Hello. I live here in this lovely Victorian apartment with patio garden, overlooking the sea and old town in Hastings. It's perfect if you want...
• to be a few mins walk from Old Town Hastings
• an area with local shops, bars and good restaurants
• to avoid the late night noise of Old Town Hastings
• the most popular residential street in Hastings due to the breathtaking panoramic oceanviews, castle and westhill green. Welcome to your English seaside retreat!
• Your Bedroom
A large and comfortable double bed, in a modern bright room at the back of the apartment, so it's supremely peaceful and private. Bedroom looks out onto a petite, artistic Tuscan-style courtyard garden with colourful outdoor chairs for breakfast or a relaxing glass of wine. Half wardrobe and two drawers for storage space. Extra blankets. DVD player with screen (TV channels avail in lounge). Large range of DVDs to cozy up and watch if you feel like it! Hairdryer and hair-straighteners. Towels for guests.
• Extra Guests: the couch in the lounge is a comfy John Lewis pull-out double bed (sleeps 1 adult) or there is also an additional single roller-bed stored in the hallway cupboard. The whole flat is ideally suitable for a couple, or 2 friends. Note that due to the nature of this apartment it is not suitable for children, so adults only, thank you.
• WIFI wireless internet access
Power shower (over bath). Help yourself to a luxurious bubble bath, shampoo, conditioner and shower goodies. I provide bath towels for guests.
• Kitchen and living room
You are welcome to use the kitchen and fridge. I don't officially provide breakfast but you can help yourself to porridge or breakfast cereal in the kitchen. I have a selection of tea and coffee available so help yourself. The front patio overlooks the hill and sea; great as a summer breakfast spot. I am always away when guests book the apartment, so you have the place entirely to yourself!
• Westhill Green
There's a lush green outside the apartment, with panoramic views all around Hastings and the Castle. I often walk across in the morning enjoying a cup of tea and the sea views. Perfect meditation spot. Many writers enjoy my flat as it's peaceful and idyllic. Enjoy a picnic and bottle of wine on the hill during summer! Or use the gorgeous back courtyard outside kitchen door for a Mediterranean style evening!
Take across a few of the outdoor garden chairs, onto the westhill. It's literally outside the front door! Great place to watch the sunset with champagne in evening! (As a convenience, I always have a bottle of nice bubbly and wine chilling in the fridge and a few picnic snacks for convenience. Guests are welcome to enjoy these and pop a contribution in kitchen jar!)
• Local area
Across the road is Hastings Westhill cafe next to the castle, for coffee overlooking the sea. Hastings Old Town is 3 minutes walk and has many breakfast cafes, bars, restaurants and some tucked-away antiques stores and art spaces such as the impressive Jerwood Gallery. A favourite spot for dinner is Porters in the old town, which does fabulous roasts, great wine list and jazz or acoustic music Sunday afternoons. Hastings is quite reasonably priced for nights out.
Of course, walking along the seafront is a perfect way to enjoy Hastings. Plenty of local walks along the coastline and promenade areas. For instance, if you enjoy a brisk morning walk, it's 30minutes to St. Leonards cafes or 50minutes along the seafront to the "Beach Cafe" (Glyne Gap, just before Bexhill) for a traditional English beachside breakfast.
Nearby Rye is a very popular ancient village which you can travel to by car (15mins) or bus.
• Travel from London
Trains from London to Hastings depart from Victoria, Charing Cross, Canon Street and London Bridge regularly 7 days a week. It's around around 1 hour and 45mins travel time by train. Tip: train tickets are much cheaper if you request 30-day return ticket for around £30 per person. Check train times on TheTrainLine website. Taxis are about £5 from Hastings station to my apartment. Or 15 minutes walk to/from apartment to Hastings station.
Driving takes approximately 2.5hours from central London. You can use the AA RoutePlanner to estimate driving time from your location to my apartment postcode TN34 3JL
This is a non-smoking apartment so please respect that request thank you!
I don't own any pets and this is a pet-free apartment please.
No cats or dogs much as I love them!
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I take bookings up to 12 weeks in advance. You can book from 2 nights (minimum) up to 30 days stay for 1-3 guests. If you have any questions, contact me and I'll reply within 24 hours in most cases. I can provide you with directions for travel from any London Airport; just ask!
Look forward to welcoming you soon! You'll LOVE Hastings!!!
Happy holiday : ))
Entire apartment, private courtyard garden out the back with small table/chairs.
No interaction during stay. I am not home when guests are at the apartment, so you have the space all to yourself.
I have stayed in Alexis's apartment a couple of times now and am sure I will again. The location is perfect for exploring the wonderful West Hill and old town in Hastings, or just sitting tight and enjoying the views. Alexis is a great host too - always happy to advise wherever in the world she might happen to be. Am looking forward to returning soon.
Lovely flat in a great location. Not far to walk down to Hastings old town. The old town is great! Lots of independant shops, at galleries, cafés and bars. Perfect for a weekend of mooching around and relaxing.
Will hope to stay again!
Overall OK value for a flat in an excellent location and with a stunning sea view.
The insides of the flat didn't quite match our expectations or the description, however. It really didn't feel like a 'treat' to stay.
It was dusty, with cobwebs in the corners. The bathroom was rather shabby, with quite a lot of mould. Finally, it may seem picky, but there was not a "large range" of DVDs (as stated), but about 12 in total, with a tiny TV to watch them on. We were looking forward to watching some films as the weather was dreadful, so this was quite a disappointment!
lovely flat, warm and cosy and comfortable, we felt at home. Very well situated, we enjoyed our break in Hastings and although we did not get to meet Alexis it all went very well,all the instructions left were clear and easy to follow. will recommend highly.
I spent a few days getting away from it all at Alexis' very cozy apartment. Wonderful walks straight outside the front door, interesting shops, seaside eateries galore and the view from Alexis' seaview living room is mesmerizing. Such an easy drive from London, Hastings is the perfect place to unwind and recharge - especially if you love walking and exploring.
Thanks again Alexis. This is the 3rd time now we have had the pleasure of dealing with this amazingly helpful and generous lady. Her apartment is in a prime position with a natural outlook and a welcoming vibe. Looking forward to visiting again in 2014. We will continue to be repeat customers/almost "family" ha ha! X
Had a lovely stay at Alexis's apartment. Although we never met check in was simple, and the flat looked exactly as it does in the photos. It's in a beautiful location on the hill overlooking the sea and then Hastings Old Town. Always found a place to park on the street nearby.
There were plenty of interesting shops, restaurants and pubs within 10 mins walk or so. Our second day there was a beautiful sunny one which we spent walking along the coast to Fairlight, a fantastically unspoilt bit of coastline with some amazing views. Would deifnitely recommend the appartment and the area.
The flat is in a terrific location - perfectly placed for the Old Town, where you'll want to spend your evenings.
Good value, cozy - a normal, clean, serviceable flat with everything you might need. Good instructions left by Alexis to operate wi-fi, boiler, tv, etc.
After overcoming the difficulties of how to open the door, we've had a truly fantastic & relaxing stay in Alexis' apartment. It was super clean, tidy and quiet – breakfast table with sea view included.
We really wished we could have stayed longer and hope to come back anytime soon.
Found the flat easily and although parking was at a premium did find a park just around the corner. The flat was very comfortable and well equipped. Took a little while to work out the water heating but soon mastered it. The location is great, lovely views overlooking the sea, and is very close to Hastings Old Town.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.