The old town of Rye is brimming with old worlde charm - vintage shops, quirky tearooms, art galleries and seafood eateries overhang the cobbled streets of old. Camber Sands (& Castle) are on the doorstep for a day at the beach too.
A stay at Rye Windmill will complete the historic picture. Ask for a river view room or the mill top room with access to the panoramic balcony to make the most of the setting.
When checking into a unique owner-run B&B like this you can't beat the personal service, warm welcome and local advise. The homecooked breakfast will set you up for the next day. Spend time in the shared lounge and licensed bar to meet other guests or relax in your comfortable ensuite room, or windmill suite, at the end of a day of exploring. There's even an honesty bar if arrive back after hours.
You can't get lost either - the white washed historic mill gleams like a beacon on the edge of town, within an easy stroll of Strand Quay with selection of bars and restaurants. Parking at the property for guests is no problem.
On my recent visit this Summer I was impressed by Rye Windmill, and enjoyed this whole coastal area. Why not take a tour of the South Coast combining some of our favourite quirky properties en route. There is no better time to book this as the kids are going back to school soon and its a great time and idea for a couples getaway.
See our suggested itinerary of the South Coast...
QuirkyAccom suggested itinerary for a week away on the South Coast.
Each location offers the charm of independent and unique sleeperies with a difference. I have blogged about Brighton before, but Hastings is also a great town to visit with its funicular railway, tall fisherman's huts and the old town shopping streets - George and All Saints Streets. A great place for Quirky lovers to visit.
Rye Windmill - (Rye) - 2 nights
Zanzibar Hotel - (St Leonards near Hastings) - 1 night
Belle Tout Lighthouse (Beachy Head, near Eastbourne) - 2 nights
Pelirocco Hotel - (Brighton) - 1/2 nights