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Luxury Apartment above Hastings Old Town; close to Country Park

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The Garden Apartment is ideally situated to explore 1066 Country.

The Garden Apartment is great for a seaside break at any time of the year. The apartment opens on the garden of our Edwardian House just above the Old Town in Hastings. Whereas we have decorated our London flat in a contemporary style; in this apartment we have kept to the Edwardian theme and furnished it in the style of a time travelling Edwardian gentleman. So you will find a comfortable 4 poster bed, possibly the only 4 poster bunk beds in England but also a modern kitchen with dishwasher and a living room with very handy living coal gas fire which is wonderful to come back to after a bracing autumn walk by the sea. The apartment is ideal for four people but if there are five of you, the leather sofa in the living room converts to a small double bed perfect for one, but possible for two friendly people!

You can just see the sea from the master bedroom and the garden, whilst the country park is just a a few hundred yards away. There you can walk for miles taking in fantastic cliff top views.

More Details

Sue McDougall
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 August, 2018

About Sue McDougall

We moved to Hastings in 2008 and chose our house in Godwin Road because we felt it was in the perfect position, offering a quiet location but close enough to the beach, the delights of the Old Town and the Country Park. We are kind of retired, except that Sue is also an artist If you are interested in art, she will show you her studio. We also have a holiday flat in London. We have three grown up children and our daughter Sophia is a novelist. You will find the first volume of her trilogy Romanitas in the bookshelves- she has also had published two books for children Mars Evacuees and Space Hostages.

Sue McDougall purchased this apartment in 2009

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is completely self contained; we have tried to make it as comfortable as possible. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher. The main bedroom and living room are south facing; you will find that the sun pours through the windows. You can relax in the garden, have a barbecue, or in season help yourself to plums from our extremely productive plum tree. We also know that sometimes the weather in England can be less than perfect! That is no reason not have a good time. We provide plenty of books, board games and cards, a DVD player and selection of DVDs, so sit in front of the warm fire and enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hastings, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The swimming pool is unattended so children who use the pool must have adult supervision.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Please note that the bathroom is off this bedroom but there is a separate toilet accessed from the passage so you don't need to disturb the occupants of the small bedroom in the night.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • The small bedroom contains 2 bunk beds made from a genuine four poster. It was made over 80 years ago so the original four poster must have been much older than that. We have brought it up to date so that it meets bunk bed regulations and bought new mattresses so that it is comfortable enough to sleep adults (if one of them is prepared to climb up the ladder!) We also have a sofa bed in the sitting room which is converts to a double bed, very comfortable for one person, possible for two friendly people.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
The apartment is suitable for the elderly and infirm as it is all on one level and there is a walk in shower. However there is a short flight of steps leading down to the front door.


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Luxury Apartment above Hastings Old Town; close to Country Park
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

very peaceful, beautiful, magical space

  • 5 of 5

what else is there to say?

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Brenda. We really enjoyed meeting you and having you stay, and very much hope you'll come again. David and Sue
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Spacious and bright period apartment overlooking a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyable stay with fast response from Sue prior to stay answering our questions.Helpful host on hand to assist during our stay . Impeccably clean with plenty of facilities, providing what we needed for our stay. Lovely patio doors with a view onto pretty garden. Perfect place to relax as peaceful and pretty. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wie immer: ein angenehmer Aufenthalt in einem sehr schönen Apartment in idealer Lage von Hastings.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke vielmals; Ich hoffe, wir sehen uns nächstes Jahr wieder. Sue
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Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a warm welcome with Sue giving us all the information we needed. The apartment itself was very cosy. It just felt homely with all the books, the fireplace, the four poster bed, the bunk bed in which our little girls loved to play ... Definitely worth a stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious property, as described,

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room, steps down to it a little steeper than expected, good facilities, lovely garden. Some bits in need of decoration and the bathroom light was not repaired all week although the owner knew about it. Otherwise would give it a five.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am sorry you were troubled by the bathroom light. As I pointed out at the time, there was another one; we thought you would prefer not to be disturbed. Sue
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fantastic stay with the best garden ever

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sue's flat for 3 nights and it was really nice experience. Sue was super nice and lives right upstairs. We did not need to bother her at all during our stay because everything was well thought and prepared. The location is great, in a safe and decent neighborhood. It is said to be 20 minutes walk to beach, but we always drive and reach there in minutes. The beds are comfy. But the absolute highlight is the garden, where we enjoyed all breakfast and some dinner there on the big wood table outside. Highly recommended and we would love to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We hope we'll see you again soon. David
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Harold Road
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The High Street
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Beach at Hastings
Car: not necessary

Ideally situated above the Old Town in Hastings, the Garden Apartment offers visitors an ideal place to relax at any time of the year. Walk along the beach or in the country park, take an outing to historic Battle and see where the Norman Conquest took place or visit Bodiam the ultimate picture book castle. Stroll in Hastings Old Town which its antique shops and restaurants or visit the exciting Jerwood gallery. Then stop and sample oysters or get the best fish and chips in the world.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hastings, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
16 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
7 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental price includes everything; - linen plenty of towels including beach towels, heating, wireless broadband and final clean.
A weekend night is Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
The rates given are for up to four people, If there are more than four people we charge charged an additional £10 a night per person
. To book we ask for a 20% non refundable deposit,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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