MY NIGHTLY RATES ARE BASED ON 2 NIGHTS ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DISCOUNTED SHORT BREAK PRICES. Sleeps 6. Seakale Cottage is located in the heart of Rye Harbour Village (2 miles from Rye) and is tucked away at the end of an unmade road. The cottage is arranged over 3 floors, comfortably accommodating up to 6 guests (plus 2 travel cots). It makes the ideal location for a relaxing break with family or friends as it does a romantic getaway for two. We are also dog friendly.
The cottage has been decorated in muted off whites and blues, in keeping with its coastal setting, together with quirky vintage finds. Cushions and throws will ensure you feel comfortable and snug. On cooler nights, simply throw a few logs in the wood burner for that cosy cottage feel. White-washed floors and plantation shutters add to the 'beach house' feel, together with far reaching views of the nature reserve, river and sea.
The cottage is nestled at the far end of a quiet road and has an attached cottage on one side and its own storage barn on the other, ideal for bikes, etc, with a private parking space for either 1 car or 2 small cars only. Additional vehicles must be be parked on the main village street, which is just a couple of minute's walk from the cottage. The road consists of an unmade shingle track with a hotchpotch of new and ramshackle properties, giving a distinctly bohemian feel to the area. It's incredibly peaceful and quite often the only sound you will hear is the cry of the gulls.
Just a stone's throw from the property is the 800 acre Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, with paths endlessly criss-crossing in the directions of Rye, Winchelsea, Camber Castle and the beach. It provides an idyllic escape from the crowds at Camber Sands during the summer months. Here you will find outstandingly beautiful landscapes, whatever the season, with pools and lagoons and wide open skies, perfect for birdwatchers, artists, dog walker, ramblers and cyclists alike. It's the ideal place to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the nature reserve offers a varied programme of activities throughout the year, many of which are ideal and interesting for children.
Rye harbour is a working harbour with an active fishing fleet. It's not a picture-postcard village designed for tourists, but a friendly community of fisherman, artisans and labourers, in which many generations have lived all their lives. The village consists of a mixture of weather-boarded properties, period cottages and tumbledown seaside dwellings. There is a well-stocked village store, 2 cafes (one of which is an art gallery), 2 pubs (one waterfront), a boat club and lifeboat station.
These coastal flatlands make a particularly ideal base for a relaxing holiday with dogs. There are literally miles of flat, dog-friendly footpaths, where dogs can roam off-lead for hours. The Romney Marshes provide an endless variety of walks as well as a choice of uncrowded beaches, where they will enjoy racing across the vast expanses of shingle and sand at low tide.
ELDERLY GUESTS There are two sets of wooden staircases at Seakale which might not suit elderly guests. There is also one step leading from the dining room up into the kitchen. The shower has been installed over the large, deep bath, which might be difficult for those with mobility issues to access.