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Cottage in the heart of the historical town of Rye

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage in Rye, East Sussex - Town centre location with railway station, all local amenities and shops just 5 mins walk away

Honey Cottage is a delightful end of terrace house purchased by us in September 2014 which we have completely updated and refurbished. We hope we have thought of all the little extras to make it a "home from home", but always welcome feedback if something is lacking! With two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen/diner and small courtyard outside, it really is an ideal spot to enjoy a short break or longer holiday. Ideally it suits 4 people but on occasion we are happy to rent out to a party of 5 as it does have a double sofa bed in the sitting room.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Fran Huxley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Fran Huxley

We live in Tonbridge with our 2 teenage children and dog! My husband runs a pub and I am self employed so with busy lives we have always enjoyed getting away "from it all". Having owned a holiday lodge at Camber Sands for 4 years we had already fallen in love with Rye and the surrounding areas when we came across Honey Cottage in an Estate Agent's window last summer! The rest is history .... we have loved doing up the cottage and since completion have enjoyed many a happy weekend with and without our kids at the house. Its perfect location - having Rye town on your doorstep and Camber Sands for long walks still just down the road gives us everything we need.

Fran Huxley purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Fran Huxley chose East Sussex

We bought the cottage in September 2014 and have enjoyed doing it up over the past few months. We wanted to have a holiday home that we could both use ourselves and let out to other visitors until such time as we may decide to re-locate to the area! For now, we will use it as much as we can when it is not booked out and hope that our visitors enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

The more we have got to know Rye and the surrounding coastal areas the more we fall in love with it.

To be able to live in the middle of a busy and interesting town whilst having beaches all around it suits us perfectly. We get as much pleasure from long walks on the beach whatever time of year and whatever the weather. To be completely free to roam and then come back to Rye for a wonderful selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants and then home to a cosy, comfortable cottage is just the tonic we need.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Caroline & Nick Roseveare - "what a fabulous place to stay for a weekend - arriving by train from Manchester on Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing weekend with walks to Camber Sands and Rye Harbour and a super meal out at The Ship Inn. Highly recommend this as a place to say for complete r&r!".



Kate & Jonathan Fagg - "as friends of the family we were asked to stay at Honey Cottage for constructive feedback - we can honestly say it has absolutely everything we wanted and needed and will definitely go back!".
Jan 2015
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Caroline & Nick Roseveare - "what a fabulous place to stay for a weekend - arriving by train from Manchester on Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing weekend with walks to Camber Sands and Rye Harbour and a super meal out at The Ship Inn. Highly recommend this as a place to say for complete r&r!".



Kate & Jonathan Fagg - "as friends of the family we were asked to stay at Honey Cottage for constructive feedback - we can honestly say it has absolutely everything we wanted and needed and will definitely go back!".
Jan 2015
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23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

5

Conveniently placed, beautifully presented cottage in the heart of Rye.

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable, cosy cottage. The owner was very helpful when we had extra questions to ask. We'd definitely recommend this cottage to friends with children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Fabulous location. Quiet and perfectly equipped. Quaint and lovely courtyard.

  • 5 of 5

Erfectly lovely

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed yourselves and sorry we couldn't extend your stay.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was charming - spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we could have wished for. A real home from home. We loved Rye and spent a magical day at Great Dixter House and Gardens - a 'must' for any garden-lover!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and will definitely have to visit Great Dixter House ourselves!
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't of wished for more, what a beautiful cottage! Our stay was perfect and we will definitely be back. Thanks for having us. 😊

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and, once again, many thanks for leaving the cottage so spotless when you left. You are very welcome to come again!
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5

Really nice cosy flat.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend, nice town with good restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you had a good weekend and thank you for leaving it all so spotlessly clean!
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5

Cosy and spotless cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in late January with 2 children. The accommodation is very central and has all the facilities required. It was spotlessly clean and very warm and cosy. Décor was modern and in very good condition throughout. Everything you wanted to see and do in Rye was within 5 minutes walk. There is no onsite parking for this cottage but overnight parking at £1.50 per 24 hours is less than 5 minutes walk away and you can drop your luggage off at the cottage front door then park so not an issue.

Overall there were some really nice touches in the cottage and everything you needed for your stay. Wifi was good. Staying with children this was far better value than a hotel and more relaxing. Would thoroughly recommend and will return as Rye is beautiful and this was so convenient. 10 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed Honey Cottage.
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Location

From the Owner

We bought the cottage in September 2014 and have enjoyed doing it up over the past few months. We wanted to have a holiday home that we could both use ourselves and let out to other visitors until such time as we may decide to re-locate to the area! For now, we will use it as much as we can when it is not booked out and hope that our visitors enjoy it as much as we do!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Gatwick at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ship Inn, Standard Inn + many more Nearest Ferry : Dover at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Rye Nearest Restaurant : Many to choose from Nearest Beach : Camber Sands at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Camber Sands and Winchelsea beaches are both about 3km from the cottage. Both can be reached on foot, bike or by car and are worth the visit. Rye Harbour and Nature Reserve also has a beach which can also be a beautiful place to walk to. Bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis just 5 minutes away from the cottage. Buses also run from the centre of Rye to Camber Sands and Hastings.

Travel:

Rye is about 30 minute drive from Dover and Folkestone. 15 minute drive from Lydd Airport or 1.5 hours from London Gatwick. The train station is 5 minutes walk from the cottage with regular trains in and out of London and Ashford. A good local bus service also operates covering all surrounding areas. There is no need to have a car to enjoy a stay at Honey Cottage.

Further Details:

A good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars are on your doorstep. Excellent fish and chips, pub food, Italian, Indian, Thai and Chinese are all within walking distance. The high street is mainly made up of independent retailers with excellent fish, meat, vegetables and deli's on hand. A wonderful area of antique shops, gift shops and clothes shops all within 5 minutes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring/Early Summer 2017
18 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
£550
 
 
Autumn 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Christmas 2017
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Spring/Early Summer 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£450
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£575
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book Honey Cottage please check the availability calendar and then call or enquire on-line to confirm your interest. A deposit of 25% is required when bookings are confirmed with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to your visit. If less than 6 weeks from time of booking full payment will be required upfront.

Changeover Day:
Ideally in school holidays we would like to try and keep to a Saturday changeover for weekly bookings, however, we are flexible and will accommodate requests where we can.

Notes on prices:
Bookings are 2 nights minimum stay, but can be booked for any number of nights. We do try and be as flexible as possible regarding changeover days.

We are sorry that Owner's Direct have introduced a service fee which is payable on all future bookings, but we are all trying to compete with other companies offering holiday accommodation and as they all charge fees, Owners Direct have introduced this to increase their marketing spend to help us all get future bookings! Hopefully this will not put you off booking with us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The more we have got to know Rye and the surrounding coastal areas the more we fall in love with it. To be able to live in the middle of a busy and interesting town whilst having beaches all around it suits us perfectly. We get as much pleasure from long walks on the beach whatever time of year and whatever the weather. To be completely free to roam and then come back to Rye for a wonderful selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants and then home to a cosy, comfortable cottage is just the tonic we need.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has shower cubicle - no bath but plenty of hot water and warm and cosy on a cold day!

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Double + single with bunk beds + sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom - double bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets Single bedroom - 3ft bunk beds, hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet Sitting room - double sofa bed Hairdryer and straighteners available to use

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome. One pet is allowed per booking but at an additional cost of £20. We would request that if a dog is staying that they are kept downstairs please. Outside: The courtyard off the kitchen provides for a peaceful place to sit with a bistro table & chairs, BBQ, plants and somewhere to dry the washing! Outside lighting creates a lovely ambience on a warm summer's evening! Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds in both bedrooms will be made up for your arrival. Sofa bed linen left on request. Bathroom & tea towels provided, but please bring beach towels. A deduction of £30 will be made to your booking if you prefer to bring your own linen & towels. Other: All rooms are centrally heated.