Sandy Paws 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 with your four legged family members!
Sandy Paws is the epitome of stylish beach chic! This cute, detached white weather boarded cottage is perfectly located on the lovely fisherman style White Sand development, just a few minutes leisurely stroll to the beautiful Camber Sands beach.
Step inside Sandy Paws and you'll feel instantly relaxed. The white washed floors are cool and contemporary, the moment you enter the hall way you'll feel the beach vibe of this beautiful holiday cottage. The kitchen/dining room on your left is bright and airy, with a stunning solid wood dining table and benches where you'll look forward to enjoying lovely, locally sourced food during your stay. The modern kitchen – with butlers sink, all the kitchen equipment you'll need, not to mention a Bose ipod docking system to enable you to listen to all your favourite holiday chill out songs – is gorgeous!
The lounge is situated to your right when entering the cottage and has French doors that lead out into the sunny garden. The lounge itself is as inviting as they come; huge sofas with comfy cushions and throws in seaside colours are simply irresistible, you'll enjoy lounging on them watching the flat screen TV and enjoying your favourite films and programmes available to download on the Apple TV equipment.
Upstairs are three bedrooms all decorated in cool seaside colours and all with comfy beds that you'll be sure to rest well in after your days' spent on the nearby beach, enjoying the local area and this stunning seaside cottage.
The master bedroom has a shower room en suite and there is a family size bathroom with bath and shower too. The second bedroom has a double bed with built in wardrobes and the third bedroom has a single bed. The stylish family bathroom has a full suite with a bath and shower.
This cottage is stylishly decorated with a cool, contemporary beach theme throughout and you'll love all the seaside accessories that are befitting of your holiday beside the sea.
Why is it called Sandy Paws? Well, your pampered pooch is more than welcome to come and stay for their holidays with you in this lovely cottage. Owner – Bailey the chocolate Labrador – has made this cottage dog friendly and loves to have other well-behaved, four legged friends come to stay and enjoy his house, so wipe those seaside Sandy Paws at the door of this gorgeous cottage and enjoy your stay!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Rye and discover a place with over 700 years of history, rich in intrigue, myths, legends, murders, ghosts, smugglers and invasion that echo's to this day around it's cobbled streets.
Stranded on a hilltop trapped centuries ago by the sea, once bustling with merchants, sailors, pirates and smugglers, Rye's quaint charm belies its dramatic history.
Whereas many towns boast a colourful story but have little evidence of it, a visit to Rye will bear testimony to its eventful past. For centuries Rye was an island with only one land connection at high tide to the mainland through the Landgate. Originally granted to the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy in 1017, it was reclaimed by Henry III in 1247 and blossomed as a Cinque Port, vital to England's defence. As you wander about, look for landmarks like the Ypres Tower or Rye Castle, the Landgate and the Monastery.
Other buildings, such as Lamb House, (once the home of Henry James and later, E. F. Benson) in West Street are also open to the public. Don't miss the view of the surrounding marsh and the now distant sea from the top of the tower of the St. Mary's Parish Church and when you explore the churchyard, look out for the Town Water Cistern, built in 1735.