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Stylish Seaside Cottage With Nature Reserve, River And Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Cottage in Rye Harbour, Sussex, England - Peaceful And Relaxing Location, 15 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Seakale Cottage is located in the heart of Rye Harbour Village (2 miles from Rye) and is arranged over 3 floors, comfortably accommodating up to 6 guests (plus 2 travel cots). It makes the ideal location for a relaxing break with family or friends as it does a romantic getaway for two. We are also dog friendly.

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 wood burner 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.

The cottage is nestled at the far end of a quiet road and has an attached cottage on one side and its own storage barn on the other, with a private parking space. The road is an unmade shingle track with a hotchpotch of new and ramshackle properties, giving a distinctly bohemian feel to the area. It's incredibly peaceful and quite often the only sound you will hear is the cry of the gulls.

Just a stone's throw from the property is the 800 acre Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, with paths endlessly criss-crossing in the directions of Rye, Winchelsea, Camber Castle and the beach. It provides an idyllic escape from the crowds at Camber Sands during the summer months. Here you will find outstandingly beautiful landscapes, whatever the season, with pools and lagoons and wide open skies, perfect for birdwatchers, artists, dog walker, ramblers and cyclists alike. It's the ideal place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the nature reserve offers a varied programme of activities throughout the year, many of which are ideal and interesting for children.

Rye harbour is a working harbour with an active fishing fleet. It's not a picture-postcard village designed for tourists, but a friendly community of fisherman, 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 tumbledown seaside dwellings. There is a well-stocked village store, 2 cafes (one of which is an art gallery), 2 pubs (one waterfront), a boat club and lifeboat station.

These coastal flatlands make a particularly 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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've just returned after a four night stay and we've had a fantastic time! The cottage was beyond our expectations; lovely shabby chic decoration, plenty of room - especially the bathroom, the cottage was relaxing and homely. Jane (the owner) thought of everything, even down to recommendations of various restaurants in which we tried. She provided us with all the home comforts such as cake, biscuits and all the necessities (milk, coffee, sugar etc.), it is also very dog friendly with lovely walks through the nature reserve which is just around the corner with the beach also, Jane even provides the guests with doggie treats! Every thing was provided to us with prompt and efficient help with anything we could possibly need. We would definitely stay again and would certainly recommend Seakale cottage to anyone - you won't be disappointed!"



"We have had a wonderful couple of days. Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. A great night's sleep, with comfortable beds and pillows. Thank you for the welcome pack and cake. We can vouch for Marino's fish and chips, they were delicious! Can also recommend Mahdi Spice (leaflet in the drawer) for Indian takeaway - they offer free delivery. Hope to return."



"Loved everything about this cottage! Perfect location, beautifully decorated with absolutely everything thought of; comfy beds, powerful shower, softest, fluffiest towels......I could go on forever! Jane goes above and beyond to make sure the stay is perfect from thoughtful welcome gifts to helping with local info. Thanks for a perfect weekend. We will be back! xxxx."



"Nice and cosy, particularly enjoyed the wood burner. The cottage was really clean and we had a super walk around the nature reserve. Extra thanks for the doggy treats, which Daisy thoroughly enjoyed."



Please visit our 'GUEST BOOK' on www.seakale-cottage.co.uk for a comprehensive list of guest reviews, as well as our 5* reviews on TRIP ADVISOR
Aug 2015
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12 Reviews

4.9
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Biggin Hill
5

One of the best cottages ever!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great!Description was very accurate but in fact it all looked better than pictures;) Property was very clean and well maintained.Rooms were very spacious.Our children enjoyed Christmas decorations very much.Excellent customer service with excellent communication.I would definitely recommend Seakale Cottage to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow....thank you very much! It was such a nice surprise to see your review come through today. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay and I'm so glad you all had a great pre-Christmas weekend. Best wishes, Jane
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4

Beautifully decorated, clean, bright home

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was ideal and we loved the location. The attention to detail was impressive! Close to the beach and close to a bus service into Rye. A pub within walking distance was nice at the end of a long day. Our only complaint was trying to navigate a mini van/mpv - in the narrow drive-way and parking.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to welcome you from Canada! The private parking area can be a little tight, but is definitely doable in a number of moves (great for practising those 3 point tuns!). The upside of the parking area is that it's tucked away from the road, making it extra peaceful and safer for guests with young children or dogs. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the UK. With best wishes, Jane
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5

property internally was superb parking for 2 cars was problematical but not an issue.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for the 4 adults and 2 year old. The kitchen was well stocked only fault was the tin opener did not work properly. The beds were comfortable and the linen superb. The cottage is situated perfectly ( camber sands / Rye etc). The customer service from the owner was world class and could not be faulted. There were nice touches like provision of stair gate, spades for the beach, complimentary items.

Marinos fish and chips is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the cottage and the service received. I like to provide as much info as possible before guests arrive, giving them time to make the most of their stay, as well as providing as much of the little essentials to save on packing. Thank you also for your feedback re the tin opener. I rely on guest feedback to ensure that everything is in good working order so I will make sure that the tin opener is now replaced. Thank you for your booking! Best wishes, Jane
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5

A gem of as place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday staying at Seakale.

The cottage is just lovely and tastefully done and so well equipped we found everything we could possibly want.

Beds are so comfortable and lovely fluffy towels in bathroom made it so homely.

Appreciated the cake and provisions to make a cuppa when we arrived.

Will recommend Seakale to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you all had a good time and found the cottage comfortable and homely during your stay. It was a bonus that the weather was great too! I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. With best wishes, Jane
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old windsor
5

Superb cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quant, beautifully maintained everything you need, even provided bedding a yummy cake, milk , t rolls, w up liquid and more, p!entry if room to relax , very comfy beds

Quite private road, good local shop and two pubs short waj away very good food. The walking is superb lots of birds and a beach nearby camber sands is a huge sandy beach . we found lots to do with the children , ran out of time.

Well done Jane a super little cottage , parking for two cars no problem just need to practice your three point turns !! Highly recommended

Pat and famiy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really pleased that you had a great week with your family and dogs. Thank you so much for your positive comments and you did make me smile about the 3 point turns! - at least one can practice to their heart's content as there is no passing traffic which also makes it safer for those with little ones and dogs leaving and entering the cottage. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. Best wishes, Jane
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5

Lovely property, beautifully decorated, every need catered for, well located for Rye

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property, decorated beautifully so that it feels like a home from home. With every need catered for as well as some fab additional touches like beach equipment and dog treats for canine travellers, Seakale provides a welcome base for your Sussex holiday. Located at the start of the nature reserve it is a stones throw from beach, Rye village and surrounding places of interest. Would highly recommend Bosun's Buns for breakfast, William the Conqueror for dinner and Hastings Nature Reserve for it's gorgeous cliff top walk.

Our second stay at Seakale, with three generations all being catered for. Couldn't recommend more highly!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was so nice to get the chance to meet you last week, especially as it was your second visit to Seakale. It must have been extra special to have your granddaughter with you this time. I'm so glad that you all had an enjoyable two weeks. I hope to welcome you back again! With best wishes, Jane
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Location

From the Owner

Having grown up in Kent, with a love of the coast, many a weekend has been spent exploring and enjoying the beaches along this wild and beautiful coastline.  Our main home is less than an hour away, where we live with our three boys and two dogs.  Between us, we love all that is ‘outdoor’, which makes Rye Harbour the perfect base for our seaside cottage.  We have explored many beaches around the UK and this is one of our all-time favourites, with its wide-open skies and incredible landscapes.  You can be sure that when guests are not here enjoying it for themselves, then we most certainly will be!

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is just under a mile from a vast, uncrowded beach, which has no seasonal dog restrictions. The beach is reached by walking through the nature reserve, the entrance to which is just a few minute's walk from the front door.

Travel:

A car is recommended.

Nearest airport: Gatwick

Nearest railway: Rye,

Nearest port: Folkestone/Dover

Eurotunnel is approx a 35-minute drive away.

Distances:

Rye 2 miles

Winchelsea 3 miles

Camber Sands 5 miles

Dungeness 15 miles

Hastings 13 miles

Battle 17 miles

Bodiam Castle 14 miles

Port Lympne Animal Park 21 miles

Further Details:

This popular corner of South-East England is literally dotted with historic houses, fairytale castles, picturesque towns and villages, beautiful countryside (Garden of England) and a spectacular coastline.

All in all, we think you will find all the ingredients for a great British getaway!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
31 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£550
 
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
£800
 
 
Low
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£490
 
 
Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
£580
 
 
Low
20 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£550
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
£680
 
 
Mid High
17 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
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£145
£630
 
 
Half Term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
High
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
£700
 
 
Summer Holidays (Sat-Sat)
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Mid High
2 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£680
 
 
Mid
2 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£630
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
£680
 
 
Low
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£145
£550
 
 
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£140
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20

PRICING NOTE: The Owner's Direct booking system can only accurately quote for either the minimum 2-3 night stay or the weekly rate. For nightly stays of other durations, please contact me for a quote, as the online system will miscalculate it at a higher rate than it actually is.

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The final balance, together with a refundable security deposit of £150 will be due 6 weeks before arrival. If the booking is being made within 6 weeks of arrival, then full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible, except during the school summer holidays, when this is a Saturday. On changeover days, check-out will be by 10am and check-in from 4pm. On other days, these times can often be flexible to make the most of your stay.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We love the warm and friendly community that Rye Harbour has to offer. It's non-touristy and 'off the beaten track', so a great place to escape from today's busy lifestyles and dream of a different pace of life. It's peaceful and relaxing, with no street lights, so perfect for star gazing, not forgetting a good night's sleep! The nature reserve is literally just a few minute's walk from the front door, and there are miles of dog-friendly paths, leading to huge deserted beaches. It's the perfect spot to pack up a picnic and head off to watch the sun go down.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Spacious family bathroom with WC, large bath with powerful overhead shower and marble-topped twin sinks. A hairdryer is available.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We have tried to think of everything to make a stay with little ones that much easier. You will find 2 travel cots (bedding excluded), 2 stair gates (1 fixed at top of 2nd floor staircase, 1 pressure-fitting gate for the ground floor. Please note that we are unable to fit/provide a gate for the top of the ground floor staircase), bed rail, plug-in night lights, high chair, booster seat, plastic cutlery, toddler step, toilet training seat, potty, anti-slip bath mats and a fire-guard, perfect for weekend visits when you want to travel light. We accept up to 2 well-behaved dogs. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking and cleaning essentials you should need during your stay. Freshly baked treats will welcome you on arrival, as well as milk, tea and Nespresso pods. Dogs will receive their very own treat too! A full basket of logs and kindling are provided all year round. Seakale is strictly a non-smoking property. Outside: To the rear of the cottage is a 100ft, narrow garden with views of the nearby Martello tower. There is an outside tap, handy for washing off sandy feet/paws and a garden table and seating for 6 guests, plus a Weber charcoal BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine in bathroom laundry cupboard. Ironing board and iron also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Enjoy quality bed linen, fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries for the adults. The property is fully cleaned before each stay. For longer stays, a clean and/or a changeover of linen can be arranged for an extra charge. Other: Attached to Seakale is a storage barn, hosting a range of beach paraphernalia that you are welcome to borrow. It also provides the perfect storage for bikes or any sporting equipment such as a windsurfer.

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