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2 Bedroom Detached Cottage With Private Off Road Parking, Garden And Terraces

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Dog friendly cottage 2 minutes from the buzzing town of Rye with its restaurants and quirky shops

This lovely little detached cottage with its own private parking right outside is ideal for a long weekend or a longer stay. With its four poster bed in the main bedroom with views across the Salts, the cosy twin bedroom, fully fitted kitchen, light and airy sitting room and atmospheric dining room is perfect! The colourful garden on 2 terraces again has perfect views and yet so near to the town.

The beds are equipped with freshly laundered Egyptian cotton sheets, with fluffy towelling robes and fluffy matching cotton towels - all ready for you to enjoy.

There is everything you could possibly want at Salts Cottage - in the bright sitting room there is a comfy sofa and two armchairs, a writing desk,Freeview TV, DVD player with DVD's, free WiFi, and numerous board games. In the kitchen there is a washer/drier, dishwasher, 'proper cooker', microwave, Krupps Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, kettle, gas central heating to keep you toastie warm, fridge freezer and ample cooking pots, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Also for the beach there is a fully fitted picnic basket, rug and coolbag.

There will be a welcome bottle of bubbly awaiting you in the fridge on your arrival as well as breakfast for your first morning which can be taken in the dining room with it's oval antique table or alternatively on the lower terrace surrounded with an abundance of pretty flowers and plants.

The upper terrace also has a table, chairs, parasol - ideal for those glasses of vino - again with a mass of plants and shrubs!!

Rye itself, is but a hop and a skip up the steps by the side of the cottage - and you are then in the hub of this lovely quirky town with its antique shops, tearooms, designer shops and the most delectable deli (no need to cook at Salts Cottage!) There are numerous restaurants for lunch and dinner as well as Haydens for a slap up breakfast.

There is always something going on in Rye - Bonfire night is very popular with its amazing display of fireworks - so perfect from Salts Cottage - usually the Saturday after November 5th. Then there Rye Scallop Week in February where you can eat scallops at practically every eaterie in different recipes. There is a jazz festival and many many more activities in Rye!

You are only 10 minutes by car to the famous Camber Sands with miles of sandy beach, and don't forget the picnic basket filled with yummy Rye deli food!! You can walk to Camber along the footpath - takes about an hour.

As you know - you can bring your Pooches - and there are so many walks around Rye and the immediate countryside - with plenty of welcoming pubs in the country who all accept dogs.

If you want to go further a field by car, you can explore all the National Trust houses and gardens as there are so many in the South East, as well as popping across to France for the day - about 40 minutes to the Channel Tunnel with 3 crossings an hour. Stock up with good wine at knock down prices - majesticinfrance is a good website and their outlet is right near the tunnel in Calais.

Or alternatively - catch the train from Rye to Ashford and go on Eurostar to Paris or Brussels for lunch!!!

The train from Rye will take you to Ashford, Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton - a good idea rather than driving and having to park - especially in Brighton!!

More Details

sally symmons
Member since: 2006
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6 September, 2018

About sally symmons

I live 10 minutes away from Salts Cottage and my husband and I often pop down to the cottage for the night and sample some of the culinary delights in the various restaurants and it is so pleasant to be able to walk back without worrying about driving

sally symmons purchased this cottage in 2014

Why sally symmons chose Rye

We have a house near Rye but decided to have a bolt hole actually in the ancients town of Rye, so when Salt Cottage came on the market we snapped it up as it suited our needs perfectly, being so near to all the action and yet with the lovely view across the Salts and towards the marshes from the bedroom, sitting room window and upper terrace.

What makes this cottage unique

The major benefit is of having one's own private parking space and accessibility to the town and to the beach at Camber. Also to be able to bring one's doggies as the garden is completely fenced and there is a lovely green across the road for them to run around in. Also there is a playground for children next to the green.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Rye around the Rother District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with low level WC, pedestal basin, bath with power shower, cupboard, mirror and towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with four poster bed, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers,cheval mirror, towelling robes and fantastic view over the Salts Twin bedroom with two single beds, built in wardrobe with shelves and towelling robes
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No children under five years old as the stairs are steep as are the steps to the garden and terrace. The view from the terrace is spectacular and breakfast can be enjoyed on the lower terrace in the morning sun. The sitting room is also a suntrap in the morning and afternoon - a must for morning coffee having popped into the Rye bakery for some fresh croissants etc. It is a 3 minute walk along the road to the off licence and Costcutter Store where you can pick up your daily press. Outside: With the much sought after parking area in front of the house, there are a few steps to the front door and the back garden gate. From the kitchen and the garden gate you can access the two terraces. The first at the lower level, with a wall with climbers and a wooden fence to the front. The second (up fairly steep steps) terrace is fully paved with BBQ and sun parasol and table, chairs and arched wooden seat with an abundance of flowering shrubs and plants. The view across to the river Rother and the wind turbines is spectacular as is the view right across to Dungeness!!! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned before your arrival and on your departure. Crisp Egyptian sheets and towels are provided and also matching towelling robes which will be freshly laundered on your arrival. Soap also provided as is hair dryer,iron and board. Other: The double aspect dining room has an antique oval dining table with four Victorian chairs. A charming intimate room with an antique tea table and plate rack. Leading directly off the kitchen with views to the garden at the rear.


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2 Bedroom Detached Cottage With Private Off Road Parking, Garden And Terraces
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Beautiful Little Bolt Hole - We Loved It

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful little place Salts Cottage is. Perfectly located for a stroll up to Rye town and a five minute walk from the excellent Ypres Castle pub where we enjoyed superb sea bass on our first evening of our holiday. They also have a fantastic beer garden with great views, weather permitting! You have your own parking space at the cottage which is a real boon in Rye. It was built for horses, carts and pedestrians, not 21st century traffic and private parking is at a premium. Not that we used our car much, we took advantage of the excellent public transport system, buses from outside the railway station every half hour to wherever you want to go. We enjoyed trips to Hastings, Dungeness and Camber without having to be faffed about driving or finding somewhere to park at our destinations.

The cottage was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. We were so pleased to have the welcome hamper that Sally had provided, being our usual disorganised selves, we'd brought nothing in the way of provisions with us apart from a cartload of wine. The fresh croissants, bread, eggs from her own chickens, her own homemade preserves, proper butter and snacks were much appreciated, as was the bottle of fizz chilling in the fridge .... thank you! Very comfortable four poster bed, we slept like logs. The cottage is situated on a main trunk road and you will experience noise from traffic, but it didn't bother us as we were out much of the time and it had all usually calmed down by the time we got in. Outdoors, lovely! A two terraced garden, the upper one being a proper, private little sun trap. For eating out, highly recommend Webbes fish restaurant, the George Hotel (fab lobster), the Mermaid Inn for the ambience, the Whitehouse for eggs benedict and a lazy hot chocolate and the aforementioned Ypres Castle for excellent fish and very good local ciders. Rye Deli on Market Road a must for foodies. Spent a fortune on fantastic, local cheeses, ales, ciders and cakes.

Shower a little cramped for tall persons (us!) but we didn't mind and used the bath instead. Kitchen superbly equipped, every little thing thought of, dishwasher, washer/dryer, nice capsule coffee machine, the works. Wi-fi fine, tv fine. All in all a really great holiday made all the better for having such a lovely, cosy little home from home to come back to after a day out. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and Sally deserves a medal for the way she presents her property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Lisa, I am quite gobsmacked by your glowing review - thank you soooo much. Yes, I do try to make everyone's stay as welcoming as possible and get quite upset with insincere objections - but we can't please everyone !!! I do hope you will visit Salts Cottage again. As you say, there is everything you need in the cottage and the only thing I can't change is the road,, but the cottage is well above it compared with other properties in Rye. Again, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for leaving it so immaculate. Sally
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Cosy little cottage and a perfect base to explore Rye and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage offers comfortable beds, a beautiful upper terrace that is a real suntrap, a lovely lounge and adi we a.d kitchen with attention to detail. We really couldn't have asked for more. Sally even left a bottle of bubbly as welcome, some bread and self made jam for breakfast and scones and clotted cream for tea! Opposite the cottage is a nice green space to walk the dogs and you can leave the car parked and walk on all the way to Camber or Winchelsea. The road in front of the house is very busy so if you are a light sleeper than this place is not for you. I got used to it quite quickly and slept well through the second and following nights. All in all I would definitely recommend this place

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old world charm with all the modern necessities.

  • 4 of 5

This cottage had everything we needed for our mini-break. It was clean and we'll equipped and very close to the town. The road it's on is a little noisy and a bit 'hairy' to cross but we managed

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exploring Rye and surrounding areas

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location for a very quaint house. Stands on a very busy road and has a very steep stepped garden which we knew,but is two minutes walk from shops, restaurants and pubs and is opposite a huge park, children’s playground, cricket pitch and bowling green. What more do we want with a tiny dog.Costcutters was literally around the corner and there are some superstores when you get the car out to see Hastings, which is super.

Overall I would say this is a super place to explore the coast.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely detached cottage in centre of Rye.

  • 4 of 5

Most flats and houses are very impersonal - but if you want a property with unique personal touches that make a place home then this is for you. From the comfortable four poster double bed, to the ornaments and decorations, antique dining table and unique two level garden. The view from the front is across parkland. Booking process and directions were great and upon arrival a stunning welcome pack awaited. All the facilities you need were there - including wifi, microwave and a washer/dryer. In addition there were bathrobes, outside chairs and tables, with BBQ. In addition do not under estimate the value of a parking space right outside the property.

As others have mentioned the property is on a busy main road (which gets much quieter at night) so light sleepers might be disturbed, and also upon leaving the property you have to immediately cross the road as there is no pavement outside the property/parking space. Also for tall people the shower is a little awkward though the bath is an alternative.

Overall I'd strongly recommend the property and will happily return next time I'm in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay in Rye

  • 3 of 5

Weather was great. Lovely walks from the door. Had great meal at the Ypres Castle. Lovely company. Loved Rye.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M20 Ashford
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: not necessary


You can walk to Camber (about an hour along the river) but the sandy beaches are about a ten minute drive with all the facilities for children. Fish and Chips on the beach or a good old picnic (picnic basket, rug and coolbox supplied at Salts Cottage - unless you go further afield to Jury's Gap (and take the dogs!)


About 1 1/2 hours to Gatwick. 20 Minutes to the M20 at Ashford. Trains go to Brighton, Eastbourne and Ashford International for London and the continent. Buses to Hastings/Eastbourne etc


2 minutes to the centre of Historical Rye (turn left out of the cottage for 10 metres and up the steps to the main High Street). Ashford, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings and Eastbourne are all within the hour by road.

Further Details:

There are many interesting and eclectic shops and restaurants in Rye itself. A good Supermarket run by the Jempson family (closed on a Sunday) a super deli,greengrocer, butcher etc etc - as well as Costcutters near Salt Cottage. The best of all is the fishmarket opposite Salt Cottage across the green - fresh crabs, lobsters and of course the famous Rye Bay Scallops - caught that very morning. There is a thriving bowls club opposite the house and now a newly opened Kino cinema where you can sit comfortably with a drink and watch the latest digital films! Of course there are many antique and curio shops as well as a newly opened second hand designer clothes shop.


Prices & Availability

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Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on reservation and the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A breakages returnable deposit due with final payment 0f £100.

Changeover Day:
Depart by 10.30 am - arrive after 3.30 pm

Notes on prices:
£100.00 (GBP) per night for up to 4 guests
£200.00 (GBP) per night for up to 4 guests for December 23rd - 30th December - 4 nights minimum with Xmas hamper

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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