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.
We love it here – so much so that we bought and renovated a house to turn into a stylish holiday let. One day we’ll live in it full time – and it has already brought us plenty of happiness – but for now, it’s for you to enjoy.
Here are some of our favourite things in Rye:
Here are some things to explore in the wider area:
Rye has many literature connections and was the filming location for BBC adaptation of Mapp and Lucia and the Sherlock Holmes film Mr. Holmes.
And here’s the house, Bee Cottage:
Find out more about Bee Cottage.