Landgate Cottage

Landgate Cottage in the historic Rye citadel is rumoured to have been the gatekeeper’s cottage for the famous Landgate Arch. It has retained all its traditional features, while providing a modern and comfortable living space for couples or families.

Centrally located in the heart of Rye, it is the ideal place to enjoy a self-catered holiday or short break any time of the year.



Landgate Cottage forms the perfect base to explore this ancient smugglers’ town with its artisan shops, fine dining and boutiques. Plus, the scenic Romney Marsh and stunning beach at Camber Sands are right on your doorstep.


Curl up by the fire

In winter, curl up before a roaring open fire supplied with logs from our woods in nearby Northiam. Settle in and watch TV, or take your pick from a selection of board games and DVDs.

Rooms with a view

Landgate Cottage sleeps four in two first-floor, light and airy bedrooms that look directly out onto the ancient Landgate Arch. Both rooms are of a similar size and one of the double beds converts to twin beds, as required.

Eat. Drink. Explore

Rye has a number of fantastic restaurants including Webb’s Fish Cafe, the famous Mermaid Hotel and The Standard pub which boasts excellent reviews. It is within easy reach of both Dover Castle and Bodiam Castle, the Battle of Hastings sites, Rudyard Kiplings’ house Batemans, and Christopher Lloyd’s stunning gardens at Great Dixter.

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Cosy and comfortable

The well-equipped kitchen-breakfast room has comfortable dining space for four and opens out onto the courtyard garden to allow plenty of light and fresh air in.

Private courtyard garden





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Guest Reviews

The cottage is perfect. I found the place very clean and welcoming. Within easy reach of shops, cafes and bars but quiet enough to relax. The small garden is an ideal spot to have a glass of wine and enjoy the evening. The hosts were lovely to deal with and I would highly recommend staying here.
Ed, AirbnbLondon
This gem of a cottage is a perfect location to visit Rye, Battle, Hastings and environs. The cottage has been beautifully renovated, decorated and furnished with all the comforts of home, plus more. Jan-Ernst was readily contactable and provided all the additional information that we sought prior to booking. The welcome pack was also a lovely touch!
Jill, AirbnbTamborine Mountain, Australia