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Our social secretary is Liz Patterson. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact Liz. Email – e.patterson759@btinternet.com Phone – 01525 713284 (leave a message if no answer)

30th March to 2nd April 2020. Club walking holiday to Rye, East Sussex

We are arranging another Club holiday, this time to Rye in East Sussex.

Rye is a medieval town not far from the coast, perched on a hill with an unhurried atmosphere and enchanting streets draw visitors with their warm welcome. Cobbled streets and narrow passages reveal architectural treasures among beautifully preserved Medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings.

At the far end of one of these cobbled streets is the Hope Anchor Hotel where we will be staying. Full English breakfast and a three course dinner is included.

After travelling on Monday morning, we plan to visit the ‘Story of Rye’ which uses dramatic sound and light to bring to life over 700 years of the town’s rich history and folklore. This will be followed by a short local walk.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday there will be a choice of longer and shorter walks in the delightful East Sussex countryside of about ten miles and six miles in the local area.

Before setting off for home on the Thursday afternoon there will be a short walk.

Anybody not wanting to walk on any of the days will find plenty to do in this charming old town or can travel by train to Hastings, Bexhill or Eastbourne for the day.

Travel to Rye can either be by car (about 2¾ hours from Bedford) or by train, which takes a little less than 2½ hours via the High Speed, train from St Pancras to Ashford. It’s cheaper but quite a bit longer not using the High Speed train.

The cost of rooms remains the same whatever the occupancy. The price for dinner and breakfast will be £90.00 per person in total for the three days.

Details of the rooms and the room rate including food for one person are set out below. Additional occupancy will only increase the cost by £90 to cover the additional person’s meals.

First Floor

Front of the hotel overlooking the Quayside and Romney Marsh:

Room 1 – Castle View – double room/with zip-link bed so it can become a twin room with a shower over the bath. Available for 2 people sharing. Cost £315.00

Room 2 – Riverside – small double room with shower. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £315.00

Room 3 – The Sankey Suite – Four Poster room with small lounge and a shower over bath. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £345.00

Room 5 – The Captain’s Table – double room with shower over bath. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £330.00

Room 6 – Harbour View – Four poster room with small lounge and shower over bath. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £330.00

Back of the hotel overlooking the roof tops of Rye

Room 7 – The Porthole – double room with small dressing room and shower over bath. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £330.00.

Side of the hotel overlooking Watchbell Street, Camber Castle and Romney Marsh and the Sea

Room 27- The Outlook – double room with en suite (sloping ceilings) and shower over bath. Available for a couple or as a single room. Cost £330.00.

Room 28 – The Jolly Sailor – Super King size deluxe double and single bed in room with bath and separate walk-in shower. Available for 2 people sharing. Cost £345.00

Second Floor

Front of hotel overlooking the Quay side and Romney Marsh

Room 21 – The Nook and Cranny – twin room with en-suite shower. Available for 2 people sharing. Cost £315.00

Room 23 – The Junior Suite – double bed and lounge, roll top bath (in the bedroom) and small en suite with shower. Available for couple or as a single room. Cost £345.00

Room 24 – The Channel View – double room with en-suite shower. Available for couple or a single room. Cost £330.00

Room 25 – The Crow’s Nest – double room with shower over bath. Available for couple or as a single room. Cost £330.00

Back of the hotel overlooking the roof tops of Rye

Room 26 Rooftops – small double room with small en-suite shower. Available for couple or as a single room. Cost £315.00.

The Cottage. The cottage can be made up to provide rooms for a double bed and two sofa beds. Available for four people with a couple sharing the double bed or for three people. Cost £390.00

I hope I have made clear what rooms are suitable for sharing (by non couples) and what the costs will be for single or shared occupancy.

Dinner. A choice of three starters, main dishes, and deserts to include a meat, fish and vegetarian options with teas and coffees. The menu will be changed daily to provide plenty of choice.

Breakfast. A buffet table and a hot breakfast menu which is cooked fresh to order and is served between 8.00 and 10.00 a.m.

As we will have exclusive occupation of the hotel we will be organizing evening entertainment;

Full payment for the hotel will be due on arrival.

There will be an additional amount of £10.00 per person to cover the cost of the walk out and other expenses.

Please let John Dixon have the following details as soon as possible in order that he may be able to see whether he can allocate rooms in accordance with what people wish. John’s address is 30 Hunts Path, Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7SR. E-mail jwdixon30@gmail.com. Tel:- 01234 824959 or 07944 379668

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Please state whether you wish to have a single room, or are prepared to share a twin-bedded room and if so with whom or wish to have a double room

All I will be doing at this stage is to see how I might be able to accommodate people and will not be asking for deposits until the accommodation is sorted out.

Rye Trip 2020 printable PDF file

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