The Crow’s Nest
Rye, East Sussex | Sleeps Up to 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Parking: Near by | Pet friendly: Yes | Wifi: Yes
From £100 per night (2 night minimum stay)
It’s not just the ‘Crow’s Nest’ name of this property that hints at Rye’s connection to sea-faring – inside this quirky property you will dive into a colour palette of sea greens and blues, adorned with porthole mirrors, brass ship’s plates, hurricane lanterns, bulkhead lights, and even some wonderful cabin beds (perfectly magical places to sleep for little sea-captains to be!). The Crow’s Nest is a listed building, dating from the 1500s, but fully renovated by the owner in 2018 with great style and attention to detail.
Perhaps not surprisingly, given that Fiona also owns and runs the lifestyle store on the ground floor ‘Marsha by the Sea’. Guests here are lucky enough to get a discount in her wonderful shop when they stay. Whether you’re here for a romantic break or a family-friendly get-away, the Crow’s Nest offers all mod cons – a Nespresso machine for your morning coffee, toiletries from Haeckels and Kerzon, and deliciously decadent bed linen and towels. Pets even get their own fluffy bed and doggy towels. The location has it all too. Lion Street is centrally located just a stone’s throw from fashionable Rye’s best restaurants, bars and shops, but is quiet enough to let you relax and enjoy the endless charm of this stylish retreat.
Kitchen: Oven, hop, toaster and kettle, microwave, Nespresso machine and Aeroccino milk frother.
Living Room: Dining for four, two-seater and single Ercol sofas plus reading chair and footstool, cabinet of games and books, smart TV, Roberts Revival DAB radio, cast iron stove/electric log fire
Dining Room: Dining table for four people.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, radio, Dyson airblade fan, privacy curtain – changing room with hairdryer, full-length mirror, hanging spaces and shelving
Bedroom 2: A walk-through room connected to bedroom 1 via the changing room with two single, full-length, built-in ship’s cabin beds with separate lighting and privacy curtains.
Bathroom: Shower room and toilet with shaving socket, shaving mirror, handwash, shower wash.
Pantry items: Salt, Pepper, tea bags,
Welcome pack items: 10% discount card for breakfast at The Whitehouse Rye, 10% off at Marsha By The Sea. We’re more than happy to put together basic grocery packages for an additional fee.
Parking: Rye can be a bit tricky for parking as it’s an ancient citadel with very narrow streets. Like most properties in Rye there is no private parking space. But there is plenty of parking available. The owner will give you full details before you arrive.
Children: Children are welcome at The Crow’s Nest. There is space for a travel cot and this, and a high chair, can be provided on request.
Dogs: The Crow’s Nest is a dog friendly property.
The Crow’s Nest is situated on the pretty Lion street in the heart of Rye. The nearest train station is Rye, the train from St Pancras is 1hr 5 mins. The Crow’s Nest 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 With 52 eateries in Rye, you really are spoilt for choice. You simply must go to The George with its delicious chateaubriand & grilled lobster and also The Whitehouse for a fabulous brunch. Some other gems in Rye include Hoof, The Fig, Whitehouse Rye and The Standard Inn. 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. Various food festivals occur throughout the year from Scallop week to Wildboar week.
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. 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. Also nearby you have National Trust properties such as Bodiam and Scotney Castle. The beautifully eerie Dungeness is around 20 minutes away and fashionable St Leonards & Hastings are a short hop by train or car. The area is ideal for walking and a great dog-friendly escape.