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Short walk to beach.Rye 3 mile.Views over SSSI marsh. 60+ 5* Trip Advisor review

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Camber Sands, Rye, East Sussex, England - Quiet location backing onto the SSSI protected marsh, Short walk to the dunes and sandy beach

Marsh View Cottage, Camber Sands, is ideally located, being just a short walk to the dunes and sandy beach, yet with the SSSI protected marshes, part of the Romney Marshes, directly behind the cottage, offering uninterrupted views across the wildlife rich SSSI marshes,from the rear of the property and its own private fully enclosed back garden.We are located in the Whitesands area of the village, and just 3 miles from the picturesque, quaint, medieval town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, ancient buildings and rich history.

Due to all of the fraudulent listings on the booking sites we are now recommending that before you enquire or book here you should independently verify the rental by internet searching for the house name and area to verify it's existence by searching for Marsh View Cottage, Camber Sands, Scammers have been throwing up fake listings on Home Away etc. But no scammer is going to take the time to also set up a custom website and Facebook page for a fake rental. Please protect yourself and spread the word

Please do visit our own website for many more photographs, guest comments,up to date calendar, full information etc on There is also a link from our website to our 60 + 5***** TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS.

The dunes and sandy beach are just a few moments stroll away to the front. Parking is directly outside the front door.

There are good walks and cycle routes locally. We provide 2 adult cycles for guests use [please provide own helmets]

The accommodation downstairs is an open plan, well equipped kitchen and light and airy living room. There is a separate utility area with a washer/dryer and also a downstairs cloakroom.The rear garden has a gas BBQ, tables, chairs, parasols and views across the SSSI protected marshes.

We provide a welcome pack of essential starter provisions such as bread,butter, milk and an initial supply of tea,coffee and sugar to start you off,so you can have a hot drink as soon as you arrive. We also provide an additional large welcome basket of especially made to order produce as well as bath robes,slippers,mini toiletries in the master bedroom.

Marsh View Cottage,Camber Sands, Rye is lovingly managed by its owners (not agent managed) so offering a personal, caring service throughout.As we use the cottage ourselves, as do our children and tiny grandchildren,we have made the cottage as comfortable and well equipped as we can. Additional photos and guest book comments available to see on our own website

We are just 3 miles from the picturesque, ancient town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, historic buildings,tales of invasion, smuggling and ghosts! Rye is a joy to visit and attracts visitors from all over the globe to explore this ancient hill top town, with its independent shops,antiques shops, historic inns, quaint tea rooms and some excellent restaurants.

If you are staying with young children we also provide a high chair, travel cot and mattress,folding travel style stair gates, plug in night lights,and socket covers as well as plastic plates,cups,bowls and baby spoons.

We allow a maximum of 2 small/medium well behaved dogs or 1 larger dog.We provide dog bowls, but please bring your own dog beds and towels for your dog. The beach is dog friendly all year round, with a dog free section during May-end of September.There are dog friendly places to eat and drink,both in walking distance, in Rye and slightly further afield.A full list of dog friendly establishments within a 6 mile radius is available in the cottage guest information folder to further assist you.

We are on the borders with Kent, making an ideal base for exploring both counties and historic 1066 country.

At less than 2 hours drive to London [rail links also available] why not take a day trip to London during your stay too? For visitors from Europe, we are about a 1 hour drive from the Port of Dover and half an hours drive from Ashford International

Our weekend breaks are especially popular and book up ALL year round. Camber sands is not JUST for summer! Arrive Friday afternoon and stay until around 6pm on the Sunday for a relaxing weekend away.Lovely welcome basket included in ALL of our breaks however long your stay.

If you do not receive a reply via Owners Directs email within 12 hours max. please do try our telephone number or email us via our own website. Please enquire for prices of short breaks. Minimum stay 2 nights except in peak season.

More Details

Sue & Tony Pierce
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Sue & Tony Pierce

We have furnished & equipped Marsh View Cottage to a high standard and a real 'home from home'. As we,our children and small grandchildren all use the cottage too, we wanted it to be as comfortable as possible and our guests comments reflect this too

Sue & Tony Pierce purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Sue & Tony Pierce chose Camber

We love the area! Always feel relaxed after staying there and the people are friendly. Love walking on the beach whatever the time of year or weather. The great shops,restaurants,tea rooms,ancient inns in the chocolate box pretty cobbled town of Rye are just up the road. What more could anyone want?

What makes this cottage unique

A short walk to the dunes and sandy beach

Views across the Romney Marshes from our private, rear, fully enclosed garden.

The chocolate box pretty & ancient town of Rye is just 3 miles away

Located on the borders with Kent & in 1066 country

Great local restaurants, tea rooms, ancient inns

Lots to see and do for all ages and tastes

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having read many of the 5* reviews on Trip Advisor, we had high hopes for our short break at Marsh View...and we were definitely not disappointed. There are many lessons to be learnt from Tony & Sue about how to make your guests feel welcome and special and ensure a relaxing break. Every detail is thought of - the legendary welcome hamper had delicious hand baked goodies and other luxury items as well as the provisions in the fridge (including wine!) ensuring that even if you arrive late evening as we did, you can rest knowing you have everything you need for a lazy breakfast, brunch or even lunch! Even Benji our puppy was catered for with a delicious bag of liver cake treats as well as a bone.

The extra touches such as the lovely toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and even shower caps, combs, sewing kits are what you would expect of a high quality hotel and the addition of these to a self-catering cottage in our opinion sets the bar way above the competition. But the touches don't stop there - with a cupboard stocked with everything you could possibly need - umbrellas, beach bag and towels, high chair, stair gates, first aid kit, even a safe and a selfie stick, the latest DVDs, a Wii and everything you need for a rainy day!! And that's not to mention the shed and barbeque!!

The cottage was spotlessly clean (which for someone who is a bit OCD about these things was a huge plus), beautifully decorated with lovely touches everywhere you look. The view across the marsh and the sheep was a lovely view to wake up to but we loved the less than 5 minute walk to the beach - very steep dunes not for the faint hearted but perfect for a 10 year old and the puppy to burn off plenty of energy!! We were blessed with lovely weather if a little chilly but enjoyed the cafe on the beach whilst the boys played!

The Owl was a friendly welcome for Mother's Day lunch with nothing too much for the hosts. Rye (and Simply Italian) are not to be missed. The wealth of information in the cottage on dog friendly eateries was very welcome as were the takeaway menus!!

All in all we commend Tony & Sue for their amazing attention to detail and we are definitely going back - we are currently selecting dates for our next weekend away. This is a gem of a holiday cottage and you would be mad not to try it out!!!
Mar 2016
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Camber Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • The upstairs family bathroom has a full sized bath plus electric shower over the bath. There is also a downstairs cloakroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. We provide bath robes, slippers and mini toiletries for adults in this room. Bedroom 2 has 2 3ft. Single beds, suitable for adults or children. A travel cot is also available. Each bedroom has TV/DVD combo & hairdryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is located on the popular White Sands area of Camber village. Our cottage is perfectly located being a short walk to the dunes and beach but also having uninterrupted views across the SSSI marshes from its own private, rear, fully enclosed garden. We are in one of the quieter areas of Camber and only 3 miles from the chocolate box pretty town of Rye.We are on the Kent borders. Parking is directly outside the front door. All towels and high quality bedding provided. We provide bath robes,slippers,mini toiletries in the master bedroom as well as a welcome pack of basic starter provisions including an initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar and milk, bread, butter, eggs etc. We also provide a welcome basket of provisions which may include some local produce and a selection of preserves,freshly baked items, wine etc. We accept up to 2 small/medium well behaved dogs. Two larger dogs may be accepted if there are only 2 people staying. Outside: There is a small,private and fully enclosed rear garden with views across the sheep studded and SSSI protected marshes.The marshes are habitat to a number of protected species of wildlife. A shed houses 2 adult cycles [please provide own helmets],UV shade tent,beach chairs and windbreaks. The garden is part decking,shingle and grass and we provide a gas BBQ and tools.A table and chairs with parasol is on the decking and a further small table with 2 chairs and parasol is on the shingle. To the front there is an off street private parking bay belonging to our cottage directly outside the front door. Utility Room: The utility room has a washer/dryer for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality 600 count Egyptian bedding is provided as are towels - 2 per person.Tea towels are provided and a hand towel in the downstairs cloakroom. For guests staying 2 weeks or more a linen and towel change can be provided half way through the stay. Other: The property also has a downstairs cloakroom.


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Short walk to beach.Rye 3 mile.Views over SSSI marsh. 60+ 5* Trip Advisor review
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional cottage. An amazing welcome basket got our stay off to a fantastic start. The attention to detai by the owners ls first class. Only a few moments walk to the lovely sandy beach and the stunning town of Rye is an absolute must to visit. We have already booked our next stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the trouble for writing a review for us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and your next visit is already booked!
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Beautiful, peaceful home from home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is amazingly equipped and has everything you could wish for for a wonderful, peaceful stay. I have not stayed anywhere where the owners have paid such an attention to detail and the local area was truly beautiful. We would definitely come again the whole family, including the dog, loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with all the home comforts you could need! Highly recommend this stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Marsh View Cottage. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again one day.
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Perfect holiday cottage !

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Marsh View a few times and are already looking forward to going back in October. The attention to detail is second to none to ensure the perfect holiday with all the home comforts ! Being only a short walk from the beach it's ideal for our dog too, Camber Sands is so beautiful all year round.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review for Marsh View Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again in October
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Scallop Festival

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed with fantastic weather for our 4 day stay. The house was lovely and as everyone comments, the small touches are much appreciated - gifts for adults and pets alike. The walks on the beach were fabulous, there is an excellent restaurant within walking distance, and we also found the only taxi driver that works after 5pm to take us into Rye for a couple of lovely evening meals. Rye itself is a charming town that is worth a walk around as well. We had never visited this part of the UK and would definitely consider returning. The house made for a lovely base - really home from home. Many thanks to Tony and Sue.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Beach Bistro at The Gallivant
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Camber Sands
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The local area is popular with walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts - with kite surfing school on the beach.The area is very popular for fishing,birdwatching golfing,wildlife watching,painting,photography and history

Rye Harbour Nature reserve is a few minutes drive away and Dungeness Nature Reserve is approx 7 miles away


Camber Sands has the only sand dune formation in East Sussex. It takes approx. 5-8 minutes to reach the sand dunes on foot. The beach is sandy and at low tide is half a mile in depth and leaves little pools which are very popular with small children. The dunes can be avoided but would be a 10-15 minute walk on the flat but there is an adjacent car park to the flat access area of the beach.


Easily accessible by road and rail.

Nearest train station is Rye approx 3 miles away

Gatwick Airport nearest airport.

Lydd airport approx 7 miles

Dover nearest ferry port - approx 1 hours drive

Euro tunnel - Ashford International Station is approx 30 minutes drive


Rye 3 miles

Hastings 14 miles

London 75 miles

Battle 20 miles

Bodiam Castle 8 miles

Leeds Castle 21 miles

Canterbury 34 miles

Dover 40 miles

Brighton 50 miles

Dungeness 8 miles

Further Details:

Marsh View Cottage is located in historic 1066 Country and is steeped in history with many historic places of interest to visit including the actual site of the famous Battle of Hastings of 1066 which is in the town of Battle.Hastings,Bodiam Castle and Dungeness are all a short drive away too.

We are sandwiched between 2 nature reserves - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve just a very short drive away and Dungeness reserve less than 8 miles away.

The historic town of Canterbury is approx 1 hours drive away, as is the cosmopolitan city of Brighton and many other well known areas of the south east of England. We are also only 3 miles from the borders with Kent and so make an ideal base for exploring both counties.

There are some excellent restaurants, cosy ancient inns and quaint tea rooms in the local area - either in Camber itself or 3 miles away in Rye. Rye has many independent shops and antique shops, making it a popular place for looking for something original to purchase.

There is a convenience store a 10 minute walk from the cottage and further larger supermarkets within driving distance.

The picturesque, ancient town of Rye is a tourist attraction in itself, attracting visitors from around the world to explore its cobbled streets, ancient buildings and history of invasion and smuggling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.82
Refundable damage deposit $201.15

Booking Notes:


To book,we email you a booking form with our T&C's and a 25% deposit is required to secure a booking.
We provisionally hold the dates for 5 days only. The deposit and booking form must be returned within 5 days to make a firm booking.
The balance is due 8 weeks before the stay along with a refundable £150 security deposit.This refundable security deposit is returned within 10 working days
Dogs are charged at £20 per let
Payment from overseas,an extra £10 is required for bank charges
PLEASE NOTE - Owners Direct have altered their calendar which is now rather confusing and not what owners want.If in doubt about dates, please do email us or better still visit our website for an ACCURATE calendar!

Changeover Day:
Our usual arrival time is 4pm but it is sometimes possible to access the property earlier.We advise of this nearer the stay. Departure time is by 10am.
Changeover day in peak season is a Friday.Other days are possible in off peak weeks.

Notes on prices:
A minimum stay of 2 nights is accepted in off peak weeks. Our weekends are very popular and get 100% booked out all year round.Please email for prices of our short breaks - please include number of nights and approx. dates if possible.

Prices include everything except for those bringing a dog.Dogs are charged at an additional £20 per let and we accept up to 2 small/medium dogs.Owners are responsible for their dogs at all times.

By bank transfer or cheque - balance and security deposit due 8 weeks before stay, or full payment required if booked within 8 weeks of stay. The price quoted by Owners Direct does not include the refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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