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1 The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 26 reviews

Riverside apartments on private quayside

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed


These quality one bedroom split-level  apartments have their own access and entrance via mahogany decked steps and sun balcony.

The purpose built apartments, built on the riverbank, provide superb views of passing yachts and the marsh beyond.

The secluded location and the almost hypnotic effect of the tidal river as it ebbs and flows will swiftly put you into a relaxed frame of mind.

Adjacent short term moorings can be organised (subject to availability).

Parking is available at the rear.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Camber 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lydd 15 km, Nearest railway: Rye
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Each apartment (5 available) has gas-fired central heating. All heating and lighting costs are included in the price.

The living room has comfortable seating, dining facilities and a compact fitted kitchen. A colour television is provided. The large picture windows look directly onto the river and marsh beyond to Rye harbour.

Comprehensive tourist information is maintained and a large scale map of the area is mounted on one wall to help you plan your expeditions.

The bedroom and bathroom are reached by descending 5 steps.

The bathroom includes a bath with shower attachment, washbasin, mirror with shaver point, W.C. and radiator.

The bedroom has either a King size double bed or twin 3 foot wide single beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe.

A cupboard houses the central heating boiler with shelves for towels and linen.

A double duvet is provided. Linen is included in the price.

    Double bedded room

    Twin bedded room

Towels are not included, but may be rented at a further £2.50/person/week.

Shared washing machine (between my 5 holiday apartments) and drying facilities are available in a separate utility room.

A garden table and chairs are provided.

The apartment is available for adults only. The proximity of the river makes it unsuitable for small children.

Further details outdoors

Mahogany decked sun balcony looking on to river.

Outside seating/dining for 2.

The South East England region

Further afield you are within easy reach of Winchelsea, Battle, Bodiam, Canterbury, the Channel Tunnel and the Kent countryside.

The 'invitation only' golf links at nearby Camber are well known and the adjacent Sands are glorious at any time of the year. Golf courses can also be found at nearby St Leonard's and Seddlescombe. Other activities include sailing, windsurfing, fishing and an abundance of walks. The nature reserve at Rye Harbour boasts several hides.

Cycling is an excellent way of exploring Romney Marsh using the tangle of narrow lanes, where you can discover Norman churches and 15th Century smugglers pubs.


Travelling westward across Romney Marsh, the distinctive outline of Rye can be seen in the distance. It rises above the level green pastures, stretching from the sea to the far hills which formed the shoreline before the marsh was drained.

Once surrounded by sea, this fortified hilltop town played an important role in the defence of the south coast of England. These days, the river no longer harbours warships and is home to the local fishing fleet.

Meandering for over one and a half miles from Rye to the coast, the river forms part of the picturesque scenery visible from several vantage points in and around the citadel of Rye.

St Mary's church tower (usually open to the public) offers the best viewpoint to show the terracotta roofs of the many timbered houses. These ancient buildings, cobbled streets and secret passages, once the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen, regularly attract film crews in search of historical settings for period productions.

Many authors, musicians, artists and celebrities have made Rye their home, a medieval haven periodically visited by Royalty. In 1573 the title "Rye Royale" was bestowed upon the town by Queen Elizabeth I after a three day stay.

The sheer concentration of living history packed into this vibrant market town makes it the ideal base for a holiday of discovery, or a relaxing short break. There are many comfortable, welcoming hotels and guest houses and plenty of charming inns and restaurants.

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Review 1-10 of 26

15 Jul 2014


"Perfect relaxing break"

Great apartment in a lovely location - close enough to Rye to be there in 5 m ins but still nice and secluded. Sitting on the balcony in the sun was the perfect start/end to the day. Apartment had everything you need for a short break and the Chris is very helpful and responsive. Tips - cocktails at the ship, take a walk through the fields to the harbour and have dinner at The George....will definitely be going back!

14 Jul 2014


"BrillIant mini break - will definitely return for longer next time!"

My partner and I had the most lovely weekend in Rye and thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the Boathouse. I had booked the accommodation as a surprise for my parter and he and I were both blown away with the location, value for money and helpfulness of the owner. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anybody looking for a calm and relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting which still has access by foot to the lovely town of Rye and all it has to offer.

1 Jul 2014


"The Boathouse Quay"

A peaceful riverside location within easy walking distance of the town of Rye. Well equiped and comfortable. Rye is full of history and well worth exploring. Good choice of restaurants. Rye Harbour … More

1 Jun 2014


"everything you could want, and very quiet!"

highly recommended. Good base for exploring east and west. Rye is just a stroll away and has interesting shops and antique shops, for once sensibly priced.#
Loved the Mermaid Inn.
Second hand record shop, sweet shops and s good local supermarket just add to the enjoyment.

27 May 2014



Make sure you follow Chris's advice and take a torch and the essential consumables e.g. milk, bread, butter

20 Apr 2014


"lovely minibreak in picturesque setting"

This apartment was hard to fault, thoughtfully furnished and peaceful and quiet. The riverside setting is lovely, and the appartment delivers what is promosed, plus unexpected extras such as a bottle … More

15 Apr 2014


"A peaceful and convenient location"

We stayed at number 9. Easy to locate from the station - we did not drive. Very quiet at night with a comfy bed. Great balcony looking across the river to Rye nature reserve. Close to all the amenitie… More

4 Nov 2013


"Ideally located and well appointed apartment."

This apartment proved an ideal base for our holiday in Rye. It was very comfortable and within easy walking distance of the town centre. The local restaurants are excellent - we particularly enjoyed trying salt marsh lamb at the George. The town itself is beautiful and there are lots of lovely local walks.

13 Sep 2013


"Great location close to town centre and yet felt remote - with river views"

Everything in the apartment that is needed great local walks would like to use again maybe using more than one apartment for additional family members.
loved the outside area - and the huge windows to the front of the property

21 Aug 2013


"Lovely spot for a relaxing break"

We have stayed at The Boathouse on a number of occasions now and were in no 3 this time. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. We particularly like the position overlooking the channel but within easy walking distance of Rye - and with parking! Would definitely recommend for a relaxing break - watching the birds and boats.

Review 1-10 of 26

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