|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
With historic sites galore, atmospheric battlefields, stately homes, castles, ancient port towns and Norman ruins scattered across our coast and countryside, 1066 Country is one giant museum. It heaves with history and heritage, there are historic mementos around every corner and with Britain’s finest sandy beach just a 3 minute walk away this makes Kittiwake Cottage the perfect base for a family break beside the sea.
Sleeps 5 people
3 min walk to beach
5 miles from Rye
Delonghi coffee / expresso machine
4'6' double bed to master bedroom, two 2'6' singles to second bedroom and single 2'6' to the third bedroom
Outdoor decked patio with bistro set
Parking for 2 cars
Wi-Fi - Wireless Broadband
32' HD Flat Screen TV in living room with Freeview, BluRay/DVD player
19' Flat Screen TV with built in DVD player to the kitchen
Selection of DVDs, board games & books
Kittiwake holiday cottage in Camber Sands is located just a few minutes walk to the wonderful sandy beach. With so much to do on your doorstep in the historic 1066 country, this holiday cottage is the perfect location for a family holiday or short break any time of the year. With many castles, historic sites, water sports, golf and of course the huge sandy beach, the location of this modern character holiday cottage will keep all ages entertained.
Kittiwake Cottage is equipped to the highest standard throughout to ensure a relaxing break in this very comfortable cottage. The open plan fitted kitchen and dining room is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare home cooked meals for the family along with a 22'' TV/DVD combo with Freeview, so you don't miss your favourite TV show whilst cooking!. The dining area with table and chairs leads out into the enclosed garden through the french doors which is a real suntrap. You can make the most of the sunny days with some alfresco dining with the BBQ and outdoor bistro set amongst the palm trees for that real holiday feel!.
For when you want to relax after a day at the beach, head into the living room with its comfy sofas and HD TV, put your favourite film into the BluRay DVD player for a movie night.
Head upstairs and you will find the master bedroom complete with 4'6' white oak framed double bed, built in wardrobes, so that you have plenty of space to hang your holiday clothes and en-suite bathroom.
The bright and airy second bedroom is equipped with two comfy single beds with views towards the sand dunes, just a very short stroll walk away.
The third bedroom is furnished with a cosy single bed and storage unit, perfect for a child or a single adult.
The family bathroom with white suite completes the upstairs.
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 Kittiwake Cottage.
Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Kittiwake Cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, travel cot and listening monitor to help lighten the load when taking the little ones on holiday with you.
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 Kittiwake Cottage, 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, Kittiwake Cottage 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!
Kittiwake Cottage 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.
The Light House 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.
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, Kittiwake Cottage is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.
Kittiwake beach house was brilliant. Seriously, everything was there, nice and warm. Ladies just stocking fridge as I arrived, really welcoming. Couple of issues (bathroom radiator not working), and I rang the contact number and a guy was out within half an hour - courteous, helpful and sorted problem. Comfy bed - Plenty of linen. I didn't even need to use the pillow I brought with me, as the ones in the house were great. And that is high praise coming from me :-) Beach fantastic for us and the dog. Would definitely book again. Kathryn
Well organised booking and payment system. Kittiwake cottage was well situated and a very comfortable and welcoming property for us and 2 dogs! Rooms very clean and beds very comfortable in all rooms. Shingle back garden could do with a bit of a weed, but garden furniture available, we had beautiful weather so made use of it.
Surrounding area provides plenty to do and see without spending hours travelling. We took the bus in to Rye as parking is difficult there, would recommend this as only 10-15 minute journey.
If you like the beach, Camber Sands cannot be beaten, miles of sand, dunes and dog friendly sections and only a 5 minute walk from the cottage.
Family friendly and immaculately clean! We couldn't have asked for a better stay.
I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a family break in the area.
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Woche mit unserem beiden Kindern und unserem Hund Rudi. Schon bei Ankunft wurden wir mit einem leckeren Kuchen und einer Flasche als Gastgeschenk überrascht. Das Haus lässt keine Wünsche übrig, denn man findet wirklich alles vor.
Die Küche war bestens eingerichtet mit vielen kleinen technischen Geräten. Die drei Bäder und die drei Schlafzimmer sind sehr angenehm und strahlen eine Gastfreundschaft aus.
Auch für die Kinder gab es ausreichend Technik (eine Wii mit vielen Spielen), sowie ein DVD Player, so dass man selbst bei regnerischen Tagen die Kinder unterhalten konnte.
Die Nähe zum Strand war optimal. Hier konnten wir zur jetzigen Jahreszeit auch mit unserem Hund ausgiebige Wanderungen vollziehen. Im Sommer gibt es ausreichend Möglichkeiten mit Hunden zu laufen.
Wir werden sicherlich das Haus und die Gegend weiterempfehlen können.
Bei Kittiwake Cottage handelt es sich um ein absolut empfehlenswertes Haus, welches die Bewertung "Luxus" allemal verdient!!
Ergänzt wird dieses positive Urteil durch die perfekten Gastgeber Richard und Sophie, die uns schon den Urlaubsstart in Camber mit einer netten Überraschung buchstäblich versüssten.
Modern und funktional eingerichtet lässt es keine Wünsche offen und hat uns während unseres Urlaubs als perfekte Basis gedient.
Wir können Kittiwake Cottage definitiv nur empfehlen und werden selber gerne wieder kommen!!
We arrived on Friday evening, everything was perfect! Extremely clean and tidy, a home from home. Cottage is beautifully decorated and well equipped to a high standard. Location was great, literally a 5 minute walk to the beach which kids and dog enjoyed. Rye is a short drive away. Richard and Sophie were wonderful managers who introduced themselves and were on hand if needed. We will definitely be recommending the cottage and company to friends and family and hope to return for another weekend later in the year.
A very good and clean property, even with a christmas tree. Very good beds for a wonderful sleep. A perfect place to discover the surrounding. Perfect to feel home and forget all your troubles.
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 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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