Hastings St Leonards on Sea
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This gorgeous , Georgian boutique, two bedroom flat in Hastings St Leonards is a family treat, a romantic hideaway or an artists dream.Straight out the pages of house and garden. The house has two large bedrooms, one gigantic living room, with theatre like curtains, beautifully accessorised full of wonderful lighting chandeliers and candles a home from home. The bathroom with huge georgian bateau style bathroom for two to lounge in and walk in marble shower.
The kitchen is French style and opens onto front garden which has a raised patio where we usually have our coffee on in the mornings and read a paper on the bench . With enormous 12ft ceiling height so one feels free and relaxed. Perfect for a restful romantic weekend away, or to write and paint and create, or for a young family ( we have a cupboard full of games and drawing materials including an easel which you can use . There are also hundreds of DVDS art house books and novels galore and in addition an ipod dock and cd players with all the cds from the last thirty years all for your use.
Situated five minutes walk from the beach and St Leonards famous antique haunt the Norman road with the famous st clements michelin star restaurant along with numerous cafes for breakfast.
There are also two beautiful bicycles oxford style with wicker baskets so you can whizz along the pier up to the hastings old town in ten minutes to visit Hendrys home store or pier nine restaurant or the new jerwood gallery . The sea view is from the sitting room window which faces east and so afternoon sun and sunset . The sea view is quite distant but its there!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||st leonardsa and hastings|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick, Nearest railway: st leonards|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available|
The South East England region
Sussex is a beautiful country side region ,
St leonards is famed for having the most sunshine year round in England
There are many historic places to visit and country pubs water sports and antique shops and fairs . There is a festival somewhere nearly every weekend!
St leonards is the georgian area close to Hastings, Its more genteel , the architect was A Bruton who designed the regency style Belsize park ,our house is build by Bruton himself and dates from 1840. The are hundreds of antique shops and funky cafes , We are a cycle ride from Hastings main town which hosts many festivals throughout the year of note in spring the Jack of the green and then in May the pirate festival and vintage bike and car festivals. In winter we have the famous hastings bonfire parades which are legendary.
In September the food and wine festivals and at christmas we have fairs.And of course the legendary Battle which is ten minutes drive where the battle of Hastings is reenacted in September.
The beach is useable all year long with pebbles that can always be sat on as they are dry and with a flask of tea and our winter picnic blankets that we provide they beat a sand beach hands down. Visit the michelin star restaurant in St leonards St Clements or Pier nine on the waterfront for a boutique lunch or irish coffee.
Hastings town has numerous activities for children with mini golf and the castles ,If you like kite surfing we have a garage to store your kite or you can drive to camber sands for the course.Sailing is also available in hastings. Bexhill is a short drive away and historic Rye if you want oysters and antiques.
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20 Jan 2014
"Such a dream!"
Absolutely beautiful. My mouth dropped when I walked in, a massive apartment ! So many beautiful trinkets and things to explore, wonderful collection of books and DVDs! The perfect atmosphere to read … More
thankyou thankyou for the fab review
8 Jan 2014
"Clean, comfortable, spacious, relaxing space"
We loved staying here and although we could pick a few tiny holes, we can't wait to go back. I have given 5 stars to places in the past to places that have plenty of uncracked wine glasses and no… More
thanks so much for the review . its our family holiday home to so we keep it like that so everyone can enjoy the luxury!
15 Dec 2013
"A Perfect Place"
We stayed in this beautiful apartment for five days in late November, and have never felt so at home in a rented holiday place before. The apartment is absolutely beautiful with enormous rooms, high c… More
thankyou so much and glad you enjoyed , it is a family home and we spend time there too, this year we are bringing down the croquet set so that should be nice . you can play it in the garden opposite which we have the code to
20 Oct 2013
"A Feast for the Eyes and Senses!"
We were supposed to stay in this beautiful, spacious apartment for two nights with our Son and Daughter in Law but, unfortunately had less than 24 hours because of a 48 hour delay from a holiday in Ko… More
12 Oct 2013
"Large flat with bohemian decor in a quiet residential area."
This is a large flat, decorated in bohemian style, located in a quiet residential area with some elegant Georgian houses.The bed in the back bedroom was turned down, whereas the bed in the front bedro… More
The pillows are of different sorts the hard one is a hypoallergenic pillow for feather allergies ( my brother suffers from this) we are sorry you didnt just use any bed you could have used both and we wouldnt have minded at all. the flat is there for your pleasure ,that bed was turned down just because my husband always does that at home and we use that bed when we stay.The bulbs in the front chandelier had blown and thats why the room was dim but we have happily replaced them.The spares are sittingin thecupboard . Sorry for your spoilt holiday I wish you had contacted us for clarification as we could have easily sorted this for you. Luckily it is the cheapest deal in hastings so it didnt break your bank as well as your hearts best wishes Andres wife
26 Sep 2013
I am just in the process of booking to return here, such was the quality of my stay. A beautiful Burton building that is decorated impeccably and is so comfy and cosy it was sometimes an effort to dra… More
thankyou so much we are pleased you enjoyed it we do too!
21 Sep 2013
"Comfortable, relaxing and quirky!"
A lovely spacious flat, high ceilings and full of period features. The contents are a fascinating mix of old and new which give definite feeling of French chic leaning towards the Bohemian! The beds a… More
oh we went to batemans its the home of rudyard kipling its a good tip we will put it in as a must do in the guide
15 Sep 2013
"Beautiful and serene"
Every picture tells a story but amazing though this flat looks in the pictures - in the flesh its even better! Seriously we were wowed when we opened the front door and continued to be so throughout our stay. Think it might just be one of the best if not the best, self catering places we have ever rented.
It felt very much a home from home - wonderful furniture and colour palate and excellent range of DVDs to choose from ( we did the entire Jim Jarmusch collection). Everything just as if the owners had walked out and said ' here look after this place for a bit for us will you?' Which in effect they had but it felt very personal and that's unusual in a rental!
It's a bit of a climb up,and down to the front - but the area is very scenic which more than compensates for the hills. Rider Hagard and Alan Turning both lived nearby - and if it was good enough for them - hey it's good enough for us.
The information left by the owner is comprehensive and quirky - and despite warnings - the shower was a doddle to operate. The bateau bath was a dream - we only have a shower at home - so a bath and a glass of wine is a huge luxury. Kitchen is great to cook in and fresh fish from the sheds down the Old Town made eating out redundant.
There are 2 bikes to borrow but we didnt get round to doing anything more than trying them out - which was great fun - ended up feeling like we were in the bike scene from Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid! Cue ' raindrops keep falling on my head'
Would I change anything? Not one thing could make this better - well unless those hills get flattened that is
wow thanks for the review we so glad you liked , thats my personal dvd collection so I am flattered , it is our home too so thats why its so homey a bit like staying at a friends house , you can even borrow one of my jumpers if you get cold !
24 Jun 2013
"Fab holiday home. Gorgeous decor"
We had such a nice time and its just so welcoming when you open the front door. We spent Easter here and had such a lovely break even though it was snowing! It's in a lovely area with a nice walk… More
Sorry about the snow in June ! And thank you for a lovely review
10 Jun 2013
"lovely light and large appartment."
Stayed for 2 days wished it could have been longer felt very at home .The appartment has every thing you need nice beds,lovely bath.also has a very nice garden.Easy to get to the beach and town.Would stay again if i got the Opportunity.
Thank you so glad you enjoyed
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