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A design-led haven, strikingly nestled in the heart of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and a mere stone's throw from a scenic, family-and-dog-friendly beach.

Secluded along a private road in the middle of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Alpha promises to melt your cares away, as if by magic.

The perfect location for wildlife-loving groups of family and friends (everyone is welcome, including four-legged friends!), you're also moments away from an enchanting pebbled beach that transforms into an enormous, big sky playground when the tide is out. A more idyllic spot for family kite flying, or letting the dog run wild, is hard to imagine.

A newly constructed, design-led retreat that sleeps up to seven guests, there is plenty of sociable, light-filled, and tastefully decorated space for everybody to relax in.

You'll enter via the glass-fronted, plant-filled storm porch; itself a wondrous setting from which to gaze out over the expanses of green countryside, farmland, and neighbouring wildlife, whilst clutching a fresh mug of morning coffee.

Flooded with daylight from huge windows, and equipped with toasty underfloor heating, the living, dining and kitchen area is a delight to spend time in, catching up with your loved ones amongst clean-lined, Scandi-style surroundings. You'll be able to chat away with the person nominated to do the cooking, as you relax with a well-deserved glass of wine!

After dinner, the ‘snug' area, furnished with squishy seating and a wood burning stove, is the ideal place to unwind over more laughter-fuelled conversation.

When you're ready to turn in, simply take the stairs to discover a spacious double room with comfy chairs, sea views, and a generous selection of books... there are also  some ‘World of Interiors' magazines for you to thumb your way through, just in case you're feeling inspired!  

There's a huge second bedroom that features four generously spaced single beds and screen dividers for extra privacy. Oh, and there's a comfy sofa bed in the living area to accommodate an extra guest.

(Though the house is flooded with light, there's plenty of thoughtful attention to detail - including handmade blackout blinds - to ensure you can enjoy a restful night's sleep!)

On sunny mornings, why not begin your day by relaxing out on the deck, before heading out to explore the charms of the area?  There's a mouth-watering deli just a stroll away... ideal for stocking up on locally produced goodies.

Then, take a windswept, big sky walk along the pebble beach, or if you prefer more sand, simply jump in the car to nearby Camber Sands, instead! If you've brought your bikes, a 20-minute ride through the nature reserve will lead you straight into the bustling town of Rye.

(See what we mean about melting those cares away?)

Things to note

Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am. Smoking is permitted.
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The basics

The basics

Region: Rye, East Sussex
Cost (from): £409 per night
Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1584

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Design-led timber retreat, sleeps 7 guests.  Entrance via furnished storm porch.  Living, dining and well-equipped kitchen area with fan oven, utensils, cutlery, crockery, and accessories.  Underfloor heating.  Snug area with seating, sofa bed, and log burning stove.  Downstairs shower room.  Stairs to double bedroom with sea views, seating, selection of books and magazines.  Screen-divided bedroom with 4 single beds.  Bathroom with bath, WC with stocked bookshelves.  Outside: shed, furnished decking area, parking.

Local Activities

Nature reserve, beaches, wildlife spotting, birdwatching, walking, cycling, historic sites, shops, delis, coastal towns.

At a glance

At a glance

  • A design-led, dog-friendly retreat for up to seven guests, secluded along a private road in the heart of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Perfect for bird and wildlife spotters!
  • There are two bedrooms; one double with sea views, and one screen-divided room with four single beds. The living room sofa bed can accommodate an extra guest.
  • There is plenty of light-filled space to relax in, including a generous living and dining area with a well-equipped kitchen, an outdoor deck area, and a storm porch that's ideal for gazing out at the expansive rural views.
  • There is a dog-friendly pebble beach just a short walk from the house. Camber Sands and Rye are within easy driving/cycling distance, and there is a supermarket and deli close by that are ideal for stocking up.

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