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House In Rye Harbour, East Sussex

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Rye Harbour, Rye, Sussex, England - Newly Renovated - High Standard. A Unique Layout In This Area.

The Vigilant is nestled in the middle of the beautiful and tranquil Coastguard Square in Rye Harbour, a stone's throw from the river/harbour, and minutes from the huge beach. The house sleeps 8 people comfortably. Newly renovated, it boasts a very high standard of equipment throughout: WIFI, log burner, Nespresso machine, flat screen, barbecue etc. It is furnished with an eye for detail and offers a casual luxury feel. Everything has been thought and made available so that guests enjoy their stay: cooking material, DVDs, books, toys, high chair, generous cutlery. No expense was spared during this long renovation project. We are proud to offer what we genuinely think is a fantastic value for money deal.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About SeaWeekend

Huge fans of fresh air!

SeaWeekend purchased this cottage in 2013

Why SeaWeekend chose Romney Marsh

Rye Harbour offers all the benefits of this beautiful region without the crowd.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Romney Marsh in Icklesham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Basin / shower / WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms with king size bed. 1 bedroom with one adult bunk beds. 1 attic room with two single beds. This room is low ceiling.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Dining table, 10 chairs, barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality linen & towels are provided. Property professionally serviced/cleaned once a week. Other: Plenty of toys are available for young children. Parking for 2 cars.


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House In Rye Harbour, East Sussex
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Lovely house great location

  • 5 of 5

House was lovely, great patio, rooms all comfy. Great area, beach was amazing, just yards away, empty in August and so wide and long. Good food in the William the Conqueror pub, Rye is very old and pretty. General store open seven days a week just 500 yards from house. Everyone loved drum. Would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in the cottage. There were 8 adults staying with plenty of room for all of us. Place was clean and well equipped​. Nicolas was very helpful leading up to the stay, always replying promptly to any questions I had. Would recommend for a large group looking to explore the area or just wanting to get away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Character cottage

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely stay, Rye Harbour is nice and peaceful, we completely relaxed and switched off!! The cottage is cute and had a lot of sun at the front and as well as the back garden in the afternoon. My family and friends had a great time. Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage in a good location

  • 4 of 5

We had family and friends staying over for my husband's 70th birthday celebrations, and enjoyed Rye Harbour and eating at William the Conqueror, the food was good. We were also lucky with the weather! I have already given feeedback to the owner of the cottage direct.

with thanks Pamela

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy little cottage in Rye

  • 4 of 5

Lovely base for exploring Rye and the surrounding areas. Quirky and comfortable, particularly downstairs. The rooms are pretty sparsely furnished upstairs, without much storage, but perfect for a weekend away. Kitchen well fitted out, with utensils - has a Nespresso machine which I would have loved to know about to buy some capsules before getting there... Lovely walk to the beach, nice pub in the village, and a short drive to Rye itself. All in all, great little find.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house is well equipped and comfortable, We had very good four days there.

  • 5 of 5

Rye Harbour is a lovely little village, good shop and pub, a bus service to Rye,and very interesting river activity.

The shingle beach is vast,and we had very good weather. Overall a very enjoyable short break.


  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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The huge Rye Harbour beach is a few minutes walk/bike.

Further Details:

Get the best of both worlds!

While the village is close to many beautiful known and sometimes crowded places, it offers a “get away from it all” feeling like nowhere else. Although well-worn, we feel the word “escape” gets its true meaning here.

This is a real place, authentic, not purely designed for tourism.

You can choose to leave the car here and enjoy everything the surroundings have to offer, or use it as a base to explore the region.

The village itself is located along the Rother River, which separates Camber and Rye Harbour beaches. The latter is less than 10 min walk, across a beautiful Natural Reserve. Not accessible by car, it is unlikely you get disturbed by anybody else…

Although rather small, the village offers the basic services with general store, pubs and cafes.

From Rye Harbour you will get easy access to the nearby Rye Citadel (really worth a visit), the famous Camber Beach, Winchelsea, Hastings…..

More details available on request. All our guests will receive a detailed package prior to their stay.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover during high season = Saturday.

Check-in is from 3 pm and check-out is by 10 am. However, this can usually be extended if there are no other guests leaving/arriving the same day.

Baby & toddler equipment are available at no extra charge.

Please email for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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