Hayesland Lodge

near Rye, East Sussex
Price: £463-£779 per week
Sleeps: 2 +cot
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
  • An idyllic, peaceful retreat 6 miles from Rye
  • Panoramic views across the Tillingham valley
  • Brede and Beckley Woods Nature Reserves close by
  • Dog friendly
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

First I have to mention: our 18 month son caught chicken pox on day 2 of our 1 week holiday... Not Hayesland Lodge to blame. On the contrary! So here's what you need to know if y....

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The price for your stay will be £365

Price includes a special offer discount of £64 (15%) off the normal rental of £429


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 27th October


When you arrive at Hayesland Lodge with just the sound of birdsong and the bleating of sheep to greet you, you know immediately that you’ve found somewhere especially peaceful and relaxing to stay. The long views across the gentle, rolling countryside of the Tillingham valley serve to reinforce this sense of tranquillity.

If you’re a nature lover or keen walker the lodge will prove to be the perfect retreat. This unspoilt corner of East Sussex forms part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; there are plenty of footpaths to explore right on the doorstep and the Nature Reserves Brede High Woods and Beckley Woods are both less than two miles away.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from this rural idyll, an easy 6 mile drive down Sussex lanes will take you to the medieval Cinque port of Rye, where you can explore its ancient harbour, cobbled streets, antique shops, galleries and large variety of pubs and restaurants. Drive a little further and you’ll come to the golden beaches of Camber Sands.

If historic castles, stately homes and gardens are your passion, Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Batemans (former home of Rudyard Kipling) and the historic towns of Battle and Hastings are all within a 20 mile radius of the lodge.

So much to explore and do here…there truly is something for everybody.

Whether you just want to stay put, relax and soak up the marvellous views or get out and explore the area, Hayesland Lodge provides an extremely comfortable base, graded 4 stars, Gold Award by Visit England. Set in the garden of Hayesland farmhouse yet affording guests ample privacy, it combines the latest in building technology with traditional design and craftsmanship, bespoke solid oak joinery being a striking feature throughout the accommodation. Special attention has been given to lighting as well.


Entrance from the driveway under a covered porch. Hallway and downstairs cloakroom/wc. Sitting room with dining area and French windows opening out onto a south-facing paved patio affording stunning views across farmland. Fitted kitchen area, semi open-plan to the sitting room, with hand-built units and oak worktops. Carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor landing. Double bedroom with plenty of clothes storage and stunning views from the velux windows. Shower room/wc with ‘monsoon’ shower and heated towel rail.

Outside, the private patio garden, adjoining fields, is a wonderful spot to relax and unwind.


  • Electric central heating, bed linen, towels & a welcome pack included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Wall mounted HD TV (freeview) in the sitting room
  • Extra TV in the bedroom
  • Ipod/Iphone music docking station & radio
  • USB charging points
  • Induction hob
  • Microwave
  • Use of owner’s laundry facilities
  • Ample parking on the Lodge’s gated driveway
  • Supermarket in Peasmarsh (3 miles)
  • Pub in Broad Oak (2 miles)
  • 1 small well behaved dog welcome - NB sheep in neighbouring fields
  • Strictly no smoking inside Hayesland Lodge


What our guests say

The kind of retreat we needed in lovely UK countryside

First I have to mention: our 18 month son caught chicken pox on day 2 of our 1 week holiday... Not Hayesland Lodge to blame. On the contrary! So here's what you need to know if you have the chance to come here without chicken pox infected companion. First the location: less than 1h from Folkestone, so great for French or Belgian (or other) travellers willing to "escape" without going too far. But distance from the channel is not the real argument: the lodge is located in a wonderful little valley; you'll have to cross lovely woods and then land in the middle of sheep meadows. It was exactly what we were waiting for. Just two tips for foodies like me: try Marino's fish and chips in Rye (delicious fries) and go shopping at one of those top Jempson's supermarkets in the neighbourhood (Peasmarsh was my favourite). If you want to explore the area, you can for instance go to Hastings in less than 30mn and to Rye in 15mn. Kent is also very close. Second the lodge itself: very recent, excellent quality materials (oak, etc.) and furniture, bigger than what it looks like on the pictures, it is a very comfortable little holiday home. The garden is indeed "small" but as you are in the middle of sheep meadows it feels like you have all this land just for you. No neighbours (except the owners... and the sheeps). Third the owners: Karen and Chris were just perfect with us. Present when needed but not too much, very friendly, greeting us with fresh vegetables from their garden and greenhouse. Usually we book in hotels for holidays so I had no experience with "owners". I must say it was a very good surprise. To sum up: this week was not so good for us for personal reasons. But I would certainly come back if I have the opportunity to do so; I'd love to enjoy the place again and to discover this region more in detail: Camber Sands, Hastings Aquarium and old town, Brighton, the woods just 1 mile away from the lodge, natural reserve of Dungeness, Tenterden vintage trains, etc.

Belgian version:
Se mettre au vert dans la campagne anglaise
Hayesland Lodge est l'endroit idéal pour passer quelques jours au vert dans une ambiance typiquement bucolique. Tout le charme de la campagne anglaise comme on l'imagine! La première chose que l'on remarque en pénétrant dans le lodge, c'est la qualité des matériaux utilisés. Les portes et les pourtours sont en chêne. Tout est propre et net. la décoration est chaleureuse et confortable. La cuisine, coquette, jouxte un salon-salle à manger qui donne sur le jardin. Dans le hall, l'escalier mène à l'étage plus étroit mais bien agencé : une salle de douche et une chambre pour deux. L'endroit est idéal pour un couple, mais pourquoi ne pas y aller avec un bébé pour des premières vacances à 3? Le jardin est petit mais la vue sur les prairies peuplées de moutons est magnifique. Les propriétaires habitent à côté et constituent une présence rassurante, chaleureuse et discrète. Nous avons pu déguster de délicieuses tomates de la green house et des oeufs frais nous attendaient dans la cuisine ainsi qu'une carafe de sherry. La présence des moutons est une attraction en soi. A 50 minutes du Shuttle, un vrai dépaysement !

Guests from Belgium's review on TripAdvisor, 23 July 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Absolutely Fabulous

This was our first stay here and we will definitely be back at some stage. The property is for two people, but it is spacious and finished to the highest standard. There are patio doors leading out onto a pretty little garden with views across the fields and the property is down a country lane, so it is very quiet and peaceful and great for a good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. The owners were incredibly friendly and welcoming and the little touches such as milk, eggs, sherry and truffles were lovely. There is plenty to see in the surrounding area, such as Rye and Hastings, some lovely walks and also a couple of nice pubs up the road. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, 14 September 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

I just wanted to say that this was one of the nicest properties we have stayed in. It was perfect for two people, incredibly comfortable and finished to the highest standard and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. A charming little garden in a peaceful spot and nice touches like milk, eggs, truffles and sherry. We shall certainly go back.

Mrs Dickinson, September 2016
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A beautifully presented and peaceful hideaway

We were delighted with both the location and the Lodge. It is in a very quiet and peaceful valley yet within easy reach of roads to visit the area and coast. The Lodge was spotlessly clean, as you would expect of a property of such quality, with everything you we needed. It has a spacious hallway with cloakroom and storage. The bedroom has sloping ceilings which were not a problem as long as you remembered to bend accordingly. The hosts were very welcoming, accommodating and happy to share local information if asked. Sitting in the garden overlooking the fields with just the distant sound of the sheep was just so relaxing.

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, 16 August 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

Stylish, clean, top-quality cottage in beautiful location

A quality property in terms of design, build and furnishings. The owners were also delightful, making us feel very welcome without being intrusive. They were particularly kind when one of us fell ill during our stay. Nearby Rye is one of the nicest seaside towns we've ever visited. Highly recommended!

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, 02 August 2016. 5 of 5 stars.


Very comfortable lodge in idyllic setting. Very well equipped. Hosts very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

Guests' review on TripAdvisor, 28 June 2016. 5 of 5 stars.
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