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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Waves is a modern character cottage in Camber Sands, just five minutes from the beautiful sandy beach. This pretty weather boarded Camber Sands holiday cottage in East Sussex is perfect for a family holiday discovering the local history and relaxing on the beach!
Finished to a high standard this seaside holiday cottage is decorated in fresh blues and whites in keeping with the seaside location. With the historic town of Rye just a few miles away and being nestled in historic 1066 Country there is plenty to do and explore from the comfort of this smugglers cottage in Camber Sands.
Sleeps 4 people
Dog friendly-max 2 small dogs
Baby friendly-baby gate/high chair /travel cot/baby monitor/ and child step
5 min walk to beach
5 miles from Rye
Modern contemporary furnishing
Reserved parking space
Wi-Fi - Wireless Broadband
Flat screen 32” TV
Nintendo Wii complete with games
22 inch TV/Freeview/Dvd in master bedroom
Selection of DVD's, board games and books
Beach toys/windbreak/picnic hamper and 4 beach chairs
Open plan living area – Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, juicer, Dualit toaster and dishwasher.
Sitting room with 32? flat screen TV with Freeview , DVD player, iPod docking station, Nintendo Wii,WiFi, radio and seating for four people.
Utility room with washer/dryer leading thorough to the rear out door space and private car port with storage space.
WC with sink.
Master bedroom with double bed (4.6 feet), 22? flat screen TV with built in DVD/Freeview, DAB radio.
Double bedroom with zip-lock beds that can convert to two singles if requires, bedside tables, chest of drawers
Bathroom with bath (shower over), basin and WC.
Fully enclosed, south facing decked garden with a 4 seater wooden table, chairs, Weber Kettle BBQ and bench.
Private Car Port with space /hooks to hang up wetsuits, buckets and spades, windbreakers etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
About this location
The East Sussex region
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.
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.
With the telescope such as the one housed at Herstmonceux, you wonder if King Harold would have been able to see what was in store for this island, long before that fateful arrow struck its mortal blow. But it is impossible to imagine how different 1066 Country would have been, had the tables been so easily turned on that monumental day.
One thing, however, that would doubtless have remained the same is the timeless beauty of the 1066 country landscape – but whether 1066 country would still contain one of its most recent Gallic-influenced attractions, the profusion of small award wining vineyards that have sprung up in recent years among the hop fields, we can only guess.
So follow in the footsteps of the Conqueror and visit 1066 Country
White Sand, is a stylish development of two and three-bedroom cottages in the picturesque area of Camber Sands. Nestled between one of Britain’s finest sandy beaches and internationally significant grassland, this superb development is ideally situated – just a stone’s throw away from the beach, yet close to the picturesque, historic medieval town of Rye.
White Sand is just a short walk from Camber Sands. This wide, sandy beach is several miles long and is the perfect spot in which to breathe in the exhilarating sea air.
White Sand offers easy access to this beautiful 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.
White Sand 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.
Tranquility and pure escapism
A holiday at White Sand, will enable you to discover the classic rural landscapes, traditional seaside towns and ancient history all on your doorstep. There are several hundred miles of coastline comprising of stunning cliffs and chalk stacks, secluded sandy bays and broad stretches of pure sand, as well as heritage sites, sites of international importance for wildlife, popular holiday towns, international ports and tiny harbours. The countryside – the North Downs, the Weald and Romney Marsh – is breathtakingly beautiful. Spectacular undulating chalk hills roll down to dramatic white cliffs, punctuated by quaint villages and wooded valleys, offering tranquility and pure escapism.
Discover one of the most historic parts of our country
You will also learn about our ancient culture and heritage too. Stand where English history began and where Christianity entered the country at Canterbury, see where the Roman rule started and ended, and where the most famous battle on English soil took place. Go underground at Dover Castle and find out how it has defended this island over the centuries. Trace the history of England’s royalty and aristocracy through the historic castles and houses that surround White Sand, such as Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceux, Leeds Castle, Hever Castle and Walmer Castle. Take a trip to Margate and explore the stunning new Turner Contemporary gallery on the seafront, and wander through the old cobbled streets of Rye, bustling with artist’s studios, shops and galleries.
Delight your tastebuds
Good food makes a great holiday, so come and taste the fine produce that comes from this area. From Romney Marsh lamb to Dover Sole and Whitstable oysters to Rye Bay scallops, from the juicy fruits of the orchards and vegetables from local farms, to fine award winning English wine and delicious ale made from Kentish hops – your tastebuds will be delighted.
A a memorable holiday
From the crisp whites linen, cool and natural decor, through to the white sand and blue sky of the surrounding views, White Sand is the perfect place for a memorable holiday.
With the blend of the surrounding history and culture, along with the beauty and tranquillity of Camber Sands, White Sand is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of South East England has to offer.
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2 Jun 2014
Spent half term at Waves with 2 children & our dog. Excellent accommodation which was very clean and equipped to a high standard. Welcome basket was very welcome! The location is perfect, being a c… More
23 Apr 2014
"Bright, clean and really near the beach"
The place was bright and clean and the beach was about 2 minutes walk away. The house had everything we needed and more with lots of entertainment, two bikes and we were provided with a welcome basket… More
31 Mar 2014
"A well kept, bright and peaceful house"
My wife and I, along with our 2 year old son, stayed for 3 nights at waves and had a fantastic time. the accommodation was well looked after, very quiet at night and only a short walk from the lovely … More
29 Nov 2013
"great property and location"
We took a short break with our grandchildren and our dog. The property was very clean and well equipped,and the beach is very close which is ideal.We had great stay at an ideal property and location.… More
17 Sep 2013
We loved staying at Waves. It was clean and bright and well equipped (apart from the lack of a tea towel) situated in a very friendly development. We certainly saw some weather last weekend but it was… More
3 Jun 2013
"Great location near beach and nearby Rye and Hastings."
We recently stayed at Waves, 2 adults and 2 children ( 6 and 5). Location great for beach and nearby Rye and local area attractions. We had thoughtful gifts on our arrival, the milk in the fridge wa… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Waves, we are very pleased you enjoyed the thoughtful welcome pack provided by the owners to help start off your holiday. Sorry that you found the double bed a bit small, but it is noted on the advert as having a standard double bed (4'6" x 6'3") just means you have a cosier night with your partner/husband if you are used to a Super King! We look forward to you staying again in the not too distant future.
13 Mar 2013
"Short break in Camber"
We stopped at Waves cottage for four nights in March. The accomodation was modern, very clean, comfy and very easy to find. We had a wonderful stay, and the beds and bedding were fab, we were very close to the beach, ten minutes walk which was great for our German Shepherd and Rye was only a five minute drive away. Would recommend if eating out in Rye to book early as its a tourist area and restaurants get very busy, would recommend this cottage to all our friends and would definately return in the future.
31 Dec 2012
"Beautiful seaside cottage with style and flair"
What a lovely place to stay. Comfortable and clean, fresh crisp linens, towels and furniture. It's one of those places that is a home from home. Minutes from the beach, lovely walks and great atm… More
8 Dec 2012
"Just what we needed"
Had everything we wanted for a few days away. Close to the beach for walks with the dog and a short drive to Rye. Lovely modern, spotless, well equipped cottage which was perfect for us. The welcome pack was much appreciated, even had treats for the dog. Would definately recommend a stay here. :-)
10 Oct 2012
"Lovely cottage in a great location"
Waves is a lovely, cosy, modern cottage in a great location minutes walk from the beach.We booked it to use as a base to explore 1066 country. It is 5 minutes drive to Rye and its lovely restaurants.W… More
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