Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Quietly located beside marshland with far reaching views, Long Beach offers a south facing decked garden, with quality furniture and BBQ and its own garage, plus a reserved parking space. We also provide 2 adult bikes, chairs, sunbeds and various beach equipment.
Tauranga is a warm and bright contemporary furnished house, with a well-equipped kitchen/ breakfast room, including Washer / Dryer, Microwave and Dish Washer, a spacious living/dining room and downstairs cloakroom. The high spec entertainment includes Wireless Broadband, flat screen 37” TV, Freeview, DVD, stereo sound system and a Nintendo Wii complete with games. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a flat screen TV/DVD and the other offers a DAB radio with iPod Dock.
Each room has luxury zip-link beds to allow full size single beds or super king doubles, with Egyptian cotton bedding. This allows greater flexibility to rent the house with family or friends. The bathroom has a bath and over bath power shower together with quality towels and Molton Brown soaps for further pampering! For little ones, there is a high chair, stair gate, travel cot, plus a baby listening device.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, 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 (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The South East England region
East Sussex is part of the ancient kingdom of the South Saxons who established themselves during the 5th Century AD after the departure of the Romans. The area had been populated for many thousands of years before then. There is an abundance of archaeological remains, especially in the upland areas. The area's position on the coast has also meant that there were a number of invaders, those of which included the Romans and later the Normans.
From a geological point of view East Sussex is part of the southern anticline of the Weald. The South Downs, a range of moderate chalk hills which run across the southern part of the county from west to east and which are mirrored in Kent by the North Downs. To the north lie parallel valleys and ridges, the highest of which is the Weald itself.
Over a thousand years of history have formed the county of East Sussex with its green fields having been the sites of many great battles. East Sussex is studded with castles. Hastings Castle was built in 1066 straight after the invasion on top of the cliff that now overlooks Hastings Old Town. It was rebuilt in stone in 1070 as the first permanent Norman castle in the country. Pevensey Castle is four miles north-east of Eastbourne. William the Conqueror seized the Roman fort at Pevensey after beating the English at the Battle of Hastings. Bodium Castle north of Hastings, was built in the 14th century, one of the few examples of a castle built for a private citizen. Incapable of being defended against cannon fire, it surrendered when attacked. The Parliamentarians were ordered to dismantle it, so it remained a ruin until partially restored in the 19th century. In 1917 Lord Curzon purchased and restored the castle. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Earlier industries have included fishing, iron-making, and the wool trade, all of which have since fell into decline. Today, with the main towns being popular seaside resorts, East Sussex's main industry is the tourist trade.
There are wide open spaces from the beaches and cliff tops of the coast to the chalk hills and meadows of the South Downs. There are narrow cobbled alleyways and elegant Regency squares, along with medieval cottages and fairytale castles. The mixture of glorious gardens, picturesque old villages, stylish bars and restaurants and fun nightlife are what makes East Sussex such a special place. It is here where you can relive a Norman battle, visit an Indian-style royal palace, go llama trekking, find a 69m long chalk man on a hillside and dine on a 1920's Golden Arrow steam train, and all in the space of a day.
East Sussex is a fascinating mix of sleek city pleasures, laid-back beach life and unspoilt countryside. It is historic, wild and sophisticated, exotic and traditional, all at the same time.
Camber Sands beach is a two-and-a-half mile stretch of golden sands enclosed by picturesque dunes only two hour's drive from central London. It is being newly rediscovered as a UK holiday destination of choice and was voted number 9 of the 100 Best Beaches in the World by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine. The unspoilt beauty of the beach as well as its sheer size have made it a popular location for fashion photo shoots and films including doubling as the Sahara Desert in a 'Carry On' film and as the Dunkirk evacuation beaches in several war epics. At low tide the sea can be as much as half a mile from the dunes which makes it a popular location for horse-riding and kite-bugging. The clean and shallow water makes it ideal for children.
With constant winds coming straight off the sea and from the vast expanse of the Romney Marshes, Camber has become a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts whilst the west winds and shallow sea make it a great place for kite-surfing. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, waterski-ing, wakeboarding and jet ski-ing are all available locally either from the beach or on a large coastal lake just outside Camber. There is also sailing on the river Rother 3 miles from Camber.
For swimming, the beach boasts a yellow flag award from the MCS, the highest UK award for water quality standards. Golf lovers are well catered for with an impressive 44 courses within a 30 mile radius. Tennis courts and bicycle hire are also available locally. There are many local walks with natural and historical points of interest.
The village of Camber has a couple of pubs including The Dunes café and restaurant, and the award-winning The Place at the Beach Bar and Grill offering a range of delicious dishes made from local, free range and organic ingredients. The Rye Bay Beach Cafe has also recently opened, offering guests a further dining option within a few minutes stroll of the house. The delightful, medieval town of Rye (4 miles from Camber) also offers an excellent selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants. Alternatively buy and barbecue your own fresh seafood!
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31 Oct 2013
"Wonderful Beach Side Holiday Home."
We had booked for a weeks stay but enjoyed it so much we chose to stay for another week.At first we thought we were a long way from most things but once we were there in Camber we found it to be reall… More
19 Feb 2013
"Thank you for letting us stay in this little gem"
We spent a wonderful Christmas in this delightful cottage. Such a peaceful location and the beach has to be seen to be believed!The property had everything we needed and was lovely and warm. We loved … More
13 Jan 2013
"A little disappointing given previous reviews"
The house is in a great location for the beach, perfect for popping back and forwards . The house is also very well equipped and modern. However it really felt like we were travelling out of season.… More
10 Dec 2012
"Highly recommended! Lovely house, well equipped, and very welcoming!"
We spent a wonderful three days in this lovely house on a freezing December weekend. Bright, modern and very comfortable, with a a well equipped kitchen, wifi and entertainment centre. Central heating… More
30 Jul 2012
"Bright, spacious and well-equipped"
My husband and I stayed at Long Beach this summer with our children (ages 5 and 7) and we all loved it. From the moment you walk in, the spacious light filled interior is very welcoming. The cottage… More
13 Dec 2011
"one of the best holiday cottages ever"
We really had a lovely time in Long Beach. Everything was thoughtfully and beautifully furnished and very clean. The welcome basket was very much appreciated. Many thanks to Richard from Beside The Se… More
10 Nov 2011
"Ideal walking base"
Long Beach is a modern, well-appointed cottage not far from the sand dunes - an ideal base for walking along the coast and taking the 1066 trail north to Rye and beyond. There are some great cafes/tea… More
31 Aug 2011
"Lovely beach holiday"
Great service from Beside the Sea. The holiday cottage was clean and modern and had everything we needed. We were only a short walk to the beach and there were interesting things to do nearby (castles… More
29 Aug 2011
"Nice house with a wunderful beach nearby"
The house is fully equipped, it could have been a little bit cleaner.… More
25 Aug 2011
"we loved it!"
We really enjoyed our stay at The Beach Retreat, it is a lovely, cosy cottage, with all the amenities you need for a relaxed holiday, and close to the great dunes of Camber. The kids also enjoyed it a… More
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