Cinque Port town of RyeThere’s plenty of festive cheer to be had at Barefoot Beach House this Christmas. The gorgeous Cinque Port town of Rye hosts its ever popular Christmas festival with market stalls, street performers and fairground rides. Events include a pantomime, carol concert and even a reindeer auction. Work up an appetite in the tug of war or Christmas Pudding race then cosy up by the fire in a local pub with a glass of mulled wine. And don’t miss the Christmas lights in Rye illuminating the medieval shops and houses in a warm winter glow.

The sea air is at its freshest in the winter months so why not take a stroll along the huge beach at Camber or through the dunes. It’s literally on your doorstep after all and you’ll pretty much have the whole beach to yourself. And make sure to make the most of Barefoot’s rustic wood burner if you don’t want to brave the fire pit on the deck. It is heart warming to watch the churning winter sea while the wood burner crackles and glows. Add a fresh coffee or hot toddy to the mix and you have your own piece of winter heaven 24/7. Bliss!