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in the county of East Sussex

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About Playden

Playden is situated just north of Rye. It is most noted for its beautiful Norman Church dedicated to St. Michael which dates from around 1190. The church is built of stone, with tiled roof and a spire topped by a cross that for centuries has been a landmark over Rye and Romney Marsh.

The church is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is considered to be one of the finest examples of combined Norman and Early English style. The interior is light and airy with aisles to the north and south of the central tower. Amongst its historic features is a magnificent carved oak screen of great delicacy, it has seven bays and a band of decorated tracery and is believed to date from 1310. There is fine tracery to the windows, exquisite woodwork, and outside the peaceful churchyard you can see scattered graves and tombs from past centuries.

Playden lies in an area renowned for its fine oast houses, some of these have been converted to provide comfortable dwelling houses and hotels. The region is known for its miles of hop fields, for its close proximity to the coast, dazzling Rye harbour, Camber sands, its wildlife habitats in the valley of the River Rother, and for its wealth of interesting castles and country houses all within easy driving distance of the town. It therefore makes an ideal location for a romantic weekend, or to use as a base whilst exploring all that this lovely east Sussex area has to offer.

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Rye Mill

Rye (379 Pictures)

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(0.9 miles, 1.5 km of Playden)

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(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction SW of Playden)

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(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction W of Playden)

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Playden Oasts Hotel in Rye, East Sussex, England3 stars

Playden Oasts Hotel

Rye, East Sussex, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Offering characterful accommodation centred around 2 East Sussex oast houses, Playden Oasts Hotel is just 1 mile from the centre of Rye. There are 2 restaurants, a bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi at ...
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The Blue Loft in Playden, East Sussex, England

The Blue Loft

Playden, East Sussex, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Featuring a barbecue, The Blue Loft is a holiday home set in Playden in the East Sussex Region. The property is 43 km from Canterbury and boasts views of the garden....
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The Corner House in Rye, East Sussex, England4 stars

The Corner House

Rye, East Sussex, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Situated just 1 mile from the ancient town of Rye, The Corner House offers free WiFi and free onsite parking. This bed and breakfast is an ideal base for exploring the nearby historic houses, towns, a...
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Peace and Plenty in Rye, East Sussex, England5 stars

Peace and Plenty

Rye, East Sussex, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
Less than 1 mile from the historic town of Rye, Peace and Plenty family-run B&B offers free private parking and free Wi-Fi. It is a 10-minutes’ drive from the sandy beaches of Camber Sands and a goo...
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Little Saltcote in Rye, East Sussex, England4 stars

Little Saltcote

Rye, East Sussex, England (0.4 miles, 0.7 km)
Little Saltcote offers pet-friendly accommodation in Rye. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find ...
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Old Dairy Barn in Playden, East Sussex, England

Old Dairy Barn

Playden, East Sussex, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
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Daisy Tatham Cottage in Rye, East Sussex, England

Daisy Tatham Cottage

Rye, East Sussex, England (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
Located in Rye, this holiday home is situated 44 km from Canterbury. The property features views of the garden and is 37 km from Eastbourne. An oven, a toaster and a refrigerator can be found in the ...
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Rye Station(0.6 miles, 0.9 km)
Winchelsea Station(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction SW)
Lydd Airport(9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction E)
M20 Junction 10(14.5 miles, 23.4 km, direction NE)
M20 Junction 9(15.0 miles, 24.1 km, direction N)
London Gatwick Airport(41.7 miles, 67.2 km, direction W)
Playden to London(53.0 miles, 85.3 km, direction NW)