These modern quality one bedroom split level apartments have their own access via mahogany decked steps and sun balcony. from the private quayside. The purpose built apartments, built on the riverbank, provide superb views of passing yachts and the marsh beyond. The secluded location and the almost hypnotic effect of the tidal river as it ebbs and flows, will swiftly put you into a relaxed frame of mind.
Please note that rates quoted are for 1 bedroom apartments.
The apartments: The apartments sit on a private quayside with a southerly outlook to Romney Marsh.
Rye's cobbled streets are barely 5 minutes walk. Winchelsea, Battle, Bodium, Canterbury, the Channel Tunnel and the Kent countryside are within easy reach.
The golf links at Camber are well known and the adjacent Sands are glorious. Other activities include sailing, windsurfing, fishing and walking, with a nature reserve at Rye Harbour. Cycling is an excellent way of exploring Romney marsh, using the tangle of narrow lanes, where you can discover Norman churches and 15th Century smugglers pubs.
Extract from the Visitors’ Books
“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
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
Another fabulous weekend, in spite of all the rain. We so love this apartment, we are so relaxed here, and it gives us such a welcome break from fostering and a house full of children. Many thanks.
WE WILL BE BACK
Jennie & Des, Pevensey Oct 2010
Really enjoyed our time at the Boathouse. The apartment was very comfortable and clean, with a lovely touch, a bottle in the fridge. Heating was nice and cosy and the electric fire really finished it off. On our first night we went to the Standard Inn and had a really lovely meal – good value. Went to Rye Heritage Centre. It might seem a lot, £3.50 each to see a model of the town along with a commentary of the history of the buildings, we loved every minute of it. We would recommend the Boathouse to our friends and a visit to Rye.
Phil & Donna, Herne Bay Nov 2010
Had a fantastic week here – found the Boathouse to be very comfortable and handy location for everything in Rye. We will be coming back – Rye is lovely! Had excellent meals everywhere – Baileys – great steak, Carey’s – seafood platter was impressive, Simply Italian – try the special seafood pasta, it’s delicious! The Ship for real ale and excellent standard of food. Great coffee & cream tea at Tambika near the Heritage Centre too. Jempsons café is reasonable and good food too for a quick bite. We don’t want to leave!!
Cath and Shaun, August 2010
Really enjoyed our stay here.
Would thoroughly recommend ‘Haydens’ for proper coffee and delicious fresh lunches. ‘Webbe’s Fish Café’ an absolute must for fish lovers – must book though, and ‘The Lemongrass’ Thai restaurant was also superb. ‘SI’ (Simply Italian) very slick service and good food, we found the ‘Ship’ a little wannabe trendy beach café-ish, overpriced and not that great. Fish platter at Ypres Castle Inn was fabulous as was the fresh fish – crab, prawns, crayfish tails etc from the fresh fish retailer on the quay, behind the playground.
Rye was delightful, unspoilt with lots to see and do, some lovely walks to Camber Castle, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea where Spike Milligan is buried.
Apartment is v. comfortable and has everything you need, We will definitely be back!
PS. The bubbly a very nice touch after a long drive here! (J) As was the milk and tea tray! ? Thank you.
Rob & Katie Bath 16-23 July 2011
In Rye for 12 days. Snow and ice delayed arrival & a challenge to get into apt due to Jackie being in plaster on 1 leg – ice didn’t help!!
Apt fab, clean warm & inviting.
Thanks v. much for the wine. Our favourite pub Queens Head Icklesham. Bay Tree Gifts for unusual gifts. No supermarket in Rye open on Sundays but Tesco at Ashford/Kingsnorth 25 mins. Wildlife walks out to the Harbour mouth recommended for birdwatchers.
So much to see & do in and around Rye even tho’ we lived here for 11 years still find nooks & crannies.
Home from home for Christmas!!
John & Jackie Warner (ex-Rye) 20/12/10
Our tenth visit to the Boathouse and still the most relaxing holiday.
Se easy to get to but so far from the cares of everyday life. We have the sea, the countryside, a superb beach at Camber and the historic town of Rye – and a welcome bottle of “bubbly”.
Why bother with the hassle of airports, passports, strikes, transport problems and costs of long-distance travel?
John & Carole Owen 4-10 July 2011
Ducks nesting on opposite bank while I enjoyed breakfast on the balcony.
A yacht sailed (apparently) along the field on the left! Comfort, peace and warmth within us! Shall leave here refreshed and ready to face the world once more. Do visit Jempsons of Peasmarsh – the Harrods food store of the South East!,
Gill, 9th – 11th/4/9
One night definitely not enough! We loved Rye and will have to come again for a longer stay. The flat is perfectly situated; extremely comfortable and well looked after.
The nightlife is good, if a little too good!
Saturday night we had a delicious fresh plaice in a pub around from the Mermaid, think it was The Borough Arms. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.,
Katherine & JP, 30-31st May
I’m here for one full month – lucky me!! So far, having a great time, lovely to see Rye & old friends again. The apartment is clean & the water pressure for shower is amazing – it’s normally awful in rentals.
Anne is a wonderful housekeeper leaves everything wonderful.
Hamdens in Rye great for breakfast & lunch. Fish Café good but a bit expensive. Had a good curry from The Spice Place on main st and good pub grub at the Royal Oak & other locals.
Plan on returning every year. Thanks so much for making my stay so comfortable. I’ll be leaving on Sat and I’m sad to go. Sitting here sipping tea & watching the boats sail by I’m reminded we are all like ships in the wind. Who knows what next year will bring. Anyway, come what may if all is well, I hope to return to No 1 Boathouse next year.
Thanks again and thank you Anne for all your hard work.
Georgia Thompson July 09,
Our ‘Eleventh Hour’ booking was certainly inspired!
Fabulous weather everyday. Rye is a delight. Tenterden is also lovely particularly if you like to browse antiques. Comfortable apartment. Altogether a wonderful week.
Chris & Heather Hetherington Nottingham 4.8.07 - 11.8.07
As bird-watchers we found Rye Harbour & Dungeness Nature Reserves very interesting. Seeing the kingfisher on posts outside the flat was a bonus (every day!)
Yvonne & Pete Allen Rowhedge nr Colchester 6-13 OCT. 2007
Our first visit to Rye – we came down for a friend’s wedding – and what a lovely time we’ve had! Days filled with Art, Culture and Gardens, the South East offers such a lot. Hastings Old Town was a revelation with its Net Sheds, gift