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Tranquil Retreat, Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms (one en-suite, one shower room)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Well presented attractive cottage in peaceful location 35 yards from small village road

This excellent 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed cottage sleeping 4 (non-smokers) is to be found nestling in 1066 country, set in its own garden within the owner's grounds, about 1 mile from the beach.

Although only 35 yards from the village road, it feels miles from anywhere. There is an en-suite master bedroom, shower room, and welcoming living room leading to 9m x 3m non-slip decking overlooking the countryside.

The Retreat is a great base for bird watchers, cyclists, golfers, nature lovers, walkers, and visiting the ancient towns of Rye, Battle and Hastings. You are within easy reach of Romney Marsh, Camber Sands and the continent via Ashford International train link. Hairdresser and tea-room 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

The non-slip decking incorporating dining furniture and sun loungers is accessible from your living room and garden. Additional outside dining is provided to catch the evening sun. Extra deck/garden chairs, two BBQs and a trampoline are provided. A book and film library, games and puzzles are to be found inside.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are all provided within the cost of your holiday. Other provisions include the following: cot x 2, highchair, 2 satellite TVs, Video, 2 DVDs, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, free Wi-fi.

Ample free parking on property for 2+ cars.

Lockable cycle store.

No smoking.

No pets.

NB two bath/shower rooms.

More Details

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, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jac

Helpful, friendly but not intrusive. Just ask.

Jac purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Jac chose Hastings

The Retreat has been very successfully let out since April 1999 with many people returning many times. One couple have come back every year since 2001!

What makes this cottage unique

You should feel relaxed and miles away from the 'hulaballoo' as The Retreat is set back over 35 yards from the village road. Having said that it is only a short walk to the local inn/restaurant, hairdresser's/café, post office and butcher's.

Our guests are very happy with the location, accommodation, and what is provided at the property. They 'want for nothing'. We lived at The Retreat for a year whilst building our house - maybe that is something to do with it as no white goods/hardware etc were removed when we moved into the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. "5* Holiday at a 5* property"

2. "The sort of place that you immediately feel relaxed and at home in."

3. "Fabulously clean and equipped cottage - very friendly and helpful owner"

4. "Very well equipped, extremely comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

Pleasant walks along rural lanes, nearby beaches, historic sites and Country Houses/Gardens all within easy reach. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as very friendly and welcoming. Nearby pub serves good food if you want a rest from cooking in the kitchen which is fully equipped with everything one could need. Abundant wild life to watch in surrounding grounds, also plenty of activities are provided for children. Three visits so far - and there will be more.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hastings in Pett

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms (1 shower) En-suite bathroom to double b/r inc. bath with shower over, toilet, basin Shower room opposite twin b/r with shower, toilet, basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , TV/DVD, b/s cbnts, w/d, cod, drssng tbl & stl, ensuite b/r
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , cod/bdsd cbnt, wardrobe, dressing mirror & shelf
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All accommodation on one level. NB there is a step up to the main entrance door and steps down from the decking to the your garden. Non-smokers only and no pets. Outside: Private garden, barbecues, trampoline, two patio tables and chairs in different situations seating at least 4 and 6 each. Utility Room: washing machine in shower room, clothes airers, and outside washing line. Tumble dryer for emergencies at main house Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Electricity, Gas, bed-linen and towels provided foc. Ask if anything extra needed - cost advised at time.


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Tranquil Retreat, Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms (one en-suite, one shower room)
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

Very comfortable hideaway in a lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely stay in the Retreat with my daughter (11). It was roomy and comfortable, equipped with everything we needed, set in a beautiful spot. It's opposite a nice pub that does good food and has a tearoom round the corner. It's easy to get to Hastings, Rye, and Winchelsea by car - and worth exploring some of the narrow back roads around Pett which are lovely in themselves. We climbed to the top of Fairlight church tower one day which gives you a stupendous view of the whole area. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review and for leaving The Retreat so clean and tidy. Welcome back any time.
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Wonderful Find

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 2 friends booked the retreat for 3 nights over Easter and boy are we glad we did. Phil met us on arrival and showed us into the property. It was so nice and clean and had everything you could possible need. Lovely comfy beds too. We were greeted by an Easter Egg, a bottle of wine, cakes and tea/coffee etc. which was a lovely surprise. The views are amazing and the Geese and gosling are entertaining to watch. We went over for a sandwich and pint at the Two Sawyers (dead opposite) when we arrived and enjoyed it so much we booked to go back for dinner on the Friday night. We had a lovely meal and the place and staff are so welcoming. There are many leaflets in the Retreat with ideas of what to do in the area, we visited Rye which is so pretty (and the sun shone). We had a lovely cream tea in the Cobbles Tea Room (highly recommend) then went onto Battle which again is well worth a visit. On the Sunday we visited The Caves in Hastings then visited The Old Pump House for a pint in a pub which has so much character (you feel like you are in a smugglers pub) and we even went back and ate Sunday Roast, good value at £7.95 and very tasty.

The Wifi at The Retreat does keep going in and out but my husband found if you rebooted it, it was fine and there were 4 of us using it.

Phil was most helpful with any information you required, unfortunately we did not get to meet Jac but maybe next time.

We had an amazing stay and will definitely return if we are visiting the area again and we will highly recommend The Retreat to anyone else.

Julie and Nick Jones and Sue Compton and Beth Ellis

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review Julie, thank you very much. I am sorry that we did not get to meet, maybe another time. Jac Lawless
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A Truly Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable holiday home which had everything we could possibly need.

Great location with a decent pub within walking distance and another good pub further away in the same village (can highly recommend the Sunday Roast in the second pub) .

We visited several National Trust properties in the local area and discovered a few hidden gems.

Over all , a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review of The Retreat. You were excellent guests and are most welcome to return at any time.
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A Serene Stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for 7 days. The hosts were very cordial and welcoming. The home was cozy, well-equipped, with very good kitchen appliances and a comfortable bed and nice linens—also plenty of storage space for clothing. The home is located in a peaceful setting and has convenient parking.

There were many interesting historical and scenic attractions around the area.

The only shortcomings were that the internet was intermittently very weak and could only support one device for emails. Also, the air fresheners/potpourri throughout the house were a little too strong. The problem was easily solved by removing them.

We would definitely recommend this cottage and would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive and constructive review. You would be most welcome at The Retreat anytime.
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The Retreat Pett

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a very enjoyable week at the Retreat. ThE accomodation is excellent and well positioned for visiting the area. There is also good walking on the doorstep. The Two Sawyers pub opposite provides excellent food and is very friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review, which will be useful to potential future guests, and also for leaving The Retreat so clean and tidy. You are most welcome to return anytime.
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So Nice

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place to stay with very friendly and help full owners.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Two Sawyers (Inn/Restaurant)
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Two Sawyers
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pett Level
Car: recommended


Pett Level beach app. 1 mile, 5 mins car, 20 mins walk.

Camber Sands app 20 miles, 40 mins car.


Car recommended.

Hastings train station 5 miles.

Dover channel port within 50 miles


Pett Village includes shop/post office 100 yards, two pubs (one at 50 yards), butchers at 0.3 miles, second pub and recreation ground at 0.5 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hastings, Sussex

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer holiday
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
autumn half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas-New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
half term
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early spring
23 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late spring
23 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May day holiday
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late spring/early summer
1 Jun 2019 - 23 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer holiday
24 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Changeover days Friday and Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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