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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Camber, Rye, East Sussex, England

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Anthea P
1 review
“Excellent place to stay! ”
Reviewed September 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Absolutely loved this house, well equipped, well presented and nice and cosy. We had a fabulous week although weather let us down a bit but didn't stop us enjoying our time here.
Lovely welcome pack when we arrived, we had to go to the farm shop to buy more of the apple juice, it's the best we've ever tasted!
The beach at Camber Sands is outstanding, so beautiful. The surrounding areas are quite interesting with the strange eeriness of Dungeoness, The Pilot Inn at Dungeoness does the most amazing fish and chips!
Would definitely recommend a stay and will be returning in the near future.
Thank you for having us

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Management Response
Sep 16, 2016
Thank you very much for the fab review! We are really pleased you loved the house and the area - will stock up on apple juice for your next return!
Richard & Sophie
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138susie
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Half Moon Cottage - the Perfect Holiday Escape!”
Reviewed August 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Half Moon Cottage is a stunning little home superbly located for lazy days on the vast sandy beach nearby. We have had the most amazing time staying there!
The cottage and garden is so pretty and abundant in comforts but also really practical! Every detail has been thought of to make your stay easy and relaxed. From a pit fire to roast marshmallows to a low swinging hammock to daydream on, sumptuous duvets and throws, a full book case of holiday reads, and a well-equipped BBQ and kitchen!!
The beautiful Camber Sands are a 5 minute walk away, whilst the local town, Rye, has the most amazing food offerings - we followed nearly all of Richard's and Sophie's recommendations and they were spot on every time! We had a delicious scallop lunch at The Standard, the cleanest & tastiest fish and chips at Marino's, crisp English wine at Chapel Down Winery and very sweet hot chocolates at Knoops! Another great place is Rye Bay Fish, who have the freshest and tastiest fish on sale every day - and are really friendly and helpful!
On arrival there was a lovely welcome pack, and Richard and Sophie were on hand whenever we had questions or queries. We came away feeling really refreshed - and are looking forward to when we can visit again!

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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
Thank you very much for this amazing review of your stay with us at Half Moon. We are really pleased you loved the cottage and the surrounding area. Rye really is a fantastic foodie town and we are also very lucky to have some of the countries top vineyards nearby. Hope to see you back again soon.
Richard & Sophie
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Gary W
2 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage - so handy for the beach”
Reviewed March 13, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We had a fabulous time at Half Moon Cottage. What a lovely place, comfy, welcoming and beautifully appointed. The cottage is a only a few minutes walk from the fantastic camber beaches. And it's a short trip into Rye where we sampled some delicious local scallops & found some very welcoming hostelries. We certainly hope to return as soon as possible!

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Management Response
Mar 16, 2016
Thank you for the lovely review of your stay at Half Moon. We look forward to your return soon.
Richard
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m0bsy
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely house!”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were a group of girls staying for a short weekend hoping to escape from London life. This house was absolutely perfect for what we wanted. The house itself was really pretty, felt very homely and was very tidy. We were given a lovely welcome pack which was really appreciated. The house is in an excellent location close to the beach and there was a helpful information booklet for the local area and things to do.
Thanks so much!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2015
Thank you for the review. Half Moon is the perfect bolthole away from the hustle and bustle of London, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you coming back. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Liked best: Style of house outside and in + location to the beach
Liked least: Only one issue -downstairs cloakroom had a permanent smell similar to tobacco which was unpleasant.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2015
Thank you very much for the glowing review! There is nothing quite like reviving your senses with a brisk, invigorating walk in the crisp winter air, followed by an afternoon warming your toes in front of an open fire in an historic oak-beamed pub. Half Moon is the perfect base to explore the fab beach just a short stroll away and the incredible array of historic places that surround this corner of the country. Hope to see you back again for some more winter sun! Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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sarah t
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We have just had an amazing stay in this cottage with our 3 children 12,11 and 8. Situated 5 minutes walk from the beach and a quick drive to Rye we had everything on the doorstep. The cottage is exceptionally clean and has everything you need. A washer and dryer are really handy and a great sized fridge. There is a fantastic hammock in the garden for everyone to rush too and a very large shed to store bikes and beach gear. Parking is very easy and a back gate means no carrying through the house and easy unpacking of the car. We ate out a lot as Rye has amazing pubs,restaurants and even a cinema. Everywhere let us take our dog which meant we had a true family holiday. Wifi was fine for us and husband managed to keep up with work daily with no complaints.
We have always gone to Cornwall and loved the seaside but after staying in this lovely cottage and on this beach we will be back. You really don't have to go in the car at all but Kent is also very near and we did go on a day trip to Bovey Castle which was fantastic. Our children have had a fantastic week and so have we. Rye is so worth a visit and they have some beautiful shops.Thank you for letting us stay in your cottage it is truly great.

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Liked best: How close to London and such a beautiful cottage and walking distance to the beach and so close to a beautiful town.
Liked least: only one Hammock
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2015
Thank you very much for the great review. It was lovely to meet you on the beach and hear about this cracking cottage you was staying in! Hopefully this stay has persuaded you to drop Cornwall for Camber! Look forward to seeing you back at Half Moon very soon. Richard, Sophie, Arthur & Oscar
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Claret196...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Quiet location with a short walk to a gorgeous beach.”
Reviewed April 22, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed at Half Moon Cottage for a week in the Easter holidays. We are a family of four including two teenagers.The house was comfortable and nicely furnished. We were extremely lucky as the weather was fantastic and we were able to spend time in the small garden as well as on the beach.
The welcome pack of yummy goodies was very much appreciated .
I would recommend the house for a family of four but no more as the living area is cosy but it is not huge.
The beach is about a five minute walk from the house and even though Pontins is right next to the development the cottage is in,it did not affect us. We ate at The Green Owl which was a friendly pub.
Only improvement I would recommend is better WIFI which was poor and some padded loungers in the garden. If you are looking for a beach holiday and with the added bonus of being dog friendly then this is a great cottage for you.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 11, 2015
Thank you for posting a review of your stay. We are disappointed that you marked the property as only 3 stars when you said that the only improvement was better wifi, which is being upgraded in June when the area is able to have the super fast fibre broadband and some padded loungers in the garden.

The property sleeps 5 people comfortably and for shorter periods there is a sofa bed that can sleep 2 people making it a very cost effective option for 7 people looking for a short break, so I would disagree with your view that the property is for families of 4 people.
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