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16th Century Cottage Situated Opposite The Medieval Landgate Arch

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Cottage (sleeps4)-Perfect For A Romantic Retreat Or Unique Family Holiday

Chesterfield Cottage is a charming 16th century cottage, located in the heart of the conservation area of ancient Rye. It is situated opposite the Landgate arch and is just minutes from the historic attractions, antique shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants that Rye has to offer.

The cottage has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 4. There is a double bedroom on the first floor and a second bedroom in the loft that has two small (2ft6") singles.

The bedrooms and bathroom of the cottage are accessed via steep spiral staircases which may not be suitable for the elderly or very young. There is also a small step between the lounge and kitchen.

More Details

Richard Nutting
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Richard Nutting

Chesterfield Cottage is owned by my partner Chris and myself.

Chris works in the print industry and I work in the IT/Finance industries.

Richard Nutting purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Richard Nutting chose East Sussex

We had been escaping to Rye from our busy lives in London for years, purchasing Chesterfield Cottage in 2010. After some extensive renovations to the kitchen and bathroom we have been using it as our home away from home, to relax and recharge our batteries.

There is always something going on in the town and local area, amazing beaches, walks and quiet roads to cycle.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the tea rooms, antique shops, pubs and restaurants that Rye has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Richard, We have enjoyed our stay in Rye. Great location. The Kino cinema is a great new attraction. Thanks
May 2015
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Rye Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft Bedroom - 2 child bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom - double bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. The window overlooks the Landgate. Loft room - twin 2'6" beds, wardrobe and bedside cabinets. The room has sloping ceilings giving partially restricted head height.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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16th Century Cottage Situated Opposite The Medieval Landgate Arch
average rating of 4.4242425 based on 41 reviews

Chesterfield cottage.

  • 4 of 5

A quaint cottage in a great location. Loved Rye and the nearby beaches. I think it would be good to mention the stairs on owners direct. Am waiting for a back operation and the stairs were extremely difficult.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Chesterfield Cottage. I am sorry the stairs caused you some trouble, they are quite steep I agree. We did have a paragraph in the description explaining this but it seems to have gone. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I've edited the listing and have been assured the amendment will go live within 24hours. I hope the operation goes well. Kind Regards, Richard.
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Amazing character property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay with our 2 year old son. Cottage is in a perfect location for shops, pubs, drive to beaches. Everything we needed in the cottage was there. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Thanks for the review, I am glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Richard
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Great position and well equipped but stairs a bit too testing even for a active OAP

  • 3 of 5

Good value nice little sun trap at rear and parking was very easy indeed

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Generally good

  • 3 of 5

We liked the cottage and in particular the location which is very central and although the parking is a challenge we were aware of this before arriving and the solutions are highly workable and convenient. We did however feel that the cottage had some areas - shelving either side of the chimney, TV base, window ledge etc - that hadn't had a clean in some time which we would have liked to have seen. We also thought that wifi would have been highly useful as its seen more of an essential nowadays, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area as we were, although the mobile signal is very good. So overall a good stay which we enjoyed in a great location just in requirement of a few tweaks and certainly worth considering.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real little gem in the heart of Rye

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Bank Holiday stay in this charming cottage in Rye. This was the first time we had stayed in the area and were staying in Rye for a junior weekend rugby festival just outside the town. The cottage was the perfect retreat to come back to and relax after standing in a windy field for two days! Our two boys loved the cottage and their attic room with a winding staircase! Well equipped, exceptionally clean and just perfect for the four of us to relax, before heading out in the evening for a bite to eat and drink. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage right in the heart of rye.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Queens Head Inn
Nearest Golf
4.5 Kilometres
Rye Golf Club
Nearest Train
350 Metres
Rye Train Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
M20, Junction 10
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Webbs Fish Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Camber Sands / Winchelsea Beach
Car: not necessary

The town of Rye has a unique charm and a High Street full of individual tea rooms, antique shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants.

There is a Farmers Market on Wednesday and a weekly market on Thursdays. The town also has two fish mongers located on the wharf where you can purchase the freshest of fish just off the boats.

Ryes position in East Sussex makes a great base for exploring the 1066 countryside with its many historic towns and surrounding coast. Whether you decide on the stunning stretch of sand and dunes at Camber or the rugged pebbles beaches of Rye Harbour, Winchelsea or Pett Level, they’re all on your doorstep and can reached from the cottage on foot, by bicycle (NCR2 run from Camber to Brighton) or by car.

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is approximately 1.4 miles south of the town. There is a network of foot paths that provide easy waling access from Rye or you can park for free at Rye Harbour. There are five hides (with wheelchair access) in the reserve providing a wonderful view of the inhabitants of the many habitats, including wetlands, shingle ridges, sand, marsh and woodland. It is home to a wide range of species, including many considered rare or endangered in Britain.


By car: Travelling from London by car takes approx 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Either via M25 / M20 or the more scenic route M25 / A21. The cottage doesn’t have an allocated parking space but there are plenty of on street bays or Pay & Display options available.

By train: HS1 train from St Pancras International to Ashford International takes 38 minutes and it's then just 25 minutes to Rye on the Marsh link.


Rates & Availability

Rye Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.08

Notes on prices:
We will accept two night Mini-Breaks and offer last minute deals, please call or drop us an email to discuss further.

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is requested at time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to your holiday.

We do require a breakages deposit of £150.00 payable at time of booking, which is fully refundable subject to no breakages or losses and the Cottage is left in a good condition.

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is Friday, but we do sometimes accept other days especially out of main school holidays. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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