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Stylish country house
A warm welcome awaits
Sitting room with wood burner
Finishing details
Relax in style
Open-plan living
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen with Aga
Family room
Perfect for relaxing
Playroom with games available
Full of character
King-size bedroom
Finished to a high standard
Interesting features
Spacious bedroom
Elegant features
Shower room
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room
Family bathroom
Double bedroom located on second floor
Distinct features
Study area with access to patio
Terraced patio at the rear of the property
Rattan furniture
Sun loungers to relax
Al fresco dining
Well maintained garden
Pet friendly
1 / 33  Stylish country house
2 / 33  A warm welcome awaits
3 / 33  Sitting room with wood burner
4 / 33  Finishing details
5 / 33  Relax in style
6 / 33  Open-plan living
7 / 33  Dining area
8 / 33  Well-equipped kitchen with Aga
9 / 33  Family room
10 / 33  Perfect for relaxing
11 / 33  Playroom with games available
12 / 33  Full of character
13 / 33  King-size bedroom
14 / 33  Finished to a high standard
15 / 33  Interesting features
16 / 33  Spacious bedroom
17 / 33  Elegant features
18 / 33  Shower room
19 / 33  Twin bedroom
20 / 33  Single bedroom
21 / 33  Bunk bedroom
22 / 33  Single bedroom
23 / 33  Shower room
24 / 33  Family bathroom
25 / 33  Double bedroom located on second floor
26 / 33  Distinct features
27 / 33  Study area with access to patio
28 / 33  Terraced patio at the rear of the property
29 / 33  Rattan furniture
30 / 33  Sun loungers to relax
31 / 33  Al fresco dining
32 / 33  Well maintained garden
33 / 33  Pet friendly

Playden House

Rye, Sussex
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The stylish Mapp & Lucia House close to the medieval town of Rye
  • Large reception rooms ideal for large family gatherings
  • Fully enclosed garden perfect for children and dogs, terraced patio area with garden furniture and BBQ for al fresco dining
Property code: BT062

As seen in Mapp and Lucia, this is a beautiful character property located just a short 15 minute walk away from the centre of medieval Rye and its old cobbled streets. Furnished throughout with tasteful décor, it's the perfect family choice

This beautiful character property is located just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Rye, in East Sussex. Rye is an absolutely wonderful town, with its cobbled streets, historic pubs, stylish independent shops, bars, antique shops and galleries. It really is the antidote to the monotony of the British High Street. There is even a tiny state-of-the-art cinema, which offers a very different experience from your local multiplex. Nearby is the pretty village of Rye Harbour, where you can wander the RSPB reserve on the shingle beach and watch the fishing boats come home.

The property has high literary credentials - it is the house that captured the imagination of the famous Rye author E F Benson. It was this very house that his fictional character Lucia moved into in the Mapp and Lucia books, called Grebe. The descriptions he wrote are so accurate that it is easily recognisable when you visit.

The front door of the property brings you to the light hallway, off from which you will find the tranquil lounge with its large sofa, TV and DVD player and selection of books and DVDs. Along from this, the family room has an altogether very different feel, with TV, DVD player, games console and large sofa, making it a perfect hideaway for teenagers. A playroom is also found on the ground floor, with a sofa, table football and a selection of games. A fourth living space on the ground floor is the huge open-plan communal room, featuring kitchen/diner/lounge. This is the hub of the house and has an informal feel to it. The lounge has two comfortable sofas, which are located next to the woodburner, and the dining area has a contemporary dining table which seats 12. The kitchen is fully fitted with gas Aga, combination microwave and oven, separate fridge and freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. The washing machine is housed in a separate utility room, which also has a handy additional sink. There is a downstairs WC.

Stairs lead to the first floor, where you will find the majority of the bedrooms. A suite with king-size bed, dressing room and en-suite shower room has views over the Royal Military Canal, whilst a second bedroom enjoys similar views and also has a king-size bed and en-suite shower. A third bedroom has twin single beds, whilst the fourth is a bunk room (suitable for children only) with wooden bunk beds and vanity basin. There are two more bedrooms on this floor, both with single beds and there is also a study area with desk and access to the terraced patio. There are two bathrooms on this floor, the main one with shower over bath and a smaller shower room. Stairs lead to the second floor and the private master suite, which has a bedroom with double bed, a small snug room and a separate bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, there is a large enclosed lawn to the front of the property, which also has a patio area with garden furniture. To the rear of the property is a terraced patio with table and chairs, sun loungers, dining table and a BBQ. There is parking for two cars on the drive way and a further bay to the front of the property which is also adequate for two vehicles.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £600 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Seven bedrooms – two king size, one double, one twin with zip link beds can be another King on request, one bunk and two single rooms
  • Perfect for extended family gatherings
  • Additional blow up beds available for children
  • Three dogs welcome
  • Off-street parking for 4 cars
  • Internet access
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • SkyTV and DVD, X-Box and iPod dock
  • Aga, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Nespresso machine, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Regret no smoking
  • 15 minute walk to medieval town of Rye

Sam Richardson

This property is personally managed by Sam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 6th March 2020

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This is a gorgeous house, in a great location. It's furnished beautifully and is a really great place for a big group gathering - we loved it!

Reviewed by Deborah 17th January 2020

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This is a beautiful and spacious property which is perfect for 7 adults and 5 children. The house is tastefully decorated and has everything you could want. We had so much space and never felt we were on top of each other. The house is a short walk from Rye and set in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Joe 21st November 2019

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Fabulous House with room for everyone to get together and room if you you need a bit of quiet

Reviewed by Ian 8th November 2019

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great time for the whole family, great location, easy walk to Rye and easy to drive to several near locations.

Reviewed by Joanna 1st November 2019

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Excellent! The most beautiful home and excellent service from the owner

Reviewed by Josie 30th August 2019

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This beautiful house is the perfect place for a family celebration being within walking distance of Rye and our favourite place for lunch The Mermaid Inn. Our teenagers spent a lot of time in the games room playing table football and us adults marvelled at the wonderful collection of books in the library catering for all tastes. To sum up we made tRead morehe right choice for our Golden Wedding get together and hope to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 23rd August 2019

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A perfect home for our family of twelve to be able to get together for a relaxing holiday together. Plenty of room in the house and very comfortable, with numerous places to visit nearby.

Reviewed by Paul 9th August 2019

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Reviewed by Jenny 2nd August 2019

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Cottage is lovely, plenty of room for large groups. Massive library and lots of games to play. The children loved the table football game in the playroom. The beds and pillows are really comfortable and the towels soft and luxurious - what's not to like?

Reviewed by Crispian 26th July 2019

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Very good place for a family holiday. The house was immaculately presented & we appreciated the thoughtful welcome gifts.

Reviewed by Laura 21st June 2019

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Great location, spacious house for big groups, great indoor and outdoor areas! Very clean and modern without losing traditional feel! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Ian 24th May 2019

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A beautiful spacious house in a wonderful location. The house has every amenity required for a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Kevin 5th April 2019

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Reviewed by Mairina 1st April 2019

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We celebrated our Golden Wedding anniversary here with 10 other members of our family and a dog. The children were aged 11 months to 16. Everything was perfect in every way and we would highly recommend the house especially for families. The house had a very homely feel with many personal touches. We were all sad to leave.

Reviewed by Charlotte 15th March 2019

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Reviewed by Edina 16th February 2019

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Reviewed by Rebecca 8th February 2019

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Reviewed by Marion 4th January 2019

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Penny the owner went above and beyond to be helpful. The house was stunning and we had the best time. There was more than enough space to entertain different ages for our family get together and the 3 dogs just loved it.

Reviewed by Julia 30th November 2018

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 23rd November 2018

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I hired this beautiful house for a surprise weekend for my husbands 60 th birthday. The house exceeded expectations on every level. The property is immaculately clean, stylishly decorated and so well equipped. In a great location, nice and quiet but an easy walk into Rye.

Reviewed by Sheila 2nd November 2018

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well maintained, well appointed a splendid location for a large family reunion .

Reviewed by Ann 20th October 2018

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Reviewed by Kristina 14th September 2018

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Stylish country house
A warm welcome awaits
Sitting room with wood burner
Finishing details
Relax in style
Open-plan living
Dining area
Well-equipped kitchen with Aga
Family room
Perfect for relaxing
Playroom with games available
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Location

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