Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in a prime location in the heart of historic Hastings Old Town, 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 major refurbishment to a high standard and is located in a pretty side street, a stone's throw from the beach and a short walk from the Old Town cafes, delicatessens, restaurants, bars, galleries and vintage/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. There is a small shower room serving this bedroom 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 BOSE 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 (Heron Gulls) which are a protected species. Guests 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 on the sea front 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 send you the form for you to complete ahead of your stay and take to the Council office to obtain the permit.
Please note that Hastings is a seaside town famous for its fishing fleet. This means there are lots of seagulls which are a protected species. They can be very noisy, day and night, particularly in the Spring and Summer months when their young are in the nest. Some people love them, some find the various noises they make annoying. We feel it necessary to point this out to our guests beforehand.
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. See www.visit1066country
Many great stately homes and gardens are within a short drive of the town as are several award winning vineyards offering tours and wine tasting. Certainly worth a visit!
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5 Apr 2014
"Comfortable property, ideally located"
This is a well kept and equipped property, with everything that we needed. We stayed with a 6 month old baby and was very convenient with much in easy walking distance, and a good size downstairs area where we could leave the pushchair.
Colin, the owner was very helpful providing information beforehand and the welcome pack of essential groceries on arrival was very welcome.
2 Mar 2014
This property is well located in Hastings Old Town with easy access to interesting shops , bars, restaurants and the beach.The house was tastefully decorated, comfortable and equipped to a very high s… More
11 Feb 2014
"Brinkbourne is a perfect holiday property"
Brinkbourne is an ideal holiday property situated in the heart of the endlessly interesting Hastings Old Town. It is a well-presented property and has all one needs for an enjoyable stay:
comfortable beds and good quality linen
central heating and excellent showers
a modern hob and oven
internet access, t.v and radio
clean and tidy and well decorated
We have stayed in other properties in Hastings; this is top of the list!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Brinkbourne. I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Colin
28 Oct 2013
"Fantastic place to stay"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brinkbourne. The house was exactly as advertised and provided us with everything we needed. The house has been finished to a high standard and very comfortable. Having access to free WI FI was great.
Brinkbourne is situated in a fantastic location to explore Hastings and Old Town. Seafront, restaurants, bars and shops are within a few minutes walk which was great as we didn't have a car.
Booking this house was easy and Colin provided us with all the information we required well ahead of time.
We would definitely stay here again.
16 Oct 2013
"The Perfect stay"
Excellent location and a very nice apartment/house in The Old Town.
Nothing much to ask for really, maybe one more week.
1 Jan 2013
"Beautiful, well located townhouse - excellent place to stay"
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Hastings. Brinkbourne is perfectly located, close to the seafront and the interesting shops of the Old Town. The house was immaculate, looked exactly like the pictures and was ideal for our needs: the kitchen was well supplied with excellent cooking utensils, etc; the bedrooms were comfortable; the bathrooms warm and equipped with power showers; the lounge nicely furnished with a wood burner and TV/DVD player (we have young children so were in every evening!).
Booking was very straightforward and efficient, and Colin provided us with all the information we needed prior to arrival, and was very approachable with any questions. On arrival, there was an information pack with details relating to the house and local amenities, and a welcome pack of muesli, milk and fruit which was much appreciated on our first morning.
We would definitely go back. The only concern I would have in recommending to families with young children is the steep stairs. This was fine for us as our toddler is old enough to manage but a few months ago she wouldn't have done. We were warned about this before booking so knew what to expect on arrival.
10 Dec 2012
"Unexpected haven, perfect location"
Brinkbourne was a home-away-from-home for me and my wife. After a month of suitcase dragging through eastern Europe, we found Brinkbourne to be very comfortable and welcoming. It is perfectly positio… More
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Brinkbourne as the feedback is useful and helpful for others when choosing where to stay in Hastings. We look forward to welcoming you both back, hopefully in the not too distant future. Until then, regards, Colin.
18 Oct 2012
Brinkbourn was much more than we had hoped for! Located in the heart of Hastings Old Town an just 200 m away from the coast it is a perfect place for those who like to abond their cars for a while. Independent retailers, lovely art and second hand shops, an extraordniarily nice bakery stroke organic foodstuffs supplier (Judges Bakery in High Street) as well as a number of traditional pubs and cafés are right in front of Brinkbourns door step. The commercial centre of Hastings is a ten minute walk away (or 15 minutes along the coastal promenade), the station (which runs direct services to London) about 20 minutes on foot (with two children aged 6 and 9!).
Brinkbourne itself is a lovely refurbished terraced house, tiny but extravagantly comfortable for 2 to 4 people. The kitchen offers a dishwasher, microwave, stove and oven as well as the obligatory kettle for tea and a Nespresso coffee maker. The owner has given great attention to detail (high quality equipment, tastful designs etc.).
On arrival we found fresh fruit in the bowl on the kitchen table, a box of musli and 4 pints of milk in the fridge. The Nespresso capsules provided took us over the first three days and tea drinkers would have profited even longer. Communication with the owner was easy and reliable.
Hastings has a lot to offer for families. Our children loved the shipwreck museum and the lifeboat exhibition the most, and the trip in the East Hill Railway is surely memorable. Before our holiday I had researched things to do around Hastings, too, such as Battle, Bodiam Castle or a trip to Brighton. But apart from a day trip to London we didn't do any of these as Hastings itself has so much going for it. We didn't even manage to do the Smugglers adventure or Hastings Castle. So we'll definitely have to come back!
There is only one problem we could not solve: Where can you buy Nespresso capsules in Hastings??? Our tip: Bring them with you! Or: When in England, do as the English do: Drink tea! :-)
9 Oct 2012
"Everything just perfect"
Lovely, nice decorated house.
Starter kit for every thing you need the first day(s).
Well prepared information and tips about everything around the house, the surroundings,
where to go, where to eat out...
Tell all of your friends about it and you´ll never have the opportunity to stay there again ;)
5 Sep 2012
"Brinkbourne is firstclass accommodation"
We had such a good holiday at Brinkbourne. This apartment has everything,top of the range appliances,coffee maker,TV,I pod dock, power shower, the lot.
Hastings is a great seaside town,we loved the fresh fish shops,fish and chips good too! many of the pubs in the old town sell REAL ale,Shepperd Neame brews are excellent. lots of live music as well. Places to visit are; Rye,Battle and Bodiam castle.But if you don't want to drive anywhere buy a weekly parking ticket and enjoy all the wonderful Hastings shops,museums,arcades etc.
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