Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
Marine Court – built in 1937 – is an iconic Art Deco residential building, originally designed as an apartment hotel for people seeking a pied-a-terre in St Leonards on Sea. The apartment many of the original 1930’s features, including original door handles, heating panel, kitchen (with ‘50’s additions), and bath room. They have all been restored; with modern adaptations. The South facing windows look directly onto the sea and promenade. On Sunday mornings you will be able to view the yacht club launch directly in front of the windows.
Situated directly on the coast near to Hastings, the building is referred to locally as The Ship, as its design is based on the Queen Mary liner, and looks as though it is at sea when viewed from Hastings Castle area.
The area has a wealth of wonderful castles and historic buildings, including Battle Abbey, site of the battle of Hastings. There are beautiful local nature reserves for walks - including the 1066 coastal walkway, bird watching and scenic views. St Leonards and Hastings has attracted a range of artists, so there are a wide range of galleries, studios and live music venues to cater to all tastes.
Rye, Bexhill - with its restored Art Deco De LA Warr Pavillion, and Winchelsea are all easy to get to from the apartment.
St Leonards-on-Sea is part of Hastings, East Sussex, England, lying immediately to the west of the centre. The original part of the settlement was laid out in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well-off; it also included a central public garden, a hotel, an archery, assembly rooms and a church, designed by Decimus Burton. Today’s St Leonards has extended well beyond that original design, although the original town still exists within it.
Hastings is located on the coast of East Sussex in England and is famous through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. Hastings was, for centuries, an important fishing port and has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Oppsite the apartment 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick, Nearest railway: St Leonards Warrior Square|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Part of what makes this apartment so special is the direct view on the sea and promonade. You could not get closer. It is lovely to view the sea during the day, and watch the moonlight reflected on the sea at night - all from the comfort of your own room!
|Further details outdoors|
Local unrestricted parking at the back of the building.
Beach directly opposite the apartment.
The South East England region
St Leonards and Hastings is known as one of the sunniest parts of the UK, and there are many outdoor activities to get involved with. There are local protected nature reserves which are good for walking, cycling, nature and bird watching. The 1066 coastal walkway provides an amazing view of the area. There are also plenty of sports activities - including those on the water. Golf and Crazy golf can all be found locally.
East Sussex has a wealth of castles and historic buildings, ancient Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, to modernist De LAs Warr Pavillion in Bexhill provide great visitor experiences. There is a wide range of cultural activites, art and photograhic galleries, as well as live music in various venues in the area.
We are also lucky to have excellent food and beverage from local farms and vineyards - some of which are open to visits. Fine dining, fine pub food, through to the best fish and chips are easily found throughout St Leonards and Hastings.
Marine Court has many great local eateries, bars and cafes, including St Clements, Bar Blah, Marina Post Office Tea Rooms, Relax and Smiths. The Taj Mahal for South Indian, and Gurka Chef for Nepalese food are also very popular. Hastings has a wide choice of restaurantsand bars - The Dragon Bar in George street is a favourite - with the best fish and chips provided at Maggies at Rock a Nore. Rock a Nore has also recently opened its old fenicular railway - taking you to the top of East Hill where the views are incredible. The aquarium and fishing museum are well worth the visit and the Jerwood Gallery is currently being developed in the area - planned to open shortly, so worth checking out.
St Leonards local architecture is known for the Regency Burton St Leonards development - James and Decimus Burton were known for their buildings in Bloomsbury and Tunbridge Wells. This conservation area is centred around the lovely St Leonards Gardens and has an array of wonderful buildings. In contrast, Marine Court and the sun lounge opposite reflect the modernist movement of the 1930's period and you can find a range of concrete modernist shelters and structures along the seafront.
Norman Rd is know for its antique and mid century modern shops - Skylon and Eras of Style are definitely worth a visit. You will also find Russian Art at the Baker Mamonova Gallery and photogracy at the Lucy Bell Gallery. Hastings Old town also has a great range of antique shops and galleries.
The local yacht club launch from the beach opposite the appartment, and you will see kayak's, wind surfing, canoes and swimmers - all of which you can join if you wish.