|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Tauranga (maori for ‘Place of rest’) is just that. This stylishly decorated modern holiday cottage, located on the award winning White Sand development nestled between the epic Camber Sands and internationally significant grassland is ideally situated – just a stone’s throw away from the beach yet close to the bustling, historic medieval town of Rye.
- Sleeps 4 people (sofa bed can sleep + 2 for short breaks only)
- Dog friendly
- Baby friendly
- 5 miles from Rye
- Quiet location
- Modern contemporary furnishing
- South facing decked garden
- Secure garage
- Reserved parking space
- Electric shower
- Hair dryer
- WiFi – Wireless Broadband
- Flat screen 32” HD TV
- Blu Ray Player
- Bose Ipod Dock
- Nintendo Wii complete with games
- Flat screen TV/DVD to 2nd bedroom
- Selection of Blu Rays, DVD board games and books
Quietly situated in the fisherman style village of White Sand, Tauranga is a 5 minute walk to the stunning Camber Sands beach, which is almost unbelievably less than 1.5 hours from London making Tauranga a superb base for exploring the capital.
Tauranga holiday cottage offers guests all the necessary amenities (and more besides) for a memorable stay in one of England’s most historic locations.
A contemporary designed cottage of two bedrooms, Tauranga benefits from a well proportioned and practical living space. The ground floor features a generous equipped living room with TV, Bose Ipod docking system, Blu-ray player (with extensive film library) and Wii gaming console with patio doors opening out onto the decked area of the garden. There is also a separate fully equipped kitchen which includes washing machine, microwave/grill combo and dishwasher complete with breakfast bar and seating. The first floor offers two double sized bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom.
Tauranga has been thoughtfully furnished. The sitting room has a sofa bed that can sleep another two persons for short breaks, making this holiday cottage a very cost effective option for 6 people wanting a weekend away.
Whether you are looking for adventure on the beach; kite-bugging, kite flying or wind surfing, or just in need of a relaxing break, Tauranga offers everything you will need – from a fully equipped kitchen for preparing anything you desire, audio and gaming equipment for fun after the sun (or a relaxing afternoon in).
Dogs love a big sandy beach – space to run around, sand dunes to explore, water to splash in, interesting smells to discover and plenty of other dogs to play with. So when you bring your four-legged friend to White Sand, it’s good to know that the incredible dog friendly Camber Sands beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!
Our dog friendly Camber Sands holiday cottage, Tauranga here at White Sand is the perfect place to bring your faithful furry companion. Camber’s huge sandy beach on your doorstep, lots of great places to go for walks and even dog friendly pubs so that you can both enjoy a relaxing drink after a day of sniffing about on the dunes!
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 Tauranga.
Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Tauranga holiday cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.
Tauranga 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.
Tauranga 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, Tauranga is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
This is the second time we have been in this wonderful house and we will return for more perfect holidays at Camber beach! The house is made up to a very high standard and has everything one needs during a holiday. We ( a familily with a 11 year old daughter and a black Labrador) enjoyed the dog friendly house and beach and the beautiful countryside. There is plenty to do for everyone: spending time on the beach, visiting Dover Castle, Battle or Rye, watersports, karting and so on. Looking forward to come back!
The listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, and facilities. It Was very clean and well-maintained. The agency provided an excellent service, it was possible to book and pay the house only one day before arrival! The house was perfectly well tailord to our needs and expectations.
Wir haben uns super wohl gefühlt. Vom Haus der Umgebung waren wir begeistert. Man ist ganz schnell zu Fuß am Traumstrand. Um was wir in England gar nicht erwartet hätten: Das Wetter war toll (inkl. Sonnenbrand).
Einen Stern gibt's weniger, weil in der Wohnung und auf der Terrasse viele Hundehaare waren. Auch die Küchenutensilien waren sehr klebrig. Da müsste mal eine Grundreinigung stattfinden. Dafür War der Grill wie neu. Und in der Garage sind viele nützliche Dinge für den Strand (Schaufeln, Stühle, Windschutz,...).
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 overlayed 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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