Our Hideout in Rye

Last week it was Henrys birthday, after four years together we have got pretty good at the whole birthday thing. This year for his birthday I surprised him with a night away in The Hideout. A small hideaway hut nestled in the woods near Rye.

We started the day with an amazing brunch in the Brighton laines, Mangetout. I went for the eggs Benedict Royale and Henrys for the ‘popeye’; poached eggs on sourdough with bacon and wilted spinach. The hollandaise was beautifully light and both mine and Henrys eggs were cooked perfectly. 

We then got the train to Rye (two hours but a very easy journey) where we were picked up by the Airbnb host Johnny. We then had a quick journey to our beautiful hideout... 

A small but perfectly formed home for two. The hideout is based on two layers and suspended overlooking a beautiful valley. The decor is simple and rustic with a leather sofa and wooden floors. The Hideout came fully kitted with a wet room, kitchen including hob and all the cooking equipment you'd need and a wood burning fire in the middle of it all. 

Up the ladder to get to the sun deck to your right and then a little bedroom to the left- we weren't able to stand up so did a little shuffle to the bed but it was a great little nook with a wide window to watch the woods in the morning and a grand balcony overlooking the living area. 

For dinner, we headed to The Plough, a local pub with a locally sourced menu and outstanding customer service. We went for the tapas menu opting for mussels, patron peppers, croquettes, cauliflower fritters and fish goujons served with an aioli. For pudding we decided to share, we went for the peanut banoffee pie. A combination of the classic banoffee pie with peanut butter and salted peanuts. 

We spent the evening in, watching films and drinking red wine whilst watching the countryside and listening to the birds and absolutely loved it. 
The next day we had to check out by 11 and got a taxi to the town centre. I cannot wait to head back not only to The Hideout but to Rye itself. We booked The hideout through Airbnb but you can find out more on their website here

Keep an eye out for my upcoming post about our day in Rye, with one of the most beautiful cobbled streets and a tiny tearoom. 

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