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
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

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter, 17th November 2017

A lovely cottage in an interesting location well positioned for exploring coast and countryside. Local pub (William the Conqueror) just a few steps away and decent food. Great breakfast at the Bosun's Bite caf on the quay and also around the corner the Avocet Tea room. All good.

Reviewed by Tom, 3rd November 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Little tern as a family with our two children (aged 3yrs and 8 weeks). The cottage was extremely well laid out and provisioned , we loved the wood burner and comfy living room. The property was very clean and felt new and made for a perfect stay for our family with easy access to Rye and Hastings. Rye village had a nice pRead moreub and a lovely walk in the nature reserve. Just a note for those not familiar with the area that the cottage is in Rye Harbour, not Rye itself Hide

Reviewed by Justin, 20th October 2017

Super cottage in a great location. Really comfortable and the wood burner made it cosy after walks in the fresh air. Really nice that it included everything for young children no need to pack travel cots/highchairs/books/toys its all there. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard. A week was too short but we will be back.

Reviewed by Lauren, 1st July 2017

This was our second visit to the cottage. The facilities provided were excellent for our family (we have a toddler). The location is lovely. Local pub is very child friendly and the food is good. I would visit again. Thanks for a great stay

Reviewed by Paul, 9th June 2017

A lovely little cottage on the outskirts of Rye town. The new harbour, local shop, 2 x pubs and coastal walks are on the doorstep. You will need the bus or a car to visit Rye town. The seagulls were very noisey throughout the day. The shower could be better and lacks power. Take care of the slope on the car parking space if you want to avoid groundRead moreing. Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre, 26th May 2017

Our second visit - we adore Rye Harbour and Tern Cottage is delightful. Super comfy beds and charming decor in a lovely little spot.

Reviewed by Lynda J, 12th May 2017

Pretty cottage in quiet location, a short walk from Rye Harbour. Very conveniently there is a shop around the corner and two nearby pubs which serve food.

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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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