View towards property
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky features
Ample seating
View towards garden
Doors to decked area
Kitchen/dining area
Finishing touches
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Kingsize bedroom
Small double bedroom
Rear decked garden
Charcoal BBQ
Games room
Table football
Enjoy the sun
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15 / 20  Rear decked garden
16 / 20  Charcoal BBQ
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18 / 20  Table football
19 / 20  Enjoy the sun
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Little Tern - Rye,

Rye Harbour, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish two-bedroom cottage in popular Rye Harbour
  • Former fisherman’s cottage with original fireplace housing a woodburner
  • Stylish contemporary kitchen with bi-folding doors to the garden
  • Games room in the garden
  • Only a minute’s walk to the harbour’s pubs and shops
  •  Local nature reserve for wonderful walks
  • 5 Mins from Rye Town centre
Property code: BT050

Located in Rye Harbour, this beautifully decorated old fisherman’s cottage exudes charm and style with its combination of original and contemporary features throughout.

Located on a quiet road only a minute’s walk from Rye Harbour, this holiday cottage is conveniently located for families looking for an old-fashioned seaside break. Head to the harbour to watch the boats come and go or enjoy a delicious meal in the local gastro pub. Or walk a further minute to reach the RSPB nature reserve where wonderful walks can be enjoyed and you can walk along to the local shingle beach.

The front door of this cottage opens into the family lounge, which is bursting with country charm. Comfortable sofas sit at either side of the room with a quirky storage trunk coffee table in the centre, while a woodburner sits in an original fireplace and large sash windows line the walls. Step through the hallway with plenty of space for walking boots, past a downstairs shower room with large walk in shower, WC, basin and large mirror, to reach the open-plan kitchen/diner. This magnificent space is made all the more spacious by bi-folding doors that open onto the patio, extending the dining space and welcoming the outside in. This farmhouse style room features a dining table and chairs, an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and cafetiere. Upstairs the first bedroom features a king-size and an additional trundle bed for a small child if needed. The second bedroom has a double and is light and airy.

The bi-folding doors connect the spacious kitchen with an enclosed decked garden. Here you’ll find a charcoal BBQ and outside seating for al fresco meals, while a timber clad building at the far end of the deck houses a table football table, darts board and selection of children’s beach games. There is an additional enclosed garden at the front of the house with a bistro table and chairs for enjoying morning coffees or evening drinks.


  • Two bedrooms: One king-size and additional trundle bed and one double
  • Downstairs bathroom and WC
  • Woodburner
  • Off-street parking for one car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • High chair, travel cot, baby bath and stair gates available
  • Microwave, cafetiere and fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric oven, induction hob
  • TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker
  • Games room with table football and dart board
  • Electric radiators in lounge, bedrooms and games room
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Regret no pets
  • Electric and heating included
  • Steep stairs typical for type of property

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alastair, 4th March 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Little Tern in early March. The house is comfortable, spotless and extremely well equipped with practical stuff as well as lots of toys and games for both indoor and outdoor use. We really appreciated all the little bits provided for our toddler who was quite upset to leave! Great location near the harbour and nature reseRead morerve (and pubs) and an easy and quick drive to Rye and Camber. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 20th December 2019

A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. In particular we loved the stylish decor, the very comfy beds, the cosy wood burner, the thoughtful welcome pack, the quiet location, listening to the bird song from the garden, the thoughtful touches like the lined curtains in the bedroom and the chest of games in the living room, the village location, Read moreand being next door to the nature reserve. We know Rye Harbour well, so Little Tern cottage felt like a home-from-home. I'm sure we'll be back! Hide

Reviewed by Teresa, 8th November 2019

A lovely little cottage, clean comfortable and cosy. Rebecca and Richard left us a wonderful welcome pack of fresh coffee, red wine and delicious dark chocolate and ginger biscuits. Plenty of wood for the fire, brilliant local knowledge and very understanding when we realised we had left with a set of keys in our pocket. It was so nice being able tRead moreo cook in a well equipped kitchen with friends round the table. Bluetooth speaker a welcome touch too. A great stay, thank you Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 13th September 2019

Comfortable cottage which has been nicely restored to keep it's character. Good location, very peaceful with the nature reserve just around the corner.

Reviewed by Linda, 14th June 2019

This is our second visit to this cottage......close to a nature reserve and seaside so ticked all the boxes for us. Looking forward to our next holiday

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View towards property
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky features
Ample seating
View towards garden
Doors to decked area
Kitchen/dining area
Finishing touches
Shower room
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