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Cozy, quirky Grade II Listed cottage for 4 in the heart of 1066 Country.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Little Turret is part of the old farm buildings of the Beauport Home Farm built in 1838 and in its time housed the farm workers. Situated above the now converted old forge and cowshed and amongst a few more modern homes, Little Turret is full of character. It has recently been renovated to provide all the modern appliances whilst keeping original features to reflect the age of the property. Tastefully decorated with a mixture of Farrow and Ball colours and William Morris wallpaper you won't be disappointed. Access is up the stone spiral staircase in the turret with its interesting ceiling, which leads to the lounge with a log burner, TV, DVD player and 2 sofas. The property has an ample dining room with vintage furnishings and a further woodburner ideal for cozy Autumn and Winter meals. Off the dining room is a small but quirky cloakroom. The fully equipped galley kitchen has a dishwasher, washer, dryer, oven, hob, microwave and fridge. The double bedroom is off the lounge with quality, luxury bedding. Please ask if you require an extra bed for a young person (minimum age 11). We can provide a foldaway bed and bedding.

Upstairs you will find the bedroom with exposed brick work, a king size Rococo bed with quality bedding, stripped floorboards and far reaching views from the unusual round window over Hastings and out to sea. The spacious bathroom has a roll top bath with Egyptian cotton towels provided for that touch of luxury.

Little Turret has its own driveway for at least 2 cars and a pretty decking area with table and seating for 4 to enable you to enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea.

Little Turret is ideally located in the heart of the famous 1066 Country a short drive from Hastings seafront, the historic town of Battle with its Abbey, the beautiful town of Rye. It's just a 10 minute drive into St. Leonards where you are spoilt for choice for antique shops, cafes and galleries. St. Leonards even has its own independent cinema with restaurant and art gallerty. A new cinema 2 minutes away from the property has opened and features luxurious seating for just 30 at a time. There is an abundance of live music available in Hastings Old Town with many events held during the year. Hastings is known for its Pirate Day and is a must if you are in the area. It also hosts an annual Seafood and Wine Festival in September and Hastings Day Bonfire and Firework Display in October. In November nearby Battle hosts a Bonfire Night Procession and amazing firework display from Battle Abbey.

Hastings is proud to announce the re-opening of the pier, which was destroyed by fire several years ago. Now open for the public to enjoy views of the town from out to sea.

Hastings Old Town also has a mixture of antique shops and cafes alongside amusements, crazy golf and everything you'd expect from a seaside holiday. The picturesque narrow streets and fishing huts set between the 2 cliffs are worth a visit.

A little further out you can find plenty of walks, cycle routes and areas of outstanding natural beauty. For those interested in history you can visit Battle Abbey famously founded by William the Conqueror, Bodiam Castle complete with moat and turrets and Herstmonceux Castle to name but a few historical attractions.

With so many attractions and events you will barely have time to enjoy the home comforts of the cottage.

More Details

Jane Pecorini
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Jane Pecorini

Jon and I inherited the property from my late father. It its situated above our home and we spent 2 years lovingly renovating it while being careful to retain its character.

Jon is a graphic designer but turned his hand to all the trades during the project. I work part time in a local clothes shop but am on hand for our guests. We both wanted to create an environment where our guests will feel comfortable whilst also appreciating the design and styling of the house. We have a busy life with a large family and enjoy Little Turret ourselves when its not booked as it has features we are unable to have in our home downstairs.

Why Jane Pecorini chose Saint Leonards-on-sea

The property has been above our home for 18 years and as previously owned by my father it seemed obvious to renovate it and bring it to life. He was a hospitable and generous man who loved nice things around him. We feel our Little Turret has enabled us to respect him, reflect his personality and we have been able to incorporate some of his belongings in the house.

What makes this cottage unique

The entrance is interesting and houses a stone spiral staircase and decorations in the dome will intrigue you. We also invite you to prepare for a wedding day and welcome additional members of your bridal party(hairdresser, photographer etc) to get ready within an enchanting building with its own stone spiral staircase. We have facilities for storing your wedding drinks, table dressings etc for the big day. We could also provide additional full length mirrors if requested.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Saint Leonards-on-sea around the Hastings District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Roll top bath
  • Shower attachment within the bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Hairdryer A foldaway bed can be provided for a child aged 11 onwards.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
We are conveniently situated for an ideal base for wedding preparations. We welcome bridal parties to assemble at Little Turret and get ready for the big day. We are happy for photographers, hairdressers etc to attend the property. We are 10 minutes drive from a couple of the areas most popular wedding venues and our romantic, character property lends itself well for the preparation photographs. Please take a look at our reviews.


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Cozy, quirky Grade II Listed cottage for 4 in the heart of 1066 Country.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to stay. Very cosy and well presented, with lots of quirky accessories. You could see Jane had put lots of love in to making the ‘Little Turret’ a wonderful place to spend a vacation. Will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky and well provisioned

  • 4 of 5

Good couple of days in the Hastings area

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at little Turret, it is absolutely idyllic for our weekend break; beautifully kept and the location is very close to a number interesting sites. Jane was so helpful with joining instructions and throughout, and stocks the house so kindly with everything you need! A really unique and beautiful property- such a great treat!

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. We like to make our guests visits as easy as possible and that starts with a cuppa. Research shows that good quality linen and soft towels are at the top of travellers wish lists.
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Little Turret is a lovely, secret getaway place with atmosphere and warmth

  • 5 of 5

We were two friends of old, with their 13 year old daughters and the Turret was a perfect place to catch up, play games, eat together in its warm and cosy surroundings. Luxurious beds and a fully furnished little kitchen meant that we feasted and pleased ourselves with films and fun. A quick pop down to the pier and the shops was lovely but we all wanted to dash back to our temporary home to chill out together and be happy.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic, very quirky 5*

  • 5 of 5

Stunning quirky building , wonderfully decorated that’s had a lot of thought put into it, had a fabulous weekend celebrating birthday, chilling out in front of log fire, snow falling outside, welcome basket was a lovely touch too, Jane the owner was only to pleased to help, will be back,

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you felt at home and comfortable. Our aim is to provide the type of break in the type of property we would enjoy ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime.
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Gezellig knus huisje in Hastings

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben genoten van ons verblijf in 'Little turret''! Het huis was erg schoon en sfeervol ingericht met antiek en voorzien van allerlei moderne apparatuur. Hastings is een leuke plaats om te bekijken: de zee, het oude centrum en de winkels. Er stond een mand met heerlijke spulletjes klaar als ontvangst. Aanmerking: het zou prettig zijn als er iets meer en grotere pannen in het huisje zouden zijn (wij waren met 4 personen) en verder vonden wij het douchen in het bad, in de overigens super sfeervolle badkamer, niet handig.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Beauport Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-sea
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
St. Leonards-on-sea
Car: recommended

Battle Abbey and Battlefield

Hastings Castle

Jerwood Gallery

Bodiam Castle

Hastings Pier

Smuggler Caves

Kino Teatr - independent cinema, art gallery and restaurant

Abundance of antique shops and cafes


Jack in the Green - May

Battle Medieval Fair - May

Hastings Carnival - August

Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival - September

Hastings Bonfire and Firework Display - October

Battle Bonfire, Procession and Firework Display - November


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.