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Lantern Cottage

(Ref. 1097481)

Rye, Sussex Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (6)
  • location (5)
  • bed (4)
  • parking (4)
  • seating (4)
  • comfortable (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location, clear instructions re parking and unloading"

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was just what we needed for a holiday it is a lovely place to say ..."

    The property was just what we needed for a holiday it is a lovely place to say very central for everything in rye will definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable short stay in this delightful well located cottage."

    We found the facilities well provided, the seating and bed comfortable and the bath/shower arrangement fine. The Wi-Fi was a little unreliable and we were a bit unprepared for the steep stairs, but otherwise, we had a great break, thanks.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0May 2023

  • "Trading on location!"

    More effort needed by owners. eg windows in smaller room leaked (had to put towels on sill during heavy rain), taps wabbled, toilet occasionally leaked from base when you flush, damaged drawers in larger bedroom, no cork screw, ragged wooden utensils, non-stick surface of frying pan damaged, holes in cushion covers, TV remote not working, bins not emptied, shower screen leaked at base as seal has gone, Wi-Fi never worked. Bed in larger room very uncomfortable - sagged towards the middle. And when we booked it was listed as parking nearby, with no charge warning. Parking costs for the week amounted to £60! Parking is £3.20 6pm to 10am, or £5 for a 24-hour period, behind Kettle of Fish by the Wish Street roundabout. 3 minutes' walk from the house.

    We are truly sorry for your disappointment with Lantern Cottage. We have addressed all the issues you have raised. We try to action all issues raised immediately, we could have fixed so many of these issues straightaway had you notified us during your stay. There is 24 hour parking at The Cattle Market Car Park accessed via Rope Walk for £2.50 every 24 hours. Parking is readily available in Rye within walking distance of the cottage for a variety of different prices, I'm sorry you were not advised of the cheaper options. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin1.9Oct 2022

  • "The cottage wonderful location."

    However the seating was not comfortable. Dining chairs like school children’s and not comfortable. The sofa gave us backache and the armchairs very uncomfortable. A number of things to point out : Kettle does not automatically switch off. Dishwasher needs rinse aid. One bed has base misaligned. No broom or dustpan and brush to be found in case of accidental spillage. Internet very unreliable. TV remote control needs new batteries or replacing. Tea bags and coffee well out of date and no welcome niceity to be found. Otherwise lovely.

    Reviewed by Sara3.1Sep 2022

  • "We were pleased with the cottage in general."

    Our only issue is the uncomfortable sofa and armchairs. They lacked any support and were low down which in turn made them difficult to get out of.

    Reviewed by Alison3.4Jul 2022

  • "We followed instructions to get to cottage on sat nav for unloading but unfortunately many of the cobbled streets were not suitable for vehicles and we went round and round to try to get close."

    We ended up parking in the Strand to unload, at a cost of £7 which we didnt realise gave us just till tea time! more needs to be explained about parking as description does say parking available, yes, as long as you are prepared to walk a distance and pay. We found Marinos fish and chip shop with car park behind, and paid £5 for 24 hours. The cottage was very central, and was fine for two adults, not sure for any more as it is very small and bathroom and seating could be a problem. The sofa was really grubby with stains and spills all over it, we did feel it needed a good clean, however it was comfy. The fridge has broken door shelf and the inner trays were the only storeage area for bottles etc, resulted in leaking milk everywhere as we had to lay it down!. Previous clients rubbish in the dustbin so we couldnt dispose of our rubbish. We didnt cook but kitchen looked ok with utensils, although several mugs have very visible chips in the bases. We were here for just 4 nights and it was enough, more effort is needed to provide a little more than just getting by. Batteries in remote had almost gone, needed replacing, we left a note. Maybe as we have 3 or 4 cottage breaks a year, and have for many years, our expectations are high , no welcome pack {pint of milk} no toiletries, no guest book, little tourist info, We didnt really feel we had arrived on holiday, all cottage owners need to up their game in welcoming guests, we are on holiday!!! must mention, the towells are super and Simply Italian restaurant just down from cottage at the Strand is absolutely amazing.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.1Jun 2022

  • "Simple information on how to operate the cooker."

    Availability of parking options should have been made clearer. ie, Cost of parking in nearest car parks.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1May 2022

  • "This property is great value for money ."

    You can’t beat the location right in centre of town . It was quiet at night . The sun shines into cottage in afternoon giving it such a warm cosy feel . And we could take our dog

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Nearest car park is a short walk - Cattle Market Car Park accessed via Rope Walk
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Overlooking the picturesque Old Town of Rye in East Sussex is this delightful, end-terrace cottage, Lantern Cottage.

Although a period cottage with plenty of character, the property has been stylishly appointed for one or two couples to explore the coast or venture into High Weald AONB.

Find Lantern Cottage tucked away down a quaint, cobbled alley on a row of red-brick cottages for a picturesque holiday setting.

Be welcomed into a bright and airy open-plan living space, thoughtfully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a self-catering stay; the kitchen area will entice any budding chef, complete with a dishwasher for fuss-free clean ups.

Dine at the stylish glass table for four with a glass of bubbly to toast to your retreat.

For evening entertainment, a large, flat-screen TV is set on the wall in front of cushioned seats to sink into after a busy day.

Choose between two lovely bedrooms overlooking Rye's Old Town to retire for the night; a king-size and a double both have attractive colour schemes and furnishings to suit any taste.

In the morning, hang your towel on the heated towel rail of the sleek, contemporary bathroom before enjoying a hot shower; there's even a washing machine to keep your clothes fresh throughout your stay!

Rye's attractions and amenities are right on your doorstep, whether that's dining in the nearby Ship Inn, stocking up at the supermarket or soaking up the local history; browse antique emporiums, enjoy harbour views from Rye Castle Museum or visit Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

Camber Castle is another must-visit just south of Rye for guided tours of the remains of a historic fort built by Henry VIII!

If it's outdoor adventures you seek, High Weald AONB is known for its unspoilt landscapes spanning woodland, hills and medieval manors, whilst Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a must for wildlife lovers.

Stop off in Battle to visit the majestic Abbey and the historic Hastings Battlefield, before dining at The Railway Country Pub.

Sun seekers will relish Camber just a short journey away from Camber Sands, offering watersports and glorious golden sands, as well as the nearby Rye Golf Club.

Further along the coast brings you to Hastings with its Contemporary Art Gallery, True Crime Museum and the looming ruins of Hastings Castle with its dungeons, whilst a pebbled beach awaits avid swimmers.

Lantern Cottage is sure to please guests on their next holiday along the coast of East Sussex!

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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