The Old Vicarage B&B is situated in the historic village of Icklesham, East Sussex, a few miles from the ancient Cinque Ports of Rye and Winchelsea on the main road to Hastings. Set within the High Weald AONB, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and apple orchards; with many public footpaths and a nature conservation wood within easy walking distance.
The Old Vicarage has two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Located at the top of the house, they both have delightful views over the garden and towards the church. The breakfast menu reflects the owners’ enthusiasm for seasonal local produce, most of which comes from a farmers market and the Winchelsea farm shop. Bacon, sausages and black pudding is from Winchelsea butchers which stocks locally sourced organic and high quality meat. Eggs are free range and bread is from Judge’s bakery in Hastings. The 18th century Queen's Head is a popular, dog friendly pub five minutes walk away, with outside tables and spectacular views of the Brede Valley, Rye and the sea beyond.
The garden features almond, apple, quince, holly, olive and a hundred year old mulberry tree. Bird life includes blue tits, wrens and a woodpecker. The countryside around Icklesham offers stunning walks over the gently undulating hillsides. Guests can follow the Royal Military Canal from the house down to the beach at Pett, which features birdlife and fossils. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve offers wonderful views of wetland wildlife species; a hundred and fifty of which are considered rare or endangered in Britain.
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