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“Fantastic house and location”
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A modern day fisherman's cottage
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32 reviews
A modern day fisherman's cottage
The cosy living room
Open plan dining area adjacent to kitchen.
Catch of the Day!
The well equipped kitchen.
Nautical style staircases
Master bedroom with king size bed.
Through the looking glass.........
Perfect for a cosy weekend
Top floor twin bedroom
Rule Britannia!
Top floor rear bedroom with river/sea views
Bathroom with marble-topped twin sinks, spacious bath and overhead shower.
100ft rear enclosed garden backing on to the nature reserve
Seakale has a parking area for up to 2 cars
Dog friendly beaches
An atmospheric walk to Camber Castle
The glorious dunes at Camber Sands
Dungeness……..a photographer's dream
Nearby Hastings Country Park with stunning views!
Beach kiting at Camber
Unwind by the fire after a bracing beach walk
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Rye, East Sussex, England

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ChrisRudg...
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic house and location”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Seakale is just as their website described. Its a little bit of luxury in Rye Harbour. After a long day walking and exploring a hot bath in the over sized enamel bath was a godsend together with supplied luxury beds and linen.
Just about everything you could need is supplied in the kitchen, even a nespresso coffee machine with coffee.
Decor throughout has been put together to a really high standard and overall is a thoroughly lovely place to stay

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Liked best: The 'home from home' experience
Liked least: the bumpy road to access the property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your positive review. It was lovely to hear that you had enjoyed your week exploring and re-visiting the local area. You also had the added bonus of superb late summer weather! It's my favourite time of year there with so many varied walks. I hope to welcome you back one day. With best wishes, Jane
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Marilyn J
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I booked Seakale for a weekend with 3 other friends and we had a fabulous stay. The property is fantastic, well equipped and very comfortable. Jane was so lovely at sending plenty of information before our arrival and always so pleasant. There were some lovely touches on arrival, fresh milk in the fridge and delicious cake and treats waiting for us. We were incredibly lucky with the weather which made our stay even better. Rye is absolutely stunning and we enjoyed a lovely dinner in Webb Fish cafe. We also walked from Rye to Hastings which is a good 12-mile walk and is absolutely stunning. The property is in Rye Harbour which is 2 miles from Rye. It was even better for us as we went down mainly to go walking and the property location is perfect for that. We are definitely going back.

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Liked best: The property was just beautiful
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Thank you for such a positive review. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your walking weekend. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. I loved hearing about your walk to Hastings. The Hastings Country Park has the most amazing sea views. This is a walk we are planning to do this summer and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope to welcome you all back one day. With best wishes, Jane
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520prince...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very comfortable cottage with a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Took my mother, daughter and 9 month old twins so a real age mix and consequently I wanted a cottage we would be happy to spend more time in than usual. Seakale didn't let us down - lovely decor, comfortable seating, luxery beds and very well stocked kitchen. There was nothing we looked for that we couldn't find. Also had added bonus of a sunny garden, parking and plenty of room for all the baby paraphanalia!.

My only reservation for the elderly and mobile young would be the rather steep, uncarpeted stairs but other than that we couldn't fault anything.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. How wonderful to have organised 4 generations under the same roof! I am very pleased that you found Seakale a comfortable place to stay.

I agree with your reservation that Seakale might not be suitable for both the elderly and mobile young. In fact, I have had a number of enquiries from guests who have been thinking of bringing along elderly relatives and this is something I have always pointed out. There is also a photo of one of the staircases in the photo gallery, so that potential guests can see what it's like. I have now also added a section on this in the property description, in the hope that guests who don't enquire beforehand, or see the photo gallery, can read this to help them decide whether the property is suitable for their needs.

With thanks and best wishes, Jane
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oscarposh
Steeple Ashton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Exceptional decor and thoughtful extras made this a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The moment you walk through the door, Seakale promises a holiday home experience not often matched in other accommodation. It delivers on every level.

An exceptional standard of decor, pleasing on the eye and plenty of interesting artefacts to drool over. Certainly very inspirational for me, as interiors are my passion.

The area is close to Rye town, very picturesque with interesting shops and it is worth a look around the side streets. Stop off at The Mermaid, a very old hotel which serves good food in an amazing atmosphere.

We are National Trust members and visited 6 properties/gardens all within 40 minutes of Seakale. Bodium Castle and Smalll Hythe were our favourites. We also went to France for the day as the Euro Tunnel is only 40 minutes away.

Hastings proved to be a fascinating place for vintage finds (the Old Town) with eclectic shops - do seek out Butlers and The Home Store.

We ate at the Ship, George in Rye and The Mermaid, all superb.

I would recommend Seakale to anyone - we would love to return. The quirky area in which it is situated is scattered with all sorts of different houses and reminiscent of Barbados in its laid back, unstructured personality. Not suburban in any way, but this adds to its charm and it is so quiet, a good sleep is guaranteed.

The owner is most helpful and really does care that guests enjoy their stay.

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Liked best: Fabulous decor
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Mar 2014
Thank you so much for such a very kind and positive review. I have really enjoyed conversing with you during your stay and I am really so pleased that you had such an enjoyable and action-packed week. I am particularly impressed that you went over to France! I hope to be in contact with you again one day and have the chance to stay in one of your properties too! With best wishes, Jane
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AlanmBrig...
Brighton
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in wonderful location”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We spent a couple of nights at Seakale, having looked for dog-friendly accommodation in the Rye area. As it happens, dog-friendly is an understatement - the owner even left a bag of fresh dog treats for us to find on arrival.

The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and very well equipped, with everything you might need for your stay. It also has a wood-burning stove which is great for chilly evenings. The cottage is very comfortable and immediately feels like home. There is a nice little garden as well, perfect for al fresco meals.

Seakale is in Rye Harbour, which is less touristy than Rye town, but it has a lot to offer for nature lovers - the Rye Harbour nature reserve is right on your doorstep, accessible within a couple of minutes walk from the front door.

There are also some useful local amenities, like a general grocery store, a tea room and gallery and a couple of pubs, within a 5-10 minute walk from Seakale. And Rye town is only a 5 minute drive away for anything else you might need.

In summary, Seakale is a perfect retreat for a quiet break - we hope to head there again sometime soon, and can highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The cottage itself and the location
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Mar 2014
Thank you for your very kind review. Seakale is especially dog-friendly as we have two dogs of our own and feel they definitely deserve to be treated as one of the humans! I'm glad that you enjoyed the area. It's certainly a bonus having the nature reserve on our doorstep, which makes for some very easy dog walks! I hope to welcome you back one day. With best wishes, Jane
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