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Cottage in the heart of the historical town of Rye

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage in Rye, East Sussex - Town centre location with railway station, all local amenities and shops just 5 mins walk away

Honey Cottage is a delightful end of terrace house purchased by us in September 2014 which we have completely updated and refurbished. We hope we have thought of all the little extras to make it a "home from home", but always welcome feedback if something is lacking! With two bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen/diner and small courtyard outside, it really is an ideal spot to enjoy a short break or longer holiday. Ideally it suits 4 people but on occasion we are happy to rent out to a party of 5 as it does have a double sofa bed in the sitting room.


Property Manager
Fran Huxley
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Fran Huxley

We live in Tonbridge with our 2 teenage children. My husband runs a pub and I am self employed so with busy lives we have always enjoyed getting away "from it all". Having owned a holiday lodge at Camber Sands for 4 years we had already fallen in love with Rye and the surrounding areas when we came across Honey Cottage in an Estate Agent's window last summer! The rest is history .... we have loved doing up the cottage and since completion have enjoyed many a happy weekend with and without our kids at the house. Its perfect location - having Rye town on your doorstep and Camber Sands for long walks still just down the road gives us everything we need.

Fran Huxley purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Fran Huxley chose Rye

We bought the cottage in September 2014 and have enjoyed doing it up over the past few months. We wanted to have a holiday home that we could both use ourselves and let out to other visitors until such time as we may decide to re-locate to the area! For now, we will use it as much as we can when it is not booked out and hope that our visitors enjoy it as much as we do!

What makes this cottage unique

The more we have got to know Rye and the surrounding coastal areas the more we fall in love with it.

To be able to live in the middle of a busy and interesting town whilst having beaches all around it suits us perfectly. We get as much pleasure from long walks on the beach whatever time of year and whatever the weather. To be completely free to roam and then come back to Rye for a wonderful selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants and then home to a cosy, comfortable cottage is just the tonic we need.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Caroline & Nick Roseveare - "what a fabulous place to stay for a weekend - arriving by train from Manchester on Friday evening we enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing weekend with walks to Camber Sands and Rye Harbour and a super meal out at The Ship Inn. Highly recommend this as a place to say for complete r&r!".



Kate & Jonathan Fagg - "as friends of the family we were asked to stay at Honey Cottage for constructive feedback - we can honestly say it has absolutely everything we wanted and needed and will definitely go back!".
Jan 2015
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Amenities

Rye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Double + single with bunk beds + sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom - double bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets Single bedroom - 3ft bunk beds, hanging space, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet Sitting room - double sofa bed Hairdryer and straighteners available to use
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome and we can provide a travel cot and high chair on request. NO PETS PLEASE. Outside: The courtyard off the kitchen provides for a peaceful place to sit with a bistro table & chairs, plants and somewhere to dry the washing! Outside lighting creates a lovely ambience on a warm summer's evening! Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds in both bedrooms will be made up for your arrival. Sofa bed linen left on request. Bathroom & tea towels provided, but please bring beach towels. Other: All rooms are centrally heated.

Reviews

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Cottage in the heart of the historical town of Rye
average rating of 4.94 based on 51 reviews
5

Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house as described and well equipped with everything we could have needed (and more). Spotlessly clean on arrival. Location, although on a main road, is very convenient. Short walk to lots of cafes, restaurants and shops. Supermarket and car park (£2 for 24 hours) only a few minutes walk. We fell in love with Rye and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, cozy, spotless, and fully equipped cottage in ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is a 5 minute walk from the train station. Its a "home away from home" with everything you need; beautifully decorated and even fresh flowers upon arrival. This Hostess has put a lot of care and thought into making your stay very comfortable. An excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable beautiful little home

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying at Honey cottage and as always it is so cosy and welcoming, everything you need to make your stay a fantastic one. Communication with the owner is great and very understanding. I just love Rye and all it’s quirkiness and Honey cottage is right in the middle of it so never more than a minutes walk to the nearest shop. I look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to do a review - so pleased that you were as happy third time around and hope to see you again in the future!
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5

comfortable and cosy house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable house

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you had a good stay at Honey Cottage! Thanks for the review.
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Kent
5

Super comfy cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely three night break in this gorgeous cottage - really well appointed, super cosy and great attention to detail. Convenient parking nearby (we didn't use our car for three days!) and very close to the historic centre of Rye and its lovely attractions. Owners are very helpful and accommodating. What more could you want?

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - so glad you enjoyed your stay at Honey Cottage!
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5

Lovely little cottage, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Honey Cottage is cosy, clean, comfortable and very well equipped with everything you need for a stay in Rye and after a busy day walking around the town, the little courtyard at the back is a bonus, perfect for sitting out in and taking a breather (even in February!). The location is excellent, within a couple of minutes walk of all the shops, the train station and the cinema.

As well as all of the above, the two things that I really want in a rental is a comfortable bed and a good shower, both of which Honey Cottage has. Communication with the owner is quick and friendly and I would definitely recommend if you are visiting Rye.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - glad you had a good time and the weather didn't spoil your trip!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
Ship Inn, Standard Inn + many more
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Train
Rye
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Camber Sands
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Camber Sands and Winchelsea beaches are both about 3km from the cottage. Both can be reached on foot, bike or by car and are worth the visit. Rye Harbour and Nature Reserve also has a beach which can also be a beautiful place to walk to. Bikes can be hired on a daily or weekly basis just 5 minutes away from the cottage. Buses also run from the centre of Rye to Camber Sands and Hastings.

Travel:

Rye is about 30 minute drive from Dover and Folkestone. 15 minute drive from Lydd Airport or 1.5 hours from London Gatwick. The train station is 5 minutes walk from the cottage with regular trains in and out of London and Ashford. A good local bus service also operates covering all surrounding areas. There is no need to have a car to enjoy a stay at Honey Cottage.

Further Details:

A good selection of cafes, restaurants and bars are on your doorstep. Excellent fish and chips, pub food, Italian, Indian, Thai and Chinese are all within walking distance. The high street is mainly made up of independent retailers with excellent fish, meat, vegetables and deli's on hand. A wonderful area of antique shops, gift shops and clothes shops all within 5 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book Honey Cottage please check the availability calendar and then call or enquire on-line to confirm your interest. A deposit of 25% is required when bookings are confirmed with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to your visit. If less than 6 weeks from time of booking full payment will be required upfront.

Changeover Day:
Ideally in school holidays we would like to try and keep to a Saturday changeover for weekly bookings, however, we are flexible and will accommodate requests where we can.

Notes on prices:
Bookings are 2 nights minimum stay, but can be booked for any number of nights. We do try and be as flexible as possible regarding changeover days.

We are sorry that Owner's Direct have introduced a service fee which is payable on all future bookings, but we are all trying to compete with other companies offering holiday accommodation and as they all charge fees, Owners Direct have introduced this to increase their marketing spend to help us all get future bookings! Hopefully this will not put you off booking with us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.