The Legacy - Rye Harbour, East Sussex

For up to 4 Persons

About the Accommodation

The Legacy is a fisherman’s cottage only minutes from Rye Nature Reserve, sleeping 4 guests and dog friendly.

The Legacy is a pretty holiday cottage with stunning views of the river and nature reserve in a beautiful location. The perfect getaway for those wishing to bring their dogs on holiday with them and a great location for the keen walkers and birdwatchers amongst you.

The cottage has two bedrooms and is set over three levels and both bedrooms have views of the river or towards the nature reserve. You enter into a small lobby, a great place for muddy walking boots, dog towels and coats. A door leads to the lounge with TV/DVD player, wifi and seating for four and a small woodburner for those Autumn & Winter evenings. An archway leads to the modern fully fitted kitchen and the separate dining area with french doors on to the small enclosed seaside garden. A terrace with outside table and chairs for your enjoyment.

Stairs lead up to the family bathroom with WC, hand basin, bath and overhead shower with shower screen. The double bedroom has french doors opening onto the balcony with seating and table for two, a great spot for morning coffee and a lovely vista. Another set of steps lead up to the attic bedroom which has two single beds and double aspect views to the front and the side, which can be enjoyed from the window seat. There is a cloakroom with hand basin & WC to save trips to the family bathroom at night time.

As you would expect with a house of this age, the stairs are steep and the treads slightly narrower than the newer houses and there is a sloping roof in the attic bedroom but the location makes any compromise worth while. We will accept two small to medium, well behaved dogs at the cottage but as per our house rules they are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture.

The Legacy really is the perfect retreat if wishing to get away from it all and enjoy bracing walks on Rye Nature Reserve, exploring medieval Rye or just looking too chill.

  • Discounts for 3 or more nights. Just enter the dates

Address: Rye Harbour, United Kingdom

Size: 6 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Beds: 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

Prices: 85GBP - 420GBP / Night

More pricing information:

Minimum stay is 2 nights

Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Smoking not allowed
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Balcony
  • Hangers
  • Pets allowed
  • High chair


  • Two well behaved dogs allowed for an additional fee of £25 per dog
  • No children under 8 years due to low window sills in bedrooms (infants allowed)
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request (no linen provided)
  • Extra fold out children's bed available for attic bedroom on request (sleeping bag & pillow provided)
  • No designated parking available at the cottage but free parking close by
  • The Legacy is close to the river so care needed with small children and dogs


The Legacy is located in the village of Rye Harbour and is just a short walk from Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

One of the most important conservation sites in Britain and is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a protected area for birds and habitat. The nature reserve lies within a triangle of land extending south from Rye past Rye Harbour to the sea, westward to Winchelsea Beach and northwards along the river Brede. The perfect coastal habitat, with shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh, freshwater gravel pits and reed beds. Explore its changing coastline and military history or simply enjoy a walk or cycle beside the sea. Very popular with dog walkers, runners and birdwatchers and with the new welcome centre and cafe opening in 2020, somewhere to enjoy a cup of tea with a view.

The cottage is next to a very popular pub, the ‘William the Conqueror’, overlooking the river estuary and it serves very good food if planning a night off. There is a small village shop that sells your usual basics and newspapers and another pub about a five minute walk from the house.

You are two miles from the historic town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, museums, cafes, restaurants, antique shops and independent boutiques. A vibrant social calendar throughout the year, with the annual Scallop festival, Jazz festival and Rye Arts festival to name a few. Rye lawn tennis club is open nearly all year round if you wish to bring your rackets away with you and Rye golf club with its links course less than 4 miles from the property.

The beautiful sandy beach of Camber Sands is about five miles away and can be seen from the nature reserve if you look across the river estuary and worth a visit if you want a change of scenery.

Hastings Country Park is about seven miles away and covers 267 hectares of ancient woodland and grassland, along with three miles of dramatic cliffs and coastline, to be enjoyed whatever the season. It’s possible to walk all the way to the seaside town of Hastings and catch a bus or train back to Rye.

Whether it’s walks with your dog, an early morning dip, yacht spotting or just enjoying watching the local fishermen bring home the catch, The Legacy is the perfect spot to do all of that, anytime of the year.


  • Good transports links available if visiting by train - from London you can get to Rye via Hastings or alternatively from Ashford International station.
  • If traveling from Europe via the Eurostar, then depart at Ashford International and get the connecting Marsh link train to bring you to Rye.
  • If driving from Europe, the village of Rye Harbour is about 50 minutes from the ferries at Dover or the Euro Tunnel at Folkestone.
  • Gatwick airport - approximately 54 miles from the property.
  • There is an hourly bus (No 313) from Rye Railway station.
  • Taxis available from Rye Railway station.
  • Easy to explore on foot or by bicycle. A cycle/walking path from the village to Rye.
  • Bicycle hire hire available from Rye Bikes
  • Large car park available nearby (gate locked at 8pm) or free street parking outside the property and in the streets behind. You may be able to park opposite in the pub car park if space