Romney Cottage

Camber, East Sussex | Sleeps 6 + 2 (Sleeps 14 with Walland Cottage) | Bedrooms 3 | Parking: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes

From £225 per night (minimum stay varies from 2-7 nights)

Description

Romney Cottage is one of a pair of detached farmworkers cottages, which has been beautifully renovated – keeping the quiet simplicity of its past, but providing a cosy, welcoming home from home. Surrounded by fields, and just the shortest of walks to beautiful Camber Sands, Walland Cottage sits quietly in its surroundings.

Inside the chalky colours are soft and muted, with accents of soft green and sea blue, to echo the beautiful views outside. There are carefully painted vintage finds throughout, and the cosy sofas and beds – all dressed with beautiful French linen sheets, blankets and cushions – just invite relaxation. While the large, open plan, kitchen dining room is perfect for relaxed suppers.

Outside, on warm evenings, make the most of the large deck where you can enjoy the big open skies and quiet isolation; or wander the short distance to the beach to take in the sunset.

Two spacious king-size bedrooms and one twin room make this a great house for a family or small group. Downstairs there is ample space to spread out; the huge utility room and downstairs shower will be handy when it comes to sorting out beach gear and washing off the sand

Romney Cottage is one of a pair of cottages that can be rented together (Walland Cottage) – which is ideal for a larger group or two families that want to holiday, while keeping some separation

Features

Kitchen: Electric range cooker, dishwasher, small fridge, nespresso machine, four slice toaster, kettle. Large kitchen table seating 6/8.

Utility room: sink, washing machine, tumble drier, second large fridge freezer, microwave.

Living Room: Double aspect room with log burner, Smart tv, two sofas, armchair, games cupboard.

Bedroom 1: King size bed with French linen sheets. Chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2: King size bed with French linen sheets. Chest of drawers.

Bedroom 3: Twin size beds, French linen sheets, chest of drawers.

Bathroom 1: Bath, large separate shower.

Playroom/study: Futon sofa bed, second smart tv.

Pantry items: Tea, coffee, coffee filter, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, ketchup.

Welcome pack items:  Chapel Down sparkline wine, Rye Chocolates chocolate bar, Nespresso pods, Romney Wool company bath and shower gels.

Garden: Private, fenced garden with decking and lawn. Views over the farm.

Parking: parking for 3 cars. Charge point for electric cars.

Location

The big draw here has to be Camber Sands – one of the South Coast’s few uninterrupted stretches of sand and dunes. More than three miles long, there is no need to be among crowds here, whether you’re enjoying a summer beach day or winter walk. Camber Sands is less than a minute away by foot.

Romney Cottage also sits by Romney Marsh, which offers walking & cycling, beautiful old pubs, churches and historic villages, along with a whole plethora of wildlife. The nature reserve of Dungeness also lies nearby.

If you’re hankering for a bit more bustle, then luckily the town of Rye is within a short hop. This medieval port offers historical interest, beautiful streets to wander, and a huge choice of unique places to eat, drink and shop.

Things to do

If it’s the beach life that appeals, you could spend all of your time on Camber Sands, and never need the car. Whether it is long walks with the dog, days spent beach-combing, paddling and building sandcastles with the kids, or water-based activities such as wind or kite-surfing, Camber won’t disappoint.

Romney Marsh has lots to offer, too – bring your bike and cycle the (mainly flat) routes around beautiful churches and historic villages, stopping for refreshment at any one of the traditional local pubs. Dungeness has captured the imagination of many artists over the years with its unique landscape; soak up the views or do some bird and nature-watching (it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to the sheer number of species to be found here).

If you have never been to Rye, it is a must-visit. Work up an appetite by finding out about the town’s history at the Rye Castle Museum, or simply by wandering the beautiful cobbled streets, bordered by medieval timber-framed houses that look exactly as they would have done when this was a bustling port – then stop for something to eat at the Rye Deli or a pint at the historic Mermaid Inn.

Food and Drink

Rye is known as a food mecca, thanks in part to the Scallop Festival which runs in February ever year, but also due to the range and number of cafés and restaurants that are on offer here. Webbe’s offers seafood with an Asian twist, along with traditional, locally caught, fish and chips. The Landgate Bistro and The George also welcome diners looking for something both traditional and modern – using the best of local produce. Pop into the Lazy Baker for some delicious bread to take home. Keen cooks might want to head to Rye for the Farmers’ Market, which takes place on Wednesday mornings, and brings together the best of local produce.

Closer to Romney Cottage there is still a good range of choice. Romney Marsh has a wide selection of traditional pubs, many once home to smugglers, but now offering a hearty welcome to visitors to the area, along with their pints of ale. The Britannia or the Pilot Inn both offer good pub lunches if you’re exploring Dungeness.

Don’t miss the Gallivant, whose modern British menu has won awards. The Rye Bay Bar & Grill, or The Clam are both nearby and offer breakfast and lunch and with a relaxed, laid back vibe.