View towards property
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky features
Ample seating
View towards garden
Doors to decked area
Kitchen/dining area
Finishing touches
Shower room
Tastefully decorated
Kingsize bedroom
Small double bedroom
Rear decked garden
Charcoal BBQ
Games room
Table football
Enjoy the sun
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2 / 20  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 20  Quirky features
4 / 20  Ample seating
5 / 20  View towards garden
6 / 20  Woodburner
7 / 20  Hallway
8 / 20  Doors to decked area
9 / 20  Kitchen/dining area
10 / 20  Finishing touches
11 / 20  Shower room
12 / 20  Tastefully decorated
13 / 20  Kingsize bedroom
14 / 20  Small double bedroom
15 / 20  Rear decked garden
16 / 20  Charcoal BBQ
17 / 20  Games room
18 / 20  Table football
19 / 20  Enjoy the sun
20 / 20  Welcome

Little Tern - Rye

Rye Harbour, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish two-bedroom cottage in popular Rye Harbour
  • Former fisherman’s cottage with original fireplace housing a woodburner
  • Stylish contemporary kitchen with bi-folding doors to the garden
  • Games room in the garden
  • Only a minute’s walk to the harbour’s pubs and shops
  •  Local nature reserve for wonderful walks
  • 5 Mins from Rye Town centre
Property code: BT050

Located in Rye Harbour, this beautifully decorated old fisherman’s cottage exudes charm and style with its combination of original and contemporary features throughout.

This pretty 19th century cottage is located in the village of Rye Harbour, a quaint fishing village on the Sussex coast. The village benefits from a popular gastro pub, an RSPB nature reserve and shingle beach. Within a five minute drive or 15 minute cycle of the property is the beautiful historic town of Rye, with its cobbled streets filled with boutique shops, chic cafe-bars and galleries. There is even a tiny cinema here, making it perfect for a night out.

Enter this stunning property straight into the lounge with its comfortable sofas and woodburner. This room is beautifully styled in the property’s signature muted colours, which lend it a relaxing, understated feel. The kitchen/diner has a dining table which comfortably seats six and features bi-fold doors which open onto the contemporary decked area. The kitchen itself has everything you will need including electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is a downstairs shower room with large walk-in shower. Stairs lead to the first floor where you will find the property’s two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed as well as an additional trundle bed, suitable for a child, whilst the second bedroom has a small double bed.

The property’s garden is a decked area, with outside furniture and BBQ. Walking across the decked garden you will come to the property’s hidden gem, an outdoor games room with table football and darts board. Guests young and old will find it hard to resist having a game. To the front of the cottage is a small enclosed garden with bistro-style table and chairs. There is off-road parking for one car.


  • Two bedrooms: One king-size and additional trundle bed and one double
  • Downstairs bathroom and WC
  • Woodburner
  • Off-street parking for one car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • High chair, travel cot, baby bath and stair gates available
  • Microwave, cafetiere and fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric oven, induction hob
  • TV, DVD and Bluetooth speaker
  • Games room with table football and dart board
  • Electric radiators in lounge, bedrooms and games room
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen and bathroom
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Regret no pets
  • Electric and heating included
  • Steep stairs typical for type of property

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Teresa 8th November 2019

A lovely little cottage, clean comfortable and cosy. Rebecca and Richard left us a wonderful welcome pack of fresh coffee, red wine and delicious dark chocolate and ginger biscuits. Plenty of wood for the fire, brilliant local knowledge and very understanding when we realised we had left with a set of keys in our pocket. It was so nice being able tRead moreo cook in a well equipped kitchen with friends round the table. Bluetooth speaker a welcome touch too. A great stay, thank you Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 13th September 2019

Comfortable cottage which has been nicely restored to keep it's character. Good location, very peaceful with the nature reserve just around the corner.

Reviewed by Linda 14th June 2019

This is our second visit to this cottage......close to a nature reserve and seaside so ticked all the boxes for us. Looking forward to our next holiday

Reviewed by Ann 8th December 2018

Great little cottage and base for exploring Rye and the surrounding area. Loved the log burner it was very cosy and warm. Great walks around the local nature reserve too. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Anne, Keith and Janet   20th December 2017

A most comfortable, active but also restful winter break. Thank you. A lovely place to stay in.

Reviewed by Melanie, Jason and Jacob 16th May 2017

A lovely cottage, lived up to expectations and more. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and in the surrounding area. We would recommend the cottage to family and friends.

Reviewed by Sarah, Matt and Jamie 21st April 2017

Thank you for a lovely visit. The cottage is really comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed for our 1 year old. Thank you also for the wine and rice cakes which are jamies favourite. Lots of great walks around the reserve in brilliant (if chilly!) sunshine. We have had a lovely time and we hope to return one day.

Reviewed by Sarah and Griff 14th April 2017

A fantastic place. We absolutely loved it here and the games room was a touch of genius!

Reviewed by Alan and Judy 20th March 2017

This is a beautiful cottage. Very cosy. While the wind was howling outside we were warm and snug with the log burner burning bright. Everything we needed was here and more. We are sorry to leave but work beckons.

Reviewed by Sophie, Alice, Bex and Claire 12th January 2017

What a wonderful cottage! We had a lovely weekend escaping the London smog. Rye is a beautiful place to explore and there's no better base than this homely cottage - the woodburner was a real treat!'

Reviewed by The Wood Family 4th January 2017

A fantastic way to the spend the New Year! Little Tern is a lovely cottage. We loved every minute of our time here. Also, the Games Room was a great aspect to the cottage!

Reviewed by Isabelle and Tom 24th November 2016

Little Tern is a little gem! Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Louise and Patrick 16th November 2016

A cosy weekend in a perfectly positioned cottage with all mod-cons and traditional features! A perfect birthday treat! Thank you.

Reviewed by Dorothy, John & Henry 29th August 2016

Our stay at Little Tern could not have been more ideal. First, it is such an easy train ride from London. No travel stress! The beautiful cottage is located a block or so from a gorgeous entrance to a nature reserve. It even inspired me to lace up my running shoes again. It is also around the corner from a great pub and further on a spot where you Read morecan watch the seals roll on the sand! The bedrooms upstairs are very comfy and kitchen well equipped. Small details such as the picnic cooler were really thoughtful. I could go on & on but really want to say we just loved this cottage and the area. Definitely coming back. Thanks again. Hide

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View towards property
Lounge with woodburner
Quirky features
Ample seating
View towards garden
Doors to decked area
Kitchen/dining area
Finishing touches
Shower room
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