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Grade II Listed Cottage In The Heart Of Rye's Historic And Beautiful Citadel

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage in Rye, Sussex, England - Within Two Miles Of Local Beaches, Historic Sites And A Wealth Of Other Attractions

The Artist’s Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed building built in 1483. Located in the heart of Rye’s historic citadel area, this cottage is ideally situated for exploring the town and accessing the surrounding coast and countryside. Built in 1483, the cottage boasts a wealth of original features, beams and fireplaces – alongside newly refurbished kitchen and bathrooms. In recent history, the property has been owned by a string of artists - hence the name of the cottage - with an art gallery in the front room (now a modern games room). Looking further back, the beautiful arch on the wall of the main living room is thought to be the remains of an ancient bread oven! Rye itself is an endearing place. Whether you are looking for historic sites, local beaches, beautiful nature reserves, child friendly attractions, famous golf courses, romantic restaurants, delicious cream teas, or some of the oldest pubs in England, it could be for you.

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted above by the Owners Direct website is correct for weekly stays (7 nights) and for weekend breaks (2 nights). We don't charge extra for a third night (same price as for 2 nights - despite what is quoted above) and the price for stays of 4-6 nights will be cheaper than quoted. Please contact us for a confirmation of price. Sorry for any confusion - the pricing options on this site are limited by the Owners Direct system!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Artist’s Cottage is owned and run by Rachel and Nick Turner and their family. We live in South London with our three young children and work as a primary school teacher (Rachel) and film/video maker (Nick).

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7 Reviews

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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Super holiday. Exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage as a family with three older boys. The cottage itself is full of character and so spacious with lots of places for everyone to relax. Our eldest enjoyed playing guitar on the mezzanine and we all enjoyed the table tennis. Booking was easy and as our hosts responded quickly to our enquiries. Rye itself is beautiful - it was like opening your door onto a film set each morning. There are numerous options for eating and drinking right on your doorstep. We enjoyed trips to Battle, Hastings and Camber Sands. We didn't want to leave - hope to visit again.

Thanks Rachel and Nick.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: you are welcome! We're so pleased you had a great stay.
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5

Fantastic cottage in central Rye

  • 5 of 5

We were staying as a group of adults in Rye and had a fantastic time at the Artist's Cottage. The house has really spacious living areas, much more so than we were expecting for such an old property. There are a few low beams and characterful staircases, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a cottage. It was spotless and Rachel was very helpful with my enquiries in the lead-up to our trip. We had an excellent meal a couple of doors down in the Standard Inn. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the cottage again and to recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! We would love to welcome you back in future.
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5

Gorgeous cottage in centre of Rye

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a lovely find, in a wonderful location in the centre of Rye. It is suitably quirky given it's age but very comfortable and modernised where it counts (kitchen and bathrooms!). It was very clean and the welcome pack of wine and chocolates was a nice touch. Parking was an easy 5 mins walk away and shops were very handy. The cinema is a few minutes' walk and there is a great pub two doors down serving delicious food. Rachel was really helpful with any queries we had when making our booking and we really hope we might get back there again one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

6 adults were here to celebrate a 60th birthday for 3 nights - cannot fault this cottage - it had everything you needed - beautifully furnished with all mod cons - very quirky - the pictures do not do it justice - we loved every minute and would definitely return - a joy from start to finish - a big thank you to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at the Artist's Cottage with our three young children. The house is full of charm and character and is very warm and cosy. There is lots to do in Rye itself, with many shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep and the castle and church are well worth a visit, as is Lamb House (National Trust), plus a great surrounding area. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a family weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for a long weekend with our two grown up children and their partners and two small grandchildren. The cottage was perfect for us with lots of nooks and crannies that the children loved. The layout of the bedrooms gave us all some privacy and with 4 toilets there was never a queue! The large dining room table was perfect for leisurely dinners with all the family and the games room a fun aspect. We felt at home straight away as the cottage has such a nice feel to it. Lots of nice touches from the owners with wine, coffee and chocolates. The location was great with shops, restaurants and pubs on the doorstep. We were able to stop outside the cottage to unload the cars and there is a large car park for a very reasonable charge just 5 minutes walk away. The church is well worth a visit, especially going up to the top but beware of the steep steps. Camber Sands a short drive away with lots of amenities, lovely for a long walk in the morning. A very nice cottage in a lovely location for a family weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We first visited Rye in a snowy February half term with our three young children and fell in love with the place. Renovating The Artist's Cottage has been a labour of love for the past year and we are really excited to be able to share this unique and charming property with others.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Standard Inn at 10 Metres Nearest Golf : Rye Golf Club at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rye Train Station at 800 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Marinos at 2 Metres Nearest Beach : Winchelsea Beach at 3 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

It is located a few miles from local beaches including Camber Sands (5 miles - a vast sandy beach with huge sand dunes) and Winchelsea Beach (3 miles - a pebble beach). These beaches are accessible with a bus ride from Rye as well as by car.

In addition, Hasting, with its pebble beaches and seafront attractions, is only 12 miles (or a short train ride) away.

Travel:

Rye is a suitable holiday location for those with or without a car.

Most of the local attractions are accessible via bus and/or train and moving within Rye itself requires no car. Train times from London to Rye are just over an hour (changing at via Ashford International).

Distances:

Winchelsea and Winchelsea Beach are 3 miles away

Camber and Camber Sands are 5 miles away.

Battle, a beautiful small town hosting the 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and Battleground is just 15 miles away.

Hastings (seaside resort) is 12 miles away.

Bodiam Castle is 13 miles and is also accessible by steam train or boat (from Northiam).

Tenterden, renown for its antiques shops, is 11 mile away.

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a few miles away.

Further Details:

The Artist’s Cottage is situated in the heart of the ancient citadel of Rye. The beautiful streets of Rye are jammed full of history, culture, cafes and antiques shops. Many happy hours can be spent wondering around this small but fascinating town. Rye Heritage centre hosts a beautiful model of the town brought to life in an informative light show, which is an interesting way to learn more of the varied and colourful events of the town’s history. Rye museum and the Ypres tower with the gun garden outside is well worth a visit. The town is home to many artists and there are plenty of galleries to browse.

Rye citadel is packed with a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Whether you are looking for a special meal out, somewhere to go with the kids, or a delicious cream tea, you are sure to find the perfect place.

Rye itself offers many relaxing pastimes. The Rye Retreat just a few minutes walk from the cottage provides spa packages as well as hair and beauty treatments. The local leisure centre – also within walking distance – has a good sized swimming pool.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Autumn 2016
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£550
 
 
Pre-Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£750
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£620
for 2 nights
From
£310
£950
 
 
January 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£450
 
 
February Half Term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£620
 
 
Spring 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
£565
 
 
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£725
 
 
April 2107
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
From
£220
£675
 
 
May 2107
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£230
£700
 
 
May Half Term 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£775
 
 
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£725
 
 
Early Summer Peak 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£540
for 2 nights
From
£270
£825
 
 
Summer Peak 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£580
for 2 nights
From
£290
£900
 
 
Early September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£725
 
 
Late September 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£460
for 2 nights
From
£230
£700
 
 
Early October 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£440
for 2 nights
From
£220
£675
 
 
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£240
£725
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£380
for 2 nights
From
£190
£575
 
 
Pre-Christmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
£775
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£640
for 2 nights
From
£320
£975
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
if you are interested booking a stay at The Artist's Cottage then please contact us. Once we have confirmed availability we ask for a non-refundable £150 deposit to secure the booking. The balance is due no later than one month prior to the start date of the holiday together with a refundable deposit (damage bond) of £150.

Changeover Day:
During peak times (school holidays) rental of the Artist's Cottage is for week periods starting on a Friday or Saturday. At other times of the year we are happy to discuss weekend/shorter breaks with different changeover days.

Notes on prices:
These prices are for a party of six people for a full week beginning on a Friday (or sometimes Saturday). We offer reduced prices for shorter breaks and smaller parties (apart from during peak season). The property can accommodate larger parties (with two children's trundle beds and two double sofa beds) – contact us with your party’s needs to discuss prices and conditions. Heating, electricity, a basket of logs for the wood burning stove, linen, towels and a welcome pack are included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Artist's Cottage is a large three bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the citadel area of Rye. We love the fact that it is a few moments walk from a wealth of nearby bars, restaurants, shops, cafes and galleries. The property itself is certainly quirky and full of character. We have tried to balance allowing the historic feel of the cottage with providing modern conveniences and a games room (for children and adults alike!).

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with wc, sink and bath. En-suite bathroom to second bedroom with wc, sink and bath (with 'rain' shower). En-suite wc/sink to attic bedroom. Extra wc downstairs.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a beautiful wrought iron king size bed. The second bedroom has a double bed. Up in the eaves of the cottage is the attic bedroom which has twin single beds, with the option of two extra pull out trundle beds.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage comfortably sleeps six guests in it’s three bedrooms but can also accommodate larger parties if required (using two trundle and two sofa beds). For more than six guests please contact us to discuss your requirements. Outside: French doors on the mezzanine open out onto a small roof space with a bistro table and two chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying rack, iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are included. The property is cleaner once a week (or at the end of each stay if shorter breaks). Other: A separate games room has a 6ft pool/table tennis table, a TV/DVD player and Wii (with games). Stairs from the kitchen lead up to a lovely wooden-floored mezzanine space, perfect as a quieter area with French doors opening onto a small roof space.

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