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16 The Boathouse

Rye, Sussex (Ref. 3003)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "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."

    Reviewed by AndyApr 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 MarieApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 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 AodanFeb 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 VicDec 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 RobinOct 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 MarkOct 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 JuliaSep 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 KimAug 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 CarolJul 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 KeithJul 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 JosephJul 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 BeverleyJun 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 AndrewJun 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 LynnMay 2021

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Reviewed by VivienApr 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 JaneOct 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 MarkOct 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 ChristineSep 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 MikeSep 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 MarshaAug 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 BrianAug 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 MichaelJul 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 DavidJul 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 SarahJul 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 NigelMar 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 LaurenDec 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 RobinNov 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 SteveSep 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 CameronAug 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 PenelopeAug 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 AnneJul 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 LouiseJul 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 ClareJul 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 AlanJun 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 SimonJun 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 RogerApr 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 GrahamMar 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 WendyNov 2018

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

    I am sure we will return.

    Reviewed by RobinNov 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 GraceNov 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 YvonneSep 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 KelvinAug 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 MarkAug 2018

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

    Reviewed by BrianAug 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 TerenceJul 2018

  • "Location, facilities, all perfect."

    Reviewed by KeithJul 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 RolandJun 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 MarkJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by RuthApr 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 MandyMar 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 LindaFeb 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 RichardJun 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 RegMar 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 CarolOct 2016

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Summary

  • 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, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books/DVDs/games
  • 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

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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