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.
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.
The beautiful medieval town of Rye with its cobbled lanes and quaint shops, tiny tea rooms and local inns serving delicious meals made from local produce, and of course being so close to the sea there are plenty of fish and chips shops.
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.
Just a short distance away is Camber Sands where you can laze and relax on golden beaches, and for those with youngsters or are simply young at heart, let your creative juices loose on those sandcastles!
Alternatively, for somewhere more lively and with lots of music and nightlife, take a trip into Hastings further along the coast.
Rye is the perfect spot for a holiday for all at any time of the year.
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.