Mary and Hugh welcome you to The 4* Strand Guest House located close to Rye. Dating back to the 13th century, this Tudor House offers luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a quiet, relaxed and calm atmosphere. We are the ideal base from which to explore the local area, close to local houses, gardens, steam railways, walking, cycling and birdwatching. Wake up to our renowned Sussex breakfast, let us prepare you a packed lunch or enjoy afternoon tea and cake in our garden. Return to a delicious evening meal served in our elegant dining room. All our ingredients are fresh, local and cooked with skill and passion by Mary and her team. We can cater for specific dietary requirements. Strand House is an approved venue for Marriage ceremonies, civil partnerships and the renewal of vows, celebrations, private dining, holidays and Christmas.
We offer 10 guest rooms, each with individual character, size and style, all with original features. They range from the luxury four poster Tudor Room to rooms with double beds, king and twin, a garden room on the ground floor and a family room. Two have baths and the rest en-suite showers, all have colour televisions, coffee/tea making facilities with hand made biscuits and hanging space. The superior rooms have tables and chairs and fluffy dressing gowns. Relax in our small sitting room at the rear of the house with books and games, or in our residents bar with wines, spirits and local beer to sample.
Strand House is a 600 year old house and the rooms all reflect this. No two rooms are the same, they are all individually furnished usually with Laura Ashley fabrics and with a care and attention to details. We one four poster room, one ground floor room, three triple rooms and can accommodate most guest combinations. In 2011 we have added an additional modern suite and two further modern Superior rooms in Rye Bay Cottage in the garden. These modern rooms furnished in a beachy style offer a different experience with modern rooms, fittings and convenience. Each room features an out door seating area, ensuite bathroom and the flat screen TV, I-pod dock, tea and coffee making facilities and a delivered continental breakfast. Guests are welcome to have a full Sussex breakfast in the main house.
Strand House is famous for its good food, much of which is organic and locally sourced. We run a dinner menu several nights of the week, please call us with details. We have a very experienced kitchen staff and can cater for special diets such as gluten or lactose intolerance. Likewise we have non-allergenic bed linen available on request for guests with allergies.
Special Offers on Scallop Festival. Romantic Valentines Day package available.
From London to Rye From the M25 take the M20 down as far as Ashford Junction 10. Then Turn off onto A2070 heading South and drive across two roundabouts. There is then a slip road signposted A2070 Brenzett and Lydd Airport. Take this and go straight across the roundabout at the bottom staying on the A2070. Follow the road to Brenzett and go straight across the roundabout following the A259 for Rye. Go around Rye on the A259 heading for Hastings and Strand House Guest House is two miles beyond Rye, just before you get to Winchelsea. Alternatively, from the M25 take the A21 Southbound past Tonbridge about 12 miles to Flimwell. Turn off here onto the A268 to Rye and then the A259 to Hastings and Strand House Guest House is two miles outside Rye, just before you get to Winchelsea. From Eurotunnel and Channel Ferry to Rye Strand House is approximately 50 minutes from the Channel Ferry Port at Dover and the Channel Tunnel Rail Terminal at Folkestone. Take the M20 to Ashford Junction 10 and then the A2070 as described above. From Brighton and Eastbourne to Rye From Eastboune head out of town towards Pevensey and take the A259 coast road to Hastings. Pass through Bexhill and Hastings, and follow the A259 towards Rye. You will pass the entrance to Winchelsea but stay on the A259 until you go around a hair-pin bend at Winchelsea station. Strand House Guest House Rye is about 200 yards past the bend on the right hand side, just past the turning for Winchelsea and a house on the corner. Slow and indicate as you come over the hump beside the turn and our entrance is immediately on the right. By Rail from London to Rye There is a regular service from London St Pancras with three trains an hour and a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes to Rye station changing at Ashford International. There are two trains an hour from Victoria and Charing Cross with a journey time of 2 hours to Rye and changing at Ashford. Taxis are available from Rye station or by calling 0800 838 827 or 01797 224 554.