The Tower House

The Tower House is a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse in the enviable location at the top of Mermaid Street.  This is the ultimate in self catering, sleeping up to eight guests the house has some amazing features, with a cinema room, bespoke, handmade kitchen and Soho house inspired bathrooms!

The Tower House offers a very special home from home in the centre of town with a pretty private walled garden and some great views across the roof tops; thus making it the perfect weekend retreat.

This popular guests retreat can sleep up to 8 guests and we welcome families as well as our adult guests. We are happy to discuss the house with regards private parties and events but please bear in mind that we have neighbours and this is a very special, private house and any ‘events’ need to be tailored very carefully to the situation in the centre of town.

Around us

Rye, perched on a hill, with its picturesque Elizabethan houses, is one of the most beautiful towns in the country and is still the home of artists and writers following in the tradition of Henry James and others such as the playwright John Fletcher, authors Radcliffe Hall and E F Benson, and artists Paul Nash and Edward Burra. Captain Pugwash is also set in Rye! Slightly further afield is Dungeness where filmmaker Derek Jarman set up home, attracted by its barren unearthly landscape. Tenterden is another attractive town famous for antique shops and for being supposedly the birthplace of William Caxton. There are also two local world famous gardens open to the public – Sissinghurst Castle Gardens was the home of the writer Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson, and Great Dixter, whose garden was made famous by the writer Christopher Lloyd.

History is not the only local attraction. There’s a huge expanse of Blue Flag sandy beach at Camber Sands just five miles away – the light is so gorgeous it is regularly used for photo shoots and filming. The area has excellent cycling – Romney Marsh is famed for its long flat roads. There’s a steam railway in Tenterden – you can even take a boat back from the medieval and dramatic Bodiam Castle. Local wines can be sampled at Tenterden Vineyards, where visitors can also see the hop fields. The South of England Rare Breeds Centre is at Woodchurch offering farm animals and a play area, ideal for the children, whilst slightly further afield, in the summer a day trip to Le Touquet can be made from Lydd airport, 10 miles (passports will be needed) or you can have a dinner flight along the South Coast. The sea resort of Hastings with its Edwardian charm is just 30 minutes drive away.