Bed and Breakfast Jeakes House
Jeakes House Mermaid Street, Rye, TN31 7ET, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 594 reviews)
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Jeake’s House provides outstanding accommodation in Rye. The 16th Century house plays host to the discerning guest who wants to recapture the feel of history while at the same time enjoying a high standard of modern comfort and relaxed hospitality. Rye accommodation is notoriously good and Jeake’s House certainly lives up to this reputation. Guests will be invariably welcomed by our flirtatious tonkinese, Freddie and Monte, cordially complemented by the friendly service of the proprietors, Jenny Hadfield and Richard Martin. Jeake’s House This Rye accommodation is a 5 star award winning establishment, AA highly recommended. Jeake’s House is also the proud recipient of the Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award and Editors Choice 2015. Les Routiers Best Bed and Breakfast in London and the South East. Sawday’s Old Favourite Award.
The American poet, novelist and critic Conrad Aiken, Pulitzer Prize winner, bought Jeake’s House in 1924 and the Men’s Club in 1928. He was visited here by many famous contemporaries including T.S. Eliot, E.F.Benson (then the occupant of Lamb House just round the corner), the artist Paul Nash (who is remembered by a plaque at the top of East Street), Malcolm Lowry, and Radclyffe Hall (then also living in Rye and creating great scandals). Aiken’s first floor study in what he referred to as his “deeply cherished home” overlooked “A mile of green Romney Marsh and the blue edge of the channel.” Aiken also wrote about Jeake’s “By how many noble or beautiful or delightful spirits had it been lighted and blessed! Lighted by love, lighted by laughter, the kind of light that never goes out.” Today the combined premises, together with neighbouring Elders House, have become the property of Jenny Hadfield who undertook the mammoth task of restoring derelict parts of the buildings. Also born in Rye was Jenny Hadfield’s father John Burke, novelist, historian, and winner of an Atlantic Award for Literature from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Rye itself is a bustling, jovial market town with richly contrasting examples of architecture over several centuries, and being on the famous cobbled Mermaid Street means that there is no more convenient place to stay than Jeakes House Guest Accommodation. Rye boasts a fine museum within the Norman keep of the Ypres Castle, an ancient church with an Elizabethan clock and the last stained glass window created by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, art galleries and potteries. Staying at Jeakes House accommodation in Rye also provides access to the surrounding countryside. There are many historical and beautiful villages and towns nearby. Jenny and Richard are always happy to advise on leisurely trips to historic castles, beautiful gardens and picturesque villages; and can recommend the best local restaurants and friendly inns.
Languages spoken: German, English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
Camber Castle1 miles
Rye Golf Club1.7 miles
Camber Sands3.6 miles
Great Dixter7 miles
Bodiam Castle9 miles
White Rock Theatre9.6 miles
Battle Abbey11 miles
Battle Golf Club11.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Jempsons Supermarket0.2 miles
Tuscan Kitchen Restaurant0.1 miles
Webbs at the Fish Cafe Restaurant0.2 miles
Ypres Castle Inn Restaurant0.2 miles
Natural Beauty *
channel Ocean/Sea3 miles
rother River0.1 miles
Closest Airports *
London Gatwick Airport41.8 miles
London Southend Airport42.8 miles
London City Airport48.5 miles
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Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 3 per day.
- Secure parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Adults only
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Jeakes House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
The fine print
Jeake’s House is unsuitable for small children during busy periods. However the property is happy to welcome younger people in mid-week during the winter, when space permits.
Please inform Jeakes House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.