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Birch Cottage

(Ref. 1095351)

Udimore near Rye, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful property."

    Felt instantly relaxed when we got there. Hosts fantastic and there if you needed. Comfortable and clean. Loved the hot tub. Property is in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really liked this cottage, it is an excellent location and the garden is very secure for the dogs."

    The owner is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Property itself had a really lovely modern interior with all the facilities you could possibly need. We loved the hot tub too! We spent early mornings in the garden enjoying the stunning views. The owners kindly left us a lovely welcome pack of bread, eggs, bacon & lots of other goodies. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby. Rye is a lovely town & Camber sands is a great beach. We are National Trust members & found lots of lovely properties & gardens nearby to visit. We would definitely recommend Birch Cottage as the perfect place to stay whilst exploring this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything we needed for our stay, great welcome pack on arriving, so peaceful, garden was perfect, plenty of outside seating, totally enclosed and safe for our dog, had a wonderful week."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Home from home property, no problems or issues."

    As always another good Sykes cottage

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found the property as per brochure."

    a very restful week was had by all in the party. we look forward to a return visit in the future. many thanks.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved everything about Birch cottage and Rye area."

    The accommodation is first class, everything we needed plus goodies / nibbles and drinks for our arrival which were lovely. Thank you. Lovely private garden overlooking fields and enjoyed the hot tub in the garden. Very dog friendly, dog safe garden and poo bin in garden which many places overlook. ( It was a heat wave, the week we were there, so the only minus was unable to have a window open at night as all were garden doors. With normal weather this is probably not an issue). Rye is lovely, nice walks in the area and we did several NT visits. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "The whole family had a fantastic time at Birch Cottage , it was easy to find in great surroundings."

    The owners are very nice and did not bother us all week but on hand if there was a problem. The highlight of the week was the HOT TUB which was used every day. Back next year. Thanks

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice but the outside area wasn’t, the grass hadn’t been cut, the patio area needed sweeping and the weeds down the side area were enormous."

    It didn’t spoil our stay, but the outlook could have been better.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Birch Cottage."

    We were very comfortable and loved the high standard of the decor and beautiful view from garden. Bit disappointed not to be able to walk dogs without getting in car though.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Everything you could possible want. Great hosts, brilliant location, warm comfortable and very welcoming. Even our dog felt at home! Fantastic views and a lovely hot tub to relax in.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "We couldn't fault Birch Cottage - it has a real wow factor for design and comfort and the views across to Camber Castle and Winchelsea Beach are stunning."

    The owners were so friendly and always on hand to answer any questions or help with suggestions of where best to walk our dog etc. We have already booked to go back next May so I guess that says it all!!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay!"

    ! Birch Cottage is a modern, organised and well equipped property with a lovely view - hot tub was a treat even on cooler days! The garden was very dog safe for our little one! Lots of places to visit, and always nice and cosy to come back to in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage with superb views."

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated and sitting in the hot tub as the sun goes down looking out towards the sea was perfect.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "We absolutely loved staying in Birch cottage, so much so that we booked our next stay before leaving!"

    Everything was so user friendly for staying with our dogs, and genuinely welcoming for them too. Secure garden as described , in fact so secure and quiet my nervous dog relaxed for the first time ever away from home. The property is beautifully appointed throughout for a comfortable stay for us humans too. Lovely welcome pack, and the view from the hot tub is stunning.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "An outstanding property, with more comforts than you would have at home."

    Near to Rye for shopping, walks nearby, and the seaside.We enjoyed the wonderful location and views from the garden, and sitting in the hot tub! The owner Nina, was very kind and was on hand for any info we may have wanted. I will definitely tell friends and hope to be down ourselves again in warmer weather.

    Reviewed by Tess5.0Nov 2022

  • "Birch Cottage was one of the loveliest cottages we have stayed in and definitely the most dog friendly; everything was perfect and even better than we thought it was going to be from the pictures and description."

    The location was very peaceful with a distant sea view from the garden and the interior of the cottage was very spacious, well designed and beautifully decorated, equipped with everything that we needed. All in all a very relaxing enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very well presented and spacious accommodation."

    The owners have created a lovely place to stay with great attention to detail. Excellent bathrooms with large showers and baths. Modern open plan kitchen/dining/living room with high ceilings giving a very spacious feel with lots of light. Extra nice touch was the food hamper on arrival with a bottle of wine and other goodies in the fridge!. The owners were very welcoming with some great advice on the local area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "The country house offers everything for a perfect holiday."

    The rooms are spacious and very tastefully and comfortably furnished. The equipment offers everything that is needed and much more. The beautiful garden with ist beautiful garden furnitures invites you to play and relax and from the whirlpool you have a wonderful view over the beautiful landscape to the sea. And the landlady is very welcoming and always available for questions about the apartment but also helpful if, for example, restaurant or excursion tips are needed. We have spent a wonderful family holiday at Birch Cottage.

    Reviewed by Pia5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and sofa bed
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 2 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, barbecue and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • 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
  • Please note: a hot tub is being fitted in early August 2022

The property

Rye 2.2 miles.

Birch is a contemporary, detached cottage with far-reaching views of the Sussex countryside and coast in Udimore near Rye.

A great base for families and couples to call home, this dog-friendly cottage offers high-quality appliances and an enclosed garden with a hot tub to make the most of the spectacular views.

You'll find off-road parking for two cars on arrival, along with space for coats and boots by the front door.

Make yourself right at home in the open-plan living space with high ceilings, chandeliers, and a sumptuous corner sofa to snuggle up in front of the Smart TV.

When it's time for dinner, the kitchen area is fully equipped with integrated facilities for you to rustle up your favourite home-cooked meals.

There's a breakfast bar for three and a dining table to host family dinners by the warmth of the sleek electric fire.

Alternatively, why not open the French doors and dine al fresco in your private garden?

The space is fully enclosed for dogs and children to play, whilst the adults cook dinner on the barbecue or relax in the hot tub under the stars.

After the day's adventures, retreat to the family bathroom with marble-effect tiles, a large bath, spacious walk-in shower, and heated towel rail for the ultimate relaxation.

Both bedrooms have a high-quality finish with stylish furnishings and patio doors to access the garden; choose between the master king-size with a TV and large en-suite bathroom, and the twin room with a TV.

For a memorable stay in Sussex, choose Birch Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 943713, together sleeping up to 12 guests.


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


  • 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:

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