Wind back time to the Swinging Sixties, in a refreshingly retro Romney Marsh holiday cottage that's both close to nature, and perfectly positioned by the sea.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

If you’re an eclectic group, it can be hard to find a holiday that will suit everybody right down to the ground. Some will want a beach nearby to relax on, armed with a good book, while others will need plenty of interesting things to do. Nature lovers will surely appreciate being close to wildlife, too.

With a stay in The Buoys, a charming retro holiday cottage overlooking the pebble beach at Lydd-on-Sea, you really can experience the best of all worlds. Not only are you overlooking the sea in a stunning coastal location, you’ll also be temptingly close to a wide array of rare birds and wildlife, with National Nature and RSPB reserves nearby. With the medieval market town of Rye close by too, history lovers will be in heaven!

The enchanting cottage itself comes straight from the Swinging Sixties, with upbeat décor and retro flourishes throughout that reflect its authentic heritage. Sleeping up to six people, you’ll find your holiday home on a quiet coastal road, overlooking a beach and a shoreline that are ripe for plenty of seaside rambles.

Enter the cottage straight into its friendly sunroom…why not pull up a retro chair and browse through the floating shelves, thoughtfully stacked with books of all descriptions? If picturesque scenes are more your thing, peer through the telescope facing straight out to sea and enjoy spectacular views from the windows (warning: you may be some time!)

Head to the sociably spacious lounge, furnished in a tastefully retro Sixties vibe, mixed with plenty of contemporary comforts. An open fire is the perfect setting by evening…ideal for huddling around while you swap holiday stories.

Even those who aren’t keen on cooking will be converted by the distinctly retro kitchen, with its quirky French signage, original painted cabinets and convivial round dining table! Washing up takes on a new-found pleasure too, with a sink that looks out across the sea.

Discover a cosy ground-floor twin bedroom, featuring ample storage and windows that look out over the pebbled garden, together with a bathroom and shower over.

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At a glance

  • Restored 1960s seaside holiday cottage in Lydd-on-Sea near Romney Marsh, retro-styled and furnished, sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms.
  • Easily accessed by car.
  • Linen, towels and welcome pack included, along with a basket of firewood. Smoking and pets are not permitted.
  • Close to several nature reserves, a beach, and plenty of local amenities and attractions.


  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to 6, double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, bedding & towels provided, family bathroom, kitchen, double electric oven & hob, fridge/freezer, sink, washing machine, fireplace & logs, WiFi, welcome pack, private garden, outdoor furniture, garage space & off-road parking,

Local activities

Romney Marshes, nature reserve, beaches, walks, swimming, historic sites, wildlife centre, light railway, go-karting, pottery, museums.

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You’ll find the second and third bedrooms by heading up the original open tread staircase. The double room is beautifully light and airy, with elegant furnishings and retro design, while another twin room showcases vintage wall art, cool, colourful curtains and an original 1960s basin.

Take your catch-up conversations to a whole new scenic level in the private garden, complete with cosy furniture and surrounded by sea kale and poppies. The shingled garden at the front of the cottage is scattered with colourful wildflowers…perfect to spend time gazing over with your morning coffee.

There is so much to do during the day that you’ll feel spoilt for choice over how to spend your time away! Maybe start with a beachside ramble, before whiling away some time watching the thousands of beautiful birds in their natural habitat. How about driving over to Rye and browsing through the selection of independent shops, or maybe whizzing along the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway to explore the Kent coast in all its bracing glory?

With a stay at Buoys 102, you’ll soon discover that the Swinging Sixties is a fabulous place to be…so pack up your retro swimwear and your boots that were made for walking, and get ready to enjoy your reviving journey back in time!

Things to note

No smoking permitted, no dogs permitted, security deposit required, no minimum stay requirements.

Where you'll be staying

Romney Marsh, Kent

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