If you are looking to just veg out and take it easy – the beach is an easy walk from all the houses, you can while away many hours staring at the sea with a good book! Or wander the ancient cobbled streets of Rye and enjoy all the antiques and independent shops, and lunch at The George.
If pampering is what it is required – Rye has some great treatments – Fantastic facials by Sharon at The Rye Sanctuary and more pampering at the Aveda Rye Retreat. Or if you can’t even move, try the travelling masseur, Sophie Kingsley, who will come to any of the houses.
If its raining and you need to entertain the kids (or yourselves) an independent state of the art digital cinema has arrived in Rye, two screens showing current and arthouse films Kino Cinema also offering fabulous food in their courtyard. Two for the price of one on any film on a Tuesday!
The indoor swimming pool in Rye on rainy days is popular with children (coffee not so good there!)
MOOCHING AROUND RYE!
For fashionistas, try Niche with Peter Farrow Jewellery, Cordelia James or the ‘vintage’ second hand shop, Monroe – Celebrity Lost Laundry! Channons for all things country. Gorgeous interior, homewares and perfect presents are to be found at The Shop Next Door. Antique shops abound, but a must see is McCully and Crane, for stylish quirky objects. Our favourite Glass Etc, owned by Antiques Roadshow, Andy McConnell glass specialist – offering tea for any customer! For a nostalgic trip go to Country Ways, an emporioum of vintage cookware down by the Fishing huts. Recently opened in Rye is Merchant and Mills – a stunning look into proper sewing – stocking Liberty’s and other famous haunts, this is the place to buy patterns, haberdashery items and fabric – all ultra stylish for the budding seamstress!
All polished off with a visit to one of our many cafes or tearooms, try one of our favourites Ediths, The Fig, Haydens, Fletchers, Cafe de Fleurs for amazing blooms and cake at the station. There are also lots of pubs and restaurants – see the Foodie Heaven page!