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Rye

Well preserved medieval architecture, a fascinating maritime history and a combination of lovely coast and country makes Rye a great candidate for a cottage holiday.

Perched on a hill, the medieval town of Rye is a maze of Georgian buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Its maritime traditions go back to Norman times and it was one of the English port towns that formed the Cinque Ports Confederation in defence against frequent French attacks.

Built in 1249 as part of the town''s defences, the Ypres Tower''s balcony offers wonderful views of Romney Marsh and the surrounding countryside. Adjoining Rye Castle Museum is split over two sites, while the East Street site houses a fascinating collection of the town''s history, including an 18th Century fire engine. Other notable buildings include St. Mary’s Parish Church and the Rye Heritage Centre which offers a fun look at the past, through the famous Rye Town Model sound and light show, as well as the ghost walking audio tours which are available to hire.

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is only a short drive from many of our featured Rye cottages; it’s a mosaic of habitats beside the sea, including wetlands, shingle ridges, saltmarshes, rivers and reed beds, there''s a wide range of wildlife, birds and plants to discover from a large network of footpaths and birdwatching hides. From Camber Sands to Rye Bay, there are miles of spectacular coastline to see, perfect for a drive, walk or bike ride.

For a rich and historical experience, search for Rye holiday cottages and pay 1066 Country a visit.
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  • Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex
    Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex×

    Lea Farm Cottages - The Shearing Shed

    Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: 30991
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a cosy woodburner and an enclosed garden, this single-storey barn conversion is ideal for year-round holidays.
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    Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

    Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. These holiday properties (refs 19653, 26361 and 30991) nestle in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and...

  • Rye, Sussex
    Rye, Sussex×

    The Quarter House

    Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: 25320
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Open Fire
    An unusual two storey apartment with beams and open fire. Camber Sands nearby for wind and kite surfing.
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    Enjoy stylish beamed surroundings in the heart of the historic centre of Rye in this unusual, converted Grade II listed 2-storey apartment retaining original features, including beams and a working fireplace and dating back to the 1700s. Explore the citadel and view Rye from the top of the church tower; wander the cobbled streets, browse the unusual shops and galleries and take advantage of the myriad of fine restaurants, tea rooms and pubs Rye has to offer. Fine beaches and dinghy...

  • Winchelsea Beach, near Rye, Sussex
    Winchelsea Beach, near Rye, Sussex×

    Ebb-n-Flow

    Winchelsea Beach, near Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: W43951
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Ebb-n-Flow is a cottage ideally situated overlooking Rye Nature Reserve which is largely designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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    Here is a golden opportunity to reconnect with nature. This thoughtfully renovated, detached, holiday cottage is uniquely situated overlooking Rye Nature Reserve, which is largely designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This large area of land beside the sea has shingle, saltmarsh, sand dunes, rivers, gravel pits, grazing marsh, reed beds and farmland, and supports many unusual plants and animals. It is criss-crossed by a plethora of footpaths and five bird hides. See if you...

  • Camber, Sussex
    Camber, Sussex×

    Oystercatchers

    Camber, Sussex

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    Ref: 28266
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Tucked away in this charming fisherman’s style village within walking distance of sand dunes with Rye Harbour Nature Reserve nearby.
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    Tucked away in the corner of a little terrace, Oystercatchers holiday cottage is set in a charming fisherman’s style village overlooking a peaceful garden area, yet within walking distance of the rolling sand dunes at Camber. Close to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve offering bird watching opportunities on the shingle ridges, saltmarsh and lagoons. Cycle to the Cinque Port town of Rye, sample fresh fish from the quay or a cream tea. Golf at Lydd or book a kite surfing or buggying lesson...

  • Iden, Rye, Sussex
    Iden, Rye, Sussex×

    The Lock Cottage

    Iden, Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: PHHV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    From the Napoleonic era, this lovely cottage has wood floors, set on the Royal Military Canal, ideal for canoeing.
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    Situated on the Royal Military Canal and beside Iden Lock, The Lock Cottage dates back to the Napoleonic era, when it was used as officers’ quarters. The lock itself was completed in 1808 whilst this detached, single-storey holiday cottage was built in 1824. Iden Lock is no longer a working lock; the last barge passed through it in 1909, the receipt for which was signed by Spencer Catt who had been the lock keeper since 1890. He was the great great great grandfather of The...

  • Rye, Sussex
    Rye, Sussex×
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    Ref: 24735
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Minutes from Rye high street with medieval castle, terraced cottage with original features, Tenterden and Cranbrook within easy reach.
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    A thoughtfully restored Grade II listed terrace cottage built around 1830 and retaining many original features. An ideal holiday location situated just a minutes walk from the high street with its medieval castle and museum. Rye is famously one of the Cinque Ports and sits on a hill on the River Rother looking out across the Romney Marshes to the nearby coast. Excellent canal, coastal walks and cycle rides. Sandy beach and dunes at Camber and the pebble beach and nature reserve at...

  • Iden, Rye, Sussex
    Iden, Rye, Sussex×

    Rothersby

    Iden, Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: PJJC
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Period cottage, with beams, open fire and inglenook fireplace, Battle and 1066 country close by, Tenterden and Rye nearby.
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    This is a delightful, beamed, period cottage, Grade II listed and understood to date from the middle of the 19th century. Overlooking orchards, it has now been thoughtfully renovated retaining many features. Battle and 1066 country are a short drive, with a wealth of historical sites, castles and stately homes. The village of Iden, in the Domesday Book, is close to the Royal Military Canal, ideal for a gentle stroll or fishing. Just a short drive from Rye and Rye harbour, renowned...

  • Playden, near Rye, Sussex
    Playden, near Rye, Sussex×

    Old Dairy Barn

    Playden, near Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: POON
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This cottage is tucked away in an ideal spot to experience the beautiful area of Rye with its wonderful scenery.
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    Tucked away with just sheep for company, yet less than 1 mile from Rye, is this adjoining holiday barn, the ideal spot for walks into Rye or Playden. Cycle to Rye and experience what this 800 year old cobbled market town and Cinque Port has to offer. Enjoy miles of golden sand dunes at Camber or for nature lovers, Rye Harbour and its reserve offers a unique experience where wildlife can be observed. Winchelsea, Battle and Hastings are all within a short drive. Shop 1 mile, pub...

  • Rye, Sussex
    Rye, Sussex×
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    Ref: 19966
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Experience life on a 900-acre working farm, or meander along the 5 miles of tracks and paths around the farm.
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    Experience life on a 900 acre working sheep and mixed arable farm. Ideally located in the countryside with stunning views, this is a conservation area, of interest to bird watchers and animal lovers alike. Adjacent to a nursery school, with a shared childrens play area, an ideal base for exploring Kent and East Sussex. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the 5 miles of tracks and paths around the farm. Visit the historic Cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets, antique shops and tea...

    Roadend Farm - The Old Stable Cottage
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  • Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex
    Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex×

    Lea Farm Cottages - Leagarth

    Rye Foreign, near Rye, Sussex

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    Ref: 26361
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Walkers paradise, with extensive footpaths close to this detached cottage, with wood floors and woodburner, sandy beaches close by.
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    Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

    Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. These holiday properties (refs 19653, 26361 and 30991) nestle in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and...

    Lea Farm Cottages - The Shearing Shed
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  • Winchelsea, Sussex
    Winchelsea, Sussex×

    Pipewell Cottage

    Winchelsea, Sussex

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    Ref: 24664
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Period weather boarded cottage, with swimming pool, home to writers Thackeray and Conrad, Rye has 13th century church.
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    Shared swimming pool (May-Sept)

    A period weather boarded cottage offering far reaching views across the marshes to the Citadel at Rye and shared use of the owners above ground swimming pool. Situated snug in its hilltop setting amongst tile-hung cottages and award winning tea shops. Seven centuries ago, the new town was founded by Edward I to take the place of an older town of the same name which had been lost to the sea in a series of storms and now lies beneath the waters of Rye...

  • Iden, Sussex
    Iden, Sussex×

    Lavender Cottage

    Iden, Sussex

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    Ref: PGU
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Charming 17th century cottage with exposed beams and a wood burning stove. Close to 1066 country.
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    Set deep in the ‘Garden of England’, this charming 17th-century cottage, with its own enclosed gardens, provides cosy accommodation within the small, quiet village of Iden with its shop and pub. Ideally placed for exploring with Battle and 1066 country a short drive away, with a wealth of historical sites, castles and stately homes. The area also features an array of gardens, orchards, vineyards, abundant parks and nature reserves. The ancient Cinque port of...

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