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The Beach House, 262, Coast Rd

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £86 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 38 reviews

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

If you are looking for peace, relaxation and a 'get away from it all' holiday or short break, our recently refurbished holiday home at Pevensey Bay, near Eastbourne, Sussex, is the place for you. Our light and bright holiday home enjoys panoramic and uninterrupted views of the sea from the open plan kitchen diner and sitting room. A moment's walk from the garden gate is the pebble beach which will take you down to the water's edge. Walk along the sand at low tide, dig sandcastles with the family, swim in the sea, fish off the beach or simply sit in the sun. Unwind to the gentle sound of the waves breaking and enjoy the tranquility. At night time, watch the moon glistening on the sea and view the star studded skies. Use our holiday home as a base for walking across the Seven Sisters and visiting Beachy Head, or cycling through the Sussex countryside. Explore the Sovereign Harbour Marina and surrounding seaside towns and villages and discover excellent food in the many pubs and country restaurants. Brighton, with its excellent Lanes for shopping, wide selection of restaurants and entertainment is a short drive along the coast. Our holiday home will accomodate holiday makers of all ages and interests. Sleeping up to eight persons, a two family holiday could easily be enjoyed, or alternatively for couples wanting to holiday or share a short break together.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pevensey Bay 50 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 60 km, Nearest railway: Eastbourne 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The East Sussex region

There is a wealth of history and natural beauty waiting to be explored along the Sussex Heritage Coast. The Downs around Eastbourne are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The famous beauty spot, Beachy Head is only a short drive away. Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. At 530 feet high, the majestic cliffs provide magnificent views.

East Dean is a beautiful South Downs village close to Beachy Head and Birling Gap beach. Sample beers from the Beachy Head Brewery at old smugglers pub, The Tiger Inn on the village green. Visit restaurants including the Thai Terre where you will experience their superb Thai cuisine, or perhaps stop off for a while at the Hikers Rest cafe and gift shop. The Seven Sisters Sheep Centre and the East Dean Market (every Weds morning) are also worth a visit.

The nearby Seven Sisters Country Park comprises of nearly 700 acres of land. The Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Next to the famous chalk cliffs is Cuckmere Haven (also known as the Cuckmere Estuary), which has been one of our favourite family walking spots for many years. Situated between Eastbourne and Seaford, the river Cuckmere winds its leisurely way through wide flood plains, twisting and turning with its oxbow bends before emerging on to the pebble beach at Seaford Head. A visit to the Exceat Tea Rooms for lunch or afternoon tea after your walk is a must.

Nestling in the nearby Cuckmere valley is the beautiful old Sussex village, Alfriston, which has a range of shops mainly specialising in gifts, but also has restaurants to enjoy.

Lewes is a historic town with ancient villages and picturesque downland set in the heart of the South Downs. Lewes has a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops to enjoy.

A visit to Brighton during your stay is a definite! Brighton is approximately 40 minutes by car from Eastbourne. Being the largest and most famous seaside resort in Sussex, Brighton offers a whole range of activities and attractions to suit everyone. Brighton has a mix of specialist shopping in The Lanes, a wealth of superb restaurants, beachfront fun and year round events. Attractions include an exotic palace, The Royal Pavilion, the pier, museums, Preston Manor, Brighton Marina and much more. If you are after a range of music events, the Brighton Centre and the Brighton Dome stage classic to contemporary acts. Brighton is a historic city with a modern twist and we just love our regular visits.

The village of Battle, whose name originates from the Battle of Hastings in 1066, fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror, is worth a visit. Battle High Street has some quaint and interesting shops and restaurants together with a Norman church.

Hertmonceux is a village near Hailsham in East Sussex and is home to the magnificent Herstmonceux Castle.

Bexhill on Sea is also situated in 1066 country between the towns of Eastbourne and Hastings. Bexhill is set amongst some picturesque countryside with an array of castles and historic attractions to explore.

Hastings lies on the Sussex coast and is made up of the historic old town and the modern town. Hastings is well known for the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and is home to Europe's largest beach launched fishing fleet. Attractions include the cliff-top country park, Hastings pier and the White Rock Theatre. There are many events staged throughout the year.

A little further afield in Sussex is the beautiful town of Rye which is also bathed in history. A relaxed wander through the cobbled streets will reveal well preserved historic houses and a medieval church. Rye offers a range of things to do from visiting Rye Museum to enjoying the tea rooms and quaint shops .


Pevensey Bay is situated just a few miles from Eastbourne, nestled within the heart of 1066 country. Pevensey itself is a small village built on the east side of Pevensey castle. Pevensey Bay nestles within the beautiful and unspoilt stretch of coastline also known as 'the sunshine coast', due to the great deal of sunshine it enjoys throughout the year.

A few miles down the road towards Eastbourne is The Sovereign Harbour Marina providing a wide selection of restaurants and bars to suit every taste. The adjacent Waterfront Retail Park comprises a multiplex cinema, restaurant and selection of popular retail outlets including an Asda superstore.

Drive a little further along the coast road and you will reach the Eastbourne seafront, offering plenty of family attractions, including water sports, children's theme parks, mini golf, gardens, a Victorian Pier, a Napoleonic fortress, a leisure pool, the Dotto Train, boat trips and a 1930's Bandstand. There are many special events taking place throughout the course of the year in Eastbourne, including world class tennis at Devonshire Park and the spectacular Airbourne Show.

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24 Oct 2014



My wife and I, plus our three children (ages 4, 7 and 9) stayed at The Beach House in October 2014, and enjoyed it tremendously! There's nothing quite like waking up to blue skies (we got lucky with the weather during our 12 day stay), and the sound of waves and seagulls...

Everything about The Beach House was pretty top notch, and we had pretty much everything we could have ever needed at our disposal to have a great time.

The clincher for us was during a three day visit to London: despite the London Eye, Hamleys, Big Ben, the Tube, and other attractions, the only place all of us wanted to be was back at The Beach House!

Highly recommended!

What a wonderful title to your review about your stay at The Beach House..."Perfection!" Describing everything provided as 'top notch' was just lovely too. Knowing that you'd been able to visit London and all the sights, but then wanted to hurry back to The Beach House to enjoy all that it has to offer is what we want for all our guests! Thank you so much for your extremely complimentary review. We would love you all to come and stay again when you're back in the UK.

21 Sep 2014


"Actually on the beach!"

This beautiful home is actually on the beach which I hadn't fully grasped from the description of the property. Our kids loved pottering on the beach and dipping in the sea and being able to rush back inside to warm up within a minute or two. The house is a great space for people to be together, ample space to sit and lounge around and to eat as well. The rooms were great for our needs and the bedding was fresh and fluffy. The house had everything you could need for time together from games and DVDs to kayaks and every kitchen utensil. We had a lovely time, thank you so much

The Beach House really is the perfect place for everyone, but as you particularly mention, it really is perfectly positioned for children to run up to The Beach House and down to the beach, in and out of the sea, even now that we're beginning to see Autumn days! We agree that 'the home is a great space to be together' as it is open plan in design and we are glad that you enjoyed our 'fresh and fluffy bedding' too. It really does sound like you all had a wonderful time.

19 Sep 2014


"Quite & Relaxing Holiday Location"

The Beach House has every thing you need for a great holiday, well equipped the house its self is light and airy, and being located right on the beach is great for all out door activities or you can just take in the fantastic sea views from the comfort of your armchair.
We enjoyed our stay at the beach house and hope to return next year.

It is encouraging to hear that you had everything that you needed for a great holiday. We are constantly adding to and improving all that The Beach House has to offer our guests and always aim to respond to any guest suggestions as quickly as we can. So many of our guests do exactly as you did and just sit and relax in the armchairs to enjoy the beautiful sea view! We look forward to booking you in for another relaxing break next year.

15 Sep 2014


"Stylish accommodation, idyllic location"

This is a very attractive bungalow, thoughtfully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and blessed with superb sea views. We found a chocolate cake and tea/coffee/milk waiting for us - such a welcoming touch. We were lucky enough to have good weather, but games and DVDs were provided for rainy days. Pevensey Bay is a brilliant location; good shops in the village, and endless things to do and see within a few miles.

We are so glad that you enjoyed our welcome cake and tea/coffee/milk upon your arrival - we aim to give our guests a warm welcome. The superb sea views are a total blessing, we agree! The weather that you enjoyed was amazing too,'with not a drop of rain all week'! Let us know when you are wanting another September break and we'll book you in.

10 Aug 2014


"Perfect for a relaxing holiday."

We stayed at the property with our two teenage sons for a weeks relaxing break and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute, in fact we wished that we had booked two weeks!
The Beach House couldn't be in a better position, to sit in the garden just looking at the sea, perfect.
The accommodation was great and the beds comfy, although I'm not sure how an adult could manage to sleep on the bunk beds as they weren't very solid!! The welcome card and cake were a lovely touch and the correspondence from Pip was excellent.
We enjoyed visiting Sovereign Harbour with it's restaurants and as the weather was fantastic, sitting outside and having a drink or meal.
We walked along the beach to The Aqua Club several times, the meals there were lovely and the view wonderful.
I wouldn't hesitate to book this fantastic property if we visit this part of England again. If you want a chilled out break then this is the place for you.

Thank you for your shining review of The Beach House. It really is in a 'brilliant position' as you say. We love the restaurants at The Sovereign Harbour too - so many to choose from! To call The Beach House 'a fantastic property' is so appreciated. We also loved the fact that you wanted to stay for two weeks rather than one! Please come and stay for longer next time!

9 Aug 2014


"Idyllic location"

The house directly accessing the beach is fantastic for all the family. The outdoor seating was great for sitting and watching the boats and making the most of the weather, at night we were able to star gaze, The house had everything we could possibly need and then some, having more crockery, pots and pans than i have at home.
We had a great time and wont hesitate in booking again for our next visit to Pevensey Bay.

Thank you so much for your complimentary review of your stay at The Beach House. As you say, the 'direct access to the beach is perfect for the family' and the star gazing at night is excellent. We are glad that you found the kitchen so well equipped. It is so easy to cook in the open plan kitchen too. We would love to welcome you and the family back again.

7 Jul 2014


"lovely beach house"

we stayed at 262 coast road for a 40th birthday weekend and it was fantastic. wonderful access straight onto the beach which allowed us to make full use of the kayaks each day. Very well equipped kitchen, huge fridge and BBQ which meant we could keep the costs down and enjoy the sunny weather on the deck. lovely touches such as the chocolates and cake made it all the better. friendly neighbours that until you see them going down to the sea, you would hardly know were there. very enjoyable and relaxing weekend, can't wait to stay again

What a lovely idea to celebrate a 40th birthday for a long weekend! The Beach House is becoming a popular holiday venue for birthday and family celebrations! So glad that you were able to make use of our kayaks each day, together with BBQs enjoyed outside in the sunny weather. Come and stay again very soon.

28 Jun 2014


"Relaxing and refreshing - the perfect break!"

We chose the Beach House for a relaxing break after completing university work deadlines and exams and it couldn't have been a more perfect break! It was easy to book with prompt replies and info from Pip. On arrival, the Beach House was spotlessly clean and welcoming, and very well appointed with everything to make it a home from home. Comfy beds, soft towels, a lovely shower; it is a really comfortable house to stay in. The view from the open plan living area is just spectacular! We enjoyed gorgeous sunny weather, sunbathing in the garden and walks on the beach. It is an excellent location for exploring the local area - we enjoyed a fantastic day in Brighton which is just 40 minutes away. We planned plenty of other sightseeing trips but due to the good weather mostly just relaxed and enjoyed the beach. This is a wonderful house and location which we would whole heartedly recommend to others, especially groups and families as there is plenty to do for children and the house and garden are very safe for little ones. We cannot wait to rebook!

We are so glad that you found your week at The Beach House to be such a relaxing time for you both, after all your hard work. Being able to choose to just stay and sunbathe and relax and enjoy the beach, or go out and about to explore is a great dilemma to have in such 'spectacular' surroundings! We are also glad that you found the beds 'comfy', the towels 'soft' and the shower 'lovely' - all parts of a holiday home that we think are important for our guests. The Beach House is absolutely 'great for families and groups who want to have a break together' too and we can't wait for you to book up again very soon!

22 Jun 2014


"Amazing property and fantastic value"

We stayed here with extended family for a celebration of my husband's 65th birthday.

Well what can we say - everything that we could possibly want was provided, including tea and cake and chocolates on the bed when we arrived. Even though everything is to a high standard it still felt homely and comfortable.
There is something very relaxing about being able to sit and look out to sea, especially using the binoculars provided.
We would definitely like to return as would others in our group and cannot recommend it highly enough and feel privileged to have stayed here.

How lovely that you were all able to celebrate your husband's 65th birthday as a family at The Beach House. As you so kindly mentioned, a stay at The Beach House really does 'provide everything that you could possibly want in a homely and comfortable' setting. You are absolutely right when you say how 'relaxing it is to just sit and watch the sea'. Thank you for your 'high recommendations' to others to come and enjoy all that you were able to experience. We will welcome you all again with open arms for your next family celebration!

13 Jun 2014


"It couldnt have been better, it could have been longer!"

I've just spend the weekend at the Beach house with 7 friends all celebrating our 50th year. We were all speechless as we gazed through the wide glass doors at the shingly garden full of poppies … More

Thank you so much for the most wonderful review from your celebration weekend away at The Beach House with your seven friends. Being able to celebrate your 50th together must have been lovely. The words that you have chosen to describe the garden and sea view, such as 'exquisite' and the duvets as 'sumptuous' are much appreciated. 'Wanting for nothing' and it feeling like you were holidaying on 'your own private beach' perfectly sum up a stay at The Beach House. We are so glad that you are now 'Pevensey converts' and we would love to welcome you back for a longer stay very soon!

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