Free Onsite Parking

Arriving By Car

An empty car parking space, not the most interesting of scenes but it would be if you were looking for a space to park in Rye, it would be like a little piece of hallowed ground.

No exaggeration. Parking in Rye is purgatory and would test the patience of a saint as many a driver will for testify.

Of course the streets were never designed to meet the demands of today’s traffic and perhaps it has been the streets that have preserved the character of our unique town. Guests at the Red Cottage don’t have to hunt or pay for a parking space.

They have a guaranteed spot for their stay, a great asset especially as the town, with all its restaurants, tearooms, pubs and wine bars, are a mere three minutes walk away.


We are a 3 Minute walk from Rye station with hourly trains to:

  • London St. Pancras (60 Mins)
  • Brighton – (90 Mins)
  • Hastings – direct (25 Mins)
  • Ashford Int. – direct (22 Mins)
  • Eastbourne – direct (60 Mins)
  • Canterbury (75 Mins)
  • London Gatwick Airport (90 Mins)

Eurostar connections can be made at Ashford International with direct access to Paris. Euro Tunnel services are a 50 minute drive away (Folkestone).


We are a 3 Minute walk from Rye bus stops with direct buses to:

  • Hastings
  • Folkestone
  • Dover
  • Tenterden
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Camber Sands


Trains connect us easily with London Gatwick airport (LGW) and buses connect us via Lydd airport.