Seating for 4 in spacious room with glorious sunset, looking south. Alternative layout of room on request with 2 single beds plus double on mezzanine.
the Beacon family room
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1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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3 beds
1 bath
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Double bed (5ft) plus mezzanine with 2 single mattresses placed together - for those nimble enough to climb up to it. Bathroom and another separate loo across the landing. Situated in late Victorian former school on top of the West Hill (Jack-in-the-Green!) above Hastings Old Town. A busy, creative place, lived in and run by Judy, her sister and daughter.

The space

There's nothing like the Beacon in Hastings (or anywhere else probably); an acre of countryside within a town, with plenty of space to sit and relax - and in which to have breakfast if the weather allows. There are artists studios in the un-manicured style gardens, and frequent drawing, painting and yoga sessions indoors.
The Old Town, with the Jerwood Gallery, fishing beach, pubs and eateries, is 5 minutes walk over the hill (uphill on the way back!) and the Country Park (miles of glorious walks) starts just 12 minutes walk away. The West Hill - the Castle and panoramic views of the English Channel - is at the top of our lane.

Guest access

This room is on the main floor where there is also a kitchenette for making tea/coffee. The kitchen downstairs is where to find breakfast ( yoghurt, seasonal fruit, homemade granola, breads etc) - let us know if you would like a cooked breakfast (extra £5 per person). Sole use of shower and bathroom across the landing (ie not en-suite), with extra separate loo. There are often events, art activities, yoga classes downstairs, some free some need to be paid for. See website for details or ask me when you book.

Interaction with guests

I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world during the 3 years of being an Airbnb host.
I am available, though often on a mission, to chat or to tell you about the house history or things of interest locally. My room is on the same floor as this room. I have a friendly labrador, but her company for you is optional, not compulsary (ie I can keep her from you).

Other things to note

The Beacon is often described as 'bohemian', and is much-loved for its unique position and ambience, and for the friendly welcome we offer our guests and visitors.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Behave as you would like visitors to in your own home. We don't smoke, but its OK in the garden for visitors. We are friendly, relaxed - but also fairly quiet (or we think we are).

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Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

101 Reviews

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Rex User Profile
September 2017
Very welcoming, nice room with good bed. Fabulous mermaids in the bathroom. Relaxing with great location on West Hill.

Brett User Profile
September 2017
The Beacon is ideally located within a 10 minute walk of Hastings Old Town, which is a lovely place to visit and spend time. The room is spacious and clean, and the breakfast is a fab start to the day. Judy is a great host and we'd definitely look to book again in the future.

Kay User Profile
August 2017
A very nice house with lovely hosts! It's situated on a hill on top of the city only a short stroll (and some steps) away from the old town with its restaurants and pubs. We had a nice stay and enjoyed the breakfast in the garden with home made jam!

Samantha User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful nights stay at The Beacon, we just wished we had stayed longer ! We absolutely loved it, it felt home from home, and were made very welcome. The bathroom mermaid mural, paintings and decor is so lovely and very unique. The room was relaxing and very comfortable - the breakfast was all homemade, and was beautiful to sit in the garden in the sunshine :) We will return, and recommend to anyone who wants a lovely weekend by the seaside.

Carsten User Profile
August 2017
Judy is a fantastic host, very kind and welcoming. Absolute lovely! We had two wonderful days in The Beacon in Hastings. Our bedroom was just beautiful with very comfy beds. Everything was very clean and the view from the window fantastic. Judy’s breakfast with self-made jam and muesli is absolutely recommendable. We would highly recommend Judy’s beautiful accommodation. We'd return at the first opportunity! Thank you so much!

Jodie User Profile
August 2017
A really wonderful escape in Hastings with one of the best breakfasts I've had at an Airbnb. The beacon is a beautiful hideaway and the room is decorated with lovely things and its so nice to have a proper space to relax in. Amazing views from up this high in Hastings, it was ideal for our weekend. Thanks for being a wonderful host, so welcoming and easy to communicate with, we will definitely try to come back!

Liz User Profile
August 2017
The room is bright and clean with a fabulous raised bed that my daughter slept in. It was cosy and comfortable and the breakfast was very tasty.

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Judy User Profile

I am a fashion designer again after being a painter since I moved to Hastings. I have lived at the Beacon for 24 years, moving from London with my family who have since left home...... and moved back again in my daughter's case (she's an artist too). I was co-owner of a fashion business (with 3 other ladies) in Camden Town (Swanky Modes) from the early seventies, closing in the early nineties and taught fashion design part-time all through my career.
I LOVE living in Hastings - the walks, the sea and the people; I felt immediately at home here.
The Beacon is a family home (my sister, also an artist, lives here too) where we make creative things happen - painting and drawing, yoga, supper talks, exhibitions, music. Its full-on sometimes running a large busy house with an acre of garden but its an enjoyable way to live.
We now do Sunday lunches and open our bar on Thursday evenings, since becoming licensed premises late in 2015.
You are very welcome to view the new styles for REAL Clothes for REAL Women during your stay - or to make an appointment to visit some other time.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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