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Lily Cottage

(Ref. 983611)

Rye, Sussex Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great time at Lily Cottage!"

    It is very well located - just a few minutes by foot from the train station and the supermarket. And of course to the nice old town. The cottage has a great atmosphere and is well equipped. We would love to come back in future!

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Oct 2023

  • "Das Haus war vor allem im Erdgeschoss viel zu klein für 5-6 Personen."

    Auch am Esstisch haben nur 2-3 Personen Platz. Ich weiß nicht wie da auch noch ein Hund Platz haben sollte. Wir mussten immer geduckt duschen da die Dusche sehr tief hing und fest angebracht war. Die oberen Geschosse mit den Schlafzimmern waren von der Größe her in Ordnung. Die Einrichtung ist sehr gemütlich und hat mir gut gefallen. Die Parksituation ist nicht sehr bequem, da es nur Parkplätze gibt die zwar nicht weit weg sind, die man aber täglich bezahlen muss. Oder aber wöchentlich über eine App.

    Reviewed by Anja2.5Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Perfect location, we had an amazing holiday and would definitely want to book to go back there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Lily cottage and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family."

    It’s perfectly positioned in Rye, near to the pubs and restaurants. It’s beautifully decorated, comfortable bed and dog friendly. We will definitely be returning. Just want to say thank you for accommodating my late booking and quick response from the owners.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Drainage wasn't working properly both in tub and kitchen."

    Would like better instructions on garbage.

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Apr 2023

  • "A little gem, comfortable and well equipped in a really convenient location"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great cottage, which we return to when in Rye, feels like home from home."

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely immaculate cottage with everything you could need, in a fantastic location."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable and ideally situated property - well equipped on the whole but could have done with more baking trays."

    The freezer compartment in the fridge needs defrosting. Excellent welcome pack

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "Hello really happy with the stay, this is our 3rd time staying at Lily Cottage."

    Really nice touches such as having the Nespresso machine. One very small piece of feedback is that perhaps the freezer part of the fridge needs defrosting. We did try to use the freezer part for our dogs food but it semi-defrosted and went off and he wouldn't eat it, we had to by extra food from the pet shop. Would be great if you could check this for next time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property - we had such a delightful stay, perfect for my partner's birthday."

    We've made memories that will last us a lifetime - thank you so much.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we would be happy to welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lily cottage is a lovely home from home stay."

    The welcome gift package was a very lovely surprise, very appreciated. The cottage has everything you could wish for, very well equipped. Thank for a lovely stay. We hope to be back at Lily cottage again soon. Miss Nicky Taylor

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Feb 2022

  • "Welcome hamper was a really lovely touch."

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location in central Rye."

    Compact but lots of thought has gone into making your stay really enjoyable. Welcome basket of goodies a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Well, the town of Rye is delightful and we really enjoyed visiting it and the various attractions in the area."

    The welcome pack was excellent and the cottage was clean and tidy. However, if I book accommodation for 6 I expect it to accommodate 6 people. Lily Cottage doesn't. There was nowhere we could all sit to eat a meal together, the kitchen table seated 4 on very uncomfortable chairs and two stools, and even that was a squash and meant that you couldn't get to the cooker or the wholly inadequate fridge (which hadn't been defrosted so there was nowhere to put anything frozen.) There were two tiny sofas in the sitting room and one chair, again not really adequate for 6 people. The outside space was entirely useless, completely hemmed in and overlooked and room for 2 people only. The bathroom looks nice on the website but in practice is hopeless. The bath is so narrow that you can barely turn round in it, and the taps so inconveniently situated that you bang yourself on them. The bath is very slippery and there was no anti-slip mat. Nor is there a grab handle for the bath so anyone using it would is older would find it impossible to get out. The curtain sticks to you most unpleasantly and it completely cuts out the light from the (already dim) single light so you shower in the dark at night. Shaving is impossible because you can't see anything. My husband ended up shaving over the kitchen sink. The cupboard space was so limited that there was nowhere to put food and the fridge far too small. The plumbing needs some attention, several times the water came up the kitchen sink and was very slow to drain away, the dishwasher made extraordinary noises. Overall the lighting is very poor so the whole effect was gloomy, which was rather how we felt about the whole experience. The cottage was very expensive and poor value for money compared to the many other places we have rented at peak holiday times.

    Reviewed by Rosalind2.2Jul 2021

  • "Lily Cottage was very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, had everything you could possibly need for a self catering break."

    The welcome pack was amazing, the courtyard garden is a little sun trap. We were within walking distance to everything amazing selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as local tourist attractions. Carpark a few yards away and only £2 per day for 24hrs parking. Fabulous break away.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and in a lovely part of Rye."

    My step son at 18 decided not to come on holiday in the end and tbh I think it was a wise move. The cottage is very small and although fine for 3 adults any more and it would have been difficult. The welcome pack was wonderful and the cottage was extremely clean and fresh. Issues we were disappointed with was the back yard was very small and not particularly a place you wanted to spend much time. A few plants ir flowers may have helped. The Internet was very slow and generally unusable. Albeit it wasn't a great problem. What was a problem was the bathroom and particularly the bath layout. A beautiful bathroom but totally inappropriate. No lock on the bathroom door and the beautiful bath with central mixer taps with shower was most inconvenient. Why the taps were in the centre so restricting any chance of a reasonable bath is beyond me looking at the layout. It was nice to get home and have a nice shower last night tbh. So in summary a beautifully presented cottage but it's not suitable for 6 people. And the bath area although classy is not user friendly. Would I come back to Rye .. yes Would I choose this cottage again... probably no.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Jun 2021

  • "The Sykes blurb about cleaning is well overstated."

    Property was ok , but not really clean. The noise issues were understated, road traffic noise is excessive and drowns out the tv. The pub opposite is really busy and the noise stops at around 10.30. Property walls were not soundproof. Noisy dog one side and screaming baby all night for 4 nights the other side. The property was well located and well equipped. Rye is a very pretty town with lots to see and do. Good selection of pubs and restaurants but take care at the moment as many are fully booked.

    Reviewed by David3.1Jun 2021

  • "Really easy to get the keys, clear instructions were provided."

    We loved the house in Rye and it was equipped to a very high standard , we will book again for another trip to Rye. We also found a JustPark car space around the corner which we booked for the week so even parking was easy!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "Lily cottage makes for the perfect weekend getaway, close to all the lovely shops and pubs of Rye as well as windy walks by the sea."

    The welcome hamper was the most generous we’ve ever had, the cottage itself was cosy and comfortable, and Kimberly the host was extra helpful. Five stars.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely location."

    Beds extremely comfortable which is exactly what you need after spending all day walking so you wake up refreshed ready for another day. Plenty of very comfortable seating. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very well situated in the town and facilities."

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is superbly located in the centre of this historic town allowing you the opportunity to sample the numerous restaurants,bars, micro breweries,without having to worry about taxis etc."

    For the Ladies numerous shops A proper paradise

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lily Cottage is ideally located in Rye."

    The cottage is very nicely decorated and is very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Mar 2020

  • "Perfect location and charming cottage."

    We were a family of three and one small dog and it suited us wonderfully. Easy to park minutes away. Very comfy beds and we appreciated the small kindnesses of milk in the fridge and cake on the table. Rye is gorgeous and our hound loved the huge expanses of Camber Sands as did we!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage in a good location"

    Reviewed by Gavin4.4Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cozy comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a great time, the cottage is in a good central location."

    I think it would be slight ly cramped with six in it, & would need some extra equipment. the important thing I'd like to share is the condition of the bathroom; the wooden loo seat doesn't raise, which means at some point it's going to get peed on! It also has a crack in it, which obviously makes it difficult to clean. some of the paint on loo seat is worn away. It's a vintage loo & doesn't really flush very efficiently. The wash basin surround is also water damaged with lots of peeling paint. The rest of the cottage is really lovely, & the bathroom didn't spoil our stay, I just think the shabbiness of the chic doesn't really work, practically,or hygienically ,especially in a holiday let. A new basin surround and modern loo, & the place would be perfect. Id like to emphasise that we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I hope this feedback is helpful. Michael & Lin Littlewood

    Thank you very much for your comments. We have now replaced the whole toilet system and sink unit in the bathroom. We are glad that you had a lovely holiday in our cottage. Thank you very much for all your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Aug 2019

  • "We had a great stay in Lily Cottage."

    It was beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and comfortable and very well equipped. We found it a bit of a squeeze - as six adults - to sit together in the evening - due to the proportions of the downstairs living area, but the upstairs accommodation was great with three good sized bedrooms. Lily Cottage is very well situated in Rye, which is a lovely little town with lots to do in the surrounding area. We were very grateful for the welcome pack and little touches such as tea and coffee, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. Parking was not an issue as we were able to park in one of the town car parks which was less than a minutes walk away. There was always a space and it costs £2 for 24 hours.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Aug 2019

  • "Central location and very comfortable well equipped cottage in a lovely town."

    Reviewed by Serena4.7Apr 2019

  • "First class well presented and good facilities."

    In the perfect location for a trip to Rye. Whole family including the dog very happy with it. Thanks to all concerned.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Apr 2019

  • "Very easy booking process and straightforward app."

    Lovely cottage in a great location. The welcome goodies are a nice touch - and having all the basics ie tea, coffee, milk, washing up liquid etc are practical and appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2018

  • "Could have been more informative about parking facilities."

    Very good local dog walks. Lots of dog friendly eating places and pubs. Very nice house but compact.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely stylish and immaculately clean cottage in a beautiful town."

    Excellent heating system provided instant hot water and warmed the house really quickly. Great wifi and smart TV. Lovely sunny courtyard.Very central location means that the house is on a busy road and only has single glazing so you do hear noise outside which wasn't a problem for us You can park outside from 6pm to 8am which is handy for unloading. The market car park is a few minutes walk and costs £2 per 24 hours and works well other than overnight Wednesday and Thursday daytime when the market is on. We found street parking slightly further out of Rye for that. Although the house sleeps 6 the space downstairs would make it a squeeze with more than 4 people. The table seats 4 with 2 places at a breakfast bar and the living room has a three seater sofa and an armchair. We would definitely stay again if returning to Rye.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Oct 2018

  • "Really easy to book and use app."

    Cottage exceeded expectations - a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jun 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin (accessed through one of double rooms)
  • Ground floor newly refurbished bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Nespresso machine, washing machine
  • dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Chargeable public car park nearby
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Please note: property is suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children
  • Property accepts holiday rentals only no commercial bookings
  • Please Note: All bookings must start from a Saturday or Sunday, including short breaks

The property

Placed right in the heart of the stunning town of Rye in East Sussex is this gorgeously decorated terraced cottage.

A Grade II listed building, this well-located property retains many of its classy original features and makes for the perfect stay for families seeking a rural break.

As you step into the heart-warming sitting room, feel instantly at home with the contemporary grey features, rustic wooden floorboards, Smart TV and beautiful feature fireplace making it a wonderful spot to put your feet up at the end of the day.

Head through into a bright and airy kitchen/diner, again sporting the stunning contemporary greys, this setup comes excellently equipped and also plays host to a lovely dining table for the whole group to sit around and enjoy your meals, or perhaps a board game on a rainy day.

Also on the ground floor is the attractively tiled family bathroom, a rainfall shower sits over the bath while the original WC helps to retain the property's fine character.

Take the traditionally narrow stairs to the first floor where you will discover two immaculate double bedrooms, both are finished to a tasteful standard, with one offering access up to the second floor where twin single beds rest cosily under the sloping ceiling to complete the accommodation.

When you're not out making the most of this wonderful town, you may wish to treat you and your loved ones to a delicious BBQ while relaxing in the courtyard to the back of Lily Cottage.

Step out of the front door and discover the charming amenities of this ancient port, its pretty streets are lined with a wealth of different shops and eateries, while you can also visit its number of superb attractions including the Rye Castle Museum and the National Trust's Lamb House.

Close by, lovers of the countryside can trek through the idyllic High Weald AONB, while those who prefer the coast can take the short trip to the beautiful Rye Bay, here you will also find the ever-popular Camber Sands Beach.

Hastings is another fascinating spot close by which is well worth a visit.

Discover all that this sublime region can offer by enjoying a stay at the fabulous Lily Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Please note: property is suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children.
Property does not accept worker bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas