Jeake’s House

Location Rye

Postcode TN31 7ET

Telephone 01797 222 828

££

Why we love it...

Ticks all our boxes

The Place

This splendid 17thC Rye town house, or rather three houses turned into one, has been lovingly restored to make a delightful bed and breakfast: a verdict confirmed by many readers, who return time after time. Jeake’s House is the domaine of Jenny Hadfield, who used to be an operatic soprano, and although the place is essentially a charming small hotel, she has lent it a certain theatrical quality. Originally built as a wool store in 1689, it later became a Baptist school and, earlier this century, the home of American writer Conrad Potter Aiken, when it played host to many of the leading artistic and literary figures of the time.
The beamed bedrooms, which come in various shapes and sizes, overlook either the old roof-tops of Rye or Romney Marsh. There are plenty of thoughtful extras in the rooms. Downstairs, a galleried ex-chapel makes the grandest of breakfast rooms. A roaring fire greets guests on cold mornings, and Jenny will serve you either a traditional breakfast or a vegetarian alternative. There is a comfortable parlour with a piano and a bar, with books and pictures lining the walls. ‘Situated on the street in the Rye (the cobbled Mermaid Street) within walking distance of the all the sights,’ says our reporter.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 11; 7 double and twin, 2 family rooms, 1 suite; 9 rooms with bath, 1 sharing; all rooms have TV
Food breakfast
Facilities dining room, sitting room, bar, wifi
Children accepted over 11
Disabled access difficult
Pets by arrangement

To Book

Contact Jenny Hadfield
Call 01797 222 828
Email stay@jeakeshouse.com
Website www.jeakeshouse.com

Good To Know

Address Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7ET
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in centre of Rye; private car parking nearby (3 minutes walk)

What's nearby: Great Dixter; Ellen Terry Museum