Rye cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottages to rent in Rye
Rye, an English town near the coast in East Sussex. In the centre, cobbled lanes with cute names such as, Mermaid Street, Watchbell Lane are lined with medieval, half-timbered crooked houses. The redbrick Lamb House was once owned by writer Henry James. Rye streets are clustered around a sandstone hillside, overlooking the winding River Rother and Romney Marsh. Rye is a relaxed, historic and picturesque and photogenic town, one definatley not to be missed.
Hundreds of years ago, Rye was surrounded by water and formed part of the medieval Cinque Ports. The town's hilltop was used as a vantage point for detecting and repelling theiving invaders. Ypres Tower, built in 1249 to defend Rye has views across the marsh to what was once one of the most important harbours in the country.
|At a glance...|
|Bars & restaurants||20+|
|Cycle paths & mountain biking||✔|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands (7kms)|
|Nearest airport||Gatwick (66km)|
|Nearest train station||Rye (SE)|
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Rye is an excellent location to rent a holiday cottage and explore Sussex and the South Coast.
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Things to see and do in Rye
Rye and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, beautiful marshland, open coastline and rolling countryside. One of the top attractions is Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. It has an assortment of coastal habitats, shingle, saltmarsh & saline lagoons, gravel pits & reed beds is a fantastic area for taking a walk and seeing the local wildlife.
|A few suggestions...|
|Rye Castle Museum & Ypres Tower||✔|
|Explore Rye Harbour Nature Reserve||✔|
|Spend a day on the fabulous Camber Sands beach||✔|
|The National Trust's Georgian Lamb House and gardens||✔|
|Explore the hilltop town of Winchelsea (2 miles)||✔|
Our view on Rye holidays
Rye is the jewel in Sussex's crown and has something to offer everyone, whatever their age, throughout the year. From the beautiful Sussex countryside to the impressive and dramatic coastline, Rye is the perfect location for renting a cottage and use it as a base to explore this wonderful county.