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Seagull’s Nest


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Hastings, Sussex
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Situated in the heart of a picturesque town, this holiday apartment commands sea views and an excellent sandy beach.

Wonderful sea views

Boasting wonderful sea views and ideal for fans of Foyle’s War, the ITV World War ll detective drama series, Seagull’s Nest is ideally situated - right opposite Foyle’s house! Filming was done from the doorstep. Several guests look for how and where this iconic TV series was produced, with several other places in and around Hastings also featured in the show. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, Seagull’s Nest has sea views from every window and is within easy walking distance of the beach. Visit Smuggler’s Adventure, Underwater World, Hastings Castle, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Shipwreck Centre and Fisherman’s Museum at Rock-a-Nore, or the prestigious Jerwood Gallery which is located just minutes away. To the east is the majestic cliff coastline and views across the English Channel - the East Hill Country Park is a 5 minute walk away, with miles of interesting, varied walks and is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rare bird, plant and wildlife species can be found there as well as wonderful views, walks and places to explore. Fairlight Glen is a 2½ mile walk, each way along the clifftops, the coastal path then continues to Rye. 1066 Country is a holidaymakers delight with so much to see, do and discover. Visit Battle, Rye, Brighton, Lewes, Bexhill, Pevensey and Eastbourne, or take the train to London. Plenty of English Heritage and National Trust properties within driving distance. Alternatively, try Battle Abbey, Camber Sands and Herstmonceux Castle. Or just wander about Hastings’ fishing beach, with its colourful boats and traditional beach-launched fleet. Hastings Old Town and St Leonards down the road both have art galleries, pubs, restaurants, cafes and quirky bric a brac and antique shops.
Seagulls nest belongs to an award winning architect, a designer and their young son. They fell in love with the cottage’s view of the sea, the sun coming around the east cliffs, the location on one of old towns most beautiful quiet streets, the dazzling natural light and sense of calmness. Hastings is becoming a haven for a new generation of artists and creatives with many beautiful independent shops and eateries. Many of the guests return several times to discover more of the wonderful variety the locality has on offer and relax at seagulls nest with the stunning views whilst listening to the vinyl collection. Interesting shops and even a small independent cinema, 150 yards away. Many cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs in adjoining streets 100 yards away.

All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Dishwasher. On road parking 500 yards (uphill). No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2018
    We had a lovely time, so close to everything in the Old Town, amazing view and very comfy and well equipped accomodation.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    The apartment was situated in a perfect location and the view was lovely. The apartment was perfectly adequate for 3 and was very clean with detailed information about the equipment. We would have liked a few more utensils in the kitchen but that is only a minor issue. The apartment was very comfortable and we looked forward to returning each evening. It was an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area which has some amazing places to visit as well as being a very short walk to the beach.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments - they are welcome to help us improve the experience for future guests. We try to have everything in the kitchen that would be expected. Sometimes things get broken and we are not always informed. Having spoken to you in person, we now understand your comments and can confirm there are six different sized saucepans, a frying pan, a griddle pan and a pancake pan.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Brilliant location. Lovely apartment. Windows need major attention. Key for windows was broken and the frames are very worn.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments they are welcome for us to improve the experience for our guests. I am glad you liked seagulls nest. We have new window keys to replace those broken during your stay. I have been chasing quotes for the windows to be overhauled. A new builder is looking and quoting this Friday whilst we are there. Sadly a guest forced a sealed window causing more damage. This is a priority of ours and is in hand to remedy soon.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    We loved our stay at this cosy Cottage. It is so welcoming to stay there. You have amazing See views out of every room. Seagull‘s nest is a relief from busy work life. I will come back again ! Thank you Lyndsay

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    We love this place will return again and again. It is quite basic and simple but you don’t need much more than that on holiday

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/04/2018
    Fantastic stay in a great location.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    Quaint and lovely place to stay with a fabulous view. So close to the centre of Old Hastings, parking was further than I expected so not for the frail. Comfortable beds & well furnished. The vinyl collection a real bonus.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    Great location. Not so keen on the adornments in the apartment but that's just my taste. Aside from that it's a cosy place with stunning views.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback, it’s welcome to help us make improvements for the comfort of our guests. Glad to hear that you found the accommodation cosy, very well situated and with amazing views. Sorry to hear that some of the interior accessories were not to your liking, usually we receive good comments on this aspect, especially returning guests who notice changes. You didn’t make it clear for us to comment specifically, as you say everyone has different taste.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    Lovely location just off the main shops and food area. Local grocery store, plus main supermarkets are a short drive away. Only downside is cars are parked away from the property which is uphill from the property. Good for morning fresh air !! Property has wonderful views towards the Channel and Binoculars and Telescope are provided. We did a lot of National Trust places and good walks, enjoyed getting back to base and having a small stroll for food and pubs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2018
    Quirky little cottage in an ideal location with beautiful views! Pictures and description on cottage site don't do it justice. We loved every minute of our stay, just perfect x (no wifi is the only gripe)

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your positive feedback – Seagull’s nest does now have Wi-Fi.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/02/2018
    A clean comfortable cottage well equipped to suit most needs. Lovely sea views and a view of Hastings East Hill. Located in the nicer Old Town area, it is a short walk to the High St. The only issue here is parking, but you can park for free further up the hill from the cottage, and walk back (5 mins) or as I found, you can park at “Rock-a-Nore Road” (behind the fishing museum), for 24 hours at a cost of £3.20, and walk to the cottage again 5 mins. Would defiantly visit again, and happily recommend it as a place to stay.

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