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Willow Cottage

(Ref. 943713)

Udimore near Rye, Sussex Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic property from which to explore everything East Sussex has to offer."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great views to the sea. Nice garden for sitting out and the dog roaming around. Nice and quiet plus close to Rye. Would strongly recommend

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed our recent stay at Willow Cottage."

    Well maintained property, clean and with good facilities. We stayed in early November and despite the bad weather, the cottage was cosy and warm. Secured garden, which our dogs loved. Lovely views from the cottage towards the sea and within easy travelling distance to the town of Rye.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Willow cottage is a lovely well presented property."

    Welcome pack surpassed all expectations and made us feel really welcome. The owner couldn't be more helpful and answered all our queries promptly. A lovely area to explore if only the weather had been kinder.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Willow Cottage."

    Very spacious and comfortable. Welcome pack was a lovely touch. Oven just needs a good clean and more mugs provided, there was only 4. Clearly some had been broken along the way and not replaced. Hot tub was a great addition especially for teenage son! Great base to explore the area. Hosts Nina and Mark very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Aug 2023

  • "Wow The cottage was amazing."

    We had two dogs with us and the garden was 100% secure which was one of my main reasons for booking as both my dogs like to run off. On arrival the owner was cleaning out the lovely hot tub which was a god send after long walks with the children and dogs. The welcome pack was the best we have had on a cottage break and the kitchen facilities and information booklets were second to non. Also the internet and sky tv package was by far the best we have had on a cottage break which pleased the wife as me and my son watched Arsenal beat palace on the first night lol. Great cottage and great location to many walks and town centres 100% recommend willow cottage.

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great accommodation."

    Very nice welcome pack of bread, eggs, bacon, milk, butter, beer and soft drinks. Situated close to Rye and amenities. Very caring host. Safe enclosed garden for dogs. Very dog friendly. An enjoyable stay !

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location for exploring this area of E Sussex."

    Good dog walking and plenty to do, and places of interest to visit with good access to the local towns and beaches. Excellent facilities in the cottage, friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Recieved a warm welcome from the owner."

    Beautiful property. Furnished to a very high standard (Fabulous Night Owl bedding and Villeroy & Bosch crockery). The cottage was immaculate, bright, light and very tastefully furnished. Very dog friendly, throws provided for sofas, poo bin in garden etc. The garden was delightful and immaculate. The views across fields to the sea was outstanding. I was lucky eith the weather and was able to relax in the hot tub aftet a busy day enjoying the view. The owners provide the best welcome pack I have ever seen, wine, beer, milk, eggs & bacon, bread, condiments, crisps and snacks, tea, coffee, sugar. If you arrived frazzled you are good to go for delicious breakfast , drinks snd nibbles. I particularly enjoyed a nice espresso coffee (machine and pods provided). Top quality eco friendly cleaning products, loo roll, dishwasher tabs provided. Myself and my two spaniels had a lovely, relaxing, comfortable week at Willow Cottage and felt totally re-charged. Willow Cottage is gorgeous and myself and the dogs will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Willow Cottage is just what we were expecting - warm, comfortable, first class in every aspect."

    The welcome pack was the best we’ve ever had. The garden is very secure for both large and small dogs and the whole area is very dog friendly. We would thoroughly recommend Willow Cottage to friends and family and if we return to the area in the future we would definitely stay at Willow Cottage again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Willow Cottage is located in a quiet location a short drive from the beautiful town of Rye."

    It is spacious and being open plan (downstairs), makes it a perfect property for entertaining/socialising etc. Upstairs is bright and airy with great views from the twin bedroom. The kitchen is very well-equiped with most things you may need including a Nespresso machine & milk warmer. Fantastic, generous Welcome Pack. Some great boardgames and jigsaws. Hot tub was fabulous. Just perfect in every way. Outside there was a good selection of chairs, sunbeds (!) as well as a gas BBQ although sadly we didn't use it. Spacious with a small lawned area. The only thing which was disappointing was the settee/lounge furniture was uncomfortable esp one (bed settee??) and not as per the photos shown.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Oct 2022

  • "Willow Cottage is a lovely, relaxing place to stay."

    The cottage, garden and of course, hot tub, all made our stay into a wonderful relaxing break. The hosts were very helpful and friendly and the welcome pack outstanding! The location just right, on the outskirts of Rye, not too far to go to visit the shops etc. Would definitely go again!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place, beautiful views, everything we needed for our stay, friendly owner made us welcome."

    Appreciated the welcome pack, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "REally lovely cottage, very clean, everything explained really well and lovely touches upon arrival like food and toiletries and dressing gowns."

    Overall it was a fantastic weekend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Superb stay at a property that had everything you could wish for."

    Spotless, well equipped with attention to detail in every area, a beautiful location with views from the hot tub. Very helpful and friendly owner who did everything possible to make our stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Willow Cottage and will defiantly be returning."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful, very well designed."

    It had hotel quality facilities. Very dog friendly with enclosed garden. The countryside location was great with distant views towards the sea. Did many coastal walks including Winchelsea, Rye Harbour, Camber Sands and Dungeness. Rye was great with many places to eat and drink. Rye Museum and Rye Church worth a visit. The owner very kindly left a welcome pack including wine, milk, orange, bacon, eggs, bread, butter, cakes and crisps which was much appreciated. Also owner personally welcomed us and said goodbye as well. More than we had ever experienced before! I would like to record enormous thanks to the owner and will hopefully return in the future. Our Jack Russell loved her holiday too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set in beautiful countryside just outside Rye - we will definitely be back soon."

    Lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage fantastic."

    Holiday spoilt by lack of fuel for us to see area

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect with a beautiful interior and a private garden with lots of furniture and a bbq for dining outside."

    There is a very generous welcome tray with lots of thoughtful extras provided. The hot tub is large and fantastic to use after a busy day out and about in Kent and Sussex. It is positioned well for getting around, the local pub would be a walk on a busy road with no pavement. The local station is a stroll down the lane if you wanted to leave the car at the cottage. We had a fantastic week, and loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We all had a great holiday, the owner was very helpful and and went out of her ..."

    We all had a great holiday, the owner was very helpful and and went out of her way to assist on our arrival, cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, the cottage is a real credit the owners and a true home from home holiday

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place with excellent views to the sea from the garden."

    The cottage was really well laid out and the welcome pack was the best we have ever had.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very spacious and pleasant place to stay."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Oct 2020

  • "We had such an amazing time at Willow Cottage!"

    Great location, great place and great hosts! Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family and would return in the future!

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a welcome pack!"

    to welcome you after a long journey. The cottage was well equipped and clean & tidy. The kitchen was well equipped and had really useful items which made the stay really comfortable. Many other owners can learn from Mark and his wife. Overall we were really please and would not hesitate to visit again. Even the detail regarding our dog was well catered for which makes the stay even more enjoyable. Thank you so much! Andy & Jenny

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2020

  • "Willow cottage was ideal for us and our spaniel, the owners have thought of everything."

    The property is open plan downstairs, modern, spacious, comfortable and well equipped with quality furniture, kitchen appliances and utensils. There's extra thoughtfulness with the welcome hamper and goodies in the fridge, we were well provided for. Another extra was a bed, bowls, towel and furniture cover for our spaniel to enjoy a home from home, who could ask for more. The garden is secure and has lovely views towards the sea, we visited in March so not the time to sit outside but can imagine it would be delightful in the summer with patio doors that can be opened fully, we didn't use the hot tub either! The rural location just outside Rye is peaceful but near enough to the town for sightseeing and shopping or Camber and Winchelsea for beach walks. We hope to come again, it is an interesting part of the country and this cottage ticks all the boxes on our wish list.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2020

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, clean, comfortable, modern, homely & spacious."

    The hamper was amazingly generous & the owners had thought of everything, from bowls, blankets & a bed for your dog, to bathrobes, gorgeous towels, fluffy cushions & all mod cons for us! 100% would recommend staying here for your short or long break away! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage, lovely owners."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "Larger than expected, comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely comfy cottage in a beautiful setting with stunning views."

    Hosts think of everything, great welcome pack, even bowls and bed for our two dogs- home from home. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Willow Cottage is stunning and extremely comfortable."

    It's very well equipped and the welcome pack was amazing!!!! The dog was extremely well catered for too with dog bowls, poo bags and throws for the sofa so they can snuggle up to you. This was definitely a plus as usually properties insist that dogs aren't allowed on furniture. It was so peaceful too, all you could hear were the sheep!!! The weather wasn't brilliant but we had some lovely days out. The steam train ride from Dungeness to Hythe was great and being able to hop off at different stations along the way was great. The beaches around are quite shingley , Winchelsea Beach being the nearest. There's a fantastic cafe there. We would definitely return to Willow Cottage once we've explored some other places.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Staying at Willow Cottage was an absolute delight."

    Superbly appointed, clean and comfortable. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Guy5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a very peaceful location, great owner, fantastic welcome pack!"

    Very dog friendly. Would deff recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely fab location and accommodation."

    Nina and Mark were lovely and couldn't do enough, dogs very well catered for!! We have been visiting Rye for 5 years now and this place is the best we have encountered - will definitely stay here again, if we can get a booking - as a lot of people who have visited seem to be wanting to return!!!!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage far exceeded the usual Sykes standard we have experienced."

    The cottage was spotless and extremely well equipped with good quality furnishings and equipment. The owners had provided a very thoughtful and extensive welcome pack, including bowls, throws and bedding for the dog. This cottage is definitely one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2019

  • "Willow Cottage is a comfortable, light and spacious accommodation."

    it has a secure garden and terrace with a spectacular view. On our first visit the reality exceeded the expectation from the photographs - hence our second visit!! The owners are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure the stay is enjoyable.

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage."

    Everything is supplied, down to dog towels, bowls, throws for the sofa etc etc...... The owners are brilliant and we left there knowing we will definitely return again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very well equipped and finished to a excellent standard."

    A lovely place to stay. Definitely 11 out of 10.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is an excellent rental with Sykes."

    The owners are very helpful and thoughtful. The cottage is stylish, modern, clean and bright and has terrific views. Rye is a lovely town to visit. Garden is dog secure. We had a short but very uplifting visit and will return again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely it really did make our holiday."

    The equipment and furnishings within it were all first class, no expense had been spared. The view from the cottage was magnificent. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the welcome pack was unexpected thoughtful surprise.All in all a lovely holiday in a very interesting part of England.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was a superb little cottage, lovely layout and very well maintained and equipped, thanks to the owners for lovely warm reception and the welcome pack was an unexpected bonus!"

    Amazing week break in peace and quiet, thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Best one we’ve ever stayed in and we’ve stayed in a lot. The cottage was beautiful, well equipped, modern and spacious. Perfect location to get to places and has wonderful views. We will definitely be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2018

  • "Willow Cottage is a Fabulous home from home, lovely garden, Nina is a lovely , friendly , approachable owner who lives next door & very dog friendly."

    The setting is beautiful. It’s just less than 10 mins from Rye & the sea is about the same distance. We have stayed in holiday cottages for the past 15+ years & Willow Cottage has definitely been the best. It’s nicer than the photo’s & the Welcome Pack is fantastic (thank you Michael). Lovely places to eat in Rye The Old Grain Store for Breakfast is a must. The Ship is great for lunch/dinner. All in all we had a fabulous Two weeks.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2018

  • "A fabulous cottage."

    .very well appointed with everything that we could need. A lovely welcome pack and lots of little extra touches to enhance our stay.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Lovely location, wonderful views . Ideal for exploring this area. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Couldn't ask for more. Even had Sky sports so my husband very happy as he could watch the rugby& cricket!!!!

    Reviewed by Mary4.8Jun 2017

  • "A lovely modern comfortable cottage with friendly owners who welcome dogs."

    Great to find a well fenced garden. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.6Jun 2017

  • "Excellent location, excellently equipped"

    Reviewed by David4.6May 2017

  • "Great property in a great location, very dog friendly."

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Feb 2017

  • "Absolutely loved this property."

    Everything you need and comfort was paramount. So peaceful and beautiful scenery the dogs loved the walks and we loved everything. Will be back

    Reviewed by Gail4.8Dec 2016

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years, I consider Willow Cottage to be one of the best."

    A high standard of accommodation in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Nov 2016

  • "One of the best holiday homes we ever booked."

    Very stylish, modern and comfortable. Peferctly equipped. Very hospitable owners who had many good tips and information for us. We will come back!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2016

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Willow Cottage."

    Spacious accommodation, very comfortable, fully equipped. Owner (next door) very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to staying at Willow Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms with Sky TV: 1 x king-size double with outside access, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and two sitting areas (one with double sofa bed).
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with basic Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hot Tub
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Dog secure private garden/ terrace with BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the waste unit at the cottage, bleach and antibacterial products must not be used, all products for cleaning are provided by the owner
  • Note: No unacceptable products to be disposed of in WC
  • Note: Due to the outside access from the master bedroom with steps down to the garden, children must be supervised at all times

The property

Rye 2 miles.

Once part of the owner’s home this large, light and airy wing has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful holiday home, welcoming couples and families who wish to stay somewhere rural, yet close to Rye and within a short drive of Camber Sands.

If this beautiful property seems a little familiar then you may recognise it as once being the former home of Spike Milligan, the comedian, writer and actor, who lived in the property and is now buried at Winchelsea, just a few miles away.

Both delightful bedrooms have lovely views.

The king-size master bedroom has outside access with steps leading down into the garden, so you can enjoy the sounds of a dawn chorus from the comfort of your bedroom with the French doors ajar, or you can step down into the garden without waking the rest of your fellow guests.

The beautiful dog secure private garden/ terrace with BBQ is a fantastic and secure area for your dogs to play, It also features a fabulous hot tub, where you can enjoy the view to the sea.

A family bathroom completes this first floor, which is just the place for someone who likes to relax in a deep, warm bubble bath, while the ground floor wet room is perfect for those who like to feel the jets of water, washing away the day’s activities before settling down to relax.

The well-equipped kitchen with central island and breakfast bar, is ideal for grabbing a quick breakfast before heading out for the day, while the dining area is perfect for enjoying a relaxed home-cooked meal.

On a summer’s evening, why not open the patio doors leading out to the garden and dine alfresco?

When it’s time to retire inside, snuggle down on one of the comfy sofas and for those guests using the sofa bed, a handy screen has been provided for your privacy.

Whisk the ones who mean most away to Willow Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1095351, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

Carpenters

Carpenters consists of two beautifully presented cottages resting in Udimore near Rye, Sussex. This dog-friendly collection offers luxury at every turn with open-plan living spaces, hot tubs, barbecues, enclosed gardens, and off-road parking, making them an ideal base for couples, families, and groups of friends. These cottages were once the former home of popular comedian, writer and actor, Spike Milligan, who is buried in nearby Winchelsea. The surroundings enjoy the beautiful medieval town of Rye, where you will find the attractions of National Trust – Lamb House, Ryde Heritage Centre, and Rye Castle Museum – Ypres Tower. If you don’t fancy cooking, you can treat your loved ones to a meal at The Globe Inn, The Union or Landgate Bistro, or pick up a sweet treat from the variety of tearooms speckled throughout the town. Continue onto Camber, where you will find the beautiful Camber Sands beach, along with a wealth of pubs, restaurants, and cafes. Further afield is Hastings, home to a bustling pier, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings Castle, and Alexandra Park. Add a touch of luxury to your Sussex escape with a stay at Carpenters.

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About the location

RYE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas