“We thoroughly enjoyed staying in your special space – it’s unique, quirky and sub-zero cool.”—Leslie
Resting at the southern tip of Kent, on a shingle cuspate which extends some three miles into the English Channel, Channel View is a home like no place.
Built around a wooden Victorian slam-door railway carriage, Channel View sleeps up to four guests in a unique, contemporary home.
The Lydd Railway Company ran passenger rail services to Dungeness from 1883 to 1937. When the line closed, the railway cars were dragged onto the beach for use as homes and net stores by local fishermen.
The railway carriage at Channel View was formerly enclosed by two simple lean-tos. The house continues to echo the silhouette of the former dwelling. The roofline rises gently over the original railway carriage at the centre of the home, to create a bright, open-plan living space that looks out onto the surrounding shingle beach.
“Channel View is amazing and in a wonderful setting. Thank you for sharing it with us. Everything is so thoughtfully done and wherever you are in the house you’re looking at something beautiful.”—Deborah