Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
EASTER WEEKEND AVAILABLE FOR 2 NIGHTS! (From 4pm on Sat 19th to 6pm on Monday 21st)
FLEXIBLE CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIMES ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY
This former fisherman's cottage is located in the heart of Rye Harbour village (2 miles from Rye) and is arranged over three floors, comfortably accommodating up to 6 guests (plus a travel cot) and is as suited to a relaxing break for family and friends as it is for a romantic getaway for two.
The cottage has been decorated in muted off whites and blues, in keeping with its coastal setting, together with quirky vintage finds. Textured cushions and throws will ensure you feel comfortable and snug. On cooler nights, simply throw a few logs in the woodburner for that cosy cottage feel. White-washed floors and plantation shutters add to the 'beach house' feel, together with far reaching views of the nature reserve, river and sea. Enjoy quality bedlinen. fluffy white towels, complimentary toiletries and treats on arrival.
On the ground floor is a cosy living area with a woodburning stove, 32" flat screen TV/built-in DVD player with Freeview, wifi access and an ipod dock. Adjoining this is a spacious dining area comfortably seating up to 6 adults, with french doors that lead out to the garden. Open to the dining area is a well-equipped kitchen stocked with all the kitchen essentials you can think of and an attractive quartz worktop. The kitchen is a very efficient space with all the appliances you would expect, including a good-sized fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, full-size dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and a Nespresso machine.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, double wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There is a family-sized bathroom with marble-topped twin sinks, a spacious bath with an overhead shower, perfect for blasting off sand after a long day on the beach. There is also a large laundry cupboard housing a washing machine and clothes airer. An ironing board and iron is also available.
On the top floor are two twin bedrooms, one with a blackout blind, making it ideal for young children. Both bedrooms have a chest of drawers and hanging pegs/space. The staircase is fitted with a retractable stairgate at the top of the stairs.
To the rear of the cottage is a long private garden that is child/dog-friendly, with an outside tap and hosepipe, handy for washing off sandy feet/paws and a washing line for the drying of clothes/beach towels. There is outdoor furniture seating up to 6 adults and a Weber charcoal BBQ.
Attached to Seakale is a lockable barn providing plenty of storage for bikes or sporting equipment, such as a windsurfer. There is a whole host of beach paraphernalia that you are welcome to borrow, such as a windbreak, buckets, spades & sand toys, fishing nets, crabbing bucket, BBQ bucket, beach games, cool bag, picnic ware & rug, picnic basket, Boules set and beach bags.
FOR THE 'LITTLE PEOPLE'
We have tried to think of everything to make a stay with little ones as easy and child-friendly as possible. You will find a travel cot, 2 stairgates (one fixed at top of 2nd staircase), bed rail, plug-in night lights (one on the landing and one in each twin bedroom), highchair, booster seat, plastic cups, plates & cutlery, fireguard, toddler step, toilet training seat, potty, and anti-slip bath mats, perfect for weekend visits when you want to travel light.
Dog bowls and emergency poop bags are provided. We also have a couple of crates (one metal, one canvas), both of which would suit a medium/small dog. Please bring your own bedding.
Seakale has been a successful holiday let since 2008, with many positive reviews. Since being under our ownership, the whole cottage has been 'refreshed' and improved with the addition of all the mod cons you would expect from a modern holiday. Locally sourced treats will welcome you on arrival and dogs will receive their very own treat too!
SEAKALE IS ALSO BOOKABLE DIRECT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PHOTOS, GUEST BOOK REVIEWS AND CONTACT DETAILS, PLEASE GO TO www.seakale-cottage.co.uk.
FLEXIBLE BOOKING IS AVAILABLE DURING ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY PERIOD.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rye Harbour Beach 1.2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 70 km, Nearest railway: Rye 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The South East England region
This popular corner of South East England is more commonly known as '1066 Country' after the famous Battle of Hastings that changed the course of British history. Visit Battle Abbey and re-inact the day when King Harold fell. Dotted with historic houses, fairytale castles, picturesque towns and villages, beautiful countryside (the 'Garden of England') and a spectacular coastline, this region offers everything you could possibly need for a perfect UK getaway.
The South East of England enjoys a milder climate than many other parts of the UK, with more recorded hours of sunshine. It's also furthest from the paths of most Atlantic depressions, so the climate is relatively settled.
RYE HARBOUR VILLAGE
Rye Harbour is a working harbour, located close to the estuary of the River Rother, with an active fishing fleet. It's not a picture-postcard village designed for tourists, but a friendly community of fishermen, artisans and labourers, in which many generations have lived all their lives. The village consists of a mixture of weather-boarded properties, period cottages and tumble-down seaside dwellings, surrounded by a marshy, mystical landscape full of pools and lagoons. Tram Road is an unmade shingle track with a hotchpotch of new and ramshackle properties, giving a distinctly bohemian feel to the area. Seakale is nestled at the far end on a separate grassy track, with its own attached barn on one side and an identical cottage on the other. It is incredibly peaceful and quite often the only sound you will hear is the cries of the gulls.
RYE HARBOUR NATURE RESERVE
Just a stone's throw from Seakale Cottage is the 800 acre Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, with paths endlessly criss-crossing in the directions of Rye, Camber Castle, Winchelsea and the uncrowded beach, which has no seasonal dog restrictions. It's ideal for those wanting to escape the crowds at nearby Camber. Here you will find outstandingly beautiful landscapes whatever the season, with pools and lagoons and wide-open skies. It's a haven for bird watchers, artists, dog walkers, ramblers and cyclists alike. In September, there are the spectacular signs of bird migration, when thousands of Swallows and Martins assemble before flying south, sometimes tens of thousands in one day! It's the perfect place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and offers a varied programme of activities throughout the year, many of which are ideal and interesting for children.
The village is well served by a village store, two pubs (one waterfront) and two cafes, one of which has 5* reviews and displays the works of local artists, so well worth a visit. There is a dinghy and yachting centre and a lifeboat station. The village has was built 200 years ago on an extension of the shingle beaches. A Martello Tower dating back to the Napoleonic War stands close to Seakale's garden where the original shoreline once stood. The Watch House was built in 1825 to assist the blockade detachments in their attempts to halt the smuggling trade. The church of the Holy Spirit has a thought-provoking memorial to all those who lost their lives in the Mary Stanford Lifeboat Disaster in 1928.
These coastal flatlands make an ideal base for a relaxing holiday with dogs. There are literally miles of flat, dog-friendly footpaths, where dogs can roam off-lead for hours. The Romney Marshes provide an endless variety of walks as well as a choice of uncrowded beaches, where they will enjoy racing across the vast expanses of shingle and sand at low tide.
Adjoining Rye Harbour beach is Winchelsea beach. At low tide there are plenty of rock pools to keep the little ones amused, ideal for crabbing, shrimping and fishing for flat fish. There is free parking along the beach road. There is also a wonderful walk running alongside the Military Canal, amongst fields of sheep. Winchelsea Village is very pretty with the 1066 Country Walk running through it. Visit the farm shop which has a butcher/gourmet deli and coffee shop all under one roof.
Perched high on a hill, above the marshlands that spread out to the sea, is the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye. Famed for its attractive cobbled streets full of antique and quirky shops and a popular array of eateries, there is something for everyone here. Children (and grown-up children!) will enjoy the old-fashioned sweet shops selling nostalgic sweets by the jar. Climb up the church tower and enjoy the far-reaching views. Enjoy a traditional fish and chip lunch, an indulgent cream tea, a first-class gastronomical dinner, or stop at one of the many exceptional deli and farm shops that sell quality local produce (Rye Bay scallops, Romney Marsh lamb, local cheeses, etc), perfect for an impromptu picnic on the beach. Both Rye and Hastings have active fishing fleets so you can enjoy freshly caught fish for supper.
Only a short drive from Rye is the glorious Camber Sands, an award-winning 7-mile stretch of flat sand, backed by magnificent dunes, popular with a whole range of watersports.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2014
The Rye area hosts a number of increasingly popular festivals, including the Rye Bay Scallop Festival, 15-23 February, which has firmly put Rye Bay scallops on the culinary map. The whole area is a magnet for artists and each year, Rye takes part in the South East Open Studios' event, where you can view the works of local artists in their own homes and studios. This year's event will be from the 6-22 June. The 21-25 August sees one of the finest Jazz festivals running over 4 days and 5 nights. The Rye Arts Festival will be from the 13-28 September and includes a whole host of literary, theatrical and music performances, as well as other special events, including themed walks and special activities for children. In November each year, the Rye Bonfire Society hosts 'Rye Bonfire', which is a spectacular firework event, drawing in large crowds to what is described as 'perhaps the best in the South East'. This year's event will be on Saturday 8 November - book early! Finally, there is the magical Rye Christmas Festival, which will be on Saturday 6 December.
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19 Feb 2014
Without doubt the nicest cottage we've stayed in! Very tastefully, and sensibly decorated. Everything worked (including the WiFi, which even allowed us to watch live streaming of the football)...… More
4 Feb 2014
Gorgeous cottage and a lovely area. Theowner was extrenely informative and left us a lovely welcome package which was a great treat. The place was spotless and we all loved the decor. A lot of thou… More
16 Dec 2013
"Gorgeous, tranquil, extremely well equipped cottage"
Had a wonderful few days at Seakale - it was perfect for us and the dog; nature reserve walk on the doorstep and miles of sandy beach for playing on (just make sure you get the tide times right!)Cott… More
6 Nov 2013
"Beautiful cottage near the coast, a real gem in Rye, Sussex"
We have 4 blissful days at Seakale which was extremely efficiently run by the owner ,Jane. Lovely furnishings & very well kitted out so that you could pack more easily and not have to take all those e… More
5 Nov 2013
"A cosy little cottage"
Very nice & cosy interiorsNice decorationVery well equiped for both adults and kids (kitchen, games, books, dvd, bathroom ...)Lightfull Localisation a bit disappointing because I thought we would real… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about the cottage. I was very sorry to read that you were a bit disappointed about the location of the cottage, in that it was not as close to the sea as you thought it might have been. The cottage is advertised as being 1.2km from the beach, which can also be seen by looking at the Google location map, which is an invaluable tool to allow potential guests to see the exact location of a property. It appears that this information might have been overlooked when booking the property. However, the cottage is literally a minute's walk from the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, which in turn leads directly to the sea, views of which can be enjoyed from the rear of the cottage. I hope you all had a safe journey back to France. Best wishes, Jane
21 Oct 2013
"A super weekend break"
Just had a weekend walking break with my girlfriends at Seakale. The property is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. It has a real cosy feel to it.The owners left us milk, good quality jui… More
Thank you for your kind comments about Seakale. I am really pleased that you all had such a lovely time. All feedback is very important to me as I am always keen to improve the facilities, where possible. Your observations were very helpful and although the master bedroom has a double wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a peg rail, the additional bedrooms each have a chest of drawers and a peg rail. However, I am now planning to provide additional hanging space in each of these rooms, in the form of a wooden rack, which would retain the 'beach house' feel without the need for heavy furniture. Hopefully this will provide ample storage for those on a longer break.
Many thanks and best wishes, Jane
28 Jun 2013
"Seakale a delight!"
We had a lovely stay at seakale. Jane is wonderful, and quickly responds to any questions. The cottage is full of charm, and very cozy. We were even greeted with a welcome basket. All in all could… More
12 Jun 2013
"Peace, comfort and beauty on the south coast"
What a wonderful weekend I've just had at Seakale. We were a group of six and all of us have come away with smiles, wanting to return.The cottage is great. The interior design is fresh and comfor… More
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