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Make a holiday rental home or self cottage in Hastings, East Sussex your home away from home

Located on the beautiful and varied coastline of East Sussex, and famous as the point where the modern history of Britain started in 1066, Hastings holiday cottages offer an enchanting mix of history, beaches and open countryside.

Places to holiday in Hastings, East Sussex

Traversing into East Sussex enriches anyone who ventures to this community of ancient ruins amidst a thriving seaside community. Outdoor activities give the opportunity to take a walk on any section of the path between Hastings and Rye, to cycle, bird watch, or simply relax in one of Hastings' self catering cottages.

Visitors can walk through history or simply stroll along cliff top heights, exploring charming areas of ancient woodlands and unique animal and plant life in Hastings Country Park. Pelham Beach is an equally relaxing atmosphere, especially for families with the beaches efforts to maintain children’s safety. Other less traditional beachside locations include an area which allows visitors to watch as fisherman do daily work on the shore, getting ready to leave a community known as having the largest active fleet of fishing boats in England. This is as much entertaining as it is educational.

An upcoming cultural scene has given this community many venues from which to choose including the Stables Theatre and Art Center, hosting musical and theatrical performances. Electric Palace Cinema shows a variety of films in the heart of Old Town which is also the home of the Hasting Old Town Hall Museum which gives good background information on the community. A bit of the bizarre is found in the communities huts which had the original purpose of drying fishing nets. Various sizes and shapes and a lack of uniformity is seen amongst these tiny unique structures. Visitors seeking nothing more than a pint and the charming environment of a quiet local hangout can find several pubs along the seafront dating back to the early 1700’s.

Things to do in Hastings, East Sussex

Hastings allows its guests to enter medieval times and the seaside landscape of Hastings Castle. Complete with ruins of a chapel arch, scattered walls, and a dungeon open to the public, this castle demonstrates a turbulent history with original construction in the 1060’s, renovation in the 1200’s, and attack during WWII. Scattered remains exist however much of this castles remains have landed in the ocean. Structurally superior to Hastings Castle, Bodiam Castle in Rother Valley served its original purpose of halting French attack in the late 1380’s. This impressive fortresses construction is superior to all others in England with its moat and opulent living quarters.

Entertainment abounds in this seaside community with the community’s aquarium, Underwater World, and its vast array of sharks and species of marine life, the Fishmarket with its museum, and Hastings Sea Life Center, and spectacular exhibits of dinosaurs and a nice collection of paintings and china within the Hastings Museum and art gallery.

Weather in Hastings, East Sussex

Located in the very south of the UK, the weather in Hastings is remarkably mild. Summers are usually wonderfully warm here, making the beach life a real joy to live. During the winter, conditions, although admittedly wet, remain mild enough to still enjoy the countryside or the quaint charm of the many Hastings attractions.

Flights to Hastings, east Sussex

Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London is the largest local entry point for anyone wishing to visit a self catering Hastings cottage, and there are excellent road and rail networks throughout the area.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (35 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
    35
    Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (19 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #1484987
      19
      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Apartment #1010682
        12
        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.7/5
          (29 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
          29
          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (30 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #826424
            30
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (17 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8148887
              17
              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1677405
                3
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Apartment #6511606
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (8 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1677395
                    8
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (12 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8143408
                      12
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #8169047
                        2
                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (17 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #824930
                          17
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            House #1403579
                            7
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (6 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #1688499
                              6
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6511022
                                3
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #6928493
                                  1
                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #6809360
                                    2
                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1008007
                                      1
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Caravan #6864024
                                        2
                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 12
                                          Cottage #1020752
                                          1
                                          Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #1667689
                                            6
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (2 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Barn #8149444
                                              2
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #1872810
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #81082
                                                  1
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    House #8096500
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6734494
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Apartment #6907921
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #6868470
                                                          2
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Cottage #1411715
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1058031
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #6770139
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #6728767
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6962195
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #1873945
                                                                      1
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #1968958
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1862244
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Cottage #1867781
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #1867408
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6772135
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  House #6886930
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #6919660
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #6920782
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #8314822
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          House #2021673
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            House #8258538
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #1966490
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #8195756
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #4541582
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1980160
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6886947
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent location and condition of property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We found this cottage an ideal location for exploring the local countryside. There are a number of footpaths nearby and the property's deck/balcony makes you feel right in the heart of the natural landscape. The cottage is well furnished and equipped and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We fully intend to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Quirky, lovely place.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We all really loved it especially as the weather was lovely. Jim was really helpful. Peaceful, relaxing place which encouraged the teenagers to be outside. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017