This little row of cottages is set back from the road, with no cars or pedestrians passing. The front garden is paved and cobbled, roses ramble and you will get the sun most of the day, although there is a summer house which is always warm, even when dull. The sitting room has books and games if you’re stuck indoors – read about Rye’s history and retreating shoreline – sheep now graze where waves used to break over the land.
Stroll along the wonky cobbled streets to stock up at artisan shops, or buy antiques, find cosy pubs, an art gallery and an independent cinema, as well as cafés and restaurants. A seven-minute bus ride will take you to Rye Harbour which runs along the river Rother and is fun for spotting yachts and fishing boats. Footpaths from here take you through a nature reserve with lots of bird hides.
Return to small but sweet bedrooms with plenty of storage space for all your gear. It’s very peaceful.