Arriving on a cold and rainy night we couldnít wait to reach Ammonite. Upon arrival, we were wowed by the interiors. The property blends warmth with a rustic and bright aesthetic. Wood encases every inch, creating the most beautiful and dramatic setting. From the floors to the walls, to the beams and the doors, it is unlike anywhere weíve ever stayed. Bright white planks meet reclaimed ones covered in a distinctive patina, which is echoed throughout the property.

Even on a cold December night, the cabin is cosy underfoot thanks to the addition of underfloor heating. We whip up dinner in the gorgeous kitchen space and pop the fire on whilst bubbles cool in the fridge. I love how all the appliances are concealed - itís such a thoughtful design detail. We end the evening cuddled up in the snug watching The Crown.

I canít wait to wake up the next morning and see Ammonite in all its daylight glory. Despite it being overcast, the whole property is filled with light. Just ten minutes from the quaint village of Rye we hop in the car and pick up some treats from the Rye Deli. We peruse the design stores and make sure to visit the owners' store Pale & Interesting, taking home a memento from our trip.

A further ten minutes drive away is the vast and sprawling Camber Sands beach, famous for its dunes. We go on a blustery walk before returning to Ammonite for tea, cake and a puzzle. That evening we brave a moment in the cold to beeline for the hot tub, which is such a treat.

Ammonite has quickly become somewhere we feel so at home and we canít wait to return. We imagine visiting with friends in the summer so we can sit out on the veranda and have a barbecue on a long, balmy night. By the time we leave, we feel refreshed and truly spoilt by a wonderful stay.

Images and words by India Sehmi