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Contemporary pet friendly cottage next to famous Camber Sands

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

This contemporary self catering white sand holiday cottage is only a five minute walk from the beautiful beach of Camber Sands and just a short drive from historic Rye.

Harbour Lights at 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.

Cottage Summary

Sleeps 6 people

Baby friendly

Pet friendly

5 min walk to beach

5 miles from Rye

New England Style Furniture

Wooden Shutters throughout

Kingsize Bed, two 3' singles, two 2'6' singles

Luxury Egyptian Cotton 300 Thread Count bedding

Anti Allergy Duvets, pillows and mattress protectors

Nespresso Coffee machine

Large outdoor deck including Rattan corner sofa, coffee table, dining table and 6 chairs

Secure Garage & Reserved Parking Space

White Sand Concierge Services representative will meet & greet you upon arrival and be available to answer any questions throughout your stay


Wi-Fi - Wireless Broadband

42' Flat Screen TV in living room with Freeview, Blueray Home cinema and i-pod docking station

Nintendo Wii with games

32' Flat Screen TV with Freeview in Master bedroom

i-pod docking station in all bedrooms

DAB Radio with i-pod docking station in Kitchen

Selection of DVDs, board games & books

Beach Chairs


Harbour Lights has been designed with a beach theme, in keeping with its location beside the sea and has been furnished to a very high standard with the walls adorned with pictures of Camber Sands taken by local photographer Clive Sawyer.

A special feature of this self catering holiday cottage in Camber Sands is the large decked patio outside, with a large rattan table and corner sofa – perfect for a relaxing barbeque or just enjoying a glass of wine after spending the day on the Camber Sands beach or visiting the many historical locations in this picture postcard corner of England.

The front door leads directly into a spacious entrance hall with wooden floorboards. There is a separate downstairs WC just inside the front door. Leading from the entrance hall is the open plan kitchen dining room with large dining table to seat 6. The kitchen at one end is newly fitted and modern with high gloss units and equipped with everything you need. Machines include electric oven, electric hob, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.

The sitting room is fresh and bright with a cosy L shaped sofa, two comfy stripy chairs and a large coffee table. For guests entertainment the sitting room is complete with a flat screen TV, Blueray player and Wii games console.

Leading from the sitting room is a large gravelled garden with decking. Finished with rattan garden furniture makes this the perfect chill out space. For al fresco dining there is a contemporary charcoal barbeque/firepit.

Upstairs are three bedrooms and a separate family bathroom. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room with shower, WC and basin. The bedroom is decorated in navy blue colours with co-ordinating cushions and luxury throw on the Kingsize bed. Two side tables with bedside lamps, i-pod docking station, fitted wardrobe, flat screen tv and beach pictures complete the scene.

The second bedroom is a twin room decorated in electric blue and white, the beds are 3? singles. There are bedside tables with lamps and i-pod docking station.

The third bedroom has two 2’6?singles and finished as bedroom two.?The family bathroom is fully tiled with bath and shower, WC, basin and towel rail.

Spike's Harbour Lights

SpikeHi, my name is Spike and I'm a very spoiled Victorian Bulldog. So much so, I managed to persuade my parents to buy me a lovely beach house in Camber so I have somewhere to hang out when I feel like I need to get away from it all. It's great there, has everything a dog could need and it's right near my favourite beach. I love to feel the sand between my paws and to take a quick dip in the water to cool off after a long walk. I am able to go play on the beach all year round, as they have very kindly provided us four legged folk with our very own doggy section. I also love to go for walks at Rye Harbour and most of the pubs, cafe's and shops are very happy to have me as a customer. When I get home, sometimes a little wet and sandy, my parents have very kindly provided me with direct access to my back garden where I can make use of a very handy hose pipe. Try it out. You'd be barking mad not to! Spike x

Dogs love a big sandy beach – space to run around, sand dunes to explore, water to splash in, interesting smells to discover and plenty of other dogs to play with. So when you bring your four-legged friend to White Sand, it’s good to know that the incredible dog friendly Camber Sands beach is right on your doorstep. They will be in hound heaven!

Our dog friendly Camber Sands holiday cottage, Harbour Lights here at White Sand is the perfect place to bring your faithful furry companion. Camber’s huge sandy beach on your doorstep, lots of great places to go for walks and even dog friendly pubs so that you can both enjoy a relaxing drink after a day of sniffing about on the dunes!

Whether you’re looking to build sand castles with your children or help them explore fascinating rock pools, Camber Sands offers the country’s most spectacular sandy beach and paddling-friendly waters right on the doorstep of Harbour Lights.

Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Harbour Lights holiday cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.

Harbour Lights 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.

Harbour Lights is just a short walk from Camber Sands. This wide, dune enclosed sandy beach is over 2 miles long and is the perfect spot in which to breathe in the exhilarating sea air. The village and dunes were once the haunt of smugglers, whose ill-gotten gains accounted for the prosperity of neighbouring Rye.

The property offers easy access to the UK's finest 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. When you can’t be outside, there’s a flat screen tv, dvd player and games console to keep you and the family entertained.

Nearby Rye has a rich and colourful history. Its cobbled streets, enchanting church and beautifully preserved buildings are proof of the towns’ importance as a medieval Cinque Port.

Rye played an important part in the defence of the realm. Local fortifications like Camber Castle are now popular tourist attractions. Perched on a hill overlooking the marshes, Rye is the perfect place to explore, shop and eat out. Its charming ancient streets are filled with a great selection of independent retailers, restaurants, pubs and a weekly market.

With the blend of tradition and culture in Rye and the beauty and tranquillity of Camber Sands, Harbour Lights is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.

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Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed our stay at Harbour Lights. John was there to welcome us and give us lots of local info. The welcome basket of goodies was a lovely touch. The house is extremely well equipped and furnished and spotlessly clean upon arrival. The beach was fabulous and very dog friendly, our Hungarian Vizsla, Leo loved it and would happily wander off in the dunes, returning occasionally to check we were alright. He would endlessly chase seagulls and oyster catchers ensuring he was well and truly tired out at the end of the day. The beach is also brilliant for children, the soft sand , the undulating dunes provided endless fun and games. As mentioned by previous guests, Camber itself is a bit disappointing but don't let that put you off, near by Rye was lovely with lots of nice eateries. On a rainy morning we tried Ashford outlet village about 25 mins away, worth a visit if you like shopping. Bodiam Castle is also a nice day out, dogs allowed in the park but not the castle. Would love to return as there is still lots to see and do.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Camber in Shepway District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Contemporary pet friendly cottage next to famous Camber Sands
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Harbour Lights, the house is fabulous and the garden is great to chill out with a glass of wine and the fire pit on. The beach is beautiful and rye is very pretty. Thank you Richard for all the help and advice, look forward to staying again soon

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A landscape of moated castles, steam railways, picturesque seaside towns and steep-cobbled streets, this is 1066 country. Scenes overlaid 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.


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Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £150

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