About the home
Fern cottage is owned by a local artist and her husband and sits within the owners secure, electric gated grounds. Built in an English heritage style it has exposed beams with a stunning interior and a private olde English cottage garden. It is located on the outskirts of town, but is under a 4 minute drive away from central St. Leonards and the Seafront.
For the second year running Fern cottage has been awarded the AA self catering 4 star certificate.
St. Leonards is quirky, has some great architecture, interesting streets, with shops offering everything from every day necessities, to antiques. Along the seafront there are art galleries, coffee shops and a cultural mix of eating places. Its close neighbour Hastings with its Old Town, working fishing beach, smugglers caves, traditional seaside activities, museums, and much more is an historic gem,waiting for you to explore.
Surrounding St. Leonards are many pretty villages and towns, the nearest being Battle (famous for the1066 Battle of Hastings). Along the coast is Eastbourne which sits at the foot of the South Downs National Park (a must for walkers), and further up the coast is the town of Brighton (nick-named Little London), which has a lively bohemian atmosphere, evident both day and night.
London itself is easily reached via Warrior Square Station (mainline to Charing Cross) , and West St, Leonards Station, to London Victoria (via Lewes). A 1hr 45min journey takes you right into the heart of London.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||St. Leonards/Hastings, 2km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 800m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The master bedroom has a King size bed.
There is a utility room with sink and washer/dryer
Further details outdoors:
Private rear garden, with table, chairs and umbrella.
Secure electric gated parking, right next to the cottage
Wheelchair users welcome, we have a downstairs shower room, but please note, all bedrooms are upstairs.
We accept cheques ,debit / credit card payment or bank transfer.
Damage deposit £120, required with balance of final payment. Refundable within two weeks of departure, subject to satisfactory inspection.
Key and gate fob deposit £60, required with balance of final payment. Refundable on day of departure, subject to safe return of key and fob.
30% of rental to secure booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
We consider short bookings (min 3 days)
There is NO winter fuel suppliment. All our prices include mains gas and electricity
The South East England / Sussex region
St. Leonards, East Sussex, is an historic seaside town, surrounded by rolling fields, and Chalk Downs. It has more than the average hours of UK sunshine, beauty, history, and its close proximity to London, make it a popular holiday destination. Traditional England is what's on offer here, the seaside; villages; old pubs; castles; historic houses; parks and gardens, and much more.
The Hastings, Sussex / St Leonards on Sea area
St. Leonards was created by builder James Burton in 1827-1837 and added to by his son Decimus Burton in 1850s - 1860s. Popular with royalty and the aristocracy it gradually expanded and merged with Hastings. Some of the oldest houses in Hastings can be found in All Saints Street (Old Town), and date back to 1450.
On the beach stand the wooden fishing huts which are still in use today as storage for nets and ropes by Hastings fishing fleet, which is the largest beech moored fishing fleet in the UK.
Cut into the cliffs are the East and West Cliff funicular railways. The West takes passengers up to spectacular views across the Old Town, Fishing Beech and gives a seaside panorama. The East takes passengers up to the hills of Hastings Country Park (a must for walkers). Places to visit in Hastings include:
Fishermens museum and market.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Old Town Museum
Clambers Play Centre
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
Hastings Country Park
There are always guided tours of Burton St. Leonards, The Stade, and Hastings Old Town, available.
Local Festivals include:
St. Leonards Festival (July)
Old Town Carnival Week (31 July - 8 Aug)
Hastings Beer and Wine Festival (July)
Seafood and Wine Festival (September)
Coastal Currents Arts Festival (Aug-Sept)
How to get there
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Fern Cottage, on the South coast, is easily accessible from Gatwick and Heathrow airports, either by train, via London, or by car, via the M25 and the A21.
From the Port of Dover or Newhaven, it is an easy and scenic drive along the Coastal Roads, as is the drive from Folkstone through Kent.
There are always Taxis available at Hastings and St. Leonards railway stations.
Specific instructions on how to reach the property will be given at the point of booking.
Activities near Hastings, Sussex
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Oct 2012
We stayed here for a week in September and we were very pleased with the accommodation. The house is very well designed and furnished. The double bed is exceedingly comfortable - so rare in holiday... more
10 Sep 2012
We had a wonderful time at Fern cottage. Myself, My Wife and two teenage children stayed for the last week in August, and we would recommend it without hesitation. We were greeted warmy by Peter & Viv (the owners) on arrival, and found wine and chocolates waiting for us. One big advantage of this property is that the owners live close by, so and issues (not that we had any) can be addressed very quickly. The cottage itself is spacious and well equipped, but still has a cosy feel to it, and the nice, secluded private garden was a lovely place to sit and polish off the wine! Beds were very comfortable, and having two showers is a real blessing when one has a teenage daughter. The area is great, with shops and supermarkets close by, and Hastings itself is lovely place, with plenty of things for kids and adults to do. The train station is about half a mile away, and has regular services direct to Charing Cross, right in the heart of London.
All in all, we had a great time, and wouldnt hesitate to book this cottage again.
02 Oct 2011
The initial attraction was that the owners accepted credit cards which made currency issues a lot easier, had a parking place next to the cottage, and were very helpful with general travel enquiries... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April/May 2012||31 Mar 12||5 May 12||£ 605||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2012||5 May 12||26 May 12||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|May/June 2012||26 May 12||9 Jun 12||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2012||9 Jun 12||30 Jun 12||£ 530||-||-||1 Week|
|July/August 2012||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2012||1 Sep 12||8 Sep 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2012||8 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept/October 2012||29 Sep 12||21 Oct 12||£ 461||-||-||1 Week|
|October 2012||21 Oct 12||28 Oct 12||£ 513||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct/Nov/Dec 2012||28 Oct 12||16 Dec 12||£ 485||-||-||1 Week|
|Dec/Jan 2013||16 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 758||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan/Feb 2013||6 Jan 13||10 Feb 13||£ 456||-||-||1 Week|
|Feb/March 2013||10 Feb 13||31 Mar 13||£ 517||-||-||1 Week|
|March/April/May 2013||31 Mar 13||5 May 13||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|May/June2013||5 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 543||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||2 Jun 13||9 Jun 13||£ 687||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||9 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 543||-||-||1 Week|
|July/Aug/Sept 2013||30 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 738||-||-||1 Week|
|Sept 2013||8 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 517||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payments by cheque, credit / debit card or bank transfer
There is NO winter fuel surcharge. All our prices include mains gas and electricity.Enquire now
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