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Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 21 reviews

House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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 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.

Seaford

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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8 Dec 2014

5/5

"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

5/5

"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!

26 Nov 2014

5/5

"Had a great stay"

The house was nicely decorated and to a high standard having been recently refurbished. The view from the lounge is awesome facing the sea and the sunset so you have the light streaming in all aftern… More

6 Nov 2014

5/5

"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

5/5

"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.

11 Oct 2014

5/5

"Very nice flat with a great view"

The flat has been recently renovated so the place looks great and all the appliances are new. The kitchen is very nicely stocked, good pots, pans...lots of dishes, cutlery etc. The beach is right ac… More

30 Sep 2014

5/5

""FABULOUS FAULTLESS AND FUN""

This is just the best place to stay, the property is spotless, bright, cheerful and finished to a very high standard. None of us wanted to leave! the booking went fine meeting with Christine was easy,… More

28 Sep 2014

5/5

"Fabulous property in a fabulousb location"

Everything we expected and more. We have stayed in many self-catering props and this is one of the best.

14 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect"

We spent an unforgettable week in Driftwood House. A wonderful place to stay with a stunning view. All was very new and clean, well equipped and the owner has a really good taste. The beds are absolut… More

15 Aug 2014

5/5

"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.

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