The Old Forge

Rye, South of England (Ref. 22418)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

An immaculately-presented terraced cottage superbly located in the heart of the historic town of Rye in Sussex.

Formerly a working forge, this Rye cottage boasts hayloft doors anda period exterior, along with a spacious, contemporary interior.

The three attractive bedrooms at this Rye cottage all have their own theme with one double offering an en-suite shower room, French doors and a Juliet balcony, whilst the super king-size double has character windows and the cosy third double has views of the courtyard.

This cottage in Rye has a light and airy open plan living area, which provides a comfy seating area, a dining area, modern kitchen and a secluded snug with French doors that lead out onto the rear enclosed courtyard.

All in all, this Sussex cottage is just the place to relax, chat and plan, while enjoying the company of others.

Just a four minute walk from this Sussex cottage is Rye's High Street; this picturesque town with its cobbled streets and medieval buildings was once the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen and has been a popular resort for visitors since Elizabethan times, plus from Rye railway station you can be in London in just over an hour.

Fishing trips can be enjoyed from the harbour and on Thursdays the town buzzes with its famous market, where you can buy everything from homemade bread to freshly-grown vegetables.

However you can't go home without enjoying a Sussex cream tea as you watch the world go by, whilst planning your return trip to this lovely Rye cottage.


Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (linked beds, can be twin on request), 1 x double with Juliet balcony and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (limited space at sides of bed). Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Snug.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and USB port, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit provided for 1 car in designated space in car park 2 mins walk away, loading and unloading at front or, if available, rear of cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Front door opens directly onto pavement
  • Note: No children under 5 years.

Note: No children under 5 years.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A very good Holiday rental.”
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    • “I know Rye well and have stayed in many holiday cottages there, The Old Forge stands up well against the competition. At first the location on a busy road might seem off putting but in reality once inside the property it is of little concern. The interior has been very well designed, the bright modern style enhances the original fabric of the building and the ground floor space is roomy and bright. The two main bedrooms are most attractive, the third is a small double, both bathrooms are contemporary and functional and the décor throughout is pleasing. The kitchen area benefits from being open plan and the ground floor wc is useful. I felt more could be made of the lobby at the foot of the stairs, nobody will ever sit there unless using a laptop so a desk and chair would be handy. Incidentally the wifi connection was fast. The tv worked well although strangely the DVD didn't appear to be connected but a minor point as I really enjoyed my stay. The cottage has a dedicated parking space nearby as well as being a minute from a pay and display car park. The location by The Strand is most convenient to access the heart of Rye Citadel being only a very short walk and over the years Rye has changed dramatically for the better. Most of the terrible restaurants have either disappeared or been modernised and diners now have some excellent options. Sadly the High Street area has too many empty shops and it must be difficult finding a balance between catering for residents and tourists. The Rye hinterland has some very attractive countryside, alternatively one can drive to Rye Harbour or Camber Sands and enjoy some bracing walks along the sea shore. In my opinion The Old Forge would be a seriously good option for a stay in one of the most attractive towns in the South of England.”

    PutneySW, London, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Lovely, well maintained holiday house”
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    • “We booked this house at short notice for a party of six wanting to spend a few days near the south coast. The house is lovely with open plan spacious living, dining and kitchen area. The table is a little on the cosy side for six and one of the double bedrooms would really be more suitable as a single as space around the bed is minimal.The house is close to everything you need, including the local supermarket, restaurants and shops. Very clean with everything we needed. The outside space is small and enclosed by a high wall but welcome nonetheless, particularly with the warm weather. The space is, however, a little scruffy and could do with being cleaned up bit to make it more attractive, it seems to be the only part of the house where little thought has been given to how it will be used. Overall a great rental property that I would highly recommend.”

    Niamhmc64, London, United Kingdom, August 2013

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    • “I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this exceptionally well presented cottage. The interior was comfortable, warm, well designed and ideally situated being only a few minutes walk to the centre of the town. The WiFi connection was fast. Apart from the dedicated parking space for one car there is also a public car park nearby, a supermarket is within a short stroll as are excellent outlets for fresh fish, meat and local produce. There are several highly regarded restaurant options close at hand as well as pubs and cafes. In conclusion this is a first class holiday rental for all ages.”

    Mr Warren, London, February 2015

    • “Rye is a beautiful old town with lots to do. Cottage right in the centre of town so close to everything. Very well supplied with crockery & cutlery. Beds very comfortable, lovely quilts & pillows. Old building beautifully & comfortably refurbished.”

    Mrs Robson, Stockton-on-Tees, June 2014

    • “Beautiful property right in the centre of Rye.”

    Mrs Holbrook, St Albans, June 2014

    • “The Old Forge was delightful, it was well equipped and in a stunning location. We could not have asked for more!”

    Mrs Thumwood, London, May 2014

    • “The well furnished lounge dining room and kitchen with everything we needed for our weeks stay. Lovely big fridge and freezer and dishwasher with sufficient cutlery. Plenty of soft fluffy towels and the heating was easily controlled.”

    Mrs James, Sutton, April 2014

    • “It was a great getaway from London life. Central location. Comfortable lounge to relax in with good facilities.”

    Miss Sundin, London, January 2014

    • “Fantastic location, spacious and clean property, ideal for a short break in Rye. Close to some great pubs and the best of the antique shops. Also walking distance to the supermarket (Budgens, five minutes away). Would certainly recommend to friends who were similarly wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Kitchen and lounge were especially well presented.”

    Mr Lambert, London, December 2013

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About the location


Camber 5 miles; Hastings 12 miles; Battle 16 miles.

Rye is a 13th century cinque port in East Sussex, host to the River Rother, Romney Marshes and a history dating back before the Norman Conquest. A cobbled town offering an excellent array of unusual shops, antique emporiums, galleries selling local artist paintings and pottery, Rye also has a delightful range of tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and historic inns. There is also a weekly general market on Thursdays, as well as a farmers’ market every Wednesday morning. The town played host to BBC film crews for nine weeks in the summer of 2014, while filming of the TV series Mapp and Lucia took place, which has now been made into a DVD. All coastal scenes were filmed in nearby Camber Sands and bits of filming also took place in Hastings and the Tenterden Town railway station. Walkers and birdwatchers can enjoy a footpath leading across the marshes to Camber Castle built by Henry VIII. Local attractions include miniature or full-size steam train rides, local vineyards, stately homes, castles, gardens and beaches, including the beautiful nearby Camber Sands. Artists and photographers will especially enjoy the scenery; big skies, winding roads, and picturesque villages with ancient inns and tea shops. A truly relaxing and wonderful holiday destination.

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