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2 bed cottage with views over the marsh & sea

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bed cottage with views over the marsh & sea

Wake in comfort to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh, then warm up in the many atmospheric pubs with intriguing histories, resident ghouls, roaring fireplaces, cracking ales and tasty pub grub, walk along our pebbled beach, look out across the shimmering blue sea and you’ll feel like you’ve discovered another world.

Stay at Coastguard’s Lantern and discover a landscape full of myth’s and legends, surrounded by the haunting loneliness of Romney Mash. A flat, open landscape of wide skies and fields criss-crossed by a lattice of drainage ditches, where yellow waterlilies float in early summer, it offers the opportunity to wander quiet lanes and paths and to visit some of its famous medieval churches and the vast stretch of historic invasion coast.

Built in this secluded spot, to help guard against smuggling and invasion, this beautiful renovated coastguard cottage is the perfect location for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life

Sleeps 4 people (+2 on sofa bed)

Dog friendly

Sea views

Beach just 80 meters away

Woodburning stove

6 miles to RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve

6 miles to medieval town of Rye

Quiet and secluded location

South facing decked garden

Nespresso coffee machine

Parking for 2 cars


Flat screen 32” TV

Radio Broadband

X Box 360 & selection of games

DVD Player

Flat screen TV & DVD player to master bedroom

Flat screen TV & DVD player to 2nd bedroom

Selection of DVD’s, board games and books

Coastguards Lantern is a recently renovated Coastguards Cottage at Jury’s Gap, right beside the sea and not far from the village of Camber. Here you are surrounded by views in every direction – marshland designated an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) to one side and the sea to the other. This location is the perfect getaway with only your close neighbors for company and yet you are only a few minutes’ drive to the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye. Coastguards Lantern is within easy reach of local amenities including shops and many excellent pubs and restaurants for your holiday eating out.

Coastguards Lantern is a contemporary cottage with modern comforts within a modified traditional coastguards cottage. As soon as you step inside you’ll notice the huge amount of care and attention that has been given in the renovation from its former 1875 life as a Coastguards property to a cosy holiday cottage with log burner, comfortable lounge and modern kitchen – the perfect place for some well-earned R&R away from the monotonous grind of everyday life!

The newly equipped open plan kitchen/dining room in Coastguards Lantern has everything you’ll need to prepare lovely meals for your friends and family including a beautiful Range cooker, Nespresso Coffee Machine, breakfast bar and farm house style dining table where you can relax and enjoy home cooked locally sourced food – why not visit Rye and buy locally caught seafood fresh from the boat or some Romney marsh lamb from the local butchers? Beside The Sea Holidays will be more than happy to recommend our favourites!

You’ll love the comfortable lounge where you can cosy on down on the comfy sofas and enjoy watching the flames dance in the log burning stove that is the centre piece of this lovely space where you can enjoy the company of your friends and family, or relax and enjoy your own company with a good book!

Upstairs you’ll find a stunning modern bathroom with a hidden secret, a customised bath set high enough for you to be able to fully enjoy the views of the sea whilst you relax amongst the bubbles and wind away the stresses of everyday life with – dare we say, a glass of wine as your accompaniment… How perfect is that?

The large, comfortable master bedroom has a super king sized bed and un-spoilt views over the sheep studded marsh where the local smugglers plied their trade in years gone by.

The second bedroom has two 3ft beds. With the stunning view of the sea and a small flat screen TV with integrated dvd player, just in case you ever tire of watching the waves and sunset!

The cottage has a decked south-facing and quiet garden, the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring one of the many historical sites or taking a hike along one of the areas many a coastal path or marshland walks.

It is fair to say that Coastguards Lantern is the perfect holiday cottage to relax and unwind in and do as much or as little as you want and only the crackle of the fire and the crash of the waves to disturb you!

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Smith
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Camber Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    WC - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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2 bed cottage with views over the marsh & sea
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Delightful cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Well looked after and fitted out and very comfortable and clean. Clear instructions with no problems. Appreciated the little touches like fresh milk in the fridge and handmade cake and biscuits on the kitchen table. Found the Derek Jarman's Garden book in the bookshelf and went to visit it. If you want a few days to explore the unique environment that is Dungeness and its surrounds, you won't fine a better base to do it from. Had a great time..

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review.
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Lovely house, a few disappointments at the price

  • 3 of 5

A fabulous situation and a well equipped house. Attractively decorated, great bathroom. But some disappointments. Heating not on when we arrived late Friday, so the first evening we were miserably cold as house slowly warmed up. No wood for the wood burner - though note said there would be some. Lovely bed and bedroom, but in cold house with no hot water bottle or electric blanket, it was perishing. Thermostat must be set at an eco regulated temperature: so bath water borderline tepid.

No welcome pack at all - we had brought our own coffee, wine and milk, but next day wanted a cup of tea and not a tea bag to be found. No ordnance survey map - except on wall. Maybe people take them? But so useful. Sadly, major sea wall works and army actively shooting on the range blighted coastal walk to Dungeness and view towards sea from house.

None of this too important - but it's not a cheap cottage, so I think we expected a bit more.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Cosy Cottage and Wonderful Beach

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a great week's stay at Lantern Coastguard's Cottage in Jury's Gap. The cottage itself is gorgeous - really comfortable beds, cosy wood-burning stove, lovely shower/bath and very well-equipped kitchen, etc. There is everything you are likely to need, including TV, DVD, XBox and board games if the weather turns bad. But in fact, the beach (just a few metres away from the cottage) is wonderful whatever the weather and we enjoyed many hours in our wellies there, even in February. Communication with the owner is great and the whole booking/arrival process stress-free. Thank you for a relaxing week (but don't tell everyone!)

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $208.65
Pet Fee $34.78

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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