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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2 / 20  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 20  Quirky features
4 / 20  Ample seating
5 / 20  View towards garden
6 / 20  Woodburner
7 / 20  Hallway
8 / 20  Doors to decked area
9 / 20  Kitchen/dining area
10 / 20  Finishing touches
11 / 20  Shower room
12 / 20  Tastefully decorated
13 / 20  Kingsize bedroom
14 / 20  Small double bedroom
15 / 20  Rear decked garden
16 / 20  Charcoal BBQ
17 / 20  Games room
18 / 20  Table football
19 / 20  Enjoy the sun
20 / 20  Welcome

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 Paul.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann, 8th December 2018

Great little cottage and base for exploring Rye and the surrounding area. Loved the log burner it was very cosy and warm. Great walks around the local nature reserve too. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Marie, 12th November 2018

This is a beautiful cosy and comfortable cottage. The location is wonderful and perfect for any time of year. We loved the sitting room, especially the log burner for the long autumn evenings. We slept so well because of the peaceful surroundings and the amazingly comfy beds! Very restful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Katharine, 25th October 2018

Hi - Little Tern cottage is well placed to discover Rye & the surrounding area. It was lovely to be able to walk straight out onto the nature reserve. Its a comfortable & warm place to stay in. The games room is well equipped to keep even our teenagers entertained.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 3rd September 2018

Very well equipped and cost cottage with everything outside the front door- a delight

Reviewed by Sonya, 31st August 2018

A fantastic cottage, very well equipped and the games room was a great bonus for our toddler! The welcome treats were fab too, thank you. Only thing I was a little unsure of is how far from the town itself it was, but a very quick easy drive. Lovely pub literally around the corner.

Reviewed by Victoria, 24th August 2018

Amazing cottage. I chose this cottage as it looked lovely on the website and it didnt disappoint. Beds were lovely and comfortable and the cottage was cosy and homely. It was very well stocked with everything and more you would need. The area itself was also a lovely surprise. Great pub round the corner and nice walk down to the sea. Camber sands iRead mores near by too and the beach was perfect. Kids loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 8th June 2018

Perfect !!

Reviewed by Anne, Keith and Janet, 20th December 2017

A most comfortable, active but also restful winter break. Thank you. A lovely place to stay in.

Reviewed by Melanie, Jason and Jacob, 16th May 2017

A lovely cottage, lived up to expectations and more. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and in the surrounding area. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends.

Reviewed by Sarah, Matt and Jamie, 21st April 2017

Thank you for a lovely visit. The cottage is really comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed for our 1 year old. Thank you also for the wine and rice cakes which are jamies favourite. Lots of great walks around the reserve in brilliant (if chilly!) sunshine. We have had a lovely time and we hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Sarah and Griff, 14th April 2017

A fantastic place. We absolutely loved it here and the games room was a touch of genius!

Reviewed by Alan and Judy, 20th March 2017

This is a beautiful cottage. Very cosy. While the wind was howling outside we were warm and snug with the log burner burning bright. Everything we needed was here and more. We are sorry to leave but work beckons.

Reviewed by Sophie, Alice, Bex and Claire, 12th January 2017

What a wonderful cottage! We had a lovely weekend escaping the London smog. Rye is a beautiful place to explore and there's no better base than this homely cottage - the woodburner was a real treat!'

Reviewed by The Wood Family, 4th January 2017

A fantastic way to the spend the New Year! Little Tern is a lovely cottage. We loved every minute of our time here. Also, the Games Room was a great aspect to the cottage!

Reviewed by Isabelle and Tom, 24th November 2016

Little Tern is a little gem! Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Louise and Patrick, 16th November 2016

A cosy weekend in a perfectly positioned cottage with all mod-cons and traditional features! A perfect birthday treat! Thank you.

Reviewed by Dorothy, John & Henry, 29th August 2016

Our stay at Little Tern could not have been more ideal. First, it is such an easy train ride from London. No travel stress! The beautiful cottage is located a block or so from a gorgeous entrance to a nature reserve. It even inspired me to lace up my running shoes again. It is also around the corner from a great pub and further on a spot where you Read morecan watch the seals roll on the sand! The bedrooms upstairs are very comfy and kitchen well equipped. Small details such as the picnic cooler were really thoughtful. I could go on & on but really want to say we just loved this cottage and the area. Definitely coming back. Thanks again. Hide

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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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