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St Bartholomew’s Court

2 Kiln Drive, Rye Foreign, East Sussex TN31 7SQ
The beautiful two-storey property is designed with the ground floor covered in white render and the first floor in traditional red brick. The entrance is accessed by a pathway leading you through the grassed areas and stone water features either side of the walkway.


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Situated on the outskirts of picturesque Rye, with easy access to the town centre and local amenities, St Bartholomew’s Court provides apartments and communal facilities for over 60s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, St Bartholomew’s Court has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.

  • One double-bedroom apartment, with open-plan lounge and kitchen
  • On-site communal facilities, including a lounge, restaurant and gardens
  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day and assistive technology built-in, for added peace of mind


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Our building

St Bartholomew’s Court has a communal lounge, restaurant, guest suite, hair salon and a landscaped garden. There are lifts to all floors and level access throughout.

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Your apartment

Your new apartment is unfurnished so you can make it your own. It has an open plan lounge and kitchen with oven/white goods, one or two double bedrooms and a level-access shower room.

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Our community

Our weekly social activities and themed events throughout the year offer you a chance to meet new people and join our friendly community. There’s no obligation - you can take part as often as you want.

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Safety and security

The daytime reception, 24-hour care staff on site and secure door entry to the building and your apartment help you to feel safe and secure.

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There is free Wi-Fi in communal areas. Pull cords are fitted in every apartment, and we can provide assistive technology for extra safety and reassurance, which can be purchased at additional cost.

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Rent or leasehold

Apartments are available to rent for one person or two people. You may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent from Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council. Leasehold apartments may also be available for private purchase from a current owner.

Communal facilities

  • Two communal lounges with comfy seating and a TV
  • Accessible landscaped gardens with flowers, raised beds and a pétanque pitch
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Accessible bathroom so you can enjoy a bath in safety and comfort
  • Buggy store with charge points for mobility scooters
  • Guest suite for visiting family and friends


  • Rye town centre is only a 15 minute walk or five minute drive away.
  • Folkestone, Eastbourne and Brighton are all nearby.
  • St Bartholomew’s Court is situated in the grounds of Rye Memorial Hospital.
  • There is a GP surgery close by.
  • There is a railway station and a bus station in Rye.
  • A regular bus service and local Dial-a-Ride scheme make journeys easy.

Taste restaurant

Our Taste café is open to residents and members of the public from 12.30pm – 2.30pm seven days a week for light bites and snacks.*

Hot lunches are also available for residents, if ordered in advance from Rye Memorial Hospital, which is located next to St Bartholomew’s Court.

We regularly have special menus to celebrate special occasions throughout the year and our Taste restaurant has a food hygiene rating of 5 from the Food Standards Agency.

*Opening hours and menu availability may be subject to change.

Read about our Taste restaurants
St Bartholomew’s Court restaurant

Care and support

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Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at St Bartholomew’s Court, you must:

  • Be aged 60 or over
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area
  • Have long-term care needs (rental only)

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

St Bartholomew’s Court may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from our care and support services, and we may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Rother District Council or East Sussex County Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about St Bartholomew's Court, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, please contact us using the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call 01797 226 233 during office hours.

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