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Bosney Farmhouse, Iden, Nr Rye, East Sussex



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
5 bedroom farmhouse near Rye.We welcome bookings for weekends and short stays outside of high season.

We welcome bookings for weekends and short breaks out of high season. ( 3- 4 nights cost £900 in low season and £1,050 in mid, 5 nights cost £1020 in low and £1,190 in mid).

The farmhouse has been renovated to a high standard and sits within an enclosed garden at the end of the farm lane. Rye is 2 miles away and it is a 15 minute walk to Iden with its pub and community owned shop and post office. The recreation ground next to the church has swings and slides. The main bedroom has an adjoining bathroom and between them is an area with a single bed as well as space for a cot. A second bedroom with 3 beds has a small en-suite bathroom. There are 2 double bedrooms on the 2nd floor with an adjoining shower room. The drawing room has 3 sofas and a wood burning stove and the kitchen opens up on to a spacious dining room with views over the marsh. The dining table can be extended to seat up to 12 people. The downstairs utility area has a WC. The self-contained Garden room has a shower room and a double sofa bed. The accommodation comprises therefore 8 single beds and 2 double beds or if the top floor bedroom is made up as a double - 6 single and 3 double. We welcome bookings for weekends and short breaks outside of the high season but minimum rates apply. Ignore any message that says "does not meet minimum stay"

Bosney Farm is an organic mixed farm with sheep and a herd of pedigree Sussex cattle. We also grow crops of wheat , beans and oats.

The farmhouse is in a very rural location with spectacular views over the Romney marsh towards the North Downs in the far distance and is close to Rye and the beaches at Camber and Winchelsea.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

AUGUST 2013 "We have had a wonderful family get together in this superbly appointed house, thoughtfully presented. Visited Bodiam, Camber, Rye, Sissinghurst Castle, Winchelsea Beach"

MAR 2013 - "Had the most relaxing weekend - everything you could possibly need, so much so that we never left the house. Thank you, just what we needed. We will be back!"

FEB 2013 - "We have loved our time at Bosney! 2 families (4 adults, 5 kids and 2 dogs) The house was well placed for us and we were never short of anything. Amazing beds! Felt really homely and special. Our kids have had an amazing few days at the farm with all the friendly people, dogs, sheep, cows - and new born lambs! That was something extra for our city kids! We can highly recommend Bosney Farm!!"

JAN 2013 "Such a shame this was only a weekend - thank you so much for a wonderful time. A perfect farmhouse in a really special setting. The kids have loved the animals and we have loved all the space and the details"
Nov 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A really lovely house in a very peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Bosney several times and it has always been so special. The house is very well equipped and has wonderful views. There's masses of space for family or friends to unite and relax and you're not far from Rye or the beach for walks and great pubs.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review- Christopher
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Spacious welcoming farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous East Sussex farmhouse ideal for a family get together located just off a quiet lane with plenty of parking. The comfortable lounge has plenty of seating around the inglenook fireplace with a fitted log burner. The open plan large kitchen is well fitted and kitted out with plenty of crockery and cutlery and cooking utensils with an equally large breakfast/dining room with seating for 12 and a couple of comfortable armchairs. All the bedrooms are a good size.

The house has everything you need and was very clean and good soft furnishings, linen and towels. There was plenty of hot water and the heating kept the house lovely and warm during our November week. The back door enters into the downstairs utility room which is handy for drying down/cleaning pets (or children!) and storing outside footwear and clothing before entering the rest of the house.

Rye is very close with the station within 10 minutes drive (handy for guests needing a convenient train journey from London). The annual Firework night and bonfire parade is very impressive with marchers in the torch procession in costume and a fantastic firework display after. Rye and the surrounding area has plenty of restaurants and pubs. We had a very enjoyable week visiting the local area. Christopher was helpful with the booking process and was at hand if we needed anything during our stay but equally although his office was just down the road he left us to our own devices. Our second stay but hopefully not our last.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. This is the first one we have received through Owners Direct website and much appreciated. Christopher
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Bell Inn, Iden at 0.7 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dover Ferry Port at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Rye Golf Club at 5.5 Miles Nearest Train : Rye Station at 3.7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Bell Inn at 0.7 Miles Nearest Beach : Camber Sands at 6.7 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:


Great Dixter (3 miles)

Sissinghurst ( 6 miles)


Bodiam Castle (8 miles)

Battle Abbey and battle site


Jerwood Gallery.Hastings

Rye Art Gallery


Rye Harbour Nature reserve

RSPB Dungeness Bird reserve

TRAINS - miniature and steam

RHDR miniature railway

Kent and East Sussex Steam railway


Camber sands

Winchelsea Beach

see the farm website for more information


Camber Sands 6 milles

WInchelsea Beach 6 miles


The farmhouse is 1 hour from the M25 (Via M20 or A21) and 40 minutes from the Channel Tunnel.

The nearest Railway station is Rye (5 mins). Regular train services from Brighton(1hr) and Ashford International (25mins) with its connections to the high speed service to London St Pancras and Europe.

Car hire and cycle hire available in Rye.


Rye 2 miles

Iden half a mile

One hour from M25 (A21 or M20)

43 minutes from Channel Tunnel


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter - low
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter -Low
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn -Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Short breaks and weekends are possible- except during the busy holiday seasons July, August, Easter, Christmas and New Year.
The minimum charge for a short break of up to 4 nights is 75% of the weekly charge. (This would be - Low £900, Mid £1,050)
The cost of 5 nights is 85% ( Low £1,020, Mid £1,190)

Contact Owner for copy of booking conditions- floor plan, local information and driving directions.

Changeover Day:
In high season we ask guests to arrive after 3pm on Friday and to leave by 10 am on Friday. At other times there is some flexibility – please check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Farm Holidays


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bthrm 1: bath, separate shower, basin and heated towel rail. Bthrm 2: (en suite to Bedroom 2) bath, WC and heated towel rail. Bthrm 3: shower, WC basin and heated towel rail. Bthrm 4: (garden room) shower and basin. Separate WC on Ground floor.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10+ 2 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed on first floor. Bedroom 2: 3 single beds. Bedroom 3: 2nd floor and has 2 single beds. Bedroom 4: top floor can be made up either as a double or 2 singles. Bedroom 5: in the adjoining building in the garden, has a double sofa bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Short Breaks are normally possible but the minimum cost is £900. Garden room: This is included in the price and has a double sofa bed, shower and WC. There is a small fridge and cooking facilities if needed.There is a small dining table with 4 chairs. The garden room has electric heaters that can be controlled easily. TV and radio (as yet the Wi-Fi does not reach this room). Dogs: This is a working farm with sheep and cattle around the house in summer. However a well behaved dog is not a problem – if in doubt ask us. Outside: The front garden is sunny in the mornings. To the side is the Garden Room. The rear garden faces west and has the views over the Romney Marsh. There is a pond at the end of the garden which is fenced off. There is a small brick paved patio outside the dining room doors. The house is at the end of the farm lane just beyond the farm buildings. There is one other house on the opposite side of the lane. There is room for parking on the gravel drive alongside the house and more room for cars around the farm buildings if necessary. Utility Room: Second fridge, butler’s sink, washing machine/dryer. A door leads to rear garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Other: Kitchen leads to adjoining dining room with extending table, 10 dining chairs although table can fit 12. There are 2 armchairs and a television. Double French doors open onto the garden.

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