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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This fascinating Grade II* listed house of immense historical interest was built around 1530 and boasts the original Tudor turning staircase. Opposite the church and in the heart of the Citadel, the holiday cottage is heavily beamed throughout with a bread oven in the laundry room. An ideal base for exploring the cobbled streets of Rye. Visit the traditional market on Thursday and Farmers' Market on Wednesday. Swim at Camber Sands or Winchelsea Beach, stroll across the marshes and visit the ruins of Camber Castle or take a ride on the steam train to Bodiam Castle. Shop 150 yards.
Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen/dining area with ornamental fireplace and Belfast sink. Utility with bread oven. Shower room with toilet. Steep turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed (zip & link, can be 2ft 6in twin) and ornamental fireplace. Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Some low ceilings. Beamed throughout.
This property is one of a very small number of buildings in England to be described as of immense historical and architectural importance, because it has been designated a grade 2* listed building.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands 3.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 1 hour 23 minutes from Gatwick 99 km, Nearest railway: Rye station 100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The South East England region
One of the best preserved medieval towns in England, Rye is home to the enchanting cobbled Mermaid Street, the impressive Norman church of St Mary's, a rich selection of specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet. The famous Mermaid Inn was once the haunt of notorious smugglers, the Hawkhurst Gang. Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII is located in the dramatic Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Rye was once surrounded on three sides by the sea and its maritime heritage dates back to Norman times. To defend it against frequent attacks from the French, Rye became an 'antient town' of the powerful Cinque Ports Confederation.
Take time to discover its architectural treasures and narrow passageways. Climb the tower of St Mary's Parish Church for fine views to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the beautiful hilltop town of Winchelsea, with its maze of medieval wine cellars.
Rye has always been a magnet for writers and artists. Lamb House, a National Trust property, was once the home of Henry James and later E.F.Benson, creator of the Mapp and Lucia books. The artists Paul Nash, Edward Burra and Captain Pugwash creator, John Ryan all lived in Rye. Today a wealth of art and photography galleries thrives in the town.
Near Rye lie Camber Sands, the only sand dune system in East Sussex and renowned for its outstanding natural beauty and safe bathing. Conditions are ideal for windsurfing, powerboating trips, sailing and the ever popular kitesurfing.
Throughout the year, Rye offers a number of festivals for you to enjoy such as the internationally renowned "Scallop Week" in February, the Maritime festival, Rye Raft race and the international Jazz festival, all in August, the Rye Arts Festival in the second half of September, Wild Boar Week in late October, the spectacular Bonfire Parade in November and the Rye Christmas Festival which begins in early December.
Explore 1066 Country
With a spectacular combination of coast and countryside that's scattered with relics and ruins from the past, 1066 Country is the kind of place where you don't just learn about history, you live it. Known world-wide for its heritage, 1066 Country offers visitors a rich historical experience.
The thriving market town of Battle is home to the very spot where King Harold fell during the fateful conflict. The Edwardian seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea is the birthplace of British motor racing. Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet can be seen in Hastings and you can also enjoy the picturesque Old Town. Pevensey was the landing point for both the Romans and the Normans. Rye is a maritime maze of Medieval and Georgian buildings.
If you want to get away from it all, explore 1066 Country's beautiful countryside with its dramatic coastline, ancient forests, fairytale castles, rich and varied wildlife and cosy country pubs.
You can also use the search facility to explore more for accommodation, attractions and events in 1066 Country.
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13 Apr 2014
"Perfect house in a perfect place"
A lovely stay in a house so well preserved with its history there to be seen. We arrived prepared to be a little chilly in such a historic house but were not for a moment, the house is very warm and c… More
10 Mar 2014
Absolutely fabulous house. Very quirky but very comfortable and with everything you could possibly need. Fantastic location in the town. We only stayed a weekend but wished it could have been longer.
10 Feb 2014
"Tudor meets the 21st Century - utterly unique"
Rye is steeped in history and staying at the Flushing House makes sure you are well and truly steeped. Unless you have stayed here it is difficult to imagine a house that was built in the early 16th c… More
21 Jul 2013
"Clean, charming and cosy"
The cottage was delightful, the owners very helpful and lovely. We were right in the centre of Rye, yet very peaceful. I would have no hesitation in staying here again. The cottage had everything you could possible want plus more. So, so clean and very cosy. Me, my mother and young daughter loved it.
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