Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex
from £116 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Featured in The Times "50 Great British Beach Escapes"- 25th April 2015, “Driftwood” is a charming, end of terrace, two-bedroom house in the pretty town of Seaford on the Sussex coast. Located directly on the esplanade with unspoilt views overlooking Seaford bay, it is decorated in fresh, neutral shades and furnished with simple, yet comfortable New England style furniture. It features a courtyard-style beach garden which links to a large decked terrace, perfect for enjoying a cocktail at sunset or for al-fresco dining. A large garage at the back of the house allows for safe storage of bikes or surfing equipment.The interior of the house is comfortable and cosy, with bare-wood floors and white walls which frame the stunning view. The open-plan reception room includes an area for relaxing or watching a movie on the 39inch flatscreen Smart TV equipped with complimentary Netflix and BT Sport. The house has free WiFI for those who like to stay in touch.There is a round-farmhouse style dining table for four and a fully-equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, micro-wave and breakfast bar. Upstairs on the second floor are two bright and airy double bedrooms. The “ shabby chic style” master bedroom boasts a spectacular ocean view and is furnished with a king-size bed and double wardrobe. The second bedroom overlooks the town and features two twin beds and ample storage. Crisp white linen and nautical stripes create a chic, contemporary look.There is a family bathroom with WC, basin and bath which is fitted with a shower mixer and overhead shower. Linen and towels are provided and gas central heating is fitted throughout. Sleeps up to 4 ( a collapsible guest bed is available for a 5th guest)Pets welcome with prior arrangement.“Driftwood” is in an excellent location, being only a 10 minute walk to the centre of Seaford town with its diverse range of shops and restaurants, including the excellent “Trawlers” for fantastic fish and chips. “ Olivers” a small family run restaurant offers a more discerning choice of menu and there is also a good selection of tea shops for cream tea lovers.Seaford is surrounded by stunning scenery, villages and countryside and is very popular with hikers. Nearby is the famous Seven Sisters, whose seven cliffs form part of the Seven Sisters County Park at Cuckmere Haven and which starts at the end of the beach, just a few hundred metres from the property.
Driftwood is situated in a residential area and guests are kindly asked to keep noise levels acceptable in order to respect our neighbours. We do welcome single guests and some pets but reserve the right to terminate a stay should the house be mistreated.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Opposite 1 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 69 km, Nearest railway: Seaford 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The East Sussex region
Sussex is in the south east of England stretching along the English Channel from Rye in the east to Chichester in the west with many fine blue flag beaches in between.
A major part of Sussex is covered by the chalk downland of the new South Downs National Park, which offers many pleasant walks and country pubs to discover.
The area has an abundance of history and culture with many outstanding places of interest including many castles, historic sites, family friendly activities, museums, working farms and theatres.
Inland the county market town of Lewes is well worth a visit with its imposing Norman castle and historic buildings. Also of historical interest is the cathedral city of Chichester.
Along the coast to the West is Brighton regarded as one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities, whilst to the East can be found the popular seaside resort of Eastbourne.
The port town of Newhaven offers a gateway to Europe with its regular ferry crossing to Dieppe in France.
Sussex enjoys a climate well above the average for Britain, which makes it ideal to visit at anytime throughout the year.
Located in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, on the beach front of Seaford town, in East Sussex, 'Driftwood' provides the perfect setting for exploring The South Downs National Park.
The home itself sits at the edge of The Seven Sisters Country Park, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, walking and mountain biking.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling all along the coast as far as Brighton Marina.
There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, two of which are actually in Seaford itself.
The towns of Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne are within easy reach and are great for shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions such as the Royal Pavilion, the Palace Pier, Lewes Norman Castle and of course the historic site of The Battle of Hastings in 1066.
For those more energetic there are is a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym, and less than 100 metres from the property is "the salts" recreation ground which offers an impressive playground, tennis, pitch and putt, as well as a very popular cafe.
Seaford is a friendly and welcoming small seaside resort on the sunshine coast of Sussex and offers some of the most beautiful downland coastal areas you will find.
The cliffs rise from the town up to Seaford Head offering fabulous cliff top walks towards Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters, one of the most recognisable views in England.
The town enjoys a healthy variety of high street and independent shops and a plethora of pubs and restaurants offering almost every cuisine.
For golf lovers, only a walk away, the course at Seaford Head is both challenging and stunning in its setting.
The Seven Sisters Country Park and visitor centre at Cuckmere is a must for any visit. It comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, the meandering river valley of the River Cuckmere and chalk grassland for visitors to enjoy. It is popular for a number of outdoor activities including birdwatching, cycling and canoeing.
Two miles inland from Seaford is the beautiful historic village of Alfriston in the heart of the Downs. Making an excellent day out for families with young children, Drusillas Zoo Park the country's largest small zoo is just two miles north of the village. Newhaven Fort, which is a fascinating Victorian Naval Fortress, is just three miles to the west of Seaford.
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3 Aug 2015
We had such a lovely stay at this gorgeous house - it's so comfortable, and has been finished beautifully. The beach is right across the road (you can hear the waves!), and only a minute's walk away is a huge park which our children loved. The town of Seaford, again only a few minutes walk away, is a great place to explore with lots of cafes, restaurants and shops. From booking to checking in and out, the Driftwood team were exceptionally friendly and helpful. I'd recommend this property without hesitation to anyone looking to stay in a beautiful house right by the sea.
31 Jul 2015
"Lovely house with great views"
The owners Mike and Simone, and Christine who met us on arrival, all ensured that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The house has been decorated with great care and style, and it maximizes the location and the views. The weather was a bit off , but we enjoyed watching the sea from the deck, and from the living room when the rain came. I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Seaford.
9 Jun 2015
"immaculate accommodation on the sea front"
Accommodation was of the highest standard. Christine bent over backwards to help us and we could not have felt more welcome. We had a lovely weekend and hope to return soon.
3 Jun 2015
"A beautiful property in an ideal location"
We had a lovely time relaxing in this excellent property. Everything you needed was there and of good quality.
25 May 2015
"Beautiful property. Perfectly appointed and comfortable."
You will not be disappointed with this property. But do not assess on the drive in! Just be patient and you will see. Perfect for coastal walks and villages and rural pubs. And relaxation! A tastefully decorated home with perfect beds and kitchen and showers. Everything spot on You will love it!
10 May 2015
"Gorgeous seaside house"
We had a lovely relaxing long weekend at Driftwood, despite the weather being not ideal. The house is just as described and the hosts are very helpful and were very good as regards suggesting good places to eat close by. The house is furnished beautifully with everything you could need and the double bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!
8 Dec 2014
"5 star self-catering by the beach - sets the standard for holiday rentals"
Driftwood was a lovely place to stay, child-friendly with an amazing sea-view. The whole house has been immaculately finished, right down to the details, and the owners have also thought about a lot of important small touches. Christine couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming, and as other guests have said, the bottle of wine on arrival is a nice touch after your journey. The area is nice and quiet yet the town centre is only 5 minutes walk away. From the decking out front you can take in the coastline and cliffs, and it's a short journey to a number of places of interest. All in all, hard to imagine the owners doing a better job - highly recommended and we look forward to returning next year.
1 Dec 2014
"Very happy to return"
Returned to Driftwood for a family reunion and pleased it was even better than our first visit. Following the storm damage earlier this year, the kitchen and bathroom have been completely refurbished to a high standard with all new equipment. The comfortable cosy lounge with lovely views of the coast / cross channel ferries / sunsets (great photo opportunities) has been tastefully redecorated as have the bedrooms, beds as comfortable as ever! Driftwood is in a really convenient location for visiting the region, buses (frequent services to Brighton and Eastbourne) and trains (services to Lewes, London) are only 10-15 minutes walk away: Seaford has a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops including a supermarket, all you could need for a holiday by the seaside!
6 Nov 2014
"Great House in Perfect Location"
I was staying here with my Girlfriend and 2 Friends and this place was perfect for 4 people. Everything is new and clean with comfy beds and well equipped kitchen, also wifi and TV with internet access if the weather is bad. Lovely garden overlooking the see with a nice deck that gets the sun in the morning so great for a breakfast outside. Overall a lovely place to stay.
14 Oct 2014
"Beautifully appointed and cosy sea-view cottage"
Fabulously warm and cosy cottage in an ideal location for touring/walking with stunning sea views from upstairs and down. Tastefully decorated throughout with very comfortable furniture and beds - a real home-from-home. The accommodation was very clean, inviting and well-stocked for everything you might need... there was even free wifi and Netflix! Would definitely recommend and would happily visit again.
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