Camber, East Sussex | Sleeps 6 (Sleeps 14 with Romney Cottage)| Bedrooms 3 | Parking: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £215 per night (minimum stay varies from 2-7 nights)
Downstairs there is a large kitchen diner and double living room, plus a shower room and utility room perfect for washing off the sea salt and sand. Outside a deck offers a stunning place for an evening barbecue, complete with glorious sunsets and the sounds of birds from nearby Romney Marsh. Upstairs there are three bedrooms – two king size and a twin – plus a spacious bathroom with bath and shower.
Throughout, the colour palette is subtle and restrained; soft greys and taupe, natural cottons and linens, paired with artfully ‘shabby chic’ painted furniture and reclaimed pieces. Perfectly put together to hero the real treat – views from house and garden that stretch over the fields and across to beautiful Romney Marsh.
Walland Cottage can be rented along with its neighbour, Romney Cottage – so perfect for groups who want to spend time together but still have their own space to retreat to at the end of the day.
Kitchen: Bosch induction hob and cooker, bosch dishwasher, large fridge freezer, nespresso machine, four slice toaster, kettle. Large kitchen table seating 6.
Utility room: Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble drier, 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.
Pantry items: Tea, coffee, coffee filter, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, ketchup.
Welcome pack items: Chapel Down sparkling 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.
Adjacent Romney Marsh is a unique area, a hundred square miles famed for sweeping skies, wonderful walking and cycling along largely flat routes, and abundant wildlife. It is also bordered by the nature reserve at Dungeness.
More densely populated, but no less picturesque – the medieval port town of Rye is just a short drive away. There are a wealth of independent shops, cafes and galleries. Hastings and Brighton are also within easy reach if you would like to venture further afield.
Things to do
Some may be very content to spend every day on the beach at Camber – and why not? There are plenty of beautiful walks, and plenty of space for a family day of sandcastles, padding and picnics. Walland Cottage welcomes dogs, and the beach is dog-friendly, so your furry pal can come along too. There are plenty of activities on the water, as well as next to it. This is one of the UK’s best places for kite-surfing.
Romney Marsh is brimming with attractions; there are beautiful historic churches and buildings, nature spotting at Dungeness (a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to the uniqueness of the habitat and sheer number and diversity of species), and the 90 year old Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway.
Rye is often described as one of England’s best kept secrets. It is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in England, and it’s possible to wile away happy hours just wandering around streets with such evocative names as ‘Mermaid Street’ and ‘Watchbell Lane’ – taking in the wonderful crooked medieval houses and cobbled streets. Stop for a drink at the 11th century Mermaid Inn, before finding out more about the town’s history at the Rye Castle Museum, and stocking up for a delicious supper at the Rye Deli.
Food and Drink
If you’re a keen cook, don’t miss the Rye Farmers’ Market, held on Wednesday mornings, to stock up on local meat, fish and other produce. And to wash it down – perhaps a visit to Chapel Down Vineyard for some local English wine?
Eat out in Rye and you will be spoilt for choice. Webbe’s at the Fish Café is in a former warehouse, and serves the local seafood, often with an Asian twist. The Landgate Bistro also prides itself on using local produce and is an enduring favourite. The restaurant at The George has some more sophisticated dishes, and don’t miss the Lazy Baker, for local artisan bread.