1 large bedroom with unobstructvei rural & river views.Perfect for walkers, cyclers, bird watchers & relaxing romantic getaw
About Connie Johnston
Clem & Connie are a recently retired couple having returned to England from a long residency aboard. We are an outgoing, hospitable & helpful couple who look forward to meeting new people.
Connie Johnston purchased this Chalet in 2014
Why Connie Johnston chose Winchelsea
We fell in love with the riverside location & widespread rural views towards Rye. The property is also located within a few hundred yards of Rye Nature Reserve of which a large part is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) & a special protected area (SPA).
What makes this Chalet unique
Tranquility. Riverside & countryside views. Easy access to the beach & local amenities. This popular coastal village of Winchelsea Beach has a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.
riverside location:supervision essential.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A friendly welcome, all the comforts of home, a nature lovers ideal spot with grounds leading down to the Brede river, great care taken of their environment by the owners, close to nature reserves, beaches and historic towns, lots of easily accessible restaurants and easy walking. We loved our stay despite the October rain.
Perfect week away
With the mid September weather looking promising we thought we'd take a week break in England and so glad we chose this place. Good sized rooms and very well equipped kitchen. Connie and Clem very welcoming and helpful. The good weather allowed us to enjoy lunch on the decking with the wonderful views. Great walks in countryside from local villages and indeed from the property itself and as National Trust members we visited some stunning places albeit 30 / 40 minutes drive away. Great choice for places to eat within 10 minute drive and a well stocked supermarket 10 minutes walk away. Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day
Fantastic Stay in the Annexe at Winchelsea
My Wife and I booked a week's break at this property , it looked idyllic in the brochure. When we arrived we found the reality was even better ! The Annexe was more spacious and offered lovely views over the countryside. Connie and Clem were very welcoming and gave us a thorough tour of the property.
It is very hard to describe how tranquil and relaxing it is to sit in the shady garden when its too hot , or on the decking overlooking the river and the surrounding countryside.
We loved every moment we spent there and also greatly enjoyed trips out, Rye was amazing and only about 10 mins drive. My summary is that this property is a 'gem' and would be very hard to beat, We will certainly come back in the future. Thank you Connie and Clem :-)
Everything we expected..clean, well supplied..as described..charming hosts..literally we have no complaints..fantastic views..so quiet..forced us to relax which is what we needed after a stressful few months..
An absolute gem!
We had an amazing holiday in this delightful annexe. It was so well equipped, beautifully decorated in an outstanding location. The owners were so helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The decking area was ideal for the sundowners and the walking opportunities from the property were superb.
Thank you both for the lovely reviews and leaving the annex tidy and clean. It was a pleasure to have you both staying with us and so happy that you both had a lovely time. Also thanks for the lovely flowers and card.
A relaxing riverside retreat
We had a week in Connie's annex and were very pleased to find that the description of the property was accurate; it was a stone's throw from the river Brede and the views across to Rye were just lovely.
The annex itself was very comfortable, with everything we needed. The bedroom was spacious with plenty of storage and had a marvellous view of the river. The kitchen was well equipped and although we did very little cooking the range cooker was a pleasure to use.
The house itself was well placed for walks as there were footpaths in all directions, including ones to the beach, to Rye, and to the Royal Military Canal - all within minutes of our doorstep.
The road was quiet, but a pub and several shops were ten minutes walk away and there was a bus stop close by.
Although we shared the decking with the owners, it was a very long riverside garden and we didn't feel overlooked at all. Connie and her husband were the perfect hosts - super- friendly and informative, but respectful of our privacy. It was a lovely holiday and we hope to return.
Thank you for your lovely and comprehensive review. We are glad you both had a relaxing time enjoying our home and surrounding areas. You are welcome back anytime.
Special interest holidays:
Perfect for walkers, bird watchers, fishing, painting and cycling.
10 min walk from Winchelsea Beach (pebbled beach) or 15 min drive from Camber Sands.
45 min drive to Folkestone Shuttle.
30 min drive to Ashford International. train station for Eurostar and High Speed link to London Kings Cross St. Pancras.
1hr drive to Dover.
1hr 30min Drive to London Gatwick Airport.
Rye and Winchelsea within 2 miles. Battle and Hastings all within 12 mile radius.
Fantastic food and deli/butchers at The Ship 5 min walk.
All good takeaways, major banks and restaurants available at a 5 min drive in The Ancient town of Rye.