Nestled at the very south of the country, East Sussex is home to a lot of the best towns to visit for a mini break. One of these towns is Rye, which is a vibrant market town packed with history, scenery and tons of wonderful hotels and bed and breakfasts. It has a huge fishing community and quirky independent shops all over the town. Cobbled streets and Tudor and Georgian buildings make Rye a medieval gem. Some of the nicest bed and breakfasts are tucked away in Rye and make for a wonderful town to stay in for a romantic break or for the family.
If you want something a little old fashioned but beautiful, try out the Old Borough Arms, Rye. A grade 2 listed building, they welcome dogs in the hotel for a fee and within 3 miles of Camber Sands, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind. Walk the dogs down the beach but beware of the quicksand hidden in the dunes. Not a large hotel with only 9 rooms, bed and breakfast is offered and The Mermaid Street Café is offering everything from breakfast, lunch and tea including ice cream! The hotel isn’t child friendly but it is romantic weekend away friendly.
There’s nothing like a romantic weekender than if you stay at Willow Tree House. An absolute romantic hidey hole as children are not allowed under the age of 14 at this hotel. A five star hotel in Rye, six bedrooms all ensuite and only a stones’ throw from Rye town centre it is perfect for shopping! They can even arrange flowers and chocolates on your arrival. For a little bit of South East luxury, look no further than Saltcote Place, Rye. Saltcote Place doubles not only as a B&B but also a five star wedding venue. When you’re looking for a romantic break, Saltcote Place is a great choice; champagne breakfasts are only one of the amazing treats on offer. If you’re looking for a place to stay without children but with ample parking, this is likely for you. Every wedding has exclusive use, silver service and you design the day that you want. Relaxed and unhurried breakfasts are exactly what you need for a weekend away.
For a family friendly retreat, try out The River Haven Hotel. A little larger hotel with 22 rooms, they have accessible rooms as well as a waterside restaurant on site. The River Haven is also used as an exclusive wedding venue and does allow children to stay in the hotel. A Sunday carvery is available and is overlooking the River Tillingham, so eating and drinking in style is standard practice. For tranquillity, head to the Kings Head, Rye. Open fireplaces, comfortable rooms and lots of parking, the Kings Head has a lot of character and is only a ten minute walk to Rye centre. Visiting kingsheadrye.co.uk is the place you can find menus available and make a booking. The restaurant takes full advantage of local suppliers for food and drink and children are most welcome. A hugely varied breakfast is served daily in the pub and the Wi-Fi is free! Then again, when you’re in such beautiful surroundings why would you need the Wi-Fi?