The Salty Dog is a three bedroom New England style seaside cottage at Camber Sands, Rye. Just a five minute stroll from the dunes and miles of sandy beach, this modern property is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and holds a Gold Award from Visit England. You'll find everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable and fun packed stay.
Enthusiastic cooks will enjoy the spacious and well equipped kitchen/ diner with Le Creuset pans, quality knives, and the BBQ on the large deck. You will find no shortage of fresh local ingredients to fire your culinary imagination, whether it is the salt marsh Romney lamb, fresh fish straight from the boats or locally grown vegetables, award wining wine from a local vineyard, local Kentish cider, apple juice or ale.
The kids (both large and small) will find plenty to keep them amused in the playroom be it table football, toys, DVD's, play-station or just chilling on the sofa with a good book.
A holiday is not a holiday without a good night's sleep. Whether you're visiting for the weekend, a short break or an extended stay you will love our luxurious beds; there are two super-kings and a king-size, all of which can be split into singles. Whatever your choice you can look forward to crisp hotel quality bed linen, fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. We have also thought carefully about our younger guests, we have bed guards and cots (but more of this later).
The high standard has not gone un-noticed by Visit England, who have awarded The Salty Dog 4 Stars and a Gold Award for “exceptional levels of quality, comfort and cleanliness in bedrooms and bathrooms, and outstanding levels of customer care”.
Located only a few minutes stroll from breath-taking Camber Sands beach, a beautiful seven mile stretch of golden sands bounded by picturesque dunes, The Salty Dog is the perfect seaside retreat for families and friends. The light and airy layout of the house makes it the ideal home from home, so whatever the weather and whatever the season you can kick back, relax and unwind at The Salty Dog. After a long walk on the beach enjoy a little of what you fancy in the mezzanine lounge with it's own balcony, which boasts luxurious leather arm chairs and sofa, a 40' TV, DVD, DAB radio and iPod dock. The cottage has free wi-fi which is available throughout the house.
In summer, the south-facing and fully enclosed garden comes into it's own. A great place to enjoy barbecuing that fresh fish you bought earlier in the day, or to enjoy a glass of local English wine bought from one of the nearby vineyards. The prefect end to the perfect day!
The sand on the nearby beach is perfect for sandcastles and lagoons left by the receding tide, and often warmed by the sun, are the perfect place for children to splash around. The ideal place to spend your family seaside holiday or short break. Pack up a picnic - you will find a picnic rug, beach chairs, cool box with freezer blocks, Thermos, wind-break and beach toys - and head off to the beach for some good old fashioned seaside fun.
As parents ourselves we have been on many self catering holidays and so have a good idea of what makes a holiday with a young family fun, relaxing and stress-free. Genuinely family friendly, The Salty Dog is equipped with travel cots, high chairs, dining booster seats, bed guards, stair gates, steam steriliser, socket covers, baby listening monitor, children's cutlery, plates bowls and beakers, toddler step, potty.... as well plenty of indoor, garden and beach toys.
We can cater easily for twins with two of everything needed and even triplets or quads with a little more notice.
We welcome every member of your family at The Salty Dog and that includes your dogs. Our own springer spaniel, Chloe, has worked hard to ensure that the needs of your canine companions are anything but forgotten. So we know exactly what makes a self-catering holiday with your four-legged friend relaxing and fun. So while you are enjoying your tea, scones and home-made jam your dog can tuck into some complimentary chews and biscuits. We provide dog bowls and a few toys but ask that you bring your dog's own bed and towels. The beach is a short walk away, less than five minutes when being towed by an eager hound, and even in the height summer there are miles of sand to be explored and seagulls to be chased. On the way back you can call in at the local pub, who welcome dogs and offer a selection of real ales and tasty home cooked food. They will even provide a bowl of water for your dog.
The spacious, open-plan accommodation consists of 3 bedrooms, each with zip-link beds, with en-suite shower room to the main bedroom; family bathroom; lounge; kitchen dining room; children's playroom and WC. The fully enclosed garden is ideal for kids and dogs to play in and any sports equipment can be stored securely in the garage. To the side of the house is an outdoor tap with hose for showering sand off dogs (and kids) after playing on the beach.