Please note - All beds are King-size (5' wide)
Visitor's Book comments for this apartment
We booked here as a very last minute break away for a couple of nights.
We didnt know the area at all but were delighted with Rye and the surrounding area. By chance wed brought our bikes. What a bonus! As this area has a plethora of wonderful cycle tracks! The apartment has been fantastic so centrally placed and perfectly appointed with everything we needed and the welcome bottle of bubbly was much appreciated!!!
The pretty town of Rye was enchanting and we had tea in the garden Henry James house (perfect scones & jam!); The Wednesday Farmers Market was lovely. We bought some gifts and supper for our evening meal plus some gorgeous sausage rolls not to be missed.
We met our host who was most informative about the cycle tracks.
You can cycle (without touching a road) to Camber & Winchelsea which we did. Were blessed with wonderful weather & enjoyed the wildlife and birds down at Rye Harbour & were saddened by the tragic tale of the lifeboat which wiped out two families when the crew of the Mary Stanford was lost in 1928. So much to see here that our few days just doesnt give us enough time we will return! Fantastic
Steve & Sally Windacres Farm Surrey July 2016 19th-20th
Best location in Rye to stay, spent most evenings on balcony with glass of wine, watching the changing tides and birdlife, best part of day early morning with cup of tea with plenty of birds to see.
Ate at Simply Italian, reasonably priced, friendly and very convenient.
The Standard pub, good fish & chips.
Careys (Fish Restaurant) good fish.
Ediths House, wonderful selection of scones, very homely feel.
Knopps amazing range of chocolate drinks up to 90% in strength.
Fletchers Tea House in courtyard, nice setting.
Rye Delis good for tasty bites to bring back to room.
Tourist information very helpful and informative.
Good walk to Camber Castle, to Bird Hide at Castle Waters, plenty of cormorants & lapwings then on to view point to see Marsh Harriers.
Good network of buses from Rye Railway Station, No313 to Rye Harbour Bird Sanctuary.
No100 to Winchelsea Village.
No101 to Winchelsea Beach
Would like to thank Chris for the surprise bottle of bubbly on arrival and on the high standard of accommodation.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would hope to return again on the not too distant future.
Jan & Steve Jeffs Bristol 9/7 16/7
For a last minute booking this has been just what we wanted, very relaxing. Comfortable accommodation with great views, good for watching boats passing or birds feeding, depending on the tide! Location just outside Rye is also good, as the town gets very busy. Lots to do and see in the area.
Suggested places to visit include Battle Abbey, Dungeness Old Lighthouse, Winchelsea Church, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (including Avocet Tea Room) and Batemans lovely house and gardens. Good food at Simply Italian, Marino's Fish Bar and Rye Deli. Decent supermarket Jempsons at Peasmarsh.
We had a great week and would love to stay again. Thank you and thanks for the bubbly.
Jane and Brendan Sheehan Leeds, West Yorkshire 31st July 7th August 2016
Our first stay in Rye, and what a great place it is!
Loads to see and do. Did 3 of the walks round the countryside of Rye leaflets in the folder. Also visited Brighton. 2 trips to cinema when the weather was a bit ropey. Places we ate which we would recommend Union Steakhouse, Globe Inn and the Mermaid. Thanks for the fizz, had a night in with food from Rye Deli. Final evening meal in the Shipp Inn v. good.
Maureen & Keith Fowler Edinburgh 25/6 2/7/16
We came for peace and quiet and found it!
Enjoyed the relaxed setting and bird calls explored Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, the Winchelsea walk and camber Sands. Visited the gardens of Great Dixter superb (met a Swedish film crew filming Swedens version of Gardeners World no murder scene this time!!) Plan to go to Sissinghurst today.
Chris you are a great host thank you!
Graham & Jayne Harris 16/6 19/6
What a fabulous week. Loved watching the birds and the tide rising & falling. Ate at the Standard Inn, Simply Italian & anniversary dinner at Webbes which was fabulous. Visited Dungeness and took steam train across to New Romney. Visited Rye Harbour Natured Reserve which was great. Had tea in the garden of Lamb House and toured the Ypres Castle Museum well worth a visit.
Thank you. Well be back.
Lynne & Dominic Bournemouth 8/5 13/5/16
Another relaxing week in No3. Saw a seal in the river, and had glorious weather. Thanks for the fizz, Chris, very much appreciated.
Lots of oystercatchers, black headed gulls, herring gulls etc etc. The fishing industry is on its last legs. William the Conqueror revamped.
Thelma & Bill London 29 April 5 May
We enjoyed a terrific stay at the Boathouse and exploring the surrounding area and Rye. Chris couldnt have been more helpful and the accommodation was ideal for our purposes. Very comfortable, well equipped, great location.
We hired bikes from Rye Hire and took the circular scenic route along the beach to Winchelsea before heading back to Rye on the National Cycle Route, and then off to Camber which is a safe and well designed route. Would strongly recommend this as a way to get around.
The Ship Inn we visited on the Friday night for dinner very friendly, welcoming and tasty.
For Saturday, we had the full English at the Grain Café very full and very English. In the evening, we went to the Mermaid Inn excellent quality and a interesting pub for its history and background. Off to the miniature railway today!
Thanks Chris for a memorable stay brilliant!
Jeremy & Cath Harpenden 29-31st July
Old Hastings is about 12 miles away & is a great visit. The Jerwood Gallery beside the fishermens huts has a brilliant collection of works & also stages exciting exhibitions. The almost adjacent Fishermans Museum admission free is fascinating, especially the RNLI film of a rescue yards from the beach.
Park on the Bourne just before the seafront for an easy exit or continue down to the lights & turn left for 2 huge parking areas. The National Trust Smallhythe Place gives a fascinating insight into the life & career of the actress Ellen Terry & is an attraction approx 12 miles driving in the Tenterden direction. Look out for cormorants diving when the tides in.
A lovely stay Hope to be back.
Try Careys Fish Bar on the Strand. Expensive but beautifully cooked fish & veg & a perfect crème brulee !
Vivienne & Philip Smith Tolleshunt Major, Essex 27 May June 2
This was our first stay in the apartment (No.1) & we werent disappointed. The location is fantastic &, as birdwatchers, to have redshanks, egrets, a kingfisher & a barn owl right outside was amazing! We visited Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & the RSPB Reserve at Dungeness several times, along with Winchelsea & Pett Level. We were very comfortable here & would recommend it. Thanks Chris for the bottle of bubbly!
PS. We loved walking around the town of Rye what architecture!!
Phil & Marie Hale, Basingstoke, Hampshire 27/12/15 3/1/16
We have had another fabulous stay! We were so glad to be back it really felt like a home from home. Everything we could want or need was provided and everything was spotlessly clean. We will most definitely be back!
As for Rye, we love just wandering around, it feels like stepping back in time. Our favourite places are:
1) Ediths House Best scones in town. Try the Guinness Cake and yummy jacket potatoes,
2) Simply Italian Great ambience and fab food.
3) St Marys Church the view from the tower is awesome
4) The old penny arcade I especially love the fortune tellers.
Thanks for a great stay. X
Maria & Steve, Herne Bay 13TH 16TH Feb 2016
Lovely little apartment for a last minute getaway. Lovely, clean and a great shower!
Enjoyed listening to the seagulls as we went to sleep/woke up with the sun shining through the window!
Recommend Jempsons Supermarket (10min drive) for great local produce if cooking / or just for breakfast.
Beth & Mark 5/6 March 2016
Lovely location ideal for exploring Rye and surrounding area. Visited Scotney Castle, Bodiam, Hastings, Bexhill and Rye Harbour all worth a visit. Ate in Rye each evening. Had lovely meals at The Ship, Simply Italian and The Standard.
Irene & Alan North, Burnham on Crouch, Essex 20-23 March 2016
Weather good, sun deck good (red faces).
Shepherd Neame beer good.
Dungeness, Britannia fish & chips good, home Saturday not so good, 6th visit to the Boathouse, so I guess we like it here.
Howard & Pauline, Copthorne 16th 23rd April
Great week visited all the popular places (again) love the area of the Garden of England,.
Scotney, Dixter & the Worlds End that is Dungeness are a photographers paradise. Taking home a tiny bit of the garden in the form of plants & inspiration heres hoping!
Kim & Keith, Shropshire 14-21st May 2016
Weve enjoyed our brief but relaxing stay even though the sun never came out!! Apartment very clean & nicely decorated.
Our battle against the wind at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve paid off with lots of sightings of birds with their chicks (avocets, sandwich terns).
Great steak meal at The Union in town & also sampled several teashops (Fletchers & Simon the Pieman). Inland, had very interesting visit to Batemans (National Trust) home of Rudyard Kipling. Thank you Chris it was nice to meet you & the bottle of bubbly was a kind extra.
This is our 2nd time here and once again have had a great time. The apartment is comfortable with great view over the estuary. Love to sit outside for breakfast and in the evening. Thanks Chris for the bubbly and was great to meet you. We will be back.
Helen & Guy Essex 8th 15th July
We had a terrific time exploring the area of E. Sussex and into Kent, using 1TB as our base to return to. We were blessed with some great weather and enjoyed exploring this area. We hope to return some day. No complaints about the facilities @ 1TB we found it clean and well-provisioned. We especially enjoyed lazing around on the balcony watching the world go by. My advice to others chill out and do the same.
Kevin & Rosie Berkshire 23-30 June 16
Enjoyed staying in this comfortable and quiet base.
Exploring Rye was a treat recommend the guided walks by ex-history teacher Mike. Good food at Webbes, Ambrette and Simply Italian. Kino worth a look and good for lunch. Like everyone else the bubbly was appreciated! The church tower is well worth the climb & the church in Winchelsea is amazing inside. Spike Milligan is buried there! Wonderful trip to Bodiam on the steam railway from Tenterden.
Neil & Amanda Suffolk 1 5 Sep 2016
Rye is a fantastic base to explore from.
In Rye you must visit the church and pay to go onto the roof. You must visit Rye Harbour and walk to the beach. You must walk the town as darkness falls very atmospheric. Read the history of Rye fascinating.
Eating out in Rye : Webbes very good, Tuscan (Kitchen) very good, Ambrette over-rated in our opinion.
Simply Italian good (you need to book all of them to be on the safe side).
In the daytime try the Rye Deli very good food.
The butchers on Cinque Port Street is excellent for steaks etc to cook yourself.
For shopping Budgens is good but if you drive to Peasmarsh, Jempsons is better.
(Both are closed on Sundays).
Places to visit: Sissinghurst, Batemans (home of Rudyard Kipling), Bodiam Castle, Dover Castle (check traffic conditions first), Walmer Castle & Deal (again check traffic), Battle Abbey and town, Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne.
More places : Eastbourne, seafront and pier (town is like any other) (dont go when air show is on as parking is almost impossible), Bexhill Seafront (town a bit scruffy), Hastings, (seafront has amusements) but beyond are the beach-launched fishing boats which are worth seeing, also has a couple of (free) museums which are interesting. Hastings Old Town is well worth exploring.
Dungeness, (you will love or hate, - we love it) The narrow gauge train will take you to Hythe which is a very nice trip.
Hythe town & seafront are very nice, plenty of cafes.
Folkestone is scruffy but has very nice cliff top promenade.
Beachy Head Great walking but usually very windy.
Tenterden is a very nice town great High Street, also full sized steam train takes you to Bodiam Castle.
Canterbury is a good day out but the Cathedral is pricey.
Drive the back lanes from Rye to Hythe, its fantastic countryside.
We have been coming to Rye for 9 years and there is plenty we have left off.
We hope you try some of our suggestions and are not disappointed.
PS. Dont tell anyone about Rye, its our secret.
Andrew & Jill Sheffield 10/8/16
We had a wonderfully relaxing break. The gentle flow of the river & the slow turning of the distant turbines set the pace. It was enough for us to explore Rye. The Kino, hidden up by St. Marys Church is a spanking new wonderful cinema with café-bar. For breakfast and lunch Haydens on the right at the end of the High Street is superb. We have been really at home here & could happily have stayed on.
Alistair & Lucille Brighton 29/08/16
A great location and a good base for walking (and eating & drinking!). The Ypres Castle is very good and so is the Royal Standard (lovely salt marsh lamb). The George is v.pricey. Lots of nice places around. The cellar tour at Winchelsea is worth doing and there is a nice circular walk (about 4 miles) around The Queens Head at Icklesham (Bus 100).
Thanks for the bubbly!
Geraldine & John Dorset 16-23rd Sept
As you know, we always enjoy our stay here, it is so tranquil and calm. The flat as always was perfect, clean and tidy and we really appreciated the bubbly on arrival!
We recommend visiting the sound and light show at the info centre it was surprising fun. Also, the breakfast bundle at Ediths House.
We loved watching the birds out of the front window lots more than in February. We even saw a heron!
Thank you again for a wonderful stay. X
Steve & Maria 25/10/16
A pleasure to be first in the new Visitors Book. First visit to this area, but wont be our last. What a lovely spot, a lovely area and a lovely apartment. The flat is just right for us, not too fussy, not overdone, just comfortable with everything we needed. And the sheer pleasure, sitting outside in sunshine, having a coffee watching the tide ebb and flow and WHAT an ebb & flow! Lucky to see the Harbourmaster boat chug stately up and down the channel, checking up on who knows what! Pirates no doubt! Lovely meals in The Ambrette and Ypres Castle Inn (Ham Egg & Chips to die for)(and a lovely friendly atmosphere made very welcome) Loved the Sands at Camber & the amazing loneliness of Dungeness. Cheers & Thanks. A.
Adrienne & Jack Pyke March 13 2015
We loved our stay here, and will definitely be back. We had a beautiful afternoon tea at Fletchers House, and climbed the Church tower in the sun. My favourite part was watching the birds on the river though!
Maria & Steve 17th
20th Feb 2015
We had a wonderful stay here at this lovely peaceful place, did lots of walking and sightseeing.
The weather helped as it was so sunny & mild.
The Ypres Castle Inn Pub was our favourite for both beer & food, also fish & chips from Marinos were the best around. Thanks Chris for the easy booking! Oh and the bubbly went down well. We will return.
Lez & Ann, Catfield, Norfolk Broads 3/3/15 8/3/15
Our first time in Rye, and it has been a fantastic holiday. Walks to Rye Harbour & Winchelsea via nature reserve were two highlights along with seeing a real Life Boat rescue terminate at Dungeness. Good food at the Ypres Castle Inn & the New Inn at Winchelsea along with the Fish & Chips at Marinos helped to round off each day or provide a great lunch break.
The flat was just what we wanted. Thanks for the bubbles.
Sandra & Michael Robinson 29th March to 5th April 2015
We have had a very comfortable stay in this lovely little apartment and it has been the perfect place to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary. We like the little extras, like the wildlife books and binoculars!
Wonderful location for exploring wild life and also for wandering into town. We visited the Church Tower, if youre not afraid of heights I would highly recommend this as the views are amazing!
Anna & Tim Bell, Oare, Kent 03/07/15 05/07/15
Location location location! Excellent place to spend a week.
The apartment is a great spot in which to relax, sit on the balcony, etc Rye is a wonderful town (go up the church tower for awesome views), Ate out a couple of times the Ypres Castle Inn was excellent J and I both had delicious fish dishes but we werent so keen on the Ship Ive never been served chicken pie and chips on a plank of wood before.
Dont bother with the Kettle of Fish for fish & chips either.
Plenty of trips out we enjoyed all of the following
# Great Dixter gardens # Hastings Old Town # Sissinghurst Castle Garden # Kent & East Sussex railway # Bodiam Castle # Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway # Beachy Head (find Seaford Head for views of Seven Sisters) # Eastbourne # Winchelsea (Winchelsea Beach, early in the morning is fabulous). If you want slightly odd, go to Dungeness too and climb the lighthouse.
Got away with the weather after a damp first day it got steadily better Friday was fabulous. Would we come back? Yes, of course we would! Cheers
Chris & Janet, Hartford, Cheshire 26 July 1 August 2015
We have had a very enjoyable and badly needed half-term break.
Visited the RSPB Reserve at Dungeness and rode the little train to Romney.
We have had good meals at both the Ypres Castle Inn and the The Queens Head, Icklesham which is just 15 minute drive away but worth the effort book in advance though, they were even full on a wet Tuesday in October! Thanks Chris, you have 1 lovely place here. M&V
Michael & Vivienne Murfin, Wimbledon 26th 28th Oct 2015
Had a wonderful eve, firework display & parade in Rye. Then a sneakie Chinese takeaway oriental delight best ever Chinese exterior shabby dont be put off.
Loved the apartment, cosy, warm and inviting. Even though it was windy we still ate our cereals outside such superb surroundings. Been to Rye many times. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you for little touches : milk sugar, tea, sponge, w/up liquid, not to mention the champagne! Wow! Fab weekend!
Charlotte & Tasha Morris, Welling, Kent 14th 15th November 2015
Blazing June a bonus & distraction. I was here to write but couldnt resist the sunshine. Lamb House closed for filming sadly but look forward to the BBC screening new version of Mapp & Lucia. Hawkhurst King is a gem, expensive but so much better than multiplex. Like nearby Cranbrook & Ypres pub worth a visit good music (Sunday) & good beer. Thanks for bottle in fridge by the way.
Glenn June 7th 14th
base for a birthday break. Have eaten at the Ambrette (outstanding and delightfully
different) and the Mermaid Inn restaurant (silver service not stupidly expensive). Other
local recommendations include
drive down to the power station and past Derek Jarmans Prospect Cottage
redefines bleakness and is a huge contrast to
Final evening spent at the pub quiz at the William Caxton in Tenterden! (every Wed from 8pm)
Eric & Val,
Have been coming to
Kevin & Joanne Chafford Hundred, Essex 29th-31st August
Back for a 5th time. New TV & larger bed are good additions. Sad to see the Standard gone but lunch in the Mermaid more than made up for it. Highly recommended.
As always will go home having enjoyed a lovely week.
Great Dixter for the Christmas Fayre & gardens very beautiful even in November
& a day trip to
Brian & Angie Beckenham Kent 22-28 Nov 2013
Came for a quiet break away from the kids. Great walk at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, lots of winter visitors. Also enjoyed watching the curlews and redshanks from the windows of the flat.
Fish and chips from The Mint Marinos very good and Ambrette in High Street really excellent.
Had fun at the local auction house and going home with much more stuff than we planned.
Weaving studio at bottom of Mint a must for crafties, must visit Rye Pottery.
Bubbly gratefully received! Thx.
Iain & Karolena Fenn Speldhurst nr. Tunbridge Wells 30 Oct 2 Nov 2013
time in this part of the
and Andrew Gustar
for a lovely stay, its been all I could have wished for, and the weather a real
bonus! I have travelled around on foot & bus/train as I dont drive
everywhere very accessible, and would recommend the day explorer bus ticket only
£6 to travel across
Walked along the canal to Winchelsea, a
lovely place, much quieter than
to avoid a hot Italian summer we went to
Being our second visit to the Boathouses and the first time on No1, we enjoyed our stay very much. The beach at Camber Sands, the weird silence at Dungeness, the beautiful gardens at Sissinghurst, the steep cliff at Birling Gap; Bodiam, Monks House and so on. We have seen them all. We enjoyed the apartment, the views and the birds. This is certainly worth coming back to!
Erik en Jetje The Netherlands 13-27 July 2013
Local base for exploring the area and to be able to relax on the balcony for breakfast/evening coffee.
Only a short break for us but enjoyed Great Dixter, KESR (Railway) and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Excellent meal and good service at Careys.
& Linda Hoadley
tranquil haven after 3 days in a wet and noisy
Weather superb each day perfect for exploring this amazing region. Could have stayed longer if time allowed.
10/10 Fish & chip meal at Marinos. Far superior to Careys.
Yet again a fantastic weekend break, lovely apartment overseeing the river. Lovely walk all round town and harbour. The food around here is amazing, the little café on quay was very welcoming. Our 2nd time in Number 1 and will be trying to come back every year.
All in all fantastically amazing
Thank you very much for the bubbly x
James & Sophie 8th Feb 10th Feb 2013
Came here for a relaxing break,
Apartment was ideal for what we needed. The bottle of bubbly was a lovely surprise Thank you.
We had a wonderful meal at The Gandhi Indian. Simply Italian was very good as well.
Fleeting sight of a kingfisher, also
spotted a redshank and of course the emus! All in all a very lovely few days.
Will definitely return. Lovely shops in
Karen & Mark,
Thank you for having us! What a lovely spot to take in the delights of East Sussex. The view from the patio a treat in itself. Weve enjoyed watching waders, curlews and more surprisingly the energetic mating ritual of the ostrich! Having rummaged through the well stocked leaflet drawer we decided to head to Charleston & it was a treat. Saturdays compulsory guided tour was an education in British domestic interiors & the complicated sex lives of the Bloomsbury set.
En route we enjoyed Winchelsea town & beach, the De La Warre pavilion in Bexhill (great coffee, not so great tea) & Berwick church which were all a delight. The drive back through pretty villages & bunny filled marshes was an hour well spent. Rye itself is picture perfect with a smattering of vintage shops. I especially liked the friendly reception & fab assortment in the 60s/70s/80s shop. We ate at the Ypres Inn which was substantial, delicious & great service and Webbes did us a good seafood platter.
Loved it all, including the fizz!
Nicola & Guy, Lodon SE11 13th 15th April
We had a lovely relaxing week started off nicely with the fizz Thank you. We booked at the Mermaid for Sunday lunch which was very good for a special treat. The Ship is always good for food, good beer and interesting surroundings. We will have to come back yet again as we still havent seen everything suggested in this book .. we were too busy relaxing!
Jeff & Sylvia 30/6/12
Lovely quiet, cosy apartment.
In this incredibly sunny weather we enjoyed the balcony a lot. Many interesting walks & visits (among which Monks House, Rodmell near Lewes)
Many thanks for the bottle of Saumur!
- Yes, like most visitors we loved the Ypres Castle Inn & of course the Mermaid
H & K Wischniewski 20/07/12 27/07/12
Delightful location with all the facilities for a relaxed and most enjoyable stay. Town centre is a delight with many old fashioned shops folk are so pleasant everyone speaks to you. A bonus bottle of bubbly thanks. Tenterden & Battle are a must to see if you have not been before.
Too many good eating places to mention, something for everyones taste.
Sheer joy this short note does not do justice to the Boathouse and the pleasures that Rye holds!
Mark & Terri Bedfordshire 27/07/12 4/08/12
Lovely location in a beautiful town.
Enjoyed eating our meals in the sunshine on the balcony. Fantastic apartment in every way. Visiting Canterbury Cathedral & town also Battle, 1066 is a must. Will be coming to Rye & this apartment next year. Its a must.
Allan & Maureen, Dewsbury, West Yorks 4.8.12 to 11.8.12
Another great break at the Boathouse. Thanks for the bubbly. Had a great meal at Webbes.
Enjoyed the walk to Winchelsea & lunch at Winchelsea Farm Kitchen. Sure we will be back yet again!
Lynne & Adrian, Bolton 11/8/12 17/8/12
Lovely apartment and location. The bottle of Saumur went down very well so many thanks.
The weather was fantastic and we visited many places. The highlight was a boat trip on the river to Bodiam Castle. The famous gardens at Great Dixter and Sissinghurst were also well worth a visit. We really recommend Webbes Fish Café, which is well worth its Michelin Star. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
Mike & Heather 7-14 Sep 2012
Nice location, comfortable flat. Bubbly went down well. Thanks. Weather has been good. It is a pleasure to sit on the balcony in the sun. We had a great meal at The Hope & Anchor and good fish and chips in Rye. The circular walk from Rye Harbour was enjoyable as was our visits to Great Dixter, Bodiam Castle, Small Hythe and Tenterden. Rye itself is full of interesting shops and Lamb House, home of Henry James also interesting.
Phil & Rachel, Luton Beds. 5th 8th Oct.