Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
You would find it hard to find a better location, the views from all the windows of this apartment have the most amazing views of the sea. In order to ensure you have a wonderful stay, we have filled in with luxurious details to make sure you really enjoy your 'home from home'. We want you to love the place like we do, tell your friends and come and stay again!
There is also a lot to see in Hastings to keep you busy for many days. Whether you wish to explore the many historic locations around this area in: Battle, Rye and Bexhill-on-sea, or prefer to enjoy the coastline and take some leisurely walks, you will be assured that you can do it all based in this wonderful location.
Hastings is one of Britain's oldest fishing ports. Fishing boats have worked from the beach in front of the old town for over a thousand years and are now a tourist attraction. The Fisherman's Museum contains one of these fishing boats, the building was constructed around it.
Nearby Castles and Forts can be found at: Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Scotney, Bodiam and Camber. The Bodiam Castle in particular is a well preserved and beautiful castle with a moat in a lovely river location.
There are also many amazing festivals around this area throughout the year, which are well-worth attending, showing how vibrant this community can be.
Hastings enjoys loads of sun in the summer, this coastline has the most sun of anywhere in the UK.
Local Activities include the following: Hastings Aquarium,
Pitch n' Putt (sea-front),
Great Dixter House and Gardens (Rye),
Bodiam Castle (Robertsbridge),
Merriments Gardens (Hurst Green)
Great Dixter House and Gardens (Northiam, Rye),
Finchcocks Musical Museum,
Pashley Manor Gardens (Ticehurst),
Battle Abbey and Battlefield,
De La Warr Pavillion (Bexhill–on-Sea),
Battle Museum of Local History,
Pevensey Court House Museum and Jail,
WALKS: The Coastal Path and the Country Park walks are stunning and there are fabulous walks in and around the town. You can walk down from the East Cliff down the windy road and will eventually arrive in the centre of the historic old town with some truly wonderful old buildings to marvel at and enjoy, many still quirky characterful residences to this day! There is also a wonderful cycle path route along the entire length of the sea-front on the promenade
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Across the Road at 10 Metres 10 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport (London) at 62 Miles 80 km, Nearest railway: St Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station at 0.6 900 m|
|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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
• Large Open-plan Sitting Room/Dining Room/Kitchen – with large sash windows over-looking sea
• Corridor and open study area with internet connection
• Master Bedroom, double bed with en-suite shower and basin
• Bedroom 2, double bed (shared use of Main Bathroom)
• Bedroom 3, twin beds (shared use of Main Bathroom)
• Main bathroom with bath and Basin
• Separate WC with Basin (this is the only toilet in the apartment)
• Fantastic Sea-views from every window
• Sea-front location
• Built-in modern kitchen encompassing Oven, Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Iron and Ironing Board and all Mod Cons
• Central Heating
Hastings is one of only a few of the old style fishing locations where you will see every day the fishing vessels hauled onto the beach after the early morning fish. As a result the Fish and Chips in any of the local sea front cafes/restaurants is about as fresh as it could be. Some sellers along the front sell cups of shelled prawns, clams, cockles and other types of seafood for you to enjoy. The fish shop nestled amongst the Fisherman's Wharf (the old black timber constructions), is definitely worth a visit and is fun for children to see all the varieties available.
A favourite restaurant is Cosmo's (Chinese/Asian) on the Sea-front. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet while a Teppanyaki chef cooks your choice of fresh food while you wait. Other Asian delights of Sushi and the usual Duck pancakes, tiger prawns etc are on offer and there is even chicken nuggets and chips for the less adventurous in your party. Definitely worth a visit after a day of working up an appetite at the seaside!
|Further details outdoors|
There is free unrestricted parking available right outside the apartment or at the back of Marine Court (the big white ship building right across the square from the apartment). There is also parking on the sea front in some locations for free for a couple of hours. Cross the road and you are on the beach and the famous Banksy Street Art painting is on the beach just a few hundred yards up on the right!
Once booked, your booking will be held for up to seven days pending the Holding Deposit of 30% being received to secure the booking. Prior to arrival, the remainder of the payment will be required in full eight weeks before the arrival date. Payments are required in UK £ sterling at the agreed rate. Any currency fluctuations if transferring monies from abroad will be met by the person booking the apartment.
The South East England region
Hastings is one of Britain's oldest fishing ports. Fishing boats have worked from the beach in front of the old town for over a thousand years and are now a tourist attraction. The Fisherman’s Museum contains one of these fishing boats, the building was constructed around it!
There are so many places to go and visit around this area: Battle, Rye, Bexhill-on-Sea (De La Warr Pavillion) and nearby Castles and Forts can be found at Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Scotney, Bodiam and Camber. The Bodiam Castle in particular is a well preserved and beautiful castle with a moat in a lovely river location
Take the Venicular up to the East Hill and enjoy a fun walk at the top. Take a picnic and spend the day enjoying the breathtaking views of the coast that are hard to beat!
The Coastal Path and the Country Park walks are stunning and there are also some fabulous walks in and around the town. You can walk down from the East Cliff down the windy road and will eventually arrive in the centre of the historic old town with some truly wonderful old buildings to marvel at and enjoy, many still quirky characterful residences to this day!
If you enjoy cycling, there is a wonderful cycle path route along the entire length of the sea-front on the promenade – be prepared though for oblivious pedestrians to amble across your way in a daze!
The Beauport Park 18 Hole Championship Golf course is a 10 mile drive from the centre of Hastings in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just outside the centre of Battle. There is also a 9 Hole pitch and Putt course here and there are other Golf Courses in Camber, Sedlescombe and Cooden Beach Golf Club (Bexhill) nearby. Novice golfers and youngsters may enjoy the Pitch and Putt on the sea-front at Hastings!
Geocaching - I have recently found out that this is a great area for 'Geocaching' too, so how's about a trip down here to find out!
Under Marine Court (which is the big white building to your right as you face the sea), there are a variety of local shops including a small supermarket, a couple of bars and an off-licence. The restaurant Azur, at the Pavilion in front of Marine Court is worth a try especially on a sunny day and inland on the road behind you running towards London Road, there are many fun and quirky shops to look at including some great local fare. If you walk out of the apartment and walk along the sea-front having turned left, you are walking to the main town centre of Hastings. There is a plethora of shops, bars, restaurants and anything else you can need all within about a miles walk (which is a lovely walk in sunny weather).
Clambers Play Centre
For all the under 12's a great place to have fun in a playground full of balls, slides, climbing frames, ropes and much more. Watch your little bundles of joy play safe in the knowledge that the staff are constantly supervising in the centre. This is located on the cliff just behind the apartment. White Rock Gardens, Hastings, East Sussex Tel: (01424) 423778
Hastings is home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe, and you can buy the freshest of fish straight off the boats. Most of the fish caught by local boats are sold through Hastings Fish-market. This was built in 1993 by a non-profit company set up by the Fishermen's Protection Society on behalf of the fishing community.
This beautiful part of Hastings is home to Britain's largest beach launched fishing fleet. You can wander among the old fishing huts, buy fish caught that day by local boats, try the famous Fisherman's Rolls (delicious!), or stop for a well earned pint of one of the many local ales at the Dolphin Pub, which also serves wonderfully fresh fish from today's catch.
The museum is housed in a former church (dedicated to St Nicholas) which was built on the beach in 1854 to serve the local fishing community. It operated as a church until 1939 but was turned into a museum in 1956 by the Old Hastings Preservation Society. It looks after one of the famous net huts next to the building where you can also find the Edward and Mary which, in 1919, became the first locally-built fishing boat to be installed with an engine.
Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre
One of the greatest known concentrations of historic sunken ships lies off the shore of South-East England, particularly where it borders the English Channel, one of the busiest seaways in the world. Records show that nearly 1,000 ships have been swallowed by the sands of East Kent alone and many of these are in good condition because the soft sand and silt preserves the wood.
Visit Britain’s first Norman Castle, built by William the Conqueror. Enter the medieval seige tent and enjoy the 1066 Story, an exciting 20 minute audio-visual programme which covers the conquest and the rich history of the castle. Other attractions include the “Whispering Dungeons” and the once magnificent Eastern Gateway. Alternatively, just wander around on the cliff top, admire the castle and stop off at the cliff top cafe for a cup of tea or a glass of something stronger.
The Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains a rich mixture of displays relating to local themes and the culture of other lands. The Old Town Hall Museum is arranged as a walk back in time through the history of Hastings Old Town.
White Rock Theatre
This premier arts venue on Hastings seafront has welcomed a host of international stars and has a great programme of theatre, comedy and dance shows. In tribute to its home town, the theatre has a capacity of 1,066 seats in its split-level auditorium. This theatre is only a couple of minutes walk along the sea front from your holiday apartment. Why not stop for pre- or post-theatre drinks at the lovely White Rock Hotel bar,
The new Art Gallery at The Stade opening this year 2012, is set to be a new exciting showcase for contemporary artists from around the world and will put Hastings on the map as the Turner Gallery did for St Ives. Hastings is a lively bustling town and no matter what kind of entertainment you enjoy, you are sure to find something fun to do here!