Vacation Rental Description
Formerly the billet for the Officer of the Dragoons stationed there it has a secret coastal garden and decking area with outdoor dinning. Comfortably the biggest house in the village it sleeps 8 in unashamed luxury and is probably the nicest holiday home for many miles around. Oak floors, open fire in the drawing room, separate TV and dining room with 4 generous double bedrooms upstairs, family bathroom and master ensuite. We genuinely couldn’t make it any more comfortable if we tried.
Located at the head of the original Coastguards Square the river frontage, boat slip way and (best) village pub are 1 minutes walk, with the village shop conveniently lying just around the corner. The entrance to the nature reserve that surrounds us and the path to the beach are only 2 minutes by foot. From here there lies many many miles of paths and beach to explore, either by foot or by bike.
The look and feel of The Officers House is relaxed luxury that’s as practical as it is comfortable. Every room has been carefully designed to make the most of the space whilst not destroying the aesthetics of the Georgian layout. With a central corridor acting as a spine that runs from the front lobby to the breakfast room, each room is beautifully decorated in muted Farrow and Ball colours that don’t detract the eye. Under foot you’ll find oak boards throughout the ground floor (heated in the kitchen) only broken by a classic coir rug in the drawing room in front of the marble surrounded open fire.
The walls are hung with original art that sits alongside period photographs of the village, giving you a sense of the history of this remarkable area.
TV room Flat screen LCD wall mounted TV, with Freeview. Surround sound and wall mounted speakers. DVD player and small DVD library. Large corner sofa with feather cushions. Driftwood coffee table. Period shutters.
Dining room Leading off from the kitchen. Long zinc topped table, seating 8 comfortably sitting below a Victorian brass chandelier, and recessed dimable spots. Concealed HiFi speakers.
Kitchen Custom made shaker style kitchen with black nero granite tops, Brittania brushed steel range hob/cooker with 5 gas rings and 2 electric ovens underneath. Built in dishwasher, full height larder and free standing tall fridge/freezer. Nespresso coffee machine. Double under counter sink. LCD wall mounted TV. Centre island/breakfast bar with solid oak top and four stools. Under floor heating. Back door leading to private rear garden.
Breakfast room Double doors leading to hallway, with custom built book cabinets built above and to the side. Huge selection of books. Writing desk in between two simple Georgian chairs.
Drawing Room Period marble surround open fireplace with cast iron grate (wood basket alongside and wood store outside back door). Custom built cabinets either side housing Hi-Fi (Amplifier and CD player with iPod connection), speakers and board games. Seating for 8 adults with antique side tables and lamps. Period double doors in bay leading to front garden. Period shutters.
Master Bedroom King sized bed, bedside tables and wall mounted bed lights. Antique chest of drawers.
Ensuite Shower Room Enormous shower cubicle with power shower. Double under counter basins with chrome mixers and Italian white marble tops. Large mirror and WC. Shelves of fluffy white towels and heated chrome towel rail. Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating.
Bedroom 2 King sized bed, bedside tables and wall mounted bed lights. Antique chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3 Two single beds, each with wall mounted bed lights. Antique chest of drawers.
Bedroom 4 One single bed, one bunk bed. Antique chest of drawers.
Family bathroom Large white steel bath with power shower. Ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating.
Front gravel drive with off street parking for 3 cars/boat with trailer.
- Cable Satellite
- Cleaning Service
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
SOME USEFUL LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED:
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
Discover our Wetland Wildlife
The Rye Heritage Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town
Rye Water Sports
Teaches windsurfing, sailing and kite boarding to all ages
Golf World Magazine ranks Rye Golf Club as 25th in the World
Rye Harbour Beach Reserve & Camber sands
Camber has 7 miles of Blue Flag award winning beach
RYE'S BEST TOURISM SITES
Discover Rye Harbour Reserve
All about rye
Tourism web site about Rye and events
Tourism web site on Rye (my favorite)
- Adventure Sports
- Horse Riding
- Theme park
- Water Skiing
- Water Sports
These are just some of the places to visit/things to do near us:
- Enormous beaches (sand or shingle)
- Learn how to wind surf and kite surf (in one of the surfing places in the UK, adults and kids)
- Fantastic cycling, with planned routes
- Day trips to France (tunnel entrance only 30 mins away)
- Farmers markets
- Amazing food shopping (meat and fish to die for)
- Eclectic mix of antique shops, perfect for every bargain hunter
- Culture (amazing literary festival every year, jazz and theatre)
- Fishing (fresh/sea/trout)
- Food & drink (Rye scallop festival and great local restaurants)
- Golf (Rye has one of the best link courses in the UK)
- Great NT houses & gardens
- Kids activities (karting/sailing lessons/fishing/cycling/wind/kite surfing, etc)
- Thriving local artist community (open studios)
- Horse riding on the beach and surrounding area
- Tennis (lawn club in Rye)
- The magic of Dungeness (area of outstanding natural beauty)
- Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 0 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Rye or Ashford at 0 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Rye at 0 kilometers distance