Tucked away on a quiet grassy track, amongst an eclectic mix of homes, is this stylish seaside cottage. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it makes the perfect base to explore this wild stretch of coastline.
This former fisherman's cottage is located in the heart of Rye Harbour village (2 miles from Rye) and is arranged over three floors, comfortably accommodating up to 6 guests (plus 2 travel cots) and is as suited to a relaxing break for family and friends as it is for a romantic getaway for two. The cottage has been decorated in muted off whites and blues, in keeping with its coastal setting, together with quirky vintage finds. Textured cushions and throws will ensure you feel comfortable and snug. On cooler nights, simply throw a few logs in the woodburner for that cosy cottage feel. White-washed floors and plantation shutters add to the 'beach house' feel, together with far reaching views of the nature reserve, river and sea. Enjoy quality bedlinen. fluffy white towels, complimentary toiletries and freshly baked treats on arrival. Dogs will receive their very own treats too! On the ground floor is a cosy living area with a woodburning stove, 32" flat screen TV/built-in DVD player with Freeview, wifi access and an ipod dock. Adjoining this is a spacious dining area comfortably seating up to 6 adults, with french doors that lead out to the garden. Open to the dining area is a well-equipped kitchen stocked with all the kitchen essentials you can think of and an attractive quartz worktop. The kitchen is a very efficient space with all the appliances you would expect, including a good-sized fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, full-size dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and a Nespresso machine.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with a king-sized bed, double wardrobe and a chest of drawers. There is a family-sized bathroom with marble-topped twin sinks, a spacious bath with an overhead shower, perfect for blasting off sand after a long day on the beach. There is also a laundry cupboard housing a washing machine and clothes airer. An ironing board and iron is also available.
On the top floor are two twin bedrooms, one with a blackout blind, making it ideal for young children. Both bedrooms have a chest of drawers and hanging pegs/space. The staircase is fitted with a retractable stairgate at the top of the stairs.
To the rear of the cottage is a long private garden that is child/dog-friendly, with an outside tap and hosepipe, handy for washing off sandy feet/paws and a washing line for the drying of clothes/beach towels. There is outdoor furniture seating up to 6 adults and a Weber charcoal BBQ.
Attached to Seakale is a lockable barn providing plenty of storage for bikes or sporting equipment, such as a windsurfer. There is a whole host of beach paraphernalia that you are welcome to borrow, such as a windbreak, buckets, spades & sand toys, fishing nets, crabbing bucket, BBQ bucket, beach games, cool bag, picnic ware & rug, picnic basket, Boules set and beach bags.
FOR THE 'LITTLE PEOPLE' We have tried to think of everything to make a stay with little ones as easy and child-friendly as possible. You will find 2 travel cots, 2 stairgates (one fixed at top of 2nd staircase), bed rail, plug-in night lights (one on the landing and one in each twin bedroom), highchair, booster seat, plastic cups, plates & cutlery, fireguard, toddler step, toilet training seat, potty, and anti-slip bath mats, perfect for weekend visits when you want to travel light. PLEASE NOTE: The staircases at Seakale are wooden and we are unable to fit a stair gate at the top of the first staircase due to the design of the staircase. There is a fixed stairgate at the top of the 2nd staircase and a pressure-fitting gate that can be fixed at ground floor level.
ELDERLY GUESTS: There are two sets of wooden staircases at Seakale which might not suit elderly guests. There is also one step leading from the dining room up into the kitchen. The shower has been installed over the large, deep bath, which might be difficult for those with mobility issues to access.
DOGS: Dogs are very welcome at Seakale for a small fee of £20 to cover extra cleaning at the end of your stay. Dog bowls and emergency poop bags are provided. We also have a couple of crates (one metal, one canvas), both of which would suit a medium/small dog. Please bring your own bedding.
PARKING: There is space for parking in front of the attached barn.
FLEXIBLE BOOKING IS AVAILABLE DURING ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY PERIOD.
Guests will enjoy access to the whole of Seakale Cottage, including a private garden and attached storage barn.
Interaction with guests
I am always on hand to help guests during their stay. If for any reason I am unable to be of assistance, our professional housekeeping team are on hand to assist with any issues.
Seakale is a strictly non-smoking property. As there are neighbouring properties in the immediate vicinity, we would expect guests to behave responsibly and not to cause any undue noise disturbances.