Cabin by the River

Rye, East Sussex | Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 1 | Parking: Yes | Wi-Fi: 

From £180 per night (2 night minimum stay)


If you’re looking for a romantic bolthole that is more than a little bit out of the ordinary, the Cabin by the River could be just the thing. You don’t need to take our word for it, either – this incredible property was judged to be one of the five best romantic rentals in the Sunday Times’ Best Cottages for the Summer in 2017. Situated on the river in fashionable Rye, the Cabin has a cool rustic interior – reclaimed materials, beautiful Moroccan tiles, dark colours – beautifully and carefully furnished with an eclectic mix of contemporary and mid-century furnishings, bold prints and cosy cushions and blankets. 

Just because this is a cabin, don’t think you’ll be roughing it! The Emperor sized bed has a luxury mattress with goose-down pillows and Egyptian cotton linen, the bijou kitchen features a Nespresso machine for your morning coffee (as well as all the essentials), and the bathroom shares the same rustic luxe vibe. Outside on the deck you can relax in the sun-loungers and take in the incredible views. Pack your weekend bags, a romantic break in Rye awaits.


Kitchen: The kitchen has an electric oven and hob, toaster and kettle, fridge, microwave, Nespresso machine, plates, cutlery, mugs, glasses and pots/pans all provided. There is also an ironing board, iron and hairdryer.

Living Room: Matthew Hilton Leather Sofa, mid century Italian armchair, two footstools. Smart tv and Wi-Fi. 

Dining Room: Marble Eero Saarinen table with four Charles Eames chairs

Bedroom: Emperor sized bed with tempur mattress, Egyptian cotton bedding.

Bathroom: Bath with shower, toilet, sink Pantry items: Olive Oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, jams

Welcome pack items: Prosecco, Nespresso pods, milk, butter, bread, sweet treat

Parking: At next door neighbour off street (directions given) or on the road outside the property.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are allowed. 

Children: Babes in arms are allowed but no older babies / children. A travel cot can be provided if requested. 


The Cabin is situated on the banks of the River Rother overlooking the wild open spaces of Romney Marsh with Rye’s ancient Citadel rising in the distance. It is in an ideal location for walking into the heart of quaint Rye with all it has to offer. The nearest train station is Rye, less than a mile away and the train from London to St Pancras is 1hr 5mins. The Cabin is approximately 1.5 hours by car from London. The famous beaches of Camber Sands are a 10-minute drive away.

Things to do

Food & drink The fantastic The Globe Inn Marsh pub is a five-minute walk from the Cabin. Favourites in Rye are The Fig, Whitehouse Rye, The Standard Inn and Hoof. Make sure you visit The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne and for a step back in time, the Red Lion at Snargate. La Cantina in Tenterden also has a great Italian menu inspired by seasonal products.

To do Rye is a very interesting historic town and one of the original Cinque Ports with plenty of boutique shops, antique emporiums and galleries. Why not combine your stay with one of Rye’s festivals: Rye International Jazz Festival, Rye Scallop Festival, the Rye Arts Festival and the famous bonfire procession and fireworks. For beach lovers, Camber is close by with its sand dunes and expansive seascape, where you can pass the time swimming, beachcombing or maybe even try your hand at windsurfing. The beautifully eerie Dungeness is around 20 minutes away and fashionable St Leonards & Hastings are a short hop by train or car.


Cabin by the River is beautifully styled, immaculately clean and a very peaceful place to stay in a great position within walking distance to great pub and also into Rye. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

We had a dream experience with Cabins and Castles. Zoe was quick to respond to our various questions and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was one to remember. Anna, our host has built the most amazing Cabin next to her house  – it was the perfect blend of luxury and comfort.  Every corner of the Cabin is a Pinterest dream and was fitted out with all the amenities we needed for a perfect stay (bathtub, firepit, smart tv….you name it). Anna also nailed it on recommendations  – we took all of her suggestions on board and they didnt disappoint. We were locals at The Globe Inn and The Standard in Rye  by the end of the weekend. We also visited Tillingham Winery in Peasmarsh and The Gallivant in Camber Sands – both so lovely. We also found some great walks around Rye.

We have recommended Cabins and Castles to all our friends and can’t wait to use the site again ourselves.

Thank you Zoe and Anna for making our anniversary weekend so special.

We booked a two night stay at the Cabin by the River, Rye through Cabin’s and Castles and the whole booking experience and follow up communication from Zoe was brilliant. Not only that, the booking fee charged by Cabin and Castles was less than other sites we had visited, which was a bonus.

This is a truly beautiful place to stay for a romantic getaway. The pictures don’t really do it justice; the design and decor is very stylish and the cabin is furnished to a very high standard. It’s clear that the owner takes enormous pride in the cabin and we were delighted to find thoughtful treats on arrival. Whilst the owner and her family live just next door, the cabin enjoys great privacy and lovely views over the river and surrounding fields. It’s also ideally located – only a 12 minute walk from the station and Rye itself.

We had a lovely peaceful relaxing weekend at the cabin. The fizz, hot drink and fridge supplies were most welcome on our arrival. It was beautiful being by the river, and the cabin felt very private. Friendly dog, great bathtub and shower, enormous bed, stylish and inspiring interior. Town centre Rye is a short walk, we had a delicious dinner at Landgate Bistro (you need to book) and cycled route 2 to Camber and Lydd. We hope to escape here again one day.

This is a beautifully stylish cabin in the perfect location to explore Rye, Camber and Dungeness. The owner has created a beautiful barn space perfect for couples looking to relax and unwind for a few days. We had a fantastic stay. Highly recommend staying here.

Beautiful cabin an easily walkable distance from the centre of Rye. The Globe pub a few mins away has an excellent array of gins, tasty food and a lovely atmosphere. The owners were on hand next door but we felt like we were alone which was fabulous. Lots of lovely touches like flowers, basic supplies and a bottle of bubbles helped to make our anniversary stay so special. The TV was excellent, central heating worked perfectly and if it hadn’t been raining there was a big stash of logs for the fire pit outside. The bed was HUGE and bedding was lovely. We will be back!