Quite a few of my (London) readers have asked me recently for bolt hole recommendations for much needed weekend breaks away from the city smoke.
However much of a city girl I am, I do love the chance to run across a field and to paddle in the sea. Lady Y found a converted barn in Camber Sands (close to Rye) and so I jumped at the chance to spend a week in close proximity to my Oldies and my Smalls.
The (three-bedroom/two-bathroom)Barn is one of the 7 Camber Holiday Cottages run by Georgina and Richard Holt. The large open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining table with cathedral beamed ceiling suited us perfectly as we all hung out together. The shabby chic decor gives it a very chilled out vibe and I can imagine it would be super cosy in the Winter, with its log burner.
Outside, the private garden saw a record number of football games, shell and stone painting, a regular washing load being hung out in the tropical weather and Lord Y doing a little work on a garden chair.
Here is a taster of what we got up to locally:
If you are interested in renting The Barn or any of the other properties on the Camber Holiday Cottages website, do give the Holts a call on: 01797 225 202