The medieval town of Rye with its quaint streets and ancient buildings is only 3 miles away. This pretty little hill top town was once the haunt of smugglers and is steeped in history. The cobbled streets are now lined with unique, independent shops, art galleries, artisan food shops, historic inns, restaurants and tea shops. The town also hosts many festivals and special events throughout the year including the famous Rye Bay Scallop Festival each February, a Jazz Festival in August, the Wild Boar Festival at the end of October, the Bonfire Procession each November and a magical Christmas Festival throughout December.Those with an interest in history will also enjoy visiting some of the many interesting castles and historic buildings within a short drive of the cottage including Bodiam Castle, Hastings Castle, Camber Castle and Battle Abbey.Garden lovers will not be disappointed either as Great Dixter, Pashley Manor, Sissinghurst Castle, Merriments and Derek Jarman's coastal garden are all within easy reach.
Camber Sands is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Kite surfing, sailing, wind surfing, sand yachting, wake boarding, water skiing and jet skiing are all available locally either from the beach or on the large coastal lakes just outside Camber.Families enjoy days visiting the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway or the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Port Lympe Wildlife Park, Hastings Aquarium and the Smugglers Adventure. You can ride a steam train, climb a lighthouse, explore caves once used by smugglers, hide it the dungeon of a moated castle, walk on beautiful sandy beaches, picnic in the dunes, wind-surf on coastal lakes, or just relax and unwind. With so much to do in the area its no wonder so many of our guests return again and again.