Mayfayre Cottage, Jurys Gap, Camber is a newly renovated cottage just a stones throw from the beautiful Broomhill Sands beach and a short walk to the sandy dunes of Camber.
Enjoying a sheltered position sandwiched between the Romney marsh and the beach Mayfayre benefits from a large sunny garden and a beautifully landscaped outdoors seating area at the front which takes inspiration from the groynes and wooden steps that lead you down to the beach situated across the road where you can sit sipping coffee from the kitchen’s Tassimo Coffee machine.
Finished in a very contemporary and airy decor, Mayfayres cutesy chocolate box appearance will give you wonderfully unexpected surprises galore. Spend cosy evenings around a contemporary log burning fireplace and 40″ flat screen TV in the large open plan lounge/diner and sleep soundly in beautifully comfortable beds with luxury linens in the two plush bedrooms finished in coastal colours with cleverly designed storage for all your holiday essentials.
An upstairs snug kitted out with over-sized bean bags and fold out beds with its own flatscreen TV will be a hit with the younger audience (and adults alike), with the kids happy upstairs it gives the ‘grown ups’ the chance to enjoy cooking in the modern galley kitchen to enjoy around the large family dining room table.
Speaking of coastal colours: walk literally across the road and when the tide is out take a dip in the shallow, sparkling waters or enjoy walks along the promenade and take in the entertainment provided by dare-devil kitesurfers.
Adventurers can even learn to kite-surf at the nearby Kitesurf centre, and your four-legged friends can have their own adventure exploring the rock pools left by the tides when they go out or exploring the boat wreck that shows itself at low tide. Like many of the cottages at Beside the Sea, Mayfayre Cottage is pet-friendly!
After a day at the beach, drive 10 minutes to the medieval town of Rye with its quaint cobbled streets, gastro-pubs and antique shops. Smuggle home a local wine to enjoy with freshly caught scallops.
Mayfayre Cottage Summary
Sleeps 4 (plus 2 fold out single beds in the snug)
Stairgate, high chair & travel cot
Across the road to the beach
6 miles from Rye
Log burning fireplace
Front and rear outside areas
Tassimo coffee machine and complimentary pods
2 flat screen TVs (lounge and upstairs snug)
WiFi – Superfast fibre optic broadband
Off road parking for two cars
Dining & Lounging
At Mayfayre, the lower floor comprises a fab, open-plan lounge and kitchen/dining area, with the bedrooms and shared bath also located on the ground floor—an excellent layout for a sociable family stay or getaway with friends.
Take a break from beach activities and curl up on the comfy sofa while you watch your favourite programmes on the 40” Smart HDTV. The contemporary log-burner perfectly completes the scene for a cosy evening. With high-speed WiFi, you can check in with friends and let them know what great time you’re having!
The fully equipped galley kitchen is modern and bright, with contemporary appliances like an oven with 4-ring ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Open a bottle and dine al fresco at large 6-person patio table and let kids and pups enjoy the fully enclosed large outdoor space.
Bed & Bath
Guest Bedrooms 1 and 2—Ground floor: Sleep in style in one of two double bedrooms with beds as comfy as a cloud, complete with luxury linen.
Extra sleeping area—First floor: The upstairs ’snug’ has two fold-out two single beds (suitable for children) so the youngsters will enjoy their own space with flatscreen TV to entertain them.
The fully enclosed garden gets the best of Camber’s sunshine all day. Dine al fresco in the fresh sea air nestled between the Marsh and the beach, you will feel a million miles from reality and completely relaxed.
Coastguards Lookout also benefits from access to an extended garden; a large area of grass beside the cottage that is perfect for ball games or just lazing around in the sun—and definitely a place to sip a sundowner as the sun slips away.
Dog friendly Mayfayre
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 Mayfayre, it’s good to know that the dog friendly beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!
This dog friendly holiday 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 atmospheric Romney Marsh!
Eat and drink
Good food is an important part of a great holiday, so rest assured of eating well during your stay. From the simple pleasure of fresh fish and chips to local produce menus that the many character-filled taverns and restaurants serve. Whether you prefer cosy inns with roaring fires to luxurious beach restaurants, you will be spoilt for choice.
Being close to the sea and surrounded by farmland it’s little surprise that the food served in some of these fabulous buildings comes from only a few miles away. The famous Romney Marsh Lamb, Rye bay Scallops and Dover sole all feature on the menus as well as traditional English pub dishes using locally sourced ingredients such as Rye Bay fish, fruit, veg and meat from the local farms along with our award winning sparkling wines to give you a taste sensation.
Fancy yourself as a chef then colourful farmers markets, and delis are where you will be able to source all you need to produce your own gourmet meals in the kitchen of this holiday cottage.
What to see and do at Mayfayre
Nestled on the border of 1066 Country and The Garden of England with their stunning coast and countryside, ancient towns and historic sites, a holiday at Mayfayre can be exactly what you want it to be.
Spring and summer evenings are best spent gathered around the BBQ after a day of exploring the coast and countryside. Autumn, the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ (to quote Keats) is a time for fantastic seaside sunsets bursting into turquoise and pink, and the countryside sprinkled with gold and auburn. It’s also a time of food and drink festivals, and a time to scare yourself silly on a ghost walk in Rye!
A winter break here is an unsurpassed experience. Revive your senses with an invigorating walk, then warm your toes in front of the log burner with a good book and a glass of wine.
Walks & Hikes
Keen walkers will be in hiking heaven with the diverse natural landscapes to explore on your doorstep, such as Romney Marsh with its colourful history of invasions, threatened attacks and smuggling. As one of the most important nature conservation sites in Europe, this patch of pristine wetland covers a whopping 100 square miles and is packed with wildlife, including birds, plants and insects.
From the back of Coastguards, follow the beach to Dungeness, a shingle foreland on the tip of Kent. Home to a nuclear power station and two lighthouses, and designated a National Nature Reserve, Dungeness is often described as ‘the end of the earth’. Be sure to check out Prospect Cottage, where filmmaker Derek Jarman once lived – its prettiness presents a jarring and fascinating contrast to its hauntingly desolate surroundings.
The Royal Military Canal Path runs for 28 miles along the entire length of the Royal Military Canal from Seabrook, Kent to Cliff End in East Sussex. The route treads a path between the vast openness of the Romney Marsh and the old cliff line with its wooded hills and quiet villages.
If that sounds too tame, we also have the kitesurf centre just five minutes’ walk away. When you think about it, strapping yourself to a small plank of wood while a huge kite pulls you through the water is probably bonkers. But then again, they said similar things about snowboarding too – and look how much fun that is!
Ideally situated for day trips into or out of London, the region’s beautiful gardens and vineyards, historic castles and picturesque medieval towns and villages offer so many attractions that you will no doubt be tempted to stay on longer.