Romney Bay House

Location New Romney

Postcode Kent, TN28 8QY

Telephone 01797 364 747

££

Why we love it...

Relaxed seaside retreat

The Place

The approach through sprawling Littlestone is unpromising, particularly in the dark when you don’t know where you’re heading. But this dignified 1920s house, built by Clough Williams Ellis for American columnist Hedda Hopper, has a superb position between the sea and Romney Marsh. Clinton and Lisa Lovell took over Romney Bay House in 2003, and have kept the style of the interior much the same, while upgrading the bathrooms. The interiors are reminiscent of a small hotel in Provence, with plenty of French furniture and fabrics. This is a thoroughly relaxed place: the cosy bar; the warm, firelit sitting room packed with groups of comfortable, inviting chairs; breakfasts in the pretty conservatory; drinks or cream teas on the terrace in fine weather.
Dinner is a non-choice four course menu, planned around the diners each evening and made with local produce.
An upstairs ‘look-out’ room has the feel of a beach house, with piles of towels for swimming, wicker chairs and sea shells. Bedrooms have creamy cottons, fresh white bedlinen, bright checks, and antiques; those on the first floor have full length windows, allowing uninterrupted views out to sea.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 10 double and twin, all with bath or shower; all rooms have TV, hairdryer
Food breakfast, weekday sandwich lunch, weekend light lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, dining room, look-out room; terrace, garden, hard tennis court, croquet, boules, beach adjacent to golf course
Children accepted over 14
Disabled access difficult
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Clinton and Lisa Lovell
Call 01797 364 747
Fax 01797 367 156
Email
Website www.romneybayhousehotel.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Coast Road, Littlestone Kent, TN28 8QY
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in New Romney, take Station Road to sea front, turn left, and follow hotel signs for 1 mile; car parking

What's nearby: Rye; Dungeness Lighthouse; Sandwich