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Luxury Apartment above Hastings Old Town; close to Country Park

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


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
Speaks English, French, Italian, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

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 and undertaking a degree in Fine Art Contemporary Practice at Hastings College. If you are interested in art, she will show you her studio. David is interested in history and can tell you all about how the Normans invaded Britain in 1066. 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- watch out for her first children's book Mars Evacuees which should be published some time in 2013.

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,


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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hastings in Rother District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

very peaceful, beautiful, magical space

  • 5 of 5

what else is there to say?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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 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: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We hope we'll see you again soon. David
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Spacious, Comfortable and very Homely.

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from abroad so to be able to spend time with our family. The apartment provided us with the space and comfort to enjoy this family get together. The front room opens out to a well kept beautiful garden. Everything was there to make our stay a special one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much.We hope you'll come again. David
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Lovely peaceful hideaway above the bustle of Hastings

  • 5 of 5

Very well-kept and equipped, beautifully furnished garden apartment on a quiet street an easy 15 minute walk from the seafront (much longer on the way back up!), the beds are a special touch lending the property a lot of character, and the wonderful stock of books made us want to stay for much longer! Great for a peaceful getaway with lots of activities for all the family a short distance away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and we hope you'll come again. David
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Wie immer: excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Auch beim fünften Mal gilt: das ideale Appartement um Hastings und Umgebung zu erkunden. Sehr ruhig und doch recht zentral gelegen. Jederzeit wieder!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank! Wir hoffen, Sie zum sechsten Mal zu sehen. David
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hastings, Sussex

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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,

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