Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Brinkbourne offers possibly the best combination you could look for in a holiday home. Over 3 floors the building has been the subject of a stunning refurbishment for 2012 and is located in a pretty side street, a stone's throw from the beach, yet right in the heart of the gem that is Hastings Old Town with its cafes, delicatessens, restaurants, bars, galleries and design/antique shops. Brinkbourne is a charming light filled period property with polished wood floors and many original features throughout, whilst the refurbishment has added a contemporary twist with a blend of luxurious fittings and tasteful one-off mid-century modern furnishings.
There is wi-fi throughout the property.
For couples or families Brinkbourne's accommodation offers both comfort and flexibility with a spacious light sitting room and separate luxury dining kitchen on the first floor. On the second floor each of the 2 bedrooms is served by its own brand new shower room with power showers, heated towel rails and underfloor heating. The large ground floor entrance hall has space to store a couple of bikes, pram, paddle board, walking gear or whatever you need to make your holiday complete.
Bedroom 1 has a wonderfully comfortable king size bed, built-in wardrobe and the shower room ensuite. Bedroom 2 has the advantage of a king size bed which can be configured as 2 single beds. The shower room serving this bedroom is on the adjacent landing.
The light bright sitting room with modern shutters has comfortable seating for 4, including a large sofa, snuggler chair and an Eames lounge chair with footstool. The room has an enamel wood burning stove for cooler months, a 40" LCD TV, DVD player and an iPod docking system.
The luxury kitchen has granite worktops, German appliances and a Nespresso coffee machine. A large dining table comfortably seats 4. Depending on the time of year and length of stay a welcome pack will be included for our guests.
The beach is within 80 metres as is the new Jerwood Gallery and less than a 10 minute walk is the East Hill and Hastings Country Park with its coastal walks.
Please note that Hastings is a fishing town and Brinkbourne is close to the beach, so there are lots of seagulls which are a protected species. Guest should be aware that they can be noisy, particularly during the breeding season between April/May and August.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hastings 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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 100 km, Nearest railway: Hastings 2 km|
|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, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
The spacious ground floor hallway leads directly off the street with space to store a pram or bikes if needed. A travel cot is available on request at no additional charge.
|Further details outdoors||
Properties in the Old Town rarely have private parking facilities, however, there are several parking options close to Brinkbourne, paid and free (further afield), details of which will be sent before arrival. Alternatively you can obtain a weekly or fortnightly car park permit from the Information Centre at the Town Hall which allows you to park your car in any of the public car parks around town. The cost is £23 per car per week and we can obtain the form for you to complete and take to the Council office to obtain the permit.
The South East England region
Hastings vies for the annual title "Sunniest Place in Britain". WIth a wealth of history this part of Sussex, close to the border with Kent, is packed with beautiful countryside for walking, cycling and a wide range of outdoor activities, nature reserves and vineyards. The historic town of Hastings most famously associated with the 1066 battle, has a wealth of facilities and is known for its artistic and bohemian lifestyle.
Within a short drive are some wonderful country houses and gardens, Sissinghurst (former home of Vita Sackville-West), Chartwell (Winston Churchill), plus other famous names such as Rudyard Kipling, Anne Boleyn and Henry James to name only a few.
Not only are there great country houses, but iconic architecture such as the Art Deco gem of the De La Warr Pavilion at nearby Bexhill on Sea and the wonderful Regency architecture of Decimus Burton in neighbouring St Leonards. Brighton, that most famous of British seaside towns is an hour away by car or train.
Unique habitats such as Dungeness beach, the Seven Sisters coastal cliff walk and Beachy Head at nearby Eastbourne, plus other historic towns such as Rye and Battle make this a diverse holiday location.
Hastings, famous for the 1066 battle is also the birthplace of television with John Logie Baird having lived and worked on his inventions here. The town famed for its fishing beaches over centuries still has Europe's largest shore based fishing fleet. Unique to Hastings and now with preserved status, the tall black wooden net huts nestle against the beach and the steeply rising East Cliff leading to 345 acres of coastal country park and some wonderful walks.
Overall the topography of the Hastings is superb with its East and West Hills, each served by a Cliff Railway. Whether you walk up the hills or take the railway the reward of the views is well worth the trip.
Hastings has a deservedly good reputation for food. You can buy the fish freshly caught that morning from many vendors on the seafront. There are great restaurants within a couple of hundred metres, Webbes (fish), Pomegranate and Lathams to name just a few. Organic foods abound with Judges Bakery on the High Street offering a wide selection of artisan breads and cakes baked on the premises as well as fruit, vegetables and a whole range of tasty treats.
For those looking for more traditional seaside entertainments you will not be disappointed. Play crazy golf on the sea front, go to the funfair, Smuggler's Caves, the Shipwreck Museum and Sea Life Centre are all close at hand.
Hastings is well known for its love of festivals, be in Jack in the Green, a pagan drumming festival in May, the world record breaking Pirate's Day or the month long Coastal Currents arts festival. More recently the annual Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival has become a major fixture in the calendar.
Many great stately homes and gardens are within a short drive of the town as are several award winning vinyards, offering tours and wine tasting. Certainly worth a visit!