This hilltop town in the county of East Sussex overlooks the Romney Marshes and the English Channel. With a history dating back to the medieval period, Rye has well-preserved medieval and Georgian architecture, with landmarks like the 13th-century St Mary’s Church, the Ypres Tower and the 1600s Mermaid Inn. Cobbled streets, independent shops, art galleries, cafes and events such as the Rye Arts Festival and the Rye Jazz Festival make it a popular spot for getaways. Located within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the region offers rolling hills, ancient woodlands and picturesque villages to be explored.
A historic house believed to date back to the 16th century, Saltcote Place has been extensively renovated and restored over the years. Each of its six suites has been individually decorated and furnished with antique pieces and features such as wooden four-poster beds, chandeliers and roll-top tubs. Reserved for those over 14 years of age, Saltcote Place is a grown-up retreat and high-end B&B, where guests are treated to bubbles at breakfasts and complimentary nightcaps. The venue also hosts weddings in its function suites and caters especially well for honeymooning and anniversary couples.