What people say – 2

Thank you so much for a very comfortable and relaxing stay at your cottage! We had a wonderful week-end, and Rye will always be a very special town for us. We wish you all the best and thank you again for your hospitality. Look forward to coming again.

S & K, Surrey
February 2019

Amazing location! So much to do on the doorstep. We spent only 3 nights & 4 days here, Loved the nature reserve and all the walks you can do around here. A bird-lovers paradise. Thank you for leaving tea/coffee/milk/biscuits/flowers – appreciated. There are so many useful leaflets & games, thanks. I thought the binoculars were a lovely touch. Would recommend the “treasure trails” Murder Mystery, to explore Rye.

P & C, Oxfordshire
May 2019

We’ve had a lovely stay here – in your welcoming pretty cottage. Everything we needed for a lovely stay. So nice to be greeted with flowers and essential goodies! Would love to return in the future.

J. M & S, Hampshire
June 2019

We’ve had another lovely stay at cottage. Weather very good, enjoyed walks to the Harbour – actually spotted a seal! Recommend a visit to Tenterden & Rye. Also enjoyed the comfort of cottage, so relaxing. We’ll be back soon.

M. & S. P, Surrey
July 2019

Really enjoyed our stay again – Great stuff!

B & A
August 2019

What a pretty cottage! We had a lovely stay, thank you for the milk, the cookies and flowers. We saw a lot but if you’re into trains do visit the Kent & East Sussex Railway in Tenterden! It’s worth to see as is the village and pubs.

M< G & A, the Netherlands
August 2019

This is our 3rd stay at a wonderful clean & cosy cottage. `Thank you for the flowers, biscuits and milk – very thoughtful. There is now a new bike hire in Rye Harbour – so we had a great day on the nature reserve and well beyond, with amazing weather. So many places to visit – and so good to come back to your lovely cottage! Thank you.

R & G W
Sept 2019

5th time here – came 2 years ago. Reassuring to see not much has changed – ginger cat still curled up next door, derelict caravan and ivy-hidden cowshed still out the back – great for the birds! Went to Dungeness RSPB reserve one day – wild and unusually little wind. Saw a very rare Eastern Common Tern – made the trip for my brother. Many thanks again of another stay in your lovely cottage.
PS – love your choice of pictures.

SD, Surrey
Sept 2019

My 3rd stay in your lovely cottage. A relaxing few days with my sister & brother-in-law. Found a friendly taxi driver – phone number in visitor book. Hope to come again.

SH, Kent
Oct 2019

Always a pleasure to stay here! Whatever the weather this is one of those “secret escapes” to come to. All 3 of us will be back again next year!

J. & C. R , Kent
Oct 2019

Another relaxing stay at cottage – Log fire was great to use in the evenings after long walks to harbour!

M & S P, Surrey
Oct 2019

Had another great stay here! Saw lots of birds and enjoyed evenings by the fire. Will be back.

TP & & family, Surrey
Jan 2020

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage, really cosy and warm. Thank you for the flowers.

A.B. & friends
Feb 2020

A lovely relaxing stay in your cosy, comfortable cottage.
Thank you, will be back!

S & B
February 2018

Our 4th visit here -and by no means our last. Feels like having a second home. The perfect base for walking, bird watching, shopping etc. Excellent food at the William the Conqueror.
Thank you!

J & C R + SH, Rochester/West Malling
April 2018

Thank you so much Katy & Richard for letting us stay at your gorgeous cottage. We absolutely loved it.

M & M, Surrey
April 2018

Enjoyed our break, cottage so comfortable & cosy, great location. Went to Hastings by train – so easy, enjoyed Rye & Tenterden – we’ll be back!

M & S P, Surrey
April 2018

Our 1st visit to this lovely cottage (recommended by friends). We loved the homely touches, milk, biscuits, logs + fire ready to go. Such a cosy feel and great location for the harbour and sight- seeing. Thank you very much, we will definitely be back again.

C & J
May 2018

Thank you for a lovely week. It was great being able to come back with the children. We had fun exploring the nature reserve, Dungeness and riding on the trains. They also enjoyed the novelty of going out for fish & chips and only having to walk a short way down the road to the Inkerman’s. We’ll have to come back again when the children are bigger and bring bikes.

The P family, Southampton
June 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous cottage with us – we loved our stay in Rye Harbour. No doubt you will hear about or connections (note from Katy – do read our visitors book for the fascinating long version of this entry).
Viv & Pat were wonderful company and shared so much of their time and history with us. Thank you again for all the very personal touches in the cottage – we enjoyed the paintings, cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the cosy lounge, the sound of the gulls etc.
Thanks again.

S & D W, Melbourne, Australia
June 2018

Another restful stay. My son still loves it after 25 years – he is now 32! (Suggestion – perhaps a double banister on the stairs for us OAPs!)

H.R & family
June 2018

Thank you for a lovely holiday – what a well equipped cottage, with so much local information and maps – really helpful. Would recommend a visit to Tenterden and Hole Park gardens. Wonderful walks through the bird reserve in the evenings.

R & G W, Coventry
June 2018

This was our 3rd stay at 2 Stonework Cottages and we felt at home. The cottage is always well equipped and very cosy. Thank you for the lovely flowers and the milk! The bed was really comfortable. We enjoyed our stay in Rye and Rye Harbour.
We recommend this wonderful cottage to all holiday-makers who love 1066 country.

F & J
August 2018

Thank you Katy & Richard for a very comfortable stay at Stonework. The cottage had all the things we needed and our girls were also happy which was a bonus. We made use of the log fire too, even though it was August!
Thanks again.

S & V + the girls
August 2018

Very comfortable, we look forward to coming again.

J, D & A R, London
September 2018

Another great stay in Rye! Will be back again next year.

T, J & A, Surrey
September 2018

Our second time here and again lovely weather. Enjoyed our time on bikes (hired from Rye) across the nature reserve and along the front of the sea, then inland to Winchelsea.
Visited 2 museums in Canterbury – they are both well worth a visit – very interesting! Masonic one and the Chaucer museum.
Climbing up to the top of the church tower in Rye is a good experience – looking at the landscape all around.
A lovely day was spent wandering around the RSPB bird reserve at Dungeness too. We saw lots of birds which we would not see nearer to home!
Thank you for a warm, clean, very well equipped cottage.

R &G W, Coventry
June 2018

Another enjoyable stay along with perfect end-of-summer days! (even though it’s autumn). Feels like having a 2nd home – thank you!
Will be back next year, if not before.

C, J & S
November 2018

A wonderful stay again, thank you for making this such a warm and welcoming home from home. Fabulous birdlife, wonderful beach, and the glorious nature reserve all on the doorstep. Our favourite moment was sunset at Pett Level, the beach to ourselves save for Curlews, Redshank & Egrets. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

G, M & I, Surrey
November, 2018

A lovely few days R & R. The cottage is delightful and organised to make you feel welcome and comfortable from the start. We have had some lovely meals in the local pubs and everyone has been very friendly. Definitely on our “return to” list!

J & J, Shoreham & Hove
9th November 2018

We had a comfortable stay, it’s like a home away from home and great to explore Kent and East Sussex.
Hopefully it won’t be another 10 years before I visit again.

Nov '18

A very special time spent with Lucy here. Thank you so much. We have enjoyed our break in your lovely cottage.
Thank you, once again.

C & L
January 2018

Thank you very much for another cosy visit at your cottage.
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas.

A. & R. S, + CH
December 2017

Many thanks, another lovely stay.

C & J R, Kent
October 2017

Thank you so much for having us to stay in your cottage, a lovely week-end but much too short. Enjoyed seeing family and friends. Time to go home.

L & R P, Kent
October 2017

What a wonderful place – both the harbour and Rye town. Loved every minute and J & I will definitely do it again! Thank you so much Katy & Richard.

M & J, Surrey
October 2017

We’ve had a lovely relaxing few days. The cottage has given us a really comfortable base – especially having the log fire one cold evening.
The Art Festival has been a bonus – the musical talent was great considering that Rye is a relatively small town. We loved the town with the coffee shops and small retail places. The man who runs the model soldier shop was a great find as he spent time (without asking) repainting the blue on a pair of chipped glasses. Thanks for having us. We hope to return some time in the future.

A & D R
October 2017

Thank you for a fabulous stay in your beautiful cottage.
We have had a great holiday, lots of wonderful cycle rides and good food. We really like The Ship at Winchelsea Beach. Fish & chips takeaway from the Inkerman Arms, and we had a great meal at the White Horse in Billington near Ham Street + a great cycle on endless country lanes with the sweetest blackberries we have ever tasted – masses of them.
We also enjoyed a couple of meals at William the Conquerer (food until 9 p.m. which was great). Visited the Avocet gallery – beautiful artwork here in Rye Harbour. You have been so kind and helpful to us, thank you for the milk, biscuits and flowers. We love your cosy cottage and the peace & beauty of Rye Harbour. Also thanks to your sister and brother-ink-law for helping us out.

G, E & K, London
September 2017

Thank you for a relaxing break in your lovely cottage. Plenty of nice places to visit nearby.Great local pubs. Great cycle path into Rye. Thanks also for the flowers, milk etc.

K. M. J & J
July 2017

4th time here! 3 nights in never long enough – a week would give more time to do some longer walks. Birdwatching-wise my brother is certain he identified a Citrine Wagtail in Rye Harbour which is rare and a lifer for him!
Went to RSPB Dungeness one day – a favourite but extremely windy.
Many thanks again for another lovely stay in your homely cottage and thanks to the cleaner – always underestimated.. .. ..
Good that there are still quite a few Housemartins & Sandmartins around, though not as many as we remember 4 years ago (our last visit). C20-30 this time.

S & W D, Surrey
September 2017

1) Thank you Katy & Richard we had a lovely relaxing week-end in your lovely fabulous cottage.
2) What a lovely cottage in such a pretty area.
Thanks for the fresh flowers, a very nice touch.

G & J L + A & R, Surrey + Hampshire
April 2017

Another relaxing break, weather very good. Cottage very cosy including extras: tea, coffee, flowers etc. Such a relaxing stay.

M & S P, Surrey
April 2017

Very peaceful stay – thank you – lovely position near the sea.
So well equipped, everything thought of and a great provision on arrival.
Thank you so much.

The S family
April 2017

Our stay was better than the first time – just as comfy and an enjoyable stay.

A & L W, Surrey
March 2017

Lovely quiet break, breakfast at the harbour with windswept walks, a delight. Just what we needed!

L & J, Surrey
March 2017

Lovely stay with a great breakfast as always down by the harbour (Note from owners – this comment probably refers to the Bosun’s Bite cafe, open from 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. daily).
Very comfy. Had fun nights in playing games and days out exploring. Many thanks.

H, M< A & N, London
February 2017

Top Notch!! A lovely break and a comfortable stay in your great cottage. Will be looking forward to our net stay later in the year. Thank you so much.

A & L W, Surrey
Jan 2017

Weather was glorious! So lucky at this time of year. Hastings Pier is impressive! Cottage so comfortable – we’ll be back!

M & S P, Surrey
October 2016

The cottage is so lovely – thank you so much, and will certainly be back!
PS have the fish platter (Thursdays & Fridays only at William the Conquerer).
PPS – and the full English at the Bosun’s Bite.

A & L, Dalston, London
Sept/Oct 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the bird life, the weather, the pubs and the cafe. The place is immaculate and so welcoming! Thank you very much!!

A & C G, Epsom, Surrey
Sept 2016


S & C, Eastbourne
Sept 2016

Absolutely loved it again (blessed by the weather again). Happy holidays to the next guests!!

L & L D, Lancashire
August 2016

Walks by the nature reserve wonderful as ever, scootering to the Mary Stanford Lifeboat house, walking and body-boarding off Winchelsea Beach – Great. Thanks very much.

G. M & I H, Woking, Surrey
Aug, 2016

Enjoyed every moment of our family holiday – hope to stay again soon. Thank you.

A, L, C & D A, Shropshire
August 2016

A brilliant well equipped cottage just in the right location for the nature reserve/Rye. See you again soon!

C & J R, Rochester, Kent
July 2016

Lovely little cottage. Fantastic area, great bird-watching locally and at RSPB Dungeness. Good fish & chips at local pub. Great Dixter worth a visit, beautiful house & gardens. Rye cobbled streets are very pretty. Thanks again, with best wishes, R & T

R & T H, Wiltshire
July 2016

Perfect place to relax and also to explore places like Hastings, Battle and Dover Castle. Loved walking through nature reserve and beautiful unspoilt beaches. Cottage was lovely and cosy with great comfy beds. Recommend “William the Conquerer” at the Harbour – lovely food and good atmosphere. Also “Simply Italian” in Rye.
Thank you.

L & D E, Reading
June 2016

The fire was so cosy.

D & A W, Surrey
June 2016

Weather good, cottage comfortable as always – recommend.
We love all the beautiful beaches! The fire was so cosy.

M & S P, Surrey
April 2016

Great location. We will be back!!

C & J R, Kent
April 2016

Another restful break – thank you again.
(A curtain between sitting & dining room would make cottage even cosier in the winter).

Hilary & family, London
January, 2016

A wonderful cosy retreat and very well equipped.
(Be careful not to go out of the front door without the keys as the door shuts very quickly)!
We loved Rye and the Mermaid Inn!
Thank you for a lovely break!

Hanna & Marilyn, Suffolk
November 2015

Another lovely break! Lots to see and do and the cottage was as comfy as ever! Hope to see you again.

Tina & Jamie, Reigate
October 2015

Thank you, for having such good walking maps. We did a lot of walks in the area, also from the cottage to Hastings and back by bus. We like the house and had a nice time.

Stefan & Kathrin, Germany
October 2015

What an interesting area and what a very comfortable and well supplied cottage, so thank you Katy & Richard, we had a very restful time, much needed. The Nature Reserve is enchanting!

Ricky & Pete, London
October 2015

After hearing about the cottage for so long a delight to experience it for ourselves. A perfect remedy when we much needed an escape, peace and respite! We love the cottage and everything about it (especially Dudley with the pub so near). We would love to come again. Thanks so much.

Pam & Dudley, Surrey
October 2015

We have been here 2 years ago, now again for a week. Still very good accommodation and nice surroundings.

Rainer & Crika, Germany
Septemner 2015

A clean and well equipped cottage. Thank you for the fresh flowers!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The cottage was well sited for our particular needs re NT properties, Battle of Hastings and bird watching on the reserve.

David & Margaret, Droitwich
September 2015

Another fabulous visit to this lovely place. Thank you!

Margaret & family, Woking
August 2015

Thank you for a fantastic holiday. With weather like we have had these past 10 days who needs to go on the continent! Camber sands, Rye Festival, ‘Mama Putts’ (St. Leonards on Sea – Amazing food!).
Hastings – Crazy Golf, Smugglers Adventure, Battle Abbey (well worth the trip),
Winchelsea Beach & Park – It’s all been the best family time ever. The cottage had all we needed and was a tremendous base for everything. Thank you!! – and to the next family – ENJOY!

Lindsay, Lee & Lottie, Lancashire
August 2015

Had a lovely week – very pleasant stay at the cottage which was very well equipped. Loved Rye and had great walks in the area.

Mary & Bryan, North Wales
July 2015

A most enjoyable, but a very windy, return to Rye Harbour.

Roger & Barbara, Essex
May 2015

Had a lovely break, cottage comfortable as always, weather was a bonus – sunny & warm. Patio garden is a real sun-trap, enjoyed sitting out there during the day.

Sandra & Mick, Surrey
April 2015

Another good break – lost count how many! Lucky with weather. A baking or roasting tray would be useful. Couldn’t get DVD to work! Wood stove is great on a cold night. Great that Rye now has the KINO cinema.

*Please note – DVD now replaced – we appreciate our guests letting us know, sorry & thanks. Katy & Richard

Hilary & family, London
April 2015

After the rains, sun – quite warm 15*, sun-bathed on Winchelsea beach on Sunday. Loved seeing the giant Tonka Trucks carrying the gravel back to Pett.
Still on the veranda @ 4.45 in the sun, great. Looked for the Avocets, mush have gone home!
Re-decor good. So warm, fire not used. A brilliant retreat.

B & B, Northamptonshire
April '14

in your lovely cottage. Everything wonderful as usual. Hope to be back again. The marmalade cat still lives next door – but didn’t see his friend.

A, R & P H, Romsey, Hampshire
April '14

The cleaner is a gem, the beds comfy and the stairs creaky! We had a very enjoyable short stay in your charming cottage.
Many thanks for the extra hours, due to illness we had to delay our arrival – which enabled us more time to make the most of the glorious sunshine and explore the quirky, raw community that makes up Rye Harbour and the Nature Reserve.
We like the old pictures of Rye Harbour.

T & K B + R & D T, Cambridgeshire.
April '14

The weather has been great, It has been nice not to have to rush home at the end of the day.
The cottage has been an ideal base, thank you.
The “Landgate” & Fish Cafe in Rye recommended, plus the New Inn at Winchelsea. & don’t forget Fletchers Tearoom. We didn’t spend all our time eating!

M & E, Marden, Kent
April '14

+ providing a clean, comfortable base to explore the area. Weather perfect.

J T & J, Melton Mowbray
May '14

Very comfortable place to stay, enjoyed Rye & Nature Reserve. Some thicker curtains upstairs would be very welcome.

J, M, S, N, Worcester Park, Surrey
May '14

Rye was great and the nature reserve brilliant for bird life, would love to come again!

T &, J & Alex, Surrey
June '14

Well equipped and highly comfortable. The beds were also comfy.
Thank you for the wonderful flowers and Jammy Dodgers.
The weather wasn’t as fine as 2008 but when we returned to Stonework Cottage, the holiday home cheered us up and we felt comfortable. The cottage is furnished very tastefully. Many thanks.

F & I, Munich, Germany
July '14

The cottage was lovely to come home to, and we were very lucky with the weather.
Thank you for the little gifts, soaps biscuits, towels etc. They were much appreciated.

G, B, L & R, Hampshire
July '14

We felt very much at home with everything we needed. Enjoyed bike rides along the coast and also enjoyed lovely weather.

A & H from Reigate, Surrey with family B & R, Brentwood
July '14

(and certainly not our last). Wonderful weather, fabulous beaches, amazing birds and a very relaxing comfortable stay. Thank you.

The H's, Woking, Surrey
August '14

Always a lovely surprise to get the biccies, flowers & milk after the journey down – so, so appreciated.
Had best Pizza ever in Simply Italian and thickest bacon buttie ever in the Bosuns Bite Cafe. Recommend both establishments.
Thank you both for managing to fit us in – hope very much to be back to escape bussle of Reading.

A, A, I & C, Reading, Berks
August '14

Lovely environment, very friendly people. Battle, Brighton, London, the Seven Sisters, everything was worth it. We enjoyed it very much!

Houwertjes family, Netherlands
August 2014

Wish we could stay longer, perhaps next time. Our second time in this lovely cottage for the Jazz Festival, will certainly come again.

A & M + friends, West Sussex
August 2014

Lots of walks on the beach – weather was reasonable for time of year.

M & S, Surrey
16th Oct, '14

+ the cottage is great – very well equipped and comfortable.

LP & family
9th November, 2014

Lovely cottage with all we could want! Enjoyed Rye & had a brilliant day on the nature reserve. Would love to come back. Loved the fire!

Tina, Jamie, Jo & Alex, Surrey
October '14

What a pleasure to stay 3 days in your lovely cottage, more than we expected. In spite of the weather we had a wonderful stay. Thank you very much – K. Shepherd.
Fantastic little place, had a lovely time, don’t want to go back to London. Thanks! – S. Shepherd

K & S Shepherd
December '13

Thank you for making us feels welcome, had a lovely stay , love to come again.
PS love flowers, biscuits etc.

Jamie, Chris, John & Janet, Essex
December '13

We had a peaceful . . . and warm stay in your lovely cottage. Great location, bracing walks along the beach and the nature reserve. Great tea & cakes (and cards) at the friendly tea room, what more could we ask for! PS Fantastic fire works display too!

Anita & Julie
Nov '13

Another wonderful stay in this warm and cosy home Loved the views from the firehills in Hastings Country Park and the pies at the Queen’s Head Inn, Icklesham. Great and friendly gallery and tea room just a few doors down from here, too. Looking forward to our next visit.

Giles, Marguerite, Isaac, Woking
Nov '13

Lovely warm cottage, everything thought of for our comfort. Enjoyed our stay here.

Annie & Gerry, Annie & Richard, Cambridge
October '13

We came back and had a brilliant 5 days, good sun, NO RAIN! Went seal-spotting along the Winchelsea Beach. Razor-clam fishing on Camber Sands (no luck).

Bridget & Bob, Northampton
October '13

3rd time here! Came last April. This time did not need woolly hats – just waterproofs! Big mixture of weather in one day. Very windy at Dungeness RSPB Reserve but some lovely sunny mornings & evenings here. Masses of House Martins at back of house feeding- up ready for migrating south soon. Young Starlings on telegraph wires, occasionally flying down to eat elderberries on bush at back, keeping one eye on the ginger cat preening itself on neighbour’s fence! Many thanks again.

Stella & Will Davies, Surrey
Sept '13

We had a very nice time here in Rye Harbour and in this lovely and comfortable cottage! Thank you very much, all the best for your! Good and fresh fish you can get at Botterells down the road.

Erika & Rainer, Inga & Andre, Germany
September '13

Another good stay and lovely weather. Problems with TV?

We now have a brand new TV installed.!!!

Hilary, London
August 13

Great week-end. Lovely cottage, everything we needed, just like home from home, will be back again definitely. Thank you. Ann & Mick.
Very nice cottage, very clean and comfortable, had a very nice week-end. Found a lovely cafe named Zara. Thank you. Fran & Tom.

Ann & Mick, Surrey + Fran & Tom, Florida, USA
August 2013

After M25 tail backs to be greeted with choccie cookies, milk, tea & flowers was the most warmly welcomed treat. Big thank you. Super comfy beds; great shower to blast off that collected sand from Camber Sands + superbly clean and well equipped cottage that we have ever had. All made this a great mini-break for the whole family. Great cycling everywhere. Finished holiday off with bit of birdwatching and kyaking. big thank you for a great base for our holiday – love to come back.

Andy, Alison, Issy & Cameron, Berkshire.
August 2013

Thank you for fantastic holiday in your wonderful cottage. Due to hot, summer weather lots of beaches explored and ice-creams tasted!! A great week – once again a big thanks.

Andy, Louise, Chloe & Daniel, Shropshire
August 2013

We enjoyed our stay in your cottage very much. It’s a lovely place to stay and a good spot for all our journeys into the countryside. Thank you.

Kristin & Bettina, Germany
July '13

Thank you, K & R, very much indeed. We’ve had a great w/e and the Vulcan display was amazing. Lovely little cottage – very comfortable with everything we needed.

Kevin & Alison
June '13

Had a nice stay here, weather was very good & able to be on the beach at Camber. A nice cottage, very clean and tidy with the log fire the cherry on the cake!

Neil & Rose, Woking
May '13

2nd time here, – for birdwatching. Dry and sunny every day but cold N.E. wind – needed woolly hats! Thrilled to see Barn Owl at dusk not far up the road with mouse/vole dangling from it’s claws! Great for walks and birds on your doorstep. Went again to Dungeness RSPB reserve – love the unusual landscape. Love the cottage too, so beautifully decorated. Many thanks again.

Stella & Will, Surrey
April '13

Well done Katy & Richard for making this a lovely home from home by the sea. Lots of thoughtful touches that make it a great place to rest and relax. Windy walks around the reserve, coupled with sunny days in Camber & Rye added to our enjoyment. The climb to the top of the church tower in Rye is a must. And we saved our pennies and splashed out on a meal in the Mermaid – v. posh & v. tasty!

Rosie & John, Surrey
April, '13

Another enjoyable break in your lovely comfy cottage. 2 good days birding and walking at Rye Harbour & Dungeness. Hope to be back.

Avril, Ray & Philip - Hants
April '13

Congratulations on providing absolutely everything a holiday-maker could need – from proper wooden coathangers to even an umbrella! With an icy snap for April and snow on Thursday, the wood-burner and radiators kept us beautifully warm the the beds were really comfortable.

Fabian & Susan
April '13

Weather kind to us over the bank holiday. Lots of walking and visited places like Hythe, Dungeness and Hastings.

Sandra & Mick, Ashford
May '13

Very nice stay in this well appointed cottage. We loved being in such a good position that enabled us to visit both coast and country.
The cottage is lovely and very well kept. Great weather helped us to enjoy a great week with much exploring.
Thank you, we very much enjoyed our stay.

Andy, Mel & Alex
July 2011

We very much enjoyed our stay at your cottage. The fresh flowers and biscuits were a nice welcome and everything was just as we might have hoped.

Beds were comfy, everything spick and span, and the cottage well equipped. We would certainly revisit and hope to be back soon.
Thank you.

Sandie, Jill & Ruth, Essex
May 2010

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay in your cosy cottage.

Jenny & Evelyn, Australia
June 2010

What a lovely cottage! We very much enjoyed our visit and appreciate the trouble taken to make everything so clean and comfortable.
Many thanks.

Katie & Mathew et al, London
June 2010

Great weekend staying at a “home from home”. Very clean and welcoming!

Chrissie & Malc, Derbyshire
July 2010

Found cottage very clean, comfortable & welcoming. For those coming after us:
Inkerman pub serves good, honest food at reasonable prices.
Winchelsea “deli” does good coffee and food. New Inn Pub does not do snacks on Sundays. Village shop is really friendly.
Rye – Greengrocer; lovely man. Only place we found to buy fish (apart from a supermarket is in Rye on the way to Camber.
Hastings ; Great for fish! Also lovely old town and views from up above.
Camber – Beautiful beach. Check tide times if you want to paddle!
Brighton – Busy and cosmopolitan, good atmosphere.
Battle – Lovely little town. it will cost you £7-8 if you want to photograph the field of battle. There are quite a few similar free ones nearly!
Please contribute to Lifeboats!!!

Colin, katy & Trish, Manchester
July 2010

We enjoyed having a look into your great variety of information about the region and I especially like the small stories about the early 20th century written by the people from this area. At home I read The Golden Bowl and now I know where the author lived for about 40 years.
My husband and I enjoyed the old city of Rye very much a we are always interested in architecture and history while travelling.

Sigrid, Detlev, Sebastian & Sophie, Germany
August 2010

We enjoyed the 2 weeks of our holiday in your house very much.
Driving around up to Brighton, Knowle House & Camber Sands, we saw a lot of nice buildings and tourist attractions. We like both the sandy & stone beaches as well and spent a lot of time searching for nice stones.
Our new hobby lead us to Bodiam Castle where we took part in the Medieval Festival. It was great. We rode there by train from Tenterden. That was worth it too.
All in all we enjoyed the silence here, the town centre of Rye, our tours and spending time playing games in the evenings. Thank you for such a nice cottage.

Dagmar, Stefan & Katharina, Germany
August 2010

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed was here and we really appreciated the extra touches you provided like the flowers and biscuits. The beds were extremely comfortable and the throws were luxurious!
We have had a fantastic time and hope to return again soon. With many thanks.

Margaret, Kathryn & Leo.
August 2010

Your comfortable, well-equipped cottage made our stay very enjoyable. The Middleton Press volume was most interesting to study in detail and to my pleasure it turned out that a further reprint was still available. Together with the nice late summer weather our holiday has been a great success. We are grateful to having been able to stay in your cottage.

Loes & Charles, Netherlands
September 2010

Lovely cottage, lovely stay! Flowers and biscuits much appreciated. Hope to come again.

Claire & Dom, London
October 2010

Had a lovely time – visited Dungeness and Tenterden (folk festival). Lots of walking. New wood burner keeps place very warm.

Sandra & Mick, Surrey
October 2010

(3rd visit) For once we had brilliant warm weather (yes, in November!). Walked miles along Camber sands, then yesterday we walked from Rye to Winchelsea and back, spending lunchtime at the New Inn by the church.
New stove works fine and gives loads of heat.
hope to be back soon – never get tired of this peaceful place.

Linda & Barbara, Surrey
November 2010

Thank you for a lovely stay at your cottage. Biscuits and tea a godsend after taking 5 hours to get here in the snowy conditions. Really appreciated having a fire that was ready to light. Thank you very much.
Cottage wonderful and warm, love your logburner.

Hazel & Rob, Berkshire
December 2010

We had a great time here – lots of walks to the sea ; very early in the morning, even the children like it. Rye Harbour is an ideal place to stay and do things in the area.
The cottage is really lovely and the garden a great place to sit for half-an-hour and enjoy a cup of coffee! We all like it a lot and hope to come back soon –
thank you.

Bettina, Christian, Paul & Elisbeth, Germany
June 2011

Our 3rd (or 4th?) visit. As restful as ever. Thanks for doing a last minute booking. My son took a lot of persuading that there were no late night/24 hour shops!

Hilary, Mikal, Nuru, London
June 2011

Thank you for letting us stay in your cosy cottage – very clean and well equipped.
Rye and surrounds are lovely for walking; Camber Sands has an excellent beach for sunbathing and swimming.
We recommend the Inkerman Arms for pub food and Simply Italian! in Rye for excellent Italian cuisine. There is a lovely new vegetarian restaurant in Canterbury – The Hutch.

Beate, Michael, Julie & Daniel, Germany
July 2011

Our fifth visit to this beautiful cottage – and area. Tip: try the “Ship” on the Sea Road to Winchelsea Beach, it re-opened on Sunday. It has a most beautiful garden at the back.

Whaley family, Chester
July 2011

Very nice stay in this well appointed cottage.
We loved being in such a good position that enabled us to visit both coast and country. The cottage is lovely and very well kept.
Great weather helped us to enjoy a great week with much exploring.
Thank you, we very much enjoyed our stay.

Andy, Mel & Alex,
July 2011

We enjoyed our stay. Lovely area, lots of walking on nature reserve. Would come again. would recommend going up the church tower, but you need a head for heights! Can recommend Simply Spice if you enjoy curry.

Dave, Angie & Adrienne, Sussex
July 2011

We had a lovely week here; it’s very peaceful and nice and we immediately felt at home here. Thanks to Richard & Katy and greetings to all guests to come!

Ben, Cindy & family, USA
August 2011

A very well appointed cottage, comfortable stay. Hope to stay again when visiting family.
Relived our teenage years of the summer months on Camber Sands, but boy, those dunes were steeper than we remembered!!

Bridget & Bob, Northampton
September 2011

Weather was glorious, lovely walks on the beach. Visited Tenterden and saw the folk festival, have had a really relaxing few days.

Sandra & Mick, Surrey
October 2011

What a lovely cottage, very comfortable and everything you need.
We had a fabulous weekend with glorious weather, went walking and enjoyed the sea and nature reserve.
Very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Carolyn & Nike, Greater London
October 2011

What a delightful cottage – very comfortable & well equipped. The flowers are a lovely touch (Aestromeras are one of my favourites). Our short break was just what was needed to aid John’s continued recovery after a recent operation.
We discovered bird-watching and got very excited at not only seeing a redshank but being able to identify it. Perhaps we are on the way to becoming ‘proper’ birdwatchers! A point of interest – we borrowed binoculars, books on birds & flowers together with a pen & notebook (in rucksack) from the
Nature Reserve information Centre (Lime Kiln Cottage) leaving a small deposit.
One last point – we had forgotten what a star-filled sky looked like.

Jenefer & John, Essex
October 2011

Thanks for providing us with a delightful cottage to enjoy the half-term holidays.
Rye Harbour has a wonderful atmosphere especially after visiting the William the Conqueror pub! Lovely fish & Chips from the Inkerman Arms, and in Rye itself. Good to visit friends and family in Eastbourne & Hastings. (Hurstmonceaux Science park recommended!) Big highlight watching a tornado on Tuesday while riding on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway (also highly recommended!) Thanks again – hope to see you soon.

Chris, Ruth, Grace & Daniel, London
October 2011

Had a lovely few days chilling out and exploring the area.  Refreshing, brisk walk along the front via the nature reserve was brill and a delicious breakfast at cafe near the harbour. Extremely comfortable, cosy and welcoming home to stay in at any time of the year. ~Many thanks.

Nuru, Amy, Hilary, Mikal
October 2012

Our yearly cottage break was another huge success due to a welcoming cottage which is cosy, warm and well equipped. The beds were really comfy, the fire was amazing (after we learned how to do it) and the location was perfect. The Inkerman Arms offers a traditional, friendly, local pub experience and Rye is very beautiful. Would definitely recommend, thanks again!

Caroline, Ellie, Amutha, London
October, 2012

Had a very comfortable stay, our second visit to Rye, so much like it here! Suggest a new veg knife.

Nike, Greater London
October 2012

Enjoyed a relaxing few days, weather good at the weekend. Tenterden festival was great.

Sandra & Mick, Surrey
October 2012

Lovely cottage, very well equipped, nothing missing. Excellent beds and comfy mattress. Like the little welcome soaps and flowers. Ideal for  visiting the area – will certainly recommend.

Jeanine & Allan, Brussels
September 2012

We had a good rest away from everyday’s madness! The cottage is so cosy and welcoming. Thank you for having the basics ready for us. Rye, The Brede Valley, Hastings Country Park, Beachy Head were great walks we enjoyed. The English people are very friendly and helpful. Bye.

Esther & Rahina, Germany
August 2012

Great week! Good walks around Rye Harbour nature reserve, take the biniculars for the bird hides. Rockpooling and barbeque at Petts level, hearty lunch at the Smugglers Inn, walks around hastings Country Park.
Train from Tenterden to Bodiam was fun. Enjoy!

Marlena & Maisie, S.E. London
August 2012

Can only agree with all the positive comments made previously – a real home from home, with everything you could need when ‘on hols’!  Lucky with the weather, and enjoyed many, many walks and pottering around Rye. Shower is wonderful! Everything so wonderfully tidy and clean –  thank you for a lovely stay.

Tony & Claire, West Sussex
August 2012

Couldn’t believe our luck with the weather. Heatwave at last! Spent all week on local beaches, playing, swimming, nature spotting. Hope to be back. Thank you.

ps : rockpools at Pett level at low tide were fantastic.

Giles, M & Isaac, Surrey
July 2012

Nice place to stay, wonderful area. Love Dungeness for it’s wild lonely vistas. Visited Scotney Castle, Batemans, White Cliffs of Dover and the lighthouse. Found the iconic lonely St. Thomas Beckett church in Romney Marsh. Really nice gallery tea room just along the road in Rye Harbour village.

David & Christine, Teeside
June 2012

Really enjoyed our 3 night stay in this cosy, characterful cottage, equipped with a lot of charm and care. Thank you for the lovely flowers, soaps etc. It wasn’t quite cold enough to light the fire – but not far off on Saturday night with a strong N.E. wind blowing! We came for the birds, so went to Dungeness RSPB reserve one day – windy but sunny. Yesterday was a washout but we made it to the reserve hut in the Harbour here. Thrilled to hear a nightingale for the bedroom windows. Great area for birdwatching – hope to be back to explore more in better weather. Many thanks for everything.

Stella & Will, Surrey
May 2012

Such an enjoyable stay at cottage, we were so lucky with weather, lots of walking & exploring. Very relaxed time.

Sandra & Mick, Surrey
April 2012

Very nice cottage, well equipped. Very nice with the fireplace.
We did a very nice walk to the beach, went to Beachy Head, Eastbourne, (with a very cute bookstore), Bexhill, Bodiam Castle and Battle.
Rye is a very nice place.
We enjoyed our long Easter Weekend! Thanks!

Stefaan & Martine, Lauren & Felinc, Belgium
April 2012

A lovely clean, cosy, well-equipped cottage. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of Rye Harbour.
Our grand-daughter loved the beaches, the activity area in the caravan park and your games.
Thank you.

John & Maria, Worcestershire
April 2012

We have enjoyed a lovely weekend in your comfortable cottage. Very well equipped and cosy.
Wonderful sunny weather bringing many birds. Good walks.

Avril, Ray & Philip - Hants
March 2012

From Charlie – I had a wonderful time. I played lots of dominos and scrabble. And I enjoyed the cream jammy dodgers. Bye, and thanks!!!

From Charlie’s parents Thanks very much – we had a great stay here. In particular we appreciated all your thoughtful welcoming touches, (tea & coffee! Flowers! Milk! and jammy dodgers, how on earth did you know they are Dr. Who’s favourites?! We have a very impressed 8 year old  .. . )
Beautifully decorated cottage – how nice – and a brilliant wood burner.
I (Ronnie) had a lovely time revisiting all the old haunts of my teenage holidays in Pett Level, and sharing them with my family.
Rye Church tower wonderful – just as I remember. And visited Pett Level beach, Fairlight, Winchelsea, Dungeness, shopped in Rye – all wonderful.

Ronnie, William & Charlie, Bristol
March 2012

We enjoyed our stay. Lovely area, Lots of walking on nature reserve. Would come again.

We would recommend going up the church tower, but you need a head for heights. Can recommend Simply Spice if you enjoy curry.

Dave, Angie and Adrienne - Sussex
July 2011

Our fifth visit to this beautiful cottage – and area. Tip: try the “Ship” on the Sea Road to Winchelsea Beach, it re-opened on Sunday. It has a most beautiful garden at the back.

Whaley family of Chester
July 2011

Thank you for letting us stay in your cosy cottage – very clean and well equipped. Rye and surroundings are lovely for walking; Camber Sands has an excellent beach for sunbathing & swimming.
We recommend the Inkerman Arms for pub food and Simply Italian! in Rye for excellent Italian cuisine. There is a lovely new vegetarian restaurant in Canterbury – The Hutch.

Beate, Michael, Julie and Daniel - Germany
July 2011

Our 3rd (or 4th?) visit. As restful as ever.
Thanks for doing a last minute booking, my son took a lot of persuading that there were no late night/24 hour shops!

Hilary, Mikal, Nuru - London
July 2011