Visitor's Book comments for this apartment
A great spot to watch the tide coming in and out and see the bird life. Lots of nice places to visit the tulips at Great Dixter are magnificent this week. The Shepherd & Crook at Burmarsh near Dymchurch is a lovely small, unchanged country pub with nice food.
David & Ann Wolverhampton 21/4/18
Very enjoyable stay.
Apartment comfortable and well fitted out could not find anything else we needed!
Hope to return for another stay.
Thank you for bubbly!
Anne and Alec Duke Haywards Heath W. Sussex 4/5/18
We enjoyed our first visit to Rye. An excellent flat for 2 people in a quiet location but also close to the centre of Rye.
Thanks for the welcome drinks!
Anne & Jeff Watkins Windsor 6/5/18
Had a lovely break: Very peaceful spot. Apartment very clean and comfortable.
Couldnt have wished for more.
Debra & Lesley Anderson Claydon 28/1.6
Very enjoyable last minute booking.
Thankful for a relaxing place to stay.
We ate well at:-
Kettle of Fish
Robin Hood in Icklesham
Beryls Café towards Camber (amazing sandwiches)
Careys Steak & Seafood bar
Anday & Margaret Hildenborough Kent 20-25 Aug 18
Lovely stay in comfortable, well appointed accommodation. Fantastic view, watching turnstone & redshank foraging on the mud banks, whilst enjoying breakfast. Very nice welcoming touches from our host including surprise bottle of bubbly! We love Rye & the surrounding area.
Nicky & Barry Dorset Oct 18
Weve had a lovely long weekend. Lots of rain but plenty of pubs to shelter from it.
We enjoyed the Bonfire Procession an amazing spectacle. Had a delicious roast at The Ship and also enjoyed food at The Standard and brekkie at the White House Bakery.
Andrew and Leisha London November 2018
Had a very pleasant weekend here. Weather wet but we still had an enjoyable time in the antiques shops, pottery and cafes. Fireworks and Bonfire Event good we especially liked the Dragon! We had all we needed here. Thank you for the wine to welcome us.
Laura Martin-Hughes Cheltenham, Gloucestershire,
Rowena Munn Ash, Surrey 13-15 November
Fabulous location. Lots of history, lots of nature reserves, lots of great food to be had. Can recommend the fish merchants lobster, turbot, scallops, huss wow!!
Robert & Barbara 9-16 July
Thank you for the bubbly!
Our first visit to this area and loved it.
Rye and Winchelsea are beautiful and the walks from the apartment are great
Rye the harbour Winchelsea Beach & back via Camber Castle.
Along the Military Canal to W. then back via 1066 walk.
Apartment in great location & v.quiet.
Judy & Roger Northants 29/10/16 4/11/16
Another lovely 2nd stay at the Boathouse enjoying the lovely wildlife, scenery & peace & quiet. Enjoyed a great meal at Simply Italian & good cake and coffee at The Apothecary & Ediths House (very vintagey!)
Also enjoyed the visit to Ypres Castle Inn. Thank you for the wine we know we want to visit again.
A gem of a location for rest, relaxation & restoration!
Steve & Virginia 6-13th June 15
Thank you for the bubbly, even though we didnt drink it, it was a nice welcoming.
We most adored the perfect location of the apartment : a lovely view, very central (but also very quiet, and a good starting point for trips ).
The recommendations in this book were helpful for us so we will follow the line:
· The Kettle-o-Fish was of better quality than someone has mentioned
· The food in the Standard was the best we have eaten here (you can enjoy it in a very nice and cosy backyard away from seagulls and traffic)
· Pasta-lovers can of course eat at Simply Italian but the portions need an extra dessert to fill you
· We found the staff at the Ship Inn very unfriendly
Eating out on the balcony was great.
The apartment has everything you need for cooking.
We will definitely come back as Rye and the surrounding area offer something for everybody from art & gardens to lovely towns (especially Tenterden is a must).
Dear Chris, thank you for an enjoyable stay.
PS. We didnt feed the baby seagulls and they didnt starve!!
PPS. We drank the bubbly as a farewell it was nice.
Dagmar & Renate, Berlin, Germany 29 July 5 August
We have enjoyed being here with the river views.
Very good to have a full complement of kitchen equipment. Very comfortable.
We travelled on the train to both Margate (to see Grayson Perry exhibition) and Battle Abbey (to walk the battle).
With friends we went bird watching on the reserve and listed 49 species. Great Dixter fabulous gardens and very interesting house.
Ros & Sue, Wilmslow, Cheshire 14th-23rd August
glad we found this peaceful spot in
Thoroughly enjoyed our last minute break here and despite arriving on a rainy day, havent had a drop throughout our short stay and even some hot sun!
We have been keeping a lookout for the ostriches seen in March 13 by Claire & Mick but no luck- just some gulls and a crocodile clambering up the mud bank at low tide!
The sparkling wine a welcome touch Chris many thanks!
Dierdre & Henry,
v.clean appreciate the non-stick frying pan that doesnt stick the morning egg
& bacon. Usually in self-catering places theyre rubbish! Weve had a lovely
relaxing break. Saw dolphins at Dungeness, walked to Winchelsea along the beach & back
through the nature reserve very hot! Explored
PS. The ostriches were in the field opposite on Tuesday.
Disappeared Wednesday and not seen since. Anyone for burgers?!!
PPS. Just spotted 3 white ostriches through the binoculars not burgers after all.
Liz & Barry, Horley Surrey 5th-9th August 2014
Brilliant weekend away for fortieth
Simone and Jo Sisters Weekend away! (Epsom) 27.10.13
Theres only one word to describe our stay. FAB
Many thanks. C.U. again soon.
Michael & Anne Whitstable, Kent 29.8.13
Mum & I had a super week.
Lovely fresh air. We liked it when the tide was in.
was very good comfortable atmosphere and freshly cooked fish recommend
Coles and Amanda Thorogood
place. Got a shock when the yachts suddenly went by! Nearest restaurant Simply Italian is
very good. Shame about the weather supposed to be scorching but overcast and nippy
breeze. Derek Jarmans garden at Dungeness & the Bird Sanctuary all worth a
visit. We like your art Chris, especially the beach huts & starry starry night
about made it before the snow arrived. We watched from the warmth of the
Tales of people abandoning their cars filtered from the bar.
Weve been kept company by a pair of herring gulls and a redshank every day and four ostriches!
one fine day and had a walk to Winchelsea and back via
A lovely relaxing week. Bliss! We visited Tenterden, what a special little town that is. Magical Xmas window displays and individual little shops!
for a walk (circle walk that brings you to the Cock Inn). Old
PS Looking forward to our return.
Apartment clean, warm and cosy, has everything you could need even wifi!!
Boats in the afternoon, 10/10
Ypres Castle Inn worth a look!
Inn Most haunted
Cobbles streets & old houses
Ypres Inn Great food & beer
The Kettle of Fish! Poor food & poor service
Thanks Chris for the wine!
Bobby & Janet Spittles Deal, Kent - Second stay Nov 4-11th
Our second visit to No 5, and weather just as last year, Sunshine dawn to dusk every day except Thursday. Visited Dungeness desolate yet strangely beautiful, Bexhill worth it for the De La Warre Pavilion, Eastbourne with Beachy Head & the Seven Sisters. We ate at Simply Italian again (four times!) and at The Ship Inn, which was quite good. Oh, and thanks for the bubbles, Chris.
Jill & Derek, Coventry 7/4/12
Fascinated watching the tide rise & fall - & the boats sailing past. Great location very comfortable The Landgate Bistro is superb! All this despite a master class in rain all week. Thank you -
Weve had such a fabulous week & spent most of it birdwatching at the wonderful Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & the RSPB Dungeness sites and managed to get sunburned despite it being the wettest drought ever! We appreciated the fizzy wine, thankyou Chris, and found the flat warm & comfy & a lovely spot. There is so much to do here & so many beautiful walks. Well have to come again!
Its been good to come to the Boathouse in Rye again and visit some favourite places and friends of many years, in the area. Its a wonderful spot by the river for our sixth visit many thanks.
David & Margaret Shoreham-by-Sea 1-5 June 2012
Had a lovely time fantastic views of the river & the gulls swooping around. We are sisters & have visited Rye 2-3 times a year since childhood never knew this little pocket existed. Well be back thanks.
Caroline (Marge 5/6 & Casey 7/8) Derbyshire & Kent, 5-9 June 2012
Very relaxing and peaceful! High spots were
RSPB at Dungeness, Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle, walking on Camber Sands. Try Rye Bay Fish (excellent fish selection). Farmers Market (Weds am at the Quay) and Fish & Chips at the end of the Quay. Or just the balcony
Thank you for the wine.
Dave & Ailsa, Leighton Buzzard, Beds 15-29 Sept 2012