Our guest book says it all 'A truly wonderful place', 'we truly struck gold' 'Charming old house' 'We wished it would last forever' 'one of our happiest weeks' 'we've been bowled over' 'our second stay here, and we'll be back'
With two sitting rooms, two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms the house sleeps eight+ and (unusually for Rye) has a large sunny garden; the Old Surgery is ideal for one or two families.
eight+? as well as the four bedrooms there is a sofa-bed in the 1st floor living room, and in the warm weather there is the annex (additional cost) with independent access, a double bedroom and small bathroom with shower.
Note - the total living space isn't really big enough for more than eight adults, but for family groups with children you will have the flexibility to squeeze in one or two extras.
Our house is old with many interesting features including a giant fireplace with wood burning stove, antique floorboards, picturesque beams, a centuries-old iron pillar, and timbers from a Spanish shipwreck; but also is fully equipped for your holiday with two washing machines, two dryers, two fridges and an iron. Bed linen and towels are also provided, and for babies we have a put-up cot and high-chair.
The property has a large, sunny garden with tables, chairs and barbecue, and yet is in the heart of Rye with shops, art galleries, traditional pubs and restaurants all on your doorstep.
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Summary of Accommodation:
- top floor: one double and one twin room which share a bathroom between them
- first floor: one double and one twin room which use the main bathroom.
You also have the convenience of an additional sitting room on the first floor, ideal for children's games, and hanging out
Ground Floor - Living room and Kitchen both with wood-burning stoves.
Please note that the house is old and well equipped for family life - but is not suitable for hen or stag parties.
Outside: The house has a large, sunny garden with lawn, seating area with large table and chairs, deckchairs and a portable barbecue and badminton set.
Within a short walk is the Tennis Club, playground, bowling green, petanque (boules) piste and putting green.
The house is centrally located in Rye with its shops, art galleries, museums and attractions. The golden beach at Camber Sands is just three miles away, as is the world famous Rye Golf Club, and the watersports centre (kite surfing, SUP etc)
For Childen -
We hope that younger visitors enjoy the house and we leave a small selection of board games and books in the house, as well as a few DVDs. The very young may enjoy finding the geckoes decorating the alley (not as easy as it sounds)
The vast sandy beach at Camber Sands is about 3 miles away and there are plenty of playgrounds in Rye, local pubs welcome children and often have toys and games available. In town, the Heritage centre at the quay has some delightful old slot machines and town model which entertained our children when they were younger. You can also hire audio ghost and history walks for slightly older children which are fun
- Bedroom 1 : king size bed
- Bedroom 2: twin beds
- Bathroom: shower, basin, WC (bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms).
- Bedroom 3: double bed
- Bedroom 4: 2x single bed
- Sitting room / play room: TV/DVD, sofa bed, desk
All bedrooms have wardrobe and drawers.
- Living room: TV, DVD, dining table, sofa, 2x armchair, wood burning stove
- Kitchen: table, range, microwave, dishwasher, fridge
- Utility room with washing machines and dryers
(note - the stairs are quite steep, especially up to the second floor, and may not be comfortable for the elderly or unsteady. The stairs to the first floor do have a handrail. If you have any questions on access please let me know and I will send more detailed information and pictures)
Parking - in common with much of the Citadel in Rye, we don't have on street parking, but there four 1-hour spaces outside the house for loading/unloading (free all night). Nearest parking is the station car-park, £2.70 a day, and just a two minute walk from the house.