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Historic Hall House Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Rye, Sussex, England - Located In The Heart Of Rye's Cobbled Citadel

Hall House Cottage,is a 14th century Grade II listed building located in the heart of Rye’s historic cobbled citadel area. Renovated and equipped to a high standard, the cottage has two bedrooms which comfortably accommodate up to four adults (plus two extra children on trundle beds), as well as additional sleeping options in the upstairs lounge and the downstairs lounge. An en suite bathroom plus an ensuite shower room offer flexible bathroom facilities, and a modern kitchen takes the strain out of self-catering.

Michael O'Mahony
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Michael O'Mahony

We first visited Rye about 5 years ago and have been back regularly ever since as it is a firm family holiday favourite. When the chance to acquire Hall House Cottage came up we were very keen as we knew it was somewhere guests liked to return to.

Michael O'Mahony purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Michael O'Mahony chose Rye

Rye is a hidden jewel of a town on the south coast. Historic and picturesque, it offers so much, restaurants, pubs, places to visit and also serves as an excellent base for exploring the Sussex and Kent countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

Hall House Cottage is indeed a property steeped in history and merits its own page in the book "Rye Rebuilt" (by David Martin and others).

With kitchen and bathroom equipped to modern standards, it's main attraction is the cosy and comfortable cottage feel, especially when the wood-burner in the dining room is roaring away.

It's a short walk to excellent restaurants like the George, The Union Steakhouse and pubs like the Standard and the Ship Inn. Not to mention the excellent fish and chips at Marinos.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rye in Rother District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry due to the age of property and all the exposed timber no naked flames, candles etc except wood burning stove
  • The cottage is cleaned and all linen and towels changed before every stay. We ask that you leave the house in a clean and tidy condition.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with modern high performance shower plus wash basin and wc. Bedroom 2 comes with en-suite bathroom equipped with bath, wash basin and wc. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash basin. All equipped to a modern and high standard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (2 Bedrooms + sofa beds), max. 4 adults Notes on bedrooms: The cottage has two bedrooms for up to four adults (plus 2 extra children on trundle beds), plus sofa beds in the upstairs and downstairs lounges. The master bedroom has en-suite bathroom and bedroom 2 has en-suite shower room. Travel cot and high chair.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: Hall House Cottage is one of a number of former medieval Hall Houses in Rye, so called because it’s 14th century construction predated chimneys. The inhabitants lived in an open hall with sleeping platforms, using the centrally located fire on the ground floor for cooking and heating, venting the smoke through a hole in the thatched roof. Utility Room: The downstairs utility room houses a washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: An initial supply of logs is provided for the wood burning stove. Linen and towels are provided, electricity included. Bedding and towels are changed on weekly basis. Other: The downstairs lounge provides a cosy and comfortable space, with sofas (one of which converts to a double bed). A large screen TV (with freeview), and dvd player to keep the whole family amused.


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Historic Hall House Cottage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Lovely home in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

I deeply enjoyed my stay at Hall House in Rye. The home is comfortable and accommodating and located in a quiet but very accessible spot. The people in Rye are wonderfully welcoming, and this location made it easy for me to enjoy their company at the many pubs, tea shops, and historic sites in the village. The house had everything I needed, and nearby shops offered great cheeses, wine, and other supplies. I hope to return someday, and will definitely recommend Hall House Cottage and Rye to my friends who are looking for interesting and beautiful places to visit in England.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hall House Cottage and thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you found the house comfortable and appreciated the central location. Your comments about Rye's people and many special places to visit were heartwarming. It's clear that you love Rye as we do and we would be delighted to welcome you back. Very best regards Mike
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Interesting if slightly too eccentric accommodation

  • 3 of 5

We arrived in a seriously cold spell, the house was freezing and has no instant heating.

The electric heaters took two days to warm up the house though the wood burning stove helped somewhat and added a homely feel.

Living and kitchen facilities are good if somewhat long standing.

The main double bedroom is lovely with an excellent shower. The other twin bedroom and bathroom is much less appealing.

The electricity supply tripped out twice but tv, music and cooking facilities worked well enough.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hall House Cottage and for your review. I was really concerned to hear that the house was cold on your arrival. Our normal practice is to ensure the heaters are fully warmed up the day before guests arrive. I will check with the housekeeper as it appears that this may not have been done but can only apologize as no guest should arrive to a cold house and in our experience the house can be if anything too warm, even in a cold spell. As you mention there is a wood burning stove in the hall dining room and also an electric portable stove for top up of heat. I wish you had let me know as I would surely have sorted out the problem by bringing in additional heaters while the wall radiators did their job. You mention that you found the accommodation eccentric. I suppose this is a matter of taste. Hall House Cottage was first constructed over 600 years ago and we have many guests that appreciate this and the character it brings. We have worked hard to ensure the fixtures and fittings are to a good standard while maintaining a balance with the character of a historic Grade II listed property. Please be assured that we take all comments on board and appreciate you staying and taking the trouble to write. Mike O'Mahony Owner
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Delightful old house, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fascinating old hall house and we enjoyed the archeological/architectural info provided. Good value, well-equipped, suitable for families. The owner is communicative and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at Hall House Cottage and your positive comments. We're glad you liked the location and found the house well equipped and good value as well as family friendly. We try our best to keep guests informed and answer any queries and would be very happy to welcome you back. Best regards Mike
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Ancient house. Amazing fun

  • 5 of 5

It keeps going... bigger than expected and oh those heavy ancient timbered rooms! Like sleeping over in a museum. Spacious kitchen, two living rooms. Only bumped my head once! Right in the citadel off the high street. Parking easy in station or on Salts -you can pay with credit card. Sofas comfy/slouchy not posh but dining table seats 8. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review which also made us smile. Glad you found the cottage spacious and even gladder you only bumped your head once! We'd be delighted to welcome you back to Hall House Cottage.
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage ... right in the heart of the town. Full of character, well equipped and very comfortable. Lovely long weekend thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased that you enjoyed your weekend stay in Hall House Cottage and found it well equipped, comfortable and conveniently located in the centre of Rye,. Thank you for choosing Hall House Cottage Mike
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well equipped cottage lovely location

  • 5 of 5

we had a lovely stay at the very beautiful Hall House cottage in the even more beautiful town of Rye. A well equipped cottage with all that you need for a comfortable stay. Thank you Mike for making our stay special.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Rye and found the cottage well equipped and comfortable. Knowing that guests find the cottage as beautiful as we do makes us very happy!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Rye Station
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Union Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Camber Sands

Special interest holidays:

Rye, a small ancient town in East Sussex, England is reputedly the best-preserved medieval citadel in the country. In medieval times, as an important member of the Cinque Ports confederation, it was an important harbour, but the sea has since retreated leaving the ancient citadel of Rye


Kent, makes a great base for exploring the surrounding coast and countryside of 1066 Country, with the historic towns of Battle and Hastings within easy reach. 3 miles from Rye, Camber’s stunning stretch of sandy beach is the perfect summer get-away, with miles of unspoilt coast and the only sand dune system in East Sussex.


Rye station served by trains from Ashford and Brighton is 5 minutes walk from the cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rye, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Whit/Half Term
25 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
6 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day, but can be flexible depending on availability.
The cottage must be vacated by 10am on day of departure.
The cottage is available from 3pm on first day of stay.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available at 3 nights for £275 (normally in off peak season), please contact us to discuss availability.

If you have any questions please contact us and we can discuss availability, pricing and and any special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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