Courtyard garden
Room for all the family to snuggle up on the sofa
A cosy cottage retreat
Curl up with a good book in front of the wood burner
King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with a shower over bath
Light and airy study area
A warm welcome awaits you
Plenty to do for all
Beautiful views
Comfy sofa upstairs
Perfect for a family holiday on the coast
Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine
Relax in the sun room
Enjoy watching the boats sail into Rye Harbour
1 / 16  Courtyard garden
2 / 16  Room for all the family to snuggle up on the sofa
3 / 16  A cosy cottage retreat
4 / 16  Curl up with a good book in front of the wood burner
5 / 16  King-size bedroom
6 / 16  Twin bedroom
7 / 16  Bathroom with a shower over bath
8 / 16  Light and airy study area
9 / 16  A warm welcome awaits you
10 / 16  Plenty to do for all
11 / 16  Beautiful views
12 / 16  Comfy sofa upstairs
13 / 16  Perfect for a family holiday on the coast
14 / 16  Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine
15 / 16  Relax in the sun room
16 / 16  Enjoy watching the boats sail into Rye Harbour

The Nook - Rye Harbour

Rye Harbour, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Next to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, excellent for walking and cycling
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor table and chairs
  • Short walk from Rye Harbour waterfront with its popular pubs, cafe and gallery


Property code: 55593

Located in Rye Harbour this charming weather boarded cottage is a great coastal hideaway for couples and families looking to explore the Nature Reserve, Rye Bay beach and surrounding area.

This sweet little cottage is located in the pretty fishing village of Rye Harbour, just a few minutes from the bustling Cinque Ports town of Rye and only a short stroll from the shingle ridges and saline lagoons of the Rye Nature Reserve. The area is perfect for bird watching as over 90 species of bird’s nest here; there are also wide stretches of beach, both at the Nature Reserve leading down to Winchelsea and Pett Level, as well as the vast sands and dune system of Camber Sands in the opposite direction. If wandering around the cobbled streets of Rye with its quaint antique shops, busy cafes and historic houses isn’t enough, you are within driving distance of the interesting towns of Hastings and Battle. Here you can visit the old castle ruins and the impressive Battle Abbey on whose land the 1066 battle of Hastings took place, as well as a variety of art galleries, museums and delightful shops.

A bright yellow door greets you as you walk along the path to the property, inviting you in to the light and spacious hall. The perfect place for dropping off coats and shoes, it leads into the modern white open-plan space which houses the lounge, dining area and kitchen. A large corner sofa tempts you to put your feet up in front of the cosy wood burner and perhaps watch a favourite programme or two. The contemporary kitchen area has an electric range oven and hob, a fridge with ice compartment, a freezer and a useful dishwasher; here you can cook and chat while guests relax in the sitting area or at the dining table. A nautical style twin bedroom and bathroom is also on the ground floor along with the bathroom, complete with bath with overhead shower and WC. It is also home to a washing machine and tumble dryer tucked away in a cupboard. Head upstairs where there is a lovely space with gorgeous views to the sea as well as a sofa bed and bean bags, perfect for relaxing with friends or for an extra person or two to stay over. Here you will find the light and airy master bedroom which has a comfortable king-size bed and is also furnished with a subtle nautical theme.

Patio doors from the dining area open into a small courtyard style garden with pretty flowerbeds and patio table and chairs. There is also a charcoal BBQ for al fresco dining. The cottage has a sweet little conservatory where you can while away the hours reading or playing board games. There is dedicated parking for one car and a small area of roadside parking subject to availability.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area in bathroom cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, pub, restaurant and beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD
  • Sleeps 4 +2 (with an additional sofa bed)
  • Charcoal BBQ available

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by lynda 16th March 2020

very nice base to explore the area, the cottage had everything we needed. very comfy & clean

Reviewed by Melwyn 13th March 2020

The Nook is a charming and cosy cottage, very well equipped and stylish in design. Location is perfect for walking and exploring the local area.

Reviewed by Sally 15th February 2020

Had a wonderful stay at the Nook. Lovely cosy cottage, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Sarah was very helpful and friendly. We hope to return!

Reviewed by angela 21st November 2019

Lovely little house, beautifully decorated. Really comfy, especially with the wood burner in the evening. A short drive to Rye, with lovely walks near the cottage, this was perfect for our long autumn weekend

Reviewed by Jane 1st November 2019

Lovely well equipped comfortable & dog friendly cottage.

Reviewed by Denise 20th September 2019

Couldnt fault the cottage. Everything we wanted was there, even a smart tv and DVD player for bad weather. The cooker was huge and the rest of the kitchen area a home from home. Sarah has a great eye for decor and the cottage is cosy but light and airy. Will definately recommend. The location of the cottage could be better but it didn't bother us. Read moreShort walk to harbour and nature reserve with a grocer shop, art gallery serving tea, coffee and cake. Also a popular cafe and pub serving food. . Hide

Reviewed by Maxine 13th September 2019

Good property for visiting nature reserve.

Reviewed by Kathryn 6th September 2019

Rye and Rye Harbour are lovely places to stay ,with a lovely cottage close to some very nice pubs serving excellent food . The locals were also really helpful and friendly . However the road leading to the cottage was challenging on the cars suspension and I am not sure if I had seen it would have booked . The road is private and unmade and pitch bRead morelack at night when doing the evening dog walk . The cottage owner prepared with a good torch but it detracted from the experience Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 26th July 2019

The Nook was a delightful place to stay, very comfortable and relaxing, with everything you need. The layout really works well when going with a teen and a tween so everyone can have their own space. Location wise it also makes a great base for exploring too! Great holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Edward 1st July 2019

The Nook is a lovely cottage with great charm. It has been beautifully furnished. Much care had been taken to ensure that we had everything we needed. Top marks.

Reviewed by Philip 31st May 2019


Reviewed by Alethea 27th May 2019

Exceeded our expectations. The personal touches were really appreciated. Wonderful stay; highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 29th March 2019

Great location with a friendly pub and cafes which are all dog friendly. The house is cosy and well appointed and was immaculately clean.

Reviewed by Kerri 15th March 2019

The inside of the cottage is immaculate, beautiful, quaint and homely. We were provided with throws for the sofa even though we had brought our own. They knew that your dog is part of the family. The dog towel they left was great. It was very comfortable and local the town / harbour. The immediate surroundings were not very nice and I am not sure iRead moref I had seen the road it was in whether I would have booked. If it could be picked up and put somewhere different it would have been perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 24th February 2019

The Nook is in the perfect place for exploring Rye and the nature reserve. Perfect for relaxing, going for long walks and visiting the nearby beaches.

Reviewed by Catherine 26th October 2018

The Nook feels like it is almost at the end of the world, but when you get there and into the wide expanses of the RSPB Nature Reserve, you just feel revitalised. The house is cosy and warm, with excellent equipment and good facilities, and the perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring. The village pub "William the Conqueror" serves grRead moreeat Cypriot influenced food. Rye town has much to explore, but we also went along the whole coast, returning happily every night, to our little Nook Hide

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Courtyard garden
Room for all the family to snuggle up on the sofa
A cosy cottage retreat
Curl up with a good book in front of the wood burner
King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with a shower over bath
Light and airy study area
A warm welcome awaits you
Plenty to do for all
Beautiful views
Show 4 moreComfy sofa upstairs


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