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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Camber, Rye, East Sussex, England

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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PennyandD...
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfort and luxury surrounded by wild beauty!”
Reviewed April 5, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The pictures of the property are great, but Coastguards Lookout still managed to exceed our expectations.
The work on the beach and sea defences is complete now and pretty impressive too, giving access via some beautiful wooden steps over the new rock to miles and miles of pristine sand. Hugely loved by our dogs, who ran until they nearly collapsed. Or you can walk along the new promenade atop the sea wall if the tide is in.
The house itself has been modernised very thoughtfully and was warm and cosy, particularly once we lit the wood burning stove, which we did every night. Comfortable, cosy and equipped with every convenience, it was a lovely week and we were very sorry to leave.
If you come, you must visit Rye, boutique cinema, a range of lovely pubs and restaurants and so much history.
Highly recommend!

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Liked best: One minute walk to the beach.
Liked least: Leaving.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Coastguards Lookout. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay especially now they have finished the beach works that have really transformed this stretch of coast where this cottage is located. Hope to have you stay again very soon.
Richard
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ANdy T
1 review
“Very Happy with this accomodation”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We were very happy with Coastguards Lookout, the weather was awful and cold but having a lovely warm house to arrive to made it much better. I would recommend this to any family with young kids as our daughter loved the house

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Monarge
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Wonderful - looking forward to returning again in 2015!”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We arrived on a very cold and windy December day to stay for Christmas to a beautiful warm and welcoming cottage. The sitting room with the log burner was great, complete with a beautiful real tree for Christmas. I had asked for the lights to be put on the tree, but for the children to decorate, and everything was ready for them :)
The kitchen is really lovely with everything you need and lots of space to eat and relax. Upstairs the two bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the bathroom with large shower is one of the best I have used! If you can tear yourself away from the fire, the beach walks are beautiful and you can walk into Camber Sands - we did this every day and loved it.
We will definitely return again in the summer to enjoy the beach some more!
I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and would like to thank Richard and Sophie for making the booking process so easy and for being so helpful whilst we were there.
Thank you for giving us a wonderful memory.

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Jason Y
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Disappointed”
Reviewed November 12, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The accommodation was fine. All the amenities you could ask for. Beds were comfortable and clean and the shower was very nice. However, the house did feel cold. The most disappointing aspect was that the beach access which is directly opposite the house was closed! This completely defeated the purpose of our stay, as the intention was for us to simply exit the house and step onto the beach. It wasn’t even communicated to us prior to our visit that this would be the case. Instead, a 2 mile drive was required into Camber in order to reach a part of the beach that was accessible. Most disappointing. Had we known that the beach access was closed we would not have stayed at this property.

Additionally, the rear door didn't lock properly which left us feeling uneasy overnight and there was no bulb in the light fitting on the stairs.

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Liked best: The house was well presented
Liked least: No access to the beach!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay.

We would like to point out that there is private beach access via a wooden gate for guests which was in the information supplied in the property with the welcome pack.

While the Environment Agency carry out the sea defence works to Broomhill Sands the main public access to the beach has been shut due to it being used to get their equipment along the sea wall.

This information is noted on this site where you booked. It is also on your arrival information.

Regarding the light bulb and rear door, if you had contacted us during your stay this would have been addressed. These points have now been addressed by the owner.
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David S
1 review
“Perfect cosy retreat with everything you could want...”
Reviewed November 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We really didn't expect to find something so wild but comfortable this close to London. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped, a home from home in every respect. The area is quite wild and remote, close to the sea and the wind was howling when we arrived. We soon had a fire going though and settled down to an evening of wine and games. A long walk on the incredibly huge beach the next day while admiring the Kite surfers ended in a cosy pub. Also highly recommend visiting the nature reserve up by Rye Harbour. We really loved this place and will be returning soon.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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natalie t
Marlow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Staycation”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We took a last minute break at this lovely cottage and loved it.

The house was beautifully furnished and was an eclectic mix of contemporary and beach that worked well.

The house was clean and tidy on arrival with a welcome pack. The boys loved their room complete with sea view but it was a shame the TV wasn't working. We had an amazing room with a massive bed, fluffy towels and crisp sheets, it was almost like a hotel just without other guests.

The courtyard garden was sun trap even in April and the beach was a minute away and what a stunning beach it is.

We went to Camber as well as Rye, Hastings and Folkstone which has a great creative quarters and coastal park and this makes a great day out.

The only thing we missed was a bath.

I would certainly go again and recommend this to others.

Natalie

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ACoops5
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect bolt-hole for beach walks and relaxation”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Coastguards Lookout is an excellently placed and equipped cottage for a beach break in Camber Sands. We were blessed with good weather for our annual fish and chips in Rye and experienced an atmospheric wet and wild night where the fire, jigsaws and wine were just what we wanted. It is also worth mentioning that this cottage is great for the dogs too as there is a secure, decked garden

In fact I have just booked again for September!

Amanda

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Liked best: The location was away from the main tourist area
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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