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“Relaxing stay”
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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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Cheshire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Relaxing stay”
Reviewed June 15, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Very nice cottage in relaxing Rye Harbour. Ideal for dogs - we went for a walk to the beach each day and there was hardly anyone on the beach. All the pubs and cafes in Rye Harbour accepted dogs which was great.

The cottage was very clean, bed linen lovely and furnishings very nice. Jane had thought of everything - fresh milk and lovely cake for us on arrival.

Hot water on demand and lovely big bathroom.

The garden was great and a sun trap. By day two I felt relaxed as it was so quiet and peaceful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to complete such a positive review. I'm so glad you found your stay relaxing......so important these days with our busy lifestyles. Rye Harbour is certainly a 'get away from it all' place and the nature reserve so beautiful and tranquil. Thank you for your booking! Best wishes, Jane
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Mpj12surr...
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our third visit!! Excellent as always.”
Reviewed June 4, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This was our third visit and once again we have had an amazing time. The cottage is so lovely and comfortable. It has all essential commodities and is very clean. We love Rye and Rye Harbour is incredibly charming so the location of the property is perfect for us. There is a little pub just 5 minutes walk away where we like to go for a drink in the evening plus you can do some great walks from the property. We will certainly return again!!

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Management Response
Jun 5, 2018
Thank you so much! I feel incredibly lucky to have such lovely returning guests, especially for the 3rd time! The village is a true escape from a busy modern life and the pub is a real bonus! I hope to welcome you back in 21019! Best wishes, Jane
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tamsis1
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
Reviewed April 30, 2018 for a stay in April 2018

What a treat! Well maintained and comfortable. It had everything there that you would want on a weekend break. On arrival there was a cake which was a lovely touch. This delightful cottage is just a few minutes walk from the nature reserve and has a couple of pubs close by and some cafes for food, so no one had to cook. Definitely a place to return to and recommend to friends.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 7, 2018
Thank you so much for your review! I'm so pleased that your weekend went well and you were so lucky with the weather! I hope to welcome you all back again. Best wishes, Jane
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SJR118
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage - great location”
Reviewed January 2, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We had a lovely Christmas at Sea Kale, which is very well equipped and cosy cottage, a short walk from the nature reserve (but about 20 minutes walk to the beach). This area has a unique feel to it. We had a mix of weather, but even on the very 'bracing' days manage a walk to the bird hides to watch the inhabitants of the reserve going about their business. The cottage everything we needed to cook the Christmas dinner, and was big enough for a family gathering during the week. Everything lovely and clean and to a high standard. The only reason I have not given the cottage top marks was the fact that the unmade road to the cottage has major potholes along it. Not a problem for us, but it might be if you had a low slung fancy car! I think this should be mentioned in the overview of the cottage. Also no torch... I think you would need one if you fancied a walk to the pub in the evening, and I would also have like to see a portable radio (luckily I brought my own).

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Management Response
Jan 5, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review as I really appreciate and welcome any feedback. I'm glad to hear that all went well during your Christmas week. We are very lucky that the nature reserve is beautiful, whatever the weather or time of year. I'm sorry to hear about the lack of a torch. This is frustrating as there is usually a torch just inside the front door, so I will check that on my next visit. We also keep an LED light in a waterproof box directly under the key safe, so you would have been very welcome to have used that too. Many guests also use their mobile phone lights. I have previously considered adding a portable radio to the cottage but feel that there is a lack of available counter space to do so without compromising something else. There seems to be a growing trend to be able to stream radio programmes from either phones or laptops, so I think this is the best option for the cottage. One can also tune into radio stations on the Smart TV. There is a short section of unmade road leading to the cottage, which after a period of heavy rain, can get rather bumpy, due to the shingle being moved around. However, this is maintained throughout the year, so it varies quite a bit. I don't receive a lot of negative feedback on this as it is generally very manageable to drive along if one drives very slowly but unfortunately, and very frustratingly, it is an area that is outside of my control. I wish you all the best for the New Year. Best wishes, Jane
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Harringto...
Caterham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic service!”
Reviewed September 24, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed at Seakale Cottage with our two young sons and had a fantastic time. The location is great with the Harbour, nature reserve and beach all on the doorstep and Rye town a short drive away. The cottage is beautifully decorated and so relaxing and the host provides equipment like cots etc for young children to save bringing your own. The host went over and above for us, returning some belongings we had left behind in the post, so helpful! Fully recommend this cottage for a lovely family break in Sussex.

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Management Response
Oct 1, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review and it was really no trouble to return your belongings. I hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes, Jane
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paulw5826...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed September 22, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at Seakale for 4 nights and we enjoyed every minute of it. The cottage has everything you need. We found the location perfect too - only a 5 minute drive from Rye and only just around the corner from a lovely pub (William the Conquerer), a couple of wonderful cafes and also the nature reserve which provides access to the beach (albeit on foot).

Jane was the perfect hostess - keeping in contact from when we booked originally and proactively checking with us when she noticed the heating might need adjustment.

Thank you for a lovely few days. We hope to return one day and we thoroughly recommend Seakale!

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Management Response
Oct 6, 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review! You were also the perfect guest to converse with, especially in assisting me with the heating adjustment. Your help was very much appreciated. I hope to welcome you back one day. Best wishes, Jane
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

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