Apartment B
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Comfortable seating :  large 2 seater sofa + matching armchair
32” TV no DVD
Gas cooker
Fridge has ice compartment
Twin 3’ single beds (divan – can be pushed together)
Mattresses : medium to firm
Compact art deco wardrobe and dressing table
Wifi reception : high


Recent Improvements

2015 - New fridge and new dining table
2012 - New 32" flat screen TV
2012 - New central heating boiler
2012 - New 3 piece suite
2011 - New glass and steel balconies

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.

Couldn’t have wished for more.

Thank you      

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

Beryl’s Café towards Camber (amazing sandwiches)

Carey’s 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


We’ve 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 & Edith’s 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 didn’t 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 didn’t feed the baby seagulls and they didn’t 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).

Walked to Winchelsea beach & town & over the railway to Playden. We ate in Landgate Bistro – excellent, Simply Italian – v.good and ate fish & chips in the Inkerman Arms – excellent.

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


So glad we found this peaceful spot in Rye with its wonderful vista onto the river and views into the distance!

Thoroughly enjoyed our last minute break here and despite arriving on a rainy day, haven’t had a drop throughout our short stay – and even some hot sun!

Very blessed!

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,                         London                               28-31 May 2014


Apartment v.clean – appreciate the non-stick frying pan that doesn’t stick the morning egg & bacon. Usually in self-catering places they’re rubbish! We’ve had a lovely relaxing break. Saw dolphins at Dungeness, walked to Winchelsea along the beach & back through the nature reserve – very hot! Explored Rye. The apartment is very comfortable and the veranda is perfect for chilling out. So peaceful. Loved seeing the yachts going past. Will definitely come again. Thanks for the bubbly Chris.

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 birthday, Rye beautiful. So many little passages to explore, remembered from childhood holidays here!

Simone and Jo “Sisters” Weekend away! (Epsom)                           27.10.13


There’s 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.

Carey’s was very good – comfortable atmosphere and freshly cooked fish – recommend scallops & Dover sole. Best day – walk to Camber Castle, then on to Winchelsea – the tea room/deli worth a visit – then bus back. Very cosy, comfortable apartment in prime position. We hope to return …..       

Gem Coles and Amanda Thorogood                  Salisbury and Weybridge           9 Aug ‘13


Brilliant 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 Jarman’s garden at Dungeness & the Bird Sanctuary all worth a visit. We like your art Chris, especially the beach huts & starry starry night transposed to Rye!     

Carol & Terry,                                      Putney, London                                    13/7/13


Just about made it before the snow arrived. We watched from the warmth of the Ypres Castle as the blizzard raged.

Tales of people abandoning their cars filtered from the bar.

We’ve been kept company by a pair of herring gulls and a redshank every day and four ostriches!

Had one fine day and had a walk to Winchelsea and back via Camber Castle. Very nice. Found the beer prices to be high £3.80 in The  Ship but the food was nice as it was in the Ypres Castle. Nice peaceful spot.       

Claire and Mick                                     Coventry                      11th to 16th March ‘13


A lovely relaxing week. Bliss! We visited Tenterden, what a special little town that is. Magical Xmas window displays and individual little shops!

Peasmarsh for a walk (circle walk that brings you to the Cock Inn). Old Hastings good for a visit too. Thanks for fizzy wine. Went down a treat! Oh, here in Rye, Sunday Lunch at the Strand pub in front of a roaring fire! after  a walk along the river. Def. a winter bolthole.

PS Looking forward to our return.        

Blue & Heggie                           Brighton                       Nov 26 – 3rd Dec


Apartment clean, warm and cosy, has everything you could need – even wifi!!

Boats in the afternoon, 10/10


Ypres Castle Inn – worth a look!

St. Mary Church – on the roof for a view!!

Mermaid Inn – Most haunted Inn

Cobbles streets & old houses

To Eat

Marinos in Mint St! Lush fish and chips

Rye Grill – near station – London kebabs

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 -    

Heather                         13/4/12


We’ve 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. We’ll have to come again!     

Cowdrey/Crow                         21-28/04/12


It’s been good to come to the Boathouse in Rye again and visit some favourite places and friends of many years, in the area. It’s 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. We’ll 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). Farmer’s 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