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"Quality one-bedroom riverside apartments on private quayside with mahogany decked sun balcony. Superb views of passing yachts and birdlife"

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The Boathouse
Rock Channel Quay
East Sussex
TN31 7DQ
Telephone - 07803 189031

Self Catering Accommodation - The Boathouse Rock Channel Quay  Rye East Sussex
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From £295 per week / Sleeps 2
Completed in 1992, these quality one bedroom split-level apartments have their own access and entrance via mahogany decked steps and sun balcony.

The purpose built apartments, located on a private quayside, 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.

Adjacent short term moorings can be organised (subject to availability). Allocated parking for one car is available at the rear.

Accommodation : Sleeps 2 Each apartment has gas-fired central heating, and all heating, lighting and linen costs are included in the weekly rates.

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 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, chest of drawers and wardrobe. A duvet is provided. Linen is included in the price, but towels are extra, on request at £2.50/person/week. A cupboard houses the central heating boiler with shelves for towels and linen.

Shared washing machine (between my 3 holiday apartments) and drying facilities are available in a separate utility room.

A garden table and chairs are provided for the balcony. The apartment is available for adults only. The proximity of the river makes it unsuitable for small children. Please note that the apartments are NO SMOKING and unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.

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 shops, bars restaurants and the De La Warre Pavilion at Bexhill was breathtaking! Rye has plenty of bars & restaurants for evening entertainment although suffers a little from ‘London Prices’. The flat has been a clean, comfortable & well-equipped base from which to explore the area. We hope to visit again. Annabel Roberts & Jim Galloway

02-08 – 08-08-08

What a find. We’d stayed in Rye before but decided to do the self-catering this time. A lovely house, great views and with the fine weather early in the week, breakfast on the verandah just put the icing on the cake. If you eat out (but with such a fine setting, why bother?) avoid the Kettle of Fish – rarely does a piece of cod taste like a cod-piece!

SI Italian is quite superb, so is the Rainbow Trout at Broad Oak. And for a short trip out, do not miss MERRIMENT GARDENS – the best kept gardens we have ever seen. Ann & Ron Meiners-Drummond, From Sunderland 12-19 July’08

We enjoyed our stay here very much. Rye is a fine little town, with typical English streets and shops. We liked the English custom to form queues/lines in shops, and even on the market. It is very polite and efficient and fair. We visited Sissinghurst gardens, Bodiam Castle, Penshurst Place & Gardens, Great Dixter (Northiam), Hastings, Canterbury by train and also enjoyed very much apartment with its rich scala of facilities. We are very satisfied about apartment, weather, surroundings and the kind people.

Hans & Hannie Hoogland Houten Holland 21-28 June 2008

Very comfortable, enjoyed ourselves Snow in Spring! Great for an Aussie couple Battle was something √ Heaps of photos of Buildings Food in Rye : SI Italian – No! Ship Inn - No! Copper Kettle – No! The Bell √ The Mermaid √ The Anchor √ & you must go to the Rye Deli – Great tucker. Great markets on Thursdays. Merci, cheers – enjoy. Howard & Jane Riach Sunshine Coast, Nambour, Queensland Australia 1-8.4.08

A lovely peaceful and very comfortable apartment. The raft race was so much fun, Simply Italian is an excellent place to enjoy a meal, food and service excellent, price very reasonable. Ship Inn, don’t bother, good pub is the Crown, we will be back for the raft race next year.

Jackie & Neil Cross 20/7/08

Excellent location, great time watching birds, including emus! Enjoyed our visit to Lamb House (we’re Tilling fans), Small Hythe Place and the Romney Marsh churches. For eating we strongly recommend the Globe Inn, just at the start of Military Road, 40’s décor/theme and superb gourmet food. We also liked the Flushing Inn – great crab sandwich lunch & old fashioned service. Royal Oak on the Peasmarsh Rd and the Royal Oak at Brookland are also excellent. Margaret & Roy Edgar 10-17 May ‘05

Nice apartment with lovely views. A Sussex girl & a man of Kent (or Kentish man?) and yet we’d never been here! Went to Bexhill for an exhibition at the De La Warre pavilion – lovely building & good exhibition followed by ‘promenading’ on beach! Good weather & great pub – The Mermaid – in Rye – great food as well – when they do it! Dungeness fantastic – wild & sparse. Rye Harbour reserve excellent …. And the best thing? …. Southerners ARE friendly!! Anne & Roy Palmer Bristol 6th – 10th June 08

We loved it here! A must : The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and beach, Winchelsea, (especially very early in the morning) and the walk to Camber castle! To drink: Try Ypres Inn To eat: Try the Fish Café for lovely sea food. Hope to be back soon. Tom Goos & Evi van de Heyer 26th July - 4th AUG 2008

Lovely apartment in relaxing setting. We made Rye our base to explore the Southeast of England. Day trips to Canterbury & Chartwell as well as visits to Battle & Dover. Scotney Castle was our hidden gem & well worth. Ellen Terry’s home, a nearby (Small Hythe Place) National Trust property was also fascinating. Dinner at the Woolpack Inn, just east of Rye, near Brookland, was atmospheric & very good. Thanks to all for the tips & advice. John & Leslie D’Elia Virginia, USA 31 Aug – 8 Sept 2008

We have had a short but enjoyable stay here. The town is very special and memorable. The Deli is well worth a visit – for a lunch with a difference. Eating out: The Union Pub good simple food, The Italian Simply basic. Dungeness is a special place & should be visited and a trip on the RH&D light railway won’t go amiss! Thank you for the warm welcome by the lady who looks after the properties. By the way we both think the emus have been upgraded to ostriches. Have a good holiday. Jenny & Bob Peterborough 21/9/08 – 23/9/08

We had a great time. Rye is a gem. Has wonderful meals at Fletcher’s House & the Mermaid. Winchelsea magical. Bluebells were beautiful. Accommodation comfortable and well-kept. Wikus & Mignon de Jager Bradford, West Yorkshire April 19-26 2008

No1 Boathouse – Congratulations on your 1st year. The location is excellent for enjoying all that Rye has to offer. We’ve tried a variety of pubs & restaurants throughout the week, all have been good. The Ostriches, baby seagull & river have added to the enjoyment of sitting on the balcony in the sunshine with a large G&T! Shop at Jempsons in Peasmarsh – good supermarket …. Cheap petrol too! (shut Sundays) Walk 5 mins along the footpath, right out of car park, to get to the steps leading to Ypres Pub and fresh fish shop on bridge. John Cawdron Antiques on Market Road ….. good selection, friendly & willing to haggle ….!! Brian & Angie Beckenham Kent 11th – 18th Oct’08

Rye is a very nice place to stay in – and all the surroundings are wonderful. We enjoyed the services of St Mary’s Church on top of the hill. We ate at one of the pubs in town – we drove around Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover and many other places. At this time of the year there are still flowers all over the gardens which is different in comparison to our home area. If you go from one village to the other you’ll see pure nature with sheep and trees and hedges and water groves. You’ll find ancient churches and houses which are built in a very nice style with brick walls and chimneys and more details that give them real character. As if time had stopped. We are delighted by all this and wouldn’t have expected it that wonderful! The time was too short so we’ll have to come back. Bernd & Britta Rothert Ludensheid Germany 25th Oct – 2nd Nov

Really great accommodation with good views, including the 2 resident seagulls. Weather really mixed with really strong winds & squally showers. (Yes, - That Week!) Good walks although wet with lots to see. Visit to Tenterden was good. Comfortable residence, a nice break. Shame about the weather! Alan & Jan Coakley Harpenden Herts 7 March – 14 March 2008

Lovely apartment, great weather – not as wet as Wales! Visited Small Hythe & Tenterden – ‘a must’ As well as Dungeness for the ‘quality’ houses. Good location close to town only with PARKING!!! Will recommend this to friends. Peter & Ann Johnson Pembrokeshire W.Wales 3-9 May ‘08

Lovely apartment and location. We have had a wonderful week’s holiday which commenced with a warm welcome from the housekeeper Anne. Hopefully we will be back for the third time next year. PS. Inkerman Arms, Rye Harbour Road for a good Sunday lunch. Beryl & John Tyler Sutton Coldfield 17-23 May 08

Also 2nd visit to Rye but first time to the Boathouse. Weather variable but nevertheless had a really relaxing time. Gulls, gulls & more gulls – but rather endearing. As ‘twitchers’ – a really disappointing, limited range of birds. Fleeting glimpses of one Kingfisher, Redshank, Oystercatchers galore, and the ‘rare’ sparrow (in London at least). DON’T FEED THE JUVENILE GULL!! HE IS RELENTLESS BUT NEEDS TO FEED HIMSELF Naturally!! The Boathouse is an excellent base from which to explore Sussex & Kent. Make sure you visit ALL the ancient streets of Rye – very easy to miss them. Some useful tips :

• If arriving Saturday – stock up on any provisions (milk, bread, etc) as Supermarket is CLOSED ALL DAY SUNDAY. The Co-op in Winchelsea Beach is open 7 days a week just down the road. • Sunday papers – can be found near Rye Station. Everyone heads for this – so follow the crowds! • Ypres Pub – the best food around but a little expensive. Well worth it. All day breakfast & super PANINI – useful for a snack or Sunday breakfast • 325 bus goes to the Harbour Andy & Lorraine London

As a young London couple used to noise and traffic Rye was a lovely change. NOT into bird-watching, but bought our bikes and went on some great rides to Camber Sands, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea (where Spike Milligan is buried!!) There’s an Odeon cinema in Hastings and we loved the George pub for food. The apartment’s great – modern and comfy – loved watching the boats go by and the feisty baby seagull made us laugh. My only complaint is the exceptionally bright lights in the lounge – a table lamp wouldn’t go amiss! Alix & Rob (London) 16-23rd Aug

Quiet location, convenient for travelling to various locations. Highlights – enjoyed Tenterden town then onto Kent & East Susses Railway to Bodiam Castle the audio tour of Rye – obtained from the tourist office – really good Best restaurant by far is ‘The Monastery’ 6 High Street 01797 223272 – Looks empty from the front but main area is behind Sunday shopping – try the garage opposite of river to Tourist Office – basics available. Martin + Rene Watts Lancs 23rd Aug – 30th Aug 08

Another enjoyable trip to Rye. Enjoyed our stay in the ‘Boathouse’ very much, clean & comfortable. Visited Battle Abbey & Yesterday’s World good for all ages & worth visiting. Beach Retreat Café at Winchelsea beach ideal for snack/lunches/dinners; varied menu & reasonably priced. Hope to be back before too long. Hired bikes, tiring but good fun. Jean & Bob London 8/9/08 to 12/9/08

Fantastic weekend in Rye. Apartment Wonderful, far better than it looks on Website. Couldn’t fault anything, Housekeeper so helpful, truly amazing weekend So peaceful and relaxing, really hope to come again. Jennie + Des Eastbourne Sx 26 Sept – 28 Sept 2008

An excellent apartment in a fine location; no complaints about anything, though it took us a while to figure out the central heating. A couple of days just mooching around in Rye, in beautiful bright cold sunshine. We kept returning to Haydens for lunch, a jewel of an institution, especially for anyone with a gluten intolerance – The Fish Café is also excellent, a bit more pricey but worth it and very helpful staff. The Standard was a pleasant pub, but our food, after nearly an hour and a half’s wait was disappointing. We also enjoyed the retro shop on Cinque Port Street and the Grammar School Record Shop, especially for folk and jazz. And Biddenden’s still, strong, Kentish cider is fine stuff! Ben & Lisa Brighton 27-29 Oct A truly wonderful 4 days in Rye, the accommodation was superb, even better than we expected, it was neat, very clean and tidy and also very homely. The housekeeper was very helpful. We had a lovely time in Rye and would like to return in the future. We will definitely recommend the apartment to our family and friends. Maureen & Malcolm Mackenzie Chatham 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2008 Had a lovely short break at the ‘Boathouse’ – we enjoyed lots of walks around the area. The walk from Romney Sands to Dungeness was a particular highlight with the short trip on the railway! Lou & Pat 18th – 22nd February 2008 Our 7th visit and as usual a very enjoyable visit, weather kind, visits to Tenterden, Hythe (via the little railway) Sissinghurst, Sandwich (there’s a lovely secret garden there), Hastings, and Rye on Thursday (market day) Rose & Mike Long Fareham, Hants 10th – 17th May’08 A most enjoyable holiday. A lovely area for cycling, flat over the marshes, hilly when travelling in land. Sandra & John Carpenter St Albans, Herts 17-24 May 2008 A very wet Bank Holiday! Did not spoil the pleasure of our first visit to Rye. Trips to Great Dixter, Winchelsea village (a real haven of quiet), Winchelsea & Camber Sands, Hastings and Bodiam Castle etc etc. Liked the Woolpack at Brookland. The apt is so comfortable, and evening walks. This side of the river, towards Rye Harbour relaxing and interesting. Thanks! P.S. Enjoyed the book selection – especially Owen Meany. Alan and Maggie Jarman, Oxford 26-31 May 2008 Great Flatlet! We’ve enjoyed our stay, visited great places! Eaten fantastically!, best gardens Great Dixter, delightful stay all round! Graham & Lois 31st May – 7th June Lovely lovely lovely surroundings & sunshine all week. Another super visit. Frank Fowler, Liz Rowland. South Ronaldsay Orkney 14-21 June’08 10th visit to the Boathouse! Blessed peace & quiet. John & Carole Owen Sittingbourne, Kent 24 JUNE 08 Another return to the Boathouse, our second this year. Despite the forecasts weather has been good and dry. Re-visited our favourite locations – Dungeness, Hastings, St Leonard’s & Rye Harbour. As photographers, always lots of interest. We like the wide open space down here. Eating out – Pilot Inn at Dungeness does great Fish & chips. Simply Italian good as always. Good bar lunches in William the Conqueror at Rye Harbour. No doubt we will be back again. Sheila & Alan Borthwick Perth, Scotland 6-13 Sept 08 First visit to flat but not to Rye. Will be back to flat, very good. Fantastic weather. Walks from Rye Harbour beautiful – beach great. Union Inn very good for food. Do go to Dungeness it is a very strange place – nowhere else like it. The Bell on The Mint is a very good pub. Seafood and Steak Bar on quay was not very good. The Walkers – Telscombe Cliffs 21/7 – 25/7 We are frequent visitors to Rye but found that our stay in this comfortable flat gave us a new perspective on Rye and its surroundings. A very relaxing and enjoyable week. Pat & Peter Jackson, Cheam 25/7 – 1/8 ‘08 A short break to explore the marshland churches (we already know Rye). They’re very special – particularly Fairfield, New Romney and Brookland, (where you get the added bonus of the most delicious Romney Marsh lamb at the Royal Oak – even better than Landgate Bistro (and that’s pretty good). Also recommend the Fish Café in Tower St & Simply Spice in the High St. Wednesday market disappointing – very little there. Won’t mention the weather – unspeakable! Birds seen from terrace, Cormorant, little egret, sandpiper & oyster catcher. Sue Fasquelle & Oliver Darlington, Lewes 08.08.08 to 13.08.08 Area of amazing contrasts – viz. Dungeness & Tenterden! Flushing Inn recommended for special meat – excellent food good service & Generous helpings. John Beever & Joan Barker Boston, Lincs 6/9/08 60 13/9/08 Nice welcome, enough good weather to enjoy the walking; Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Winchelsea & Iden. Interesting birds, long tailed tits, tawny owl. Woodpecker, egret (River Rother), and the ever present gulls. Paula Amy Bright Milton Keynes 11/1/08 to 18/1/08 Beautiful weather for walks. Rye is an enchanting town. The harbour walk is bracing – we enjoyed a wonderful break from our busy lives – time to breathe! Jack & Jill Walker Leigh Park Havant 16-20.2.08 Well-kept accommodation as usual. Bird-watching at Dungeness, Rye Harbour & Pett Level – eating out at Ship (on Strand) Landgate Bistro (cheaper menu Tues – Thurs) Simply Italian (wine voucher enclosed here) all excellent. Weather unseasonably mild. Andy & Lindy H. Enfield 20/2 – 23/2/08 Our fourth visit and we enjoyed it just as much. The weather went from snow to sunshine in a week and there were plenty of blue sky days. We love it here – the flat is super, so cosy and comfortable. I know we’ll come back. Thank you, Chris and lovely to meet you after all these years. Judith & Clive Morgan Buckfast, Devon April 5th – 12th

Our 4th visit, but first in May, Superb weather, 21-24º and sun every day. Lots of spring flowers & blossom. We always spend a lot of time at Dungeness, as well as Hastings Old Town – as photographers they are great places. Also Rye Harbour, Military Canal at Winchelsea, and Appledore & Fairfield Church.

Too hot to eat out much – Simply Italian good as always and the Pilot at Dungeness serves good food. Nice lunch at the pub in Rye Harbour – lots of outside seats. Not much birdlife – winter visitors now gone but river and gravel pits always fascinating. No doubt we will be back again, meanwhile back to cold wet and windy Scotland – after our terrible winter this week has been a tonic! Sheila & Alan Borthwick Perth Scotland May 3-10 2008

Rye must be one of England’s finest towns – packed with interest and well cared for. Recommend “Runcible Spoon” for good value lunches and “the White Vine” for cream teas. Splendid walk to Rye Harbour then along shore to Winchelsea Beach and back via Camber Castle.

Wonderful old churches in the area, particularly Rye, Brookland, Fairfield, and Old Romney. The apartment was a comfortable haven – 26 species of birds seen from the windows including barn owl, Shelducks and curlew. Still lots to see and do in the area – would love to return, Eric & Pauline Roberts, Cannock, Staffs 5th to 12th July ‘08

Have thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to Rye & the Boathouse. Visited some new (to us) areas in the locality. Discovered the Globe Inn in Military Road – the road to Appledore. Interesting décor, service and music – all reminiscent of the 1940s! Excellent menu, superb cooking and good value – we thought. Barry & Moira Carter Stirling. 6-13 Sep 2008

Good to be here again – weather not marvellous but we have visited some favourite places and long standing friends. Thanks for the welcome – hope to return. David & Margaret Shoreham-by Sea 31 Oct – 5 Nov ‘08

A pleasant quiet place for a short break. Good food & welcome at the White Vine in the High Street. A fine snug bar at the Mermaid Hotel. Fine walk to Camber Castle on to Winchelsea Beach, on to Winchelsea – wonderful town and good food at the New Inn, then back across the fields to Rye. Nice Italian meal at Simply Italian. Simply wonderful place! Sue & Paul Cook Bromley 13-17 Mar 08

We came – we saw – we rested! Enjoyed the bird-watching at Rye Harbour & Dungeness. Impressed with Bodiam Castle and its history. Recommend “Cobbles Tea Room” – Rye. Elizabeth & Phil Davis Swansea Valley 19th – 25th April

2nd time here. We love the peace & quiet of the Rock Channel. Watching Boats & Birds enjoyed Eastbourne & Battle. Dungeness RSPB site lovely & Rye Harbour wonderful still for food. White’s Fish & Steak Bar, the Pilot at Dungeness, Cobbles Tea Rooms. Pat & Tony Northrop 24/31 May 2008

1st time at Rock Channel, we loved the peace & quiet. The delicatessen in Rye High Street is excellent as are the many tea shops. Recommend Cobbles Tea Room “try the scones with jam & fresh cream”! We also had some lovely fish at the “Kettle of Fish”. Merriment garden centre is worth a visit (approx 17 miles). Apartment comfortable and very clean. Irene & Jeff S. Wales 9th June – 12th June.

Really enjoyed our stay – perfect situation. Spoilt for choice for food but the Monastery takes the Michelin Award. John & Kate Cutts, Chesterfield 2-9.8.08

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