Winchelsea Beach, Sussex
  • 8
  • 4
  • Pet Friendly

We love the sheltered enclosed garden at the rear, which is a real suntrap and backs onto Rye Harbour Nature Reserve where an abundance of wildlife can be seen and heard.

  • Great for families
  • Winchelsea Beach and Camber Sands nearby for summer fun, Rye for history and culture!
  • Pubs and cafes nearby in Winchelsea town centre

About Cuckoos

Cuckoos is a well-loved spacious single storey cottage on a quiet residential road, next to a placid stream where ducks will welcome new arrivals! We love the sheltered enclosed garden at the rear, which is a real suntrap and backs onto Rye Harbour Nature Reserve where an abundance of wildlife can be seen and heard. There's side access from the kitchen to the rear garden with a sheltered patio, wooden garden furniture and pergola. The lawned front garden is also large, peaceful and spacious and even has its own Wendy house, overlooked from the sitting room to keep an eye on younger children!

The interior layout of the holiday rental is easy and comfortable, with a large lounge/dining area and overhead fans for hot summer evenings; a lovely space to relax and enjoy a meal after a busy day sightseeing or at the beach. There are plenty of books, DVDs and WiFi to keep you occupied and every room is well decorated and furnished. There are 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms.

The house accepts well-behaved dogs and is a great base for walkers and cyclists with its easy access to coastal paths, woodland walks and nature reserves.

The house is within 600m as the crow flies of Winchelsea Beach's pebble bank, often clad with brilliant wild flowers, at high tide and at low tide extensive flat sands are revealed - plenty to do and see for everyone, especially the kids. It's just 20 minutes across the fields to walk to mysterious Camber Castle and its nearby bird hide.

Locally, there's a Co-op store open every day which is just 8 minutes' walk; the local pub is even nearer and has its own deli and butcher. Winchelsea and Romney Marsh is a real 'foodie' area with excellent local produce, fresh fish, farm shops, delis and good eating in pubs.


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"An ideal house for a family get together, we had six further friends down on the Saturday to celebrate my dads 92nd birthday. Plenty of room for everyone and perfect being on one level throughout. Our grandson enjoyed the ducks in the brook. A day out in Hastings with perfect weather! Recommend the Robin Hood Inn. Many thanks."

October 2017 - Pashley family

"Beautifully warm and cosy- always! I had such a wonderful rest at Cuckoos. The weather was perfect every day for a month. I have never stayed in a house with such an innate loving, calming feel.I hope to return soon."

November 2016 - Jane

"A very welcoming and cosy holiday property. Our party comprised of 5 adults and 3 children, so everything was tested! The weather wasn't the best but Rye. the beach, nature reserve area and Hastings provided more than sufficient entertainment for adults and children. Thank you for a lovely stay."

December 2016

"I have had a lovely time here at Cuckoos and I really enjoyed visiting the pond and Rye. I hope everyone who visits here enjoys it."

December 2016 - Evie

"I love Cuckoos. I spent plenty of time playing in the garden. The weather was fab and it's february! A great holiday home for family and friends. The dog loved running around on Winchelsea Beach!"

February 2017 - Isabelle

"We really enjoyed Cuckoos and we all loved the beach and the steam train rides. The dogs were really tired after a walk to Camber."

February 2017 - Lottie, Freddie and Joe

"A family get together from Lincoln and Denmark. Great weather and a lovely property that catered well for all 7 of us. Winchelsea Village is a beautiful place for a wander around. The Ship Inn down the road does good food! A great time had by all."

April 2017 - Peter and family

"Thank you so much for a lovely easter break. Lovely home, great time had by all of us. We had great weather so that was an added bonus. The Ship Inn was not far at all, great food. We will be back. Thank you."

April 2017 - The Johnsons, Ducks and Berwicks

"We all had a great time. We needed more time to explore! Maybe we'll come back next year, what a lovely comfortable cottage."

April 2017 - Stacey family

"Great welcome pack, lovely bungalow, nice area we enjoyed our visit. Thanks"

April 2017

"Another lovely week at Cuckoos, great food, company and weather. Booked for next year already!"

May 2017 - Hughes Family

"Lovely week in a comfortable house with everything that we needed, great welcome pack and location! Thank you."

August 2017 - Barnett family

"Great long weekend, with some lovely weather. Location great for walks etc. The house worked out perfectly for the five of us plus our dog. Will come again next time we are back from Australia."

August 2017 - The Sheridan Family

"We had a very enjoyable few days here in this lovely property. Everything has been thought of- we really appreciated the quality furnishings and the well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the garden and BBQ. Perfect property for our disabled friend- n stairs and everything was easily accessible. Looking forward to our next visit! Hope its soon!"

August 2017 - The Brimbtecombes

"We have had a perfect weekend at Cuckoos. The house is a home from home and so relaxing. Wonderful walking in the sun at fairlight this morning. Great events at Rye Arts Festival including excellent performances. There are so many outdoor activities in the area- we'll have to come back to do more! We look forward to it thank you for everything."

September 2017 - The Mathiasons

"We have had a wonderful long weekend break. The bungalow was perfect for all of us lots of room to spread out. The Ship Inn and Deli provided us with a wonderful Sunday lunch and great steaks for the BBQ. Our grandchildren loved the Wendy house and garden to play in. Thank you for a lovely starter pack with many great extra's. We all had a really lovely time, Thank you!"

May 2016 - The Dibden Family

"We have had a brilliant time at Cuckoos. Excellent facilities, useful little extras like hand wash in the bathrooms etc. High quality welcome pack. We had my mothers 90th birthday lunch at The Ship and everybody loved the food. Thank you!"

April 2016 - The Goodman Family

"Wonderful House - Well equipped and lovely little touches! Kids loved the books, games and Wendy house. Beaches, cycle routes and railways were all much loved too."

April 2016 - The Holmes Family

"Great place, everything here you could possibly need. A wonderful welcome pack when we arrived, including dog toys and treats for both our dogs, totally above our expectations. Would like to come back in the summer to enjoy the garden"

Easter 2016 - The Simmonds Family

"Lovely house, had a great time. Would highly recommend to friends & family, Thank you!"

New Years 2015 - The Woollocots Party

"Such an enjoyable long weekend! Your home is so well equipped, warm and welcoming. Thank you!"

December 2015 - The Stride Family

"What a wonderful bungalow and ideally situated. every need catered for. The garden, an excellent place to wind down at the end of the day especially with the beautiful weather we had. Hope to come back soon, love the area"

August 2015 - The Goss Family

"We have enjoyed a lovely holiday here, thank you. We have been most comfortable and enjoyed the fragrant garden and been very lucky with beautiful warm weather. The house lacks nothing."

July 2015 - The Morewood Family

"We have had a wonderful weekend reunion - with seven of us gathering twenty years on from university together. Cuckoos has provided the perfect setting for our gathering and we've been extremely comfortable and at home here. A lovely are and very restful. Many Thanks"

June 2015 - The Hurley Party

"What a nice cottage and very tasty welcome pack. We just loved this beautiful countryside, what a pitty the holiday is over"

May 2015 - The Bürge Family

"A wonderful and relaxing home. 3 generations of our family have all loved it. Great beds and a well stocked kitchen. Lovely light and airy space, we highly recommend!"

May 2015 - The Dunn Family

"Food package on arrival, great. Cottage great, even in poor weather!"

March 2015 - D. Hodgkinson

"Stoats made a wonderful retreat for Christmas and 91st Birthday celebrations! Very well equipped and great location. Lots of useful information in the welcome pack! Thanks for a very comfortable and clean home from home!"

December 2014

"We loved the house, we loved the area, we loved the walks, we loved The Ship Inn and the deli, we loved Rye and Bonfire Night, we loved the fireworks. We had a very relaxing weekend in extremely comfortable accommodation. We shall be back."

November 2014 - Tina and Barry Matthews

"Really enjoyed our stay at Cuckoos. Perfect, well equipped, clean and comfortable place to relax with family of any age and dogs at any time of year. Quiet, peaceful setting and location and the owners have thought of everything. Interesting part of the coastline with an abundance of dog friendly walks, nature reserves and beaches. A huge variety of freshwater and salt water bird life within walking distance make this an ideal spot for birdwatchers. Plenty of other entertainment- sandy beaches, interesting history, eateries and cafes within a short drive or bus ride. Enjoyed checking out the local deli adjoining The Ship Inn for wonderful cheeses and meat not to mention bread and other goodies. So much to do or just sit in the garden and enjoy the peace and wildlife. A great place to stay - would highly recommend."

October 2014 - Dave and Mandy Wildey

"We've had a lovely time going to the beach and Rye - it has been great! All the historic buildings. We all love it. Go to The Ship down the road. Recommendations : go blackberry picking."

September 2014 - Lottie, Freddie and Jake

"We had a very enjoyable time in this house and to top it off a great welcome pack. The garden is lovely and a great suntrap. At night you can view the stars at ease as there is no light pollution. The beach here is great for walking or flying kites. If you like sandy beaches head off to Camber outside of Rye. I found a good pub on our last day called The Cove Inn that serves great food - you will need to drive to Pett on the outskirts."

August 2014 - The Carr and Gulliford Family

"What a fantastic break! Great location, great welcome package and the house is just perfect. Wonderful walks and the garden is superb. Recommendation : go to The Sip!"

August 2014 - The Charlwood Family

"Wonderful location, super house, has everything you could want and such a tranquil spot. Lovely walks along the coast- great for exploring."

August 2014 - Dave and Family

"First time at Cuckoos! What a peaceful retreat. Great welcome pack - many thanks."

July 2014 - G. Bartley

What makes this area
So special...

Winchelsea has a handful of pleasant pubs and cafes, or venture to Rye nearby with a pyriad of shops and Jempsons supermarket to stock up the kitchen!

Property details

Cuckoos: sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen. Front and rear garden with dining area. Parking for 6 cars

Ground Floor

Property all on one level -

Kitchen with gas hob, oven, grill, dishwasher, fridge and fridge/freezer, microwave.

Living/Dining Space with seating, Freeview TV and DVD player. Overhead fans. Large dining table seating 8.

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) super king size double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin single beds, digital radio and iPod charger.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) twin single beds

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2+1) Comfortable full size double lower bunk and single top bunk (not recommended for children under 6.) TV with Freeview.

Separate bathroom

Shower room


Front and rear private gardens. Outside dining area and pergola with a wood/charcoal BBQ. Lockable outside utility room with washing machine and space to store bikes, golf clubs etc



Central heating

Welcome pack provided

What you need to know

Maximum of 2 dogs allowed only

Cot and highchair available

All bed linen and house towels are provided, but you need to bring your own beach towels.

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