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Historic Hall House Cottage

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Comfortable, practical, charming

  • 5 of 5

We (fiv adults and two children - 8 and 6 yrs old) stayed here for 8 days in July/August 2016. We had plenty of space and the house is comfortable, With a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable (although rather hard) beds with nice bed linen. Michael answered all of our queries immediately and was helpful throughout. Obviously, the age of the house means that you can hear everything and the floors are uneven. And if you like sleeping with the window open, bring ear plugs as the sea gulls "party" all night long. The house also had quite a lot of cobwebs, But these are minor details and we had a really nice stay. The house is in the middle of Rye, with everything in walking distance, including the train station and the supermarket. Rye itself is absolutely charming, and we enjoyed the many cafes and restaurants, Rye Castle, the view from the church tower, the cinema, etc. We also enjoyed the walk to Camber Castle, to Rye Nature Reserve and to Rye Harbour; we took the bus to Camber Sands, and rode the steam train from Tenterdon to Bodian Castle, which was lovely. We would definitely recommend the house and the town to other families.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Rye and found Hall House cottage comfortable and well located. We love Rye Harbour too, especially going crabbing. We can't do much about the seagulls, I think they are noisier at certain times of the year but they are definitely an integral part of the sounsdscape. The mattresses are quite new and while reasonably firm hopefully this is offset by the soft mattress toppers. Sorry about the cobwebs, we will work harder to clear them. I really appreciate that you recommend Hall House Cottage to future guests and we would love you to stay again in the future. Thanks and best regards Mike (Owner)
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Myself, a friend and our two teenage daughters stayed here for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The house was a brilliant size for us and we loved the two separate stairways, three toilets and the big kitchen, dining room, upstairs games/tv room and cosy living room. It made it easy for everyone to be able to have quiet moments when necessary and lots of space for being together.

The house was well equipped and the amazing location made us feel very much a part of the town. The lack of outdoor space was easily weighed up for with easy access to parks and cosy pub gardens

Rye is the perfect town for holidaying without a cat. Easy access by train and bus and for daytrips to other places. We loved going to Bodiam castle and the south england rare breed centre. Taxi trips to both places are also very reasonably priced.

Michael is very helpful and we lacked for nothing. Highly recommend this property and would love to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your kind words about Hall House Cottage, Rye. In particular, that you found the property spacious enough and well equipped. Thank you for recommending the rare breed centre which hopefully other guests will enjoy and we will certainly visit too! Thank you for staying with and you would be very welcome to stay again. WIth best regards Mike Owner, Hall House Cottage
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5

A Step Back in Time!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 7 nights at Hall House and could not be more pleased. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen and baths modern and convenient to use. There was plenty of space, and lots of charm and character. The history of the house is fascinating and evident in every room. Even the shower room has exposed beams. I must admit that we hit our heads once or twice, but that did not hinder us in any way. We are already planning to return. My only regret is that we did no have the opportunity to use the wood burner, well maybe next time. The house was a wonderful place to stay, in the center of everything in Rye. We could walk everywhere. I highly recommend The Apothecary at the end of the block for morning coffee.

Rye is a great location for those planning to visit the South coast. During our stay we visited Battle, Hastings, and Canterbury. We were even lucky enough to find street parking every day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Rye and and found the location and facilities of Hall House Cottage were right for you. We give a big thumbs up to The Apothecary too. Look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Mike Hall House Cottage Owner
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5

Full of character, centrally located, great place.

  • 5 of 5

This property was excellent - well maintained and equipped, spotlessly clean, spacious, everything worked well (including the wifi) and everything was as in the photos and description, with an additional set of information in the house book and lots of local leaflets. The directions and parking and access information was all very useful and timely and Mike responded quickly to any advance queries. The provision of logs for the wood grate/ burner was really nice although the heating was fine in the house too. Beds were comfortable, and there was a lot of space.

This was our first visit to Rye - "us" being a mature couple in our 60s and (an immature?) couple in their 30s, and it suited us all really well. The local streets in "the Citadel" area were fascinating - the small museum across the way, the large CD/DVD/vinyl shop round the corner with keen prices, a variety of good pubs (try The Globe) and cafes, an independent supermarket, great bakeries, a Tourist Information Centre with old penny slot machines to play on upstairs, and lots of independent shops and antique shops.

Special mention must be made of the wonderful meal at The Ambrette that we had to celebrate a "big birthday" - really eclectic menu of delicious food with friendly service. Also the "best hot chocolate shop in the world" - also round the corner, serving unique bowls of varied kinds of hot chocolate, all well explained and with various possible additional flavoursome extras. The young people also rated The Union Steakhouse highly (we oldies are vegetarians).

In the local area we visited Dungeness to see Derek Jarman's shingle garden and walk along the boardwalks and shingle beaches (look out for the fish shack cafe too nearby -imaginative and good value food). We also recommend the nearby RSPB reserve, and the closer one by Rye Harbour too. Winchelsea has a fantastic sandy beach as well as shingles, and the town up on the hill is worth seeing - dominated by the Church and its graveyard where Spike Milligan is buried.

It seems to be a very good area for walking straight from Rye and there are National Trust properties in the area. Unfortunately as we were on a weekend break of 3 nights and were travelling from Derbyshire we didn't explore the latter options - but we hope to return to this cottage again and happily recommend it to a wide range of visitors, young and old.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic choice for Rye

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from three nights at Hall House and couldn't have been happier. The cottage is deceptively spacious, much more so than it seemed from the photos, and would easily have slept far more than our family (two adults, one toddler and a newborn). The sense of history in the property is very powerful, but it does not lack for mod cons - kitchen, shower and heating are very modern for example - and it came equipped with everything you could need for a stay, right down to bucket and spades, fishing nets and a step for our toddler to use for the toilet and basin which was highly welcome, The location is also perfect, in a quiet street off Rye's main road. We would certainly stay in Hall House again

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hall House Cottage and found the accommodation comfortable for a young family. Your newborn child must receive a mention as our youngest guest to date! Glad you liked the location and we'd be very happy to welcome you back to Hall House Cottage.
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Lovely 14th Century Period Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful week at Hall House Cottage. The property was clean & well maintained, everything you need for a homely and comfortable stay was in place. There is a real feeling of history as you walk around the house with lots of original features on view. Having said that, there were all the mod cons you needed as well as a beautiful wood burner should the night turn chilly.

The cottage is ideally situated in the centre of Rye, in a quiet side street. There is a fantastic selection of good quality eateries and pubs. Rye, as well as the nearby places of interest, are historic and interesting

with lots to see and do.

We would love to return to Hall House Cottage again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Gatwick at 55 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dover at 35 Miles Nearest Train : Rye Station at 0.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Union Steakhouse at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Camber Sands at 3 Miles

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Whit/Half Term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
for 7 nights
£590
 
 
Late Spring
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
Early Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
November 2017
10 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Christmas New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£92
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

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

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • town

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (2 Bedrooms + sofa beds) 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.

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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