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Lily Cottage

Rye, Sussex (Ref. 983611)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • “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. ...

    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.

    - Mrs Curtis, July 2021

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.


  • 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.

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.

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