3 THE GALLIVANT, CAM­BER SANDS

Woman & Home - - INSPIRATIONAL TRAVEL -

IT’S ONE OF THE UK’S MOST RO­MAN­TIC, WINDSWEPT BEACHES – THE GLO­RI­OUS EX­PANSE OF CAM­BER SANDS IN EAST SUS­SEX, WHERE THE NAT­U­RAL DUNES AND GOLDEN SAND STRETCH FOR SEVEN MILES AND KITES JOS­TLE FOR PO­SI­TION IN CLEAR BLUE SKIES.

THE MULTI-AWARD-WIN­NING GALLIVANT IN RYE, A THREE-MINUTE WALK FROM THE DUNES, IS THE

PER­FECT BASE FOR EX­PLOR­ING. A SMALL “RESTAU­RANT WITH ROOMS” (THERE ARE 20), THEY’VE THOUGHT OF EV­ERY­THING TO MAKE YOUR STAY SPE­CIAL. FROM

THE COM­PLI­MEN­TARY COF­FEE AND HOME­MADE CAKE ON AR­RIVAL, TO FRIENDLY STAFF WHO OF­FERED US BEACH TOW­ELS AND PLAS­TIC FLUTES TO TAKE OVER TO THE DUNES. THERE’S EVEN A CUTE BEACH HUT IN THE GAR­DEN OF­FER­ING SPA TREAT­MENTS.

WE STAYED IN ONE OF THE FOUR LUX­URY GAR­DEN ROOMS, WHICH HAVE A HUGE QUEEN-SIZED BED, FREE­STAND­ING BATH AND SEMI-PRI­VATE SHIN­GLE GAR­DEN. THEY EVEN PRO­VIDE A HAN­GOVER KIT FOR THE MORN­ING – MUCH NEEDED AF­TER EN­JOY­ING THE DE­LI­CIOUS LO­CAL CHAPEL DOWN SPARKLING WINE.

BOOK THE RESTAU­RANT WELL IN AD­VANCE BE­CAUSE THE FOOD HERE IS IN­CRED­I­BLE. WE OR­DERED FROM THEIR WON­DER­FUL 10-MILE MENU, WHICH, AS THE NAME SUG­GESTS, IS ALL SOURCED LO­CALLY. A SUR­PRISE AMUSE-BOUCHE AND DE­LI­CIOUS SEAFOOD STARTERS LED TO EQUALLY GOOD MAIN COUR­SES OF ROM­NEY SALT MARSH LAMB (£22)

AND 28-DAY-AGED SUS­SEX RED RIB­EYE (£24), AND A PLATE OF LO­CAL CHEESES FOR DESSERT.

WE FOUND OUR STAY SO RO­MAN­TIC THAT WE’VE DE­CIDED TO BOOK OUR WED­DING HERE IN SEPTEM­BER.

OUR PIC­TURES WILL BE TAKEN ON

THE SEA GRASS-FRINGED DUNES AND WE’LL MAKE OUR TOASTS WITH CHAPEL DOWN. I CAN’T WAIT! Rachel Nor­ris

THE GALLIVANT (THEGALLIVANT.CO.UK; 01797 225057) HAS ROOMS FROM £95PP PER NIGHT, IN­CLUD­ING BREAK­FAST.

BEACH CHIC: THE GALLIVANT’S RESTAU­RANT TER­RACE

STAY IN A LUX­URY GAR­DEN ROOM

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