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16 The Boathouse

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Rye, Sussex Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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91 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely apartment very clean lovely view overlooking river nice to see cruisers going by and good for fishing , birds to watch, and very peaceful, only down side for me where the steps up to the apartment but then im'e a pensioner with a walking stick but im'e sure it wouldn't be a problem for anyone else because the apartment is well worth the climb."

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Jun 2024

  • "The property was very clean."

    It was very convenient for walking into Rye and leaving the car in the carpark. The flat was comfortable and we enjoyed the view of the river, particularly the birds. It is a good location for visiting attractions in the area, Hastings, Battle, Bateman's,Bodiam etc. We would stay there again.

    I'm really grateful for your kind feedback. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "Very good position for exploring rye , Hastings and Canterbury, nice and clean apartment, good host Geoff"

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2024

  • "16 The Boathouse was a lovely little apartment."

    Perfect for walking into Rye and exploring the local area. A short drive to most other attractions and towns. The accommodation had everything you needed in the way of facilities. It was modern and clean. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for that feedback. Hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely ideal."

    Situated near town you can walk to’everywhere’ including the supermarket. A welcome pack in apartment is up to date and very useful. We’ve stayed at Number 16 before and it never lets us down.

    It was lovely to have you back again and not for the last time, I hope. Thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved the property and the area, will be going back one day."

    One day very soon, I hope. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Feb 2024

  • "Perfect apartment, great location and super landlord."

    Rye is a lovely ancient town, plenty of nearby country walks and good public transport links.

    Thank you so much for that feedback. Great to hear that you had a good time and hope you'll be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our stay at the Boathouse was very comfortable and peaceful, everything was in place for an enjoyable relaxed break."

    Thanks, your feedback is much appreciated. Please come back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the apartment has literally everything you'll need during your stay."

    The Apartment is within minutes walking distance of the towns shops and restaurants. I noticed 2 recent TripAdvisor Awards on the wall in the hallway and can genuinely say they are well deserved.

    Praise indeed. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave that feedback. I hope you'll be back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Feb 2024

  • "16 The Boathouse is ideally situated for all of the treasures Rye has to offer."

    We travelled there by train from Wiltshire and arrived in less than 3hours. Really glad we left our tin box at home, because the walks, which are numerous, are stunning and town is within a few minutes walk! The Boathouse is amazing, everything you need for a long or short break. We will certainly be rebooking in the future. Regards, Robert and Elizabeth.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped."

    Clean with thoughtful touches. Enjoyed watching the ebb and flow of the river.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very comfortable and cosy apartment."

    Good central position for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023



    Thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback. Hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2023

  • "Warm and comfortable accommodation a short walk from the centre of Rye."

    We would happily return

    We would also be very happy for you to return. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Nov 2023

  • "16 Boathouse is a great place to stay and is very well equipped with everything you could need."

    It is comfy, cosy and in a great location to explore the town and surrounding footpaths and coastline - all on foot.

    Thank you so much for that lovely feedback. It makes a difference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Boathouse is a tidy modern block of purpose-built short-term let properties at the end of an unassuming road."

    The property's lounge overlooks the river and south towards Camber Sands. The apartment was very clean and tidy and comfortable and warm. Welcome gifts left by the owners. Rye itself is a lovely town, surprisingly busy for its size, even out of season.

    Your kind comments are very much appreciated, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well provisioned flat, comfortable and warm."

    Interesting view over tidal river. Relatively short walk into Rye, easy to access its facilities. Did not use the car all week, walked from flat or used the frequent bus service to local villages/towns to walk back. Will consider booking next year.

    Thank you for that feedback and we look forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely flat, conveniently located near to beautiful walks around Rye Harbour."

    We have been before and have booked for next year.

    I'm so glad that you have enjoyed another stay at No.16 and great to hear that you have already booked for next year. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at 16 the Boat House which is situated in a very pretty part of Rye and very close to all amenities, including goods pubs and restaurants."

    The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and was fully equipped with a good selection of cooking utensils when eating in. It was very good to have parking facilities.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. It really is much appreciated and we hope to see you back at 16 The Boathouse soon. Our winter breaks are great value and good availability at this time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a great break at the apartment ."

    Enjoyed the bird life outside by the river, plus the binoculars were very handy . It’s a very well appointed property and minutes from lovely Rye centre , which was great. We also appreciated the fan as it was rather warm. Excellent communication with owner and overall very clear instructions. Couple of points, could you consider a non slip mat in the bath , plus moving the grab rail nearer to the shower. We also wondered about moving the toaster away from the cabinets to the counter top to avoid anything nasty happening . We had a marvellous time and looking forward to returning for another stay. Thank you

    Thank you so much for that lovely feedback, it really is much appreciated, as are the suggestions you have made. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very happy with property location."

    Lovely thought owner leaving wine & beer, very grateful. Impressed with quality of towels and bedding. Plenty of hot water, didn’t need heating & didn’t bother with ‘Alexa’! An oven tray would have been useful but all other utensils etc were provided and of good quality. No loo roll provided at all, we had to buy some, but sure this was an oversight and our only niggle. Spotless throughout, very comfortable, very satisfied and we would def go again!

    Loo-roll definitely an oversight, so please accept apologies for that. Your kind comments are very much appreciated, thank you. Please come and see Rye again. Our winter weekend breaks are very reasonably priced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, very clean & comfortable."

    Perfect location by the river & only 5 mins walk to Rye town centre. Great info/details provided by the owner prior to our visit. Will definitely be coming again.One small thing, whilst we appreciate the covid reason for removing dvds, we felt that it would be good to still have a dvd player. Guests could then bring their own if they wish.

    Thanks very much for your feedback about the DVD player. I will give that some consideration. Thank you also for your other kind comments, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property in great order."

    Close to town centre and nice view over River Great communication with owner who we met. Recommended for stay in Rye.

    Thanks for you kind feedback and hope to see you again another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything was good at 16 The Boathouse, it was clean and worked well."

    We would like a rubber mat in the bath and in our opinion the handle over the bath should be nearer the shower. Our main problem was Alexa, which wouldn't answer and therefore we could not turn the heating up. Lovely location though and wonderful Juliet balcony to watch the birds.

    Thanks for your feedback, especially the bathroom comments. We will look at putting another grab-handle at the shower end and we'll get a rubber mat. Apologies for the difficulties with Alexa, all now fixed and in full working order. We hope the default settings on the heating were OK for you and kept you warm enough, although we understand that you may have liked it a degree or two warmer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, well situated and pleasantly maintained."

    Had a wonderful time.

    I'm glad to hear that you had a good time and thanks for your feedback. I hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great place we had an amazing time ."

    Thank you so much .

    I'm very grateful to you for leaving such great feedback and very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I do hope you'll come again soon and see Rye at a different time of year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean apartment with everything you could need for your stay Lovely to be ..."

    Lovely clean apartment with everything you could need for your stay Lovely to be able to watch the coming of going of the tides and the wildlife from the French window Wine and beer gratefully received Will definitely recommend The Boathouse

    Guest recommendation is really important to us, it makes a big difference, so thank you very much for your feedback. Please come again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, in a great location."

    The property was welcoming and always warm, lots of little touches such as torches, binoculars, umbrellas and wine which were very welcome. It was an excellent base for exploring Rye and the surrounding countryside, would certainly book again and recommend it.

    Your comments are very much appreciated, thank you. Thanks for taking the time to leave the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2023

  • "Warm, comfortable in the middle of winter, very well appointed and carefully laid out design of the space."

    Beautiful view from the window of the lounge. We very much appreciated our stay here.

    Thanks for your kind comments. All very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was perfect for a short break before Xmas."

    Very handy for exploring the the town and a short drive to Nature Reserve which we thoroughly recommend. All told a warm and relaxing break.

    So glad to hear that you had a good time, thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Dec 2022

  • "Just great!"

    Thank you so much. Feedback is so important to us. Great to know that you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely apartment in a good quiet location with views over the river and fields beyond, yet only a few minutes walk into town."

    The owner is helpful and friendly. We will return.

    Great to have you back again and I see that you've booked for next year already. Thank you so much for this feedback, it really makes a difference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely apartment everything you need for a relaxing hoilday, owner helpful"

    I'm so grateful to you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. It means so much. I hope you'll be back again soon. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Lovely views and everything you need. Great touch leaving a couple of beers and a wine. Look forward to staying again. Thank you.

    Top marks.... Wow...thank you very much. I'm so pleased that you had such a good time and hope that you'll come back another time. Our winter breaks are really good value and everything is so different to summertime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the apartment was clean and could not fault anything in it."

    A bottle of wine and some beers were waiting for us from the owner. Our weather was glorious and Rye was a short walk away. We will definitely recommend the property to our friends and family. Rye Harbour nature reserve is recommended for a variety of birds and we saw from our window red shank, curlew, oyster catcher, little egret, avocet and two gull varieties plus several boats when the tide was in. Plenty to visit within a radius of thirty miles. Oxney organic vineyard,Battle Abbey and battlefield, Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway and Dover Castle were our highlights.

    Apologies for delayed response, but thank you so much for giving us top marks, it really means a lot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Apartment in good condition, clean and very comfortable."

    Living room looks out onto tidal channel. So gulls, ducks and waders to watch as well as boats passing when water deep enough.

    Thanks very much for that lovely feedback, which is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really nice well appointed apartment, we have been several times now, & will be back again soon, can't fault the cleanliness & amenities, nice touch to leave some drinks, five stars."

    Thank you so much for you kind comments. We're very grateful to you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great property to rent for a holiday."

    A brilliant location to walk everything in Rye. The bed was comfortable and clean. The towels provided was was lovely, the kitchen had everything you can think of and a free view TV. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Was really impressed with the flat,lovely view from the back along the river."

    Very neat and tidy,everything easy to use.plenty of wardrope space aswell,comfoty bed. Very close to the centre of town. Good parking. There was a bottle of red wine and 2 bottles of beer in the fridge left so i presumed that it was for us,very nice they where and all,luckily we had brought our own milk and coffee.we where getting low on toilet roll,only 1 full one in the holder and could not find any spare ones. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay,Rye is a lovely little town with plenty to do and see around it. Would be happy to rebook again

    Reviewed by Aodan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at this well appointed apartment, which is in easy walking distance from Rye."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean, warm and cosy apartment, very well situated within easy walking distance of the delightful old town of Rye with cobbled streets, narrow passages and plenty of great pubs,restaurants and cafes."

    . We arrived to find a welcome pack including wine and beer and the informayion folder was one of the best we have seen. Only drawback was the very poor wifi reception and we even struggled with accessing 4G until we went outside. The only other comment I would make is that we would have much preferred a Saturday to Saturday booking. Coming from the North the Friday traffic around London and the motorways was horrendous and added a couple of hours onto our journey time both coming and going. All in all though we had a great time and would certainly visit Rye again.

    Reviewed by Vic4.7Dec 2021

  • "Property was OK and how described."

    Did not mention however that there was a water pump in the bedroom cupboard. When taps used it was quite noisy. Could also sometimes hear the neighbours pumps. Only a minor point was the sofa is quite small and not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Oct 2021

  • "We love this flat, it’s just perfect for walking the salt marshes around Rye."

    The flat is comfortable, well laid out and the view from the sitting room is just brilliant, over the ever changing tidal river to the mud flats beyond. We have stayed before and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely apartment which was comfortable and clean."

    Good location to Rye centre. Good car parking too. Wouldn’t hesitate to re-book it in the future.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good location within walking distance of the town."

    Comfortable accommodation with nice views over the tidal river. In places the property needs some updating and redecoration. The floor boards need attention as there are lots of squeaks and noise from them. The cleaning wasn't quite up to scratch. Drink stains left on the nest of tables, crockery found with dirty marks on (although that would probably be due to the previous occupants rather than the cleaners). They could do with a new vacuum cleaner as there were hairs on the carpet. So the cleanliness let the property down.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Aug 2021

  • "Needs a little TLC ,ceiling where a loft hatch has been fitted needs finishing off and the kitchen unit that houses the cooker ,the veneer is coming off and rust on bottom of fridge."

    Would have hope for better as we paid a lot of money for what it is.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was of high quality, parking was excellent."

    The location meant that you could easily walk into Rye. Lots of places nearby to visit.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay, very clean spacious, and modern."

    The owner left us a bottle of red and a couple of ice cold beers in the fridge, great, after a long drive down. You do need a good torch , as we found out on the first night making our way back to the apartment . We found 2 in the broom cupboard the next day. Plenty of clothes hanging space ,with supplied hangers. We had our own parking space, which is great as parking can be very difficult our friends told us. Wonderful place to stay. I would stay here again. My one and only grouse, some of the floorboards creaked quite loudly,and as we are quiet people ,i felt sorry for the people downstairs, as our apartment was on the first floor. Thanks to Geoff the owner for a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael Joseph4.7Jul 2021

  • "Flat was very well presented, albeit slightly let down by the approach road."

    Just a few minor niggles - DVD/CD player was missing (don't think due to the pandemic - we'd been told the DVDs had been removed so we had taken our own) and no electric shaver point in the bathroom. Could have done with a few more mugs and a bigger microwave, and the wi-fi security was rather aggressive, blocking several fairly standard websites. Transfer of postponed booking from last year was handled smoothly and clearly, so thanks for that.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely boathouse in Rye."

    Very enjoyable holiday. Rye is a very interesting place. Packed full of history. Would definitely stay at the boathouse again.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jun 2021

  • "The apartment was lovely - spotless and comfortable."

    We particularly enjoyed bird watching on the little tidal creek overlooked from our balcony (lots of avocets and oyster catchers). It's also really convenient to be able to park outside the Boathouse (particularly as Rye is tricky for parking generally). The Boathouse is also very close to the centre of Rye, with some great pubs and restaurants within a very short walking distance. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7May 2021

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Apr 2021

  • "A very comfortable base to explore the surrounding area and visit Rye."

    Easy walk to shops and lots of places to eat or have a cuppa. Lovely to be overlooking the river and watch the boats and birds with the ebb and flow of the tides. Apartment ideal for a couple, with clean and comfortable facilities. Wine and beers on arrival a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "We loved it!"

    So easy to book, so accommodating re COVID-19 changes. Our 3rd trip, we plan to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "16 The Boathouse was a lovely destination."

    Everything was just perfect; clean, comfortable, well appointed, very well designed and thoughtfully furnished even down to the binoculars, complementary wine and beers too! Thank you for such a lovely destination, a real "find", we shall be recommending your site and the location.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "A smartly furnished & well equipped apartment with a comfortable bed & pillows."

    Well situated for exploring the Kent/Sussex borders and the delights of Hastings.We would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Sep 2020

  • "We were very impressed with the exceptional facilities that we had at the property can’t fault it."

    We were also fortunate with the weather we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Marsha5.0Aug 2020

  • "The apartment is well equipped, spotlessly clean and only a 10 minute stroll into Rye centre."

    The whole experience was easy and professional and Geoff communicated everything well in advance. The bathroom has an excellent shower and the bed is extremely comfortable. We were blessed with fantastic weather and can recommend this area as it is a perfect base for visiting Hastings, Battle, Brighton and southeastern Kent

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2020

  • "For a visit to this part of Sussex the boathouse was perfect, it’s nice and quiet but central to the town of Rye all places of interest pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance."

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation, everything we wanted was there when we arrived including a bottle of wine and a couple of beers."

    Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great little apartment right beside the river."

    Perfect location for exploring Rye which is quaint and interesting with some very good restaurants. Apartment was spotless and well equipped, even a bottle of wine and a couple of beers left for us!! Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely warm apartment."

    Ideal for chilly Winter/Spring break.. All shopping and eating walking distance. We had the most lovely days followed by some of the wettest I have ever seen. The river outside is different every day so it is great for bird watching coupled with, nearby, Rye Harbour reserve only a mile or two away.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a good location to stroll into town."

    Everything you need in the apartment... we enjoyed having the freedom you get staying staying somewhere like this, rather than a hotel or B&B. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Dec 2019

  • "We had a great weekend."

    The location of the apartment is excellent and it was warm and cosy. The town of Rye is delightful.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Flat was very clean and had everything you would need."

    Very quiet as well The river outside would be the only disappointment as it's tidal and so there was not much boat traffic Still that leads to a bigger variety of birds so depends what your looking for Rye has some very nice places to eat

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2019

  • "The property was easy to find, well maintained and scrupulously clean."

    This was a wonderful property and I would most certainly return.

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Aug 2019

  • "Not a huge problem, but in the sitting room there were some what seemed to be quite old cob webs high in the corners with dead flies."

    In them . But it didn't spoil our time there . We enjoyed our week every much.

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic flat, with only a 5 min walk to the shops or Ypres Castle public house."

    Flat was as described and the two bottles of beer in the fridge were more than refreshing in the heat. Strongly recommend visiting the Waterworks and Hoof

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Boat house is a very nice apartment and the location on the river estuary is very quiet with only a 10 minute walk into Rye town centre."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided including a welcome bottle of wine and beers. It would have been nice to have pint of milk in the fridge and at least a couple of tea bags on arrival. It was also nice to have your own allocated parking space. We had a lovely time in Rye made all the better by great restaurants and pubs and good weather.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2019

  • "Description of accommodation and facilities were spot on and the photos were accurate too."

    The area around Rye did not disappoint either. Communication with Skyes and the owner prior to holiday were easy. We had no problems so can't comment on the efficiency of dealing with a problem or complaint.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2019

  • "Rye is an exceptional town with so much history, beautiful architecture and wonderful dining and drinking venues."

    The Boathouse, just a few minutes walk from the centre is ideally situated and the birdlife, particularly when the tide goes out, is fascinating. There is great walking nearby and numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties within easy driving distances, we even managed Dover Castle which was exceptional as was walking round the 1066 battleground at Battle.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2019

  • "Your Photograph of 16 The Boathouse is airbrushed beyond belief !"

    !! The actual view of the river Rother is one of nasty brown sludge even when the tide is in.16 The Boathouse is stuck in a timewarp.The decor,furnishings,duvet,bedding,pillows and decor think it is 1960 and all need replacing and bringing up to what we expect in 2019. We are extremely disappointed with everything about the place.

    Reviewed by Simon1.6Jun 2019

  • "Holiday was fine,but had to be re-booked at extra cost to me,which I felt was and is unfair."

    Thank you for your comments. As requested, we did arrange a change of dates for you which does attract a fee. If you feel you would like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call me on the details below. Our lines are open from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Apr 2019

  • "16 The Boathouse had everything and more for a great stay."

    Inside was well equipped. It over looks a river, so it's a bonus to watch the birds come and go. Rye itself is lovely with plenty to see and eating out was a pleasure too.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2019

  • "Plenty of wardrobe space and cupboards to put away our belongings."

    Lovely bathroom well designed and all in all a very comfy flat.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2018

  • "A comfortable flat in a great location with lovely views."

    I am sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Nov 2018

  • "Lost count of the number of times we have stayed at this property."

    Always lives up to expectations of comfort, convenience and lenliness.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Nov 2018

  • "The apartment was excellent and well equipped, also the owner was extremely helpful and got back to us immediately regarding a small problem which he soon fixed."

    A super position close to all amenities, we enjoyed walking around the town and there were several other local walks nearby. The approach road to the Boathouse is very poor at the moment due to building work and tricky after heavy rain. Hopefully this will improve.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2018

  • "The apartment is a little on the small side and my wife is a little claustrophobic."

    It was otherwise very well appointed. It is a tidal river outlook so most of the time there is more mud than water to be seen. Rye itself is a lovely town in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.4Aug 2018

  • "Easy access to Rye by foot, whilst being situated in a quiet and pretty location, was a real plus."

    Also to be able to park in a designated space takes away the hassle of finding a place in a very busy town.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2018

  • "Superb relaxed holiday cottage, within easy reach of shops and good beaches."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "The photo is unrealistic."

    It led me to believe I could enjoy a riverside holiday. The reality is that the boathouse is beside a muddy channel which, for most of the time, is a muddy puddle. It occasionally fills from the tide. We saw 2 boats only in a week. Also, I was hoping to be able to walk by the ‘river’ but there was no access. The boathouse was surrounded by industrial units, not very picturesque! The flat was exactly as advertised, clean and reasonably comfortable, but the location was misleading in the advertisement.

    Reviewed by Terence3.8Jul 2018

  • "Location, facilities, all perfect."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in Rye at 16 The Boathouse."

    Lovely views of the estuary and beautiful walks in the area. The apartment was clean and nicely furnished and the kitchen was well equipped. Parking was easy and we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Jun 2018

  • "As usual, it was all very smooth from start to finish."

    The property was excellent and a great place to base yourself to explore the surrounding coast line. A very convenient location close to shops and facilities, but remote enough to be able to enjoy rural views. We will be recommending this to others and hope to return next year if we can.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "A great property for exploring the area using public transport."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2018

  • "The boathouse was in a lovely location just a few minutes walk to the ..."

    The boathouse was in a lovely location just a few minutes walk to the town and they had a lovely selection of restaurants

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Mar 2018

  • "The property made our holiday even more enjoyable."

    Lots of thoughtful touches eg a welcome gift of wine and beer and two torches to help us navigate the potholes in the road after dark.

    Reviewed by Linda4.6Feb 2018

  • "Slightly difficult in the heat wave, with no access to outside shade, but that would have been true of most properties."

    Pleasant and good for sight seeing.

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Jun 2017

  • "As Ramblers we like the fact that we can leave our car in its allocated space and make use of the excellent bus services from Rye."

    This was our third stay at The Boathouse and we will be in touch again soon to book next year. Excellent. Thanks

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Mar 2017

  • "Clean, comfortable, well equiped."

    Beautiful town. Views of the river and marshes from the window. Good centre for exploring the area. Take a torch if walking out after dark. Top of outside steps too dark and no streetlights until you reach the main road. Brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with compact kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area with Juliet balcony overlooking the quay.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, smart speaker for radio and music, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

A modern, one-bedroom first floor apartment with a Juliet balcony, overlooking the quay of the River Rother, in the Cinque Port of Rye.

Stylishly decorated and furnished, offering a sleek alternative to the more traditional Sussex cottages, this 3* Gold Award apartment is cosy and comfortable, with lovely views over the boats that pass through the quay at high tide, and to open fields beyond.

The apartment is centrally located, with the amenities of the town a short walk away.

Rye offers a museum, swimming pool, windsurfing lake, dinghy sailing, independent shops, galleries and weekly markets.

Fishing, cycle hire, horse riding, tennis and golf are also in the locality.

Camber Sands, 5 miles away, offers a kitesurfing course and swimming, or visit Battle, 16 miles away, an historic town built upon the site where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold.

A superb Rye cottage alternative for a relaxing break.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas