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16th Century Cottage Situated Opposite The Medieval Landgate Arch

Bedrooms 2
Space 96 sq. ft.
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
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:
February 20, 2018

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 Rye

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
Floor Area:
  • 96 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4.4615383 based on 47 reviews

A great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fab cottage and great for a cosy romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Very quaint and pretty.

  • 5 of 5

Had a three night stay at Chesterfield cottage in the lovely town of Rye - the cottage is very well set up for self-catering but there are lots of restaurants in the town to choose from if you want a holiday away from cooking. Chesterfield is compact and cozy with bags of olde worlde character and has a lovely back garden/yard area to sit outside, the spiral staircase could prove to be challenging for anyone who is a bit dodgy on their pins. The cottage is very well located for public transport, i.e. five minutes walk from Rye train station and again about five minutes walk to the high street - we would definitely stay at Chesterfield again if we plan another trip to Rye,

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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It's a lovely location great for a bolt hole.

  • 4 of 5

It's covers all the things you need

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Cottage was very cosy. If you have mobility issues the stairs may be a problem. The cottage is situated in an ideal location close to all the amenities, Pubs, Resturants, shops, etc.

The only issue was the parking.

We Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A lovely and cosy little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful old cottage just opposite the old town gate. It is in the centre of the old town and close to all the sights. The owner Richard is very helpful and the communication about the details was very good. We would always come again. Parking was close and easy at the station with only a small fee for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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: June 2017
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20.99
Damage Deposit $209.88

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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