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The Perfect Camber Sands Holiday Cottage For Your Family Getaway In 1066 Country

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights


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Welcome to the Sandy Retreat, the perfect Camber Sands holiday cottage for your family getaway in 1066 Country. This lovely modern family friendly holiday cottage overlooks a reed lined pond that harbours a whole host of nature and makes a lovely view from the cottage's front windows.

Cottage Summary

- Sleeps 8 people

- Baby friendly

- 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)

- 3 min walk to beach

- 2 hair dryers

- 5 miles from Rye

- Quiet location

- Modern contemporary furnishing

- Contemporary fireplace with flame effect electric fire

- South facing fully enclosed garden

- Secure garage with access from garden and off road parking


- WiFi - Superfast Fibre Wireless Broadband

- Flat screen 37” TV

- DVD Player

- 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

- Garden furniture


- Beach equipment (inc, sun umbrella, windbreak, buckets & spades and 2 folding adult chairs & 3 children folding chairs, Beach towels)

Stepping inside Sandy Retreat you'll feel instantly at home in it's stylish, modern, yet cosy interior. The spacious double aspect kitchen and dinning room is light and sunny and comes fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, extractor fan, electric oven and hob, toaster and microwave. This room over looks the pond at one end and the cottage's lovely, sunny garden at the other, the perfect place to enjoy eating and socialising as a family. The sitting room also overlooks both the pond and garden. The sitting room has two comfy sofas, large screen TV with DVD player and an array of DVDs that will keep all of the family happy. A games console with a selection of video games to entertain the youngsters (and the young at heart). The sitting room also hosts a contemporary electric fireplace that adds that extra feeling of warmth and homeliness to this room, it is the perfect place to enjoy fun family time or quiet relaxation after a day on the beach. From the sitting room, French doors lead to the large, partly decked fully enclosed garden complete with table and chairs and a barbecue. The south facing garden of this Camber Sands holiday cottage is the perfect place for dining Al Fresco after a day exploring the local historic sites of 1066 Country! On the first floor you'll find three large bedrooms, that can sleep up to 8 people and a family bathroom. The Master Bedroom is a light and airy double, with fitted wardrobes for storing all of your holiday clothes. The room has an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Also with flat screen TV. The second bedroom also a double with a flat screen TV and DVD player overlooks the garden and is also modern and spacious with its sleigh bed. The third bedroom is perfect for the children - which you'll notice the whole cottage is - with bunk beds and another single bed where they can play to their hearts content in this patriotically decorated, child friendly space. This Camber Sands cottage also has a family bathroom with bath and shower fitting and a cloakroom downstairs. There is allocated parking behind the cottage with access to the cottage from the parking area via the back gate, making it perfect for loading and unloading all the holiday essentials. The Sandy Retreat is the perfect holiday cottage to enjoy a family holiday or short getaway in this stunning corner of England. The cottage is just 3 minutes walk from the stunning Camber Sands beach and a short 4 mile drive to the beautiful Cinque Port town of Rye. There is also many nearby places to visit during your stay, with something to suit everyone interests. White Sands Holiday Cottages will be more than happy to help you plan where to visit during your Sandy Retreat stay.

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 holiday cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.

Sandy Retreat is perfectly located on the East Sussex/Kent border allowing you to explore two of England’s loveliest and most historic counties, East Sussex’s 1066 Country and Kent��s Garden of England. 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.

Sandy Retreat is just a short walk from Camber Sands. This wide, dune enclosed sandy beach is over 2 miles long and is the perfect spot in which to breathe in the exhilarating sea air. The village and dunes were once the haunt of smugglers, whose ill-gotten gains accounted for the prosperity of neighbouring Rye. The property offers easy access to the UK's finest beach, ideal for flying kites, making sand castles and spending relaxing family time. This wide open space is popular with windsurfers, bathers and horse riders and there is a network of footpaths and cycle routes criss-crossing the nearby wildlife reservation. When you can’t be outside, there’s a flat screen TV , DVD player and games console to keep you and the family entertained. Nearby Rye has a rich and colourful history. Its cobbled streets, enchanting church and beautifully preserved buildings are proof of the towns’ importance as a medieval Cinque Port. Rye played an important part in the defence of the realm. Local fortifications like Camber Castle are now popular tourist attractions. Perched on a hill overlooking the marshes, Rye is the perfect place to explore, shop and eat out. Its charming ancient streets are filled with a great selection of independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and a weekly market. 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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Richard Smith
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Apr 2014
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The Perfect Camber Sands Holiday Cottage For Your Family Getaway In 1066 Country
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful cottage in pretty environment

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful property. Everything you could want was available from garden swing ball to buckets and spades. Grandchildren were very well catered for with lots of plastic cups, saucers and plates. Wonderful kitchen where we all hung out which was very easy to keep clean.

Area has lots to see and do, but be warned about the speeding traffic - no one drives to the speed limit!

Would definitely return to Sandy Retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to post this lovely review. It was great to meet you and hope to see you back again next year! Richard & Sophie
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great house, perfect if you have a toddler

  • 5 of 5

perfect perfect property for young kids.

great quality cot bed, had literally everything we would need for our toddler. 2 great working strollers.

felt really safe and incredibly clean and kitted out well.

comfy beds and lots of hot water for showers.

everything was easy to use and the folders with all the instructions for the house had all the information we needed.

top recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this lovely review of your stay. We are really pleased the whole family enjoyed the cottage and all the facilities it has for the little ones!
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Wounderful House and a good stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a really good stay. England is an exiting country with a lot of beautyful towns and a wounderful countrieside. The house was really lovley and the owners nice and attentive.

We will come back as soo as possible!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome to 1066 Country

1066 country, the corner of East Sussex where a monumental battle famously reshaped the nation, boasts a classically beautiful English landscape infused with an epic sense of history.

What is 1066 Country?

A landscape of moated castles, steam railways, picturesque seaside towns and steep-cobbled streets, this is 1066 country. Scenes overlay through the passing centuries that today survive in composite to create the archetypal image of England. An England which, hundreds of years ago, had its fate decided here in this beautiful coastal pocket of East Sussex, where an Norman invasion force successfully landed on these shores and won a famous victory, forging a new nation and forever changed the course of this countries history. In 1066 Country you’re surrounded by countryside and coastal reaches so abundant with the historical evidence of the past thousand years, it’s impossible to imagine how this country may have evolved had Harold Godwinson, later to become Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king, won the battle of Hastings on the 14 October 1066, a date since etched into the national consciousness. As it was, the day and the crown belonged to William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy.

1066 Country Today

Thankfully 1066 country today, ringing with the history of events born from perceived betrayals and false promises, never disappoints its guests. 1066 country offers its visitors a countless array of famous historical sites and crumbling fairytale ruins of ancient castles. Immaculate country houses set in magnificent gardens are scattered across a backdrop of rolling fields dotted with sheep and woodlands intersected with steep-banked lanes that weave their way through tiny hamlets and charming villages. To the south lies the region’s coast, encompassing the towns of Bexhill, Hastings and England's prettiest town, Rye, cradled to the west by the chalky bolster of the South Downs. This is soon to become a national park and bracing walks along gorse-lined ridges provide sweeping sea views to rival those of the raptors riding lazy circles in the thermals above.

1066 Country Coast

It’s easy to lose hours roaming around the many picturesque 1066 country towns such as Rye. However, when the hill climbing finally takes its toll the perfect antidote lies just a couple of miles away to the edge of 1066 country at the majestic Camber Sands. Here the cobbles and shingle that define the beaches of the south-east coast finally give way to a beautiful broad tract of unspoilt sandy beach and sheltering dunes. Beguiling as the 1066 country coast may be, neither the region’s beauty or its history diminishes as you journey inland. While Rye may have had its adopted son in Henry James, one of 1066 country’s most passionately patriotic literary exponents also made his home in the countryside of this special part of East Sussex, where he composed this most appropriate piece of poetry: England’s on the anvil - hear the hammers ring – Clanging from the Severn to the Tyne! Never was a blacksmith like our Norman King, England’s being hammered, hammered, hammered into line So goes the first verse of The Anvil, a poem in praise of the forging of a unified English nation under William The Conqueror, written by an author born nearly 800 years later, in 1865 – Rudyard Kipling. His family home of Bateman’s, situated here in 1066 country, just outside the delightful village of Burwash, is now owned by the National Trust and remains the essence of the pastoral idyll safely hidden at the heart of the Empire.

Countryside and Castles, 1066 Country

The perfect solution to enjoying the countryside at the heart of 1066 country, in a manner that Kipling would surely have approved, is a journey on the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway. As the country’s finest example of a light rural railway, you can even dine during your journey in restored Pullman Cars, drinking in the view through the puff of steam as the line travels through the unspoilt Rother Valley to terminate at Bodiam, the location of one of England’s famous ‘fairytale’ castles. Bodiam Castle, with its beautifully preserved and spectacularly turreted quadrangular walls, built in 1385 rising from it's broad moat, provides an image that has become the personification of an English medieval castle. Another spectacular 1066 country moated castle can be found at Herstmonceux, situated north west of Hastings. Constructed in 1441, Herstmonceux Castle became the temporary home to the Royal Greenwich Observatory shortly after the Second World War in a bid to avoid London’s increasing light pollution. The observatory moved again, this time to Cambridge in 1990, yet the legacy of its six working telescopes survives, with three still open for guided evening observations.


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Sep 3 2016 - Nov 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 19 2016
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Christmas / New Year 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Apr 28 2017 - May 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
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May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
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Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
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Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $245

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Camber Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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