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.
Gorgeous little place to stay while exploring Rye and the Romney Marsh. Beautifully decorated and comfy beds too. Right in the heart of the town, so really easy to sample the shops and restaurants nearby.
.We stayed at the Crow’s Nest in Rye, East Sussex. The accommodation was spotless and very interestingly decorated it was a little bit like staying on a boat, all the blues of the sea around us. Bed was excellent as was the shower. It was just next door to the quirky cinema and the church, we had awesome lunch at the Fig on the High Street. We had a lovely drink in a champagne bar and interesting evening in the very historical Mermaid Inn. Wonderful atmospheric town with lots of art, cobbled streets and quirky shops. Just what the doctor ordered after 18 months working from home. Visited Henry James’s gaff which was just around the corner and ate some marvellous home made ice cream looking out over the view point which inspired Mapp and Lucia novels. Very dog friendly which is always a bonus and people were very sociable too!
The Crow’s Nest is an excellent place to stay and a perfect base to see the town of Rye. Everything was perfectly clean and tidy. The flat has some lovely features especially the two quiet bedrooms with some very comfortable beds. The flat is equipped with every modern appliance you may need but is still very comfortable and warm when you need it to be. It is situated in a very quiet part of Rye but is still very central and close to every amenity you may need. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Crow’s Nest to anyone and I would love to return.
My husband and I came to Rye for a weekend away and had a perfect stay at the Crow’s Nest. The location is ideal and the owner was very thoughtful. The decoration is lovely and there is everything you need in this house to have a comfortable stay. Definitely recommend.
Look no further if you want to stay in the heart of Rye in a place that is full of lovely design details and thoughtful additions to make your stay memorable and special. Works equally well for a couple or a small family. Wonderful hosts and a unique property. We’ll be back as soon as we can.
The perfect base for a perfect sunny weekend in Rye. Fabulous flat (we wanted to steal all the furniture) and brilliant location, and the owners couldn’t have been more nicer or more helpful with recommendations etc. Would stay again in a heartbeat – highly recommended!!
Stunning flat in the centre of a beautiful town. We stayed here for a long weekend and immediately fell in love with the flat. The attention to detail is amazing. The smallest decoration detail makes for a lovely flat. We joked that we might never leave. The location is in the middle of Rye, perfect base from which to explore this ancient town. The shop below the flat is equally as charming. Definitely check it out. We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Rye.