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)
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
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.
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
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
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.