Willow Cottage, Rye, East Sussex


Entire cottage hosted by Nina

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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My place is close to the beaches of Camber Sands and Winchelsea and the ancient towns of Rye, Winchelsea, Battle and Hastings.

It is a perfect spot to unwind combining beautiful countryside with sea air and amazing views from the private garden and terrace of the English Channel.

Willow Cottage is the wing to the main house once owned by the comedian and author Spike Milligan. Newly renovated and fully refurbished to a high modern standard, with a brand new kitchen and two new bathrooms.

The space
The main house at Willow Cottage was the last home of comic genius Spike Milligan, who is famously buried beneath the epitaph "I told you I was ill"

We have a stunning location here with almost panoramic views of the coastline, its easy to see why when he needed to relax that his wife Shelagh decided this would be the perfect spot.

We are situated just outside of Rye and across the valley from the picturesque village of Winchelsea, which is a true untouched gem of an English Village. A particularly good time to visit is during English National Garden weeks as there are many open gardens in the village and other parts of the area take part also.

With the stunning beaches of Camber and Winchelsea almost on the doorstep or if its country walks or steam trains that take your fancy we have it all in the area. Never mind a host of excellent public houses and eateries, not to mention the freshly caught local seafood.

What this place offers

Sea view
Garden view
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with cable/satellite TV
Washing machine
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Rye, England, United Kingdom

We live in a small hamlet of 6 houses, surrounded by 700 acres of farmers fields with uninterrupted coastal views of the English Channel. We have an excellent public house 1 mile along the main road (unfortunately only available on foot during the summer months, due to no pavement) called The Plough.

Because of the lack of light pollution in the area, it is a wonderful place for stargazing on a clear night. Which can be easily done without the use of any instruments and is such a lovely thing to do.

Hosted by Nina

  1. Joined in January 2017
  • 51 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

We do have younger children living at the main house so although happy to help with any queries, we would much appreciate that during your stay you don't ring on the doorbell after 8pm. Rather in an emergency please contact me by mobile.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animals

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