A stay in Jeake’s House is a stay with the quintessence of Rye.
Built in the 17th century, it sits on cobbled Mermaid Street, with views over the red rooftops of Rye to the green hills beyond.
Here, traditional hospitality meets every modern comfort. Award winning breakfasts including traditional English, vegetarian, fish, devilled kidneys and vegan options. Ancient beams, four-poster beds, showers as well as baths? Of course. But there’s also free Wi-Fi and docking stations.
Guests are guaranteed a space in our own private car park nearby. A permit is available for a small charge.
You’ll be welcomed by your hosts, Jenny Hadfield and Richard Martin (and perhaps by the resident cats!).
Jenny and Richard will happily direct you to the local sights, inns and restaurants.
‘AT MID-DAY ON JUNE 13, 1689, THE FOUNDATION OF THIS WAREHOUSE WAS LAYED, THE HEAVENLY BODIES BEING IN THESE POSITIONS.
Samuel Jeake, a successful merchant, was a strict Puritan who sought God’s guidance on every detail of his life; but incongruously, he also believed in astrology.
Now a single property, the buildings that make up Jeake’s House have been a wool store, a school, a chapel, and the Baptist ministers’ residence.
Its many famous visitors have included the Quaker prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, and the writers E.F. Benson, T.S. Eliot, Malcolm Lowry, John Burke, and Radclyffe Hall.
Nearby is the property where artist Paul Nash lived, and Lamb House, the home variously of Henry James and E.F. Benson, who penned the ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels, set in a fictionalised version of Rye called Tilling.
We prefer to offer personal advice to our guests rather than redirecting you to a third party booking agency.
Please call us on 01797 222828 or email us at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you.