Visitor's Book comments for this apartment
We had a wonderful night at the Boathouse.
Amazing waking up to birdsong by the river J
Mr & Mrs Bristow 7 May 2018
Enjoyed our stay and would recommend SI Italian and The Ship in the Strand.
Also lots of coffee shops in town. Nature Reserve at Rye Harbour is a nice walk.
Jo & Bill Hill 14 May 2018
For a fun lunch try Bosuns Bite at Rye Harbour. Delightful waitress makes it fun and food is good.
Kathy Burvil 30 June 2018
Lovely week. Got to Royal Tunbridge Wells this time to see Pantiles, also the
Wetherspoons Old Opera House, Great Dixter, Camber Sands & Dungeness. Lots to do & Rye a lovely town to wander round.
R. & A. Sutherland Hereford 12th July 2018
Very happy with our stay.
Great location to travel about to see the sights.
Comfortable apartment with really nice bed. Will be back!!
Margaret London 19th August 22nd August 18
Lovely apartment as a base for us to go water-skiing @ Action Watersports. Was very cosy when weather turned on us! Will be back.
Marianne & Nick Wales 25th 27th August
Lost count of how many years weve been coming to the Boathouse, but we love it & the appeal of all the surrounding area.
The Standard and Webbes always our favourite.
Thanks Chris for the bubbly. Home from home!!!
Martin & Marie Cotswolds Gloucestershire 15th 22nd Sept 2018
Fabulous 11 days of sunshine! Great walks in all directions and many local pubs visited. The Bell a surprise for great lunch. Simply Italian food as ever but beware the local Indian restaurants!
Excellent times on Nature Reserve & fab walk across golf course to Camber. Thanks Chris for everything!!
Chris & Maggie Greenwich London 6th 17th October 2018
Once again Chris Thank you for a great week. We did not know it was our 10th time. The weather has been good and we drank our bubbles outside.
Thank you. John & Margaret
John & Margaret Cousins 23rd 31st Oct
We started our visit in No16 and moved here because we did not want to go home. Our third visit and everything as peaceful as we remembered. Apartments as well looked after as ever Chris, thank you for the bottle of bubbles.
Pat & Tony Northrop Mirfield West Yorks 22 25th May 2016
Beautiful sunny Sunday on Camber Sands.
Really enjoyed watching the tides and the ducks especially the bossy duck who pecks toes sweet.
Cath & John 18-20 June
Despite weather we have had a lovely holiday,
No 11 was comfortable and the views very interesting.
Would recommend apartment to anyone who wants a good nights sleep in a nice quiet area. Hope who is reading this has as good a holiday as we have. Thanks Chris.
Barry & Gill H. Peterborough 1/7/16
Just what I wanted! Lovely place to spend a few days. Will pass on the details to others. Many thanks for the stay here and for the wine.
Do visit Rye Castle (Ypres Tower) & Lamb House well worth it!
Bob Douglas Sat 2nd Wed 6th July 2016
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, Marines 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
We loved the peaceful, private location, the light coming through the big windows and the chance to sit out on the decking whenever the weather was kind enough. Lots of National Trust properties and gardens to explore as well as pretty Rye itself. Enjoyed the strange beauty of Dungeness Nature Reserve RSPB and seeing avocets and their chicks at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Janette & Nick Munton, Leeds 23rd June 2015
All good things come to and end far too quickly!
Loved walking to Winchelsea & Camber Castle Winchelsea Church is amazing (find Spike Milligans grave too!)
Dungeness lighthouse offered superb views as did Rye Church Tower. A very peaceful time, allowing us to recharge our batteries.
Will, hopefully, return to this special place.
Anne & Glyn Williams, Horsham West Sussex 6-10 July 2015
Fish & chips > Kettle o Fish Takeaway and sit by the river.
Lovely coffee > Café des Fleurs next to Rye Station.
Doner Kebab > Rye Grill next to Royal Mail.
I would definitely recommend all the above!
Fantastic apartment & location! Peaceful. Will definitely return.
Janet & Rob Cross, Tilbury Essex August Bank Hol 2015
Yet another wonderful week & all in all lucky with the weather.
Cycled to New Romney > Dungeness & Tenterden, via Iden along the Royal Military Road coming back especially on sunny days & finishing off in our favourite eateries Webbes, Thai & The Standard.
The Apothecary serves lovely coffee & cake! Thanks again Chris, & thanks for the bubbly & our stay at this comfortable abode !!
Martin & Marie Clarke, Winchcombe Gloucestershire 19/9 26/9/15
Another year in this beautiful place, peaceful & hidden & yet so near to town to sample all the eateries or just browse.
ˇ Webbes Fish restaurant
ˇ Thai restaurant
wonderful weather this week fantastic for cycling lovely countryside
just keep returning to this magical place & next time we come well know whether
Thanks Chris - & As ever, thanks for the bubbles.
Martin & Marie Clarke, Selkirk Scottish Borders 6/9/14 13/9/14
We had a very peaceful stay. We enjoyed
Chris & Ana,
enjoyed our stay at No11, very peaceful & comfortable. Great location, 35 species of
birds seen from balcony (including barn owl, turtle dove & cuckoo). See list on board.
Avocet Tea Rooms/gallery at
From List on board:
1. Black headed gull
2. Herring gull
3. Lesser B, Backed gull
4. Common Tern
7. Wood pigeon
13. Carrion Crow
15. House sparrow
20. Collared dove
21. Grey Heron
22. Barn owl
23. Grey Lag goose
27. Pied wagtail
32. Turtle Dove
34. Mute swan
35. Little egret
36. Common sandpiper
ˇ Brown rat
Clive Williams, Liz Hogben, Sidford Devon 21/5 28/5 2014
Lovely few days. Would highly recommend Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Were not really big bird watchers but a small pair of binoculars plus all the info provided in the hides made it very enjoyable. Best thing was Avocet chicks! Also the wildflowers are stunning at the moment. And free car park! Best veggie meals out at Ship Inn and Ypres Inn, ate in garden at latter. Aaron says very good for carnivores too! BBC currently filming a series of Mapp and Lucia around the town and Aaron spotted the dad from Friday Night Dinner jogging around the town very exciting! Thanks for a lovely stay.
Cathie and Aaron Stanley (
Lovely and relaxing break away. The location is fantastic and so peaceful. We went to Camber yesterday and walked along the sandy beach, just perfect. We will come back again. We would recommend Careys fish & steak restaurant & the Italian. Thank you for the bubbly. Xx
Donna & Pete 27th 29th June 2014
A most enjoyable visit and one that will be repeated.
Although not my first visit to
Nick & Jan Humphreys,
Terrific peaceful spot to unwind amazing light & sun in morning.
coffee, breakfast & atmosphere at The Apothecary in
places to visit:
Camber Sands for bracing walk & Rye Nature Reserve.
Virr 30/9/14 5/10/14
Another lovely Christmas in
Jacky & Trevor 20.12.14 to 27.12.14
have had a very relaxed time here in No11. The flat is so welcoming & well equipped.
Hired bikes & went to
clock tower in
Many thanks. We hope to be back.
Patsy & Alec Fostiropoulos 14th 19th Oct
After a truly awful summer we came to the Boathouse for a week of R&R! The usual magic of peace & tranquillity worked & we have had a lovely week. Weather good very warm & dry until Friday p.m. We couldnt ask for more in October. Apartment , as usual, sparkling clean & cosy. Many thanks for the tea & wine much appreciated.
Jean & Allan Tonbridge 5th -12th October
was our first stay in this area and we could not have picked a better spot! Comfortable
also had lunch at the Shepherd Neame Inn in
Janice & Fred Wheatley Derbyshire 7-14 Sept
This is the first time I have returned to this area since I was 3 years old and got lost on the beach at Camber Sands much to the horror of my mother! It left an impact on my memory & I have always wanted to return. We have absolutely loved our week here. So much to explore & the most wonderful places to eat. We have sampled the delights of Ediths House, Cobbles, Haydens, The Ambrette & SI.
Would recommend all I feel a diet awaiting on our return home.
apartment is a gem of a find as my husband described it after spending some
time one morning taking in the scenery from the balcony. Love the neighbours 4
ostriches & 3 baby seagulls didnt feed them despite being desperate to!
So thank-you so much for this lovely experience. We hope to be back to experience the area
by autumn/winter. PS Highly recommend a visit to
Ruth & Simon Trevellyan Essex 16-08-13
was our first trip to the south of
Beachy Head & 7 Sisters is a must do, when the weather is fine.
Thank you Chris for the fast email supply. Youve really helped us.
A special thank you for the nice welcome package.
Annika & Hendrik -
apartment in great setting. Thank you for the wine! We have never visited this area
before. Beautiful weather all week. We found
& Ted Beech,
late autumn break including
discover Jerwood Gallery in
Our second stay at No11, and just as enjoyable as before. Weather milder this year and despite rain and wind most days, we got walks in everyday.
Our favourite tea room was Swan Cottage very friendly and excellent toasted tea cakes and cream teas! Marinos Fish Bar was fantastic the best rock eel & chips weve ever had! The Standard Inn was still the cosiest pub although real ale missing on New Years Day. The George Inn surprised us with 2 excellent beers. The Queens Head and Robin Hood at Icklesham are highly recommended. PS. Thanks again for the fizz.
Alan & Linda 27th Dec 3rd January 2012
Thank you for yet another restful, peaceful week Chris.
As usual, the apartment is perfect. The week was finished off perfectly with a seal swimming by to see us off.
John & Margaret, Eton, Windsor 11-th 18th Feb 2012
Last minute escape from London returned to my spiritual home for a wonderful week of walks, coffee shops and R&R. Feel recharged to do battle again.
Thanks Chris and No11 was my first & loved being back. X
Donna, Kent 25th Feb 3rd Mar 12
We have enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse with fine, warm weather virtually throughout. Many interesting excursions including Dungeness and the RSPB Reserve there, Great Dixter Gardens (Northiam) and the recently opened Jerwood Gallery on the beach at Hastings. Rye itself; always a joy, particularly atmospheric in the early mornings and evenings.
Robert & Pauline, Oxfordshire 28/3/12 to 4/4/12
This is our first stay in the Boathouse & Rye.
Recommend Simply Italian and Haydens Coffee Shop.
Weather has been varied but have been able to do most of what we wanted. Rye lovely old town to browse around. Recommend Sissinghurst Gardens N. Trust. Chartwell House N. Trust.
Tried Scotney Castle but they had shut gardens due to high winds! The flat is lovely & comfortable, warm & quiet. Weve seen 2 Oystercatchers, 2 Shelducks, Black headed gulls and Barn Owl. Thank you Chris
Ali & Rob, Hereford 21/4/12 to 28/4/12
We really enjoyed the tranquillity and the view in this comfortable flat, in spite of the rainy weather. The walk from Rye Harbour to Winchelsea Beach offered hides from which we saw, among others, avocets & nesting terns with their young, We dont own a car & managed to reach Dungeness & Derek Jarmans cottage via bus to Lydd and a walk. Haydens Coffee House perfect coffee & newspapers was a great place to shelter from the rain!
Sian and Norman Oxford 2/6/2012 9/6/2012
First holiday in this area & first time at the Boathouse. In both cases, a sheer delight & we will definitely be back! The apartment was great & couldnt have been in a more peaceful setting.
Rye is a beautiful town & we enjoyed eating at The Ambrette, The Lemon Grass (Thai) Restaurant and especially at Webbes Fish Restaurant. As a birdwatcher, I was particularly amused by the sight of ostriches! A great week and many thanks for the fizz!
Sally & Bob Aldbourne, Wiltshire 23.6.12 30.6.12
1st holiday in Rye, lots to do and see in the town.
We loved the wildlife and have seen plenty this week. Outside of the apartment we have seen collared doves, crows, heron, oystercatchers, terms, herring gulls, swallows and a cormorant as well as ducks, rabbits on the far bank, ostriches & emus in the opposite field!!
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve free parking or walk from Rye via Camber Castle, we have seen terns with their chicks, herring gulls, avocets, cormorants, swans, goldfinches, linnets, sky larks, crested grebe, tufted ducks, mallards, oystercatchers, kestrel, egrets, swallows, shelducks, marsh harrier, lapwings, Canada geese, greylag geese & a seal entering the river at the harbour during the tide rising!! A great place to come back to!! Thanks for the welcome bottle of fizz.
Gail & Paul 21/07/12 28/07/12
Enjoyed ourselves in this well-equipped and enjoyable apartment. Very clean on arrival and all instructions spot on. Bird Life in week fascinating, passing yachts and boat people very friendly. Anyone interested in ships/warships, there is a former Royal Navy patrol/torpedo boat being refurbished in Rye Harbour, the hull of these superb vessels were made of wood as was most of them, very fast, very exciting to be aboard at sea!!
Ronald & Rita. East Anglia, England 28-7-12 3rd August 2012
Had a lovely time staying in Rye. Very comfortable and quiet apartment with wildlife on our doorstep will miss Mum with her 2 demanding gull chicks!
Enjoyable places to visit :-
Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Scotney Castle, Dungeness, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea and many more.
Good places to eat :-
Rye (all suitable for vegetarians)
- The Standard Inn
- The Mermaid
- The Ship Inn
- Simply Italian
Overall, really good week and will visit Rye in the near future.
(Thanks for the bottle of bubbly, the tea bags & milk).
Kev & Ali, Portsmouth 18-25 Aug 2012
This is our 3rd time to this beautiful part of the country in this lovely comfortable apartment & we are never disappointed Fabulous weather which has made cycling and walking a treat!!
Thank you for the bubbly & tea tray very welcoming. Will be back next year!!!
Last evening tried The Ambrette posh Indian restaurant. Mixed review, lovely food but waited an age between courses. Would be interested to hear what others felt about the experience???
Martin & Marie, Scottish Borders 1st Sept 8th Sept
Lovely quiet sheltered spot. Enjoyed watching the changing river & tides & birds.
Flat very comfortable & well equipped.
We enjoyed the beer, cider & food at the Ypres Castle Inn & also the Standard.
Enjoyed walks on the Nature Reserve, Camber Castle, round Appledore, Peasmarsh & Iden.
Thank you for the bubbly, very nice greeting!
Chris & Rose, Oxfordshire 15-22/9/12