Jeake’s House

Rye, Sussex
+44 (0)1797 222828
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Quirky small hotel in the middle of pretty Rye with timber-framed interiors and a fabulous breakfast room for your bacon and eggs


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Rye is gorgeous, one of those lovely English towns that’s been around for centuries, but has never lost its looks. The same is true of Jeake’s House, which sits in the old town on a pretty cobbled street away from the crowds. In its 300-year history it’s been a wool store, a school and the home of American poet Conrad Potter Aiken. Inside, style abounds. The galleried dining room – once an old Baptist chapel – is now painted deep red and full of busts, books, clocks and mirrors, a fine setting for your bacon and eggs. There’s a raffish bar, where a fire burns in winter, then a pretty sitting room with a Broadwood square piano. Potter about and find timber frames, ancient beams and some strikingly furnished bedrooms; several have four-posters, one has a telly concealed in the wood-burner, all are deeply comfortable and excellent value for money. As for Rye, art galleries, antiques shops, old churches and river walks wait; don’t miss the Summer Exhibition in early September. All this would be blossom in the wind without Jenny, whose natural joie de vivre makes this a very special place.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • 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 1pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Children over eight welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants within walking distance.


Nightly price
from £99
1 Double
From £99
3 Suites for 2
From £135
7 Twin/doubles
From £125



This is the most delightful place. Jenny and the staff are most welcoming and you have the feeling that whatever you asked for they would do their utmost to assist. The breakfasts are second to none served in the most beautiful dining room. I will recommend this to all my friends

Jude, Poole

We booked this hotel at the last minute and were delighted with our stay. The hotel is perfectly situated in the centre of Rye and the private car park certainly makes life easy. The historical interior of the hotel is beautiful and was spotlessly clean. Our room was perfect - a good size with comfortable four poster bed and nice bathroom. The breakfast was delicious - all cooked to order. We hope to be back!

Di, Portsmouth

We had a wonderful stay at Jeake's House. It is everything the guide describes and more. Jenny and all the staff are extremely welcoming. The house is beautiful and quirky,elegant and spotlessly clean. The breakfast is one of the best. The high street with its great independent shops and eateries is just round the corner. And the private car park is a great help .We loved it and will certainly return so that we can explore further the surrounding countryside and the nearby beaches fully in the warmer weather.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jenny Hadfield

  • Jeakes House is a perfectly situated Bed and Breakfast in Rye and we are happy to advise you on the many attractions and villages to see during your stay. While you relax in our bar area please feel free to look through our extensive information on places to visit and interesting walks around Rye and the surrounding countryside
  • The ancient cinque port town of Rye sits on a hill commanding breathtaking views of Romney marsh and the sea. Incorporated in 1289 and once a seaport, the town played a vital role in the defence against invaders and as a trading centre. Its cobbled streets and medieval houses once echoed to the sounds of smugglers and revenue men, and fine trading vessels were to be found unloading at the warehouses on the quay.
  • Rye is an excellent base for a visit to East Sussex as it boasts art galleries, potteries, wonderful boutique shopping and many excellent restaurants and friendly pubs.
  • From Rye is also possible to visit many interesting castles including our very own Rye tower and Camber castle which makes for an enjoyable walk over the marsh. Hever castle, the home of Anne Boleyn is within easy travelling and gardens and maze provide a pleasant day out. Other castles to visit include Bodium, Pevensy, Lewes, Dover and Leeds.
  • Another popular attraction is the Sissinghurst gardens, which were designed by the writer Vita Sackville-West in 1967.