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22 November 2017

Our 24 hour stay in Rye





The final leg of our trip to the South Coast brought us to Rye. Rye is probably one of the most beautiful places that I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. The cobbled winding roads, houses clad with flowers and cute independent tea rooms are a marvel to behold. It really was a dream destination to finish our trip on. If anyone wants to lend me a couple of million pounds then I would move here in a heart beat.


We stayed at the beautiful Willow Tree House, which you can read about here. Willow Tree House is only a short stroll away from Mermaid Street, which is the most popular street in Rye.


As we made our way from the B&B into Rye, we stopped at the bottom of Mermaid Street for a spot of breakfast at The Old Grain Store.




I had Nutella on Toast which was delicious, the bread was door stop thick and scrumptious, it really set us up for the day ahead. Near to the Old Grain Store there are a number of antique shops, perfect for perusing and looking for treasures!


As you leave the Old Grain Store and cross the road you reach the bottom of Mermaid Street, the most photographed street in Rye, and you can see why. Every house is beautiful, dressed with pretty foliage and fancy front doors. I loved walking up the cobbled path and reading all the names of the houses and imagining what it would be like to live there.







We decided to climb to the top of St Mary's for the best view of Rye. It's a narrow and interesting climb to the roof of the Church, but so worth it for the spectacular views.




It's amazing to see all the cute houses below, and the views go on for miles. I would definitely recommend it if you are in Rye.


After taking in the spectacular scenery we had worked up quite an appetite, and there was only one place for it, Cobbles Tea Room.




Down a quiet cobbled lane, surrounded by flowers is Cobbles Tea Room, it's like something out of a fairy tale. We popped in for scones and tea and soaked up the atmosphere, and yummy smells of warm cakes. It's such a cute little spot for a refreshment break, perfect after all that walking!


Re-fuelled we headed back out to enjoy some more of the independent shops, following the winding cobbled lanes and learning about Rye's History.


Also if you've nosied around my corner of the internet, you will know that I am a huge interior's/home lover (I have a few posts lined up soon for the d├ęcor department) and Rye is all types of home goals. I could literally live in every house I saw, and it had definitely got me dreaming of my future house goals (complete with doggy companion and boot room please).







We carried on pottering around the little shops and stopped for a quick drink at The Mermaid Inn, before heading back to our B&B to get ready for our final night out of the trip.




We had our evening meal at Simply Italian, which was incredible! As it was our last night I didn't snap any photos, but I would highly recommend them. The service was incredible and it was really busy to say it was a week night, which goes to show how popular it must be. We then headed back to our B&B for a night of relaxation, before driving to Battle for a quick stop on the way home.


If you love quaint towns full of stories, independent shops and cute cafes then Rye will be right up your street. It's the perfect place to escape and has bags of charm and tales to tell. We really enjoyed pottering along the cobbled roads, popping in and out of shops and admiring all the beautiful houses. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants as well as being close by to other interesting towns.























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