Little Tern - Rye,

Rye Harbour, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Change Fri
No pets
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
  • Bright and airy accommodation
  • Former fisherman’s cottage with original fireplace housing a woodburner
  • Stylish contemporary kitchen with bi-folding doors to the garden
  • Only a minute’s walk to the harbour’s pubs and shops
  • Two minutes’ walk from the nature reserve for wonderful walks
Property code: BT050

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

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
  • Woodburner
  • Off-street parking for one car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • High chair, travel cot 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
  • Regret no smoking
  • Electric and heating included

For this particular property there is a security deposit of £250 which is pre-authorised against your credit card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The amount of the security deposit is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no damage. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.


This property is personally managed by Sue.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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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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Lounge with woodburner
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