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16 The Boathouse Coastal Cottage in Rye, East Sussex

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1 room
1 bathroom

16 The Boathouse Coastal Cottage description

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16, The Boathouse is a stylish, modern apartment that offers accommodation for 2 people. It looks directly over the quay to the River Rother and provides unparalleled views of the boats that nestle there and the fields beyond. The accommodation is spread out over one level and the property also boasts its own Juliet balcony, from which you can enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down. There is parking for 1 car, but the apartment is situated within easy reach of all the local amenities.

Rye is an ancient town Perched on a hill, overlooking the River Rother and Romney Marsh. It has enchanting cobbled streets, a medieval church and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, giving the town a uniquely unhurried atmosphere. Rye has many ancient and interesting buildings that bear testimony to its eventful past, including The Ypres Tower, Landgate and the Town Wall. In early September, the town assumes a different atmosphere, as the Rye Arts Festival takes place. Here, you can experience the delights of Classical music, Jazz, Blues and Folk, Comedy, and Literary events bringing the best of the Arts to Rye. In recent years the town has played host to performers such as Humphrey Lyttleton, Susannah York, The Menuhin Grafin Walfisch trio, Eliza Carthy, Lady Antonia Fraser, Nina Conti and the London Bulgarian Choir. If that wasn't enough, Rye is also within easy access of other attractions, such as Camber Sands, the Rye harbour Nature Reserve and Winchelsea Village.

With many quaint, seaside and market towns, historic sites and miles of glorious coastline to explore, Sussex has it all for a great holiday destination.

Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books/DVDs/games. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.


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  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Hancock
March 2016
Second time we have stayed at 16 The Boathouse- will soon be three. Ideally situated just a very few minutes walk from Rye with its good bus services railway station. As rambler, we can do a variety of walks from the front door. It is an excellent apartment!
Mrs Ould
April 2016
The apartment was lovely and in such a good position for exploring Rye. The view was fantastic, loved it.
Mr Seager
May 2016
A comfortable, well furnished apartment with dedicated parking and an interesting view overlooking the tidal creek and fields beyond.
Ms Thomas
June 2016
This was our third visit to this property and it is very likely that we will return in the future. It's very conveniently situated, with an ever-changing view of the river. The property is clean and comfortable and having a private parking space is a huge bonus in Rye.
Mrs Powis
November 2015
Clean, comfortable, warm, and a great location. Good choice of restaurants, lots to do in and around Rye. Third return trip to this apartment. Will come again.
Mrs Sandy
February 2016
Second stay in this lovely apartment. As before it was super clean and now has the added benefit of WiFi. The property is a stone's throw way from Rye in a very quiet location with easy parking. Excellent value and will return next year.
Mrs Turner
March 2015
It was close to the town. Extremely warm cosy, clean and comfortable with a great bed and nice view. Everything you would need. Great.
Mrs Wilson
June 2015
The apartment was first class and everything you would wish for. Had lovely views over the river and passing boats, with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The Boathouse is ideally placed to walk into Rye and there are plenty of local places to visit. Private parking is also a bonus.
Mrs Powis
November 2014
Restful and reliably good again for the third visit to The Boathouse.
Mrs Robinson
March 2015
The situation of the apartment was very good with easy access to Rye itself. It was very relaxing and comfortable, everything you could need. Would have liked a few more days there, just got settled in when it was time to leave, perhaps next time. All in all a lovely stay.
Mr Meyer
April 2014
Excellent flat and very welcoming.
Mr Ross
May 2014
Peaceful location no traffic noise within walking distance of the town. Enjoyed the artwork around the flat.
Mrs Hyde
May 2014
A lovely flat, with a great view. It had everything you could need; umbrellas, binoculars, recommendations where to eat. We will certainly make a return visit.
Mr Beresford
June 2014
Superb area to discover with exciting wildlife.
Mr Stephens
June 2014
A good apartment in a lovely little town.
Mrs Sharpe
July 2014
Excellent location, minutes walk into Rye. Plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, cafes. Handy supermarket.
Mr Vaughan
August 2014
Lovely apartment, very clean and well equipped. Great location, being on the river. Very relaxing and only a 5 minute walk into the town of Rye. We had a lovely break and came home feeling chilled out. We would love to go back again and would definitely recommend The Boathouse to friends and family.
Mrs Powis
November 2013
Second visit here, not disappointing in any way. Hope to return. Great, peaceful location. Comfortable and warm. Cannot fault it!
Mrs Whitby
March 2014
Rye is a wonderful place to visit, and the Boathouse was within easy walking distance of the lovely cobbled areas. I loved seeing both the sunrise and sunset from the sitting room, and liked the tidal river. Interesting to see the birds feeding in the mud. It was both quiet and private, so we were able to relax properly.
Mr Swanbrow
July 2013
Pleasant location. More than enough crockery, cutlery and glases to name a few. Didn't want for anything. Finding a bottle of wine and some beer on arrival was a lovely touch. A really good place to stay.
Mr Symes
September 2013
One of the best we have stayed in. Should be higher grade. Loved Rye. Wonderful weather, what more could we ask for.
Mrs Vincett
September 2013
Plenty of very good places to eat, good local fresh shellfish and bread from baker. Lovely walks. Easy access by train and bus, so could leave the car in the bay. Good parking. Friendly locals. The flat was very clean. Sofa and bed comfortable.
Mrs Hill
July 2013
I particularly liked how clean the apartment was. There were sufficient items available for every use required and the view was absolutely wonderful.
Mr Ingledew-
May 2013
The apartment was clean and in excellent order. The location for us was ideal close to the town, as I have some mobility problems. Plenty of interesting places to visit nearby. Rye had a good selection of restaurants so no trouble in eating out.
Mrs Hartley
November 2012
Wonderful location, just like the pictures. Good to be in walking distance of Rye. Really helpful extra info from the owner.
Mr Fox
November 2012
Optimum location for the area we wanted to explore. Quiet yet with easy access to shops and facilities. Modern and clean accommodation with good heating, bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Mr Colville
December 2012
We loved The Boathouse, it was so warm and cosy, and only 5 mins walk to everything.
Dr Rogers
February 2013
Lovely flat; very stylish and cosy.
Mr Oertel
December 2011
Beautiful views and a very well designed and comfortable apartment. Also within easy walking distance of the town.
Mr Anker
July 2012
The property was in a convenient location and had a good view from the sitting room.
Mr Walters
July 2012
We have visited Rye many times and this property has good facilities with parking - a must in Rye.
Ms Marsh
August 2012
A smart apartment in a delightful setting overlooking the river. We spent many an hour with the balcony doors open just watching the birds and boats and the view.
Mrs Roberts
September 2011
All the descriptions of the property and area were accurate. We were within walking distance of town centre and there was a designated parking place.
Mr Coleman
October 2011
The cottage has a lovely situation overlooking the river and within close proximity to the town centre. There was a high standard of cleanliness and a bottle of wine to greet us. The owner is friendly and gave helpful advice and recommendations on food shops and eating places nearby.
Mrs Morgan
October 2011
The views from the lounge and the flat is very convenient to shops and restaurants which we could easily walk to. Some very interesting places to visit near Rye, very nice holiday.
Mr Wells
November 2011
A very quiet location with good views over the tidal quayside from the lounge window. At high water you can look out from the Juliet balcony to see yachts sailing past about 20ft away.
Mr Wells
November 2011
First class accommodation and location. We would highly recommend Sykes Cottages and 16 The Boathouse to anyone! Thank you.
Mr Baxter
August 2011
It was perfect to be in a wonderful apartment overlooking the river estuary where it was peaceful, but to only be five or ten minutes walk away from Rye town.
Mr Hutson
November 2010
As described and in a great situation. Coldest weekend in November ever, but we were nice and warm!
Mr Whalley
March 2011
16 The Boathouse is set in a quiet location but near enough to Rye to walk into the town. Good location for touring the local area.
Mrs Shailes
March 2011
First class apartment, the owner has given much thought about being a home from home. To top it all, a bottle of wine and some lagers had been left. We would definitely recommend to others and we would stay there again if wishing to stay in area again.
Mrs Baker
May 2011
The holiday apartment was excellent and it's position was such that we were in walking distance of Rye town centre with all it's amenities. There was a lot to see and do in the surrounding area.
Mrs Prior
June 2011
Rye is a great town. Location of apartment was excellent with river/ostrich interest. The design of, and facilities in, the apartment were perfect for two. Nice touch of wine and beer - simple but so rewarding after the drive there!
Mr Foster
July 2011
Everything was there for us, so I can't fault it. The position in the town was great. Thank you to the owner, much appreciated I would certainly recommend it to everyone!
Mr Rich
November 2009
Excellent location, close to all amenities, wonderful views from rooms.
Mr Holden
January 2010
River view, easy access to town centre.
Mr Goode
May 2010
The position of the apartment - easy walk to Rye town and local walks accessible.
Miss Bowles
August 2010
Location, beautiful view and also close to town centre.
Mrs Goss
October 2010
The views from the apartment were overlooking the quay and also an ostrich farm on the other side of the quay. The apartment itself was small and comfortable with everything that you could need for a holiday. There were so many pubs and restaurants and curiosity shops in walking distance. Unless we went far afield, we didn't need to use the car. We had a lovely holiday.
Alana S
February 2015
Superb location and facilities. It was a very cold but bright weekend and walking into 16 The Boathouse was welcoming and warm. The bedroom was basic and when the blind and curtains were closed it was extremely dark and peacefully quiet, just the ticket after exploring the streets of Rye. The onsite parking was a blessing as was the wine and beer on arrival. Hope to visit again and would recommend without question.
December 2016
Just returned from an amazing weekend in Rye. 16 the boathouse is a warm and cosy apartment on the river Rother close to the town centre. It had everything and more that we needed for a romantic break away, from soft towels to a complimentary bottle of wine and beers. It had free wifi and free view tv. There were books and games and binoculars to view the water birds and seals outside our window. Would highly recommend it to everyone! xx
Mr Willoughby
July 2009
It was a last minute booking and we were not disappointed by the apartment or its location with nice views and close to town as stated on the website. The owner went out of his way to leave flowers, beer, wine, milk, tea, coffee etc and all the necessary kitchen supplies ie dishcloths, washing up liquid etc. He also left bikes for our use which was a nice thought. The area itself was very interesting and we were very lucky with the weather
Mr Ridgway
August 2010
The location, easy for touring and Rye itself was a 'little gem'!
Mr Smith
July 2010
The property was in a very good location easy to walk into Rye. It was a quiet location, good parking. Happy to book this apartment again.
Debby O
August 2014
Well presented, comfortable apartment. Great views, lovely and quiet. Plenty of places to eat,visit.
June 2014
Recommended. Detailed comments are: - Location. Overlooking a channel between the River Brede and River Rother on the outskirts of Rye. Access is down two unmetalled roads. The first one you reach on entering Rye, Shipyard Lane is too narrow for safe passage between parked cars of the neighbouring terraced houses. Better to take the next turn which despite appearing to be just the access to industrial premises, continues around to the property and is mostly surfaced. View from apartment interesting with a wide variety of water birds and the ostrich(?) farm beyond. Easy to walk into Rye and leave the car parked in the allocated space. Ideal for visiting Rye and the surrounding area. - Equipment. Modern, well furnished and extremely well equipped. You will find everything you need and more. Good power shower and a decent bathroom. Bed just a touch small for a couple used to a larger bed but fine for a week away. - Neighbourhood. Good hints and tips from the owner including which restaurants are worth a visit.
Mr O'Dwyer
September 2009
Shops, restaurants and general ambiance in Rye. Gardens and houses within easy reach; attractive countryside and villages. The interesting location of the holiday property on the tidal river.
Mr Mrs Barker
October 2009
A very good property for access into Rye and surrounding areas. Nice views also.
Mrs Coyle
October 2009
Excellent location, quiet but close to Rye town for walking and central to other attractions. Can also use the train to Hastings.
Mr Lever
August 2009
Within easy walking distance of the Rye and its railway station, making it unnecessary to use the car, except for visits further afield. Also, two bicycles are provided for guest's use. There are several interesting and safe cycle routes within easy reach of the property, which we explored.
Mrs Harris
September 2009
The flat was as it appeared in the brochure - clean and well decorated. It was in a good location - 5 minutes to walk into town where there were some excellent restaurants and interesting shops. It was an added bonus that the train station was a 10 minute walk away so we didn't have to use the car every day for sightseeing.
Mr Hutson
July 2011
A relaxing holiday in an ideal situation, comfortable apartment with great view of the river and the wildlife. Great position for touring East Sussex and Kent. Would have happily stayed for another week.
August 2013
This is a really delightful small flat in a lovely place. The flat is located on the edge of Rye but is convenient for a walk into the town itself and has a beautiful view onto a tidal river with picturesque marsh land spreading out into the distance. (With, bizarrely, an ostrich farm visible in the middle distance.) The flat is quite small but beautifully presented and was in immaculate condition when we arrived. There were some really nice touches such as a bottle of wine etc and it was very easy to cook in. The side of the flat facing over the river has a big french window with a tiny balcony and the flat is very light and pleasant to sit in. Rye itself is beautiful and a lovely place to hang out, from the castle to the church to the numerous pleasant shops and pubs, and places like Camber Sands and Hastings are very accessible via public transport. Only two very small gripes stopped it from being a five-star experience: one was that the hot water in the bath was very erratic and if you're one of these old fashioned people who prefers a bath to a shower you might find it frustrating, and the second was that the front aspect of the flat itself is rather gloomy and ugly. But these are very easily overlooked. We went with a toddler and were slightly nervous about the window and the balcony as there was a sheer drop down a story onto a stony ledge next to the river, but it was relatively easy to secure. Also the owner was extremely friendly and helpful which went a long way.
September 2014
Excellent, top quality accommodation within minutes walk of Rye centre. Welcome pack of beer and wine much appreciated by husband after long drive! The flat was fully equipped and tastefully furnished with a great view out over the river - we saw several boats sail past. Ideal accommodation for a couple, our second holiday away without teenage children - just what we could have wished for. Plenty of excellent cafe's/restaurants/coffee/tea shops - spoilt for choice. Good customer service from the owner when contacting him for key arrangements. We did not make use of the Wi-fi as charges were very high, would have preferred small cost to have been included in the rent. Car parking in numbered bay right outside property.
January 2014
If your looking for a nice quiet well appointed apartment in the town of Rye you would have great difficulty in getting any better than 16 The Boathouse. The place was spotless with good facilities and a nice bottle of wine and 2 bottles of lager to welcome us. If there was any downside it would be the decrepid yacht hulks moored in the river outside of the window but this did not detract from the overall enjoyment of our stay. The contact arrangements and key collection was ver easy with no problems at all.
September 2013
We enjoyed our week here. Great location for getting around, and comfortable when we returned afterwards.
September 2012
visited rye many times in the past and stayed in the town at various cottages but this was the best due to the parking facility in a town with limited parking.the boat house was a delight with the river and boats going by and the apartment having all mod cons.only down side was sofa bed for third person being time consuming.
May 2013
This apartment was in a lovely location, well appointed, clean and provided with all thats needed for a comfortable stay, we were there for a week and enjoyed it immensley. Rye itself is a interesting place to explore full of history with plenty of cafes,restaurants in close proximity. Within easy striking distance are historic towns such as Battle, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells just to name a few.Be aware however that this apartment is at first floor level accessed via a wooden outdoor stairway which could be a problem for those with mobility difficulties particularly with suitcases.
Michael Wells
January 2012
Very well presented apartment with beer and wine left on the table as a welcoming gift.The apartment was very clean and comfortable and had an allocated car parking space. The views from the lounge were wonderful with ever changing scenes as the tide ebbed and flowed. At high tide boats sail past the lounge window virtually within touching distance (the flat is on the first floor) There are lots of walks and the harbour and beach are just a short drive away. The town of Rye is very attractive and has lots of places to eat out in, though it is best to book for the more popular ones. There is a guide book with comments in the flat
January 2011
nice place to cosy up together, nice walks and scenery and eating places within a short walking distance.
July 2011
We were fortunate enough to stay in this lovely apartment last week, and were extremely sorry to leave! It was comfortable and spotless, and the owner made himself known during the week to see if everything was going ok. The views over the river estuary and changing tides were fascinating, including the antics of ostriches on the other side of the river(I haven't been drinking, honest!) Would recommend to anyone who asked me for somewhere to stay in Rye. Quiet and peaceful but only ten minutes stroll into the middle of town.
January 2011
We had visited Rye many years ago when our children were young, and fancied a short break there. We found the Boathouse on the internet whilst searching for accommodation, and booked a weekend break. This was at the end of November 2010, just when the cold spell started. We loved the well equiped apartment, lovely view over the river and very handy for Rye with its great selection of pubs and restaurants. Despite the weather (we had snow!), we really enjoyed our stay, it was nice and cosy, so much so, that we have booked it again for later this year, hopefully it will be warmer outside!
September 2010
Our appartment was very comfortable, clean and in a very good location for both Rye and surrounding area. Very nice touch with the bottle of wine and beer in the fridge which made you fell that someone wanted you to have a nice start to your holiday..
Liz and family
February 2010
Enjoyed our stay in this clean and well presented accommodation. The owner clearly had thought of everything you would need including the use of a bicycle! Well situated within 5 mins walk of Rye Town and 10 mins to local Railway station which was great as we didn't have to use the car unless we just wanted to go to the local beaches. Plenty of good local restaurants including a chippy. Only disappointment with accommodation was no garden/area to sit out in but did not present a real problem as only stayed one week.
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