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Coastguard Cottage With Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Fairlight, Nr. Hastings, Sussex, England - Cliff Top Location With Amazing Views

This victorian coast guard cottage sits high on top on the cliff in acres of country parkland. With spectacular views from every window ! A paradise for walkers, it also has the benefit of being 10 mins drive from Hastings Old Town with its famous fishing community, eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, beach and rail link to london and brighton. 15 mins in the other direction takes you to the beautiful clique port town of Rye and the white sand beach at Camber beyond.

Karen Harrison
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

About Karen Harrison

Our family bought the cottage four years ago,we love this area and we never tire of coming here. We all enjoy a shopping trip to Hastings especially my teenage daughter, as there are great vintage shops and a bargain can still be found!!! Fish and chips at 'Maggies' in an old fishermans hut is a must. (definitely the best we've ever tasted) . Rye is also a favourite this time with my younger son, as it has two old fashioned sweet shops to choose from, and an amazing church tower to climb. But for views you can't beat the cottage and I often find my self staring out of windows entranced..... On a clear night you can see the lights of France twinkling across the sea. Last but not least, 'Stanley'our dog is in heaven chasing rabbits along the cliff top, and the birds across the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hastings in Hastings District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • First floor bathroom, with bath and over bath shower, wc and washbasin. Bedroom 1 has a roll top bath with wonderful views. Downstairs wc and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 carpeted with super king size bed ( can be turned into a twin if needed) Bedroom 2 carpeted with king size bed (can be turned into twin beds) Bedroom 3 carpeted with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: Private leafy garden, with views . barbecue, deckchairs, picnic table, pebble and lawned areas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All Linen and towels are included. Maid service available on fridays if staying for more than 1 week. Other: Wooden conservatory/sun room with wicker sofa, chair and table, lovely summer breakfast room. Doors open onto the private garden.


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Coastguard Cottage With Sea Views
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Amazing cottage with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is easy to find. Its location is unique! Clifftop views from the French coast line over to Beachy Head. The master bedroom under the roof is great, as the sun wakes you up and the sunset lets you start dreaming. Inside you will find cozy rooms, exactly like you see on the pictures. We spend a relaxing week there and were blessed with sunny days and a cool breeze. One car can be parked in front of the cottage. The garden is beautifully located westwards and hosts a bench-table for 4. The welcome-gift was appreciated after a long journey. The wide land across the cliffs is just a step outside the cottage, where you can walk the unleashed dog.

It's truly a secret gem. We would like to come back asap, as we liked it so much! Thanks a lot for your hospitality, Karen!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What views!!! Bed a delight!

  • 4 of 5

We managed to arrive a day late because of illness at the start of the coldest and snowiest week in decades, and it was cold having been unoccupied the week before, however we huddled round the wood burning stove and got the place warm ( I have to state that I do not think that would normally be a problem!!!) Upstairs seemed warmer and the bed we slept in was sooooo comfortable!! Next day there was a little snow which transformed the views to something quite ethereal. However we were not well enough to visit our relatives which was our main purpose in being there and we left on the Wednesday, having worked out that it was the best chance we had in making it home in one piece and not being snowed in. We had a wonderfully clear journey home A21, M25 and M40 had never been seen so empty!! I hasten to add that the accommodation was fine and quite quirky and comfortable. I would happily return there and look forward to doing so, - it was our misfortune that our illness, the weather and my brother's state of health combined to work against us.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really felt for you that week it couldn't have got any worse! Do let me know if you want to come again sometime . Also many thanks for your DIY skills. 😊? Best wishes Karen
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Stunning location and cozy, stylish cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week with our 2 children and grandparents. We even managed to walk to Hastings which was a very muddy but beautiful 1.5hr walk. The coastal path is partially closed but still worthwhile.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Sally . So glad you had some sunshine . All best wishes Karen X
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Stunning views and very comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a fabulous location with stunning sea views in all directions. An added bonus were the lovely sunsets to the front of the house and a beautiful sunrise from the back.The nature reserve is right on the doorstep, affording easy access to great country walks. The house was really comfortable for 3 couples for a New Year break and the owner thoughtfullly left welcome provisions for our arrival including milk, bread, eggs and butter.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really lovely homely place to stay. Views & walks lovely

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you 😊
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Beautiful house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and comfortable for all six of us. The views from the upstairs bedroom were amazing - especially watching the Hares in the field opposite! The country park next door was great for walking the dogs (secure and far enough away from the cliffs to let them off the lead) and we enjoyed being only a few minutes by car to Hastings. Karen was great throughout booking and the welcome gift was very much appreciated! We do a family holiday every year and according to my dad this was the best yet - so thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope you will come back and stay again one day ! Karen
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30 min walk to local beach.

5 min drive to nearest pebble/sand beach at Pett Level

20 min drive to white sand beach at Camber Sands


Car recommended. drive from London about 2 hours. from Dover (50 miles) 1 hour 15 minutes, or from the Eurostar at Ashford, (40 miles,) 1 hour 10 mins.

Train from london 1 hour 30 min to Hastings or Ore. taxi from hastings to the cottage takes about 12 min.

Gatwick airport 1 hour 30 mins drive

Heathrow airport 2 hours 15 mins drive.


Nearest shop for simple groceries 3/4 mile

Farm Shop 2 miles

Nearest supermarket 3 miles.

Hastings town 2 miles

Rye 9 miles

Battle 9 miles

London 1 hour 30 mins by train from hastings.

Brighton 1 hour by car.

Further Details:

The cottage has plenty of on the doorstep walking and is well located for day trips to many beaches, castles, historical places of interest as well as easy access to cities such as Brighton and London.

Further information available on request as-well as a detailed guide provided at the cottage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For bookings please email karen at , A deposit of
25% of the rental fee is payable when the booking is made. The balance is due 60 days before the start of the rental. Payment can be made made by cheque or bank transfer. The cottage is rented on a weekly basis from Friday to friday. Short breaks are also available min 3 nights.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Short breaks are three nights starting on Friday and ending on monday. Arrival time is 3pm . Departure time is 10am.

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.