About this property
Full of character, this well thought out, quirky, beamed, first and second floor apartment is situated in the middle of Rye and offers ideal holiday accommodation. This is an excellent base from which to discover the cobbled streets, medieval buildings, delightful coffee shops, tea rooms and galleries, plus a plethora of antique shops and great restaurants. Rye was granted Cinque Port status in the 13th century, and during the 18th century was regarded as the smuggling capital of England. You can still see the old vaulted cellars where the smugglers’ contraband was stored. For centuries, Rye was an island with only one land connection at high tide to the mainland through the Landgate. Well known folk have lived in Rye over the years, including Henry James and E.F. Benson, who both dwelt at Lamb House (NT), albeit at different times! Mapp and Lucia, E.F. Benson’s series of comical stories set in the 1920s and 30s, was filmed by the BBC here in Rye. Further afield, explore the beautiful nature reserve at Rye Harbour, stroll amongst the sand dunes at Camber, another popular film location, hire bikes or play golf on the links. Rail connections from Rye via Ashford International to London Bridge. Beach 41/2 miles. Shop and restaurant 10 yards, pub 25 yards.