Holiday cottage, Rye, East Sussex
"We stayed as a family of 3 at Ockman Cottage for 5 nights over Christmas. It is in an idyllic location in the centre of Rye, but so quiet. Perfect for us, spotlessly clean and cosy. Even cooked Christmas dinner in the compact, but well equipped kitchen. The owner was extremely helpful, contacting us prior to our stay. Would definitely return."
Very quaint cottage, excellent position for a visit to Rye
"Our stay was excellent, Ockman Cottage is a real jewel in the centre of Rye. Everything has been thought of to make your stay very relaxed. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the d�cor throughout has been tastefully done. Would recommend a visit to Ockman cottage to see for yourself."
You enter the property from the private cobbled twitten, into a spacious open plan living area. The property elegantly mixes period pieces with modern touches, giving the holiday cottage the feel of a boutique hotel. The kitchen is fully equipped and whether you choose to eat in, or visit one of Rye's many lovely eateries, the choice is yours. The lounge has comfy sofas, ample lighting and a flatscreen TV for nights spent in, relaxing with a movie. The cottage has a selection of local maps for planning leisurely walks and various guides to help you decide how to spend your days. There is a small outside courtyard with planted pots and seating.
Stairs lead to one kingsize bedroom and one double bedroom and a bathroom. Both bedrooms have shuttered windows, luxury headboards and colour-complementing soft furnishings, which give the property a luxurious appearance. The bathroom has a bath, overhead shower and heated towel rail.
On arrival a welcome pack of wine, biscuits, coffee, tea and milk will be waiting for you to get your holiday off to a good start. The owners have tried to think of everything to ensure your holiday is as relaxing and problem free as possible.
Ockman Cottage is the perfect base for exploring everything Rye and the surrounding 1066 Country has to offer.
A gentle walk and you can visit the Heritage Centre where you can watch the town model ' Sound and Light' show, which goes into detail about the history and the colourful past of Rye and its inhabitants, a good start to any holiday in Rye. Visit the 'Old Pier' working models upstairs and play the old penny machines and step back in time. Or amble around the many antique shops in the Strand Quay and hunt out a bargain!
The town of Winchelsea is a ten minute drive away and, like Rye, has a rich history and links to the days of smugglers. One of the many cellar tours that take place during the year is a worthy visit and a chance to see parts of the town that are not normally on show. With far reaching views over the marshes and out to sea, it really is a pleasant way to spend a few hours.
Just ten minutes drive away is the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, where you can walk along the sea wall and out on to the marshes to enjoy the flora and fauna. You can choose to walk out to Camber Castle, originally located on a shingle spit and where once it protected the towns of Rye and Winchelsea before the sea receded. Although no longer open to visitors, it is still a striking landmark worth a visit. The beach of Camber Sands is just a short drive away and has miles of sandy beach and dunes to explore. Or visit the rock pools at low tide on the pebble beach at Pett Level, just a ten minute drive from Rye.
The towns of Hastings and Ashford are around a thirty minute drive away and here you can get mainline trains to London if you wish to explore the capital for a day. If you would like to take a day trip to the continent, the Eurostar can be picked up from Ashford International Station, and trains to Paris, Lille and Bruges are available. Alternatively, the ferries run from Dover, just 45 minutes away or the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone, a 45 minute drive.
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