aydens in Rye is an eco-friendly, family-run guest house, set in a large 18th-century house with eight individually styled rooms. Our aim is to provide a comfortable stay in luxurious settings for all our guests to relax and unwind without causing undue impact on the environment.
Rye is an ancient town of the Cinque Ports, a confederation of coastal towns formed in the 11th century for the purpose of promoting trade into the kingdom and coordinating military efforts for its protection.
Haydens is run by Richard and Kate Hayden with a lot of help from Kate’s parents, John and Sheila Luck. After ten years of muddling through the commuter torment of London life, we decided to abandon the capital in favour of a new venture. Determined to set up an eco-friendly business, we opened Haydens on Christmas Eve of 2005.
All the guest rooms at Haydens are ensuite and have access to our free wifi service.
No, Haydens is a no-smoking property throughout.
Check-in is between 3pm and 7pm. Later check-in is available by arrangement.
Guests must check-out of their rooms by 11am on the day of their departure.
No, Haydens operates a strict no-pet policy.
Yes. If you booked through an agent (such as, Booking.com) go direct to your account on their site. If you booked direct through us, call 01797 224501 to speak to one of our team members.
For a quick cup of coffee? No. However, if you would like to eat in the conservatory dining room then we strongly recommend booking by email in advance. Which can be done here.
Smart casual. We ask diners to wear shoes and shirts.
Haydens has a wide range of vegetarian options and several of these can be adapted for vegan requirements. We also cater for diners with gluten-free and wheat-free diets. And, our coffee and tea menu includes a range of non-dairy products such as soya, oat and almond milks.
Absolutely. While we do not produce a specific children’s menu, many of our dishes are appropriate for younger diners. We also have a number of high chairs and room for push chairs.
With 48 hours’ notice, we would issue a full refund, and with 24 hours’ notice, only the deposit would be retained. If, however, you cancel on the day or fail to show up, then your payment method will be charged the full rate for the reserved stay.
Regrettably, no. There is time-limited street parking outside the guest house (although the restrictions are lifted after 6pm) and also a large car park only a short walk away (£2 for 24 hours). We advise guests to come to the guest house first, if possible, and then move their vehicle once they have successfully signed in. More detailed parking information is sent to guests with their reservation confirmation.