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Jeake's House

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ET
Tel.01797 222828     Fax. 01797 222623
Web site: www.jeakeshouse.com

a colourful past life as a woolstore, a Baptist Chapel and a school

Rooms: Total 11  En-suite 10  Family/Double/Single
Origin: Wool store/Chapel/School
Price Guide: 45.00 - 70.00 per person
Open: All year
German spoken

Your Hostess: Jenny Hadfield

This beautiful building was originally built by Samuel Jeakes in 1689 to serve the Romney Marsh sheep trade as a Wool Store and was later converted to a Baptist School. It stands in cobblestoned Mermaid Street, infamous for its association with notorious gangs of smugglers.

Breakfast, traditional or vegetarian, is served to guests in the 18th Century galleried former chapel, where there was once a Quaker Meeting House. For 23yrs Jeakes House was the home of the American poet and author Conrad Aitken, who often entertained his circle of literary friends there, including T.S.Eliot and the artist Edward Burra.

Oak-beamed and panelled bedrooms look out over the old rooftops of Rye or face South across the marsh to the sea. The rooms are furnished with antiques and brass, mahogany or four poster beds, linen sheets and lace and there is a relaxing book-lined bar furnished from old chapel pews. Unusually for Rye, there is private parking available nearby.


Private parking without chargeNoCredit cards accepted Yes Specialise in Vegetarian Food No
Dinner by arrangementNoOpen Christmas and New Year YesEntirely non-smoking houseYes
Pets accepted Yes RestaurantNoWithin 1/2 mile of public transport or will collect Yes