Coastguard Cottages Rye Harbou
About the home
Originally coastguards’ cottages built in 1860, the adjoining pair of holiday cottages are part of a terrace in this unique harbour area, which runs along the River Rother, with a busy yachting centre and fishing fleet. A Martello Tower was built at Rye Harbour to defend against invasion during the Napoleonic Wars. Visit the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, a SSSI, where wildlife can be observed from several bird hides. Enjoy walks along the sea shore, across the fields and large areas of shingle. Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII, lies to the west of Rye harbour and can reached on foot. Rye is delightful with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and smuggling history. Enjoy the golden sands at Camber, and take a trip to Winchelsea, Battle and Hastings, all only a short drive from these holiday cottages. Golf locally. Shop 200 yards, pub 250 yards.
Both properties: Oil CH inc (£25pw, £15 per short break Oct-Apr). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. D/washer. Freezer. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Friday to Friday.
Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with double sofa bed and French door. Kitchen. Utility room. Wet room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.
T/cot. H/chair. Washer/dryer. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Camber Sands, 800m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Min stay 2 nights
Please contact me for further details of long term lets or any specific requirements that you might require.
The South East England / Sussex region
Rye is a small town in East Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. In medieval times, however, as an important member of the Cinque Ports confederation, it was at the head of an embankment of the English Channel and almost entirely surrounded by the sea.
Rye is officially a civil parish but with its historic roots has the status of a town; at the 2001 census it had a population of 4009. During its history its association with the sea has included being involved with smuggling gangs of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Those historic roots and its charm make it a tourist destination, and much of its economy is based on that: there are a number of hotels, guest houses, B&B's and restaurants , as well as other attractions, catering for the visitor. There is a small fishing fleet, and Rye Harbour has facilities for yachts and other vessels.
The Rye / Rye Harbour area
Rye is a local commercial centre for the Romney Marsh and Walland Marsh area as well as being a tourist spot. Rye Farmers’ Market takes place on Strand Quay every Wednesday morning. Rye has a well-established reputation as a centre for shops trading antiques, collectors' books and records, and has many art galleries selling works by local artists and potters with changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Rye's general weekly market takes place on the marketplace car park by the station every Thursday. Until the 2001 Foot-and-Mouth disease crisis (which closed all livestock markets in England) there were frequent livestock sales at Rye.
Rye Castle Museum is located on two sites, in East Street and at the Ypres Castle. One of the tourist websites includes a picture tour of the town. Rye Art Gallery was established as a Trust in the early 1960s. Located at 107 High Street it provides a focus for contemporary visual art, which it exhibits alongside heritage artworks from its Permanent Collection.
Rye also stands at the centre of a network of nature reserves, some of national importance. The Rye Harbour SSSI lies to the south and includes the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The neighbouring Pett Levels and Pools, and the Pannel Valley nature reserve are accessible via Winchelsea and Winchelsea Beach a few miles to the west, whilst Scotney Lake lies just off the Lydd road and the RSPB reserve at Dungeness lies a few miles further to the east with the Bird Observatory located in the old lighthouse.
The recent redevelopment of the Rye wharf for the RX fishing fleet has provided modern amenities for the landing and storage of fish. Most is sold wholesale through the regional market in Boulogne, though there is a trend for Rye to develop as a gastronomic centre in the style of Newquay or Padstow, featuring the use of fresh local produce from the sea. The annual "Rye Bay Scallops Festival" which takes place each year in February was first proposed by the then Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, Kate Roy, as a means of promoting the "Rye Bay Catch". Excellent scallops (and flatfish such as sole, plaice and dabs) are to be had in Rye Bay because of the shallow and relatively sheltered water.
Every year in September Rye hosts its annual two-week "Arts Festival" which attracts a world-class series of performers in music, comedy and literature.
On the second Saturday after November 5th the "Bonfire Boys" stage their annual torch-lit parade through the streets of the town, supported by visiting Bonfire Societies from all over the Sussex Bonfire Societies Confederation. This is followed by a "gurt 'enormous bonfire" where the chosen "effigy" of the year is ceremoniously blown-up, and a spectacular firework display. This event typically attracts over 10,000 visitors to the town, and results in the town's roads, and the main roads to London, Hastings and Ashford, being clogged up and closed to traffic from the early evening onwards.
How to get there
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Fast train from London St.Pancras to Rye in under an hour and a half.
Direct trains from Brighton, Eastbourne & Hastings.
Buses (Route 325) from Rye station/town to Rye Harbour every half hour, Mon-Sat 'til 18:00hrs
Taxis from outside the station (Tel: Taxi-time (01797)224016 or Estate Taxis 07813 351646)
Local car hire: Practical Car & Van Rental Tel: (01797) 225924 Also provide a meet and greet service upon request from Lydd Airport & Rye train staion.
Under an hours drive from Dover Ferry Port
Less than 50mins drive from Channel Tunnel (Folkstone)
Activities near Rye
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
08 May 2013
We rented both cottages as there were 15 people in our party. We arrived to a warm welcome with lights and the heating on (although given the glorious sunshine all weekend, there was no need for any heating). The cottages were well equipped, comfortable and clean, with plenty of room for everyone. There was outside space for breakfast on the terrace and we could have had a barbecue at the back.
The owner was very accommodating and helpful and I will definitely go back to these cottages whenever I stay in Rye.
22 Apr 2012
We rented these two adjoining cottages along with another in the square for a get together of our extended family and close friends for my 50th birthday at Easter 2011. The cottages were pleasantly... more
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|Prices for group size 15|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn 2011||2 Sep 11||28 Oct 11||£ 950||£ 250||£ 280||2 Nights|
|Winter 2011||28 Oct 11||21 Dec 11||£ 800||£ 200||£ 240||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year 2011||21 Dec 11||4 Jan 12||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring2012||4 Jan 12||2 Mar 12||£ 800||£ 200||£ 240||2 Nights|
|Mid Spring 2012||2 Mar 12||30 Mar 12||£ 850||£ 250||£ 280||2 Nights|
|Easter 2012||30 Mar 12||13 Apr 12||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring/Summer 2012||13 Apr 12||29 Jun 12||£ 1150||£ 260||£ 300||2 Nights|
|Summer 2012||29 Jun 12||7 Sep 12||£ 1590||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2012||7 Sep 12||2 Nov 12||£ 990||£ 250||£ 280||2 Nights|
|Winter 2012||2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 850||£ 200||£ 240||2 Nights|
|Xmas/New Year 2012||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Spring 2013||4 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 800||£ 200||£ 240||2 Nights|
|Mid Spring 2013||1 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 850||£ 250||£ 280||2 Nights|
|Easter Holidays 2013||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1190||-||-||2 Nights|
|Late Spring/Summer 2013||12 Apr 13||28 Jun 13||£ 1150||£ 260||£ 300||2 Nights|
|Summer 2013||28 Jun 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1590||-||-||2 Nights|
|Autumn 2013||6 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 990||£ 250||£ 280||2 Nights|
|Winter 2013||1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 850||£ 200||£ 240||2 Nights|
|Xmas/New Year 2013||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 1500||-||-||2 Nights|
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A deposit of £150 per booking is required with the balance being paid in full one month prior to letting.
Full payment required when booking within a month of letting period.
Pets (dogs) extra £15 each
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