Dunescape is an eco-home finished in contemporary style right next to the dunes and beach at Camber Sands. The property is arranged over three floors, has two bedrooms, and sleeps up to six people.
It was built in 2007. Solar power provides hot water throughout the summer, geothermal heat from the ground keeps the house snug during the winter, and a grass roof soaks up the rain and minimises the visual impact of the development.
Unlike many other properties to let in the area, Dunescape is a mere 30 second stroll from the sand dunes and beach (excited kids can do it in about 10 seconds), and the small (20-unit) design-led development of which the property is part feels nothing like just another housing estate. It’s a real holiday home, as our guests will tell you. There are some quotes from them here. And there are our TripAdvisor reviews - all 5*.
On the ground floor you’ll find the garage large enough for an average sized family car, or naturally this space may be used to store sports equipment such as windsurfing kit or kayaks. A washing machine, freezer, and a table tennis table are provided, too.
Oak-faced stairs lead you up to the first floor where you will find a light, airy, and spacious living room (above left).
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead through to the large west-facing deck which catches the afternoon and evening sun. An outdoor dining set is provided Easter to October, as are large potted plants to provide lush greenery and a modicum of privacy. On the patio
below is a cold water shower to rinse off the sand after a hard day on the beach.
In the living room you will find a TV, DVD player, Sony CD stereo with USB connection, iPod docking station, wireless internet provided, and some unique items of furniture and artwork. Our tables were created by local company Carbon from reclaimed timbers from Rye Harbour. Our original canvas artworks feature local artists Gavin Luker
and Clive Sawyer, and we have wall art from Made In Camber.
Off the living room is the kitchen, fitted with all-mod-cons including an eight-setting dishwasher, oven, four-burner ceramic hob, microwave oven, extractor, coffee maker and juicer.
Guests staying three nights or more will find a substantial welcome pack with samples of the finest local produce. Whenever possible we offer eggs and apple juice from Bowler’s Town Farm Stall at Peasmarsh, Kent wine from Chapel Down near Tenterden, organic milk and butter, and home-made preserves made from fruit found on local foraging expeditions.
Half a flight of stairs takes you to the second bedroom and family bathroom. This bedroom may be configured to sleep up to three people. There is a day bed which can be used as a double for a couple, or for two children sleeping head to toe with two single duvets. There is also a single bed. Organic cotton linen is provided for adults, and colourful blue bedding with seaside designs is provided for under-14s.
This bedroom even has its own drum balcony which is just large enough to stand on and take in the sea air. The adjacent bathroom has a bath tub, shower over, loo and washbasin. Organic cotton towels are provided.
We give our guests natural soaps, shampoos and shower gels from Faith In Nature, Jason and 365, and eco cleaning and laundry products from Ecover and bioD. We support local businesses whenever we can, and buy from Rye Health Store.
Up another half a flight of stairs and you’ll arrive at the landing library / book exchange and the enormous master bedroom (above left). The king-sized bed is made from reclaimed timber from Rye Harbour, and features a decadently comfortable posture-paedic mattress and soft organic cotton bed linen. A single futon is also available to turn this into a family room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows lead out onto a balcony where the spectacular Camber sunsets may be enjoyed.
Off the main bedroom is the ensuite with natural daylight, loo, washbasin, and a double-sized shower cubicle with power shower above. Organic cotton towels are provided.
- You’ll find more pictures of the house at our Gallery page
- There are comments from our visitors’ book here
- And you can read about the architects who designed this wonderful house here.
- If you’d like to compare Dunescape with similar houses in Camber, you’ll find some links here.
- If you’d like a way to sort out which among the 70+ Camber Sands holiday homes are right for you, start with our Essential Camber Sands Self-catering accommodation guide
We look forward to welcoming you to our holiday home.