Chair in the living room
Close up of a lamp on side table
Items on a shelf
A street in Rye
2 walkers on the hills
Gate with tractor in the background
Originally built in 1764

Coldharbour Cottage

A bright view of Coldharbour Cottage
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An award winning farmhouse

Originally built in 1764 Coldharbour Cottage, long since derelict but now completely restored to its former glory. Many of its original features and characteristics of the rural farmhouse have been saved for you to enjoy. We found so many gems, a huge inglenook fireplace, a wood burner, a bakers oven, hidden cupboards, numerous artefacts from old postcards, games and a smoking pipe – all now on display in the cottage!

The whole living room
About the cottage

While you stay

The space
The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs. A kitchen, living room with an open fireplace, a parlour and a lovely garden room with amazing views on the ground floor.

The cottage has won some notable awards over the last ten years, the stand out being in 2010 when we won the Silver award for the Best Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the UK. We are assessed and awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England every year.

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Bedroom 1

1 king size bed

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Bedroom 2

2 single beds

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1 double sofa bed

Free parking on premises

Electric Vehicle Charger

Washing machine

Free Wifi

Full size bath

Bed and bath linen included


Aga oven

Inglenook fireplace with Woodburner



Ironing board/drying rack


Cleaning products

Cooking basics


Clothes storage (wardrobe, hangers)

Black out curtains

Games for inside & out


High chair & travel cot (on request)

Outdoor dining area


The garden room
Things to know

Our house rules

  • Check-in is 4pm – 10pm / Check-out by 11am
  • We do not allow parties or events
  • The cottage has a no smoking policy
  • Pets are allowed. We live on a working farm so please make sure they are supervised at all times for their own safety.

What others have said

Reviews and comments from guests staying at Coldharbour Cottage.

A perfect stay at a place that is not only set in beauty surroundings, but has been meticulously and lovingly designed and cared for by Andrew! He was an exceptional host and the cottage itself is just beyond amazing. So much attention to detail, cosy, bigger than it looks, and everything you could need is right there. It was a perfect and charming stay!

Parker March 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at Coldharbour Cottage over the Christmas period. Inside the cottage was decorated with Christmas decorations and a tree in the living room. Fresh eggs and mince pies were awaiting us along with presents under the tree for the four of us, this was very thoughtful . From the cottage there are beautiful views over the surrounding countryside to the distant sea . There are lots of walks from the cottage which we did each day of our stay despite the high winds and rain ! I would highly recommend the cottage as an out of the way, tranquil place to stay in a traditional cottage with lots of history. Overall a lovely break away.

Andy December 2023

We absolutely loved this place, the photos do not do it justice! Beautiful cottage in stunning countryside yet just a stone’s throw from the coast. We will be back!

Annelise October 2023

The cottage was stunning, inside it was very cosy with everything you wish for and many attentions in any corner of the house, the woods was already prepared for the fireplace, also many spots with incredible view wee available to take a drink, the rooms are so comfortables, the bathroom very beautiful and comfortable ! We travelled a lot but this time, it was definitely very special with probably a bit of magic, after all, it was Halloween ! Thank you, thank you thank you Andrew for this amazing stay we spent ! A bientôt ! Hélène & Co

Helene November 2022

Our stay at Coldharbour Cottage was amazing, we all loved it. The cottage was beautiful, warm and cosy and I loved reading the interesting information signs. The local area and views were stunning and we all enjoyed our windy walks! I've asked mum and dad if we can come and stay again :-)

Esme February 2022

We were so excited to arrive on Christmas Eve to a super cosy and inviting cottage which our hosts had kindly decked out in Christmas decorations and a beautiful tree, as well as going above and beyond to leaving gifts for both us and our children. Despite the harsh windy and wet weather we had a great time and enjoyed the amazing change of scenery, from London, and our favourite room was the library room with it's own "widescreen" view of the grazing sheep and some amazing sunsets and cloudscapes. Everything is also so close, Rye and our favourite beach at Pett level were just a short trip away as well as the lovely 3 Chimneys Restaurant. We will be back.

Dean December 2021

Perfect for a quick getaway. Short drive to the local towns and villages. Andrew is a great host and really looked after us.

Sofiul, October 2020

Warm welcoming cottage with respectful, considerate host. Our stay was made easy and enjoyable by clear communication and thoughtfulness. Can't recommend enough. Thank you Andrew!

Akasha December 2021

This is a very special location. The views are spectacular and there is so much to see nearby.

Isabel, October 2020

We have very much enjoyed our stay in this brilliantly restored cottage. A wonderful retreat after a day of exploring.

Alice, October 2020

Privileged to have been guest at Coldharbour Cottage - lots of love has gone into its restoration. I look forward to returning.

Reg, September 2020

My family and I stayed at Andrew’s cottage for a long weekend. He was very accommodating, kind and responsive.

Noah, January 2020

Our family enjoyed this cosy cottage immensely. It was the perfect getaway from our usual every day hustle and bustle. Andrew was an excellent and thoughtful host and I will be recommending his cottage to my closest friends.

Donovan, February 2022
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