Elegant Seaside Paradise
About the home
Uninterrupted views of the sea, period features with modern facilities and fittings in this interior designed, elegant and comfortable flat, provide a calm haven for total relaxation and romance. There is a fully equipped ultra modern kitchen with a luxury Nespresso Coffee machine for the perfect wake up coffee, ample storage for clothes and suitcases, and of course a very stylish bathroom. There are also lots of books, magazines, some DVD's and an I-Pod/I-Phone docking station with radio for entertainment, just in case the rain sets in. NEW: now also with FreeSat TV and DVD player.
But this being officially the sunniest spot in the UK, hopefully you get lots of sun to enjoy the beautiful surroundings outside. Being just cross the street from the promenade & the beach, and the only restaurant directly on the beach, Azur, with a stunning terrace to sit in the sun till late or watch the big waves from inside when it's a bit windy, could not be better.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Just accross the street, 10m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
This almost entirely white home features a very large, open plan living room/dining room and kitchen, tall ceilings and period features, with a mix of modern and antique furniture and a fully equipped, very modern kitchen.
The master bedroom is substantial with an open fireplace and a large period wardrobe, overlooking the tiered, decked rear garden. There is a very smart, fully tiled bathroom with ample store hidden behind mirrored cabinets, and a very cozy second bedroom with a very comfortable double sofa bed, opening onto the rear garden.
NEW: There's now a TV with Free Sat and a DVD player! There is also wireless broadband, a selection of DVD's to play on your computer and an I-Pod/I-Phone docking station/radio, and there is a washing machine and drying lines (just in case!). For your day on the beach there are folding beach chairs and mats.
Further details outdoors:
There is a Romeo and Juliet balcony at the front, perfect for a morning coffee at sunrise, or the decked garden on 3 levels at the rear for a snooze in the sun or drinks in the setting sun, well protected from any sea winds.
Just cross the street and you are on the promenade and beach.
There is free parking outside the house and in adjacent streets, or also a large car park with free overnight parking, just diagonally across the street so it does not spoil the view.
Walk or cycle along the promenade all the way to the old fishing harbour and Hastings Old Town in one direction, or all the way to the DeLaWarr Pavilion Bexhill in the other. The only 2 places located directly ON the beach are Azur, only 3 minutes walk away direction Hastings, or the Beach Cafe for a great English breakfast after a 30 minutes leisurely walk direction Bexhill (opens at 9am). Many local shops, bars and restaurants are in very close walking distance so no need for the car during your break.
Alternatively, explore the local region with its great natural beauty, historic places, many attractions and lovely historic towns and villages, such as Rye, Battle, Herstmonceux, Bodiam, Tenterden or Tunbridge Wells, to name but a few, all within just an hours drive.
I try to make your stay extra special, so please contact me for any special requests. This place is especially suited for people who love a bit of elegance and style, in a calm and relaxed setting.
Strictly no smoking. Property not ideal for children under 5.
Refundable breakages deposit of £250, to be refunded within 10 days latest of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The deposit will secure the booking, the rest of the rental fee is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
The South East England / Sussex region
As officially the warmest and sunniest place in the UK, this is a great area for lovers of sea food, seaside walks, country parks, nature walks, architecture, history, local customs and events, historic places and buildings, art, and galleries. And it's the birthplace of motor racing.
Much can be explored on foot, by bike and by car, with much more available within an hours drive for those who want to explore further afar.
There are 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.
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!
The Hastings, Sussex / St Leonards on Sea area
St. Leonard's-on-Sea was the first custom built seaside resort during mid 19C Regency times for the upper class people from London. Its many exquisite surviving squares, gardens, buildings and facades, especially in Burton St.Leonard's bear testimony to the grandeur of these times, and where the great architects James and Decimus Burton left their mark.
Today it is inviting with its quirky little shops, cafes and restaurants and is home to many galleries.
This is in start contrast to the modern town center of Hastings with its pedestrian zones and the large Priory Meadow shopping center, the buzzing seafront, and the many historic and listed buildings in the Old Town of Hastings, a medieval town formerly home to a community of mostly of farmers and fishermen, where the last remaining beached commercial fishing fleet in Europe squats on the shingle among the famous Rock A Nor net huts.
Hastings and St.Leonard's have 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, and now of course the recently opened Jerwood Gallery in Hastings' old harbour.
There are also many festivals here, one every month from July to December. In May the spring festival is also the official opening of the UK motorbike season and every biker seems to gather here on the first Monday in May. September is great 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, mini railway, Crazy Golf, Sea Life aquarium, museums, Smugglers Caves, the home of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, and so much more.
How to get there
Click map icons for more information
By Air: Nearest and easiest by air is London Gatwick, but there are also connections from Heathrow, London City Airport London or Lydd (from France)
By Train: It's only a 10 min walk to train to St Leonard's Warrior Square Station which you can reach from London, Brighton, Eastbourne or Ashford International (from Europe). As the walk is up and down, there is a taxi company right outside the station if you have luggage.
Ferry: There is easy access from the ferries at Folkestone and Dover, Newhaven too.
By car: It's a pleasant and easy drive along the coast from east or west or along the picturesque A21 down from London.
Activities near Hastings, Sussex
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Sep 2012
This apartment is just as in the photographs. Everything is finished to a very high
standard and the sea is just across the road. It is convenient to lots of activities and
Hastings is just along the promenade. We had a great holiday and will definitely be
Thank you for your lovely review and I am glad you found the actual experience as pleasing as the pictures you saw initially. Would be delighted to welcome you back! Don't forget there's a 10% discount for returning guests. Thank you for coming, it was a delight to meet you!
21 Aug 2012
When we arrived we were greeted by Petra, the owner of the apartment, who showed us around and informed of us of all amenities, she also left us a bottle of Cava and chocolates; which we thought were a lovely touch.
My Mother and I were impressed with the cleanliness and size of the apartment and the personal touches which made our stay very comfortable. The amazing position in St Leonards just across the road from the sea was excellent and a stroll along the promenade into busier Hastings.
I will certainly be recommending this break to friends and family!!
Thank you so much for that lovely review and the compliments to my lovely cleaning team, I am blessed to have them. I enjoyed meeting you both and I would be delighted to welcome you again any time! Remember there is a 10% loyalty discount for returning guests! Very best regards.
08 Aug 2012
There was everything you needed in this holiday home (please note there is no TV though) and the view from the balcony is stunning. There are books, magazines, DVD's, chairs for the beach, a garden, a balcony. There are radiators (but we did not need them).
The owner, Petra, provides oodles of candles and evenings were cosy, atmospheric and romantic.
There were four of us. Access to the tiered garden was via the 2nd bedroom ( sofa bed which had to be lifted up slightly to allow exit to garden) which meant it was easier just to use the balcony. Better view there anyway.
We loved this flat but were slightly disappointed with the condition and variety of shops on the shopping parade. It seemed slightly run-down. However, all that was forgotten once inside the flat. Inside it was luxurious.
Only slight negative of the flat - take a spare towel/sheet/ for the bathroom. There is no curtain at the window and the glass is plain. Decor and facility wise, I cannot fault this flat.
Thank you for that thorough review, very helpful. There is no TV as regretfully there is no TV reception on Marina. And I have found most people bring a laptop and one can watch TV via the internet that way. Thanks for the comment about the bathroom window. I will address this imminently. Best regards. Petra
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Crocuses & daffodils||6 Jan 13||25 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|Easter Week||25 Mar 13||2 Apr 13||£ 600||£ 120||£ 130||4 Nights|
|Spring blossoms are here||2 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||£ 480||£ 110||£ 130||3 Nights|
|Hurray its summer..!||2 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 600||£ 120||£ 130||1 Week|
|Indian Summer||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 500||£ 100||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Beautiful sunsets||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 480||£ 100||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Cuddles and Candles||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 450||£ 100||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Xmas & New Years Cheers||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 600||£ 120||£ 130||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Weekly rates apply for 7 night stays, from Saturday to Saturday. Minimum stay 3 nights.
High Season Summer Rates are also applicable during Easter, Xmas, New Year and Bank Holiday weekends/periods.
£250 deposit is due when booking your stay to secure the booking, rest of rental is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Refundable breakages and excessive cleaning deposit of £250 will be refunded latest within 5 days of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
We can accept payments by Bank Transfer or via Paypal.
6-8 weeks prior to arrival - Full deposit refund
4-6 weeks prior to arrival - 50% refund of total
2-4 weeks prior to arrival - 25% refund of total
7-14 days prior to arrival - 10% refund of total
1-7 days - No refundEnquire now
See below for next 9 months' availability - to see the next 24 months click here
Contact the owner
* Required fields
Please check the following errors:
1 year listed
You are contacting
The owner is based in the United Kingdom and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2012. This apartment has received 6 reviews from previous guests.
Verified property owner
This owner has been verified by our team
Payment for this home can be made directly to the owner.
Holiday homes in England (20,925)