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Beckley near Rye, Sussex (Ref. 904938)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


24 customer reviews

  • Lovely bungalow in secluded woodland provides calm and tranquil holiday.

    “Cottage fully equipped and homely. The extensive garden was beautiful to relax in. Good base for Hastings Rye and Dungeness.”

    “Cottage fully equipped and homely. The extensive garden was beautiful to relax in. Good base for Hastings Rye and Dungeness.”

    - Mrs Dee, August 2020

The property

This charming detached bungalow sits in the heart of Beckley Woods, a Forestry Commission conservation site in the Sussex countryside.

Quietly tucked away within half an acre of mature gardens, you only need to step outside this Beckley cottage to be at one with nature.

Built in the 1900s as the woodman's home, this comfortably-furnished Beckley cottage offers visitors delightful accommodation entirely over the ground floor.

There are two comfortable sitting rooms to relax in, one boasting an open fire, perfect for a cosy evening in together with a glass of wine and a good film.

The well-equipped kitchen is great for cooking up a tasty supper, and in the summer, you can throw open the patio doors and dine alfresco in the large mature garden.

This Beckley holiday home is a rambler’s and birdwatcher’s paradise, with lots of woodland walks right from your doorstep; sample a Sussex cream tea in one of the many tea rooms dotted along the cobbled streets of Rye or why not explore the historic town of Battle with its famous abbey and find out all about 1066?

For a day on the beach, Camber Sands are a firm favourite with families or with woods, walks, and nature at your feet, you may choose to stay in the lovely garden that this Beckley cottage offers, and just listen to the birds as you drift away in the heady scent of the foliage around you.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with patio doors to decked terrace
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent Oct - Feb inclusive, additional fuel for fire available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Half acre of mature gardens with decked terrace and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There is a very small threshold step from the entrance porch to the property
  • Note: There is a very small threshold step from the property to the patio deck
  • Note: Access to the cottage is along 0.5 miles of unmade road

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About the location


Rye 6.5 miles; Camber Sands 10 miles; Hastings 11.5 miles.

The village of Beckley, dating back to the 1700s, sits in the Sussex countryside, and has enjoyed a varied past, including heavy involvement with ironworks and forestry. Beckley remains a quintessential English village with local shops, churches and a village hall staging events throughout the year, with race nights, craft fairs and even an amateur theatre group all taking their turn. Popular for its beautiful woodland and their numerous walks, the River Rother also runs close by and is great for a summer stroll or a picnic on the riverbank. The surrounding area is alive with popular places to visit; the medieval town of Rye boasts historic houses, cobbled streets with tea rooms and antiques shops, battlements and boats, and perched at the top of the hill looking down on all below, Rye Castle, built in 1249. A short drive from Rye and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived on foreign shores; Camber Sands, with its wonderful sand dunes, has been the location for many films sets, due to its beautiful golden beach and shallow sea waters. Tenterden has a steam railway complete with restored station, waiting rooms and cafe, where you can board a train and journey back in time. But, at the end of a busy day Beckley Woods will call you back with its leaves rustling on the trees allowing you to relax and unwind with just the sound of birdsong on the breeze.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas