Last week of the school holidays saw us head over to Kent for a short break. Kent is part of the country that I haven’t explored before, with it being so far from Bristol. Four hours in the car, saw us in beautiful landscape and long pebbly beaches. Kent you are beautiful.
My family is Kent born, my grandmother and great grandparents lived in Oare and grew up in the marshes. It seems weird that I don’t know this region at all, yet one half of my family is from here – a birth heritage.
The second part of our week saw us travel to Romney Marsh and stay at the stunning Cabü by the Sea – a brand new holiday concept which has several beautiful design led eco conscious cabins to rent for holidays.
Set on a natural stretch of privately owned grassland next to the seafront between Romney Marsh and the English Channel. This intimate retreat has immediate access to the beach with miles of coastline to explore. A variety of luxury accommodations are available, ranging from a Writers Studio cabin for couples to a three bed Boat House perfect for families.
We stayed in cabin number 13, the Ocean Shack, a pretty two bed cedar clad cabin with a large deck which looked out across the site. Large crittal style doors opened up to give us great views and let that gorgeous seaside light in.
The cabin is decorated beautifully, with comfortable sofas and furniture from Loaf. Fully equipped kitchen with a small hob, copper pans for making your food. A mini bar fridge stocked with drink essentials. A microwave/ oven for cooking pizza if you fancy.
The cabin has two bedrooms, a very stylish bunk beds for the boys and next door a double bed with views. All simply and comfortably styled. In fact even my boys commented on the details. Charlie loving the blinds in the bedroom and Rufus redesigning his bedroom at home to look like the cabin!
For me, I love waking up and throwing open the crittal doors, letting the light flood in and drinking a cup of coffee on the deck. AND I love the green stripey deck chairs too. Plus, from a parenting point of view, from the deck I could see the kids in the pool.
We didn’t leave Cabü by the Sea for the entire two days we were there. Why would we need to? The complex has all that we needed for our short stay. A heated swimming pool, a small beautifully curated shop selling local produce, and the beach just over the wall.
Our first evening we cooked in the cabin, a simple pasta dish. Then headed over to the sitooterie to play a game of Uno next to the fire. The sitooterie is a brilliant idea. A covered area with Hay palissade chairs and comfy cushions. A bbq and long tables with gas fires down the middle. These fires can be lit to warm yourselves during the evening or remove the protective glass and add the grill to cook over. Genius!
We loved our stay at Cabü by the sea, a perfect break for anyone who is looking for something a little different for a coastal escape. Cabü’s scandi designed cabins are a wonderful way to explore Kent coast.
If I’m travelling to Europe via Dover or the tunnel, I’ll make sure I add a few days on extra to stay at Cabü in future, we can’t wait to return. Or perhaps head over to Ireland and try their new retreat in the woods.
Cabu by the Sea
St Marys Beach
Book online by visiting their website: www.cabu.co.uk/holidays
Collaboration Note: We were invited to stay at Cabü by the Sea for two nights for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, words and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the posts that make this blog possible.