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Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex

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Excellent 5/5 12 reviews

Cocktails on the terrace looking out to sea

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Recently offered for let for the first time, “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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Opposite 1 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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 Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

The South East England 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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15 Aug 2014


"Wonderful accomadation"

Recently returned from Driftwood and it really is a great place to stay and use as a base to explore the area, the accommodation is fantastic and has everything you need for your holiday, the beds in particular are the best I have slept on ! however the sea views from the living room and from the decking take some beating , we enjoyed having a glass of wine in the sun just looking out to sea and enjoying the views. Seaford is a lovely place with everything you need, have a meal at Gino's which is over the road from the train station and is a very good Italian. Would fully recommend Driftwood if you are looking to holiday in Sussex.

21 Feb 2014


"Couldn't ask for more"

Driftwood is the perfect holiday cottage. Great location, right on the beach and within walking distance of the shops, cafes and train station. Comfortable, stylish and spotlessly clean. Very well equipped and broadband/Netflix provided. We had a lovely warm welcome on arrival and appreciated the bottle of wine and milk in the fridge. Very highly recommended. We hope to return soon!

1 Dec 2013


"Super, welcoming, sea front home from home !"

We had a perfect weekend break here in this very well equipped sea front home. Cosy, comfortable and tastefully decorated with great views of the sea and coast with the bonus of free WiFi.
Bedrooms/beds very comfy, pretty bathroom and plenty of room in the kitchen, living room has really comfortable seating ( necessary after a days shopping in Brighton !) and views to the sea: it was a shame that a chilly winter visit prevented us from really enjoying the outside table and chairs on the deck which overlooks the beach.
We loved our stay and will certainly return to Driftwood.

5 Nov 2013


"Perfect base for coastal walks with the dog"

Driftwood is a lovely well equipped and clean home from home. Booking was easy and communication was excellent. We had a warm welcome for Christine who also stayed in touch during our visit to make sure all was well after stormy weather. Finding holiday rentals that are pet friendly can be difficult, but our dog was made welcome, there was even a packet of treats there for her when we arrived.
If we want to visit this area again we'd definitely stay at Driftwood

24 Sep 2013


"Stylish and comfortable beachside haven."

A perfect 3 day break in this stylish and supremely comfortable home.
Perfectly situated opposite the sea with stunning views yet only a few minutes walk from the small town of Seaford.
Our welcome from Christine was everything we could have hoped for and the house offered everything that one needed. The weather varied from sunshine to storm, but the house was cosy at all times.
Immaculately clean with quality bedding and furniture.
We hope to return one day and will recommend it to friends and family.
The welcoming bottle of wine was a nice touch and Christine could not have been more helpful.
Many thanks.

1 Sep 2013


"Comfortable and relaxing with a perfect view"

We had a lovely 3 night break, the house has everything you need and is nicely decorated and comfortable.The sea views are beautiful and we spent lots of time on the decking just relaxing.There are lo… More

26 Aug 2013


"Decking with sea view"

I have just returned from a 3 night stay with my friend and 2 young children. Prior to arrival Simone (owner) was very helpful in suggesting things we could do with a 3 & 5 year old. We loved the hous… More

24 Aug 2013


"Stunning cottage by the sea"

A very warm welcome. Lots of thoughtful touches. A really beautifully decorated cottage with everything you could need.3 sisters visited together - used the cottage as a base for walking the Seven S… More

24 Aug 2013


"Perfect Position, beautifully clean, beds comfortable & fresh smelling."

This house is in an ideal spot looking on to the sea with decking and table & chairs - if you just want to stay there and enjoy the sun or you want to go walking it is ideal. We were there for 5 days… More

20 Aug 2013


"Ideal seafront accomodation with friendly hosts"

Every effort was made to make this a comfortable holidayI was welcomed on arrival and every comfort was provided plus treatsQuality of the furnishings and linen was superb… More

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