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The Mount

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7 Nights See prices

  • £1500  to  £1600

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Short Breaks From

  • £333 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    7 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Open Fire

About The Mount

The Mount is pretty spectacular. Spacious enough to accommodate up to 11 people in six bedrooms, it still feels like a welcoming home-away-from-home where you, your family and your friends can relax. All of the Tudor quirks and features you see are original, with the house having been built five-centuries ago as a summer retreat for a member of the royal court. The Mount is only a mile away from the vibrant market town of Rye where there are numerous shops and excellent pubs and eateries like the The George and the Ypres Castle Inn.

Rye’s gentle charm could easily fool you into thinking this is just another pretty country town. However, this area’s location made it a hub for military activity for hundreds of years. Rye Castle, also known as Ypres Tower, is not a romantically weathered folly, but a stronghold built in 1249 on the orders of Henry III as part of a broader attempt to deter French raids. Rye Harbour, which you can see from the castle towers and which is now a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and Nature Reserve, was the seventh busiest port in the country when Henry VIII was on the throne; while St Mary’s Church - the oldest standing building in town - has been welcoming worshippers for nearly one thousand years. Throw in a swag of independent retailers and excellent places to eat and drink, and you can see why this town is perfect for a holiday.

The house is in Romney Marsh, a region known for the quality of its beaches and countryside, as well as its towns and villages. The landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful, with shingle beaches, salt marshes, lagoons, country lanes, footpaths and cycleways. There are several way-marked footpaths around The Mount, while across the road, a cycle path leads to the vast golden beach at Camber Sands, just three miles away. The climate is ideal for grape growing with local vineyards producing some of the UK’s best wines. Other nearby attractions include the Rye Heritage Centre, the Dungeness Lighthouse, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and Dymchurch Amusement Park and, if you are on holiday with kids, then make sure you book them a place in Rye’s School of Witches and Wizards.

Whatever your age or purpose for being at The Mount, you will be so glad you chose to stay there. Impressive when new, it is a building that has improved with age, with comfortable interiors surrounded by beautiful gardens, and lots of space for everyone to settle in and relax.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Bernie Cooke joined Independent Cottages in November 2017

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (East Sussex)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Mount has been sensitively restored to be a comfortable holiday home for the 21st Century while retaining its original Tudor features such as oak beams and flooring.


  • The main sitting room has gorgeous wood panels, and comfortable sofas positioned to get the best effect of the wood burning stove and the views of the garden and pond. This room is great for relaxing after meals as it has a television with DVD player and Freeview channels, as well as a digital radio.
  • Sun Room which was formerly a chapel and still has an air of peace and serenity. The tiled floor is a fantastic feature, and there is ample seating. The Sun Room opens onto a patio area at the rear of the house and, in the winter, can be transformed into a seventh bedroom if more space is required.
  • Further seating is available in the large entrance hall which also doubles as an extra sitting room with Freeview TV.
  • The dining room has a magnificent oak table that seats 12 guests, and an original inglenook fireplace complete with inset side seats.
  • Kitchen which is warm and welcoming. A cream Rayburn stove sits in the original inglenook fireplace, and there is a long oak table with bench seating for relaxed breakfasts. The kitchen also has a contemporary electric oven and stove, as well as a microwave and other modern appliances, so self-catering is straightforward even for large groups.
  • Separate utility room with a sink and washing machine. A staircase leads from here to The Granary.
  • Shower room with WC and handbasin.


All six of the house's bedrooms are upstairs. As with the living areas, they are decorated in a style which suits the age of the property but which is also practical and comfortable for modern guests of all ages.

  • Master bedroom, named the Guldeford Room after the family who built the house, has an oak double bed, decorative fireplace, original beams. A large, walk-in wardrobe leads to The Granary.
  • The Granary is a single room with a larger-than-average (3ft 6in x 6ft 6in) single bed. It has stairs that lead directly to the utility room and main entrance hall.
  • The East Room and The Chapel are both doubles, with antique double beds and low doorways.
  • The Moat can work either as a family or a twin room. It has two single beds, together with a 2ft 6in daybed with a similar sized trundle bed to accommodate two young children. This room also has a decorative fireplace and a walk-in wardrobe.
  • There are two bathrooms on this floor. The first has a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin, while the second has a bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The house is surrounded by mature gardens featuring lawn areas for playing, a stone patio area with garden furniture and barbecue, and a pond. The gardens are completely enclosed. A garden room acts as a games room with pool table, table tennis and children's toys. There is ample off-street parking on the long driveway.

Additional Information: All utilities, sheets and towels are included in the cost. Short breaks may be possible out of season depending on availability. Sorry but no pets. No smoking.

The Mount Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 6th Jan 2024 - Sat, 20th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 7 bedrooms (3 Double, 2 Twin & 2 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Bernie Cooke
Member Since November 2017

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* Calendar last updated: 19th April 2024

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