Tollgates, Rye, East Sussex

For up to 9 Persons

About the Accommodation

A beautiful character family holiday home, located just a short 15 minute walk to the centre of Rye, East Sussex.

Tollgates is a large, detached, oak beamed, family friendly holiday home dating back in parts to 1850 but with all the modern day comforts we have come to expect from todays holiday rentals. The perfect cottage for friends or extended family gatherings and all within minutes of the town centre of historic Rye. Behind Tollgates are fields and countryside with unobstructed views.

You enter the property into the kitchen, large and modern with ample space for all the guests to sit at the at the oak farmhouse table. Off the hallway you have a children’s TV snug, a downstairs shower room, the main lounge with open fire & french doors opening onto the patio. Off the lounge is a large conservatory with further seating and a large dining table and chairs if you wish to dine more formally. French doors lead to the garden and patio.

The garden wraps around the house and is mainly laid to lawn with established flower beds. There is a table tennis table and a children’s wooden  Wendy House for guests use. There is an outside dining table and chairs on the patio just outside the conservatory and a Weber BBQ.

Stairs lead up to the five bedrooms, you have one single bedroom with a 4ft bed, two twin bedrooms with 3ft beds and two double bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom. There is a family bathroom on this floor too and in one of the twin rooms there is an additional handbasin.

Outside there is parking for at least 4 cars on the gravel drive.

For the tennis lovers amongst you, you are a five minute walk from Rye Lawn Tennis Club and for those interested in golf, Rye Golf Club is a ten minute drive away.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms, 2 twins room and one single bedroom
  • One travel cot and highchair 
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Krups Expresso Coffee machine with milk frother (guests must bring their own capsules)
  • Open fire place in the lounge
  • Conservatory
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Enclosed garden
  • Weber BBQ
  • Parking for 4 vehicles
  • Discounts for 3 or more nights. Just enter the dates

Address: Rye, United Kingdom

Size: 210.5 m², 10 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Beds: 5 Single beds, 2 Double beds

Prices: 179GBP - 683GBP / Night

More pricing information:

Minimum stay 2 nights

Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Dryer
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hangers
  • Smoking not allowed
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • High chair


  • A full size table tennis table in the garden for guest use.
  • A children's Wendy House in the garden for guest use.
  • Please be careful when exiting the driveway on to the road, as difficult to see oncoming traffic


Tollgates is a great base for exploring Rye and the local beaches of Camber Sands, Winchelsea Beach, the Pett Levels and Fairlight for fossil hunting or cliff walks.

The town centre is a fifteen minute stroll away and has plenty of history to explore and a good selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Whether you choose to take the 'Mapp and Lucia' or 'Ghost' tour around Rye, your first stop should be the Heritage Centre down by the quay. Here you can pick up useful guides and information on local places to visit, while away an hour playing the old penny pier machines or watch the town's 'Sound and Light' show and learn about Rye's smuggler past. If the weather is inclement, that visit the Kino cinema in Lion Street for all the latest movies or take a dip in the local pool at the sports centre.

If you wish to go further afield, the seaside town of Hastings is a short drive away and here you can walk amongst the fishing boats, browse the antique and bric-a-brac shops, try your luck in the arcades, stroll along the pier or visit the Hastings Contemporary Gallery, and most importantly, treat yourself to fresh fish and chips!

The 1066 Country has plenty of castles, grand houses and National Trust gardens to visit - you really are spoilt for choice. We highly recommend a trip to Great Dixter's House and Gardens at Northiam or Bodiam Castle, which has activities to amuse the children all year round.

If you fancy a trip to the continent during your holiday then the Euro Tunnel is thirty five minutes away by car, or take the train from Rye and pick up the Eurostar from Ashford International Station. Lydd Airport offers flights to Le Touquet which take only fifteen minutes, so you could even fly to France for lunch on a special occasion. The area has so much to offer, we hope you will leave wanting more.


  • 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 town of Rye is about 45 minutes from the ferries at Dover or the Euro Tunnel at Folkestone.
  • Gatwick airport - approximately 50 miles from the property.
  • There are regular buses that travel to Tenterden, Hastings, Folkestone and Camber from Rye.
  • Taxis available from Rye Railway station.
  • Easy to explore Rye on foot.
  • Parking for at least four cars on the properties driveway.