Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only.T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Kent & Sussex 1 minutes ago

1 of 21 View Image Gallery
  • Knot Cottage - Kent & Sussex - 1055679 - photo 1

Knot Cottage

(Ref. 1055679)

Rye, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • no (12)
  • location (10)
  • bed (7)
  • people (7)
  • cottage (7)
  • bedroom (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "A real let down."

    The location was excellent but everything else was lacking. We booked 2 nights in Jan but there was no heating on, it took 24hrs to warm up so essentially felt like we were camping during winter . No welcome pack, queried this and was told tea and coffee was the welcome for short stays. There were 5 teabags and some happy shopper instant! There was dog hairs, paint peeling, wallpaper peeling, multiple bulbs that didn't work, the world's noisest bed, terrible electric shower, a bedroom door that doesn't remain shut to allow any privacy, bricks that fall out of fireplace. I raised concerns with the host but to no avail. It very much feels like due to the location the hosts do not have to try. I do not recommend. £700 for two nights and all these issues is ridiculous.

    Reviewed by Phillippa2.5Jan 2024

  • "I stayed for two weeks, and the facilities fell far short for the money charged."

    This place offers just enough for a couple of nights stay, and I have based that on one person. Terrible wifi TalkTalk service- it was stronger and more reliable to hotspot from my phone. No washing machine when there is no suitable laundry in Rye to cover. No sharp knives and then no sharpener. Tiny fridge - how would manage with 6 people?! No draining board for washed up cutlery Luke warm hot water tap in bathroom with very poor pressure. Same for kitchen. Shower is very small and you step out to a steep drop. No toilet brush - for basic cleanliness. A general odour downstairs of wet dog. And at the end of the stay you need to strip beds and put washing in a pile, presumably to cut down the expense of a cleaning person. Hopefully these notes will be considered and help improve the place for others that pay to follow.

    Reviewed by Alistair3.1Sep 2023

  • "The property was a little disappointing but its a great location for beautiful Rye The fridge is tiny, not good enough for 2 let alone 6 people!"

    No where to put the washing up! The back yard was a bit over grown and untidy! No normal TV Channels had to login to my Netflix only! The smoke detector ran out of battery so I text the number I had and never heard back from them! Just lots a little things that could make our stay a little more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.1Sep 2023

  • "Knot Cottage is a lovely, clean, tastefully decorated holiday house."

    However the kitchen falls short if you want to cook at the house, there just aren’t enough saucepans (or big enough saucepans for a house that sleeps 6!) and we found that the larger bottom oven didn’t heat up just leaving us the small top oven to use. Would also have been nice if oven gloves were provided to make it safer. Also in the photos they have quite a large fridge freezer under the stairs which has now been replaced with a small under counter fridge freezer. Was also disappointed that there were no drinking glasses (apart from 3 wine glasses and 4 champagne flutes?!) but there was a supply of paper cups in the drawer - would have preferred proper glasses at my age! The bed and mattress in the largest bedroom was super uncomfortable and we had to move into the back bedroom which was a little better. The small shower room is small but ok. The lounge is really comfy, but I cannot imagine how you are supposed to sit 6 people - there are two 2 seat sofas and two footstools. It might also be nice if there was some privacy film on the lounge window as there is quite often traffic queuing outside and you feel like everyone is staring in. All this aside, it is a lovely little holiday house which I would recommend for 2-4 people, but definitely not for 6.

    Reviewed by John3.1Nov 2022

  • "Knot cottage was AMAZING - we will definitely be coming back - for a week next time!"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very well decorated and fitted-out cottage, in a perfect location in Rye."

    Lovely little garden.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2022

  • "Although in a great location, the property is not really suitable for 6 people, as currently listed."

    There were also a few niggles like very wobbly cupboard that contained glasses, really difficult shower control, empty salt and pepper, blinds that couldn’t be lowered without removing vases, no blinds in attic room etc that felt that no one had tried the rental out.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Apr 2022

  • "Very disappointing cottage."

    It was not clean when we arrived so we had to request a re-clean. Bed in main bedroom is very uncomfortable and should be replaced. Light in second bedroom did not work. Kitchen is very poorly equipped (no glasses…). Whilst the location is good, the house is very expensive for what it is (very basically furnished, very small). Would not recommend.

    Reviewed by Katharine2.2Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

    We would love to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The hot water system needs to be looked at as it only delivers slow running water, especially in the bathroom."

    We loved the welcome pack which we weren't expecting. The location is fantastic. The bed in the front bedroom is very creaky and uncomfortable. Minor points that would improve the facilities and comfort scores.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed the location and house."

    We had a great time

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a very nice stay thank you."

    The house had most things we needed although I’d definitely say a bigger fridge is needed. The fridge that is there is not big enough for 6 people

    Reviewed by Tina3.1Aug 2021

  • "The main problem was the existence of only one toilet and shower room on the ground floor to also serve 3 bedrooms on the first and second floors."

    A bit tricky for the people on the top floor at night (if necessary) to go down 2 flights of stairs, one of which goes through another bedroom. Apart from that it was a good place.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Jun 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and this is not a criticism but as a property for 6 people there should be more mugs ( there were only 4) more tumblers and more cutlery as it was constant washing up and better Saucepans as the ones provided were very small ."

    Otherwise the facilities were excellent with very comfortable beds , furniture and a lovely little courtyard garden . Fantastic position within Rye for all amenities and excellent car park very close by . Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7May 2021

  • "No hairdryer."

    No oven gloves. But brilliant location.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Oct 2020

Show more Hide all


  • Over three-floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, Freeview TV and WiFi, with Freeview box & Netflix
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with outdoor dining area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Woodburning stove in sitting room is purely decorative and not funtional
  • Note: Additional parking can be found within 0.1 miles in a public car park, at a rate of £2 per day

The property

Sitting at the centre of the excitement within the historical town of Rye, Knot Cottage is a fabulous three-storey property that has been beautifully renovated to a high standard.

Within close range of both the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Sussex coast, this delightful pet-friendly dwelling makes a fabulous setting for any family holiday.

Be welcomed into an inviting sitting room, perfectly styled with two chic leather Chesterfields and a striking exposed stone fireplace.

With new high-end modern panel electric radiators in every room, discover a pretty country-style kitchen kitted out with all the essential appliances such as an electric cooker and hobs, with a quirky retro fridge and beautiful Belfast sink.

Tuck into a hearty home-cooked meal at the dining table or take the evening outside with dinner alfresco-style at the wonderful outdoor table, raising a glass to time well-spent with loved ones as you watch the sun set on another fantastic day.

Grab a quick wash in the ground-floor shower room whilst your towel keeps warm and toasty on the heated rail, before venturing up the staircase to the first floor and retiring to one of the two bright and airy double bedrooms hosting handy storage space for all of your belongings.

A further twin bedroom can be found nestled on the second floor, decorated with two lovely oak beds and a welcoming armchair, offering the perfect space to wind down at the end of the evening with your favourite novel.

Start your days with a relaxing stroll through the centre of the town, stopping off at one of the many independent cafés for a tasty breakfast and a pot of tea.

Wander through the impressive Rye Castle Museum and Ypres Tower, before catching the train to the vibrant seaside town of Hastings to soak up the sunshine on the soft white sands of the beach, or learn of the exciting and rich history at Hastings Castle before exploring the underground caves at Smugglers Adventure.

Spot exotic fish and sharks at the Blue Reef Aquarium or experience an animal encounter like never before at Drusillas Park.

Set off on a breath-taking walk along off-beaten tracks through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and discover magnificent landmarks such as Bateman's Jacobean House and the ruins of Battle Abbey.

Live memorable moments with your loved ones on an escape to Knot Cottage.

View on map

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.