Apartment B
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Comfortable seating :  2 seater sofa + large cushioned cane chair
32” TV no DVD
Electric oven and hob
Compact dishwasher
Fridge with icebox
King-size 5’ double bed (divan)
Mattress : medium to firm
2 built-in wardrobes in bedroom
Wifi reception : medium


Recent Improvements

2014 - New fridge
2014 - New oven
2012 - New 32" flat screen TV
2012 - New central heating boiler
2011 - New glass and steel balconies


Visitor's Book comments for this apartment


Whoop – We’re 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 & King’s 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 don’t 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. We’ll 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 Webbe’s 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 Mary’s 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 @ Webbe’s also good. Lovely café on Rye Harbour for a good breakfast. Foodie heaven!

Thanks x

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 Jarman’s 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 Ploughman’s 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. Don’t 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 we’d 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. – don’t 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.

Thanks you!  

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 didn’t 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 “Fletcher’s House”, dinner at ‘Carey’s’, 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


Fine weather all week – except for Sahara sand.

Good walks at Rye Harbour and Greatstone beach.

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. Sussex                                 28/3/14 – 4/4/14


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 DON’T BITE!

Will certainly be back again.

I think the visitor from Tasmania summed it up very well “Good on ya. Bloody Rippa mate!!”

John E,                                 West Malling                                       16-22 May


Thank 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 Mermaid Street. We have sat at the old grain store café most mornings drinking tea and watching the world go by.

Thank you for the bottle in the fridge. We made good use of that!

We will be back again. X

Trudy & John Wiles,              Coventry                                             7-14 June 2014


We’ve had a wonderful week at “The Boathouse”.

The apartment was clean, tidy and well equipped; the outlook, whilst not picturesque, is fascinating in an eerie sort of way. It’s certainly a peaceful and tranquil location, well placed to enjoy strolls around beautiful Rye and to head further afield. We enjoyed visiting a number of National Trust properties in the area (Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle, Smallhythe, Scotney Castle, Monk’s House and, of course, Lamb House. All are worth a visit. We also enjoyed brief stopovers at Tenterden and Lewes, although Hastings was less appealing. We haven’t eaten out very much but we thoroughly enjoyed our 3-course lunch at The Ambrette in Rye; only £10.95 for the over-60’s. Amazing!

We’ve benefited from a week of dry, mostly sunny weather, enjoyed walks across the marshes from Rye Harbour and a delightful walk along the cliffs from Beachy Head to the Seven Sisters Visitor Centre (­do try the coffee & cakes in the Saltmarsh Farmhouse next to the Visitor Centre). Although we haven’t met Chris we have been impressed with his organisational efficiency and with the accuracy of the property description and guidance notes. Thank you for a week – but note that the fish and chips are better in Whitby!!                                  

Malcolm & Andrea Mercer,      Whitby, North Yorkshire             6-13 Sept 2014


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.

A visit to the crypt at St Leonard’s Church in Hythe a must.

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,            Perth Scotland                         13.9.14 – 20/9/14


A lovely weekend retreat. Thoroughly enjoyed the apartment; the view, closeness to Rye and the comfort. Thank you for the bubbly, a great touch.

Not time to do a lot, but wandered round Rye and spent an afternoon walking the beach at Camber. Amazing weather for the time of year. Sunday breakfast outside on the balcony. We would love to come again sometime and could see this becoming a regular fixture.

Gill & Simon Anderson,                   Canterbury                            28.9.2014


Fab week at the Boathouse, great setting. Thank-you for the bottle of bubbly. Weather great, sunshine and light very clear. We have been to Rye many times and loved re-visiting, still has the same charm. Ate at Simply Italian and  Carey’s, also Ypres Inn for lunch in the garden. All good. Enjoyed the Jazz weekend.

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


Our 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, Scotney Castle, Bateman’s – would recommend them all.

Good fish from Fish Market – just along the footpath, and good value. Good light lunch at Art Gallery & Tea Room at Rye Harbour. Nice produce from Farmers’ Market.

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 Webbe’s and Carey’s – good fish. We’ll 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 Rye. Tried a different restaurant every night & not disappointed by any of them. Enjoyed a simple fish meal at Inkerman Arms at Rye Harbour. Particularly enjoyed RSPB nature reserve at Dungeness – take binoculars for bird watching in hides. Hastings Old Town & fishing museums were good. Drove to Canterbury & used Wincheap Park & Ride - £3 to park & free bus into city. Lovely walk to Winchelsea via Camber Castle & back along 1066 walk. Also good circular walk from Rye Harbour.

Marion & Roy Edge                                                                            2-9 Nov


Very clean and comfortable and a great base for exploring Rye and area. Particularly enjoyed Rye itself, Bodiam Castle and Great Dixter, Further afield; Brighton Pavilion, Royal Dockyard at Chatham and Port Lympne Animal Park. Best meals of the week at Carey’s Steak & Seafood (only place we went twice), Webbe’s’ and The Ship. Good beer at Ypres Castle. Didn’t enjoy SI or the fish & chips from the shop on the roundabout. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the river, the birds and our stay in general.

Thank you!

Carolyn and Keith                                                                      20th July – 3rd August


Enjoyed our week (1st visit to Rye). Loved the Boathouse, great place to stay. Good walks Battle, Beachy Head/Seven Sisters etc etc. Cambers Sands & esp. Dungeness. What a landscape! (well worth a visit).

Good food & drink, plenty to pick from: Webbe’s Fish Café, Mermaid Inn. Ypres Castle Inn very good, Ship OK. Thanks T&D.

Terry & Debbie Lister,                Beccles, Suffolk                     22nd – 29th June ‘13


Our third visit to No3 Boathouse. Same 5 star standard. Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Thanks again Chris.

Again Simply Italian, Baileys and Carey’s in the town

Very good for food. Out of town Ship Inn at Winchelsea.

Beach good. For a coffee Gallery café at Rye Harbour very good. In Brighter Days Buffet a must chance arraying from Sushi to Indian to Chinese!! It was nice of Rye to lay on the filming of The Monuments Men with George Clooney for us!!            

Dorothy & Frank Traynor                     Perth Perthshire            1/6/13 – 6/6/13


1st time to this area & loved it. Rye is great to stroll & browse the shops. Bought a few bits from antique shops.

Rye Harbour a quiet place to stroll – reserve & beach. V. bracing.

On our one lovely day went to Sissinghurst – not to be missed.

If you like fish the fish huts on Rock-a-Dore, Hastings are incredible value and so fresh. Cooked fish all week!

Shame about the weather but would love to re-visit when you can sit outside! Thanks for the Saumur Fizz!

N & L. Neal & Lorna Atherton Hoghton, Preston          18.5.13   25.5.13


Thrilled to bits with No3. Have been connected to Rye for years and never knew this area of town at all. We were lucky with the weather & even sat outside one morning for breakfast.

Visited Scotney Castle on one very sunny warm day. Birds at Rye Harbour were nesting and plenty to see. Sunday lunch with family and friends at The Bell,   Iden.  Eastbourne was worth the drive, with coffee on the pier.

Did our lovely walk from Peasmarsh Church across the fields of sheep & lambs to Rye.

Great week. Thank you so much!          

Jill & Richard Shanks                 Ashby de la Zouche, Leics        20/4/13 – 27/4/13


Very comfortable & warm flat & Rye is beautiful. Weather grey, cold with the odd snowflake but that didn’t stop us walking – Camber Sands on a bitterly cold day was very bracing! Tenterden was worth a visit & we also drove to Dungeness to catch a glimpse of Derek Jarmans’ cottage.

All in all a great stay & thanks for the bottle of Saumur!

Tom & Alan,                            Clevedon, North Somerset            21.3.13 – 24.3.13

Our usual February break here. Walking at Dungeness RSPB & Rye Harbour. Oh so bracing with a biting wind. Evening meals at Landgate Bistro (Special Menu Wed/Thurs), Simply Italian & a very good & reasonably priced meal at the Queen’s Head – down past the Landgate. Thank you Chris for the cosy accommodation & the bubbly.

Lindy & Andy                                       Enfield                          20-3-12 – 23-3-12


Another visit to the Boathouse – it is lovely here. Weather has been good for this time of year – only 1 rainy day. We didn’t 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


Did no research before coming to Rye – our first visit to this part of the coast. Loved Rye – beautiful historic town we are very impressed, such a vibrant shopping street and surprises along every side turning. Ate somewhere different every day (all delicious). Now headed home via Betty’s tea room for breakfast and the farm shop to take home pies for tea.   

Barbara & Alan                                     Norfolk                                    27/10 to 3/11

We’ve come especially for the ‘torch’ parade of all the Bonfire Soc’s 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 watcher’s 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 it’s 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 can’t recommend eating places but the Queen’s Head & Ypres excellent for beer, especially Harvey’s. 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 ‘Marino’s’ 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!!

Thank you       

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 Marino’s in the Mint. Don’t 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


We’ve had a lovely few days here despite mixed weather. Webbe’s 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 Marino’s 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 I’m 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); Marino’s Fish & Chips; nice food and good beer at The  Swan, Wittersham. Thanks again, Chris, we’ll 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, Webbe’s, Carey’s, - 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 – we’ll be back!

Peter & Ruth, West Berkshire             8-15th September