Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Walton Croft is in a quiet residential area looking out on trees and period buildings as well as the sea, yet is only minutes from the seafront promenade and the urban village of St Leonards. It is within a short walk of all the traditional English seaside attractions but also quality restaurants and bars, shops, gardens, theatre, leisure centre, teashops, museum, galleries and antique shops.
It's close to the station but also has easy parking. So a great touring base for visits to London, Brighton, Rye, Battle - castles, gardens, country houses and great coastal and woodland walking. If you love history, architecture, art, live music, gardens and nature, this is perfect for you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Leonards on Sea 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 90 km, Nearest railway: St Leonards Warrior Square 200 m|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
This is a compact apartment with a tastefully designed living room that is an L-shape into the contemporary, well-stocked spacious kitchen area. The double bed has a Vi-Spring mattress. Approached via a shallow stairway from the communal garden, the flat shares a landing with another one-bed holiday apartment and on the groundfloor is a 3-bed flat that sleeps 8 and has private outside space. So shared holidays are possible with separate accommodation.
Booking deposit is 40% of the rental. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Bank transfer, cheque or credit card by paypal.
The South East England region
William the Conqueror chose the sunny south-east to visit, and so should you! Loads of battle events, castles, and the small town of Battle where it all happened. October is the month to experience its re-enactment. It was Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's favourite hunting ground too and they've left their mark in castles, hunting lodges and the greatest Royal hunting ground, Ashdown Forest.
As well as being officially the warmest and driest area of the UK, this part of Sussex is packed with beautiful countryside for walking, nature reserves, architecture, gardens, live music, artistic and sporting interest, and it's the birthplace of motor racing.
There is unique birdwatching in the shingle habitats of Rye Harbour and Dungeness. Walking on the 1066 coastal walkway, the glorious clifftop Country Park, Brede Valley, the Cuckoo Trail, water sports on Bewl Water, the best modernist architecture in Britain and the full range of live music from classical at the De La Warr Pavilion to blues, jazz, bluegrass, Cajun, country and western, folk and tribute bands in most of the old fishing pubs.
Then there's Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, the homes of Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Anne Boleyn, Henry James, William Logie Baird, John Martyn...........everybody loves it here!
St Leonards arrived in the elegant mid-19C when James and Decimus Burton designed and built the exquisite Burton St Leonards and when every development had its garden, its square or its lake. And at the other end of the town nestles the beautiful, intriguing and even older Hastings Old Town where the last remaining beached commercial fishing fleet in Europe squats on the shingle among the famous net huts.
This town has so many artists, writers and musicians per square yard that you cannot help running into art galleries, live music and commemorative blue plaques of historic resident authors wherever you look.
There are festivals here every month from July to December. September is my favourite with the Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings and St Leonards and a great one in Rye; the famous Hastings Seafood and Wine festival as well. October is the month to re-experience all the aspects of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.
MAY 4-7 JACK-in-the-GREEN pagan spring festival - highlight of the year
JULY 17 - Olympic torch runs through the town
JULY 22 - Pirates Day. The whole town will be dressed in Pirates costumes to take part in the Guinness Record. Don't be left out!
And not forgetting the kids, the fabulous seaside fairground, Crazy Golf, Sea Life, museums, the Clambers in and outdoor Total Child Experience, Smugglers Caves, the home of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, and so much more.