Top-rated mansion house B&B up for sale


An Edwardian mansion house and wedding venue in Rye has gone on the market, offering a new owner the chance to take on an exclusive Sussex gem.

Saltcote Place in Rye, East Sussex is currently owned by Paul King, who after achieving a number of awards for the upmarket B&B, has decided to move on to focus on other opportunities.

The former 23-bedroom mansion house has been ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor for B&Bs in England and won a Travellers Choice Award from the review site for three consecutive years between 2012 and 2014.

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After creating a winning formula, Saltcote quickly became popular with A-list celebrities and dignitaries, as well as a firm favourite among visitors to Rye.

Saltcote has a thriving weddings business, which remains unaffected by the owners’ decision to move on, boasting five acres of land and is accessed through heavy wrought iron electric gates before guests are led up a long private tree-lined avenue.

The Edwardian mansion house was built in the Queen Anne style in 1903 by Sir Reginald Blomfield. It was constructed as a wedding present for the Hennessey family and is believed to be a replica of a chateau in France. The house retains many of its original features today.

The current owners have extensively refurbished Saltcote Place with re-wiring, new heating, re-plumbing, as well as a new lead roof, a further re-tiled roof, new bathrooms and new kitchens.

The owners are asking for interested parties to get in touch below, but stress they are in no hurry and that all existing reservations remain unaffected.

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