling photo backdrops.

Climb a lighthouse, Dungeness
To Do

Climb a lighthouse, Dungeness

As if the house itself doesn’t have enough views, the Old Lighthouse is a Grade II Listed building with unique vistas over shingle ridges. Children will love taking the stairs to the top, learning how it works and playing lighthouse master.

The Pilot Inn, Dungeness
To Eat

The Pilot Inn, Dungeness

A local beach pub steeped in Romney Marsh history, with an engine and propeller in the front garden, this inn has a distinctly nautical feel with plenty of fish on the menu. Pick a table with a view across the waters to the lighthouse.

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