Half Moon Cottage, Camber Sands, East Sussex

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Half Moon Holiday Cottage, Camber Sands, East Sussex

Half Moon Cottage is just a short walk from Camber Sands. This wide, sandy beach is several miles long and is the perfect spot in which to breathe in the exhilarating sea air. Half Moon Cottage offers easy access to this beautiful beach, ideal for flying kites, walking the dog, 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 nature reserves.


Cottage Summary

  • Sleeps 5
  • Baby friendly – Mamas and Papas high chair, travel cot and fixed stair gate
  • Dog friendly
  • 3 min walk to beach
  • 5 miles from Rye
  • Quiet location
  • French antique beach house furniture
  • High quality pure cotton bed linen
  • Fully enclosed Garden
  • Parking for 2 cars


  • Wi-Fi – Wireless Broadband
  • Digital TV and DVD player
  • Ipod docking station
  • Selection of DVDs, board games and books
  • Garden table & chairs
  • 3 burner gas BBQ with lid


Half Moon Cottage, Camber Sands, East Sussex

Half Moon Cottage at Camber Sands 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.


Half Moon Cottage is a beautiful, spacious three bedroom cottage of traditional design, just a few minutes walk from the stunning Camber Sands beach ideal for flying kites, making sand castles and spending relaxing family time. Perfectly positioned to visit nearby Rye with its rich and colourful past. Its cobbled streets, enchanting church with spectacular views and beautifully preserved buildings and a long history of piracy make Rye a must see for any holiday here in 1066 Country. Half Moon Cottage is a modern character property that has been finished and equipped to a high standard along with the luxuries you expect with a high class holiday cottage from Beside The Sea. This 3 bedroom camber sands holiday cottage is the perfect retreat for families with its relaxing ambience.


The ground floor consists of an open plan kitchen, dining room with everything you would need to prepare your own meals and a large dining table. Across the hall you will find the light and sunny sitting room equipped with large flat screen TV and Dvd player to keep the children and adults entertained if the sun doesn’t shine! There are two large sofas, one of which is a sofa bed that sleeps 2 persons to make this a cost effective luxury seaside break.


The first floor comprises a large master bedroom with a double bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, basin. The second bedroom has been beautifully decorated and has two single beds. The third bedroom has a single bed. A family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC.


Outside is a fully enclosed pebbled garden with a decked patio area complete with table and chairs for the all important al fresco dining in the seaside air or just laying back in the luxury hammock.



Whether you’re looking to build sand castles with your children or help them explore fascinating rock pools, Camber Sands offers the country’s most spectacular sandy beach and paddling-friendly waters right on the doorstep of Half Moon Cottage.

Holidays with young children and toddlers means lots of bulky luggage, high chair, travel cot etc, so to ease the load Half Moon Cottage has been specially equipped with baby friendly features such as a high chair, stair gate, & travel cot.


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 White Sand, 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, Half Moon 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!

Half Moon 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.

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



“Lovely house!” Sept 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!

“Fantastic cottage” Aug 2015

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.

“Quiet location with a short walk to a gorgeous beach” 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.

“Half Moon escape escape near the sea” Feb 2015

Out of season Winter break at a pet friendly holiday home from home. Half Moon Cottage is ideally situated within a purpose built ‘New England’ style estate with a varied number of house types. Parking is adjacent to the house. The house was very well presented, very clean, modern and was to a high standard. Very comfortable living room with lovely interior wooden window blinds to three sides. Modern kitchen with ample sized dining room table alongside which we tended to use of an evening to chill. Patio doors leading to an enclosed fenced ‘pebbled’ garden which was ideal for ‘Crumble’ (our very well behaved Cockapoo). Upstairs the bedrooms are of a good size and again well presented and comfortable. The en-suite in the main bedroom is compact but came in handy as our two adult daughters joined us for a couple of the days and ‘took over’ the main bathroom and bath! The house is presented with a ‘beside the sea’ decor throughout and we found it to be just what we needed as a home from home setting.
The house/estate manager Richard was very friendly and professional when we had cause to seek help regards the internet connection as he was at the door to help before we had finished the phone call – good service and appreciated.
Probably the best thing about the house/break was the fact the beach was about 5 minutes walk away; it was February yet we were VERY lucky and the weather for 5 of the days was lovely, fresh, clear and dry (one day wasn’t !! and we got very, very wet). We had not been to this beach before and it is stunning and has a bit of everything; sand dunes, soft sand, conservation areas the other side of the sea inlet and miles upon miles to walk with the dog. We are fortunate to have visited a lot of the coast around Britain over the years and Camber sands is without doubt one of the best beaches and coast line in the Country. We also visited Rye; Rye Harbour; Winchelsea Beach; Dungeness (not to everyones taste? Eclectic); Fairlight; Pett beach; Hastings and if you are really missing the shops there is Ashford designer Outlet about 40 mins away.
We had a very enjoyable winter break and would recommend.

“Beach bums for the weekend” Sept 2014

Rented this cottage for our daughters 14th Birthday. Only an hour from where we live but wanted a complete change of surroundings. Beach short 5 minute walk away where we spent having fun on the dunes and in the water (dog included). Cottage itself is very well appointed and garden low maintenance (nautically themed). House immaculate and tastefully furnished. Lovely welcome pack when we arrived including locally made cake, cookies and milk in the fridge. Had a BBQ (gas type) Saturday night which was delicious and everything cooked to perfection. No shops appear to be within walking distance but I bought everything with us no worries there. All beds super comfy (including the sofa bed) so all in all a wonderful weekend!, Clare

“One of the best holiday homes we ever booked” July 2014

We had a great holiday at Half Moon Cottage. The cottage is really beautiful and cosy and it was one of the best holiday homes we ever booked. And as you most obviously know we had wonderful weather during the two weeks we spent in Camber. It proved the common german prejudice about the english weather completely wrong. As we spent a lot of time at the sunny and sandy beach the availability of a washing machine at Half Moon turned out very helpful. I think this is worth to mention on your webpage as this might be interesting to know especially for families with children. Finally it was all in all a marvellous holiday with all the interesting and historic sightseeing places and towns (like Bodiam Castle, Hastings and especially Rye) around, a beautiful and clean beach with dunes and London close by. We can definitely recommend the area around Camber and take a return for another holiday into consideration. Thanks for your service and kind regards, Andreas

“Half moon cottage was perfect for our family weekend” June 2014

We have a big family but half moon allowed for that. The cottage is beautifully furnished with everything you need for your stay. Even a stair gate and high chair were provided which made our stay a lot easier with my 18month old son.
We came to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Both my parents would agree that we had a weekend of luxury. They certainly enjoyed having an ensuite attached to the master bedroom.
I have to say though my favourite part of the cottage was the garden which was surprisingly spacious. The children loved playing out there.
Overall a fantastic place to stay which I would definitely use again. Claire

“A lovely, relaxing seaside cottage :-)” Mar 2014

Our spirits were lifted as soon as we walked through the door! Half Moon Cottage is perfectly furnished and decorated for that seaside/nautical feel. White Sands village as a whole is very ‘sea-sidey’ and charming, and Half Moon Cottage itself sits very well within this – it has a nice relaxed atmosphere – both light and airy but also very cosy in the evenings, when the lovely white shutters are closed at all of the windows.

The kitchen/dining room is a great sunny spot (if you have the weather!) to sit and have breakfast overlooking the large private garden before going a walk on the long sandy beach, only 5 minutes away over the dunes. We soon discovered the cottage contains everything you could possibly want on a holiday – from board games, DVDs and plenty of books for those rainy days, to a hammock and barbecue in the garden for the sunny ones. Plus it’s always good to have wifi! It was also great to have a family bathroom, en suite for the master bedroom and a downstairs cloakroom.

There was plenty to do in the area, with the picturesque town of Rye only a short drive away. Here we found lots of restaurants, cafes (we loved Edith’s House and their resident French Bulldog) and antique shops for pottering. We also visited nearby Dungeness, which has a wonderful surreal atmosphere, and a long shingle beach – bleak and weird for brisk winter walks!

We cannot recommend Half Moon Cottage enough! Caroline

“Lovely homely house, dog friendly and close to beach” Dec 2013

We had a lovely stay here over New Year. The weather was mostly foul but the house was warm, comfortable and well equipped. The beach is a five minute walk away and once the tide is out you can walk for miles on the sand. Our dog loved chasing for a ball for hours! We visited the Green Owl pub which is very friendly and does good food. The surrounding area is beautiful, Rye is nearby which has many pubs and restaurants, although we didn’t have time to visit any. We did visit the Queens Head in Icklesham, about twenty minutes away, which we would recommend. Altogether we would thoroughly recommend this house and area to families, especially those with dogs! Gillian

“Perfect, relaxed winter weekend away in a lovely, clean, well-furnished cottage” Dec 2013

My husband and I stayed in Half Moon Cottage, Camber Sands for a weekend in December.
The cottage itself was perfect: comfortable, warm and homely and had everything we needed. Its location was ideal for the beach – just across the road – which was great for our early morning run/walk – probably the best way to use the beach in December! The drive to Rye takes 5 minutes and we spent a very happy afternoon wandering in and out of the many independent shops followed by a well deserved (we thought) cream tea! We ate a wonderful dinner at The Beach Bistro – 5 min walk – and stumbled back in the cold to the welcome warmth of the cottage. I would highly recommend Half Moon Cottage and fully intend to return with my kids to try out the summer version!

“A  great holiday at Half Moon Cottage – we can’t wait to return!” Oct 2013

We have just returned from a excellent holiday at Half Moon Cottage – as soon as we arrived we knew we would enjoy it!
The cottage is beautifully furnished, spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage space (and an extra  handshower over the bath!). We felt at home as soon as we arrived.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very favourable but it was no hardship  to relax in the cottage (books games and DVDs all provided) while waiting for the rain to stop so that we could enjoy the local walks, especially along the fabulous beach and visit the neighbouring towns, Rye and Battle were our favourites.  There are plenty of good places to eat in the locality – the Bell in Iden particularly recommended and the local pub is well worth a visit. There is always something to do whatever the weather.

We will definitely be returning – but next time we hope to have better weather just so we can take advantage of the large private garden, well equipped with barbeque and hammock! David & Jane

“2 fantastic weeks” Aug 2013

Dear Richard, thanks again for recommending this splendid cottage – the initial wait was more than worth it. We spent 2 fantastic weeks in Camber sands with the family and we absolutely loved it! We have enjoyed the sun and the beach, have visited nearby bodiam castle, hastings and sissinghurst and of course rye. We have also done two trips to London (via high-speed from Ashford) – for all these different activities the cottage is situated ideally and we would highly recommend it to anyone interested in spending time in this region.

Please  give our warmest regards to the owners – we felt very much at home in their lovely cottage so far away from home :-). Kind regards from Munich, Kathrin

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