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Each apartment (4 available) has gas-fired central heating. All heating and lighting costs are included in the price.

Wifi Internet access is free but the service can be intermittent and is not guaranteed.

The living area has comfortable seating, dining facilities and a fitted kitchen. A colour television is provided.

The large picture windows look directly onto the river and marsh beyond to Rye harbour.

Comprehensive tourist information is maintained and a large scale map of the area is mounted on one wall in most apartments to help you plan your expeditions.

The bedroom and bathroom are reached by descending 5 steps.

The bathroom includes a bath with shower attachment, washbasin, mirror with shaver point, W.C. and radiator.

The bedroom has either a King size double bed or twin 3 foot wide single beds. There is also a chest of drawers/dressing table and wardrobe.

A cupboard houses the central heating boiler with shelves for towels and linen.

Duvets are provided. Linen is included in the price.

Towels are not included, but may be rented at a further £2.50/person.

Shared washing machine (between my 4 holiday apartments) and drying facilities are available in a separate utility room. This also holds an iron, ironing board.

A garden table and chairs are provided.

The apartment is available for adults only. The proximity of the river makes it unsuitable for small children.

Please note that the apartments are non-smoking.

Animals/pets are not permitted.

The quality of TV reception or Wifi availability is not guaranteed.



Boathouse Access Statement

 The intention of an Access Statement is to inform people with impaired mobility of any issues or support they may encounter

 To access apartments:

 It is about 20-30m distance from the car park to each apartment.

The walk is level and made up of tarmac or paving stones. There is a short slope up and down which form part of the river levee.

 6 steps lead up to the balcony. The steps are 31” wide and there is a handrail.

 The front door from the balcony has a 10” step and is 32” wide.

 Daytime living space is on one level, comprising living, dining area and kitchen.

 6 steps down lead to the bedroom and bathroom. The steps are 36” wide and there is a handrail.

 The bathroom has standard fittings, with a bath and shower over (with shower curtain). A shower mat is provided.


Visitors' Book

“This precious stone set in the silver sea,

This beloved plot, this earth, this realm,

This England …..”

Shakespeare, Richard II

We spent two fantastic weeks here.

This flat is cosy, comfortable and an ideal place to explore some beautiful gardens and National Trust properties from.

We’ll recommend it to all our friends

Brigitte and Ebershard,                       Germany                                                               5/8/00 – 19/8/00


We’ve had a lovely time here. The highlights, apart from the charming town of Rye, were Sissinghurst and Hole Park Gardens. (farmers’ market on Mondays). We’ve been coming to Rye regularly for over 15 years now and this is our second stay at the Boathouse. If there is a more perfect place to stay in Rye, we’ve yet to find it. It’s the place to stay for easy access to the charms of Rye and the countryside beyond

Jane & John, Hampton            May 2010


Wow! Could stay here forever! It really grows on you. Slept like logs in the comfy bed. Watching the birds (we’re not birders so can only name the ducks, gulls and a solitary cormorant whose antics as he tried & failed to keep hold of  slithery eel, kept us enthralled), the tides going up & down and sitting on the balcony in the sun means we’ll go home rejuvenated. No ostriches! But one boat went by! Thanks too for the bubbly x.

(our 1st time but we’ll be back)

Lou and Andy Spiers,                  Egham                                      5,6,7 May 2014


This was our first trip to Rye and we are pleasantly surprised to discover how much there is to do; nature reserve at Rye Harbour, ancient churches, Winchelsea & New Inn, Derek Jarman’s cottage & garden at Dungeness & the acoustic “ears”. Great Dixter was lovely. Food – lots of great places – Mermaid Café, SI, the Ship. Rye Deli etc. Loved staying at the Boathouse! The thoughtful details & bubbly made all the difference.     

Hans & Ghyslaine Gray,            Vancouver B.C. Canada            17.5.14 – 24.5.14


Arrived to sun on the decking and bubbly in the fridge, what a welcome! Came for a restful break, but have walked miles, around Rye to Rye Harbour nature reserve, saw curlews and white egrets, redshank, wonderful photo opportunities. Shower lovely & hot, heating great for evenings. Lovely on the decking just watching the tide and ostriches in field in front!

Fish & chips from Kettle of Fish was good. Roasted chicken portions in oven all OK! Live music Ypres Castle Inn – Friday.

Thank you we have had a lovely time. K & D          

Kate & Dave Canterbury                                                        19th Oct – 23rd Oct 2011


Another lovely visit to the Boathouse.

We have had the most beautiful spring weather. Sun, blue skies and a gentle breeze.

Our son & daughter gave is a surprise visit on day 1 to help us celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Wonderful!

We have walked over the marsh to Winchelsea Beach.

A ride on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway took us to Hythe and a long walk along the ‘prom’. Day 3 saw us walking to Hastings (take good maps if you do this). We came back to Rye by train and it was amazing to see how far we had walked. On day 4 we walked part way along the canal and then headed north of Rye to a lovely village called Iden where we stopped for a drink before making our way back. Today (day 5) we walked to Winchelsea for a pub lunch.

Thank you Chris for the bottle which helped with our celebrations. We will be back!

Angela & Richard Main                      (Surrey)                       18-23 March 2011


Enjoyed the apartment, the views & the ostriches. Thanks Chris for the bottle. Weather has been mostly wild, wet & windy. So we visited Dungeness to make the most of the conditions! We saw Derek Jarman’s cottage and garden & went up the Old Lighthouse. Well worth a visit & tremendous views of the shingle peninsula. Good fish & chips at the Britannia Inn.

Plenty of good cafés  in Rye, best cakes & ambience in the Apothecary? Good meal also at the Ypres Castle Inn. Pity we missed out on the Arts Festival, but we’ve had a great week.         

Richard & Jane                                   Abingdon                    3rd – 10th Sept 2011    


This is our 9th visit to the Boathouse!

Reading, writing, walking, relaxing. Fantastic!

John & Carole Owen                                           Sittingbourne, Kent                                             6/4/07


We had a fantastic week in the Boathouse.

Flat very comfortable, well equipped.

The location is excellent for visiting Sussex, and ….. the weather was superb.

Breakfast at the balcony 6 of the 7 days

Visits to – Dungeness, Camber Sands, Canterbury, Bodiam Castle

In Rye we had dinner at Carey’s for fish & steaks, very good! Also an Indian meal in High Street.

Lunch at Ypres Inn, excellent, could have our drinks outside, sitting in the garden.

Hope to come back!,

Ann & Jan  Hoogmade, Holland, 14-21 March