BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS MEDIEVAL HOUSE IN RYE

Mrs Moyreen Tilbrook

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS MEDIEVAL HOUSE IN RYE

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6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 14

Robin Hill is a lovely and surprisingly spacious 15th century house, famous for having one of England's finest timbered and straw plastered bedrooms, in one of Britain's most photographed streets and opposite the world-renowned Mermaid Inn. It is beautifully furnished, very well-equipped and can easily and comfortably accommodate 12 guests. The large, quiet and secluded garden is shaded by a wonderful mulberry tree and a mature magnolia grandiflora. At the foot of the cobbled street yachts and pleasure craft lie moored alongside medieval warehouses full of bustling antique shops. Rye delights the eye with its wealth of old buildings, its church and tower. Restaurants, pubs and cafes abound and offer excellent food within easy walking distance of the house. Rye Bay plaice and scallops are provided by the picturesque local fishing fleet.

Description of the house: This delightful house has a marvellous range of beams, high ceilings and rooms full of character and surprise. The upper living room is especially light and sunny, contains a bar and projects into a secluded garden complete with a large mulberry tree set against a panorama of ancient rooftops. The lower living room with its inglenook fireplace looks out onto the famous cobblestone street and the magic of Rye. One bedroom still has its groove for the original medieval wooden shutters. The whole house testifies to a bygone era and has been dated to 1480. Within this medieval setting a fascinating variety of Asian artefacts has been imaginatively displayed ranging from an antique rickshaw to Chinese ancestral doors.

Location and town of Rye: Situated 1.5 miles from the open sea and nature reserves, Rye is within easy reach of Brussels, Paris and London. Canterbury is only one hour away by car. Rye is probably the most complete example of a medieval town in Britain and crowns a hill originally surrounded by the sea. Its 12th century church, fortified tower, Landgate and ancient wall are all within easy walking distance of the house and bear testimony to its history as a Cinque Port. Robin Hill was the origin of the ballad 'There's an old-fashioned house in an old-fashioned street' and formed the basis and front cover design of Beatrix Potter's 'Tale of the Faithful Dove.' Mabel Lucy Atwell lived, wrote and illustrated here and one of the publisher-owner's many literary guests, E.F Benson, the novelist famous for his creation of 'Mapp and Lucia,' gave the house its name - 'Robin Hill'.

Leisure facilities: Three miles beyond Rye are Camber Sands, ideal for children, and Winchelsea, which is a lovely example of medieval town planning. Rye has good sporting and sailing facilities, splendid walks and excursions into the smugglers' paradise of Romney Marsh and the delights of rural Sussex and Kent. A wildlife bird sanctuary stretches from Rye Harbour to Fairlight. Rye also boasts some excellent eating houses. We can recommend The Fish Cafe, The Flushing Inn, The Gandhi Tandoori, The Globe Inn, The Hope Anchor, The Lemon Grass, The Mermaid Inn bar, Simply Italian. There are many other possibilities from among the numerous cafes and pubs in Rye.

A map and further information about Rye can be obtained. Please contact us for the website address.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Moyreen Tilbrook (Owner)
Advertiser since 1998
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Once again the reality far exceeds the expectation and anticipation! This is a truly wonderful house in a wonderful setting'. 'This house is delightful...it became a talking and visiting point for our friends and family and we delighted in taking ownership for 3 days'. 'Thank you for sharing this wonderful house with all of us'. 'A beautiful house in a beautiful setting'. 'Another wonderful fortnight... We love the house and the lovely town of Rye'. 'I have just turned 30 and I can't imagine a better place to spend my birthday weekend'. 'We enjoyed our stay in Rye very much which was enhanced by being able to share your warm and comfortable home'. 'We have enjoyed a wonderful stay here in this delightful house with its fusion of olde England and the spirit of Chinese and eastern artefacts. So much to discover every day. Such harmony. Our family party of 3 generations - English, American, Swedish and Italian - celebrated a 30th wedding anniversary. A short but memorable week.'
Nov 2007
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
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It was wonderful and just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5
The home was beautiful and more than adequately furnished for every need. We LOVED our stay. The people and town of Rye were friendly and beyond our expectations.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
5

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely holiday despite indifferent weather. House unbelievably spacious and fascinatingly furnished. Everything provided for a comfortable, relaxing break. Would have loved to know history of the house; must have been built for person of considerable substance. Owner and her representative extremely helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
5

A wonderful wEek

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here last year and vowed we would return. We returned for my 80th birthday celebrations in April this year . We just love this beautiful house and all the Oriental treasures. It is spacious and comfortable and easily swallowed up 12 of us aged from 8 to 80. The garden is a lovely place to sit. It was exceptionally warm for April and we sat out in T shirts every day!

Rye was easy to explore and a particularly beautiful and interesting town which is extremely well preserved. Thank you for sharing your home. We love it.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
5

Family celebration

  • 5 of 5
A lovely warm, welcoming home with ample room for 12 providing everything we needed and more.The central heating was appreciated this cold Easter.Ideally situated for activities for all ages from kite buggying on Camber Sands to the small railway to Dungeness, Bodiam Castle, Batemans, Battle Abbey, beautiful Winchelsea or just enjoying the shops and many eating places in Rye. Rye scallops are the best!The Mermaid Inn opposite gave us our own room for a special family Sunday Lunch.
Clean, well maintained and such a helpful owner. We would return again
Do find out about parking in Rye before you go. The house has one garage and you can pull in for short periods outside the house but extra cars need to use the nearby public car parks
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
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5

Beautiful house with a massive garden

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful house, on one of the most famous streets in the old town of Rye. Location-wise, absolutely stunning. The house was fascinating in itself, both in original character, and more modern decorations, and so well equipped. It was very clean, and both the owner and local agent were quick to respond to any queries. The parking was easy to find. The garden was enormous, particularly considering the location of the property, right in the centre of the old town, and had wonderful plants, trees and shrubs. It was very exciting, seeing the property we were staying in featured on postcards, in books, and as part of the Heritage Centre's little show. Would really recommend this property. We spent a fun day on the Romney steam railway too.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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Rye East Sussex
London
4

Good location, garden, amenities.

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely weekend at Robin Hill - three families in all, with several children. The location couldn't have been better for a stay in Rye. The property was clean and in good nick, with plenty of space for play and relaxation. Bedrooms were adequate, though with a single bathroom things were a bit tight at bedtime and as it's a very old property the walls were, predictably, thin. Also, if you are concerned about small children's safety, this place may have too many steps and nooks and crannies for you. But our children played well in the garden and in the attic, the kitchen was well equipped and socialising was easy and fun.

The owner lives abroad but was readily available when we needed her, and returned emails and phone calls promptly.

Be aware that on weekends Rye can be very busy, which can make sightseeing difficult - avoid buggies if possible. For beaches, we'd recommend time in Camber Sands, only 15 minutes away.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: There is a spacious ground floor shower room with bidet, basin and toilet in addition to the first floor bathroom which has a bath, basin and toilet. There is also a separate toilet on the first floor.

We do have a safety gate for the stairs if guests have young children. Stairs to the first floor are easy to negotiate but those to the second floor are more exacting. However our own grandchildren at all stages of their development have coped happily with the stairs and nooks and crannies.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Folkestone
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Rye
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Ashford
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Rye is located between Hastings and Folkestone and is a mile and a half from the coast. From London Rye can be reached either via M20/A2070/A259 through Ashford or via M25/A21/A268 through Hawkhurst. Historically known as '1066 country' the surrounding area provides the visitor with an abundance of castles, abbeys, fortresses, National Trust gardens and houses, and museums. The coastal area is noted for its flora and fauna including a wildlife bird sanctuary: marshland stretches eastwards, a haven for smugglers in bygone days, and the haunting seascape of Dungeness is a habitat for a wide variety of unusual plants and dominated by two lighthouses; to the west stretch the unspoilt beach of Winchelsea and the cliffs of Fairlight Country Park.

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Availability & Rates

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Rye House Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Weekend
Jan 10 2014 - Dec 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
From
£352
Fri,Sat
£1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year 2014 -
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Weekend rate GBP 380 per night for up to 8 guests and GBP 47.5 per night for each extra guest. Minimum 2 nights.
7 Jan 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 GBP1600
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015 GBP1800
A deposit of 25% is payable to confirm the booking. The balance is payable one month before the rental.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The first floor bathroom contains a bath, a shower attachment for hair washing, a wash basin and a toilet. There is also a separate first floor toilet. On the ground floor there is a shower room with a bidet, a wash basin and a toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom Queen - 1 queen
    Bedroom Queen - 1 queen
    Bedroom Double - 1 double
    1/F lounge bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom Single - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2/F - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 gallery - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 queen size doubles in very spacious rooms , 1 double, 1 queen size sofa bed in the spacious 1/f lounge, 1 spacious single, 1 large room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 sleeping gallery with 2 chair-beds, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Of the two large lounges, the one on 1/F has a very comfortable queen-size sofa bed and can be used as a private bedroom. The bar in this 1/F lounge incorporates a lift-up counter hiding a wash basin. The single 1/F bedroom also has its own wash basin. The 2/F family room contains 1 double and 1 single bed. There are also two single fold-out chair beds on 2/F in a library/lobby at the top of the stairs, although this is not entirely private. G/F shower room includes a toilet. 1/F bathroom includes a toilet. There is also a separate 1/F toilet. The kitchen is large, extremely well equipped and has a mahogany table seating 8 people easily. The electric cooker has a double oven and 4 ceramic hobs. The dining room is also spacious seating 10 people at its handsome teak wood table. The house is on a hill. Shops and historic attractions are within 3 minutes' walking distance.
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