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Wake in comfort to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Wake in comfort to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh, then warm up in the many atmospheric pubs with intriguing histories, resident ghouls, roaring fireplaces, cracking ales and tasty pub grub, walk along our pebbled beach, look out across the shimmering blue sea and you’ll feel like you’ve discovered another world.

Stay at Coastguard’s Lookout and discover a landscape full of myth’s and legends, surrounded by the haunting loneliness of Romney Mash. A flat, open landscape of wide skies and fields criss-crossed by a lattice of drainage ditches, where yellow waterlilies float in early summer, it offers the opportunity to wander quiet lanes and paths and to visit some of its famous medieval churches and the vast stretch of historic invasion coast.

Built in this secluded spot, to help guard against smuggling and invasion, this beautiful renovated coastguard cottage is the perfect location for a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Cottage Summary

Sleeps 4 people

Dog friendly

Sea views

Beach just 80 meters away

Woodburning stove

6 miles to RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve

6 miles to medieval town of Rye

Quiet and secluded location

South facing decked garden

Coffee machine

Parking for 2 cars

Entertainment

Wifi

Flat screen 32” TV

X Box 360 & selection of games

DVD Player

Flat screen TV & DVD player to 2nd bedroom

Selection of DVD’s, board games and books

Coastguards Lookout is a cosy and beautifully appointed bolt-hole in a kind of semi-wilderness you wouldn’t really expect to find within such a short drive of London. Set back behind the sea wall and barely a moments walk from the beach, ‘Coastguards’ Lookout is the first of a group of Coastguard Cottages, built in 1875 that stand in splendid isolation at Jury’s Gap, beyond the end of Camber Village and which adjoin an extensive SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) that extends from within the cottage grounds, a full eight miles to Dungeness. Quite wild, yet intensely peaceful, with dramatic views in every direction, ‘Coastguards Lookout’ has recently been sumptuously renovated, decorated with wit and a playful seaside style and furnished with nothing but comfort and blissful relaxation in mind. The Cottage is still only a few minutes drive from the many attractions of the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye and it has easy access to all necessary amenities, including local farm shops selling Salt Marsh Lamb straight from the marshes, fishmongers selling straight from the fishing boats and a wide variety of excellent welcoming pubs and restaurants for dining out.

With miles of often-empty beach, a towering sky overhead and wind fresh with ozone straight from the Atlantic, ‘Coastguards Lookout’ is all about relaxation. Bathed in comfort, peace and quiet, you cannot help but unwind; it is the perfect place to kick off your shoes, shake the city dust off your hair and wander back to that bit of yourself that gets lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Stepping into Coastguards Lookout you will immediately see the great care and attention that has been given in the renovation from its former life as a Coastguards property to a contemporary and cosy, but character filled holiday cottage. Retaining all traditional features, but enhanced with modern furnishing and equipment to cater for most, if not all requirements, the cottage is blessed with all you need to make it a home from home. The open plan kitchen/dining room, with a breakfast bar made from rustic locally sourced wood is complemented by a coffee machine, induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and music player.

And when the day is done, you can step through to the snug lounge. After a day out, or when the evening chill settles in, with its comfortable furnishings and bright log burning stove, it is the perfect place to relax and watch TV, play games on the X-Box, or read that book you keep promising yourself, with just the crackle, warmth and dancing flames of the fire and the distant crash of the waves to disturb you.

Head up stairs and you will find the large master bedroom with its super king sized bed and expansive views over the sheep studded marsh, where the local smugglers plied their trade in years gone by. Here a long and renewing nights rest is guaranteed.

Head up to the attic room and enjoy a bath under the stars and relax to the sound of the sea.

Across the landing is the family bathroom with a large and luxurious walk in shower and views out across the bay and the sea.

The second bedroom has two zip link 3-foot beds, perfect for children, or pushed together, for a couple. With another stunning view of the sea, it also has a small flat screen TV, in case you tire of watching the extraordinary sunsets!

Outside, the wood decked south facing rear garden is decorated with buoys and features an extraordinary fence made entirely from reclaimed sea-groynes. With another dining table and benches outside the back door, it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine, or two, or three, while glowing with the satisfaction of exploring one of the many historical sights or taking in a hike along a coastal path.

Coastguards Lookout also benefits from access to an extended garden; a large area of grass beside the cottage that is perfect for ball games or just lazing around in the sun, and definitely a place to sip a sundowner watching the setting sun slip away.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Smith
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Camber in Shepway District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing

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Wake in comfort to the sound of the sea, explore the misty brooding Romney Marsh
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lovely comfortable house a few steps from the sea

  • 5 of 5

The house is great - cosy, comfortable, well-equipped, nicely decorated - and is very close to the sea. There is a beach two minutes' walk from the house which at low tide is expansive, with sand and shingle, and you can walk all the way to Camber Sands if you're feeling energetic. Otherwise it is a very short drive to Camber, where the beach is beautiful, as there are stunning dunes and there is very little development. It is also not far to drive to Rye one way and Dungeness the other, both of which have their charms. We liked the bleakness of Dungeness a lot, although we found the food at the Pilot Inn only so-so. Still worth it for sitting outside and looking across the shingle to the sea, though.The location of the house is not quite as picturesque or as remote as it can seem from the photos, as it is close to the road, flanked by an MoD firing range, and has some rather scruffy houses close by - but we liked it immensely anyway, for the proximity of the sea and other places to visit not too far away. And I liked the view out of the bedroom window across the marshes to the wind turbines. The beds are also incredibly comfy and we all slept well. One of the best things about the house is the digital guide that comes with it - which is exceptional, providing great information on where to shop, eat, visit - helping us discover amazing hot chocolate in Rye, a really fun animal park (with safari) in Lympne, an evocative castle with a moat in Bodiam, a great pub lunch (the Owl) in Camber and so forth. And the manager, Sophie, was very responsive when we had a problem with the wifi, which was resolved quickly. All in all, a great stay, only 2 hours' drive from London where we live, and a real break. We would happily return.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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