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Historic Hall House Cottage

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

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.


Owner
Michael O'Mahony
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

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 East Sussex

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorrey due to the age of property no naked flames, candles etc except wood burning stove
Location Type:
  • town
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Historic Hall House Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
5

Fabulous 15th Century House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with lots of character, the rooms are of a good size, beds are very comfortable. Well equipped with everyday essentials, clean and tidy. Nice welcome gift on arrival, which went down very well. Plenty of games along with games console to keep the children entertained in the evening. Prime location. We had a great stay and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Hill, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hall House Cottage Rye and appreciate your kind comments about the cottage, in particular the good size, facilities and prime location. Also the clean and tidy condition on your arrival. Glad the children enjoyed the games console in the upstairs lounge. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to Hall House Cottage. Best regards Mike (Owner)
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4

Authentically maintained cottage

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed, comfortable cottage with enough room for everyone. Convenient location. Parking was an issue at times but we managed. Overall would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hall House Cottage. We're delighted you found the cottage comfortable and roomy and liked the central location. Also glad you managed with parking not always straightforward in an ancient citadel area such as Rye. Thank your for the recommendation and we'd be very pleased to welcome you back as a guest at Hall House Cottage.
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5

Perfect for our group of 4.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. The cottage was well fitted out & brilliantly situated for visiting all the attractions of Rye. It is a charming cottage & its modern refurbishments have been very sympathetically achieved.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely house of character

  • 4 of 5

House well equipped and it was good to be in the heart of the town.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hall House Cottage. We're so glad you enjoyed the character and facilities of the cottage as well as it's central location. We'd be very happy to welcome you back.
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4

Part of Ryes history.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room, in a historic building,set in a beautiful town.

Room for improvement in the cottage. No shower in bathroom (fitting broken), no shelving in shower room, nowhere to hang clothes in one bedroom. No light in bathroom. Could do with chair in each bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hall House Rye and we certainly appreciate your comments as we are always striving to make our guest’s time in the cottage a good experience. We’re glad you found the property had plenty of room and enjoyed the building’s historic character. Regarding your comments for possible improvements, the walk in shower room does have shelving although perhaps an extra shelf in the shower area would improve things. Regarding the guest bathroom, the layout does not suit having a shower and we are clear in our description that the only shower is in the ensuite to the master bedroom. I recall that we drove down from Surrey to adjust the tv so that you could enjoy the snooker and regarding lighting we try to keep a stock of light bulbs in the kitchen drawer. The master bedroom does not have space for a wardrobe so we have put a small stand there on which a few shirts, trousers and a jacket can be hung. Mostly with families staying they are happy to use the wardrobe in the guest bedroom. I think it’s a good idea to put a chair in each bedroom and we will take care of that. Thank you again for your comments and for staying at Hall House Cottage. Best regards Mike
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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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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Dover
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

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rye, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017
10 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas New Year 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£735
for 7 nights
£735
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£92
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
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.
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