FARMHOUSE IN IDEN, NR RYE, EAST SUSSEX
Located on mixed organic farm with spectacular views over Romney Marsh
Sleeps 10-12 (4 Bedrooms + self-contained garden room)
The farmhouse has been recently renovated to a high standard and sits within an enclosed garden at the end of the farm lane. Rye is 2 miles away and it is a 15 minute walk to Iden with its pub and community owned village shop and post office. The main bedroom has an adjoining bathroom and between them is an area with a single bed as well as space for a cot. A second bedroom with 3 beds has a small en-suite bathroom. There are 2 double bedrooms on the 2nd floor with an adjoining shower room. The drawing room has 3 sofas and a wood burning stove and the kitchen opens up on to a spacious dining room with views over the marsh. The dining table can be extended to seat up to 12 people. The downstairs utility area has a WC. The self-contained Garden room has a shower room and a double bed. The accommodation comprises therefore 8 single beds and 2 double beds or if the top floor bedroom is made up as a double- 6 single and 3 double. This means one room shared with 3 singles and one person sleeping on the small single bed outside the main bathroom on the first floor. This particular bed is OK for a child or un-fussy grown up.
You can see a floor plan of the house and garden room HERE
Bedroom 1 with double bed on first floor with views over the marsh.
Bedroom 2 has 3 single beds and a small en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3 is on the 2nd floor and has 2 single beds
Bedroom 4 is also on the top floor – with marsh views- and can be made up either as a double or 2 singles (please advise)
Bedroom 5 is in the adjoining building in the garden and has a double sofa bed.
Bathroom 1 is next to main bedroom with bath, separate shower, basin and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2 is a small en suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 with bath, WC and heated towel rail
Bathroom 3 is located on the 2nd floor between the bedrooms and has a shower, WC basin and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 4 is in the garden room and has a shower and basin
There is a separate WC on the Ground floor of the house next to the utility area.
Kitchen: Four-ring ceramic hob, electric oven, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, radio.
Dining Room: Kitchen leads to adjoining dining room with extending table, 10 dining chairs although table can fit 12. There are 2 armchairs and a television. Double French doors open onto the garden.
Utility Area: Second fridge, butler’s sink, washing machine/dryer. A door leads to rear garden.
Garden Room: Located in front garden with views over the marsh. The room is designed to be self- contained and has a double sofa bed. Worktop/counter with sink and built in fridge. Kettle, plates and cutlery are kept in cupboard below. Shower room with WC, basin and heated towel rail. There is a small dining table with 4 chairs. The garden room has electric heaters that can be controlled easily. TV and radio ( as yet the Wi-Fi does not reach this room).
Living Room: 3 x 3 seater sofa plus other seating. TV (with freeview) and DVD player. Woodburner with a supply of logs.
Bed linen and bath towels are provided.
WiFi, Cot and high chair (if requested), Barbecue, Garden, garden furniture, central heating, logs for woodburner.
The front garden is sunny in the mornings. To the side is the Garden Room. The rear garden faces west and has the views over the Romney Marsh. There is a pond at the end of the garden which is fenced off. There is a small brick paved patio outside the dining room doors. The house is at the end of the farm lane just beyond the farm buildings. There is one other house on the opposite side of the lane. There is room for parking on the gravel drive alongside the house and more room for cars around the farm buildings if necessary.
DOGS: This is a working farm with sheep and cattle around the house in summer. However a well behaved dog is not a problem – if in doubt ask us.
TRAVEL: The station in Rye is short taxi journey away. There are good connections to London High speed services and European trains at Ashford International. If you have difficulty obtaining a taxi we can arrange to meet you or take you to the station. Cycle hire is available in Rye and bicycles can be delivered to the house for a small extra charge. If you are driving we can send you directions. It takes about an hour from the M25. We are less than an hour from the channel tunnel.
BOOKING INFORMATION: In high season we ask guests to arrive after 3pm on Friday and to leave by 10 am on Friday. At other times there is some flexibility – please ask us.
Short breaks and weekends are available at certain times of year. There is a minimum charge of £900 (for up to 4 or 3 nights depending on time of year)
Please read our booking conditions CLICK HERE (PDF FILE)
|April||£1,500 to £1,700 (Easter)|
|June||£1,500 to £1,850|
|October||£1,300 to £1,500|
|December||£1,300 to £2,300|
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HERE ARE SOME COMMENTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK
NOVEMBER 2013: “Lovely cottage, exceeded our expectation, wonderful view, lovely and cosy, really enjoyed our stay, could be an annual visit!”
AUGUST 2013: “We have had a wonderful family get together in this superbly appointed house, thoughtfully presented. Visited Bodiam, Camber, Rye, Sissinghurst Castle, Winchelsea Beach”
JANUARY 2013: “Such a shame this was only a weekend – thank you so much for a wonderful time. A perfect farmhouse in a really special setting. The kids have loved the animals and we have loved all the space and the details.”
FOOD SHOPPING: IDEN STORES is located in the centre of the village about a 15 minute walk away. This community owned shop stocks most of what you would expect from a general stores and post office including newspapers and freshly baked bread (from Rye bakery) .TEL: 01797 280201. Normal opening times are Monday- Friday 7.30am -1.00pm then 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 8.00am- 1.00pm then 2.00-4.00pm, Sunday 8.30am-12.00pm
FARMERS’ MARKETS: Rye Farmers market – Every Wednesday 10-12(winter) 10-1pm(summer)
Strand quay. Brede Farmers Market – Every Friday Brede Village Hall 10-12 Rolvenden Farmers Market – Every Thursday 10-12 Rolvenden Village Hall
RYE GENERAL MARKET
For many years there has been a general market on Thursday morning in the main car park near the Railway Station. This sells everything, clothes, toys and food. As it uses the main car park in Rye then it can be difficult to find anywhere to park on Thursday mornings.
RYE SUPERMARKET – JEMPSONS
This is a medium sized supermarket and is pretty standard except that it closes on Sundays throughout the year. Opening times 7am-10pm Monday – Saturday. Sunday CLOSED.
All the major supermarkets appear to be happy to deliver. There is a Tesco and Waitrose in Tenterden and Hawkhurst.
The Bell Inn is next to the shop in the centre of the village and serves food at lunchtime and in the evenings . TEL: 01797 280242
GARDEN – MOWING
During the summer it is occasionally necessary to mow the lawn. We will let you know in advance if this is necessary.
If you have more cars than can be fitted onto the track by the house please park up nearer the farm buildings – in summer more cars can park on the grass next to the house although it is a bit rough in places. In the winter the grass areas adjoining the garden fence near the house can become very boggy so please avoid parking or driving here.
DINING ROOM TABLE
The table can be contracted or extended – the additional leaf is stored in the table.
VISITING THE FARM
Depending on the time of year there could sheep and cattle in the barns and you are welcome to come and look around. You may see Jack the livestock manager and his dogs. Young people do need to be supervised as it can be dangerous and they should not be allowed to climb on the bales. You are welcome to walk across the farm on a number of public footpaths and there is a map of these in the house.
You will find a leaflet for this in the information folder with a guide to what can be recycled. The recycling and rubbish are collected on alternate Thursday mornings. If your stay includes a Wednesday night it would be helpful if you could put out either the black bin (for rubbish) or the green bin together with boxes for bottles on the recycling day. They should be placed at the corner of the garden hedge next to the farm lane.
More wood is available if you need it please ask. Or help yourselves from the woodshed – turn right before the oast house and continue to shed at end of the track.
The local surgery at the Rye Medical Centre at the top of the hill outside Rye can be contacted on 01797 223333
Cinque Ports Vets, main car park in Rye and their telephone number is 01797 222265
Davies and Seeley, 6 East Street, Rye 01797 222834,
There is a regular bus service that runs through Iden to Rye and other locations. The Bus stop to Rye is opposite the Bell Inn and there is a bus stop just up the road nearer the village hall to go towards Wittersham and Tenterden and Ashford.
There is a Railway Station in Rye with connections to Ashford International in one direction and Hastings Lewes and Brighton in the other. The train takes 40 minutes from London St Pancras to Ashford and you should allow an additional 40 minutes if travelling to Rye on the Marsh Link. Trains through Rye are run by Southern Railways
There are normally taxis parked at the station TAXI TIME 01797224016, Rother Cabs 01797 224554.
During the summer Tourist information is at the Rye Heritage Centre which is on the Strand – near the warehouses at the bottom of Mermaid Street. TEL: 01797 226696. They also have an animated model of the town that is used to tell the history of Rye.
RYE CINEMA: Rye Kino is a state of the art cinema in the heart of Rye showing all latest releases on 2 very high quality screens with comfortable seating. There is a bar that also serves a light meals, coffee and cakes. The cinema opened in February 2015. Rye Kino 01797 226293
RYE NEWS: Rye has an online newspaper that covers all subjects of local interest – this recent local initiative is run by volunteers. www.ryenews.org.uk
EATING OUT IN RYE
The Landgate Bistro: Landgate, Rye TEL: 01797 222829 (Small bistro with locally sourced produce)
The Union Steak House, East Street, Rye tel : 01797 229289 (locally reared steak house)
Hoof: 35 The Mint, Rye TN31 7EN Tel: 01797 224983 Burger and steak bar run by local farmer.
Webbe’s at the Fish Café , 17 Tower Street TEL: 01797 222226
Larger fish restaurant with cooking of a high standard.
The George in Rye, High Street. TEL 01797 222114
Stylish hotel has a grill and also you can have meals served in the bar.
The Standard Inn The Mint, Rye. Tel: 01797 225 231. Well restored pub with rooms. Reports are good
Ypres Castle Inn tucked away behind Rye Museum off Church Square
The Globe Inn Marsh, Military Road, Rye. Fun and good food – imaginatively restored (cannot book)
The Kings Head, Rye Hill, Rye. This is also recently refurbished and reports are good.
The Tuscan Kitchen Lion Street, Rye. Now open again (Feb 2016) with the original owners. Italian home cooking. 01797 223269
The Ferry Inn, Stone in Oxney TEL: 01233 758246. Very popular country pub with good food.
The Plough Inn, Cock Marling, Udimore TEL: 01797 223361 Sister of the Union in Rye – good food.
The Horse and Cart , Peasmarsh. Well-restored village pub with good food
The Queen’s Head, Icklesham TEL: 01424 814552 Very popular country pub in lovely setting.
The Royal Oak, High St, Brookland, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9QR –TEL: 01797 344025. Right in the middle of the marsh and worth a detour.
The Woolpack in Wharehorne Sister pub of Globe in Rye. Good food in rural location opposite the church.
The Woolpack in Brookland More conventional pub with low ceilings and open fire.
The Ship Inn Winchelsea Beach Unusual pub with delicatessen and local butcher attached and impressive garden
Historic Towns: Rye – especially the view from the top of the church tower, Winchelsea – look for the famous tombs in the church, Battle and the supposed site of the Battle of Hastings.
The Romney Marsh Churches especially Fairfield with its triple decker pulpit.
For wet days in Hastings try the Smugglers Adventure