Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
'Ellens' is a quiet and peaceful haven yet is 2 minutes from the beach and seafront promenade, with all the traditional English seaside attractions but within walking distance also of quality restaurants and bars, shops, gardens, theatre, leisure centre, teashops, museum, galleries and antique shops.
The apartment has separate areas for relaxation so the kids can entertain themselves while you relax and think which of the myriad things to see and do in 1066 country you think you'll try next.......
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Leonards on Sea 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 90 km, Nearest railway: St Leonards Warrior Square 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
Quiet double-fronted villa apartment set back from road.
There are 2 large double bedrooms and one family or children's room with 1 double and 2 single beds. Travel cot provided on request.
Large kitchen/dining/living room with dining table for 6 and sofa seating for 6. Well-stocked cupboards.
Comfortable lounge with seating for 5 and extra table and chairs to make up dining capacity to 8.
Blend of contemporary and period furniture in understated high-ceilinged rooms with neutral walls, blinds and original renovated wood floors.
Non-allergenic duvets and pillows and chemical-free cleaning materials provided.
There are 3 WCs in all.
Lots of easy free parking.
|Further details outdoors||
There are two private patio areas for the use of the apartment; the rest of the garden is shared with the other residents of the building, and with local badgers and foxes.
Gas and electricity included.
Basket of logs provided and more available on request at cost, ie £3.50 per bag.
Key safe provided for easy access.
40% rental fee required on booking. Balance 8 weeks before arrival.
Credit/debit cards, bank transfer and cheques accepted
The South East England region
William the Conqueror chose the sunny south-east to visit, and so should you! 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.
As well as being officially the warmest and driest area of the UK, this part of Sussex is packed with beautiful countryside for walking, nature reserves, architecture, gardens, live music, artistic and sporting interest, and it's the birthplace of motor racing.
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!
St Leonards arrived in the elegant mid-19C when James and Decimus Burton designed and built the exquisite Burton St Leonards and when every development had its garden, its square or its lake. And at the other end of the town nestles the beautiful, intriguing and even older Hastings Old Town where the last remaining beached commercial fishing fleet in Europe squats on the shingle among the famous net huts.
This town has 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.
There are festivals here every month from July to December. September is my favourite 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, Crazy Golf, Sea Life, museums, the Clambers in and outdoor Total Child Experience, Smugglers Caves, the home of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, and so much more.