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The Old Forge
East Sussex

The Old Forge, Rye, East Sussex

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £443.00

This terraced cottage in Rye sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

The Old Forge is situated in the harbour town of Rye in Sussex. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of a link super king-size double, a king-size double with en-suite shower and Juliet balcony and a double, as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside there is a rear enclosed courtyard with furniture and parking is available close by in a designated car parking space. If you wish to explore Sussex and the South of England, The Old Forge is the base to do it from.


Comfortable, clean, great location, only a few negatives
The property was clean and well presented, bright and airy. We were more than happy with it. Easily accommodated 3 couples comfortably. The location is great for everything, the 'Wish Street' car park is very close and only £5 for 24 hrs which we thought was reasonable. The parking space allocated to the house is tiny and you would never get anything bigger than a fiesta in it! The house is literally on the busy road and the large bedroom at the front with the barn style window pictured on the advertising is the noisiest room of the three doubles! The windows literally rattle when a lorry goes by, if you are a light sleeper take ear plugs. The other bedrooms are fine noise wise. There were not enough glasses, only 2 red wine glasses and six minuscule white wine glasses that literally hold one sip (havent used ones like that for years!). Some of the mugs and bowls were chipped but didn't bother us that much - just a minor inconvenience. The smoke alarms are super sensitive and every time you open the oven or use the hob it sets them off, mainly because the extractor fan box needs cleaning and the filter replacing as its just not effective. Outside windows at the front were filthy but guess that's due to the constant passing traffic. Wifi is fast, beds and pillows comfy. For friends catching up over new year it was ideal for a couple of nights. Lots restaurants to choose from and cafes for breakfast if you don't fancy cooking your own. Would def recommend the property.

Booked this cottage through SYKES - it did say that cottage is directly on the foot path, what it failed to say was directly on the MAIN ROAD. Now this would not of been a problem if the front bedroom was doubled glazed and not just a wooden barn door and plastic around the windows - it was no noisy with traffic cars, lorries and buses that one of the party had to check into a hotel. We contacted SYKES which was a total waste of time. I was not looking for compensation I was just asking them to add this to the website to which they said they would have to speak to the owner. the curtains also did not fit the window so not only do you get the noise you also get the 2 street lamps shinning in the room. If you are going to use all of the 3 bedrooms please be aware that the person in the front bedroom will not sleep. Other than the no sleeping the cottage is very nice indeed and very central

Brilliant holiday cottage.
Had a brilliant weekend in The Old Forge, very spacious and so comfortable. We loved our weekend in Rye and found the house so cosy and very welcome when the weather was not so great outside. The Old Forge is close to all the attractions and amenities.

Promised WIFI would have been good, but it was not to be.
The space at the Old Forge was okay and conveneint for the town, but no pictures on walls, no cushions on setees so it felt a little cold and unwelcoming. WiFi was promised in the advertising but the hub was not working. A BT engineer proved the hub was the problem so should be replaced by BT or by the owner. This information was passed to the owner but he/she was obviously very busy and the hub was not replaced during our stay. Big problem? No, not really, but it was very inconvenient. Rubbish is to be disposed of in a lockable blue wheelie bin outside, but the bin was full to the top from day 1 and could not be used. This information was passed to the owner via the caretaker but he/she was obviously very busy and the issue was not resolved. Our collected rubbish had to be left in the small courtyard under garden furniture, as we advised the caretaker (Rubbish left outside in the roadway will be attacked by seagulls, which we saw happen).If you are a light sleeper make sure you pack earplugs, because traffic noise may be a problem for you as it was for us (I am not a light sleeper but was woken up early (very early) every weekday by traffic noise.

Loved being able to open up the French windows along one entire wall of the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge. Also fantastic location and comfortable beds and seating.
Ms Johnson



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and USB port, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Parking permit provided for 1 car in designated space in car park 2 mins walk away, loading and unloading at front or, if available, rear of cottage
Enclosed courtyard with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 2 mins walk
Note: Front door opens directly onto pavement
Note: No children under 5 years

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lamb House - 0.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Rye Castle Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Rye Art Gallery - 0.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Camber Castle - 1.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Winchelsea Court Hall Museum - 2 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Winchelsea, St Thomas the Martyr Church - 2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Blackfriars Barn - 2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

St John's Hospital - 2.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Fairfield, St Thomas Becket Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Smallhythe Place - 6.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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