Owlers Cottage in Camber Sands takes its name from the smugglers who plied their trade on the surrounding marsh and nearby medieval town of Rye, “the (former) smuggling capital of England.” Unluckily for the smugglers, there were no modern, exquisitely outfitted beach cottages like this one in the 18th century!
Smugly enjoy 21st century experiences like sitting on the sunny decked patio while sipping espressos from the kitchen’s Nespresso machine, or cosy evenings around a contemporary electric fireplace and 40″ flat screen TV in the lounge. This magazine worthy cottage also features two plush bedrooms in coastal colours and a shared bath.
Speaking of coastal colours: walk a few minutes to the dunes of Camber Sands and take a dip in the shallow, sparkling waters. Adventurers can kite-surf or windsurf, and your four-legged friends can have their own adventure exploring the dunes. Like many of the cottages at Beside the Sea, Owlers 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.
Owlers Cottage Summary
Sleeps 4 people
Stairgate, high chair & travel cot
5 min walk to beach
5 miles from Rye
Fully enclosed garden
Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary pods
2 Smart HDTVs with Sky Now TV sky sports and sky movies (40″ in the Living Room and 32″ in the Master)
WiFi – Superfast fibre optic broadband
Amazon Echo plus (2nd gen) and Echo dot (3rd gen) smart speakers
Selection of board games and books
Off road parking for two cars
Dining & Lounging
At Owlers Cottage, the lower floor comprises a fab, open-plan lounge and kitchen/dining area, with the bedrooms and shared bath upstairs—an excellent layout if your group has night owls who want to stay up and chat.
Take a break from Camber activities and curl up on the comfy sofa and snuggle seat while you watch Sky Now on the 40” Smart HDTV. The fireplace perfectly complements drizzly days and brisk evenings on the shore. With high-speed WiFi, you can check in with friends or ask Alexa to play your favourite holiday tunes.
The fully equipped kitchen is modern and bright, with contemporary appliances like an oven with 4-ring ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Pop a bottle of fizz and dine al fresco at the 4-person patio table and let kids and pups go free in this fully enclosed outdoor space.
An indoor gate leg table for four provides another spot to dine and doubles as a laptop workspace, if you must.
Bed & Bath
Guest Bedroom 1—First floor: Sleep in style in the master bedroom on a double bed as comfy as a cloud, complete with luxury linen. You’ll also find your own 32” smart HDTV with Sky Now and Netflix for those cosy nights in. Need help getting up to watch the sunrise? then just ask Alexa to wake you.
Guest Bedroom 2—First floor: The second bedroom’s two single beds have linen so comfortable you’ll want to stay in bed a little longer.
The shared upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower over and glass shower screen that keeps the room bright and sunny, yet entirely private. Downstairs, an extra WC means there won’t be a wait.
The fully enclosed garden gets the best of Camber’s sunshine all day. Dine al fresco in the fresh sea air surrounded by olive trees and the sound of seagulls calling and sheep baaing from the marsh behind Owlers Cottage.
Swimsuit bit too sandy after your beach day? Head to the utility room with a full-size washer and dryer. You will also find dog bowls here to keep your furry friend fed.
Pet Friendly Owlers Cottage
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 Owlers 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 and 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 next to 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 Owlers Cottage will be your culinary playground. Simply add fresh ingredients from colourful farmers markets and delis and have fun.
What to see and do
Being nestled on the border of 1066 Country and The Garden of England with their stunning coast and countryside, ancient towns and historic sites, your stay here in Camber Sands offers a vast array of activities and attractions to suit all interests.
Discover the beauty on the doorstep of Whitesand, wending along lanes past sheep dotted fields, orchards, vineyards, cobbled streets and castles. 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. See where a monumental battle famously reshaped the nation, follow the maritime adventures that have shaped our shore from Roman invasion to World War II.
Over the centuries East Sussex & Kent coast, have been the invader’s gateway to Britain. Being the closest point to mainland Europe, these two counties have witnessed some of the most important moments in this country’s history.
With such a rich and varied past it’s really 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 – we have it all in abundance.
Whether you prefer the adreneline rush as you leap into the air, kite-surfing or hurtle down zip wires through country parks to the more relaxing walks along the many path and cycleways, or just relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches, there’s is something for everyone.
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, Owlers Cottage is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.