Holiday cottage, Rye, East Sussex
Our stay at Mountsfield Lodge.
"Mountsfield Lodge is a very well presented cottage, warm clean and with everything provided. There are some very interesting books and pamphlets on local history and it's a three minute walk into town, perfect."
Mountsfield Lodge, Rye
"Mountsfield Lodge was a lovely place to spend our annual fortnight family holiday with three generations. The house was clean and comfortable and within an easy walk of the with shops and restaurants so that we didn't need to always use the cars. There really is plenty of parking (we need three spaces) which has not been our experience in other places where they say there are three spaces. It wasn't cold enough to put the heating on in the whole house, but that did cause a problem in the downstairs shower room where the towels just didn't dry. Some form of extra heating in there would have been useful. It would also have been nice if the sitting room had had seating for six, rather than four as it did. This meant we had to move furniture to accommodate an extra two chairs. Overall though a lovely house in a good position."
Thank you for your review, all feedback is always appreciated. We have passed your comments on to the owners and we were reminded that there is a heated airer that could have been used to dry your towels in the downstairs shower room. As you mentioned very unusual to get parking at a holiday cottage in Rye, let alone three parking spaces, making it very convenient if you wish to explore on foot. We hope you choose to stay again sometime in the future.
Wonderful week in Rye in lovely holiday home
"Stayed for six nights with my husband, elderly mam and mam in law. Mam has limited mobility and the downstairs bedroom and wet room made all the difference to her totally enjoying the holiday. The layout of the house was easy for my mam to get around. The five minute walk into Rye was easily achieved on foot and by my mam with her disability scooter. Owners were very helpful and we would definitely go back. "
fabulous base for seeing the sights locally.
"We had a fabulous week in Mountfield Lodge. Easy walking into town and a very good pub within 5 minutes walk! Very convenient on Fathers day as traffic queues in all directions so taking the car out was not an option. We were very grateful for the delivery of a couple of fans part way through the week. There was nothing else we wanted that was not already supplied."
Lives up to the photographs.
"The overall experience was very good and one we might happily repeat. The lodge was spotlessly clean and looked well cared for. The furnishing was old fashioned but attractive and of good quality. The lodge kitchen was convenient and well stocked but some larger dinner plates would have been appreciated. The collection of books was fascinating, dvds less so. The decking, surrounded with roses and honeysuckle, is an attractive seating area but traffic and train noise is marked, as you would expect from the position of the building. The road is busy and the trains all sound their horns as they pass. The only complaint was that the front bedroom with ensuite shower has curtains that do not exclude light. There is a bright street light outside and the morning sun pours in. Light excluding curtains or blinds would make a great difference, especially as this was the coolest and quietest room."
Best value for money and calming atmosphere
"We were a group of 3 adults and in Rye for a wedding. Our retreat was just perfect, and literally right on the edge of the town and therefore, everything a 5-10 min leisurely walk into the High Street. The location was just ideal, we couldn't believe our luck. The property is gorgeously decorated and every detail thought of. We used the parkas provided in the rain, and we used the sunhats on the decking when the sun came out. We even used the dial in menus when it poured with rain one evening, and it was lovely to be in someone elses home, but have everything to our finger tips, that made us feel right at home. The book collection was also fabulous and my fianc? loved flicking through. One of the other couples also watched a movie from the vast selection provided. We loved every part of our stay and would go back again. Only downside was with 3 couples, there was only an ensuite bathroom including toilet downstairs so we kept going through their bedroom for the toilet. There is a small bathroom for the 2 bedrooms upstairs to share. It would have been useful to have a separate toilet room downstairs, or one built upstairs. Anyhow it was fine as we are all good friends and didn't mind sharing, just would have been handy when some friends visited. All in all this is a wonderful home, and we met the owner who brought us a huge bunch of flowers, when something leaked with the huge down pours ... it was all fine and he was very charming and helpful. Highly recommend this house. Oh, one final tip, take ear plugs as the Crows in the garden apple orchards are very noisy in the morning, as is the main road just outside can be too but again, its not so bad and very bearable ... the Crows almost laughable."
Excellent Accommodation just a few minutes walk from fabulous Rye
"This was a lovely property just a few minutes walk from idyllic Rye. The house was immaculate, quaint & quirky with a lovely homely feel. My friends and I had a most satisfactory stay - absolutely splendid!"
Ideal house with parking in Rye
"This was a perfect house for us as it had a ground floor bedroom with ensuite walk in shower. The upstairs bedrooms are very well appointed, very comfortable beds and top quality bed linen. Lovely new decking area overlooking an orchard. there is everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay in Rye. Very easy walking into the town and best of all parking for up to 3 cars, so no worries about car parking. Overall a very attractive house and we had a wonderful break in Rye."
What a fabulous House.
"Excellent Location for getting to a wedding in Rye. We were welcomed by some really thoughtful gifts, thank you. Immediately we felt right at home, the house and grounds were just perfect. We didn't want to leave. "
Home from home
"When we arrived our expectations were blown away ,this house was much more than we expected Presented to a very high standard and a very nice welcoming pack made the initial opening of the front door a very nice sight Once we had looked around the house we knew we had made the perfect choice and Would highly recommend "
Last minute short break
"We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. It was home from home. Everything is provided, linen, towels, shower get etc. Plenty of information on on the area provided and the location of the cottage was excellent to explore Rye. You will not be disappointed. "
You enter the property into the main hallway with space for hanging coats and leaving shoes. A door leads to the ground floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room, suitable for a guest with wheel chair needs or limited mobility. Stairs lead up to the two further bedrooms and family bathroom. One is double with views to the front and the second bedroom, with the super king bed and the option to split into a twin with views across the gardens. The owner of Mountsfield Lodge only accepts bookings for adults, and unfortunately children and infants cannot stay at this property.
Off the hallway are double doors that lead into the lounge, with wood burning stove, comfy sofas, TV with Blue-ray player, bluetooth speaker to pair your mobile phone and tablets to, a selection of books and board games. A lovely room to relax in and plan your days or return to after a day visiting local attractions. From the lounge you can enter the kitchen diner one of two ways, the dining area has double glazed doors opening onto the lounge and there is a further door opening straight into the kitchen area. The kitchen is modern and caters for all your holiday needs, dishwasher, large fridge freezer and washer dryer. The dining table sits in front of the double french doors that open out onto the large enclosed decked area. There is a further door off the kitchen which opens out onto an alley where you will find secure storage for up to 4 bicycles, should you wish to bring your bicycles away with you. There are many pleasant cycle routes available from the property and a chance to explore the area at a much slower pace.
The decked area has seating and is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning breakfast or evening tipple.
To the front of the property there is a maximum parking of three cars, which is a bonus when visiting the medieval town of Rye.
Mountsfield Lodge is perfectly situated when choosing to stay in the historic town of Rye. Positioned within minutes of the town centre you really could just park your car when you arrive and explore locally on foot or bike for the duration of your stay. Rye is a pretty cobbled Cinque Ports Town, with independent shops, antique sellers, a good mixture of coffee and tea rooms, a variety of restaurants and history dating back to medieval times and a colourful smuggling past. A good first destination would be a visit to Rye Heritage where you can find out about the medieval town’s past, right up to modern times while you watch the ‘ Sound and Light Show’. Here you can pick up an audio guided tour, local attractions information and even book one of Rye’s ghost tours but only for the brave among you. If you are a keen walker then there are many footpaths and trails that can be picked up from the holiday property and you will soon be out into beautiful rolling countryside, whether you head towards Tenterden, amble along the Military Canal towards Appledore and the Romney Marsh or towards the beautiful sand dunes at Camber Sands. If you are an avid bird watcher then you are spoilt for choice, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve only two miles away and is a popular destination, Hastings Country Park a little further but beautiful cliff top walks and a chance to view nature close up or the RSPB reserve at Dungeness.
This whole area is of course 1066 Country and we could comment forever about what there is to see and do. Suffice to say, no visit would be complete without a trip to Battle and Battle Abbey.
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