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'Sovereign Retreat' Terraced House with Parking In Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Eastbourne, Sussex, England - Quiet Harbour Location On Bus Route to Eastbourne, Close To Restaurants, Shops, Harbour and Beach

This delightful property is in the lovely marina development at Sovereign Harbour yet only three miles from central Eastbourne. This house has been beautifully appointed in a fun seaside theme. It is in an ideal position for walks around the marina watching the boats as they go in and out of the locks, or enjoying a meal or glass of wine at The Waterfront.

Sorry - no pets and only Saturday to Saturday bookings.

The development has an Asda, a multiplex cinema, a hairdresser, TK Maxx, Boots, Next, an ice cream parlour, a fish and chip takeway and other shops. It also has an Indian restaurant, a Thai, two Italians, two American diners, a Harvester, hairdresser and two bars. So have a tasty meal or a glass of wine while watching the boats come and go.

A short drive away by car, bus or Dotto train, or by foot for the more energetic, is Eastbourne town centre with its beach, shops, Victorian pier and theatres. Or why not venture into the lovely surrounding countryside? Take the children to Treasure Island or Fort Fun only minutes away from the house. Just up the road is a Miniature Railway next to a public golf course. A twenty minute car drive away is Drusilla's Zoo with fun and entertainment for all the family.

Child free? Experience an open air opera at Glyndebourne or take a ramble on the lovely South Downs. Play golf or visit Virginia Woolf's last home. Why not take a walk along the Cuckoo Trail, a 14 mile nature trail along the now disused train track to Heathfield?

If you fancy relaxing on the beach there is central Eastbourne for a town beach or two miles east, Pevensey Bay for a quieter beach location. When you tire of the beach pop along to Pevensey and take a stroll around the Castle.

If it's entertainment you are after then look no further. Take a trip to the Theatre. You are spoilt for choice with The Congress, Devonshire Park Theatre, The Winter Garden and the Bandstand to choose from. They provide shows ranging from West End extravaganzas, to Gilbert and Sullivan, from opera to Birdsong. For the youngsters and young at heart there are tribute bands, Grease and Singing in the Rain. There is something for everyone.

You will never run out of things to do and see nearby this property.

More Details

Deborah McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Deborah McDonald

This pretty little house is in a quiet location yet is only minutes away from the boats, restaurants and bars at Sovereign Harbour and just down the road from the seafront. We live on the Isle of Wight and bought this property as a base on the mainland. We have spent a great deal of time over the years in the Eastbourne area and, being sailors ourselves, especially love the Sovereign Harbour development. This property suited our requirements. It has been furnished in a seaside style, which makes it light and cheerful, putting you in the mood for a lovely stay.

Deborah McDonald purchased this house in 2013

Why Deborah McDonald chose Eastbourne

We love this location as it is a stones throw away from boat-watching in the harbour with all its waterside restaurants and bars. It is also so handy for Eastbourne centre.

Eastbourne can be a difficult place to park yet here we have a designated parking bay plus visitor's bays so a hassle free trip can be made to the town centre using the very regular bus or the fun Dotto train.

We also love driving into the beautiful surrounding countryside to visit cultural or fun attractions nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Lovely cosy house with brand new furniture. Truly convenient yet quiet location in a Close within minutes walk of the marina development and sea. A great holiday home.' Kate L. 2013.

'The house was very comfortable and well equiped. One of the best we have stayed in and a good location.' R and J Hawking May 2014
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eastbourne in Wealden District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We only accept bookings from Saturday to Saturday.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower Room with basin and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This very small bedroom just has a bunk bed (5'9" long)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and TV/DVD with freeview box, hair dryer, bed linen, towels, iron and ironing board. Bedroom 2 a small room with bunk beds (5'9" long).
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ideal quiet yet central location just off a bus route which goes down a no through road so little other traffic uses it. Spend all your time in the Harbour development as there is plenty to do walking and boat watching or use the house as a base for exploring the beautiful historic Sussex countryside or visiting one of the three theatres. There are childproof closers on the cleaning cupboards and stair gates both up and down stairs. Outside: There is a sunny front garden which has a secluded area bounded by a hedge. It is not overlooked. With a table and folding chairs, a lovely little sunspot is created. An ideal place for a barbecue (provided) or a glass of bubbly. The sea is only a couple of hundred metres down the road or if you wish to swim in a swimming pool, The Sovereign Centre, (pool and gym), is about 10 minutes walk away towards Eastbourne. Utility Room: The outside cupboard contains the garden table and chairs. There is also a mop and bucket and broom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The beds will all be made up with crisp new sheets and duvet covers. At least two towels are provided per guest. For a two week holiday extra bed linen is available for the guest to change if required. Other: The dining area consists of a fold down butterfly table with four chairs. There is a seaside theme table cloth plus a more sophisticated cloth and mats for the cordon bleu evenings when you don't want to try one of the many restaurants nearby.


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'Sovereign Retreat' Terraced House with Parking In Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

It was home from home whilst working at Eastbourne giving us all facilities we needed, and more. It was ideally situated for us close to the Marina and its amenities, we would be happy to to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our little house. We do like to hear that people enjoyed their stay with us. Indeed we also go there ourselves from time to time and love the house and its position. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Debbie
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Lovely house in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, everything is provided to feel you are at home, very clean. It was the ideal place for our golfing holiday. Only a short walk through a nice area to the restaurants.

The owner is very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to book again. We highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves in our wide inventory and cleanliness. We enjoy our own stays at the house and also enjoy the walk through the marina to the restaurants, shops and bars. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Absolutely amazing House

  • 5 of 5

Superb House, very quiet location very nice and relaxing place. I would recommended to family with small children or to couples.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nice quiet well equipped place right near the coast

  • 4 of 5

In a cull de sac in a very nice and pleasantly quite large residential area, this is very nice for a weeks stay. Everything you need is there kitchenwise, enough room for 4 people, double bed is very nice, the bunkbed is more simple, but is all right. Just some minutes walk to the lovely marina or the coast. Shops by car is a slight detour due to the enclosed and therefore quiet area. Nice and cool when it's hot, good bathroom with very good shower.

Getting out and about is easy with plenty of pretty good roads to get you where you want to go. Highly recommended, especially for the price!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the trouble to write a nice review. I am pleased you liked the house and location. We enjoy our stays there as well. Usually in winter though!
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A superb holiday let, spotlessly clean, homely, facilities of a very high standard,rapid internet

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and efficient exchange with the proprietor especially as living abroad meant bank transfers, which does take time. This location is superb, well situated in a quiet area near shops, marina, beach and its possible to go to town on foot along the promenade.

The interior is well thought out, spotlessly clean with a very pleasant and tasteful décor. We really appreciated the kitchen which has a plentiful range of utensils, assorted crockery and high quality electrical appliances. The internet is rapid and easily installed. Useful documentation is provided and there are 2 televisions, toys, books cd's and dvd's for a rainy evening. A holiday let well worth recommending without hesitation.

Echange amical et efficace avec la propriétaire surtout pour le règlement par transfert bancaire. Ce location est superbe, très bien situé dans un endroit calme mais proche des magasins, le marina ,la plage et on peut se rendre à pied au centre ville par un promenade le long de la plage. L'intérieur de la maison et bien agencé, propreté impeccable et un décor soignée et de bon gout. Nous avons bien apprécié tous les ustensiles de cuisine et la haute qualité des appareilles électrique. L'internet est rapide et facilement utilisable. Il y a 2 télévisions, cd's et dvd's et une bonne documentation sur place. C'est un location de vacance que nous recommendons sans hésiter. B et A Guillotin, France

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review, especially as the weather wasn't great for your spring break.
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Lovely little place at perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have spend a full week with the four of us at this lovely place. It is not very big, but big enough, very clean and the location is awesome. The owner is very friendly and easy to communicate with. Lots to see and do in the area. We highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We love the house too and agree it is not very big! But good things come in small packages!! The price reflects the size! Also thank you for taking the time to write the review - much appreciated. We have lovely holiday guests who, so far, have had only good things to say about our house. I think the fact that we stay there too for a few weeks each year means that we notice any problems and sort them out! Regards Debbie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bay View, 9 Hole
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Thai Marina
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary


It is only five minutes walk to the local beach. Eastbourne town beach with its lovely Victorian pier and beautiful gardens is about three miles to the west and Pevensey Bay is about two miles in the other direction by car or a short walk walk along the front. Pevensey Castle, which was a Roman Fort, is just beyond the beach. The Dotto train runs all summer until November along the sea front from the property to central Eastbourne with stops at Fort Fun and Treasure Island.


Use of car is not essential as regular trains run into Eastbourne from where a bus can be caught to the end of the road. This is a trip of only three miles. Taxis are also available. Once at the property all amenities are within walking distance (ten minutes walk to shops and restaurants along harbour side paths). A lovely holiday can be spent within Sovereign Harbour itself but Eastbourne central is an easy bus ride and the bus also takes you to Seaford and Bexhill.


If you wish to travel further afield Brighton is 24 miles away, Hastings is 17 miles and Seaford 12 miles. All these are characterful Edwardian/Victorian seaside resorts. Lewes is 20 miles away and Rodmell, the village where Virginia Woolf last lived is about 15 miles distant. Drusilla's zoo, Blackberry Farm, Treasure Island and Fort Fun for the children are all nearby. Herstmonceux Castle (11 miles away) and Michelham Priory (9 miles) are both great spots for a day out.

Further Details:

There is plenty to do for young and old in the Eastbourne area.

Don't forget Airbourne the famous International Eastbourne airshow which takes place each August and Eastbourne tennis prior to Wimbledon.

Asda has a cash machine and the local bars and restaurants take bank cards.

The Waterfront restaurants include: 'Ganges' (Indian), 'Pablo's' (Mediterranean), 'Simply Italian', 'Frankie and Benny's' (American grill), 'Thai Marina' a lovely Thai restaurant, 'The Chippy' (fish and chips to take away or go to Gringos, American Diner, The Harvester, a pub which caters for children but also has wonderful views over the harbour to satisfy parents, Seamoors Bar (lunchtime fish menu), Di Lieto's coffee lounge/ice cream parllour). Most of these have outside seating overlooking the marina. Upstairs is The Garden Bar (over 21s), 'Great Hairdressing', Inner Beauty. Over the road is a large medical centre. Pevensey Bay has the Castle Inn a traditional English pub with lovely bar food and Eastbourne centre has restaurants of all types.

The Harbour also offers boat trips which take passengers all around the development from the water for a very reasonable price. There are also fishing trips and longer journeys out to Sovereign Lighthouse.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Eastbourne, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
30 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Bookings generally run from Saturday to Saturday. Upon confirmation of booking, a binding contract is created between us for the full rental, and a non-returnable 50% payment of the full rental charge is due by return post. Refundable £150 security deposit required with final balance payment. The balance must be received by us six weeks before the rental commences. Elecricity is included.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Saturday, from 15.00 hrs on the date of arrival to 10.00 hrs on the date of departure. However, we are happy to discuss alternative booking periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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