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Iden Rye, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3
Pets 2

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Description

Pet friendly cottage with wood burning stove and inglenook fireplace, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Camber Sands nearby.

This attractive detached house set in the owner’s grounds provide spacious holiday accommodation situated at the end of a mile-long lane in glorious rural surroundings. Pet friendly and offering a plethora of walks on the doorstep, the cottage offers good quality linen and towels and a superb self catering base. There is a public footpath leading off the owner’s drive providing miles of walks across open countryside. A trip to picturesque Rye enables visitors to sample local foods at the Wednesday morning farmers market which is held at Strand Quay. By taking a stroll along the cobbled streets, there is also the chance to buy a memento from one of the many independently-owned shops and boutiques, art galleries and potteries - or even start Christmas shopping from the wide selection of goods available! Also worth a visit are Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Camber Sands and Camber Castle – this area of saltmarsh protects some very special wildlife, and footpaths lead to four birdwatching hides. The picturesque market town of Battle makes for an enjoyable day out, as well as Hastings, the Sealife Centre and Pevensey Castle (where the Romans invaded). The area is also well known for its local vineyards including Chapel Down and Sedlescombe. A trip to Tenterden - often referred to as the Jewel of the Weald - is an alternative and, for garden lovers, Sissinghurst (NT) is not to be missed. Further National Trust places to visit include Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle. Day trips to France are possible with the Channel Tunnel a mere 30-minute drive. An excellent sky venue for astrology, photography, or just wishing on a star. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook, oak floor and two sets of French doors to terrace - open plan with games area. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with range (for cooking) and slate floor. Two double bedrooms, one with dressing room, additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds (can be double). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Vaulted ceilings throughout first floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Range (7-ring, built-in barbecue) included
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden and terrace with furniture
  • Pool table
  • Parking (for 3 cars); additional parking on request

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Sky TV (movies, kids and entertainment channels)
  • Radio/CD (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • iPhone/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Barbecue
  • Football table
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in owner’s grounds

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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Green SchemeGreen Scheme
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 3

    18/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/02/2017
    Overall not bad but because the temperature of the place was unbearably hot for us all and turning the thermostat down made no difference plus every bed very very uncomfortable, we would not return. We have all come home with aching backs. The single beds are children width and mattresses like marshmallows and the doubles are tiny with rock hard mattresses. Also it is called dog friendly but on arrival there is a notice that tells us not to exercise the dogs in the garden, which we couldn't anyway as it is not secure. It says not to let dogs on the sofa or upstairs but the kitchen is upstairs which is where you feed your dog and spend time. So this should not be classed as a dog friendly place and needs bigger and more comfortable beds. If the owner had at least popped in to make sure all was well perhaps the heating issue could of been sorted out. We saw no one.


  • 8

    28/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    Excellent trip. We had a small problem with the heating (user error) and the owner was on hand to fix this immediately. We would definitely recommend it to others.


  • 6

    09/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2017
    The cottage is a little bit rough around the edges, but it suited our needs as a group of friends (no children). It's not luxurious or spotlessly clean if you were to look closely, but it was nice enough and very spacious. The only thing we felt could be improved was the kitchen equipment; we cooked a few meals there, nothing fancy, and often had to be creative with what tools we had at our disposal. The lighting in the kitchen was also pretty difficult to work in and the range, although impressively large, wasn't well lit either (the extractor looked a bit damaged). It's also worth mentioning that the walls aren't particularly soundproof and the floors are creaky, but none of those things prevented us from having a good time! Thumbs up for the wood burner and the pool table; we will have to go back in the summer to make the most of the garden and barbecue.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you very much we look forward to seeing you again. The property is currently undergoing its annual off season decorations to remove any rough edges. With regard to kitchen equipment we counted 33 utensils and the lighting in the kitchen consist of the equivalent of 750 watts which include lighting under the cooker hood which with the fan works well when turned on. The walls comply with current building regulations soundproofing but with the high level of enjoyment experienced at the property this can sometimes lead to people hearing others enjoying themselves. Many of the above problems aand equipment issues could have been resolved if you had called us at the time. Once again thank you for your visit.

  • 3

    08/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Cottage was supposed to be child friendly, but the stairs are dangerous. Hopefully this is corrected to some degree as a gate was ordered while we were there. Cabinet taped shut with electrical tape and a broken sign. The beds were brutal. General cleanliness was acceptable but not great. Internet was decent considering the very rural location, and the pool table and table football was nice, but pubs are not walking distance in the evening.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for visiting our property as you were aware, there was an issue with the stair gates, immediately we purchased two new ones, these were given to you at the property. Regarding the cabinet this was broken by previous guests and we are trying to locate a new mechanism. Regarding your concerns about the beds, these are Hypnos beds which are of a high standard. We were glad to hear the Wi-Fi was a decent speed it is a high speed BT connection. Regarding the pub it is approx. 1,000 meters from the property, we are very lucky to have one, along with a village shop.

  • 8

    02/08/2016
    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2016
    very nice place to stay lovely views and quiet . a stair gate would have been useful as the stairs are very open


  • 9

    20/05/2016
    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    A beautiful property in a lovely rural setting. This is a good location for getting away from a busy life. It's quiet accept for the donkeys and horses next door! it has everything you could need for a great stay, including a lovely fire. The stairs that lead up to the kitchen area could do with a stair gate as it isn't child friendly. With dogs staying with us they can get out from the 'secure' garden, however the area is remote so not a huge problem! Really enjoyable stay, thank you !

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you had an enjoyable stay. We will check how dogs can get out from the garden as there is a 5ft fence all the way around. If this issue had been brought to our attention during stay we’d have been more than happy to resolve the problem. Thank you for coming.

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