Wheelwrights Cottage

Staplecross, near Rye





Wheelwrights Cottage is a charming example of old meets new....the cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide a cosy, comfortable holiday home with all the modern home comforts, ideal for couples and small families. Set in the small village of Staplecross in the Rother Valley, with the cobbled streets of historic Rye a 20 minute drive away, and beautiful Tenterden and Battle are all within easy reach, as well many small interesting villages and towns and places of interest including the nearby Bodiam Castle. Take a stroll through the ancient high streets, a wander around Battle Abbey or visit one of the many local vineyards for a spot of wine tasting. A true gem of a place!

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About the House





Wheelwrights Cottage: sleeps 4 adults and 1 additional child / baby in 2 double bedrooms plus a small cot room, shower room, sitting room, kitchen/diner, courtyard patio, parking.

Ground Floor

Sitting Room with sunbathed sash window seating, gas fire, comfortable seating for 4, Smart TV.
Kitchen with stylish bright fitted units, induction hob, electric oven, Nespresso machine (Vertuo) integral dishwasher and washing machine, large freestanding fridge/freezer.  Bench style seating for 5, door to rear courtyard patio. 

Stairs to First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom with king size bed (sleeps 2), large Smart TV, built in cupboards and hanging space and drawers.
Shower room with walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 2 with double bed (sleeps 2), chest of drawers, hanging space only.
Cot room / Bedroom 3 with children's pullout bed suitable for under 5's and space for a cot.


Bijoux courtyard patio area with table and chairs seating 4. Small but neat and offers a sunny spot of an afternoon. 
Driveway with parking for 2 cars


Central heating throughout and underfloor heating in the downstairs living areas
Wifi including high speed broadband
  • Facilities

    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    9 Miles To The Beach
    0.0 Miles To The Pub
    5 Miles To The Shops
    Enclosed Garden
    Iron & Board
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Romantic Breaks
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Stair Gates
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
  • Things You Need to Know

    Please note this property accepts a maximum of 4 adults. There is a small bedroom for children which has a pullout bed and space for a cot.
    Towels and linen are provided
    Travel cot and highchair on request
    Pet bookings will include a lower stair gate on the booking
    1 dog is welcome but please note they are not allowed upstairs, or on the furniture at any time Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    Please note check in is at 3pm and check out is at 10am.
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
    Dogs are to be kept off furniture and downstairs at all times.
    Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Please be respectful to neighbours. Quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area

Set in the charming Sussex village of Staplecross, this property is just a short stroll from the local shop and pub. Beyond the village, the market town of Rye is well worth a visit with its selection of independent shops and cafes, while the nearby vineyards make for a great day out. The picture perfect Bodiam Castle is just a short drive and why not enjoy a trip on the Kent & Sussex Steam Railway to Tenterden, another pretty market town. For beach lovers, the fantastic Kent and East Sussex coastline is close by and for those looking to explore the local countryside, there are a number of easily accessible footpaths. There is a fabulous children's play area in the village of Staplecross.

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Extras and Experiences


Fantastic 4.7/5

A beautiful house. We’ve been there with 2 adults and 3 children. Everything is nearby. Like the playfield, little supermarket and the pub. We liked all the colors in the house. The kitchen is comfortabel with a lot of crockery. If I need to give a tip. The only toilet is upstairs. That wasn’t great all time. But we managed. Also the bank in the kitchen is to high for the table.

Marit Dingemans | 02 April 2024

New year visit 4.2/5

Loved the house very much . Very comfortable and beautifully decorated with amazing attention to detail . No issues with the house just the location is just a tad too far from Rye , Tenterden and other main areas . Not great for driving home to in the dark on the small country roads . This would not be an issue in summer

Lorna Ord | 02 January 2024

Wonderful short break 5/5

This petite cottage is the perfect place to stay - the property is just as good as it looks in the pictures and there were lots of small touches that really made a difference. There was a bottle of wine and some crisps to nibble on arrival, shampoo and conditioner in the shower, hairdryers provided, tea and coffee, salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, spare bin bags and loo roll. The owners have really thought through what makes for a good cottage experience. We simply couldn’t fault it!

Emma Gibson | 28 October 2023

Beautiful, 5/5

We stayed for four nights, when we arrived the cottage was immaculate and our toddler was so happy to see some wonderful toys and books left in the children’s room. The cottage is very well equipped, so comfortable and a very relaxing place to stay with a fabulous little park just a few minutes away. Would highly recommend as a very central place to stay to visit Rye, Tenterden and the beautiful vineyards in Kent.

Rebecca Britton | 03 October 2023

Mixed Feelings 4.2/5

Firstly house was modern and tastefully decorated,spotlessly clean and beds had lovely linen, nice towels. Downside for us! Fridge with a small ice box no good for long stays like ours when you want to get a good amount of frozen goods. TV too high on wall making Watching TV uncomfortable. Dining table arrangement awkward with only 2 chairs and other seating provided by cushions on cupboards which we found too high when sat at table. The low beam on entering the main bedroom meant quite a few bangs to my head when getting up in the night. The lightning in the bathroom activated by movement meaning once on it stays on for hours! The sliding door to bathroom which has a small hole to put your finger in to pull to close meant a couple of broken finger nails for my wife. Very complicated heating system if you want to operate and I'm a heating engineer! Nothing much in the area one dirty uninviting pub and a small local shop. So a lot of driving to go anywhere and do anything.

Kevin John Pike | 29 August 2023


What a Place! Our best stay in the UK to date. Interior styled to perfection. Thank you for the provisions left...so impressed!

The Hope Yark | 30 December 2022

A lovely short stay cottage 5/5

Just a lovely stay in a comfortable and welcoming cottage. Oh and sorry I did not put the dishwasher on just before we left my fault apologise.

Mark Trowell | 29 October 2022

85 4.7/5

The cottage is beautifully furnished with many little thoughtful extras such as games and sewing equipment. Perhaps a little too expensive for it’s situation. However for us needing extra accommodation for a family get together it was perfect.

Guest | 13 August 2022

Beautiful Home 4.7/5

Wheelwrights cottage is stunning, the owner really does have class and a great eye for detail. We ended staying for 7 weeks in total and loved it.

James Webb | 25 July 2022

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