Rye in East Sussex sits in the heart of Rye Bay, gently balanced atop a gently sloping headland. The town is home to a wonderful mix of shops, cafés, bars and holiday rentals. The town hosts several festivals throughout the year and many stay in a cottage in Rye to attend its exciting events. Cobbled streets curve past medieval, half-timbered houses and you can follow in the ghostly footsteps of smugglers who used to roam this intriguing town. Enjoy a drink at the Giant’s Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn and see if you can spot the secret passageway once used by the smugglers.
Our Rye cottages and holiday homes are found in and around the town and just 2 miles from Camber Sands beach, so a trip to the seaside and a potter through Camber village is a delightful way to spend your days. Take a trip to the uncover a literary past at Lamb House, once owned by the American author Henry James and now cared for by the National Trust. Soak up the ambience of the area with a stroll around Rye Harbour and watch the boats bob about on the River Rother, right next to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, a unique mosaic of habitats for species like the spangled button beetle, and the site of Camber Castle.
From cosy family cottages to dog-friendly cottages in Rye, we have a wide range of wonderful cottages in Rye to rent. Feel inspired by our selection of holiday lets offering gardens, wood burners and walks on the doorstep and begin dreaming of holidays in Rye. For more ideas, you could head over to our selection of self-catering holiday cottages all across East Sussex or our full range of Sussex accommodation. With so many delightful places to stay in Rye, you’ll soon find Rye accommodation to suit your next escape.