Tauranga, maori for “place of rest,”is just that—the perfect place to take a break from the bustle. This stylish, detached holiday cottage is just 1.5 hours from London, within the award winning White Sand development and just a stone’s throw from epic Camber Sands beach. On the other side is internationally significant grassland, and a bit further afield—about five miles—is the historic medieval town of Rye, ripe for exploring.
Back at Tauranga, sprawl out in comfort in a two-bedroom cottage equipped with modern perks—from the Sonos speaker and Wii gaming system to the Blu-ray player and extensive movie collection. Or opt for quiet evenings by the bbq in the garden.
Sleeps 4 people (sofa bed can sleep + 2 for short breaks only)
5 min walk to beach
5 miles from Rye
Modern contemporary furnishing
South facing decked garden
Reserved parking space
Wi-Fi – Fast Fibre Wireless Broadband
Smart 4K UHDTV 40”
Now TV box (Sky)
Ipod Dock (to main bedroom)
Sonos Music Streaming System – Internet Radio / stream your favourite tunes from either Apple or Android devices
Nintendo Wii complete with games
Flat screen 40” TV/ with Smart Blu-ray to 2nd bedroom
Selection of Blu Rays, DVD board games and books
Dining & Lounging
Casual yet luxurious, the living area delights with pops of colour and plenty of tech to keep you entertained. Pick a film from the extensive library to watch on the ultra high definition TV with Now Tv and Blu-ray player, or set the soundtrack for relaxing on the Sonos Music Streaming System. Open the doors to the garden to invite a breeze, or light the electric fireplace on chilly evenings in.
Stylish and functional, the kitchen is fully equipped with a full suite of appliances as well as a washing machine and microwave/grill combo. A breakfast bar sets the scene for morning tea, and a dining area offers a spot for lingering over a bottle of wine.
Bed & Bath
Brimming with natural light, two first-floor bedrooms beckon you to unpack and make yourself at home. Play tunes on the iPod dock and get snug in the first bedroom with queen-size bed, and let kids or close friends share the second guest bedroom with two twins and a 40″ TV.
For shorter stays, two more guests can claim the full-size sleeper sofa, making Tauranga an economical option for quick getaways. A pristine family bathroom features a shower/tub combination with removable shower head.
Enjoy magical evenings right at home on the back garden. Chat around candlelit dinners at a round table for four, and feel the sea breezes as you share stories around crackling flames in the bbq. Sliding doors lead to the living space—leave them open for breezy indoor/outdoor living.
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 Tauranga.
Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Tauranga holiday cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.
Pet Friendly Tauranga
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 Tauranga, 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, Tauranga 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 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, Tauranga is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
Tauranga Guest Book
“Lovely place in a very peaceful and quiet neighbourhood” Sep 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house, was perfect with a little child too. Great kitchen, clean, very well equipped house. Just a short walk to the amazing beach at Camber along with pubs and restaurants nearby. Would definitely recommend it, and we hope to visit again.
“Superb cottage in great location” Sep 2015
I stayed here with my wife and parents in September.
We found the cottage to be immaculate and very well equipped
I can’t think of anything that was missing
The location is great for Camber Sands and a good location for exploring the surrounding area
“Well equipped, tastefully decorated, cosy accommodation” Feb 2015
Very cosy accommodation for a February break for 3 generations plus pooch. Close to the amazing beach, a scattering of pubs and restaurants and some convenience stores so we managed a week car free but there are taxi companies and bus services to Rye and Hastings. Very speedy service from the property managers when a light blew. Hearty meals served in the local pub – very attentive staff and doggy/child friendly..would definitely stay again. Joanne
“Perfect Holiday” Dec 2014
Hi Richard & Sophie, just wanted to say a big thank you for our stay in Tauranga, we loved it!! Thank you for the welcome goodies, we will recommend you to family and friends. Thanks again. Merry Christmas to you both x Steve & Michelle
“Perfect Holiday” July 2014
This is the second time we have been in this wonderful house and we will return for more perfect holidays at Camber beach! The house is made up to a very high standard and has everything one needs during a holiday. We ( a family with a 11 year old daughter and a black Labrador) enjoyed the dog friendly house and beach and the beautiful countryside. There is plenty to do for everyone: spending time on the beach, visiting Dover Castle, Battle or Rye, watersports, karting and so on. Looking forward to come back!. Tarquin
“Superb location for families (and dogs)” July 2014
This was our second visit to Camber Sands and Tauranga. It proved to be another thoroughly enjoyable holiday, particularly as this holiday home also welcomes dogs.
Camber beach is within walking distance. Section B is open to dogs during the summer months. Some of the major attractions, such as Battle Abbey and Dover Castle, are also dog-friendly.
The house had everything we needed. Larger families (we are only three plus a Labrador) should probably opt for one of the larger properties within the portfolio of holiday homes. I think it is probably perfect for four people sharing.
If you need a larger supermarket, we would recommend the Sainsbury’s Sedlescombe Road store north of Hastings (McDonald’s is next door if you have to bribe the children before/after visiting some of the cultural attractions in the area).
Children: Lydd is approx. 20 minutes away by car for karting. Additionally, you might like to look up Action Watersports in Lydd for various activities (not cheap, but worth a visit).
Another point: the process of booking Tauranga online was very efficient, and the response time is excellent. Julia
“Welcoming homely holiday house!” May 2014
My husband, my two daughters (13 and 15 year olds) and our Border Terrier Maisy stayed in this house for two nights to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. When we arrived at the house we were very excited! The house was everything we could have hoped for and more. The rooms were comfortable and homely and nicely decorated. Everything was very clean and tidy. There were lots of extras like a welcome pack of chocolate cake, biscuits and apple juice. There was milk in the fridge, teabags, coffee and sugar on the side. Even kitchen, downstairs toilet and upstairs bathroom had lovely liquid soaps in them. Fantastic! Lovely towels and plenty for all of us, some really good dvd/blueray films for us all to enjoy! Location was great, easy walk to the beach (where Maisy went mad with happiness) and easy to drive into Rye for an explore. We definitely want to return and stay for longer! Most important to us was the Maisy dog could come with us to be part of our holiday and that is how we found this property as it was listed as pet friendly which it definitely was!. Nilla
“Comfortable warm cottage during a stormy week” Jan 2014
We stayed at Tauranga for a week over New Year’s. We booked last minute and had a very smooth booking procedure, then received detailed and tailor made information. We knew the weather was likely to be wet and wild, so we wanted a comfortable place to stay, which is what we found.
We visited Hastings, Rye and Folkestone, enjoyed getting there using the coastal roads where possible. The children (9, 11 and 14) much appreciated the internet connection, the collection of dvd’s and the spread of tv programs that were on offer.
The cottage is very well equipped and we were able to stay nice and warm. The welcome package was a really nice touch. Marleen
“everything was perfect” July 2013
Everything was perfect, we had a lovely holiday in a beautiful house. Thank you, we will definitely be back. Carsten
“a wonderful holiday” July 2013
we spent a wonderful holiday in England and enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house Tauranga. Astrid
“Our second visit” June 2013
Our second visit and the house and welcome pack just as lovely. Thank god for the ‘fire’, very windy and grey out but cosy inside. We enjoyed our stay anyway and would recommend to friends as always. Jane
“beautiful relaxing home” May 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A beautiful relaxing home. Thank you for the welcome pack-much appreciated! Thoroughly enjoyed exploring this beautiful area. Carmel
“it was very hard to leave” May 2013
Thank you for all your help and assistance, we had a lovely time at Tauranga. I must say that the house was so comfortable, it was very hard to leave. I am sure we’ll be back there again one day. Simon
“perfect place for our holidays” Mar 2013
after five more days in London we are back home now. Once again, we want to thank you for the professional and friendly help and support. Tauranga was an absolute perfect place for our holidays. My family wants to go to England again next Easter. Toralf
“We had a lovely time” Nov 2012
We had a lovely time and found the house very warm and well equipped. We also really appreciated the local goodies on arrival! Despite the weather we managed some good walks and the dog had a lovely time running on the beach. We also liked Rye and bought more local goodies to try during the week.
“We had a perfect week” Oct 2012
We had a perfect week in White Sands, cottage was lovely, everything as described. We couldn’t wish for a better place to stay. Best cottage experience in the UK so far….
Greetings from Germany and best regards
Volker Lang and family
“We loved the house” Aug 2012
We had a great week, thank you. We were lucky with the weather- it only rained on one day, so the kids spent many happy hours on the beach (which wore them out beautifully). We loved the house too, really thoroughly and thoughtfully equipped. So, a good time had by all 🙂
Thanks again and best wishes
“Tauranga is a lovely place to stay” July 2012
Yes, we enjoyed our stay at Tauranga. The weeks toward our holiday, we were a bit worried about the weather, but it looks like we got one of the best weeks this year! Tauranga is a lovely place to stay. Because of the weather we just saw a bit of the surroundings (but more of the beach). The home is very complete, nice and clean. If anyone is looking for a place to stay in the south of England, we will certainly recommend it.
“Our stay was lovely” June 2012
Our stay was lovely. We had good weather and enjoyed the nearby sea/beach very much.
The cottage itself was excellent! All the comfort and luxury we needed.
Nearby pubs were dog friendly en provided good meals. (& fine Ale 😉
“loved the beach” June 2012
Very nice thank you, lovely cottage, so very nice to come back to after a day out. Our dog Cooper(boxer) was happy also and loved the beach. He chilled out after a short while and was well behaved, we didn’t even need to use the stair gate to keep him downstairs! We loved Rye also- so many antique shops – heaven. Altogether a nice little break.
Thank you for our welcome pack- was most delicious.
“We had such a great time!” May 2012
We had such a great time! It was all so easy with the house and we spent most of the time on the beach/watching Eurovision so all in all a great weekend! Thanks for your help