Spacious beach house
Relax and unwind in the lounge
Plenty of seating for all the family
Nostalgic little touches
Large lounge/diner for entertaining
Stylish seaside theme throughout the property
Dining area perfect for get togethers
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
Cosy up in the stylish snug
Eclectic finishing touches throughout the property
Downstairs king-size bedroom
Downstairs king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
En-suite shower room
Super-king-size bedroom
Double bedroom
Relax and unwind in this contemporary property
Shower room
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom detail
Twin bedroom
Comfy beds for a good nights sleep
Downstairs cloakroom
A warm welcome awaits
Garden with sandpit
Relax in the garden
 Large sandpit with toys
Just a five minute walk to Camber Sands beach
1 / 30  Spacious beach house
2 / 30  Relax and unwind in the lounge
3 / 30  Plenty of seating for all the family
4 / 30  Nostalgic little touches
5 / 30  Large lounge/diner for entertaining
6 / 30  Stylish seaside theme throughout the property
7 / 30  Dining area perfect for get togethers
8 / 30  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
9 / 30  Well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
10 / 30  Cosy up in the stylish snug
11 / 30  Eclectic finishing touches throughout the property
12 / 30  Downstairs king-size bedroom
13 / 30  Downstairs king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
14 / 30  En-suite shower room
15 / 30  Super-king-size bedroom
16 / 30  Bathroom
17 / 30  Double bedroom
18 / 30  Relax and unwind in this contemporary property
19 / 30  Shower room
20 / 30  Twin bedroom
21 / 30  Twin bedroom
22 / 30  Twin bedroom detail
23 / 30  Twin bedroom
24 / 30  Comfy beds for a good nights sleep
25 / 30  Downstairs cloakroom
26 / 30  A warm welcome awaits
27 / 30  Garden with sandpit
28 / 30  Relax in the garden
29 / 30   Large sandpit with toys
30 / 30  Just a five minute walk to Camber Sands beach

Shell House

Camber, Sussex
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bright interior throughout with stylish decorative pieces
  • Tucked behind the dunes just a couple of minutes away from Camber Sands beach
  • Peaceful private garden with outside furniture and large sand pit
Property code: 46946

This breathtaking Scandinavian-style beach house is full of rustic charm. Decorated with an eclectic mix retro and driftwood finds for your guests to enjoy. Its perfect for family gatherings and reunions with your friends.

This spacious beach-style property is situated behind the dunes at Camber Sands and is just minutes from the beach. As its name suggests, Camber Sands is popular due to its wide expanse of golden sands, which is rare for this stretch of coast, where most beaches are shingle. There is everything here for beach lovers, whether they prefer quietly relaxing, having a go at water sports or walking amongst the dunes. Within a short drive is the town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, small shops and many places to eat. Near to Rye is the pretty village of Rye Harbour, which has a beach front RSPB nature reserve and a gastropub.

As soon as you step inside this gorgeous, weather boarded house, you will immediately get a feel for the property’s signature style. Contemporary and seasidey at the same time, the property has a light and airy feel throughout. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner is the heart of the house and has some lovely arty touches in the decor. The kitchen has everything you will need, with double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. The large dining table comfortably seats ten and is positioned next to the French doors which lead out to the garden. In addition to this room, is a separate snug room, which has comfortable sofas, TV and a lovely retro cabinet full of DVDs. There is a downstairs bedroom which has a king-size bed. You will also find a ground floor shower room, as well as a separate WC which also acts as a laundry room, with washing machine and metal trough-style sink, perfect for rinsing off wet suits or flip-flops. The rest of the bedrooms are found on the first floor and all are decorated in a chic seaside style. There are two super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can be made into a twin on request). There are two further bedrooms, each with twin beds. The main bathroom is stunning with its large freestanding bath and WC, whilst there is also a shower room with large shower and WC.

French doors from the property’s dining area open on to an enclosed garden which has a picnic bench table as well as patio furniture to enjoy dining al fresco. The area has garden lights and outdoor power so that you can stay out long after the sun has gone down. Children will enjoy the large sandpit complete with toys. There is private parking for three cars at the side of the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 Bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 twin, and 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into a twin on request)
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 shower room 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and Nespresso machine, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Arrival time 4pm
  • TV, DVD player

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Natalie 14th February 2020

Lovely house in a fab location just 2 minutes walk to the beautiful beach. Lovely TV snug (with Netflix for the kids!) and plenty of room for up to 3 families.

Reviewed by Jennie 31st January 2020

This was a beautiful beach house with all we needed. Very comfortable and warm. It's a short walk to the beach but as we went in winter the sandy roads to the house were waterlogged and a bit dangerous for our older guest. There was nothing extra we needed and felt very at home. Camber hasn't alot to offer but nearby Rye is a great town to visit. ARead morelso Tenterden. Hide

Reviewed by Lidy 28th December 2019

A lovely house, decorated with great care, in a beach house style. We loved our family reunion here and the house contributed heavily to the excellent atmosphere.

Reviewed by Kirsteen 20th December 2019

The house was absolutely perfect. We were a party of 10 celebrating a 70th a 40th and Christmas and could not have had a better time. A 3mn walk took us to the most amazing beach which was great for walking off all the excesses. Everything you could want or need was there.

Reviewed by Caroline 20th September 2019

The Shell House is a well equipped comfortable house, perfect for families. It is near the beach which is very nice. Camber itself was disappointing but as a base to visit Rye, Hastings etc it is ideal.

Reviewed by Sean 2nd August 2019

We had a fantastic family holiday with parents, siblings and kids. The house didn't feel crowded with the 10 of us. The location is a short walk to a fantastic beach. We used this as a base to explore the coast a bit. Rye was nice, Hastings has some quirky shops and plenty of history. The light railway from dungeness which runs up the coast was funRead more. The house was clean with plenty of equipment to self cater and eat together as a family. Excellent communication with the owner. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 19th July 2019

A bright modern interior with a costal vibe gives this house a modern feel and it has a great layout. Its location is ideal as its a short walk to the beach and the addition of a sand pit in the garden means the kids can still have fun when not on the beach.

Reviewed by Vivien 28th June 2019

Nice layout, lots of space, easy to keep clean, large kitchen and facilities excellent. Also near to beach.

Reviewed by Jan 17th May 2019

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house and its location so close to the beach was perfect. Excellent in every way and the owner was very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Sarah-Jane 26th April 2019

We had an amazing stay at this house. The owners have thought of every little detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible. From a fully functioning kitchem to board games. The house had a real home from home feel. The owners were also very polite and could not do enough to ensure we had a nice stay. From directions to finding extra car spacRead moree and offering advice on local attractions. I really felt they went the extra mile to ensure we had a fab holiday. We will holiday here again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Frank 19th April 2019

The Shell House is a very comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a very convenient position, just 200m from Camber Sands beach. There is a good pub with great food nearby (The Owl). There is a cycle track to ride in Rye itself an interesting and historical place to visit. Nearby inland is the Weald of Kent with many attractions and lovely Kent coRead moreuntryside. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 31st January 2019

All 10 of us fell in love with Shell House and we had a fantastic weekend there. We found the location great,for walks along the beach. The house was warm comfortable and spacious and well equipped and charming.We would all be happy to return.

Reviewed by Gillian 7th September 2018

This is a very special place to stay, so light and airy. We were a party of four generations. Youngest 10 months, the eldest 98 years. The house catered to us all. The sand pit is a great addition, the youngest members of the group the eldest being 8 years really enjoyed this. The 98 year old using a walking frame was able to gain full access to thRead moree ground floor with enough room in all rooms to move freely. We had a fabulous week and hope to book again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 24th August 2018

This is a wonderful house for a large family party. The dcor is smart and light, the furniture very comfortable, and the house has everything you need. The garden is well enclosed for small children and the large sandpit was the biggest hit of our stay with small children. It's very easy to walk to the beach. Altogether this was a memorable holidayRead more because the accommodation was so good. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 27th July 2018

Had a fantastic week at Shell House. Perfect location - we really enjoyed our evening strolls to the beach so the kids could play in the dunes or paddle in the water. The house was perfect for our needs (family of 10) with large rooms and the separate snug/tv room was a great bonus. The communication with James was excellent throughout. Would thoroRead moreughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 6th July 2018

We had a great weekend. The property was bigger than we expected, lovely and light and beautifully decorated inside. It was all clean and very easy to live in - we were 6 adults and a couple of teens and there was plenty of space to all sit, eat and get away from each other! We have friends who live at the other end of Camber, and it was a very easRead morey 10 min walk between houses. And perfect for the beach. Thank you, we'll definitely be booking again. x Hide

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Spacious beach house
Relax and unwind in the lounge
Plenty of seating for all the family
Nostalgic little touches
Large lounge/diner for entertaining
Stylish seaside theme throughout the property
Dining area perfect for get togethers
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
Cosy up in the stylish snug
Eclectic finishing touches throughout the property
Show 18 moreDownstairs king-size bedroom


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