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Oak House

Rye and Winchelsea
6 guests
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Oak House

Rye and Winchelsea
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • No pets

Stay in this beautiful, period holiday cottage for six, in the heart of historic Rye, with its inglenook fireplace, leaded windows and exposed beams.

You will find Oak House along a cobbled way linking Mermaid Street with Watchbell Street in an enviable position in the old town. You enter the property into a small hallway with doors leading to the left into the kitchen, right, into the large sitting room and stairs leading up to the first floor. The kitchen is fitted with pretty shaker style cupboards and has all the mod cons that you would expect, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a small dining table which can accommodate six guests and the outlook is to the front of the cottage.

The large sitting room with its 9ft inglenook fireplace, has a gas effect fire, which casts a cosy glow on dark autumnal and winter evenings. Ample seating on comfy sofas for all guests, Freeview TV and Wifi make this the perfect room for relaxing and planning your holiday days out. Off the lounge is a small inner lobby with vaulted ceiling and exposed timber, with a door opening out onto a very small raised terrace.

The first floor has one twin bedroom, that can be configured as a single or twin room, a large double bedroom and a family bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC. All bedrooms have exposed beams and are at the front of the cottage with a view over the rooftops of Rye. A corridor, with exposed brick chimney, leads to another set of stairs to the master suite on the top floor. Here you will find ornate wooden bedroom furniture, exposed low beams (Head bumping warning!), views of the rooftops towards Stand Quay and an ensuite bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.

As with most Rye properties parking is not available at the cottage but you can unload at the entrance to Traders passage and then park your car in one of the many car parks close by.

Rye and beyond

Rye with its charm and history is well known for its famous cobbled Mermaid Street and The Mermaid Inn and the notorious ‘Hawkhurst Gang’ who used the hidden alleyways to move contraband during smuggling back in the 18th and 19th century. Then theres the beautiful St.Mary’s church, with the ‘quarter boys’ clock, always worth a climb to the top of the town to watch them chime on every quarter.

Stay in this beautiful, period holiday cottage for six, in the heart of historic Rye, with its inglenook fireplace, leaded windows and exposed beams.

You will find Oak House along a cobbled way linking Mermaid Street with Watchbell Street in an enviable position in the old town. You enter the property into a small hallway with doors leading to the left into the kitchen, right, into the large sitting room and stairs leading up to the first floor. The kitchen is fitted with pretty shaker style cupboards and has all the mod cons that you would expect, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a small dining table which can accommodate six guests and the outlook is to the front of the cottage.

The large sitting room with its 9ft inglenook fireplace, has a gas effect fire, which casts a cosy glow on dark autumnal and winter evenings. Ample seating on comfy sofas for all guests, Freeview TV and Wifi make this the perfect room for relaxing and planning your holiday days out. Off the lounge is a small inner lobby with vaulted ceiling and exposed timber, with a door opening out onto a very small raised terrace.

The first floor has one twin bedroom, that can be configured as a single or twin room, a large double bedroom and a family bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC. All bedrooms have exposed beams and are at the front of the cottage with a view over the rooftops of Rye. A corridor, with exposed brick chimney, leads to another set of stairs to the master suite on the top floor. Here you will find ornate wooden bedroom furniture, exposed low beams (Head bumping warning!), views of the rooftops towards Stand Quay and an ensuite bathroom with bath, hand basin and WC.

As with most Rye properties parking is not available at the cottage but you can unload at the entrance to Traders passage and then park your car in one of the many car parks close by.

Rye and beyond

Rye with its charm and history is well known for its famous cobbled Mermaid Street and The Mermaid Inn and the notorious ‘Hawkhurst Gang’ who used the hidden alleyways to move contraband during smuggling back in the 18th and 19th century. Then theres the beautiful St.Mary’s church, with the ‘quarter boys’ clock, always worth a climb to the top of the town to watch them chime on every quarter.

A good start to any stay in Rye, is a visit to the town’s Heritage Centre. Here you can watch the Town Model’s ‘Sound and Light’ show, which retells Rye’s colourful, historic past. Then take a trip upstairs and play the ‘Old Penny Pier Machines’ and giggle with the ‘Laughing Sailor’ or have your fortune told by ‘Sidney Knows’! If antiques interest you, then visit the Strand Quay where you can wander amongst the small shops and bag yourself a bargain. The town benefits from a good selection of independent stores, coffee shops and tea rooms and plenty of choice when it comes to eateries.

For the days when the weather is a little below par, why not visit our Kino cinema, all the latest films and even on ocassions, live screening performances of Opera and Ballet from the London theatres. For the sporty among you, there is the Sports centre with pool.

The stunning sandy beach at Camber Sands is three miles away, with its safe bathing and miles of dunes the perfect family friendly beach whatever the weather. A short drive is Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, where you can walk along the sea wall and out on to the marshes to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.

The towns of Hastings and Ashford are around a thirty minute drive away and here you can get a mainline train to London, if you wish to explore the capital for a day. Likewise from Ashford you can take a day trip to France on the Eurostar or pick up the channel tunnel from Folkestone, approximately a 45 minute drive.

As you can see you are perfectly placed to explore far and wide when choosing to stay in Oak House.

Places to Visit

Ypres Tower and Rye Museum

Smugglers caves - Hastings

Great Dixter - Northiam

What’s on

Scallop Festival - Feb

Rye Jazz Festival - August

Rye Arts Festival - September

Rye Bonfire Celebrations - November

  • Local shop - 1/4 mile
  • Nearest supermarket - 1/4 mile
  • Nearest restaurant - 50 yards
  • Local pub - 50 yards
  • Local bus service to Hastings, Ashford and Tenterden
  • Mainline rail service 1/4 mile Rye services to Hastings, Brighton, Ashford and London
  • Gatwick Airport - 50 miles
  • Channel Tunnel Folkestone - 45 miles
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Oak House - 510204 Oak House. Grade II period holiday cottage with exposed beams and inglenook fireplace in the centre of Rye, just off Mermaid Street, the perfect Christmas house sleeping 6

Reviews

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.7 OUT OF 5

January 2018

Comfy cottage in a unique location.

"The terraced cottage was welcoming and had a fantastic welcome basket when we arrived. The location was unique because it's in the heart of historical Rye. Just a few steps to the infamous Mermaid Inn and an array of beautiful buildings that will charm you. However we all had trouble with the door key and entering sometimes, we then realized you had to turn the metal ring with the key to enter, this was a little frustrating at times. There is no outside light so when you return at night you can't see to get in unless the neighbour has their outside light on, this is a necessity because the steps outside the door are steep and with a pram a little unsafe. The oven inside is not functioning properly, the grill wouldn't work and the knobs are not syncronized to the settings. There should be somewhere to place rubbish bags after you leave, we had to leave ours outside when we left, nowhere to put them and they looked unsightly. The beds were very comfy, all slept well. The cottage is quirky and we all appreciated this, if you have a problem with the character you should not choose such a house. We liked it. The plumbing was a little strange... when you used the bathroom upstairs the water would gurgle up into the bath and the same downstairs in the toilet so maybe needs looking at. The inglenook had an electric fire inside which was warm but a little sad when you expected the real thing, but the house was always warm and cosy. The last criticism was that the upstairs bedroom had nowhere to hang clothes, only 3 shelves in a cupboard, we stayed a week and felt we needed at least hanging space. Anyway apart from that it was the most expensive price we looked at, we could have had larger holiday homes but chose character and being near to all things in the winter, but maybe a little updating here and there and it would be perfect. We enjoyed our time in Rye and we rent holiday homes quite frequently, location 100% cottage 7/10 but a lovely break."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.2 OUT OF 5

August 2017

Very good position for exploring rye,bit tricky for pushchair on cobbles but only short distance

"Very quaint, but floorboards had some nail hazards, and hole in floor by fridge. Welcome pack brilliant. "

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