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From ghost walks and galleries, to museums and medieval cellars; there''s plenty for the whole family to see and do in Hastings.

At the time of the Norman Conquests Hastings was a small fishing and trading port; today it consists of the Old Town with half-timbered houses and narrow passageways, a bustling town centre and the elegant St. Leonards district with its antique shops and galleries. To learn more about the town’s history visit The Fisherman’s Museum and the Maritime Museum.

There are numerous seafood restaurants in this seafaring town and a fantastic fish market, to see some more unusual marine life; pay a call at Blue Reef Aquarium. You can see Hastings'' heritage come to life at Smugglers Adventure in St Clements Caves and below, is Pelham Beach.

For a heathland hike, head for Hastings Country Park,which can be reached by the East Hill Lift, the steepest funicular railway in Britain. To glimpse Hastings past visit Yesterday''s World; this attraction is home to more than 10,000 genuine historical artefacts and you can wander through Victorian streets or revisit the psychedelic seventies. If history is your thing, you can visit the castle, the museum and even go on an Old Town Ghost Walk.

Just outside Hastings, you''ll find historic Winchelsea where you can book on a ''cellar tour''! There are 56 medieval cellars in Winchelsea, built in the 13th Century and used mainly to service the wine trade with Gascony. You might even be lucky enough to be in Hastings during the annual re-enactment of its famous Battle, where there''ll also be authentic period crafts and living history encampments.

Immerse yourself in historic Hastings; search Hastings cottages today.

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  • Bay House

    Hastings

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: PPPX

    Commanding rooftop views of the one time smuggling town of Hastings, and far reaching views out to sea, this character holiday home, one of a row, is located on a very quiet street with houses on only one side. Visit Hastings Castle, Blue Reef Underwater World, St Clements Caves or explore the old town with its art galleries, quirky restaurants and shops within 5-10 minutes’ walk. For BMX and skate boarders visit the state of the art underground park in the one time home of the Victorian swimming baths complex located beneath Hastings’ prom. Camber Sands and the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye are a short drive, and there are local beaches at Hastings and St Leonards. There are also good rail connections to London. Shop 500 yards, pub 300 yards.

    Seven steps to entrance. Living/dining room, open fire, sea view, wooden floor and French door to terrace. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with sea views. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with barbecue
    • Rear terrace with furniture
    • On road parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two flights of steps to terraced sitting-out area

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  • Rose Cottage

    Brede, nr. Rye

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: PUUI


    This lovingly restored former gamekeeper’s cottage in the owner’s grounds, built around 1850, was once part of the local estate and now residing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views across the Brede Valley. This cottage for all seasons has two wood-burning stoves, ideal for curling up in front of after a stroll through the Brede High Woods where you are likely to spot deer, and see the carpet of bluebells unfurl in the spring. The French doors in the dining room open on to a terrace from where you can view the garden which brims over with exotic plants. Ideally placed for visiting the renowned gardens of Great Dixter, Sissinghurst and the tulips at Pashley Manor. The area also produces great wines which can be sampled at Carr Taylor, Lamberhurst, Chapel Down in Tenterden and Biddenden. See the lovingly restored and fascinating steam engines, the ’Giants of Brede’. The market town of Battle is close by where you can walk across the famous battlefield of 1066. Visit Tenterden with its weather-boarded houses and tea shops, and see why it is called the ’Jewel in the Weald’. Take a boat trip from Newenden and explore the River Rother, or a ride on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway through the glorious countryside to Bodiam Castle. Enjoy a day on the beach at Hastings or Camber Sands. There are good rail connections to London from Battle which provide additional sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    Beamed living room with two wood-burning stoves. Kitchen with double butler sink/dining room with French doors to garden. Utility/boot room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two further double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 36" Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Private patio terrace set in owner’s ½-acre garden
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond and covered well in grounds, 5 yards

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  • Kittiwake House

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30323


    This semi-detached town house is just a short stroll from The West Hill, which offers some of Hastings’ most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the English Channel. Guests will be able to see Hastings Castle from the property and also view glimpses of the sea from the bedroom window. It was on this hilltop that Hastings’ resident, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments. The West Hill Cliff funicular railway drops you straight into the old town, which has a mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways called ’twittens’ with cafés and vintage shops. Deep in the West Hill, explore Hastings’ smuggling heritage at St Clement’s Caves. Visit the Jerwood Gallery, housing 20th and 21st century British art. You could also take a short stroll down to the sea for a swim or a ride on the East Hill funicular railway to explore 660 acres of coastal country park. Rye, Camber Sands and Battle, not to mention Pevensey and Bodiam Castles, are all within a short driving distance or easy train ride from the nearby station (½ mile). There is parking for one car at the property and further free parking a couple of streets away across the green (3-5 minutes’ walk). Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Air source heat pump underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Applewood Lodge

    St Leonards-on-Sea, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 30498


    Perched on the edge of the seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea and adjoining Hastings, Applewood Lodge was originally built in the 1920s and now offers an imposing holiday villa, with plenty of space, and an enclosed garden complete with terrace and fishpond. It lies 1½ miles from the pebbly beach offering sandy strolls at low tide, and is a great opportunity for exploring the rock pools. Situated in the heart of ’1066 country’, visit Battle Abbey and see the atmospheric ruins where visitors can walk in the footsteps of William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold. Experience the famous battlefield where the course of English history was forever changed with audio tours and interactive exhibits. The town of Battle also has some interesting galleries, tea shops and antique shops. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings, is not only the home to the first castle that William the Conqueror built, but also hosts many festivals and events including classic car and motor rallies, ’Jack in the Green’ in May, the Hastings Seafood and Wine festival and bonfire night processions. Here guests can also visit the Whispering Dungeons, the once magnificent Eastern Gateway or see one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide, where more can be discovered at the Shipwreck Heritage Centre. There is also a preserved Old Town, and where a strong arts community thrives, such as the Jerwood Art Gallery housing 20th and 21st century British art. Relive the dangers that faced the Hastings smugglers and tour the labyrinth of tunnels at St Clements Caves. Further afield and within a short drive is Rye, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Camber Sands. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    One step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with step down to breakfast room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with step up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steep drive to property. Open tread stairs to terrace. Netted pond in garden.

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  • The Cowshed

    Westfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29037

    Overlooking the tennis courts in the owner’s grounds, this detached holiday property began its life as a milking parlour and has now been thoughtfully converted to provide stylish holiday accommodation with glorious rural views. Walks abound from the doorstep, or relax in the sunshine and enjoy a BBQ on the Indian sandstone terrace. Light the chiminea and ward off the evening breeze, or if the weather is inclement, curl up in front of the roaring woodburner inside. Ideally placed for taking a wine tour of the East Sussex countryside, visit Carr Taylor Vineyards, almost next door, and sample their prize winning bubbly. Seddlescombe Vineyard is Britain’s premier organic vineyard, offering a selection of wines and ciders, and Chapel Down Winery, in Tenterden, also offers a medal-winning selection. The Kent and Sussex steam railway is an ideal way to explore the countryside, chug your way through 10½ miles of picturesque farmland between Bodiam Castle and Tenterden. If you are seeking the coast, Hastings is a short drive away, 5 miles, where you can watch the fishermen land their catch or explore the historic old town. Camber offers miles of golden sand dunes and makes a great spot for some kite surfing. The Cinque Port town of Rye provides antique shops, art galleries and delightful tea rooms. Visit Battle Abbey and see the spot where the course of history was changed forever. For garden lovers, visit Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter. Golf is also available locally. The Eurotunnel is 40 minutes away and Dover is an hour, ideal for day trips to France. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with bi-folding doors/dining room/kitchen with oak floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: Step down to 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step to bath.

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  • Saunders Oast Barn

    Guestling, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    9
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: PDDH

    This delightful barn dating from 1860 has a stormy history – in the great hurricane of 1987 it was totally demolished. Rebuilt two years later using many of the original beams, it was reborn into a luxurious and stylish property. For anyone wanting to enjoy a period property, with all the modern conveniences then Saunders Oast Barn is not to be missed.
    The stylish entrance hall with oak beam framing, leads to the open plan living room with its cool, contemporary decoration. Comfortable sofas look out over the patio/garden from French doors, perfect for relaxing of an evening in front of the flat screen TV. While the full size snooker table is excellent for keeping everyone amused of an evening or on inclement days.
    The large contemporary kitchen, in cool gleaming white, is well-equipped, with a dining table making it ideal for those lazy breakfasts. Or open the door to the patio/garden and enjoy an evening meal, while listening to the tranquil sounds of the countryside.
    The bedrooms are all large and luxuriously furnished, with sumptuous linen, soft fluffy, duvets and pillows, and all with exposed oak beams and oak furniture. With a calm and peaceful atmosphere which tempts you to enjoy a lazy morning or early night.
    On hot summer days enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside from the patio, which looks out over rolling countryside. Or enjoy an alfresco meal or BBQ of an evening, while watching the evening sun sink in the sky.
    If you can bear to leave this wonderful barn for a while, then historic Hastings with its castle ruins, and the coast are easily reached. While the medieval town of Rye with its impressive Norman church is nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Tiled entrance hall leading to living room with full-size snooker table, French door to patio/garden, and well-equipped kitchen/dining room with door to patio/garden. Twin (zip & link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with tiled floor. First floor: Galleried landing area. Double bedroom (5ft) with two additional single separated by drapes (each for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Double bedroom (5ft) with additional single separated by drapes (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access
    • NB: Unfenced pond on owners’ grounds

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  • Holly Cottage

    Pett

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: PW7


    Peacefully situated and enjoying splendid views over the local countryside, this spacious detached house is placed back from the quiet village road. It has been skilfully refurbished to a good standard, and makes an ideal holiday destination for two families or one extended family. Pett is a charming village, with a post office/shop (open Monday to Friday), butchers’ and two pubs serving excellent food.

    The unspoilt shingle beach, about a mile away, is good for rock pooling and fossil hunting. It is also a haven for birds and there is a public hide at Pannel Valley Nature Reserve near Pett Level. The sandy beach and dunes at Camber are a short drive away. Also nearby are the picturesque village of Winchelsea and the medieval town of Rye with its many antique shops, tea rooms, historic inns, fine restaurants, and 12th-century tower. Here there is also a museum housing a number of relics from Rye’s past, and a lovely art gallery that houses temporary exhibitions by local artists as well as a small permanent collection of works by artists associated with Rye.

    This a popular holiday place all year round with plenty of sites to visit locally, including Battle with its abbey ruins, Hastings with its 1066 links and smugglers’ caves, and Tenterden with its steam railway. There are also many National Trust houses and beautiful gardens within easy reach, including Bodiam Castle, Smallhythe Place and Batemans. Ashford, 30 miles away, offers day trips to France by Eurostar. Alternatively there is a ferry crossing at Dover. There are many scenic walks in the area, both coastal and inland, and it is common to see ramblers in the village, mostly heading for the popular pub! Also locally, there is golf, riding, cycling, sea and freshwater fishing. Post office/shop opposite.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with ceramic floor tiles and underfloor heating. French windows to large garden. Modern, well-equipped kitchen with door to garden. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 4ft 9in bed and TV, one with additional single sofa-bed (for +1), one with French windows opening onto small balcony overlooking this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electricity, underfloor central heating (downstairs), full gas central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD (small library). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with furniture. Two decks. Barbecue. Parking (for 3 cars).

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