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Beautiful & Spacious Medieval House in Rye

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rye house description

Robin Hill is a lovely and surprisingly spacious 15th century house, famous for having one of England's finest timbered and straw plastered bedrooms, in one of Britain's most photographed streets and opposite the world-renowned Mermaid Inn. It is beautifully furnished, very well-equipped and can easily and comfortably accommodate 12 guests. The large, quiet and secluded garden is shaded by a wonderful mulberry tree and a mature magnolia grandiflora. At the foot of the cobbled street yachts and pleasure craft lie moored alongside medieval warehouses full of bustling antique shops. Rye delights the eye with its wealth of old buildings, its church and tower. Restaurants, pubs and cafes abound and offer excellent food within easy walking distance of the house. Rye Bay plaice and scallops are provided by the picturesque local fishing fleet.


Description of the house: This delightful house has a marvellous range of beams, high ceilings and rooms full of character and surprise. The upper living room is especially light and sunny, contains a bar and projects into a secluded garden complete with a large mulberry tree set against a panorama of ancient rooftops. The lower living room with its inglenook fireplace looks out onto the famous cobblestone street and the magic of Rye. One bedroom still has its groove for the original medieval wooden shutters. The whole house testifies to a bygone era and has been dated to 1480. Within this medieval setting a fascinating variety of Asian artefacts has been imaginatively displayed ranging from an antique rickshaw to Chinese ancestral doors.

Location and town of Rye: Situated 1.5 miles from the open sea and nature reserves, Rye is within easy reach of Brussels, Paris and London. Canterbury is only one hour away by car. Rye is probably the most complete example of a medieval town in Britain and crowns a hill originally surrounded by the sea. Its 12th century church, fortified tower, Landgate and ancient wall are all within easy walking distance of the house and bear testimony to its history as a Cinque Port. Robin Hill was the origin of the ballad 'There's an old-fashioned house in an old-fashioned street' and formed the basis and front cover design of Beatrix Potter's 'Tale of the Faithful Dove.' Mabel Lucy Atwell lived, wrote and illustrated here and one of the publisher-owner's many literary guests, E.F Benson, the novelist famous for his creation of 'Mapp and Lucia,' gave the house its name - 'Robin Hill'.

Leisure facilities: Three miles beyond Rye are Camber Sands, ideal for children, and Winchelsea, which is a lovely example of medieval town planning. Rye has good sporting and sailing facilities, splendid walks and excursions into the smugglers' paradise of Romney Marsh and the delights of rural Sussex and Kent. A wildlife bird sanctuary stretches from Rye Harbour to Fairlight. Rye also boasts some excellent eating houses. We can recommend The Fish Cafe, The Flushing Inn, The Gandhi Tandoori, The Globe Inn, The Hope Anchor, The Lemon Grass, The Mermaid Inn bar, Simply Italian. There are many other possibilities from among the numerous cafes and pubs in Rye.

A map and further information about Rye can be obtained. Please contact us for the website address.

Property Type

  • House
  • 325 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

          • Bedroom Queen: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom Queen: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom Double: 1 double

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          • 1/F lounge bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom Single: 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2/F: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 7 gallery: 2 twin/ single

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          • 2 queen size doubles in very spacious rooms , 1 double, 1 queen size sofa bed in the spacious 1/f lounge, 1 spacious single, 1 large room with 1 double and 1 single bed, 1 sleeping gallery with 2 chair-beds, 1 cot....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, tub

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          • Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • The first floor bathroom contains a bath, a shower attachment for hair washing, a wash basin and a toilet. There is also a separate first floor toilet. On the ground floor there is a shower room with a bidet, a wash basin and a toilet....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Of the two large lounges, the one on 1/F has a very comfortable queen-size sofa bed and can be used as a private bedroom. The bar in this 1/F lounge incorporates a lift-up counter hiding a wash basin. The single 1/F bedroom also has its own wash basin. The 2/F family room contains 1 double and 1 single bed. There are also two single fold-out chair beds on 2/F in a library/lobby at the top of the stairs, although this is not entirely private. G/F shower room includes a toilet. 1/F bathroom includes a toilet. There is also a separate 1/F toilet. The kitchen is large, extremely well equipped and has a mahogany table seating 8 people easily. The electric cooker has a double oven and 4 ceramic hobs. The dining room is also spacious seating 10 people at its handsome teak wood table. The house is on a hill. Shops and historic attractions are within 3 minutes' walking distance....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Microwave
              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Lawn / Garden

              Property Descriptor

                  • Terraced
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Weekend
                  Jan 10 - Dec 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  £352
                  Fri, Sat
                  £1,600

                  Rates are based on 8 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas and New Year 2014 -
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Weekend rate GBP 380 per night for up to 8 guests and GBP 47.5 per night for each extra guest. Minimum 2 nights.

                  7 Jan 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 GBP1600

                  20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015 GBP1800

                  A deposit of 25% is payable to confirm the booking. The balance is payable one month before the rental.


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                  Last updated: 11/05/2014
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                  Location

                  64 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  London Gatwick
                  32 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Folkestone
                  0.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Rye
                  32 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Ashford
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Rye is located between Hastings and Folkestone and is a mile and a half from the coast. From London Rye can be reached either via M20/A2070/A259 through Ashford or via M25/A21/A268 through Hawkhurst. Historically known as '1066 country' the surrounding area provides the visitor with an abundance of castles, abbeys, fortresses, National Trust gardens and houses, and museums. The coastal area is noted for its flora and fauna including a wildlife bird sanctuary: marshland stretches eastwards, a haven for smugglers in bygone days, and the haunting seascape of Dungeness is a habitat for a wide variety of unusual plants and dominated by two lighthouses; to the west stretch the unspoilt beach of Winchelsea and the cliffs of Fairlight Country Park.

                   

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                  Photos

                  • 15th Century frontage

                    15th Century frontage

                  • One of 2 vaulted queensize bedrooms on 1/f

                    One of 2 vaulted queensize bedrooms on 1/f

                  • Ground floor living room - b

                    Ground floor living room - b

                  • 1/F lounge - a

                    1/F lounge - a

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Lobby bed chairs

                    Lobby bed chairs

                  • Double bedroom with medieval shutter groove

                    Double bedroom with medieval shutter groove

                  • Back of house

                    Back of house

                  • Ingelnook hearth

                    Ingelnook hearth

                  • Garden room

                    Garden room

                  • Church and crooked chimney

                    Church and crooked chimney

                  • Ypres Tower

                    Ypres Tower

                  • Garden and back view of house

                    Garden and back view of house

                  • One of 2 vaulted queensize bedrooms on 1/f

                    One of 2 vaulted queensize bedrooms on 1/f

                  • Ground floor living room - a

                    Ground floor living room - a

                  • 1/F lounge - b

                    1/F lounge - b

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Scullery and shower room

                    Scullery and shower room

                  • Single bedroom

                    Single bedroom

                  • Water feature

                    Water feature

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Garden from house

                    Garden from house

                  • View from St Mary's Church

                    View from St Mary's Church

                  • House frontage

                    House frontage

                  £179 - £352 per night (GBP)
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                  7 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/05/2014
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