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Ammonite | Luxury Beach Cabin | Winchelsea Beach, Rye

Shirking convention and throwing caution to prescribed good taste, this reclaimed 1930's cabin is a refreshing escape from the humdrum of city living. Luxuriously understated from top to toe and lovingly created by interior design duo Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote of Pale & Interesting fame, Ammonite's interiors are a rebellious outcry against the shiny and new. A sumptuous and informal abode where families can fully relax into life on the East Sussex coast.

Self-catering luxury cabin for hire near Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex


Sitting just a short drive from the shores of Winchelsea Beach, Ammonite affords a true escape from the everyday. Inside, a lofty ceiling and whitewashed wood make for a bright and breezy atmosphere, while soft sheepskins and a woodburning stove ensure comfort is at the very heart of this beach-style cabin. Outside, the private garden is surrounded by a picture-perfect white picket fence and wraparound deck; affording a perfectly rustic spot for cooling sundowners on those long summer evenings.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Simple, elegant and awash with soothing chalky tones, the master bedroom flaunts a squishy double bed settled under the glitter of a vintage, Gatsby-inspired chandelier. There is one further double bedroom, with a zip-and-link king-size bed and exposed wooden headboards and one double bunk room with built-in beds. Ammonite has one family bathroom with bath and shower and one separate WC.


Perched on the steps of the decking with hands cradling a steaming cup of tea, enjoy the break of day and the rise of the dawn chorus as the brood sleep the morning away. After a breakfast of crumpets smothered with butter on the outdoor dining area, gather together towels and a picnic hamper and head to Winchelsea beach for a good old fashioned day by the seaside. If it’s possible to get bored of snoozing the days away with feet buried in the sand, the charming town of Rye is just a short drive away.

For Relaxation

The East Sussex coastline is brimming with golden stretches of sand, waterside eateries and quaint villages littered with antique shops and boutique craft stores. After a morning browsing Rye’s pretty, crooked streets, settle under an umbrella on Camber Sands while the children build sandcastles and race against the tide. When the summer days fade and night begins to fall, wrap shoulders in blankets and sip crisp white wine on the decking as stars shimmer overhead.


There is private off-road parking for four cars. The open-plan kitchen is well-equipped with a Smeg cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer. 


  • SleepsUp to 6 guests (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)
    From £1,495 per week, £1,195 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroomTwins: One double bunk bedroom for children, with the second bunk available for £75 per bedZip Link Beds: One zip-and-link super king-size bedroom
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom with bath and separate shower and one separate WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA charcoal barbecue is provided
  • FeaturesHot tub
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, DVD player, NetflixInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internet is availableMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsView floor planRecommend to a friend

Style: Gorgeously simple and filled with rustic, reclaimed charm, this 1930´s clapperboard house is a fresh retreat where slow mornings and barefooted wanders are all but mandatory.

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Our Take

Property Owner Atlanta says

We love escaping to Ammonite. The moment you walk through the door you can instantly feel all your worries slip away. The white interior panelled walls, high pitched ceiling and accents of natural wood create a calm and cosseting environment that makes you feel a million miles away.

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Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Winchelsea, East Sussex to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Explore Rye The medieval market town of Rye feels suspended in time, where historic houses, independent boutiques and antique shops line cobbled streets. Visit Grade-I listed Rye Castle to soak up the history before meandering along historic Mermaid Street, passing ancient half-timber houses and gorgeous antique shops.

On Two Wheels For those looking to explore the area by bike, Rye Hire has a range of cycles available to hire. The surrounding area is full of cycle paths and country lanes, ensuring peddling through the landscape is a breeze. Whilst Camber Sands can be easily reached, Dungeness, Bodiam and Romney Marsh are a little further afield.

At One With Nature Recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife. With habitats ranging from saltmarshes, saline lagoons and reedbeds, the five perfectly placed bird hides ensures visitors can view the variety of birds that call this unique landscape home. Located just a stone's throw from the house, the nature reserve has miles of footpaths to explore.

Head to the Beach With Winchelsea Beach on the doorstep, pack up a picnic and enjoy a traditional day at the seaside. For those in search of more than just relaxation, Rye Watersports in nearby Camber Sands offers lessons in kitesurfing, windsurfing, dinghy sailing and stand-up paddle boarding. With a small selection of beach cafés, Camber is a great option for those with younger children in tow.

Nearest Beaches 0.3 miles to Winchelsea, 7 miles to Camber Sands



It's not a holiday to Ammonite without long lazy evenings spent on the decking, barbecuing the night away so head on down to Jamie Wickens Butchers on Winchelsea Beach for the finest local produce in the area. For all the trimmings, salads and pre barbecue snacking, Rye Deli and Winchelsea Farm Shop offer up delicious antipasti, cheese and scrummy pastries.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

From gastro pubs to stylish brasseries to burger joints, Winchelsea and the surrounding area is positively bursting with foodie destinations. For rustic, Tuscan cuisine and a wine menu to write home about, the Tuscan Kitchen in Rye is a firm favourite amongst family members of all ages; for a more relaxed dining experience, The Devil in Rye serves the finest platters of Mediterranean street food around.

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