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BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS MEDIEVAL HOUSE IN RYE

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Mrs Moyreen Tilbrook

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS MEDIEVAL HOUSE IN RYE

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Rye - Robin Hill

6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 14

Robin Hill is a lovely and surprisingly spacious 15th century house, famous for having one of England's finest timbered and straw plastered bedrooms, in one of Britain's most photographed streets and opposite the world-renowned Mermaid Inn. It is beautifully furnished, very well-equipped and can easily and comfortably accommodate 12 guests. The large, quiet and secluded garden is shaded by a wonderful mulberry tree and a mature magnolia grandiflora. At the foot of the cobbled street yachts and pleasure craft lie moored alongside medieval warehouses full of bustling antique shops. Rye delights the eye with its wealth of old buildings, its church and tower. Restaurants, pubs and cafes abound and offer excellent food within easy walking distance of the house. Rye Bay plaice and scallops are provided by the picturesque local fishing fleet.

Description of the house: This delightful house has a marvellous range of beams, high ceilings and rooms full of character and surprise. The upper living room is especially light and sunny, contains a bar and projects into a secluded garden complete with a large mulberry tree set against a panorama of ancient rooftops. The lower living room with its inglenook fireplace looks out onto the famous cobblestone street and the magic of Rye. One bedroom still has its groove for the original medieval wooden shutters. The whole house testifies to a bygone era and has been dated to 1480. Within this medieval setting a fascinating variety of Asian artefacts has been imaginatively displayed ranging from an antique rickshaw to Chinese ancestral doors.

Location and town of Rye: Situated 1.5 miles from the open sea and nature reserves, Rye is within easy reach of Brussels, Paris and London. Canterbury is only one hour away by car. Rye is probably the most complete example of a medieval town in Britain and crowns a hill originally surrounded by the sea. Its 12th century church, fortified tower, Landgate and ancient wall are all within easy walking distance of the house and bear testimony to its history as a Cinque Port. Robin Hill was the origin of the ballad 'There's an old-fashioned house in an old-fashioned street' and formed the basis and front cover design of Beatrix Potter's 'Tale of the Faithful Dove.' Mabel Lucy Atwell lived, wrote and illustrated here and one of the publisher-owner's many literary guests, E.F Benson, the novelist famous for his creation of 'Mapp and Lucia,' gave the house its name - 'Robin Hill'.

Leisure facilities: Three miles beyond Rye are Camber Sands, ideal for children, and Winchelsea, which is a lovely example of medieval town planning. Rye has good sporting and sailing facilities, splendid walks and excursions into the smugglers' paradise of Romney Marsh and the delights of rural Sussex and Kent. A wildlife bird sanctuary stretches from Rye Harbour to Fairlight. Rye also boasts some excellent eating houses. We can recommend The Fish Cafe, The Flushing Inn, The Gandhi Tandoori, The Globe Inn, The Hope Anchor, The Lemon Grass, The Mermaid Inn bar, Simply Italian. There are many other possibilities from among the numerous cafes and pubs in Rye.

A map and further information about Rye can be obtained. Please contact us for the website address.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Mrs Moyreen Tilbrook

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Speaks English
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews for this holiday house rental in Rye, United Kingdom

Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
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HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2007
'Once again the reality far exceeds the expectation and anticipation! This is a truly wonderful house in a wonderful setting'. 'This house is delightful...it became a talking and visiting point for our friends and family and we delighted in taking ownership for 3 days'. 'Thank you for sharing this wonderful house with all of us'. 'A beautiful house in a beautiful setting'. 'Another wonderful fortnight... We love the house and the lovely town of Rye'. 'I have just turned 30 and I can't imagine a better place to spend my birthday weekend'. 'We enjoyed our stay in Rye very much which was enhanced by being able to share your warm and comfortable home'. 'We have enjoyed a wonderful stay here in this delightful house with its fusion of olde England and the spirit of Chinese and eastern artefacts. So much to discover every day. Such harmony. Our family party of 3 generations - English, American, Swedish and Italian - celebrated a 30th wedding anniversary. A short but memorable week.'
Helpful votes: 8/11
business
Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1392
+852 29822508
Rye East Sussex
5

Family celebration

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
A lovely warm, welcoming home with ample room for 12 providing everything we needed and more.The central heating was appreciated this cold Easter.Ideally situated for activities for all ages from kite buggying on Camber Sands to the small railway to Dungeness, Bodiam Castle, Batemans, Battle Abbey, beautiful Winchelsea or just enjoying the shops and many eating places in Rye. Rye scallops are the best!The Mermaid Inn opposite gave us our own room for a special family Sunday Lunch.
Clean, well maintained and such a helpful owner. We would return again
Do find out about parking in Rye before you go. The house has one garage and you can pull in for short periods outside the house but extra cars need to use the nearby public car parks
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1392
+852 29822508
Rye East Sussex
Harwich/Essex/UK
5

Beautiful house with a massive garden

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful house, on one of the most famous streets in the old town of Rye. Location-wise, absolutely stunning. The house was fascinating in itself, both in original character, and more modern decorations, and so well equipped. It was very clean, and both the owner and local agent were quick to respond to any queries. The parking was easy to find. The garden was enormous, particularly considering the location of the property, right in the centre of the old town, and had wonderful plants, trees and shrubs. It was very exciting, seeing the property we were staying in featured on postcards, in books, and as part of the Heritage Centre's little show. Would really recommend this property. We spent a fun day on the Romney steam railway too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1392
+852 29822508
Rye East Sussex
London
4

Good location, garden, amenities.

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
We had a lovely weekend at Robin Hill - three families in all, with several children. The location couldn't have been better for a stay in Rye. The property was clean and in good nick, with plenty of space for play and relaxation. Bedrooms were adequate, though with a single bathroom things were a bit tight at bedtime and as it's a very old property the walls were, predictably, thin. Also, if you are concerned about small children's safety, this place may have too many steps and nooks and crannies for you. But our children played well in the garden and in the attic, the kitchen was well equipped and socialising was easy and fun.

The owner lives abroad but was readily available when we needed her, and returned emails and phone calls promptly.

Be aware that on weekends Rye can be very busy, which can make sightseeing difficult - avoid buggies if possible. For beaches, we'd recommend time in Camber Sands, only 15 minutes away.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: There is a spacious ground floor shower room with bidet, basin and toilet in addition to the first floor bathroom which has a bath, basin and toilet. There is also a separate toilet on the first floor.

We do have a safety gate for the stairs if guests have young children. Stairs to the first floor are easy to negotiate but those to the second floor are more exacting. However our own grandchildren at all stages of their development have coped happily with the stairs and nooks and crannies.
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Beautiful & spacious medieval house in Rye
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1392
+852 29822508
Rye East Sussex
Godalming
5

Retail therapy and relaxation in medieval Rye

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
We were fortunate to spot Robin Hill on your website. We needed suitable accommodation for my family to celebrate my son's 30th birthday. The house was easy to find, with useful garaging provided. It was in a beautiful situation, very close to the High St. The station was also nearby. We had a good meal at the local pub and the men in our party took advantage of the sports satellite channel and also the Inn nearby. The house was clean and welcoming with useful info. The oriental decor was quirky and a source of interest. The history of the house was fascinating, with connections to E F Benson and Beatrix Potter. We took an excursion to the Dimchurch Railway and visited an antiques market in Hythe. We also explored the environs of Winchelsea and the coast. Communications were smooth with the owners and the weekend was a great success. We are all thinking of arranging another weekend at Robin Hill. A great success. Thank you..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Location

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Folkestone
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Rye
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Ashford
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

Rye is located between Hastings and Folkestone and is a mile and a half from the coast. From London Rye can be reached either via M20/A2070/A259 through Ashford or via M25/A21/A268 through Hawkhurst. Historically known as '1066 country' the surrounding area provides the visitor with an abundance of castles, abbeys, fortresses, National Trust gardens and houses, and museums. The coastal area is noted for its flora and fauna including a wildlife bird sanctuary: marshland stretches eastwards, a haven for smugglers in bygone days, and the haunting seascape of Dungeness is a habitat for a wide variety of unusual plants and dominated by two lighthouses; to the west stretch the unspoilt beach of Winchelsea and the cliffs of Fairlight Country Park.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Rye, East Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Weekend
10 Jan 2014 - 15 Dec 2014
£352
Fri,Sat
£1,600
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year 2014 -
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
£1,800
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£1,600
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 25% is payable to confirm the booking. The balance is payable one month before the rental.
Notes Weekend rate GBP 380 per night for up to 8 guests and GBP 47.5 per night for each extra guest. Minimum 2 nights.
7 Jan 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 GBP1600
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015 GBP1800
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rye in East Sussex

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 325 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The first floor bathroom contains a bath, a shower attachment for hair washing, a wash basin and a toilet. There is also a separate first floor toilet. On the ground floor there is a shower room with a bidet, a wash basin and a toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom Double - 1 Double Bed
    1/F lounge bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom Single - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2/F - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 gallery - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 queen size doubles in very spacious rooms , 1 double, 1 queen size sofa bed in the spacious 1/f lounge, 1 spacious single, 1 large room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 sleeping gallery with 2 chair-beds, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Of the two large lounges, the one on 1/F has a very comfortable queen-size sofa bed and can be used as a private bedroom. The bar in this 1/F lounge incorporates a lift-up counter hiding a wash basin. The single 1/F bedroom also has its own wash basin. The 2/F family room contains 1 double and 1 single bed. There are also two single fold-out chair beds on 2/F in a library/lobby at the top of the stairs, although this is not entirely private. G/F shower room includes a toilet. 1/F bathroom includes a toilet. There is also a separate 1/F toilet. The kitchen is large, extremely well equipped and has a mahogany table seating 8 people easily. The electric cooker has a double oven and 4 ceramic hobs. The dining room is also spacious seating 10 people at its handsome teak wood table. The house is on a hill. Shops and historic attractions are within 3 minutes' walking distance.
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