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Discover One Of Britain’s Finest Sandy Beaches



Updated: 19-Oct-2016

Nestled between one of Britain’s finest sandy beaches and internationally significant grassland, Breakwater Cottage is ideally situated – just a stone’s throw away from the beach, yet close to the bustling, historic market town of Rye. located in 1066 Country, the corner of East Sussex where a battle famously reshaped the nation, boasting a classically beautiful English landscape infused with an epic sense of history.

Cottage Summary

- Sleeps 6-8 people

- Baby friendly

- 3 min walk to beach

- 5 miles from Rye

- Quiet location

- Modern contemporary furnishing

- landscaped west facing garden with unrestricted view of the marshes

- Luxury reclining leather sofas

- Secure garage with access from garden and off road parking

- Lounge has fireplace with flame effect electric fire

- Jacuzzi bath


- WiFi – Wireless Broadband

- Flat screen 32” TV

- Wii games console

- DVD Player

- Small wall mounted TV in kitchen

- Music system

- Selection of DVDs, board games & books

- Ipod docking station.

- Selection of DVDs, board games and books

- Garden furniture


A traditionally designed three bedroom holiday cottage, Breakwater Cottage offers everything you need for a family holiday. The ground floor features generous well equipped living room with the cosiest sofa’s for relaxing on after a day out exploring the many attraction on your doorstep. The large open plan kitchen and dining room looks out onto the landscaped garden. A perfect combination for entertaining. The first floor comprises a good sized master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and fitted wardrobe, complemented by two further good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Breakwater Cottage is just a few minutes walk from Camber Sands and 2 minutes from the award winning restaurant The Gallivant. You can easily take advantage of the nearby beaches and hiking trails, or make a visit to the many castles or historic sites here in 1066 Country. There are also plenty of casual and fine-dining restaurants nearby, plus a supermarket down the road if you choose to cook. The kitchen is fully-equipped with plenty of cooking gear, appliances, a fridge freezer refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave and dishwasher.

Breakwater Cottage is equipped with guest’s enjoyment, relaxation and comfort in mind. One particular highlight is the sunny, south-facing, landscaped garden complete with barbecue, dining table and chairs- a perfect spot for relaxing in the sun or with a beer after a day on the beach. Watersports and golfing devotees will appreciate the secure garage for storing wet suits, boards, golf clubs etc.

Breakwater Cottage is equipped with baby friendly facilities such as a stair gate, high chair & travel cot to help lighten the load when taking the little ones on holiday with you.

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 Breakwater Cottage, 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, Breakwater Cottage 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!

Breakwater Cottage 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.

Breakwater Cottage 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, Breakwater Cottage is ideally positioned to enjoy the very best this unique corner of England has to offer.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Just to confirm we had a lovely stay in Breakwater Cottage

Beautiful and cosy place. Would certainly recommend it to others. One

drawback was the towels. We are used to changing our towels every day

so one towel per person for 4 days was a little bit of an inconvenience

but everything else was absolutely wonderful. Take care.
Apr 2014
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Great locations and house had everything we needed, will definitely go back

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we needed for a long weekend and was ideally located only a few minutes away from the sand dunes and local amentities!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome to 1066 Country

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.

1066 Country

What is 1066 Country?

A landscape of moated castles, steam railways, picturesque seaside towns and steep-cobbled streets, this is 1066 country. Scenes overlay 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
half term
21 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas / New Year 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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