With Grace

If you prefer to meander through the vast and quirky antique shops or thumb through old first editions then of course you have probably already been to Rye in the past.

Perhaps a visit to one of our many National Trust properties such as Bodiam Castle, Batemans, Scotney castle, or English Heritage sites such as  Camber Castle, Battle Abbey, Hastings Castle could interest you or a visit to Finchcocks, or the home of Henry James or EF Benson at Lamb house.

Maybe  Country gardens could offer you the opportunity to relax and draw inspiration, within the Rye Bay area we have many outstanding “Gardens” including Great Dixter, Merriments, Pashley Manor,  Hole Park or Kings John Garden and of course Sissinghurst

Open Access
All properties we list have an access statement and many offer facilities for the impaired ranging from Wheelchairs provided to induction loops and assistance for the visually impaired. We suggest you speak with either the venue or your accommodation provider prior to making any reservations.

Day trips
Canterbury is under 60 minutes away and Tunbridge Wells even closer; Dover and the Channel tunnel is also under an hour away.  Paris is under two hours away using the Ashford International rail link or even flying from Lydd International Airport into Le touqet.

Taxis
We have a good selection of taxis with low opening wide doors and with wheelchair access if needed.


  • CYCLE & WHEELCHAIR HIRE Rye Hire are genuinely nice and helpful local people, located just off Cinque Ports street. http://www.ryehire.co.uk/Cycle-and-Wheelchair-Hire.html Summary as of July 2015 We hire out road and mountain cycles, with a new fleet every year. We also hire tandems and child seats. We have cycle helmets if required, both for hire and for sale. The surrounding area is criss-crossed ...
  • Byzantium Jewellery Byzantium Jewellery, established 30 years and now in the beautiful ancient town of Rye We have a vast range of jewellery, only a fraction of which is on sale online.  We could not possibly put everything online at these prices and it’s all unique Don’t shop online come to a real shop in the heart of Rye Aside from ...
  • Laura Oakes Rye Laura Oakes Rye – British-born artist, photographer and pattern designer, Laura Oakes, is widely recognised for her unique style of “digital decoupage” which features layers of vintage and hand-drawn imagery, with her own photography. Each work of art, whether it’s a Perspex wall-mounted image, a beautifully printed cushion or a giant-sized drum lampshade, is the result ...
  • DJ fossils and minerals Looking for an unusual present to say thank you? http://djfossilsandminerals.com/ are located in Rye High street and have some of the most beautiful Fossils on display and a lot more out of sight. DJ Fossils and Minerals is a family run business we have been selling fossils and crystals for around 22 years now we have run a ...
  • Lime Wharf Cafe Lime Wharf Cafe  is located close to Bodiam Boating station and Kent and east Sussex railway
  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Only 15 minutes short drive from Rye and still within the Rye Bay area this is a must see for kids and especially big kids. TimeTable and Fares http://www.rhdr.org.uk/fares.html For the past 88 years the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has been an integral part of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Known as “Kent’s Mainline in Miniature”, our World Famous one-third full ...
  • Forget me not Forget Me Not Rye offers an unusual selection of contemporary and traditional home-ware including luxury quilts, cushions candles & holders, china and prints. Our English soaps and fragrances, baby wear, seasonal products and cards make ideal gifts, wedding presents – or a treat for yourself when you visit the picturesque town of Rye in Sussex. We currently ...
  • Rye Art Gallery Rye Art Gallery located on Rye High street is home to an inspiring display of regularly changing contemporary art and craft, a fine Permanent Collection of national and regional importance and a programme of supporting events and community activities. Step through our door in the High Street and you will be on a journey of discovery.  From ...
  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is one of the most important conservation sites on the Sussex coast. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area for birds, a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive and a candidate Ramsar site that takes account of its importance as a wetland ...
  • Sedlescombe Vineyards Head  down to rural East Sussex, for your chance to meet one of the UK’s true eco-pioneers. Sedlescombe Vineyard likes being first. Not only the first organic vineyard in 1979,  but as of late 2010, Sedlescombe is home to England’s first biodynamic vineyard. Roy  and Irma Cook now run 23 acres in several plots including the ...
  • HushHeath Vineyards Balfour-Brut-RoseVision The vision was English Pink Sparkling Wine to rival the finest from Champagne and the rest of the world. The story begins here in deepest Kent, the Garden of England. It leads through the perfectly manicured Hush Heath vineyards, orchards and woodland, a new state of the art winery, great people, world class awards and recognition. The ...
  • Clive Sawyer Photography Clive Sawyer is fortunately based in Rye in the High st and has enjoyed a long and industrious career working on commissions in over 55 countries. His unique style and wealth of experience capturing images on location for the travel and other related industries made Clive the natural choice as the preferred photographer for the Visitor Guides and ...
  • Rye Spice Company Rye Spice Company are located on the thriving Rye Industrial Estate and have been providing an extensive range of dried Herbs, Spices, Fruit, Nuts and other culinary ingredients since 1995. Our main business is supplying into the Food Trade but we opened our online shop due to high demand from the public, simple look through the site ...
  • Station Antiques Appledore near Rye It’s a large place with lots to see, we tried to get a feel for what would be found and went alog to see it, HUGE! comes close it’s well worth the short picturesque 10 minute drive drive from Rye You really will be pleased you came to explore Station Antiques, we have so much to see ...
  • Rye Museum Rye Castle Museum has two sites:  the Ypres Tower (in the area known as the Gun Garden) and the East Street Museum, which holds most of our Local History exhibits. The Ypres Tower is open throughout the year, 7 days a week except Christmas and Boxing Day.   Opening hours in summer are from 10.30am to 5.00pm and ...
  • Simon the Pieman Simon the Pieman for many years the love and passion of one man. Simon the Pieman started as a family business and remains many years later as such. Each morning the ovens start whilst most people sleep, fresh ingredients from private recipes are used to create the delights for friends who live in Rye and frequent ...
  • Romney Marsh Romney Marsh The Fifth Continent is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep. What to See on Romney Marsh There is much to see and do on the Marsh, from its fine sandy beaches, world’s smallest public railway, mediaeval churches, nature and bird reserves, unspoilt countryside and ...
  • Peter Farrow Jewellery With more than thirty years experience of designing & hand making amazing precious jewellery, Peter has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the jewellery trade. Using skills developed over three decades, Peter creates unique pieces of jewellery, individually designed with both modern and traditional influences.  Peter Farrow Jewellery is now one of the finest jewellers in ...
  • The Globe Inn The Globe Inn is really one of the traditional places to eat in Rye, it’s a modern country inn located in the heart of Rye with a very strong sense of identity. The Globe Inn instantly has you looking around to see what else is happening. The decor is a treat in itself and if ...
  • Beauty Lounge Rye Beauty Lounge Rye is upstairs in a lovely bright lounge setting. You will always find a warm welcome and plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourselves.  With many years of experience Sam and Lisa offer a wide range of Beauty including extensive hair and nail treatments. We are fully qualified and insured. Relaxed, friendly environment to get pampered ...
  • Bodiam Boating Station More than just a fun day out with the family … Bodiam Boating Station is a family run business situated on the River Rother in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking the garden of England and 1066 country! Enjoy a ride aboard our ferry, the Dannie Lee, along the River Rother to the National Trust’s Bodiam ...
  • Bodiam Castle Plan to see this in association with Kent and East Sussex Light Railway and Bodiam Boating station, it makes for a really enjoyable day out. Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior – a glimpse of medieval splendour Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam ...
  • Glass Etc Rye Glass Etc. is one of Britain’s largest shops selling antique and 20th century glass. Run by Helen & Andy McConnell, the principal shop, housed within a former Salvation Army chapel, measures 100 square metres, with an adjacent exhibition gallery of about 25 square metres. Our stock is vast, though not all on view. Drawing on ...
  • Niche Womens Fashion London quality fashionable womens clothing at rural prices; we do not have the overheads but do enjoy good relations with some of the leading names in womens fashion. Come and see why Rye has such a reputation for good quality womens clothing http://niche-online.co.uk/ 54 Cinque Ports Street Rye East Sussex TN31 7AN
  • Fletchers Tea Rooms Fletchers are known for traditional afternoon teas serving freshly baked home made scones, cakes and pastries, made daily on our premises with the finest ingredients. A  licensed restaurant so you can enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch or Sunday roast in this tudor beamed restaurant which was once home to Jacobean Playwright, John Fletcher. Upstairs ...
  • Kino Cinema & Cafe-bar What’s playing now Kino Rye is a brand new, state-of-the-art 2-screen cinema, café-bar and function venue at the top of Lion Street in the medieval heart of Rye. Kino is open every day from 9.00am with film screenings from around 10.00am. The creation of Kino Rye involved a complete renovation of the Victorian buildings, the addition of ...
  • Chapel Down Vineyard England remains one of the most tolerant, caring, enterprising, ingenious, creative, stylish, energizing and occasionally eccentric places on Earth. If those values are important to you, then you’re English – whether you were born here or not. They are not just English values. They are Chapel Down’s values. We have something very special at Chapel Down. ...
  • New To You New to you, is a lovely family run shop by long term Rye resident Ruth who knows a bargain when she sees it, as a result of her eclectic style you will not be surprised to find the shop (next to the zebra crossing) bustling, like so many of the shops in Rye dealing with ...
  • The Golden Fleece Rye Established in 1973 we are Barbour, Harris Tweed and Jack Murphy stockists and specialists in British lifestyle and country wear. Our online shop features the latest seasonal styles and garments which are of the highest quality.  We also stock a large range of sheepskin rugs, hats, gloves and mittens, all available in store.         Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 9:30am ...
  • Stoats Self catering Holiday Home Rye Stoats Self catering Holiday Home Rye Situated in a quiet unadopted lane close to Winchelsea Beach. Stoats is a modernised semi-detached family, pet and mobility-friendly bungalow. Comprising of 4 bedrooms with space for 8/9 visitors it provides a peaceful comfortable location for a relaxing family holiday. Extensive gardens are enclosed to the rear of the property and contain ...
  • Tuscan Kitchen Lion Street Rye Tuscan Kitchen in Lion Street Rye is a family run rustic Tuscan Trattoria set in an old world English oak building serving delicious home made food and award winning wines. Tuscan Kitchen is dedicated to deeply rooted country traditions and the forgotten rhythm of life.  A must for lovers of great food and wine. The Tuscan is ...
  • Great Dixter Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. It was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and ...
  • McCully and Crane Rye Located in Cinque Ports Street this is far more than simply an Antiques shop and the services they offer with regard to design are highly sought after with an impressive client list. You will find nothing like it in Rye or even locally, they have an eye for the unusual and with their contacts have a ...
  • Chapel Down Brewery Chapel Down Brewery is a short drive from Rye and Tenterden close of Ellen Terrys former home. Call us on 01580 763033 http://chapeldown.com 
  • Rye Auction Galleries Company Director & Auctioneer Kevin Wall is the main Director of Rye Auctions and is the Auctioneer who conducts the sales at Rye Auctions. Always pleased to hear from anyone wanting to put items into auction you can contact the team using the email address below. E-mail: info@ryeauctiongalleriesltd.com Viewing day before the sale between 9.00am – 4.30pm To ...
  • Concepts of Rye The Ranges of Furniture offered cover Dining, Living and Bedrooms and major on Oak (Natural Oiled and Lacquered), Glass, Leather (Chairs and Sofas) plus the recently introduced Neptune range of Oak / Painted furniture. We pride ourselves on our product selection, taking time to choose Quality Products, with Realistic Pricing. Availability – Most items can be available within a matter of ...
  • Rye History Walks Rye History Walks offer a fascinating guided walk around the Citadel. We all love to come and visit Rye in Sussex and yet a few snippets of additional detail will make this magical medieval Cinque ports town come to life. Mike Carver has taught history for 20 years and and has led an organised historical tours and ...
  • Carr-Taylor Vineyard If you’re looking into English wines, you are probably aware that the industry’s reputation is going from strength to strength. (It’s amazing how many people still don’t know we make wine in the UK!) Whether your motivation is keeping your carbon footprint low, supporting local producers, or simply that you’re interested in sourcing exciting new, ...
  • Who’s Listening – audio stories The Marshlink line cuts through an area steeped in history, providing a wealth of material for both emerging and established writers. Inspired by lives and legends from the past, two rap stories, The Smugglers’ Tale and The Case of Alice Martin, were written and recorded by nine young people as part of a three-day workshop ...
  • Gusbourne Estate Gusbourne Estate have a deep respect for nature, an uncompromising quest for quality and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything we do – from the way we grow our grapes to the way we age our wines. Andrew Weeber’s vision of creating the finest wines in the world is supported by precision ...
  • Avocet Tea room and gallery Avocet Tea room and gallery is near the nature reserve, directly opposite the shop in Rye Harbour. From Rye take the first left on the A259 towards Hastings marked Nature Reserve. Keep going to the end of the road and that’s where we are, opposite the shop. Just carry on a little, turn right and park in the ...
  • Plaristo Craft Gallery Rye Our Bio-burners,  have been such a success that we are expanding our range. We are now supplying a selection of models, beautifully constructed in Britain in marble and stainless steel. They include elegant table top burners, free-standing units and complete fireplaces which can be custom built to fit against any wall – no chimney required! Come in ...
  • Cafe des fleurs Rye Flowers Cafe des fleurs Rye Flowers are Located next to the railway station this popular florist offers a great selection of flowers for all occasions. Serving beautiful fresh flowers throughout East Sussex and west Kent where we strive to provide a wide variety of quality, freshly cut flowers for every occasion, creating stunning arrangements that appeal to ...