We want you the have the best possible experience when visiting Rye, we will do our part and welcome any engagement that improves your stay.
Scroll down for places to eat and things to see and do in the area for the best time.
We are looking forward to seeing you after 2pm on the day of arrival. This will have given us time to ensure a leisurely departure by 11am for previous Guests and gives us the time needed to turn around the Rother Valley suite ready for your stay.
As a private home and not a hotel we do everything personally so this time really is needed.
As you approach Rye and TN31 7NR this is the first view of Saltcote Place, in the evening we will have the chandelier on in the main window seen above the left hand gate post. Just outside the gate on the right is the panel to call the house.
You will notice signage in regard to CCTV which have extensive cover to ensure our Guests are properly looked after at all times.
Every day we pop out for fresh produce, and we would not want to miss your arrival, as your plans become clear if you were able to drop us an email or a phone call with your estimated time of arrival we can be sure to be here to welcome you.
Just to let you know that whilst we occasionally host Weddings and Anniversaries we never mix guests as all events are “Exclusive use”.
There are occasional Elopements where up to 30 guests may attend a small service in the gardens between 12am and 19:00 however there will not be any disco so a peaceful stay is assured. We will let you know if there is such a function well in advance.
Walking into Town is easy
You are staying really close to Rye. The image of Rye was taken from our roof.
Rye is only a short walk using the gate on the right as you enter the grounds. We will be giving you the remote control for both gates and ask that you only walk only through the right had gate as we never take cars through this particular gate.
Taxis in Rye
If you do want a Taxi then we hope these numbers will help you
Kevin 8 seater 07788 727414
David Hollands 01797 230388
Village Taxis 07479 012485
Tony Botley 07772 886094
Mike 07496 965050
Mac 07902 948950
Rye Taxi 01797 224554
Quayside Tony 07707 430053
Dorian 07707 737017
Taxi 07943 723137
Kris Duda 07459 456137
All Sevens 07775 377777
Winchelsea Taxi 07378 322266
You will have the gate control to let them in and out after 19:00 when driving up to the gates will not automatically open, please do not allow them to turn on the grass, it makes their ears hurt 😉
At the bottom of this image of Rye you can see the Landgate Bistro fish restaurant, the Globe Inn Marsh is even nearer.
Below we list some good local restaurants for you – do mention Saltcote Place when booking as it may make a difference for you. We would suggest you book as early ( where possible) as you can to avoid disappointment.
Breakfasts are always relaxed
As we do everything ourselves your breakfast will be a relaxed affair starting after 9am, (we never have breakfast before this time) and at a time you choose up until 10am.
We start with a presentation of fresh fruit with Yoghurt if desired. complimentary “bubbles” with breakfast can really get the day started well.
Next your prefered selection from our menu will follow at a relaxed pace and croissants may follow if desired.
Breakfast is intended to be relaxed and enjoyable.
Most dietary preferences are catered for with a little notice. We are always happy to hear from you if you wanted to check a few details in advance such as dietary preferences which we understand can be important.
Things to see and do in the Rye Bay area
We really hope you will enjoy visiting our home and Rye, as you are away from home if there is something you miss or need please ask as we can probably help you. We also produce the town website which lists many other places to see https://VisitRyeBay.com
Within a short distance you will find https://www.greatdixter.co.uk/ and the Kent and East Sussex Light Railway https://www.kesr.org.uk/ both of these are within a short drive of each other, bear in mind the steam railway serves both Tenterden to the north and Bodiam castle to the south.
Fancy a vineyard visit – do check with the venue before arriving.
Arrange a tour with free tasting sessions with English Wine tours see https://saltcote.co.uk/things-to-do-in-rye/
https://www.chapeldown.com/ is next to the Small Hythe National trust home of Ellen Terry https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhythe-place/
Three miles away in Winchelsea you will find the Charles Palmer Vineyard https://www.charlespalmer-vineyards.co.uk/
About 20 minutes from Saltcote you could also visit https://www.englishorganicwine.co.uk/ they do some amazing “Regent” red wines with a surprising texture wine drinkers are always amazed by.
Simply Italian is a great place to eat if you are looking for a fun place to eat which is really popular then Simply Italian is for you.
This is a really nice no nonsense restaurant offering lovely food at a fair price.
Always popular and fun, totally unpretentious this would be our first choice for casual dining if you you want to have fun.
The staff are all professional and speak most European languages and impeccable English. We have enjoyed eating here about 5 nights a week for over ten years. Phone them on 01797 226024. Early arrival say around 7pm will usually ensure a good table.
The Globe Inn Marsh also serve fish they do not take reservations just arrive it will work 😉
Military road Rye is only a short walk before you reach the bridge going into town. The Globe sets the bar high for any pub you will visit in England, all fresh local produce including wines and beers.
Not part of a chain but a private collection of lovely Pubs in private ownership. The owners really care about their baby. https://www.ramblinns.com/the-globe-inn-rye The branding is such that they do not take bookings for less than 10 guests. The Globe can be reached on 01797 225220
The Landgate Bistro If you want locally caught fresh fish then this is the place for you.
Located just over the bridge as you walk into town in the Landgate. It’s a lovely little restaurant where local produce rules the kitchen and fresh fish is a speciality.
5/6 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH tel 01797 222829 reservations can be made here if you cannot get through on the phone. https://www.opentable.co.uk/landgate-bistro?ref=4208
To find us
Saltcote Place is set back from the vantage point overlooking the Romney marshes as you approach from the Ashford direction.
Once you enter Rye at Skinners garage turn right and proceed to the top of Rye Hill where you will find a pub called The Kings Head which is at the end of our drive. When approaching from London down the A21 after entering Playden you will see the Kings head pub on your right.
Saltcote lane starts opposite the pub, enter Saltcote lane and then take the left hand fork and go the very end of the drive where you will see our large wrought iron gates.
We are looking forward to seeing you, drive carefully.
Paul and Alan
Postcode TN31 7NR
Our cancellation policy can be found here https://saltcote.co.uk/cancellation-policy/