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Sandy Retreat Camber Sands Holiday Cottage
With nautical delights, sun-filled interior, and a coveted spot on the pond, Sandy Retreat will bring a smile to your face the moment you arrive.
Three bedrooms, including a kid-friendly haven with room for four little ones, make this cottage the ideal getaway for a family and other groups of up to 8 guests. Spend lazy morning looking out over the pond, afternoons splashing at the beach, and evenings watching the stars come out in the pebbled, private garden.
With the beach just a 5-minute walk away and medieval Rye just a short drive from your front door, every guest will find something to pique their interest.
Sleeps 8 people
Stairgate, travel cot, high chair, bed rails, night lights, plug socket protectors, selection of child friendly crockery (plastic plates/bowls & cups, Folding pushchair (from birth – 4years) & large 3 wheeler pushchair (6months to 33kgs)
5 min walk to the dunes
5 miles from Rye
Modern contemporary furnishing
Contemporary fireplace with flame effect electric fire
Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine
South facing fully enclosed garden
Off road parking
Wi-Fi – Superfast Fibre Wireless Broadband
Flat screen 40” Smart TV (Netflix enabled)
Small flat screen tv in master bedroom
Small flat screen tv with DVD player in 2nd bedroom
Wii Games console
Ipod docking station
Clock radios in all 3 bedrooms
Selection of DVDs, board games and books
Beach equipment (inc, sun umbrella, windbreak, buckets & spades and 2 folding adult chairs & 3 childrens folding chairs, Beach towels)
Dining & Lounging
Snuggle up in a charming living area with plush sofas and armchairs and quaint nautical accents. Plan your day here with a view of the pond and garden, or gather for evening movies and warm your toes by the electric fireplace.
Natural light brightens the open-concept kitchen and dining area. With a full set of appliances and cookware, you can bring home fresh market finds and create your favourite dishes.
Share meals and stories around a long wood table with seating for eight. With garden views and a charming shuttered window, this sunny space has a distinctly countryside spirit. You will love settling in here for leisurely breakfasts and afternoon tea.
Bed & Bath
Unpack your belongings into the master bedroom’s fitted wardrobe and make yourself at home. This airy retreat offers a double bed and flat-screen TV for lazy mornings under the covers. Refresh in the en-suite bathroom with shower.
Guests in the second bedroom will be treated to garden views—a delightful perk first thing in the morning. This room also offers a double bed and flat-screen TV with DVD player.
Let the little ones make themselves at home in a space just for them. The third bedroom features bright, kid-friendly decor, a twin-over-twin bunk, and another single bed with trundle.
Plus, with an additional family bathroom with shower/tub combination, you won’t have to wait long to wash off the sand after a day on the shore.
Whether you prefer starlit chats or long alfresco lunches, your private garden offers a picturesque setting for gathering outdoors.
Kick your feet up on the cosy wicker lounge furniture, or prepare fresh meats and veggies on the BBQ and share dishes around a shaded table for six.
Beyond the patio is plenty of pebbled yard for the little ones to run wild while you linger over a bottle of fizz.
Whether you’re looking to build sand castles with your children or help them explore fascinating rock pools, Camber Sands offers the country’s most spectacular sandy beach and paddling-friendly waters right on the doorstep of Sandy Retreat.
Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Sandy Retreat has been specially equipped with everything a parent would need when bring your baby on holiday such as a high chair, stair gate & travel cot.
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 White Sand holiday cottage.
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 White Sand, 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, Sandy Retreat is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
“Excellent quality in an ideal location” Oct 2015
Sandy Retreat lived up to all our expectations and we enjoyed a very happy and relaxing break.
This was especially rewarding as our original choice of cottage was ruled out at the last minute due to the Environment Agency conducting beach enhancement close to the cottage.
Well done to Richard at Beside the Sea holidays for coming up with such a wonderful alternative at very short notice.
“Fantastic!” Sep 2015
What a gem! Fantastic location, professionally serviced and well maintained property. Everything you could wish for…every little detail has been thought of – right down to the lovely little gifts left for us. Richard is a pleasure to deal with too – responds promptly to any and all queries.
Have booked our next holiday already.
Thank you Richard – it’s been a hassle-free break.
“Very well equipped and well maintained” Aug 2015
The property is ideal for families, situated just five minutes walk from the beach with a secure small back garden and a very quiet neighbourhood.The property is exactly as described on the website and was very clean and the owners had taken the trouble to provide extras eg wifi,computer games ,books and DVDs,the kitchen contained everything we needed right down to foil and greaseproof paper.The letting agents were excellent we needed their help on several occasions and the response was always swift and very polite. Their were eight of us staying in this property and not once did we run out of hot water.
“Great family house in a fantastic location” Aug 2015
We were 8 persons, 4 adults – 4 kids, staying at “Sandy Retreat” for a week in August 2015. The house was very much up to the job, well equipped, clean and tidy. Bedrooms are of a decent size, with two of the rooms well suited for couples.The outdoor space is great, with sunlight for most of the day end evening. Off street parking available just outside the back door. This was our third time visiting the area and booking with “Beside the sea”. Booking experience, and overall service have been super every time, with quick responses to any queries and needs. Highly recommended.
“Beautiful place for a holiday with children” July 2015
Very well equipped cottage ideal for a holiday with children. We (a familiy of 5) came to Camber for the third time and it was the best house we staid in so far! Very helpful manager (Richard). The location (Camber) is ideal to go to the sandy beach (5 mins walk) or to explore Sussex and Kent. A day trip to London by train (from Ashford) will take less than an hour. We certainly will come back again. Christian
“Excellent property and location” June 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was extremely well equipped and the property manager was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I would recommend Sandy Retreat to any family looking for a relaxing holiday. Jill
“great house in a great location” May 2015
We stayed at Sandy Retreat for a week at the end of May 2015, 4 Adults and 3 children and was ample big enough, the house itself is very well equipped, and was immaculate upon arrival. we will be back again next year. I would absolutely recommend.
We barely touched the surface of the surrounding area, Hastings and Rye are both very nice in different ways. If traveling with children the only thing i would be aware of is that generally the local pubs don’t serve food until 6pm, which caused us a small issue, that said a brilliant family holiday. Mark
“We enjoyed our week very much” April 2015
We enjoyed our week very much – the house is perfect, very well equipped indeed, and were lucky with the weather!!
Thanks also for the nibbles and drink on arrival – it was very much appreciated.
Our children are already saying that they want to go back again next year, so that must be a good sign….. Richard
“Great house, great location, great weekend!” Feb 2015
We stayed at Sandy Retreat for a long weekend with two children under five. The house was clean, fully equipped and beautifully furnished. It was the most family friendly place we have stayed and included step up stools, pushchair, plastic tableware and night lights. The house was spacious yet cosy and we enjoyed evenings in by the fire making use of the DVDs, free wifi and selection of games.
Camber beach was only a five minute walk away as were a small selection of beachside cafes and restaurants. The town of Rye was a 10 minute drive away and was good for exploring, it’s variety of tea rooms and further choice of places to eat. Susan
“Really relaxing break , and what a fabulous beach !” May 2014
We stayed here with our friends for a few days and found the property excellent, the decor was light and fresh and fully equiped , although all our party are retired so didn’t make use of the wiii .Wi Fi was good and there was a useful guide to all the local attractions including the Green Owl pub which served great home cooked food .
We relaxed in the evenings on the decking and made use of the shiny bbq , local farm shop providing the burgers etc.We walked over the dunes most days to find a really lovely beach which is kept nice and clean and the Kit Kat Cafe provides the obligatory ‘ cup of tea ‘.
The beds were soft and comfortable and the bathrooms spotless and we liked the kitchen / diner in prference to lounge / diners which we have stayed in before , seems so much better to retire to the lounge after a hearty meal.All in all a really relaxing stay with a great location, within walking distance of Rye , 5 miles ,which is great for antiques and a lovely church and castle . Will definately be returning. Ward
“really recommend this lovely holiday home” April 2014
We spent a week at Sandy Retreat over Easter with friends and our children, and can really recommend this lovely holiday home. It’s perfectly equipped with everything you need including 2 pushchairs, so we didn’t even pack ours!
Comfy beds, good water pressure in the shower, and a kitchen that had everything we needed to cook for 7 people.
The house location is ideal, Camber Sands is a fantastic beach. We particularly enjoyed kite flying and paddling. We packed a lot into our holiday but were always pleased to arrive back at this lovely house. Maddy
“stay was fantastic” Nov 2013
The stay was fantastic, we really did enjoy it. The kitchen was very well kitted out and we all loved the snuggly electric fire in the living room. Thanks as well for the taxi information, came in handy when we were going to and from Rye. Oh and was very helpful and appreciated having the starter kit – juice, milk, teas etc. Laura
“a perfect honeymoon” Sep 2013
Very beautiful house, perfect weather, lovely beach! All what we need for a perfect honeymoon . Thanks for letting us spend time in this beautiful house!!! Matthias
“everything you could possibly want” Aug 2013
Beautifully appointed house, set in a very pretty estate , everything you could possibly want had been thought of, especially if holidaying with children. Furnished to a high standard, Beds and sofas really comfortable. There was all the beach equipment you could need, and the cottage also had board games and toys for the children. The owners had left detailed instructions how to use everything, and also a comprehensive guide to the local area and restaurants.
The beach was lovely and only a 5 walk from the cottage. Camber Sands is very quiet but well located to visit larger towns such as Rye and Hastings. Linda
“enjoyed it very much!” Aug 2013
It was our last week here in England. We enjoyed it very much! too much things to do, we have to come back! Hastings was a surprise, Dover a little disappointment, Rye and the beach in Camber lovely! Christine
“a great holiday” July 2013
We have had a great holiday in Camber, the weather was fine, the house great. We’ve seen a lot. the beach is almost too big, Rye was great to see and walk around. We also been to London by train. Royal Tunbridge Wells by car and we have been walking in the area, Rye Harbour and a nature park near Lydd, wonderfull. And we’ve used the BBQ a lot! Thanks from all the family. Johan
“Great stay” July 2013
Great stay, the house worked very well for us. Ended a fine week tour in Europe and Asia. Keith
“a wonderful week” July 2013
Such a friendly house, most probably like its owners. Thank you for a wonderful week. Dwain
“Wonderful holidays!” May 2013
Wonderful holidays! We felt at home, the house is well equipped and decorated with such care…The area is also perfect, so much things to see and do. We’ll come back. Yvonnick
“fabulous weekend” Mar 2013
I just wanted to email and say that we had a fabulous weekend staying in Sandy Retreat. The house was fantastic and the arrival goodies were a great bonus! Louise
“a beautiful house” Aug 2012
it was a very nice trip, Sandy Retreat is a beautiful house and Rye is a perfect middle aged town. We will come back!
Thank you for your always helpful information and tips!
“We will be back!” July 2012
we have fully enjoyed our time in England. Thank you very much for the extra portion of sunshine! 🙂
Your organisation was excellent, the house spacious, well equipped and set in a beautiful surrounding, the area quiet, wonderful beach and perfect for excursions … We will be back!
Thank you and kind regards
“It was fantastic!” June 2012
It was fantastic! The house was amazing and beyond expectations, everything seemed to have been thought of and provided and it was spotlessly tidy with great quality fixtures and appliances.
We would definitely recommend it to friends and family and would love to stay again ourselves one day. It obviously helped that we had good weather too and were on the beach almost every day – although not always for long!
Everything about our experience of “Beside the Sea” is very positive, from the look and feel of your website to the quality of the property and the little welcome bundle with bread, butter etc and wine!
“We enjoyed our stay very much” June 2012
Thank you for asking. We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything went perfectly, the weather was very nice the full first week and we found a lot to do.
We will recommend this house to our friends.