Ideally situated between Camber Sands beach and lovely SSSI marshland, this classic weatherboarded holiday cottage welcomes couples and small families to a serene coastal hideaway. Children (and adults) who delight in nature will be quite delighted here: Romney Marsh sheep dot the marsh view at Rufty Tufty Cottage, and you will likely see ducks, swans and other waterfowl, too—not to mention the beauty of the beach at your doorstep.
Tucked into the premier Whitesand development, Rufty Tufty is a short stroll—just a few minutes—from Camber Sands beach and other amenities, like a local pub, a fine dining restaurant (The Gallivant) and a convenience store for stocking the cabinets at this self catering cottage.
In 5 miles, you will reach Rye, with its cobbled streets, antique shops and fine restaurants.
travel cot, [please bring your own cot bedding], high chair and stair gate all provided
Quiet location overlooking the marsh
South facing decked fully enclosed garden
Smart HDTV with freeview and Netflix
Blu ray player
Bose bluetooth speaker
Nespresso coffee machine
Weber charcoal bbq
Offroad parking (carport)
5 min walk to beach
5 miles from Rye
Dining & Lounging
Inside, the cottage is decorated and furnished in a cosy, country style, with soft throw blankets, a collection of books, a modern kitchen, and tasteful nautical accents throughout. Downstairs, the relaxed, open plan kitchen, living and dining room offers an ideal hangout space for movie nights—there is a smart HDTV with Freeview and Netflix—and leisurely breakfasts before the beach.
Other in house entertainment includes Bose wireless speakers and free Wi-Fi throughout.
As for the kitchen, you will find everything you could need here, including oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer and coffee machine. A separate utility area contains a washing machine for keeping beach towels and clothes fresh.
Bed & Bath
Well-appointed, Rufty Tufty has two-bedrooms to sleep up to 4 guests—one with a double bed and one with two twin beds. A travel cot is available for a little one, but please bring your own bedding for the cot if you plan to use it. Additional baby-friendly amenities include a highchair, travel cot and stair gate.
The bathroom located upstairs has bath and shower along with a heated towel rail. On the ground floor you will find a separate w.c and basin. Other than the travel cot bedding, all linen, including towels, are provided for your stay.
Rufty Tufty is the centre cottage within its building at the White Sand development (look for the blue door in the photos above—that is Rufty Tufty). At the back of the property, you will find a fully enclosed sunny garden area with Weber charcoal BBQ. Let the dog out to sniff and roam while dinner sizzles on the grill.
A private, off road, covered parking space is also provided.
For simple, classic holidays between coast and countryside—with kids and the family dog in tow…or not—Rufty Tufty is a delightful and romantic option.
Pet Friendly Rufty Tufty
Dogs love a big sandy beach – space to run around, sand dunes to explore, 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 Rufty Tufty, it’s good to know that the incredible dog friendly Camber Sands beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!
Our dog friendly Camber Sands holiday cottage, Rufty Tufty here at White Sand is the perfect place to bring your faithful furry companion. Camber’s huge sandy beach on your doorstep, 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 on the dunes!
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 beside the sea; 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 Rufty Tufty 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, or
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.
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 Bodiam 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.
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, Rufty Tufty is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
Rufty Tufty Guest Book
“Super rental, great value, lovely cottage, lovely location” Jan 2017
Great cottage , bigger than it looks, every thing your`ll need and more, its clean comfortable cosy and we had a lovely welcome basket of goodies Its warm and cosy but bigger than you`d think it would be, the location is great and just 5 mins walk from the beach. Definitely recommend it and we plan to go again lovey stay.
“Peaceful surroundings” Nov 2016
Lovely cosy cottage, beautifully furnished and the welcome goodies were much appreciated 🙂 Peaceful surroundings and only a short walk to the beach and shop. Dune bar restaurant serve great food but visit early evening if low season. Excellent sightseeing in Rye and also recommend the outlet centre in Ashford that we visited on our way home!
“What a wonderful cottage – a cut above” Aug 2016
We found the cottage easily. As we entered the cottage it was instantly presented as clean, modern, fresh, light and airy. Although compact it feels spacious. The cottage is furnished to an excellent standard with comfortable sofas and beds. The cottage is fully equipped for cooking and a lovely generous welcome pack. The wifi is excellent. The bathroom is modern and clean, towels provided. The decoration in the property is very well done, in keeping with seaside theme and was very relaxing. The outdoor space was lovely to enjoy the sun and private. Short walk to beach and local convenience stores was handy. Had a lovely week here, would recommend!
“Relaxing” July 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend stay down at Camber – first time and was very impressed. A short walk to the immense beach, which my 7 month old dog loved! Numerous drinking and eating establishments available and the house itself was clean and modern. Would highly recommend!
“Perfect for a relaxing break” April 2016
I stayed at Rufty Tufty with my two children aged 3 and 5 years, and my mum. It is such a gorgeous house with everything you need and more. The house has all modern new appliances, is spotlessly clean, very light and comfortable. The location is perfect for a quiet trip away. Tucked away but within walking distance of the beautiful camber sands beach, local pubs and shops. Can’t wait to return.
“Comfortable and practical” April 2016
Rufty Tufty is a neat 2 bedroom house, built in the style of a traditional fisherman’s cottage, but with all modern conveniences. Furthermore, the house has been recently totally refurbished with all new equipment and we were fortunate to have been among the first to stay there under its new ownership.
It is situated on the edge of the White Sand housing development and faces onto open farmland where ewes and their newborn lambs were grazing when we stayed. The house is separated from the fields by a small stream where swans sometimes swim and in turn the stream is fenced off, so it is both child and dog friendly.
Furnished in a modern style, it is light and airy with especially comfortable beds and proper wardrobes to hang clothes. All appliances are brand-new and include dish-washer, washing machine and equipment for proper cooking when you return from Rye or Dungeness withe fresh fish for which the area is rightly famed.
As the crow flies, and once you have crossed the dunes, the house is a only a few minutes from Camber’s miles of sand. Ancient towns (“cinq ports”) such as Rye and Winchelsea are a must to be visited from this most convenient location.
Our tip concerns the Gallivant restaurant within walking distance.(See my separate review.) On Monday evenings the Gallivant allows you to choose from its a la carte menu, where some mains are £20 or more, for £16 for 2 courses or £20 for 2. This is outstanding value for money for cooking of this standard.