What makes this area so special
The Playden Oasts Inn is just a short walk from the house, serving locally sourced food. Within a mile, Rye is steeped in history and well worth exploring; with a range of restaurants, bars, boutique shops and historical sites. A delightfully photogenic town with a uniquely unhurried atmosphere, its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved historic houses from Medieval, Tudor and Georgian eras are easily discovered on foot. Wander through the historic Rye Arch (The Landgate), and along the cobbled streets to admire the House with Two Doors (filmed as part of the BBC Series Mapp and Lucia). Take lunch at the George or Hoof, followed by a visit to Rye Pottery perhaps. The glorious long sandy beaches and dunes of Camber Sands are also just 5 miles up the road. For wine enthusiasts, Chapel Down Vineyard is well worth a visit where local wine can be sampled and bought or enjoyed within the Richard Phillips restaurant. Further afield there are the interesting historic towns of Hastings and Battle. The Old Town in Hastings is a popular historic section with numerous traditional pubs with a vibrant music scene; the day can be rounded off with fish and chips on the seafront.