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£1/3 Million to £1.5 Million

For Sale

The latest property for sale on the beach, with an asking price of £350,000.00 received an offer within 5 days of being marketed by local, Rye, estate agents Phillips & Stubbs. The ‘shack’ towards the north of the estate is in fact one of the ‘purpose built’ bungalows and is in very good order. Must make mine worth at least fifteen hundred!.

Also for sale with New Romney agents, Tersons’, is ‘Sleepers Cottage’ which is a ‘genuine shack’ being based around a railway carriage. This 3 bedroomed property is in excellent order and current asking price is in the region of £260,00.00

Andrew & Co, in Ashford, have a three bed end of terrace – former Coast guard cottage, at £220,00.00. This is a sturdy building and is located just outside the ‘camp gates’.

And Finally at the top end of the scale is a complex for which offers over £1.5 Million would be considered (through this web site only).

RECENT CHANGES

‘Penny Cottage’ was sold in December last for £290,00.00 (Zoopla). This was a recently rebuilt cottage of the highest standard but a planning application has been made to reduce this to rubble and rebuilt! Pending consent.

‘Peacehaven’ further south on the estate has already been raised to the ground with planning permission granted for a rebuild.

The ‘Sanctuary’, (The William Fagg Lodge) formerly a world War 2 air raid shelter, then local community hall and Church is currently undergoing re-development by award winning ‘Ecolibrium Solutions Ltd’ – responsible for the rebuilding of the old ‘Smokery’ property (now ‘Shingle House’) and the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre. The revived property will be available for holiday lets upon completion.

Although there has been some local opposition to changes in what is perceived to be the character of the estate, one thing is for certain – the money being spent on these projects will at least ensure there will still be buildings standing here (subject to any high tides) in 100 years time.

I should add the word ‘shack’ associated with properties on the estate is, by no means used as a derogatory term but as an endearing term much used by those wishing it be known that they do, in fact, live in a shack on a beach as opposed to a square box in Acacia Crescent in suburbia!!

By |2018-11-30T18:23:40+00:00July 28th, 2013|Blogs an Thoughts, Local Gossip, News|0 Comments

About the Author:

Born in Ashford a long time ago I have had a lifelong relationship with Dungeness having spent every year here for a fortnights holiday up to the age of 15. In those good old days there was no electricity and hence no radio, no running water and no adequate sewage solutions. Nothing to do other than enjoy the vast expanse of the Ness and all it offered for the young children of that era. Out after breakfast and back before nightfall. There were lakes to swim in. Same lakes to boat on (well large logs). A derelict school in which to play.(Add pic on school roof) Gun emplacements, underground shelters. Sheer bliss. That all ended at 16 when I joined the RAF, finally purchasing a shack – as indeed it was then – in 1971 for the princely sum of £750.00. Only 15 years prior to that we could not afford the £250.00 asking price for what was then known as ‘Windwhistle’, the former Queen Victoria’s Pullman carriage. Still there today but concealed behind painted shiplap. Leaving the mob I travelled, retuning ‘home’ as oft I could, and realistically, only becoming a permanent fixture since 1977. In those days there was a vibrant community here with annual gatherings for the Mayday festival – spit roast and all and open days at the Lifeboat station – with bosuns chairs, zip wires to keep the kids happy. I think Health and Safety put paid to that and other activities, as did the moving away of many locals. The result of which , today there are probably less than 40 persons residing here permanently, in probably less than 20 out of the 80 shacks still here. (I have been told not to use the word ‘shacks’ as now at £3000,00.00 plus they are desirable bungalows in a well sought after locale. So ‘Shacks’ they are! End.

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