West Street Cottage

Rye, East Sussex | Sleeps 6 | Bedrooms 3 | Pet friendly: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes

From £275 per night (2 night minimum stay)


This stunning home in West Street, Rye, is worthy of a visit for interior inspiration alone. Every inch of the space has been beautifully designed and curated. Everywhere you look there are Instagram-worthy colours, furniture and accessories alongside wonderful period features – ancient wooden beams, floorboards and panelling (now painted in gorgeous colours). An incredible walled garden makes this Rye bolthole complete.

The open plan kitchen dining room is the perfect place to cook up a storm and enjoy a social night in with friends or family, while the sitting room is dressed with jewel colours and made cosy on winter evenings with a woodburner nestling in the original fireplace. The same cool juxtaposition of old and modern extends to the upstairs – the bedrooms and bathrooms show the same incredible attention to detail in furniture, lighting and bedding.

Nestled in the heart of the Citadel on one of Rye’s most historic cobbled streets, West Street Cottage is just seconds from the independent shops, cinema, cafés and restaurants that make Rye such a sought-after weekend getaway. It’s also just a 7- minute drive from Camber Sands, so beach lovers are perfectly catered for too.


Kitchen: Open plan kitchen / Dining Room with breakfast island and table to seat 6.  Miele appliances: electric fan oven, induction hob, microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher, waste disposal, fridge / freezer and wine fridge.  Washing machine.

Living Room: Sitting Room with 3-seater sofa and armchairs.  Large inglenook fire place with log burner. Sky TV (Including Sky Sports and Sky Movies), board games and books / magazines.

Dining Room: Large extendable dining table to comfortably sit 6 people.

Bedroom 1 and en suite: Sleeps 2 in a kingsized bed + en suite shower room.  There is enough space for a travel cot in the room if needed.  Pls note there is a small step down into the bedroom. (Travel cot suitable for age 0-3 years available upon request.)

Bedroom 2:  Sleeps two in two full sized single beds.  Children’s story books and toys. Please not these beds are not next to each other. 

Bedroom 3:  Sleeps two in a double bed overlooking the walled garden.  There is enough room if needed for a travel cot. Please note there is a very small step of approximately 2 cm down into the bedroom.

Attic Room:  The attic houses another king sized bedroom to sleep two (not currently included in the listing) but is only available via separate discussion at the time of the booking and inurs an additional fee.  The access to the attic is steep & unconventional thereby making it unsuitable for children or party loving adults. There can only be a miximum of 6 people in the cottage regardeless of how many rooms are used. 

Bathroom 1:  Main bathroom with shower. Non-slip bath mat, shower toys and toddler toilet seat for children.

Outside:  Secluded sunny walled garden.  Terrace with outdoor dining area for 6.  Gas fired bbq. Large sunny seating area with outdoor sofas.  Shaded lawn area with banana tree & magnolia grande flora.

Pantry items: Tea, coffee, Sugar, condiments (salt, pepper, herbs, oxo cubes etc). 

Parking: As Rye is an ancient Citadel, parking is in the nearby car parks.

Children: West Street Cottage is a family friendly getaway and children and babies are welcome.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement.

Please note: West Street Cottage is a period property so there are some quirky beams and little steps into rooms.  Although the house technically has 4 bedrooms & could sleep 8 people, only 6 people are allowed to stay at any one time.


West Street Cottage is situated on West Street in the heart of Rye, seconds from the infamous Mermaid Street.  

Rye is the nearest train station and is only 1hr 5 mins from St Pancras., London.

By car, Rye is approximately 1.5 hours from London.

Camber Sands beach is only a 7-minute drive away.

Things to do

Food & drink Rye has over 52 different eateries.  Everything from specialist fish restaurants (Webb’s) to gourmet burgers (Hoof), Thai, Italian and of course The George with its delicious chateaubriand & grilled lobster.  Various food festivals occur throughout the year from Scallop week to Wildboar week.


To do Within Rye itself you have Rye Castle and Rye Museum plus an array or independent shops and antique stores.  The beach at Camber Sands has miles of wide open sand. The area is perfect for dog walking and cycling, why not try the shoreline walks from Rye harbour to Winchelsea and Pett Level.  For the more adventurous, there is kite surfing and watersports. Bodium Castle and boating station is nearby.


Faultless. A beautifully appointed house in the heart of Rye. And an abundance of provisions – just perfect. Five of us, two couples and a single, stayed here in the first week of February. Warm and cosy. Hope to come back one day, maybe in the summer to take advantage of the garden.

This was the first time we used Cabins and Castles and it didn’t disappoint. Zoe was super friendly and helpful when choosing which was the right cottage for us. We wanted to be close to the sea but within walking distance of pubs and shops and so she suggested West Street Cottage in Rye which was perfect. The cottage was beautifully done throughout with so many little touches that made it feel homely. We had everything we could possible need ( plenty of storage and hangers, a modern kitchen with coffee machine, wine fridge and comfortable sofa with SKY tv, ). West street cottage is located in one of the oldest streets in Rye, two minutes from the Mermaid Inn and you have all the shops, pubs and cafes on your doorstep. Including the White House cafe where we went for breakfast each morning. It is also a short drive from the beach and other interesting places to visit such as Bodium castle. I will definitely use Cabins & Castles again for our next escape.

We had a lovely New Year stay in Rye. The cottage was so beautiful and was the perfect way to start 2020.
The communication from Cabins and Castles from booking to getting ready to stay was super clear and prompt. Thanks Zoe! Will definitely be booking again!

Amazing cottage in the middle of historic Rye – everything is just on the doorstep though the cottage is so cozy you won’t want to leave! We spent most evenings reading by the fire after exploring the village. Everything you could want in a getaway – stylish, homely, impeccably styled and cared for. Will definitely be back!

Stylish townhouse right in the centre of things. Near to all the restaurants, shops and coffee stops but also a lovely place to return to after a busy day out. Comfortable beds, lovely shared spaces and everything you need for a relaxing stay in Rye.

An incredible stay at West Street Cottage. Stunningly decorated house, with all the creature comforts of a home. Extra touches include magazines, bread, wine and toiletry essentials, as well as toys and books for the kids. Location, house layout and facilities all exceptional. The owner was the perfect host, really thoughtful and helpful with local tips. Couldn’t have wanted more for our family trip and simply didn’t want to leave! Would recommend to any family looking to occupy a dream home. This is the sort of place you want to keep spotless and look after – so much care and consideration has obviously gone into it – I think I wiped the kitchen down 100 times just to prolong standing in it! Loved it. Thanks.