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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: £359.00 - 1102.00

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.


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

The Old Forge was in excellent location for walking around Rye or for using as a base to explore this part of the UK.
Mrs Bones

A very good Holiday rental.
I know Rye well and have stayed in many holiday cottages there, The Old Forge stands up well against the competition. At first the location on a busy road might seem off putting but in reality once inside the property it is of little concern. The interior has been very well designed, the bright modern style enhances the original fabric of the building and the ground floor space is roomy and bright. The two main bedrooms are most attractive, the third is a small double, both bathrooms are contemporary and functional and the d?cor throughout is pleasing. The kitchen area benefits from being open plan and the ground floor wc is useful. I felt more could be made of the lobby at the foot of the stairs, nobody will ever sit there unless using a laptop so a desk and chair would be handy. Incidentally the wifi connection was fast. The tv worked well although strangely the DVD didn't appear to be connected but a minor point as I really enjoyed my stay. The cottage has a dedicated parking space nearby as well as being a minute from a pay and display car park. The location by The Strand is most convenient to access the heart of Rye Citadel being only a very short walk and over the years Rye has changed dramatically for the better. Most of the terrible restaurants have either disappeared or been modernised and diners now have some excellent options. Sadly the High Street area has too many empty shops and it must be difficult finding a balance between catering for residents and tourists. The Rye hinterland has some very attractive countryside, alternatively one can drive to Rye Harbour or Camber Sands and enjoy some bracing walks along the sea shore. In my opinion The Old Forge would be a seriously good option for a stay in one of the most attractive towns in the South of England.



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds


Gas central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of books
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Parking permit provided for 1 car in designated space in car park 2 mins walk away
Load/unload at rear of cottage
Enclosed courtyard with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 2 mins walk
Note: The front door opens directly onto the pavement
Note: No children under 5 years
Note: The owner requires a refundable deposit of £
20 for the parking permit

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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

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

Smallhythe Place - 6.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Northiam, St Mary - 6.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Great Dixter Gardens - 6.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Newenden, St Peter's Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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