Holiday cottage, Rye, East Sussex
Fabulous stay in a beautiful cottage in stunning Rye
"The cottage was absolutely lovely & excellently situated in the heart of the medieval town. Recommended "
The ideal spot
"Tail End Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore Rye. It's a very comfortable and charming cottage and suited us three adults very well. We appreciated the individual style of the cottage and there were nice extras such as good wifi and the bottle of wine. "
"Tail End cottage is a wonderful place in a great location. We loved it. Hope very much to return again."
TAIL END COTTAGE
"Excellent location. Clean and comfortable even though small. Private garden. All cooking utensils of very good quality. Highly recommend this cottage."
TAIL END COTTAGE
"The cottage is in a great position and the owners have tastefully decorated the cottage to a very high standard. The cottage is very well equipped. unfortunately for us we did fine the double bed a bit lumpy & uncomfortable."
"A great little hideaway in the centre of Rye. The cottage was clean and cosy, ideal for the two of us. Kitchen was small but very well designed and all mod cons, including a proper coffee machine. A lovely main bedroom with a view across to the Mermaid pub. Living room centred on the open fire, which was laid ready to light on our arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and have already booked our next one!"
A beautiful cottage for a quiet getaway
"The cottage is small but well furnished and equipped. We stayed with our teenager and small dog and there was plenty of room for us all. The furnishings suit the cottage and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and clean and the open fire is lovely for a chilly evening. We could safely let our dog into the garden as it is very secure and has places to sit outside, weather allowing. Being right in the centre of Rye is wonderful and means that cafes, shops and restaurants are right on the doorstep. Perfect for both short and longer breaks."
Beautiful cottage in great location
"Our week at Tail End Cottage was great from beginning to end. The pictures looked good and, knowing Rye, we knew that the cottage was in a fine location but on arrival we realised that this place really stood out. A pretty front garden, our own private courtyard for breakfast, stylish furnishings and comfortable sofas, a good kitchen, a super comfortable bed -- we couldn't have been more pleased. We also appreciated the efficient and friendly booking arrangements."
A special place
"Tail End Cottage is a pleasure to stay in, it feels very welcoming and is a perfect location. I recommend it totally without any reservations. I look forward to a return visit."
An inviting cottage with a pretty garden, at the end of a cobbled twitten, close to the famous ‘Mermaid Inn’ in the quaint streets of Rye, East Sussex, the perfect bolt hole for exploring the town and surrounding areas.
You will find the cottage, warm and welcoming and winter evenings, with the open fire lit, will be hard to drag yourselves away from. The owners will leave a basket with coal or logs to get you started and extra logs can be purchased locally. You enter the cottage straight into the lounge, with a lovely large window, overlooking the garden. A dining table is provided here, and will accommodate four guests. The well equipped kitchen, has a small table for two, for a quiet, morning cup of tea before the rest of the house wakes. A coffee machine and all the usual equipment is supplied, making this a home from home.
Stairs lead from the kitchen to the bedrooms and shower room and are a little steep, as expected with a property of this age, so a hand rail is provided for your safety. The master bedroom to the front of the property overlooks the garden and the famous Mermaid Inn can be glimpsed from the window too. There is a separate wash basin in this room in addition to the main shower room. The modern shower room is bijou and is perfect for holiday use. The second bedroom is small but the Laura Ashley wallpaper and pretty floral bed throw, provide a comfy bedtime retreat. The bed in this bedroom is 4' wide, and make a very generous single bed.
From the kitchen, you have a door leading to the small courtyard, with table and chairs for enjoying balmy summer evenings. The property is dog friendly and the garden is safe and secure. You could also leave bicycles in the courtyard at the back of the cottage if you wished.
The owners have tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable, with a fan for those sultry summer evenings and blue-tooth speakers to pair with your mobile devices to listen to your own music whilst on holiday.
The cottage is only available for children from the age of six upwards but babies not yet mobile are allowed and a travel cot is available.
Although the cottage does not have parking facilities, local car parks are a five minute walk away and are inexpensive, details will be provided on booking.
Step out of your front door and you have a pretty tea room at the end of the row of terraces, handy if you don’t fancy cooking breakfast or for sampling their cake offerings after a day out exploring. You are perfectly situated for the local deli, banks, greengrocers, restaurants, pubs and everything else you would expect from a bustling high street.
A gentle stroll and you can visit the Heritage Centre where you can watch the town model's 'Sound and Light' show, which goes into detail about the history and the colourful past of Rye and its inhabitants. Or amble around the many antique shops in the Strand Quay and hunt out a bargain!
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 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 award winning beach of Camber Sands is just a short drive away and has miles of sandy beach and dunes to explore. Or visit the rockpools at low tide on the pebbly beach at Pett Level, just a 10 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. The towns of Tenterden and Canterbury are all within easy reach by car and are well worth a visit. 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 Brugge 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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