Playden

Playden in East Sussex Village Guide

About Playden in East Sussex

Playden village lies about a mile to the north of Rye. A visitor could be forgiven for passing by unaware of its existence, as the village has no centre. There are no shops and the houses are scattered over the rural parish.

Nevertheless there has been a settlement in Playden since the New Stone Age 4000 years ago. Playden, or Saltcote as it was once known, is mentioned in the Domesday Book and at one time had a thriving fish salting industry.

The picturesque church of St Michael stands at the top of the hill, and is an excellent example of a small Norman/Early English church. The spire, which can be seen peeping through the trees, is cedar shingled and on top rests a large lead cross. Inside amongst other things is carved screen dating from the fourteenth century.

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The Playden Oasts Inn

Offering characterful accommodation centred around 2 East Sussex oast houses, Playden Oasts Hotel is just 1 mile from the centre … more

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Belongings Left at Hall

Hi, I am a member of the Rye Camera Club and beleive I left a Barbour scarf and a Ledlenser … more

Ralph Browning Leckie Stone

I’ve discovered that my ancestor is buried in the Playden churchyard along with his wife Nancy. I wonder if anyone … more

Attractions and Activities

St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and sits near the summit of the plateau in which much of the parish of Playden is found. The Friends of Playden Church is a registered charity dedicated to helping to maintain … more

Pett Level Beach

Pett Level beach is characterised by its pebble shoreline, which is typical of most beaches along the coast. One of the notable features of Pett Level is its exposure of prehistoric submerged forest remains during low tides. Ancient tree stumps … more

Rye Bay

Rye Bay is nestled in the scenic county of East Sussex. Covering some 91 square kilometres of fantastic views, there is more than ample reason to visit Rye Bay. Miles of unspoilt coastline adjoin Rye Bay (visit Camber Sands; the … more

Accommodation

Humphries Cross Apartments

Housed in a historic building, the recently renovated Humphries Cross Apartments provides accommodation with a garden and free WiFi.

River Haven Hotel

A Warm welcome awaits you at the River Haven Hotel & Restaurant. This family run comfortable Hotel of 22 en-suite rooms in the Ancient town of Rye is situated on the Strand Quay over looking the River Tillingham. Our conservatory … more

4 Church Square

Welcome to this gorgeous Grade II Listed cottage situated along one of Rye’s famous cobbled streets, perfect for couples looking to stay in the heart of Rye. As you enter this stunning cottage, you’re greeted by a wonderful sitting-room with … more

Restaurants

The Ship Inn

In the centre of the small, charming town of Rye, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English inn – a cosy pub, rich in original character, with simple, comfortable en suite rooms above. Originally built in 1592, … more

River Haven Hotel

A Warm welcome awaits you at the River Haven Hotel & Restaurant. This family run comfortable Hotel of 22 en-suite rooms in the Ancient town of Rye is situated on the Strand Quay over looking the River Tillingham. Our conservatory … more

The Gallivant

The Gallivant Restaurant With Rooms is across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California. It is a a relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of … more

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