The perfect romantic retreat for two in the centre of Rye, Dot Cottage is a true hidden gem.
A stones throw from the historic Landgate- once used to keep invaders out of the medieval town of Rye - Dot Cottage is the end of row of four. Just within the Rye Citadel are 111 properties that predate 1660, with this row of cottages one of them. The structure was altered in the 18th century and developed into the four dwellings we see now. As with many properties in the town, the cottage is listed with features original wooden beams throughout and has been sympathetically and artfully brought back to life by its current owner.
A typical two up, two down, you enter straight into the lounge, a colourful and inviting space with comfortable two seater sofa, scattered with an array of chintzy cushions, a small dining table and chairs perfect for long breakfasts and candle lit evening dining. The lounge has an opulent, sophisticated air to it, with gallery wall & key antique pieces and for those autumnal or winter evenings, a wood burning stove to add a rosy, romantic glow. The kitchen has a farmhouse feel, restored with a creative eye the owner exposed the original brick work which provides a lovely back drop to a reclaimed wood kitchen. You will find an eclectic mix of selected English crockery, earthenware etc which all adds to the romance of the cottage and everything beautiful has a use.
The garden leads on to the pretty, private courtyard garden, with its pots of flowers and rambling climbers, a pleasant spot to sit with your morning coffee or evening tipple.
An open staircase lead up to the double bedroom, with double aspect windows the room is flooded with light and over looks the high street. The antique furniture adds a very English flourish. The spacious bathroom and the perfect holiday pampering spot, if you wish to while away an hour soaking in the large tub.
A stay at Dot Cottage will leave you wanting more and with its location perfectly suited for exploring Rye on foot, you literally have everything you need for a superb getaway on your doorstep with the cottage based a two minute walk from the end of the High Street.
Address: Rye, United Kingdom
Size: 50.0 m², 3 Rooms, 1 Bathroom
Beds: 1 Double bed
Prices: 72GBP - 210GBP / Night
More pricing information:
Minimum stay is 2 nights
Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights
7 nights from - £ 500 - £600
6 nights from - £ 450
5 nights from - £ 400
4 nights from - £ 375
2/3 nights from - £ 350
The ideal location of 'Dot Cottage' means you are perfectly located to enjoy all that Rye has to offer and all within easy walking distance.
Fabulous restaurants, pubs, cafes, independent shops, antiques and places of interest all within minutes of the property. I always highly recommend a visit to Rye Heritage Centre to get your bearings and learn about the town and its past. Watch the town's, 'Sound and Light Show' and develop a good understanding of the town's history and inhabitants. For light entertainment, visit the 'Old Penny Pier Exhibition' upstairs and watch or play the old automated machines.
Rye and Dungeness Nature Reserves are close by and worth a visit if you enjoy local wildlife, photography and walking. You are spoilt for choice if wishing to visit a beach, Camber Sands is only 3 miles away and for shingle beaches you have Winchelsea beach and Pett Level all within a 10 minute drive and all lovely swimming spots.
The seaside town of Hastings is around a twenty minute drive away and here you can enjoy an eclectic mix of traditional and new seaside entertainment. Browse the shops in the Old Town, visit Hastings Contemporary, set amongst the old fishing huts and enjoy the fishy delights from the local catch.
Take a train to London, if you wish to explore the capital for a day, available from Rye or Hastings and normally takes around 1.5 hours.. If you fancy a day trip to the continent , the Eurostar can be picked up from Ashford International station and trains to Paris, Lille and Brugge are available. Alternatively, the ferries run from Dover, just 45 minutes away or the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone, a 45 minute drive.
Rye is perfectly positioned for enjoying all East Sussex and Kent have to offer, so you will be spoilt for choice.