Cottage in Rye, Sussex, England - 2 Minute Walk Up The Steps To The Ancient Landgate Of Rye And The Famous Cobbled Citadel
This lovely little detached cottage with its own private parking right outside is ideal for a long weekend or a longer stay. With its four poster bed in the main bedroom with views across the Salts, the cosy twin bedroom, fully fitted kitchen, light and airy sitting room and atmospheric dining room is perfect! The colourful garden on 2 terraces again has perfect views and yet so near to the town.
The beds are equipped with freshly laundered Egyptian cotton sheets, with fluffy towelling robes and fluffy matching cotton towels - all ready for you to enjoy.
There is everything you could possibly want at Salts Cottage - Freeview TV, free WiFi, washer/drier, dishwasher, 'proper cooker', gas central heating to keep you toastie warm, fridge freezer and ample cooking pots, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Also for the beach there is a fully fitted picnic basket, rug and coolbag.
There will be a welcome bottle of bubbly awaiting you in the fridge on your arrival as well as breakfast for your first morning which can be taken in the dining room with it's oval antique table or alternatively on the lower terrace surrounded with an abundance of pretty flowers and plants.
The upper terrace also has a table, chairs, parasol and 2 sunloungers - ideal for those glasses of vino - again with a mass of plants and shrubs!!
Rye itself, is but a hop and a skip up the steps by the side of the cottage - and you then in the hub of this lovely quirky town with its antique shops, tearooms, designer shops and the most delectable deli (no need to cook at Salts Cottage!) There are numerous restaurants for lunch and dinner as well as Haydens for a slap up breakfast.
There is always something going on in Rye - Bonfire night is very popular with its amazing display of fireworks - so perfect from Salts Cottage - usually the Saturday after November 5th. Then there Rye Scallop Week in February where you can eat scallops at practically every eaterie in different recipes. There is a jazz festival and many many more activities in Rye!
You are only 10 minutes by car to the famous Camber Sands with miles of sandy beach, and don't forget the picnic basket filled with yummy Rye deli food!! You can walk to Camber along the footpath - takes about an hour.
As you know - you can bring your Pooches - and there are so many walks around Rye and the immediate countryside - with plenty of welcoming pubs in the country who all accept dogs.
If you want to go further a field by car, you can explore all the National Trust houses and gardens as there are so many in the South East, as well as popping across to France for the day - about 40 minutes to the Channel Tunnel with 3 crossings an hour. Stock up with good wine at knock down prices - majesticinfrance is a good website and their outlet is right near the tunnel in Calais.
Or alternatively - catch the train from Rye to Ashford and go on Eurostar to Paris or Brussels for lunch!!!
The train from Rye will take you to Ashford, Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton - a good idea rather than driving and having to park - especially in Brighton!!
Top Traveller Review
Lovely, well equipped cottage with convenient location
About the Owner
I live 10 minutes away from Salts Cottage and my husband and I often pop down to the cottage for the night and sample some of the culinary delights in the various restaurants and it is so pleasant to be able to walk back without worrying about driving
5 based on 11 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely, well equipped cottage with convenient location
Thank you Sally for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. It was well equipped and conveniently located for Rye and with easy access to the many other interesting places nearby to visit. Parking space was a definite bonus. The welcome pack was much appreciated. We loved Rye with its many little streets and shops and would recommend going on a guided tour of the town. Would definitely recommend.
Lovely cottage and great locatiom
Lovely cottage with two sun terraces which were great to have a glass of prosecco from the welcome pack which was such a nice touch and very much appreciated. I went with my 87 year old mum and the location was great. The steps just 2 mins away were too steep for her but just 2 more mins away was a gentle slope up to the town passing a wonderful hot chocolate shop which is a must to visit. Can't wait to come back with my husband and dogs.So many places to visit .Many thanks Sally.
Comfortable and brilliant location, with parking
Well equipped, comfortable, and welcoming for our 3 night stay in September. The welcome breakfast and bubbly were much appreciated. Lovely terrace to sit and relax on for evening drinks. Convenience store only 5 minute walk and climb the nearby steps to be in the centre of Rye. Parking outside is an added bonus. Easy walk and another set of steps to the nearest pub, the Ypres Castle Inn. Would highly recommend.
There stay was very enjoyable and our companions thought so as well. The accommodation was very modern, clean and contemporary with the added bonus of having two bathrooms - ideal if you have two couples staying. The hot tub was fantastic. Simon, the owner, was extremely helpful and responded to my queries promptly. He had provided all the necessary items for a pleasurable stay (kitchen utensils, towels etc) and we didn't have to bring much with us. He had clearly thought this through, especially the instructions for using the lodge. The location is ideal for both the south coast reports and deeper into Sussex. There is only one parking space but arrangements can be made for an additional vehicle if required. We felt very pleased with our choice of accommodation and may return in the future. Highly recommended
Rye absolutely delightful,interesting,good coffee and eating places,ate at Ypres castle,The Standard and fish @chips.Cottage conveniently situated for accessing high street,parking a real asset,everything provided,welcoming pack superb.Highly recommended.
Visited nature reserve,Henry James house,up church tower,Dungeness,Hythe Dymchuch railway,to name a few. On way home Sissinghurst castle gardens and Batemans,Rudyard Kiplings house.
All in all a really lovely weekend,thank you
Very cosy and homely cottage
We had a great weekend in the cottage, very well equipped and the welcome pack was something else. We have had a lot of weekends away but this pack was 5* you had thought of everything Sally. Loved the poppy theme in the kitchen, due to the weather being so wet and cold we did venture out in the garden but didn't get to sit out. The bubble in fridge went down well as we celebrated my birthday and then had a lovely meal at The Ypres Castle Inn and was entertained by a live band until midnight. Also at in the Mermaid Inn for eats on Sunday - very good. Overall a lovely weekend and thank you again Sally.
From the Owner
“We have a house near Rye but decided to have a bolt hole actually in the ancients town of Rye, so when Salt Cottage came on the market we snapped it up as it suited our needs perfectly, being so near to all the action and yet with the lovely view across the Salts and towards the marshes from the bedroom, sitting room window and upper terrace.”
Activity and Interests
You can walk to Camber (about an hour along the river) but the sandy beaches are about a ten minute drive with all the facilities for children. Fish and Chips on the beach or a good old picnic (picnic basket, rug and coolbox supplied at Salts Cottage - unless you go further afield to Jury's Gap (and take the dogs!)
About 1 1/2 hours to Gatwick. 20 Minutes to the M20 at Ashford. Trains go to Brighton, Eastbourne and Ashford International for London and the continent. Buses to Hastings/Eastbourne etc
2 minutes to the centre of Historical Rye (turn left out of the cottage for 10 metres and up the steps to the main High Street). Ashford, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings and Eastbourne are all within the hour by road.
There are many interesting and eclectic shops and restaurants in Rye itself. A good Supermarket run by the Jempson family (closed on a Sunday) a super deli,greengrocer, butcher etc etc - as well as Costcutters near Salt Cottage. The best of all is the fishmarket opposite Salt Cottage across the green - fresh crabs, lobsters and of course the famous Rye Bay Scallops - caught that very morning. There is a thriving bowls club opposite the house and now a newly opened Kino cinema where you can sit comfortably with a drink and watch the latest digital films! Of course there are many antique and curio shops as well as a newly opened second hand designer clothes shop.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
A 25% deposit is required on reservation and the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A breakages returnable deposit due with final payment 0f £100.
Depart by 10.30 am - arrive after 3.30 pm
Notes on prices:
£100.00 (GBP) per night for up to 4 guests
£200.00 (GBP) per night for up to 4 guests for December 23rd - 30th December - 4 nights minimum with Xmas hamper
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The major benefit is of having one's own private parking space and accessibility to the town and to the beach at Camber. Also to be able to bring one's doggies as the garden is completely fenced and there is a lovely green across the road for them to run around in. Also there is a playground for children next to the green.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets considered
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Tiled bathroom with low level WC, pedestal basin, bath with power shower, cupboard, mirror and towel rail
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with four poster bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers,cheval mirror, towelling robes and fantastic view over the Salts Twin bedroom with two single beds, built in wardrobe with shelves and towelling robes
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: No children under five years old as the stairs are steep as are the steps to the garden and terrace. The view from the terrace is spectacular and breakfast can be enjoyed on the lower terrace in the morning sun. The sitting room is also a suntrap in the morning and afternoon - a must for morning coffee having popped into the Rye bakery for some fresh croissants etc. It is a 3 minute walk along the road to the off licence and Costcutter Store where you can pick up your daily press. Outside: With the much sought after parking area in front of the house, there are a few steps to the front door and the back garden gate. From the kitchen and the garden gate you can access the two terraces. The first at the lower level, with a wall with climbers and a wooden fence to the front. The second (up fairly steep steps) terrace is fully paved with BBQ and sun parasol and table, chairs and arched wooden seat with an abundance of flowering shrubs and plants. The view across to the river Rother and the wind turbines is spectacular as is the view right across to Dungeness!!! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned before your arrival and on your departure. Crisp Egyptian sheets and towels are provided and also matching towelling robes which will be freshly laundered on your arrival. Soap also provided as is hair dryer,iron and board. Other: The double aspect dining room has an antique oval dining table with four Victorian chairs. A charming intimate room with an antique tea table and plate rack. Leading directly off the kitchen with views to the garden at the rear.