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The Old Vicarage


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Icklesham, near Rye, Sussex
Grade 0 Star rating
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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Pets 1
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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This larger, period holiday property is in an ideal location for exploring Sussex with beaches and historic Cinque ports.

Built in 1820, this elegant, classic Grade ll listed, adjoining Georgian family home retains many original features. It is an ideal holiday destination for extended families and groups of friends, just 5 miles from the Cinque port town of Rye. The stylish accommodation is spread over three floors. There is an open plan drawing room and dining room, with a welcoming fireplace, a games room with pool table for some after dinner entertainment or chilly day recreation, complete with wood-burning stove! The light and airy conservatory is also a congenial place in which to relax and catch up with the Sunday papers. When the weather is fine, take full advantage of the mature gardens spread out to the side and front of The Old Vicarage and enjoy a glass of wine, or a picnic in the summerhouse. The attractive terrace also loans itself to alfresco dining. From the upper floors there are views across the beautiful countryside with sheep filled fields and apple orchards, with Rye in the distance and even glimpses of the sea! There is a CAMRA award-winning pub which serves good food, a local shop and a public park with playground within walking distance, and footpaths close by. Visit the cobbled, medieval town of Rye, 5 miles, and explore the art galleries, tea rooms and antique shops. There is also a leisure centre. Winchelsea, described by Kipling as a ‘port of stranded pride’ with distant sea glimpses, offers hidden wine cellars beneath the wide streets to discover, once embroiled in the town’s smuggling past!. Winchelsea beach and Rye Nature Reserve are great for bird spotting, and Camber offers miles of golden sand dunes. Vineyards and National Trust properties and gardens abound. Rye station connects with Ashford and London St Pancras station, and also mainland Europe. There are local buses to Hastings and Rye. There is a popular pub/restaurant nearby and it is recommended that large parties pre-book to avoid disappointment. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub 440 yards and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With open fire, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and bi-folding doors leading to garden.
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Kitchen: Shaker style with breakfast area, gas/electric aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and tiled floor leading to...
Games room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, pool table and wooden floor.
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Conservatory: With Freeview TV and tiled floor.
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Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
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Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, sloping ceiling and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player, sloping ceiling and en-suite with bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder available locally. Front lawned garden. Large rear garden with terrace, garden furniture, summerhouse and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking Please note: There are 2 steps from conservatory to terrace. There is a pond with low walls in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £200.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/01/2019
    We had a brilliant weekend at the Old Vicarage. Diane left us a welcome package too which was very well received! The house was perfect for our needs and we’d definitely book it again if she hasn’t sold it by next year! Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2018
    One of the best our group have stayed in. We enjoyed the space and comfortable rooms. All the bedrooms are beautiful and beds comfortable. The lounge/dining room is really good for large groups. We were 10 adults and we ate around the table easily. The kitchen is very well equipped and appointed with two ovens, large fridge/freezer and another pantry with a fridge. Car parking for 6 cars. Highly recommended. The local pub is 5 minutes walk and is good food and value, very cosy too.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Absolutely fantastic property with plenty of space for 12 adults and one puppy. Comfortable, clean and well decorated. Could not have asked for a better place! Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/09/2018
    great venue

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2018
    A wonderful period house with large rooms throughout. Elegantly furnished. Charming garden.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2018
    Beautiful cottage. Especially in the summer with the gardens.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    A lovely property, plenty of room very suitable for a family get together. Very well equipped and the owners were most helpful. The welcome pack and sweets in every room were much appreciated. Plenty to see and do in the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2018
    We had a wonderful stay at the Old Vicarage. It’s a beautiful house with plenty of room and comfort for us all (11 staying). We went to Camber Sands as the sun was shining all weekend! We were going to go to Rye but decided to walk to the local pub instead and sit in the sunshine! We had a wonderful stay and hope to come back again soon. Maybe we will see Rye on our next visit. Thanks Diane for a wonderful stay.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2018
    Perfect place for a family get together for 11 of us plus one dog. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, very sociable seating areas in kitchen, around the dining table, sitting room and sun room. Attractively decorated inside and with a beautiful garden outside. We enjoyed walks from the door, including a short one to the local pub. Also a short drive to the sea and the pretty town of Rye. Highly Recommended!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    We stayed here for my grandsons birthday,my 65th birthday and Mothers Day,four generations. The Old vicarage exceeded our expectations,it was spacious,clean,comfortable ,with a dream kitchen,that was well equipped.The bedrooms were mostly en suite and we all found the one which suited our needs. The location meant that some could commute,or come and go as needed ,less than a two hour drive. I really couldn't fault it,from the open fire,games room,utility and pantry plus lovely grounds and parking.

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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