Dory, Camber Sands
One of the UK’s best beaches sits just a short stroll from Dory, a 2-bedroom cottage with a modern-nautical interior design that incorporates ocean-hued fabrics and wall colours, plus a crackling log burner that is heavenly after a stroll on the windswept Camber Sands beach.
A fully equipped kitchen starts your day off on sunny footing with all appliances on-hand to help with breakfast. From the living area, glass doors open to your sun filled garden patio. Let kids and dogs explore this fully enclosed, decked space while you sip a perfectly foamed latte from the kitchen’s Nespresso machine.
Once you are sufficiently caffeinated, set off to explore the beach mere steps away, or the cobblestone charms of Rye just a 10-minute drive. As parents and dog owners ourselves, Beside the Sea provides all the necessities to keep all family members happy, from beach toys to dog treats and superfast fibre-optic broadband.
Just steps away from the beach
Dining & Lounging
A refined and carefully curated interior design and attention to detail set Dory apart. The living area offers plenty of seating space on a pair of comfy blue sofas draped in soft blankets and fluffy throw pillows. Ignite the log burner and turn on the flatscreen TV for a luxuriously cosy evening beside the sea.
Dine indoors or out, with bench seating in the eat-in kitchen and a picnic table on the decked patio.
- Smart HDTV
- WiFi – Superfast fibre optic broadband
Bed & Bath
Dory features one king bedroom and one with two twin singles that can be zipped together to create another king bed. This flexible arrangement makes the cottage perfect for a small family or two couples traveling together. All linen and towels are included for your stay, and a full bathroom with bath and shower is shared by both bedrooms.
Wicker, wood, stone and garden pots create an organic outdoor haven on the fully decked patio. Recline in two wicker chairs with a side table for resting your wine glass, or gather at the picnic table for an alfresco feast in the sea air.
Just over the dunes, Camber Sands beach awaits. This expansive beach is dog friendly, with gentle surf and plenty of space to lay down a towel and watch the waves will thumbing through a good book.
Master bedroom – king / second bedroom – two singles, can be zipped together to create another king bed
Family bathroom – bath with shower, w.c and basin / ground floor cloakroom – w.c and basin
Single oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer (50/50 split), toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, microwave.
Fast fibre broadband / smart HDTV Netflix enabled / selection of board games and books
Log burning stove
A basket of logs, kindling and matches are supplied
Fully enclosed garden / dining table and bench / charcoal bbq
Babes-in-arms load lighteners
Travel cot with mattress / high chair / stair gate
There is off road parking for 1 car
Pet Friendly Dory
Dogs love to have a good sniff around a beach – space to run, water to splash in, interesting smells to discover and plenty of other dogs to play with. So when you bring your four-legged friend to White Sand, it’s good to know that the dog friendly beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!
Dog friendly Dory Cottage is the perfect place to bring your faithful furry companion. A beautiful beach at the back door, lots of great places to go for walks, and even dog friendly pubs so that you can both enjoy a relaxing drink after a day of sniffing about the wide open beach at Camber Sands.
Eat & drink
Good food makes for great holidays, and rest assured of eating well during your stay. Whether you prefer cosy inns with roaring fires or fine dining restaurants on the beach; the simple pleasures of crispy fish & chips or gourmet delicacies crafted from farm-fresh produce; you will be spoilt for choice here.
Beside the sea and surrounded by farmland, it’s little surprise that many ingredients come from only a few miles away. A few local favourites of ours include the famous Romney Marsh Lamb, Rye bay Scallops and Dover sole, as well as traditional English pub dishes such as Rye Bay fish… not to mention our award-winning sparkling wines.
Fancy yourself a chef? Then the fully stocked kitchen at Dory will be your culinary playground. Simply add fresh ingredients from colourful farmers markets and delis and have fun.
What to see and do
At the crossroads of 1066 Country and The Garden of England, in a land of stunning coastline and countryside, ancient towns and historic sites, Camber Sands is an exceptional place.
In Your Backyard
Discover the beauty on the doorstep of the White Sand community, wending along lanes past sheep dotted fields, orchards, vineyards, cobbled streets and castles. Stroll to the sea in three minutes.
Be enriched by England’s loveliest counties, alive with their exciting past: visit beautiful town of Rye with its history woven with seafaring tales of naval battles, violent storms, lifeboat heroics and smuggling and her neighbouring Cinque port towns: Canterbury with Chaucer’s pilgrims, Rochester with Dickens.
Over the centuries, East Sussex & Kent coast—as the closest points to mainland Europe—have been the invader’s gateway to Britain, and as such, have witnessed some of the most important moments in the country’s history.
With such a rich past it’s no surprise that this corner of the country is teeming with places of historical significance—from ruins to castles, from ancient woodland to prehistoric coastline.
See where a monumental battle famously reshaped the nation at Battle of Hastings. Explore the moated 1385 Bodian Castle. Visit beautiful town of Rye with its cobbled streets and a history woven with seafaring tales of naval battles, violent storms, lifeboat heroics and smuggling. Step into famous literary settings in the neighbouring Cinque port towns, like Canterbury (Chaucer) and Rochester (Dickens).
Choose the tone for your holiday: Find an adrenaline rush while soaring above the sea on a kite-surfing excursion or hurtling down a zip wire through county parks. Or partake in more relaxing pastimes, like long walks along the many path and cycleways and even longer afternoons spent reclined on the beach. Or mix a bit of both.
For those of you who like a bit of culture, visit the many museums and galleries found throughout our historic towns. You’ll find vast collections of historical importance, fine art, landscape photography and theatre productions set in some of the most atmospheric locations.
Being only one and a half hours from London you can also make the most of what the capital has to offer, take in a show in the West End, shop in Oxford Street or visit the many iconic sites
With the blend of tradition and culture in Rye and the beauty and tranquillity of Camber Sands, Dory Cottage is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
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