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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Enjoyable New Years break

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Pirate Lookout for three nights over New Years as a party of 6 adults. The house is in beautiful location, very peaceful and great views with coastal walks within minutes of leaving the property. We ventured out to Hastings for dinner on our first night which was less than £10 by taxi. The other nights we stayed in and cooked and the kitchen in the house is well stocked with most items needed to cook with. We did forget to bring one or two items which Cecilia did kindly bring over to us. The house has a good communal space and we felt we had plenty of room with 6 six adults, we had one person sleeping in the living room, three in the main bedroom and two in the downstairs double. The road leading down to the house is a bit rough but I made it down and back a couple of times in my Vauxhall Astra with no damage so it is definitely do-able. The house has no phone signal (which for the most part is a good thing) but did make it very difficult ordering a taxi into town. But if you are more prepared you can book ahead or arrange something over the wifi. All in all we had a great weekend and really enjoyed our stay at Pirates Lookout.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful family Christmas break.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We travelled as a family of five with 2 small dogs. Our arrival on Christmas Eve was met with the surprise of a decorated Christmas tree - a lovely touch for our children who were a little concerned as to where Father Christmas would put the presents! The beds were very comfortable, the roll top bath a luxury at the end of the day and the kitchen had all the necessary equipment including a dishwasher with detergent. The layout is well designed with screens and well placed furniture to accommodate a family, despite there not actually being separate bedrooms. The location is idyllic with views over the country park, and to the sea. There is also access to the private meadow where we were able to walk our dogs and see the pigs and sheep. The outside terrace was perfect for the dogs with a gate at the bottom so that they were safely enclosed when let out at night. We had fantastic weather and were even able to eat lunch outside on the terrace in Boxing Day! We couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay whilst visiting nearby family for Christmas. We definitely hope to return again in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Unique & beautifully restored property with wonderfully accommodating and owners not far away

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We rented this delightful property as a base for the final preparations for our daughter's wedding up the road in Battle just before Christmas. Jane and Jon were both excited to have us there and made everything so easy for us. Even the welcome of "this is your home" set the scene. The property lent itself very well to my wife and I having the upstairs and our bride-to-be daughter in the double bedroom downstairs with plenty of living space to do all that was needed. For the final preparations on the day itself the Little Turret was an incredible place for photos - including the spiral staircase down to the front door! We were so blessed to have sunshine all day on the big day. Thank you Jane and Jon for being so accommodation - and well done!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016