Welcome to Coastguards Cottages in the heart of smuggling country
The evocative trio of Coastguard Cottages at Jurys Gap are a departure from the other holiday cottages in the Beside The Sea portfolio. Perfect for creative retreats and city breaks, the Coastguards sit on a windswept stretch of countryside between serene, sheep-grazed pastures and the sea. All three are nearly 150-years-old, newly renovated, and far from ordinary, with touches like wood-burning stoves, updated kitchens, sea views, original art and vintage furnishings.
Some say the area around the Coastguard Cottages is wild and desolate: a land of legend. It’s no wonder generations of artists and writers have found inspiration here. Guests should note that this area abuts Lydd Range (some shooting noise is audible) and is quite different from the holiday park environment at Camber Sands. But for the right guests, these cottages are just right.
Wake to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh, then warm up in atmospheric pubs with intriguing histories, resident ghouls, roaring fireplaces, foamy beers – many from local cask ale breweries – and tasty pub grub.
Discover a landscape full of myths, from the smuggling tradition to the haunting, misty Romney Mash and the historic coastline. Revel in the loneliness of thirteen medieval churches presiding over meadows grazed by thousands of sheep. Walk along the beach, look out across the shimmering sea and feel like you’ve discovered another world.
Watch wild life at the vast RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness and stroll solitary beaches with the famous lighthouse standing watch. Or visit one of the many atmospheric battlefields, stately homes, castles, ancient port towns and Norman ruins scattered across coast and countryside.
You won’t find another place like this in the world. Explore our Coastguard Cottages and feel free to ask us any questions about these exceptional properties.