Popular Lettings in Rye
Highlights in Rye
- Medieval town
- Stunning beaches
- Rye Castle Museum
- 600 years old pub
- School of Wizards & Witches
Most popular in Rye
Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Rye
Searching for the perfect holiday accommodation in a quintessential English seaside town? Then Rye is just the place for you. Most of the holiday lettings in Rye are houses, many of them in traditional English terraced rows, close to or right in the town centre. With modern and well-equipped interiors, they make the perfect letting for both small and large groups. If you would like to stay outside of the town by the sea, there are some quite stunning rentals in and around Rye harbour and Camber sands.Holiday rentals that are truly unique
Holiday lettings in Rye are brimming with character, with timber-beam ceilings and genuine open fire places. Step out of the door straight into the ancient and gorgeously at atmospheric streets of Rye. Take a walk around the pedestrianized town centre and imagine yourself in a Harry Potter storybook. Explore everything the town has to offer, then return to your cozy, high-quality holiday rental.
Holidays in Rye
The area and getting around
Perched on a hillside overlooking the marshes, the medieval town of Rye is as postcard-perfect as they come. Its central area boasts a labyrinth of winding streets and passageways replete with quirky shops and medieval inns. The town is a 30-minute walk from England’s south coast and its sister town of Camber Sands, with its expansive, sandy beach. Between the two is the village of Rye Harbour, situated on a unique mosaic of coastal habitats, including saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh and reedbeds. So take your pick, and you will find a wonderful variety of holiday lettings in all these destinations!Discover the local pubs
In the town of Rye the medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings have been beautifully preserved and there’s something interesting to look at around on every corner. After all that sightseeing, what can be better than stopping in a traditional English pub for a drink. And you are spoilt for choice when it comes to boozy boltholes in Rye. The Mermaid Inn is no less than 600 years old, and one of the best-known inns in the country. Or snap up some local craft beers at the tiny Rye Waterworks Micropub, a 300-year-old former water pump house.
Travellers and activities
Rye is home to the wonderful School of Wizards & Witches, a unique storytelling family theatre Quest game set in a Grimm fairytale world of 18th Century England. This truly unique attraction is for children aged 7 and above. At the Ypres Tower Museum in Rye Castle, children can enjoy pulling an arrow and lifting swords, exploring the cannons and hands on items and interactive maps.Rye for shopaholics
Most of the shops in Rye are independent and full of character. The Shop Next Door offers beautiful homeware and gifts, after which you should head down to Strand Quay and browse through its antique and up-cycled furniture shops where you can always find a gem. Bargain hunters will struggle to ward off the temptation in the sleepy antique shops around Mermaid Street.
Tom Baker, many people’s favourite Doctor Who, was born in Rye in 1934!
Top 5 travel tips in Rye
In the heart of Rye you will find Mermaid street, an impossibly cute cobbled street with wonky old houses and picturesque inns. Beware that it is fairly steep in parts and cobbled, so bring your walking shoes!2. Visit Rye Water House, dating back to the 16th century
The Rye Water House is an ancient cistern, or water tank, that stands on the corner of St. Mary’s Churchyard in England’s East Sussex. A prime example of Georgian brickwork, it is said that the water house resembles a ‘tea-caddy.’3. Spend a day at the beach
Nearby Camber Sands is a glorious stretch of clean sand on a backdrop of enormous dunes. Take buckets and spades for sandcastle-making opportunities or just kick back and relax on the beach.4. A real English vineyard
Take a trip to Chapel Down vineyard, eight miles north of Rye. One of the most highly respected English wine producers which makes surprisingly good sparkling wines and rosé.5.Don’t miss Rye Castle Museum
Learn about the tower’s roles through its nine centuries of history. Climb to the top and feast on the expansive views over the town and marshes.