Central Hastings holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

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  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Located near the sea front and in Hastings historic old town, Potting Cottage offers the ideal escape for a romantic weekend for two or for a longer and leisurely break. It is an early 19th century fisherman's cottage that oozes charm and cosiness. Attached at its side is a smoke house that the fishermen would use to prepare the days catch of fish. Made fully residential in the late 1970's, both the smoke house and the cottage have been recently converted into this snug hideaway for holiday makers. The conversion retains the cottages rustic character while having been transformed into a special and stylish holiday home experience.

COTTAGE DESCRIPTION

From the moment you enter, you will set your eyes upon the living room's centre piece the original early 19th century stone fire place newly restored and equipped with a with a wood burning stove. The room has solid wooden floors a 2 seater sofa and an antique wooden armchair. There is a 32" LCD TV with built in DVD and Firestick. The living room also contains a wooden dining table that seats four. Accessed by patio doors, is a small private courtyard which can be lit by fairy lights, the courtyard is equipped with a portable barbeque and four chairs and table.

Located in the lower part of the old smoke house, the kitchen is compact and equipped for all needs containing a four ring ceramic hob cooker, washing machine, dish washer, undercounter fridge freezer and microwave. There is also a kettle, toaster and stove top espresso maker. The kitchen has a supply of spices, herbs, oil & vinegar, tea, coffee and sugar.

On the first floor you will discover the atmospheric bedroom with a vaulted ceiling from which hangs a vintage chandelier. The room contains a small built in cupboard and a TV, DVD and Freeview. the comfortable king size bed can be easily detached into two single beds. From the bedroom you have access to the bathroom, which was converted from the top part of the smoke house. Here you will find a walk in shower, toilet, basin, mirrored bathroom cabinet containing a shaver point and heated towel rail.

The cottage is ideally suited for one or two adults as it contains one bedroom with en suite bathroom. However the main bed can be divided into two single beds if required. Please note that although the cottage is on two floors the general layout is open plan and the only access to the bathroom is through the bedroom. We can not accept more than two guests per booking. We are happy to have up to two small house trained dogs stay for an extra cost of £25.00 per booking, we provide a roll out bed and food and water bowls. Towels and bedsheets are provided. we also provide beach towels for in the warmer months. The cottage has free WiFi. There is a picnic hamper and a portable barbeque left for you to take out on days to the beach or the East Hill country park.

As the cottage is situated on a twittern (footpath) there is no parking, however there are 2 pay and display carparks about 5 to 10 mins walk away and for loading and un-loading you can use an adjacent street. Within the Old Town everything is within walking distance so a car isn't a necessity.

Do also be aware that as this is a coastal town there is naturally a noticeable population of sea gulls and sometimes they can be noisy.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • 1 Shower room

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

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50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

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No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
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Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Helen P.
Average reply time:
23 minutes

Calendar updated:
12 Apr 2024

Years listed:
10

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Mar 2014. Located in Hastings, it has 39 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £630 to £802.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Apr 2024.
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Reviews

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Deborah R

Adorable, very well positioned and the best sleeps
Jan 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Potting Cottage - a place I had wanted to stay at for a long time and it did not disappoint in any way. Helen is excellent to deal with the the cottage as well as char… More 

Reviewed 9 Feb 2023

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CharlotteAC94

Wonderful break away
Feb 2022

I only stayed for 3 nights but wished I could have stayed longer. The Potting Cottage was so cosy and the location ideal for my needs. I loved being welcomed with the fresh local bread, eggs, butter, … More 

Reviewed 21 Feb 2022

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tracyhF1262KX
East Molesey

Wonderful!
Dec 2021

Spent Christmas at this lovely cottage and had a wonderful time. Arrived to Christmas lights strewn above the inglenook fireplace which was lovely at night. Helen is a thoughtful host and everything y… More 

Reviewed 29 Dec 2021

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Characterful, comfortable, cosy!
Jun 2021

Potting Cottage is delightful, has lots of character and is well appointed with all modern amenities. Helen is an excellent host and went out of her way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The cottage i… More 

Reviewed 11 Jun 2021

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maisey1282

What more could you want!
Aug 2020

Perfect for a few nights break, the bed is amazing and we was welcomed with fresh bread from the bakers next door, which you will wake up to the smell of everyday! It is in a nice quiet passage way, s… More 

Reviewed 18 Aug 2020

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Helen (the owner) a message.

If Helen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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