Come to Rye

…and stay in Bee Cottage

Formerly the home of Henry James (and later EF Benson, author of the Mapp & Lucia books, set in a fictional version of Rye), this handsome early-18th-century house includes some of James’s possessions.

The large walled garden – unusual for Rye – offers a tranquil change of pace from the town’s narrow medieval streets. James used to write in the garden’s summerhouse, which was destroyed in the war.

It is the filming location of the new BBC adaptation of Mapp & Lucia.

The house is open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from March to the end of October.

Rye is a great place to spend a week, or a long weekend, and our three-bedroom cottage is available to rent.

Find out more about Bee Cottage.

Bee Cottage