Fodor's Expert Review Rye Windmill

Ferry Rd., Off B2089, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7DW, England Fodor's Choice

One of the Southeast's most unique B&Bs, this 450-year-old whitewashed windmill overlooking the River Tillingham is home to 10 lovely bedrooms with large en suite bathrooms, including walk-in showers. If it's available, opt for the extraordinary two-floor Windmill Suite, which includes a balcony with panoramic views of the town and surrounding countryside. There's no restaurant, but guests can enjoy the comfy lounge—complete with a roaring fire and an honesty bar—in the evenings, while hearty and delicious breakfasts are served in the beam-roofed breakfast room. Enthusiastic and well-informed hosts Toby and Kathryn are on hand to help with everything from sightseeing recommendations to restaurant reservations.

PROS

  • unique and luxurious Windmill Suite
  • central location but feels rural
  • welcoming hosts

CONS

  • tap water not drinkable (refillable bottled water provided)
  • no restaurant
  • two-night minimum in summer

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01797-224027

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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