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
1 / 20  View towards property
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 contemporary kitchen with bi-folding doors to the garden
  • Games room in the garden
  • 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
  • Regret no pets
  • 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 Alastair 4th March 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Little Tern in early March. The house is comfortable, spotless and extremely well equipped with practical stuff as well as lots of toys and games for both indoor and outdoor use. We really appreciated all the little bits provided for our toddler who was quite upset to leave! Great location near the harbour and nature reseRead morerve (and pubs) and an easy and quick drive to Rye and Camber. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 20th December 2019

A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location. In particular we loved the stylish decor, the very comfy beds, the cosy wood burner, the thoughtful welcome pack, the quiet location, listening to the bird song from the garden, the thoughtful touches like the lined curtains in the bedroom and the chest of games in the living room, the village location, Read moreand being next door to the nature reserve. We know Rye Harbour well, so Little Tern cottage felt like a home-from-home. I'm sure we'll be back! Hide

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 Marie 12th November 2018

This is a beautiful cosy and comfortable cottage. The location is wonderful and perfect for any time of year. We loved the sitting room, especially the log burner for the long autumn evenings. We slept so well because of the peaceful surroundings and the amazingly comfy beds! Very restful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Katharine 25th October 2018

Hi - Little Tern cottage is well placed to discover Rye & the surrounding area. It was lovely to be able to walk straight out onto the nature reserve. Its a comfortable & warm place to stay in. The games room is well equipped to keep even our teenagers entertained.

Reviewed by Rosemary 3rd September 2018

Very well equipped and cost cottage with everything outside the front door- a delight

Reviewed by Sonya 31st August 2018

A fantastic cottage, very well equipped and the games room was a great bonus for our toddler! The welcome treats were fab too, thank you. Only thing I was a little unsure of is how far from the town itself it was, but a very quick easy drive. Lovely pub literally around the corner.

Reviewed by Victoria 24th August 2018

Amazing cottage. I chose this cottage as it looked lovely on the website and it didnt disappoint. Beds were lovely and comfortable and the cottage was cosy and homely. It was very well stocked with everything and more you would need. The area itself was also a lovely surprise. Great pub round the corner and nice walk down to the sea. Camber sands iRead mores near by too and the beach was perfect. Kids loved it! 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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