Visitor's Book comments for this apartment
Whoop Were the first to make an entry. This must be our 5th/6th time of staying in #3 we like the cosy feel of this place, so always our first pick.
Our regular haunts Simply Italian, Marino's Fish & Chips & Kings Head pub up the hill on the road out of Rye to Rye Foreign. But really so many places to eat and explore just have a good old mooch & enjoy!
Marina Lennon & Eamann Ireland 4/2/16
As always. A lovely relaxing stay at the Boathouse very comfortable base during some rather cold windy weather. But some beautiful sun too. We had outstanding fish & chips at The Pilot, Dungeness. We dont drive but there are buses which take you there and further along the coast to Hythe and Folkestone. double-deckers so you get great views! Also bussed to Northiam & by accident discovered Great Dixter is a 15mins walk from the main street closed at the moment, but the gardens look wonderful from outside. Well be back. Thanks, R & R.
Ruth & Richard Holloway 7-10 Mar
Back once again for a spring break to No 3. Warm enough to spend time on the balcony. Visited RSPB Dungeness & antique shops in Tenterden. Fish is excellent from the shop on the bridge as is the food at Webbes in Tower Street
Mike & Sue W. Sussex 6 15 April
Very much enjoyed our stay saw the seal!
Will be back!
Steve & Gemma & Barney Surbiton, UK May 16
This proved to be a tranquil base from which to explore the lovely Rye town on foot. We also enjoyed driving to visit: the 1066 battlefield site, Bodiam & Dover Castles, as well as Hythe & Eastbourne.
We can highly recommend the cream teas at Fletcher House (near St Marys Church). As for dining, we can recommend the Ship Inn and Simply Italian, both of which are less than 10 minutes walk from No3.
If you fancy a take-away, Marino's Fish & Chips are excellent!
Lastly thank-you Chris for the bottle of fizz, it was most enjoyable!! J
Malcolm & Gwyn Essex 20-27 May 16
Many thanks for a last minute perfect childfree weekend away! Lovely part of the world recommend a visit to Chapeldown Vineyard lovely walls and a great café & shop.
Also the 3 legged brewery open days every Saturday fab to try some super draught ales!
Best restaurants: The George in Rye great oysters, cocktails & staff. Fish market @ Webbes also good. Lovely café on Rye Harbour for a good breakfast. Foodie heaven!
Anna & Tom 10-12 June 16
A good base to explore the area.
Easy walk into Rye for eating out.
We tried the Standard Inn good pie.
The Ypres Castle Inn good lamb hotpot.
Simply Italian Good Risotto and Lasagne.
Sunday lunch at the pub at old Rye Harbour
The William the Conqueror, lovely roast and service (gets busy though).
Had a great fix of gardens, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Derek Jarmans shingle garden @ Dungeness (you can stop the car and walk around, no charge).
Walked the path along the white cliffs of Dover and all along Dungeness shingle beach.
Going home for a rest!!
Hi Chris. Thanks for the fizz, very nice. Can you provide a mirror for the ladies, we need to check how good we look.
Sally & Stan Hampshire 25 June 2016
How delightful to be greeted by a bottle of bubbly, Chris! We enjoyed it after a day of sightseeing on the deck watching the oystercatchers. Comfy and great base for visiting the area. Loved Simply Italian! Visited Bodiam Castle, Smallhythe Place and both steam trains in the area. Thought the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch the better of the two! Such a cutie! Visited the Dungeness RSPB great!
John & Tricia Fleet 23/7 30/7/16
Wonderful stay with the gentlemen pretending to be ladies at No1 only a minor distraction.
Helped by some of the hottest days of the year we (and our Japanese daughter-in-law (No5)) had the most fantastic time, have never seen Hastings look so good & bus service exc.
Great meal at Simply Italian even on Monday night although it thinned out after nine. The Albion in Hastings Old Town was a revelation with astonishing good food (and beer!) and friendly dog.
Ypres pub food surprisingly good & I had best Ploughmans in ages. Good to see the lovely town of Rye looking so good. Excellent.
Chris & Maggie Greenwich 22/25 Aug
Our 17th visit to the Boathouse!! Best feature is that you can make your stay as active or as lazy as you wish. Many places to visit, lots of walks or if the weather is nice sit on the balcony & let the world go by.
Great bird reserves at RSPB at Dungeness & the ARC pits on opposite side of road, or Greatstone beach at high tide. Weather for our 8 day stay was excellent. So, like the swallows & swifts we shall return in the spring.
Sue & Mike Shirley West Sussex 16-24 Sept
Lovely stay, weather cold and crisp. Enjoyed walking around the town. I loved Dungeness nature reserve. Simply Italian very good.
The Ship Inn very expensive!
The setting of the apartment is wonderful, so quiet.
Love just watching the water rise and fall. Wendy
Wendy & Kevin Fisher from Dunstable Bedfordshire 22/10/16
We have really enjoyed a lovely week at the Boathouse.
Peaceful, quiet, warm and very comfortable everything one needed for a tranquil stay has been provided.
Loved the view across the river, sitting outside on the balcony watching the tide up/down and all the bird life.
In Rye we liked coffee at The Apothecary and super breakfasts at Café Zara. A visit to Merchant & Miles (haberdashery/fabric) recommended for a design experience. We spent a day at the still surreal Dungeness. Look out for some stunning recent architect designed beach homes mixed in with the ancient beach dwellings. Dont miss the unique Prospect Cottage created by Derek Jarman. At Camber Sands walk 500m east away from the Beach Café to view the stunning beach house Sea Gem (check out www.seagemcamber.co.uk)
Chris Thank you for all the thoughtfulness and attention that has been put in to make this apartment so enjoyable to spend time in. We would love to stay again.
Bubbly much appreciated best regards Paul
Paul & Aideen, Wadhurst, East Sussex 27-3-2015 to 3-4-2015
Thank you for a lovely break & birthday treat! The bubbly was very welcome to celebrate our arrival. As wed never stayed in Rye before it was great to discover the tiny streets & historical stories. We ate in the Ship pub/restaurant first night & the food, ambience & staff was fabulous. The next night we celebrated at Fawlty Towers of Rye The Mermaid Inn. dont go for the food! The menu is expensive for the quality but the staff and building are worth it!
- Fabulous walk along the dyke to the sea & all so relaxing.
Kathy & John Bingham (no relative to last visitor!!), Broomhill Lodge, Woking 16-19 Nov 2014
Our usual winter stay at the Boathouse. First time in 15+ years that we didnt get to walk everyday. Glorious weather followed by a day of heavy drizzle. We had the treat of a barn owl at twilight over hedges beyond the ostriches and smew & goldeneye at Dungeness.
Thanks to Chris for bubbly & well-kept apartment.
Andy & Lindy, Enfield 18 Feb 21st 2015
Great night at the Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival saw Gogo Penguin, followed by spectacular storm back at the Boathouse. Great location. Thanks for fitting us in.
Margaret & Spencer, London 31/08/15
Lovely weekend with great weather. Rye is such a pretty place, would recommend seeing the view from the top of the church tower, coffee & cake at Fletchers House, dinner at Careys, watching the show at the model of Rye long the Strand. We had our bikes with us so biked to Rye Harbour, well worth a visit. We were really fortunate to sit & watch a seal bobbing in & out of the water catching fish!
Debbie & Graham, Ely, Cambs 20/9/15
Apartment perfect for our weekend break well-equipped, interesting and super location (although weather was restricting!). Rye is a delight, Landgate Bistro and The Ambrette were superb restaurant (main courses better than the desserts in both cases) and the town shops are worthy browsing fodder on a rainy day.
Rohais and Malcolm, Ipswich 7/11/15 8/11/15
weather all week except for
Visit at RSPB Dungeness and ARC pits but water levels very high so no waders. If you like antique visit Andy McConnel glass shop in Rope Walk (Andy often on Antiques Road Show) Many items of interest at reasonable prices.
Pub lunches at Black Lion Appledore & Pilot Dungeness both good.
Mike & Sue Shirley W.
Many thanks to Chris for a well presented and thoughtfully provided for holiday apartment.
Everything that could be wanted was provided for and worked. Special mention for the splendid Jo who ensured everything was spotless and welcoming.
Just one disappointment THE FISH DONT BITE!
Will certainly be back again.
I think the visitor from
John E, West Malling 16-22 May
you for a lovely stay, the Boathouse has been just right for us, clean, comfortable and
near the town. We have had a relaxing time and have enjoyed watching the river. How nice
it is to walk into town and find that all those big name shops have not invaded at all and
to find small independent shops to browse in and with so many to choose from. The weather
has been sunny and warm all week with the added entertainment of the filming of Mapp &
Lucia at the top of
Thank you for the bottle in the fridge. We made good use of that!
We will be back again. X
Trudy & John Wiles,
Weve had a wonderful week at The Boathouse.
apartment was clean, tidy and well equipped; the outlook, whilst not picturesque, is
fascinating in an eerie sort of way. Its certainly a peaceful and tranquil location,
well placed to enjoy strolls around beautiful
Weve benefited from a week of dry,
mostly sunny weather, enjoyed walks across the marshes from
Malcolm & Andrea Mercer,
Our 4th stay in No3. Usual very high standard.
Weather superb, hot & sunny every day. Eating out in Simply Italian & Ship Inn excellent. Further afield Bentley Motor Museum & Wildfowl Reserve near Lewes very interesting and nostalgic.
visit to the crypt at
Amazing to see so many human bones and skulls so well preserved and arranged. Deal is a very lovely town to visit with all the huts and boats at the seafront.
Thank you once again for a lovely stay in wonderful surroundings.
P.S. It was nice to be away from all the Yes/No placards of the Referendum !! (Good result though).
Dorothy & Frank Traynor,
lovely weekend retreat. Thoroughly enjoyed the apartment; the view, closeness to
Not time to do a lot, but wandered round
Gill & Simon
week at the Boathouse, great setting. Thank-you for the bottle of bubbly. Weather great,
sunshine and light very clear. We have been to
Great walks along the harbour and Winchelsea.
Visited Dungeness and saw pilot whales or porpoises off the beach! (a first)
Many thanks for a great stay, will stay here again.
Steve & Sheila Herts 24/08 31/-8/13
first visit, loved location, watching boats & birds. You have a lovely light here, but
we had great weather. Did a lot of gardens & houses; Gt, Dixter, Sissinghurst,
fish from Fish Market just along the footpath, and good value. Good light lunch at
Art Gallery & Tea Room at
Worth a trip on the Romney Marsh etc. light railway (appeals to the boy in every man).
Thanks for binoculars improved our knowledge of sea birds, waders etc. Bottle of fizz started us off with a bang! Meal at Webbes and Careys good fish. Well be back. Thanks.
Lawrence & Jenny, Worcestershire 31-8-2013 7-9-2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our week here.
Apartment was warm & comfortable an ideal base for exploring
Marion & Roy Edge 2-9 Nov
clean and comfortable and a great base for exploring
Carolyn and Keith 20th July 3rd August
our week (1st visit to
Good food & drink, plenty to pick from: Webbes Fish Café, Mermaid Inn. Ypres Castle Inn very good, Ship OK. Thanks T&D.
Terry & Debbie Lister, Beccles,
Our third visit to No3 Boathouse. Same 5 star standard. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Thanks again Chris.
Again Simply Italian, Baileys and Careys in the town
Very good for food. Out of town Ship Inn at Winchelsea.
good. For a coffee Gallery café at
& Frank Traynor
time to this area & loved it.
On our one lovely day went to Sissinghurst not to be missed.
you like fish the fish huts on Rock-a-Dore,
Shame about the weather but would love to re-visit when you can sit outside! Thanks for the Saumur Fizz!
& L. Neal & Lorna Atherton Hoghton,
to bits with No3. Have been connected to
our lovely walk from
Great week. Thank you so much!
Jill & Richard Shanks Ashby de la Zouche, Leics 20/4/13 27/4/13
comfortable & warm flat &
All in all a great stay & thanks for the bottle of Saumur!
Tom & Alan, Clevedon, North Somerset 21.3.13 24.3.13
usual February break here. Walking at
Another visit to the Boathouse it is lovely here. Weather has been good for this time of year only 1 rainy day. We didnt go far afield on this visit except to the Hythe Bay Seafood Restaurant which is excellent and worth the distance. We have given up going to the Pilot which has not been so good for a couple of years, although we always visit Dungeness & the bird sanctuary.
Thank you for the very good sparkling wine. We hope to be able to return again.
David and Wendy 3-10 November
no research before coming to
Weve come especially for the torch parade of all the Bonfire Socs in Sussex (they say Lewes is the biggest). The bonfire/torches/black faces/traditions do not die since Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Parliament!! Never mind. Lots of peewits in the fields in & around Winchelsea (Chelsea with the wind!) A bird watchers paradise.
Thanks for the bubbly, Chris & for a lovely comfortable apartment overlooking the ostriches, oh yes & the beautiful landscape.
Bill/Thelma, London 12-19 Nov 11
A brief post-Christmas break. The weather was not kind but some exhilarating walks and one magnificent sunset over Camber Castle. Rye is a charming picture postcard town (though smugglers not in evidence!). IMHO its not worth the trouble of going to fish restaurants in Rye much better go to Hastings & buy fish at the shops nearby the fishing museum (worth a visit).
For eating out we much enjoyed the Ypres Castle Inn very friendly the way a pub should be, food simple & good. Try a pint of Larkins!
Martin & Cecile, Paris 31/12/2011
Here we are again. Relaxing break as usual.
Walks at Dungeness RSPB & Rye Harbour.
Lovely meal at Landgate Bistro (Weds & Thurs Special Menu) & Simply Italian. Thanks to Chris for bubbly & the good housekeeping.
Andy & Lindy H. Enfield, Middx 16-19th Feb 2012
Brilliant holiday. Our 4th stay in Rye and second here. We cant recommend eating places but the Queens Head & Ypres excellent for beer, especially Harveys. Great to leave the car alone and get the train to Bexhill. Hastings etc. Visited most places before so just wonderful to relax and walk. Superb weather helped.
Jeff & June, Basingstoke, Hants 10th to 17th March 2012
Had a lovely few days here. We have sampled a few pubs & cafes and they have all been good in their own way. Fish & chips from Marinos in the Mint were perfect for our first night (served with a bit of character). The market on Thursday is well worth a stroll round.
Too may walks & sights to see that we will have to come back!!
Ian & Carol 20th to 24th March 2012
First visit to Rye we loved it! Great weather, great light. The apartment was really home from home, with everything we needed. Wonderful meal @ Ship, also enjoyed meals at Ypres Tower & the Standard. Recommend Fish and chips with attitude from Marinos in the Mint. Dont miss out on Farm Shop salts on road to Camber, great food to bring back & enjoy. Looking forward to return visit here already!
David & Andrew, Leeds 8/4 15/4
Weve had a lovely few days here despite mixed weather. Webbes Fish Café is highly recommended. The Ypres Tower also good. We love Rye, and the town model and self-guided walk (from Tourist Information on Strand Quay) are both very interesting. Further afield, we enjoyed a walk to Hastings (back by train!), Battle and Sissinghurst.
Sue and Mike, Cambridge 23rd 27th April
Our first holiday visit to Rye, we were not disappointed.
First a really comfortable apartment. Lots of interesting places to see and things to do, made good use of buses and light railway journeys, nice for someone else to do the driving! A nice walk with guide around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Eating places The Mariner tea rooms in the High Street for morning coffee or afternoon tea, service with a smile by the special people, a brilliant idea. Good meals at River Haven Hotel in Winchelsea Road, Fish & chips at Marinos Restaurant, hearty portions. Great meal at Ypres Castle Inn. The Thursday Market in Rye car park a must! Thanks for the bubbly, a nice gesture.
Marlene & Dave, Hertfordshire 11-18 May 2012
Someone said Poor are those who have no time to stand and stare. Around Rock Channel & Rye we felt rich.
Pat & Barry, Hartlepool C3672 19/05 26/05
Chris, all I can say is Im glad Deb found you on the net. What an absolutely magic spot, i.e. pivot point for such as Hastings/Battle & east to the miniature railway at New Romney. Ta so much for your thoughtful cuppa on arrival & the bubbly for dinner. First time here & a shame we are half way around the world but you could bet ya sweet zippy we would be back. In any case down under we would say Bloody Rippa Mate.
Tas & Deb, Tasmania Australia (Oz) In: Fri 29.6.12 Out: Fri 5.7.12
Rye was a delight and the flat allowed easy access on foot. We enjoyed fruits de mer at Ypres Castle Inn.
The Royal Oak at Brookland also served excellent fare.
Trips to Dungeness beach and Bodiam Castle were worthwhile. Peaceful location with lovely views.
Jane & Simon, W. Sussex 6-7-12 10-7-12
Our second stay at the Boathouse thanks again for a very clean, comfortable, very well equipped flat, and of course for the bubbly. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony, the birds & the water, especially as we had lovely weather. Recommendation: the fish monger at the other end of Rock Channel Quay (via the footpath going N); Marinos Fish & Chips; nice food and good beer at The Swan, Wittersham. Thanks again, Chris, well be back.
Ruth & Richard, London 4-11 August
No faults virtues many; no children; sun, peace, birds, (ostriches too), tidal water, boats, several excellent restaurants particularly SI, Webbes, Careys, - all fish which is why we like Rye. Visited Camber Castle, Rye Dock, Dungeness two lighthouses, Rare breeds at Woodchurch, Military Canal, Great Dixter, Bodiam Castle, Rye Castle & Tower.Great Value.
R & N, Northamptonshire 25-28.08.12
Comfortable accommodation & good weather we enjoyed our leisurely breakfasts on the balcony! Loved Rye, found Winchelsea and its beach disappointing. An interesting trip to Dungeness via the railway from New Romney, meals at the Royal Oak, Brookland on the way made for a lovely day. Superb late summer/autumn colour at Great Dixter, but not ideal for lunch.
The apartment is ideally located for exploring an area new to us well be back!
Peter & Ruth, West Berkshire 8-15th September