Welcome to Coastguards Cottages in the heart of smuggling country
Wake in more traditional comfort to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh, then warm up in the many atmospheric pubs with intriguing histories, resident ghouls, roaring fireplaces, cracking beers – many from local cask ale breweries – and tasty pub grub.
Revel in the loneliness of the thirteen medieval churches which stand above meadows grazed by thousands of sheep.
Discover a landscape full of myths and legends, surrounded by the haunting loneliness of Romney Mash and the vast stretch of historic coast.
Walk along the beach, look out across the shimmering blue sea and you’ll feel like you’ve discovered another world…
A world that retains many of the hallmarks of the area’s history and its importance to the defence of the realm as can be seen by the nearby Martello Towers left over from the Napoleonic Wars.
Sense the touch of history in the Cinque Port towns of Rye and New Romney, plus nearby Lydd where the famous military firing range has been securely used for training for over 150 years and is part of the Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest with its protected flora and fauna.
Book your stay at one of the three evocative Coastguard Cottages that, with their traditional charm, differ in their age and construction from the rest of the Beside The Sea portfolio but have the same focus on quality accommodation and facilities.
Built in this secluded spot, to help guard against smuggling and invasion, these beautiful renovated coastguard cottages are the perfect location for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
As befits the vintage and era of these splendid cottages there are a few easily navigated steps into these charming and cosy high standard properties that await your discovery.
Some say the area is wild and desolate. Artists and writers have found it inspirational down the ages and many still do. It is a ’green’ paradise – more than a hundred square miles of unspoilt countryside rolling down from wooded hills to meet broad sands and shingle beaches – and a land of legend.
Watch wild life at the vast RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness and along the solitary beaches by the famous lighthouse or visit one of the many atmospheric battlefields, stately homes, castles, ancient port towns and Norman ruins scattered across coast and countryside.