About the home
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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Hastings, 100m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 50m
|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:||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 suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and 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. On request we can organise a weekly car park permit which allows you to park your car in any of the public car parks around town. The cost is £22 per car per week.
A 25% deposit is payable on booking with the remainder due 8 weeks before the arrival date. For bookings within the 8 week period payment will be due in full. In addition a £200 holding deposit for any damage will be taken, repayable within 7 days of departure.
The South East England / Sussex 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.
The Hastings, Sussex area
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!
How to get there
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Gatwick Airport is the nearest and easiest, less than 100km away and many car hire companies at the airport. Alternatively a direct train runs from Gatwick airport to Hastings station which is short taxi ride to the property.
Easy access from the Channel ferry ports at Dover, Folkestone and Newhaven. It's a very pleasant drive along the coast from any of the ports to Hastings.
Coming from London by car is around 90 minutes as is the direct train service from Charing Cross or Victoria Stations.
Activities near Hastings, Sussex
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
01 Jan 2013
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
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... 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,... more
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! :-)
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 415||-||-||3 Nights|
|4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 535||-||-||1 Week|
|11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 415||-||-||3 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 535||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 455||-||-||3 Nights|
|6 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 540||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 535||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 465||-||-||3 Nights|
|14 Sep 13||19 Oct 13||£ 415||-||-||3 Nights|
|19 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 455||-||-||3 Nights|
|2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 360||-||-||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% deposit payable on booking with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. For bookings made within 8 weeks 100% is payable on booking. A £200 security deposit to cover damage is payable, refundable within 7 working days of the departure date. Bank transfer, PayPal or cheques are accepted.Enquire now
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