Autumn is without a doubt my favourite time of year and we always book ourselves in for a short [working] break in our cottage. It seems we aren't alone in enjoying an off peak break, as September and October are always fully booked with guests enjoying a relaxing break, from anything from a weekend to a full week by the sea.November though has a unique charm all of its own, and that is why we love to stay there ourselves then.
We love having long leisurely walks on the almost deserted beach [apart from the occasional dog walker and horse rider]. We have always enjoyed great weather too, and the photos of the beach shown here were all taken during some of our November stays.The autumn sun setting over the sea can be breathtaking.All this is just a few minutes walk from our cottage.
The early morning autumn mist across the marshes can be seen from the comfort of our cottage which backs directly onto the SSSI marshes.The changing colours of the surrounding countryside are simply beautiful.
Many attractions remain open throughout the year.Some may have shorter opening times, so we do advise checking with the individual attractions website first.
In late October/early November, one of the annual week long food festivals takes place in Rye, Camber Sands and the local area.Wild Boar week is a culinary delight of medieval food in the medieval town of Rye.It includes other delicacies including pheasant, venison and rabbit. If you want to know more, you can visit the Wild Boar website for updates.
Why not do a spot of early Christmas shopping in Rye? The many independent shops and antiques shops are a pleasure to explore.Rye High Street and other shopping areas are certainly not typical of other UK High Streets, with less than a handful of chain shops - but we all need a chemist sometimes!
If you're feeling brave,why not book yourself a place on the Rye Heritage Centre guided ghost walk? Being such an ancient town there are many tales of things that go bump in the night, and autumn and winter are certainly the best times to find out more
Wrap up warm and go on some lovely walks around the area. Apart from the beach,Romney Marsh, Hastings Country Park, or walk into Rye itself. If you are still cold after all that walking, why not stop off in Rye for a delicious hot chocolate in Knoops, Hilders Cliff.A shop that sells real hot chocolate. All you have to do is choose your chocolate strength by percentage, choose plain, milk or white and if you feel adventurous, add an extra flavour to it from the wide choice available. You could also visit one of the cosy tea rooms or ancient inns and warm yourself by a real fire if its very cold and enjoy a local ale or local wine while you browse the menu. Autumn by the sea. What's not to like? Find out more by visiting our website Marsh View Cottage