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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located near the sea front and in Hastings historic old town, Potting Cottage offers the ideal escape for a romantic weekend or for a longer and leisurely break. It is an early 19th century fisherman's cottage that oozes charm and cosiness. Attached at its side is a smoke house that the fishermen would use to prepare the days catch of fish. Made fully residential in the late 1970's, both the smoke house and the cottage have been recently converted into this snug hideaway for holiday makers. The conversion retains the cottages rustic character while having been transformed into a special and stylish holiday home experience.
From the moment you enter, you will set your eyes upon the living rooms center piece the original early 19th century stone fire place newly restored and equipped with a with a wood burning stove. The room has solid wooden floors a new sofa bed and an antique rocking chair. There is a 32" LCD TV with built in DVD and Freeview. The living room also contains an antique wooden dining table that seats four. Accessed by patio doors, is a small private courtyard which can be lit by fairy lights, the courtyard is equipped with a portable barbeque and four chairs and table.
Located in the lower part of the old smoke house, the kitchen is compact and equipped for all needs containing a four ring ceramic hob cooker, washing machine, dish washer, fridge with ice box and microwave. There is also a kettle, toaster and stove top espresso maker. The kitchen has a supply of spices, herbs, oil & vinegar, tea, coffee and sugar.
On the first floor you will discover the atmospheric bedroom with a vaulted ceiling from which hangs a vintage chandelier. The room contains a small built in cupboard and a TV, DVD and Freeview. the comfortable king size bed can be easily detached into two single beds. From the bedroom you have access to the bathroom, now the top floor of the smoke house. Here you will find a walk in shower, toilet,heated towel hanging rail and basin with mirror bath cabinet containing a shaver point.
The cottage is ideally suited for two adults as it contains one bedroom with en suite bathroom. However, the comfortable pull out sofa bed in the living room can sleep two further guests, either adults or children. If you are booking for four then please be aware that access to the bathroom is only through the bedroom. Towels and bedsheets are provided for up to four guests. Free WIFI is available in the cottage. A picnic hamper is included and a portable barbeque- ideal for a picnic on the beach or the East Hill country park.
Do also be aware that as this is a coastal town there is naturally a noticeable population of sea gulls and sometimes they can be noisy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Less than 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The South East England region
Outside the Old Town
If you plan to walk further, then the beginning of the East Hill country park, with its stunning coastal views and woodland walks, is five minutes walk. There are steps up to the top of the hill or the top can be reached by the 19th century rail lift. Here, you will enjoy impressive views of the Old Town valley.
If you fancy a sea front stroll, then from the cottage it is a short walk further west to St. Leonards. In the 19th century the area was expanded to become a sea side resort and much of the impressive architecture from this era still remains along the sea front. A short drive, bike or bus ride will take you along the sea front to the nearby coastal town of Bexhill, with its art deco era De La Warr Pavillion.
Further inland from Hastings, historic medieval towns such as Winchealsea, Rye and Robertsbridge are a short drive as is the medieval Bodium Castle. If you want to enjoy beautiful, expansive gardens then Great Dixter and Batemans are also nearby.
Around the Old Town
Hastings Old Town is situated in a valley between the East and West Hills. Many of its houses date back to the Tudor era which can be seen on The High St and All Saints St. The cottage is located in a secluded little pedestrian lane or twitten, from which it is five minutes walk to the beach and a minutes walk to the Old Town High St. On the High St, and nearby George St., you will discover a number of classic Old Town pubs as well as a fine choice of cafes, restaurants, a bakery and a delicatessen. The area is also renowned for its abundance of antique shops. The old town leads directly onto the sea front area known as the Rock-a-Nore with its iconic and unique 25 foot high wooden black huts used to store the fishing equipment and still used for this purpose today. By the net huts is the Stade beach, Stade meaning landing place, where Hastings has Europe's largest beach launched fishing fleet. During the summer months the area becomes the location for a series of free music and art events. The Rock-a-Nore is also the location of the Fisherman's museum and the Jerwood art gallery with its cafe's balcony looking out onto the sea.
If you want to experience a more lively side to the Old Town then there are festivals to enjoy that take place throughout the year, such as the Green man festival, the Seafood and Wine Festival, Hastings Old Town week and the Bonfire Parade.
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30 Jun 2014
"Beautiful, beautiful little bolt hole! Perfect!"
This place is such a gem. We stayed for several days in May and it exceeded all expectations. It has been beautifully equipped and decorated. It feels like a home, not just somewhere to stay and the o… More
1 Jun 2014
"Perfect get away."
We stayed in the cottage over the bank holiday weekend and it exceeded all expectations. Location of the cottage is amazing everything was just on our doorsteps and dined at the local restaurants that… More
31 May 2014
"A Definite 11 out of 10 Rating from Us"
What a truly lovely cottage : really well-equipped, so very comfortable and right in the centre of the historic Old Town and a minute from the beach. It's hard to see how such a tiny cottage … More
27 Apr 2014
"A perfect home from home."
Not only was the cottage full of charm and completely spotless, it was also the most thoughtfully equipped holiday home imaginable! A cosy log fire, an absolutely enormous bed and very thing we needed… More
21 Apr 2014
"Perfection....10/10.....What an amazing cottage and stay!"
On entering we found local bakery bread and fresh apple juice...there was a lovely log fire as the centre piece and the whole please had a lovely warming atmosphere. It's the little touches that… More
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