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17 The Boathouse

(Ref. 973784)

Rye, Sussex Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location(short walk to town centre)."

    Stunning bath/shower area. Excellent kitchen/dining area. Road to property full of potholes presumably due to the industrial traffic from nearby work sites. Adjacent path to town was flooded.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Oct 2023

  • "A lovely property with interesting views across the river."

    Has the added advantage of an allocated parking space and just a short walk into Rye.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment, very well equipped and clean."

    Light, spacious and comfortable. An excellent place to stay to enjoy Rye and the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location, nicely furnished, a home from home feel."

    Well equipped with everything you need. Central to everything but in a location that feels away from it all. A good bus route to near places, for example Hastings and Camber, both are walkable if your keen walker.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay in this delightful apartment."

    So comfortable and well equipped, we would have no hesitation in booking again. Can highly recommend no. 17 The Boathouse. Jackie and Alastair

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Apartment was spacious and situated in a perfect location."

    However, the cleanliness could have been better, especially with the bathroom. The shower mat was particularly dirty and the floor had not been cleaned properly as there were hairs and cobwebs.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline2.8May 2023

  • "Ideally situated by the river and close to the town of Rye."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2023

  • "The apartment is fabulous."

    It is ideally situated and is very well equipped. The only negative point is that the bed is very soft. I found it uncomfortable. I noticed that several other guests had mentioned this in the guest book at the apartment over the last two years. Perhaps the owners could consider changing the mattress.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    The flat is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable so it was no hardship when very wet and windy weather kept us indoors instead of exploring the area as we had planned.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property in a good location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Flat is very nicely set up and lets a lot of light into the building which is nice to wake up to."

    Facilities are in good working order and shower has good water pressure, it's a fantastic location on the river and a very short walk into town which is a perfect distance for the town life but at the same time perfect for if you want a quiet day on the terrace undisturbed. Would definitely came here again!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "A truly wonderful property that made our time away even more enjoyable."

    It was very homely and a nice experience that you wouldn’t get at a hotel. It was not far from the town so we could easily walk to where we wanted to go without any issues. We loved our stay and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maisie5.0Feb 2023

  • "The flat is ideally situated to town and has a lovely view of the river."

    It is a lovely decorated flat, nice and warm with all the facilities you need. We really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to anyone. I would definitely book and stay again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great apartment."

    Perfect for our needs. Well equipped, spotlessly clean, easy to keep warm and comfortable in what were appalling weather conditions. We wouldn’t hesitate in returning to 17 The Boathouse. A little gem of a property

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "The apartment is really lovely."

    Super decor and tastefully furnished. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking which is great if trying to keep to a budget. The apartment is warm and comfortable. The riverside location is quiet and interesting to watch the tidal river. Great independent shops in the town including many antique shops.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Nov 2022

  • "Perfect apartment with all the necessities plus more."

    It seemed every effort had been made to ensure guests had a great stay. It’s a lovely layout, very quiet, and I can’t stop enthusing about the shower! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "The appartment exceeded any expectations we had and they had been high."

    Location, accommodation, equipment etc of a high standard but also comfortable and friendly. In short, wish we could stayed longer.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday Perfect apartment Lots to do in the local area Very close to Rye with excellent restaurants and bars"

    Reviewed by Cherida5.0May 2022

  • "It was a very clean, comfortable well furnished flat."

    The artwork was pleasing. The location was good, just a short stroll into Rye and the onsite parking was ideal.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect place for 2, clean and comfortable."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very comfortable and homely apartment."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided to make this apartment home from home. Loved watching the birds from the decking, and seeing the boats going up and down the river.A short walk to Rye itself, with a decent supermarket and good places to eat.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent apartment presented very well."

    Good location for the town and nature reserve and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment in an amazing location with fantastic views xx would love to stay again x thank you xx"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fantastic property."

    Super view across the river. Very quiet and an easy walk to the town centre area. Tastefully decorated.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Nov 2021

  • "My real complaint is that when I unsubscribe, you take no notice."

    Please discontinue emails unless they relate to abooking I am making or have made.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "The apartment was spacious, reasonably well equipped and in a great location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Unfortunately the cleaner was delayed which meant the apartment was not prepared when we arrived and was not clean hence our low rating for cleanliness. The cleaner did turn up later. She was very apologetic and had been delayed by bad traffic. I am sure the apartment would usually be very clean upon arrival. Rye is lovely and we would recommend Rye Harbour nature reserve; really interesting particularly for bird watchers.

    Reviewed by Antony3.8Aug 2021

  • "Very satisfied with the apartment."

    Must be the best shower in the world! Everything worked well and easily, no poking around for obscure instructions. Rye is a beautiful town in the centre with loads of eating places. A bit depressed outside the centre, however, very sad. Simply Italian and Rye Thai our favourites although dinner on the balcony took some beating. Overall, a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "My husband and I had a fantastic stay at this apartment."

    I had booked it specially for my husbands 50th birthday. It had met all my expectations. From the lovely aspect to the nice touches of wine, milk and biscuits. The owner was also very accommodating in discussing any changes required. I would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 2021

  • "Great location near town."

    Lovely balcony to sit on when sun shines. Nice to be next to river. Sat and watched the world go by.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "This place was lovely and peaceful."

    The accommodation was really nice and the owners left some thoughtful touches, such as milk etc to tide us over. The prosecco was a lovely bonus.I would stay here again when there isn't a pandemic and you can do some proper sightseeing

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "17 The Boathouse, Rye is a lovely apartment."

    Warm and welcoming. It is beautifully decorated and furnished. The holiday was restful and quiet. Rye is a most interesting town with much to recommend it in architecture, history and amenities.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2020

  • "Very relaxing, lovely views and within easy walking distance of the town."

    Reviewed by Glenice5.0Sep 2020

  • "I wouldn’t book with Sykes again a very long winded story BUT I would DEFINITELY re book 17 The Boathouse."

    A fantastic find. Very clean and so many thoughtful touches. Well equipped and we loved the balcony and we made very good use of it during our stay.

    Reviewed by Tamzin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous short break at The Boathouse in Rye."

    The location was perfect and made for an utterly relaxing time away. Everything you needed was there and the owners couldn't have been more thoughtful. Time sitting out on the veranda watching the sights and sounds of the river was idyllic. We would thoroughly recommend this beautifully comfortable, light, fully equipped place to everyone - 10/10. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location and accommodation."

    Spent quite a bit of time indoors as weather was terrible, but the place was so comfortable this was actually a real pleasure.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "The location was very good, with only a 5 minute walk into the interesting historic village of Rye, with a good variety of eating/drinking pubs/restaurants."

    We were fortunate to be there in November when the Rye Pageant was on - the torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks were excellent. If you are into bird watching there is Rye Nature Reserve a 10 minute drive away, and RSPB Dungeness. We were only in the area for a few days so need to go back and explore further!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2019

  • "The flat was comfortable, convenient and very well equipped and we enjoyed our stay."

    We were pleased to have communications direct from the owners. The description of the access hinted at the unmade road and route through disused industrial buildings. We were not concerned about it but many might have been. The location alongside the river and disused buildings means we were not surprised to see a very large rat walk along the outdoor seating area and then feast on the blackberries growing over the wall.

    Reviewed by W John4.7Oct 2019

  • "Just to say the apartment was out of this world so relaxing and everything we needed would go back again."

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2019

  • "We think the unadopted dark road leading to the flat ( plus steps up) may be a problem for some guests."

    Unlit at night with large puddles. Following a restaurant trip it was pouring down. No taxis available. We got soaked even with an umbrella!. Also the view . Not entirely accurate. The scrap cars not shown.......thsi could easily be improved with attractive screen of appropriate planting Nonetheless, we did have a lovely break and personally would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Aug 2019

  • "A very comfortable and well-situated apartment."

    It’s close enough to the old town to stroll in in five minutes but away from the hustle and bustle in a quiet waterfront location. Everything we needed for our week away

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "17 The Boathouse is an extremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and clean property."

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2019

  • "17 The Boathouse."

    My wifes first word as we walked in was "wow", it's light and spacious with a modern kitchen area with everything we needed for our weeks stay. Tastefully furnished and decorated with up to the minute lighting and big screen TV with DVD, the large modern bathroom with a powerful shower exceeds most hotel standards. The owners sent us an email with all the necessary information on getting there, key access, heating, shopping etc. Tea and coffee with milk along with a bottle of prosecco which we really appreciated was left for us. The location is a short walk from the town, very quiet. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was a beautifully decorated property with everything one could possibly want included."

    Drinks and supplies were left for me, along with detailed information about the lighting, heating and local attractions. Everywhere was clean and fresh and I immediately felt at home. There were books, games and DVDs too and a 'reading chair' with its own light, facing the river. I would be very happy to go back there again one day.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a really enjoyable and relaxing stay at 17 The Boathouse."

    The apartment was homely, warm and immaculately clean. It was very nicely furnished, spacious and light, and had everything you could need in a home from home. We loved the fabulous shower, slept really well in a very comfortable bed, and enjoyed the interesting lighting choices in the lounge! The sofa was really comfortable too, and the kitchen area was practical, well provided and also very clean. The location was quiet and peaceful with lovely views over the river. We enjoyed exploring Rye, had an excellent birthday meal at Webbe's Fish Cafe and a good meal and pint at the Ship Inn nearby. And private parking was an absolute bonus too. We appreciated the birthday bottle of Prosecco left by Judith too - thank you for a delightful stay!

    Reviewed by Alf5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.WIFI, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Private enclosed decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Though the property is all ground floor there are steps leading up to a decking area in front and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note that access does cross a section of privately owned unmade road of about 25 metres, which can be uneven; please take care when crossing

The property

This spacious flat is light and airy and is ideally situated on the banks of the River Brede just a short stroll to the centre of the ancient cinque port town of Rye.

It has plenty of space to spread out and relax and soak up the views of the passing boats and the beautiful sunsets from the balcony.

It is furnished with a comfortable sofa and reading chair which you can position to make the most of the views of the river and the fields beyond.

The flat has large windows and patio doors onto the south and west facing balcony - making the most of the sunshine all day and ending up with the stunning sunsets.

There is a 40" smart TV, DVD player, radio/Bluetooth speaker and wifi throughout the property.

The kitchen is well equipped and boasts a large breakfast bar and bar stools.

There is an under counter fridge and separate under counter freezer at the property.

There is also a dining table and chairs in the open plan living area for a more formal meal.

The bedroom has a king size bed and plenty of wardrobe space and its own TV.

The modern bathroom is accessed either from the bedroom or the hallway and has a walk-in shower with both a full 'rain head' and hand-held shower.

There is a dedicated parking space in the private car park in front of The Boathouse.

Rye town centre is a few minutes walk and there are many shops, cafes, pubs and even a cinema.

There are also plenty of places to visit in the area and the visitor centre in Rye has lots of ideas - although there are also some suggestions left in the flat.

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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