Rye, Sussex

At the end of the unpaved road, surrounded by oaks, chestnuts and pines, a wonderful surprise for families and children who love to explore


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In a clearing in the forest, surrounded by leafy Wildlife Trust reserve, is a simple, contemporary, architect-designed home, a place to unwind and recharge. Spanning two floors, the living area is above, the bedrooms are below and the palest of pale flooring (solid oak) runs throughout. All is serene.

Upstairs is open plan and there are two lovely decks for summery meals, one at each end. Airy by day, cosy by night – the wood-stove glows, the floors are toasty – this charming cabin-house is a comfortable retreat, with more heated floors in bedrooms and super-mod bathrooms.

Wild boar and deer roam, rabbits scamper, birds sing. Stroll one mile to Beckley for a pub or to Peasmarsh for Jempson’s, a super independent supermarket, if you run out of stores. Bexhill is along the coast, and quirky, literary Rye is 15 minutes.

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We think you'll love

  • The blessed seclusion and peace
  • Children being able to go completely free-range – no cars
  • Exploring the woodlands around you
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You should know

  • The road to get up here is unpaved


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Woodland walks straight from the door and dog bowls.

Max. 1 dog.

Woodland setting with no fences. Site shared with another holiday let so dogs need to be kept from straying.

Restaurant 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £175
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1756 beds3 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

You're utterly surrounded by deep and ancient oak and beech with paths criss-crossing through, so walkers can stride for miles and children can build dens and threaten each other with sticks for hours – you'll come across the odd dog walker. There's no public transport either with the nearest railway station at Rye five miles away. Here you can also explore the harbour and visit antique shops.

Local points of interest from Tim Bushe

  • The grounds and surrounding woods are a paradise for bird watching. Butterflies, Moths, Mayflies, bats, Munjac deer and if you are lucky Wild Boar, which can sometimes be seen at dusk.
  • In spring the grounds are full of Daffodils and the Rhododendron and Azalea bushes are truly spectacular when in blossom. We have Great Dixter on our doorstep where you can visit one of the beautiful gardens in the UK, created by Christopher Lloyd.
  • On the nearby coast we have Rye Harbour nature reserve - one of the most serene bits of coastline on the south east. Camber, is the nearest large sandy beach to London and and by contrast Winchelsea has a beautiful quiet pebble beach.
  • Hastings, with its heady mix of beach activities, fascinating quirky shops and cinemas is less than 30 mins away and now has the new Jerwood Art Gallery on the harbour front. Bexhill and the De La Warr pavilion are just a little further along the coast.
  • For the sports enthusiasts, there are golf courses at Rye and Hastings and a pitch and putt at Tenterden. Sumptuous grass tennis courts at Rye Tennis Club, which allow visitors to pay and play and plenty of fishing sites in the rivers and lakes nearby.
  • One of the best preserved medieval towns in England, Rye is home to the enchanting cobbled Mermaid Street, the impressive Norman church of St Mary’s, specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet. Rye has a new kino cinema with two screens and a cafe.