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The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Lock cottage Now open for Bookings ! Situated on the Royal Military Canal and beside Iden Lock, The Officers’ Quarters Lock Cottage dates back to the Napoleonic era, when it was used as officers’ quarters. The lock itself was completed in 1808 whilst this detached, single-storey holiday cottage was built in 1824. Iden Lock is no longer a working lock; the last barge passed through it in 1909, the receipt for which was signed by Spencer Catt who had been the lock keeper since 1890. He was the great great great grandfather of The Officers’ Quarters Lock Cottage’s current owner. Guests can paddle their canoe from Iden Lock to West Hythe or hire rowing boats at Hythe. Fishing and walking available. Camber Sands 5 miles. Rye, Appledore and shops 3 miles. Living room with oak floor. Dining room...Lock cottage Now open for Bookings ! Situated on the Royal Military Canal and beside Iden Lock, The Officers’ Quarters Lock Cottage dates back to the Napoleonic era, when it was used as officers’ quarters. The lock itself was completed in 1808 whilst this detached, single-storey holiday cottage was built in 1824. Iden Lock is no longer a working lock; the last barge passed through it in 1909, the receipt for which was signed by Spencer Catt who had been the lock keeper since 1890. He was the great great great grandfather of The Officers’ Quarters Lock Cottage’s current owner. Guests can paddle their canoe from Iden Lock to West Hythe or hire rowing boats at Hythe. Fishing and walking available. Camber Sands 5 miles. Rye, Appledore and shops 3 miles. Living room with oak floor. Dining room with open fire. Kitchen with butler sink and tiled floor. Two double bedrooms, one with wood-burning stove, one with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Step up to bathroom with shower over corner bath, toilet and tiled floor.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Children under the age of 18 should have parental guidance as the canal is 10 yards from the cottage, this is fenced however we are not liable for any incidents surrounding the Lock.
Bedrooms
2 Queens1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Ian C
Hosting since May 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (12)
Matthew Sawdon
Matthew Sawdon
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Weekend at The Lock Cottage
Just returned from a fantastic weekend stay at The Lock Cottage. The Property is full of history, period features and is very well presented and equipped. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and the milk, cake and basic amenities provided on arrival were very much appreciated. The cottage is in a peaceful, tranquil location next to a picturesque lock, with walks along the canal accessible from the cottage. The historic town of Rye is close by with many shops and fantastic eateries. We will definitely return.
Visited October 2021
Written October 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lynn
Lynn
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute gem
What an amazing find lock cottage was. Absolutely beautiful location. Cottage was spotlessly clean. Ian the owner incredibly helpful and also makes sure there are some essentials on arrival ie milk, teabags, coffee. Not to mention the lovely addition of a cake. The cottage itself has the most beautiful feel to it. Short drive to lots of interesting places. Had a little difficulty with the hot water initially but Ian was round very quickly to help. Sadly no recycling but we found a recycling bank at Rye Sports centre which was easy to access. Fantastic week and icing on the cake was spotting a kingfisher.
Visited July 2021
Written July 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pioneer49228892976
Pioneer49228892976
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mrs
We've stayed here a few times now. The cottage is quirky and well-appointed. He always makes sure there's milk in the fridge for your tea/coffee and usually a cake to boot. If you've questions about anything, how to work the heating/shower/boiler etc he's happy to help. Can't fault this place, lovely location, fab owner, and a quirky, clean place to stay.
Visited October 2020
Written November 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

martinant
martinant
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful cottage
We had a six night stay in this lovely cottage. We loved the historic quirkiness of the building. Everything we needed was there, including a cake on our arrival, there was even milk in the fridge, nice touch! The cottage was spotlessly clean. Rye is only 5 minutes drive with plenty of cafes and restaurants, the Globe Inn Marsh was particularly good. The WiFi was bit intermittent, it didn't bother us but youngsters might complain,4G was ok though. I would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone wanting a peaceful holiday with nature on your doorstep.
Visited September 2020
Written October 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karl
Karl
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic historic property right next to the canal.
We had another great stay at lock cottage. A beautiful property with all the items you need. Thanks again Ian.
Visited August 2020
Written August 12, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MysteryGal007
MysteryGal007
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from home
A beautiful quirky cottage ideally situated for Rye and Camber Sands. Lovely and spacious and next to the river too for an evening stroll. It was nice having a garden so that our little one could play before loading up the car and heading out for the day. Would stay again for sure!
Visited August 2020
Written August 5, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Foodspi
Foodspi
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect!
We stayed in this lovely cottage as soon as lockdown was relaxed and it was so nice to get away and have a change of scenery in such a great spot. Ian met us on arrival and assured us that he had taken every precaution to clean and sanitise everything. The cottage is spacious, comfortable, well furnished and is in a stunning location. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day.
Visited July 2020
Written July 22, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

wayne garrett
wayne garrett
Kamari, Greece1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful escape
I booked short notice as a surprise before the end of summer. The cottage was beautiful and spotless, we had a little welcome cake and they’d even put some milk in the fridge so the mrs could get that cuppa when we arrived. I booked for the peace and quiet and was not disappointed, it was a beautiful walk along the canal after dinner and if you stand in the garden in the dead of night the stars are out of this (pun intended). Will definitely be returning thank you Ian.
Visited August 2019
Written September 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karl
Karl
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing stay right on the Royal Military Canal
We had a great stay in this very comfortable and historic building, The setting is beautiful for walks along the Canal and also popping a boat in water for a relaxing float in several directions. The house is very well appointed with all you need.
Visited August 2019
Written August 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pam C
Pam C
Heidelberg, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint, comfortable, and charming!
Three nice bedrooms, a sitting room, dining room, and kitchen with a comfortable bathroom and lovely outdoor surroundings. Quiet and private. Comfy beds and lovely towels. Well-equipped kitchen, games, and lots of information about the surrounding area. Just a short drive from Rye and Camber Sands, it's a great base to explore Romney Marsh, Hastings, and even the Seven Sisters.
Visited August 2019
Written August 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex

The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Lock Cottage Near Rye East Sussex must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.

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