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The Grey House- Stunning house less than one minute walk Camber Sands Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4-5 bedrooms, sleeps 8-12, overlooking the dunes with good size back garden.

Gorgeous beach house situated less than a minutes walk to the stunning sandy shores of Camber Sands Beach. The house is designed in an open plan arrangement and has been extensively renovated in a relaxed shabby chic style, filled antique and vintage furniture. The back of the house has 3 sets of french doors which open out on to the good sized back garden with a decked patio area, while the front french doors lead on to another decked area that enjoys views of the sand dunes and is a great place to enjoy the evening sunshine with a glass of wine. The wood panelled interior, painted in gentle shades of grey and white adds to the beach theme, enhancing the overall seaside experience. There is off street parking for up to 3 cars. Accommodation comprises master Bedroom boasting a kingsize bed and french doors that open to reveal a juliet balcony overlooking the sand dunes, while glazed d,ouble doors lead on to the en-suite bathroom complete with roll-top bath. Second double bedroom, one twin bedroom, one double bunk bed room (sleeping 4 although the top bunks are only 175cm long) and another 4th bedroom/snug downstairs with a 4 foot wide double sofa bed. There are also an additional 2 extra shower rooms shower rooms with WCs. Despite its reclaimed emphasis comfort has not been compromised and the house boasts a stainless steel Smeg cooker, 2 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, washer/dryer, underfloor heating, wood burning stove and cotton sheets on all the beds. Please note we also have another house in Camber only 5 minutes walk away that can work really well in conjunction for larger groups.

Atlanta and Dave Coote
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Atlanta and Dave Coote

We are a local family. We have 4 children and we just love the area with its copious beaches. The ancient town of Rye is one of our favourite spots with its cobbled streets, antique shops and many restaurants.

Atlanta and Dave Coote purchased this house in 2013

Why Atlanta and Dave Coote chose Camber

Camber Sands Beach is great place to go with the kids for an old fashioned bucket and spades holiday. We love the location of this wooden clad house as it is so perfectly situated to enjoy the beach anytime of day and in particular early in the morning and in the evening when the the hoards of other visitors have gone home! We also really love the ancient town of Rye with its quirky shops, tea rooms and restaurants. We actually run a photographic locations agency and interior design business for our day jobs and this house has been photographed many times for magazines and catalogues like Boden and The White Company.

What makes this house unique

This house has a wonderful Long Island feel on the outside with a French/Swedish twist to the interior and We have extensively re-decorated the interior with vintage furnishings and with the emphasis on reclaimed materials. However it is the perfect spot for a good old fashioned English 'buckets and spades' holiday that childhood dreams are made of. It is in a quiet location very close to the sea and when the tide is in you can hear the waves crashing on to the shore. Although on a residential road (there are neighbours both sides of this detached house) it never feels overlooked and its village locations means it is quiet without being remote. It has beautiful views across the sand dunes at the front. The whole property is fully fenced in and a picket fence separates the main garden from the parking area so you can feel secure letting little ones roam freely.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Camber, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , Roll top bath
    Family Shower Room - toilet , shower enclosure , Family bathroom upstairs
    Downstairs shower room - toilet , shower enclosure , Shower room downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 single bed , French doors onto a balcony that over looks the sand dunes
    Master Bedroom with Ensuite - 1 large double bed , kingsize bed. Overlooks the dunes. Ensuite roll top bath
    Double Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bunk Bed Room - 2 single bed , 2 child bed , Bottom 2 bunks are adult size. Top 2 bunks are only 175 cm
    Snug Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , 4 foot wide sofa bed in a separate room downstairs
  • There are 4 bedroom in total but a 5th snug room downstairs has a 4 foot wide sofa bed.
  • MP3 Dock
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Grey House- Stunning house less than one minute walk Camber Sands Beach
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews

pleasant house and garden near the beach

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful decor, good bed linen and soft towels, all excellent. We had a good week with mostly fine weather. We were 11 people, five children, six adults, but this is really a house for 10 people or less. We enjoyed the garden, and had some meals outside. One of the planks just outside the kitchen double doors was loose (and dangerous), as one of us nearly fell through it, and we had to keep a stool over it to avoid any other mishap; however, the help came very promptly indeed when the emergency number was phoned, and we also were supplied with 3 or 4 light bulbs at the same time that were needed, but had thought weren't worth ringing the number about. Overall, I would recommend the house, but for 10 people or less.

The following comments are meant to be constructive criticism....

As mentioned in the literature, the upper bunk beds are short, and are only recommended for kids under 10 at the parents' discretion; I should imagine the average height of most ten-year olds nowadays would mean the bunk beds were too short even for them.

The 'double' bed in the alcove would only fit two rather small and intimately related people. The provision of some household items was not complete - only 9 small bowls, 10 goblets, long and short glasses, less than 10 each. No glasses in the bathrooms either meant there was a general shortage. However, the dishwasher worked perfectly and was much in use.

It struck us as odd that the kitchen work surfaces (grey marble) needed to be kept dry and wiped dry all the time - rather impractical for surfaces near a sink.

We could not find any instruction booklet for the cooker.

We would have appreciated information in the red file on local petrol stations/garages, also a map of the local area and post codes would've been helpful in the same red info file.

We wondered what people do about recycling in Camber - there was no information about this and not enough bin bags provided.

Otherwise, the table has chairs for 10, but seats 11 or 12.

We had four cars, and the neighbours were very kind and let us use a space there by arrangement with them. We were told that free parking was also available on the main road - the car parks are expensive.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 4 of 5

We hired this house and the one next door for a family/friends get together weekend and both properties were fabulous. All of our party agreed that the decor was beautiful, bedrooms clean & stylish, and outdoor spaces perfect for socialising and enjoying the Summer sun.

A stones throw from the beach and not far from the pub/shop, it's an ideal way to spend a weekend. We would definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish and great social spaces both in and out.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our family group

of all ages and the beach and dunes (be prepared for a bit of a climb over!) wonderful. The pictures tell it just about all. The one thing we were surprised by was the length of the top bunks in the 4 bunk room. Too short for most young people over 12 and not safe (as the house notes suggest) for under 10s. That's the minus one star item. The house space was flexible enough for us to adapt round it though. Would recommend it and I'm pretty sure there'll be strong family demand for another gathering there.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property for a classy but relaxed and cosy trip

  • 5 of 5

Booked the property for the 30th birthday of a heavily pregnant friend. We wanted somewhere beautiful but relaxed, cosy but well equipped and the property certainly didn't disappoint. The kitchen has everything we needed to prepare a whole range of meals we'd planned (obviously it was a foodie rather than boozy weekend) and being open plan was perfect as we all mingled for the weekend. The weather was incredible so we spent a lot of time on the beach and on the deck and didn't need the log burning going but imagine in the winter this makes it even more magical. Well done to the owners. You've created a boutique cottage by the sea

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vintage chic

  • 5 of 5

The perfect property for a girls' weekend away - we loved the vintage chic of the house, and everything was spotlessly clean for us. Good location right on the beach (although no sea views because of massive dunes). Loved that kitchen and living areas decked out with all mod cons like bose sound system etc.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house was great with plenty of room for our party of 5 adults and 6 children.

  • 4 of 5

We all had a fabulous time at The Grey House and enjoyed the nearby beaches every day. The weather was glorious and we certainly picked one of the best weeks of the summer. Good facilities within a short walk with several pubs and cafes as well as good fish shops.

The house itself was practical with plenty of room for the family. The bedding and towels were all good quality and spotless. My only comment is about some of the pans that were available for cooking. As we had a large group it was sometimes difficult to fit everything on the stove. We took most of our own groceries as we were advised that Camber had few shopping facilities and topped up our supplies in Peacehaven during the week. So pleased that we did this as shopping locally was quite expensive.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
132 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Dover/Euro Tunnel
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Camber Sands is situated to the east of the ancient town of Rye. It is a stunning sandy beach, with picturesque dunes and interesting wildlife. The village of Camber is very close to the beach. Located in East Sussex's 1066 country near the anchient town of Rye, This stunning holiday cottage offers the perfect setting for exploring the spectacular combination of coast and countryside, scattered with relics and ruins from the past, 1066 Country is now recognised throughout the world as an area of historical significance.

The cottage itself sits only a stones throw from Camber Sands with views at the front of the sand dunes, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, golfing and bird watching. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing along the coast just a few minutes away. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby. The towns of Rye, Battle and Hastings are within easy reach and are great for shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions such as the site of the Battle of Hastings or why not visit one of the many castles!

Golf: Golf lovers are well catered for with an impressive 44 courses within a 30 mile radius including the famous Rye Golf club the famous links course that is a 2 min drive from the property


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Pet Fee AU$106.51
Damage Deposit AU$710.05


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.