Bee Cottage, Rye

Stay in a beautiful, ancient English town

Rye in East Sussex is a gem of a place – a medieval citadel that is gorgeously picturesque, yet full of life, bursting with ancient buildings that are home to wonderful shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The town’s seafaring history encompasses everything from 18th-century smugglers to Captain Pugwash, and the wider area has miles of beaches, sun-baked vineyards, historic houses and world-famous gardens.

About Bee Cottage

  • Sleeps six in three bedrooms (one twin, one double, one king)
  • An easy ten-minute walk into the picturesque medieval town of Rye, which has great shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with barbecue
  • In-house entertainment includes Netflix, DVD player, Xbox, record player, and a wireless speaker for your own device
  • Lots of luxury touches – Egyptian cotton bedlinen, range cooker, rolltop bath with rain showerhead
  • Close to the beach – Camber Sands is  four miles away
  • There’s lots to do in the area for both grown-ups and children, including castles, gardens, galleries, walking, wildlife and seaside fun
  • Close to Rye station (London St Pancras 1h 15mins) and well-connected – it’s easy to enjoy yourself here without a car

Tour Bee Cottage

Guide to Rye



Rye has just a few chain shops and a lot of independents. Trawling its eclectic vintage and antique shops can take a day in itself, and many places present their wares beautifully, making the shopping experience itself a joy, regardless of whether you buy.Antiques, homeware & food

Eating & drinking

Rye has some great pubs and restaurants, most of which take full advantage of the area’s local produce, from Romney Marsh lamb to Hastings crab. If you want to dine out at the weekend, it’s best to book.Restaurants, pubs & cafes

Things to do

Immerse yourself in Rye’s centuries of history: climb a medieval church tower, visit Henry James’s home, or play on the penny arcades. Then head to the harbour for quiet beaches, wild walks and coastal birdlife.Nature, museums & art

Near Rye

Rye is close to some wonderful beaches (both the family resort kind, and the nobody-around-for-miles kind), pretty towns, gardens, castles, galleries and museums. Here are just a few ways to fill up your days.Beaches, houses & gardens