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Stunning holiday home close to the beach with enclosed garden and playroom

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Modern 3 bedroom house just a short stroll from the beach & excellent restaurant

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.

More Details

About Us

Carol Brazel
Let's Unwind
17 Hilldenbrook Farm
TN11 9JN Tonbridge
VAT Reg No263416490881

Carol Brazel
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Carol Brazel

The Salty Dog is owned by me, Carol, and my husband Pete. We like to stay at the cottage regularly, sometimes just the two of us with our dog, Chloe, but often with family and friends. I love walking on the beach with my dog, a singer spaniel called Chloe, particularly in the early morning and evenings, it is just so peaceful then.

Carol Brazel purchased this house in 2006

Why Carol Brazel chose Camber

My family has a long association with the area and the Romney Marshes nearby. I have many happy childhood memories of times spend playing on the beach and making sand castles. I still have family living nearby.

What makes this house unique

As seasoned (and critical) veterans of many a self-catering holiday we have a fair idea of what makes a self-catering holiday that bit more special, relaxing and stress-free.

Families with babies and small children will find pretty much everything taken care of – all that bulky baby kit can stay at home so there’ll be more room in the car for the things you really want to bring!

The Salty Dog is furnished, equipped and presented to a very high standard with hotel quality bed linen, towels and toiletries provided. Whether you holiday with or without little ones you will be pleased to find that we really have tried to think of everything!

The Salty Dog has been awarded a 4 Star Gold Award by Visit England.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The four of us (two couples) all needed a short but sweet couple of days away for some rest and relaxation. Not having been to Rye before and also fancying some beach walks, weather willing, we were very happy indeed to find The Salty Dog to stay in.

Very easy to find and park.

Five minutes stroll to some fantastic sand dunes and a huge expanse of beach.

A very short drive to the incredibly quaint town of Rye where we ate out both nights and also wandered around the "must visit" sites, rambling up and down cobbled lanes and alleyways, stopping for cream teas!

A lovely clean house to stay in. Spotless bathrooms with very good, powerful showers.

The homemade scones and jam a real welcome treat.

What's not to like!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Camber in Shepway District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Family bathroom and 1 En suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , either 1 large double or 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Either 1 king size or 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Either 1 large double or 2 singles.
  • All bedrooms have zip-link beds and can be made up as a twins or large double, the choice is yours. Stays of more than one week include a mid-stay clean and linen change.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enclosed garden with large deck area is idea for families with small children or those bringing dogs. Outdoor games include giant Jenga as well as a selection of children's toys including a paddling pool and sit and ride toys. Sports equipment, bikes etc can be stored securely in the garage.


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Stunning holiday home close to the beach with enclosed garden and playroom
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect Holiday Home. Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend here with friends and everything worked perfectly. The whole accommodation was very clean, comfortable and practical. All bedrooms had King sized beds with lovely fresh cotton bedlinen. The kitchen, dining area and lounge were good sizes for the 6 of us and there were things in the play room to occupy us when it rained. I can't think of anything that needs improving. It was just perfect. The owners have put a lot of time & effort into making sure the house is suitable for everyone. We can't wait to take our Grandchildren there next year. The beach is just five minuets away and is perfect for kids & adults.

Rye and Winchelsea are close by and we enjoyed walking from one to the other and back again. We would certainly recommend " Let's unwind" for 5 star holiday lets

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back with your grandchildren next year.
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Perfect spot for a weekend break.

  • 5 of 5

This was such a nice property in a lovely location. Step outside and the gorgeous beach and dunes (a real surprise!) are quickly found over the road and it was perfect for cycling - although a nice breeze from the marshes made it challenging at times!! Property is so well equipped - Carol has thought of everything to make the stay a real pleasure and dealings and booking was a breeze. Highly recommend this - we were a group of three couples, but perfect for families too - and dogs are very welcome. Would go back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The location is perfect for cycling, which we enjoy too and have included maps and suggested routes in the cottages for guests' use.
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Nearest Airport
87 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Green Owl
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Gallivant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Camber Sands
Car: recommended

The South East England region

Sussex with its stunning coastline and beautiful countryside rich in cultural heritage has much to offer the visitor. Easily accessible from mainland Europe via the channel tunnel East Sussex is the ideal destination for a holiday or short break with a true taste of England at its best. Historic Castles, English gardens both traditional and modern, the rolling South Downs, chalk cliffs and sandy beaches, we have it all here in the south east. Whether is is a bucket and spade family beach holiday, a golfing break, an activity holiday or just a relaxing break you are after, you will find it here.

The winds coming off the sea and from the marshes makes Camber Sands a popular destination for water-sports enthusiasts. Kite surfing, windsurfing, sailing, wake-boarding, water-skiing and jet-skiing are all available locally either from the beach or on a large coastal lake just outside Camber.

The medieval town of Rye with it's cobbled streets and quaint shops is only 3 miles away. This pretty little hilltop town, once the haunt of smugglers, is steeped in history. The cobbled streets are now lined with art galleries, antique shops, artisan food shops, historic inns, restaurants and tea shops. The town also hosts many festivals and special events throughout the year including the famous Rye Bay Scallop Festival each February, the Bonfire Procession each November and a lovely Christmas festival throughout December.

The nearby marshlands of Romney Marsh are ideal for long county walks, bike rides, painting and bird watching. There are country and beach walks straight from the cottage, you will find OS maps, leaflets and books to help you choose, together with a folder of our favourite tried and tested walks. The coastal Sustrans cycle path passes through Camber and you will also find leaflets detailing several other circular cycle routes in the cottage. There is plenty in the area to keep wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers busy. The nearby Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Dungeness RSPB Reserve are home to many different species and many visiting birds too.

The local area also has many interesting castles, historic buildings within a short drive of the cottage including the Bodiam Castle, Hastings Castle and Battle Abbey.

Garden lovers will not be disappointed either as Great Dixter, Pashley Manor and Derek Jarman’s coastal garden are only a short drive away.

You can ride on a steam train, climb a lighthouse or explore caves once used by smugglers. With so much to do in the area it’s no wonder so many of our guests return again and again.

Camber village itself has a couple of nice restaurants including The Gallivant Bistro and Beach Bar, The Dunes Bar and the Ray Bay Cafe. The local pub, The Green Owl, also serves excellent home-cooked meals and a selection of well-kept ales and welcomes children and dogs.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21
Damage Deposit £200

FOR SHORT BREAK PRICES please contact owner or send enquiry and we will send you a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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