A warm welcome to our home with its fantastic location, original features and seaside atmosphere: an ideal base to relax or explore 1066 Country and beyond (with the station and car club vehicles nearby), learn new watersports or improve your English. We will make your visit to Hastings truly memorable!
Full of character, our top floor double or triple room (with the option of a folding bed and futon to accommodate five), plus a quirky den in the fitted cupboard for younger guests, has its own basin and glorious rooftop views across town and up to Hastings Castle (the double bed features a luxurious zip-lock mattress which can divide into two single beds). Combined with our Central Garden View room below, it is ideal for a family visit.
Both rooms are quiet, warm and double glazed. Guests share the spacious family bathroom (bath and shower). Towels, bed linen, and unlimited free WiFi are provided (latter until 10pm).
Tea and coffee is available in the room.
Opposite Marks & Spencer and the main Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, our house is a short walk from the railway station, with trains to London in ninety minutes - and the Channel Tunnel or the ferries at Dover an hour's drive by car (two Co-wheels car club vehicles are positioned opposite the house, for those wanting short-term car hire - arrange in advance). The beach is five minutes' walk and the picturesque Old Town closeby - either along the seafront or up and over West Hill for magnificent views to the English Channel, the Old Town with its charming boutiques and the Jerwood Gallery, next to which there is often a spectacular programme of free events on Saturday evenings between June and mid-October called Stade Saturdays (besides the annual Green Man Festival over the May Bank Holiday, Pirate's Day in July and Carnival in early August and mid-October's Bonfire on the Beach and Torchlight Parades).
At night, Pizza Express is on your doorstep as are a selection of pubs, supermarkets and the cinema. The Old Town offers a range of traditional pubs, as well as fish & chips, seafood and international cuisine.
Your hosts have lived around the world, particularly in India and Japan, and speak eight languages between them to varying degrees.
During the winter months, open fires burn downstairs, while in the Summer, meals can be taken in the terraced garden to the rear.
We can accommodate a small/medium car on our forecourt but PLEASE ARRANGE THIS IN ADVANCE. Otherwise the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre down the hill charges £5 for the whole day, £1 on Sundays. Free overnight parking from 6pm to 9am is available a few yards away.
Besides the first floor family bathroom and the downstairs toilet, guests are welcome to play the piano downstairs and use the terraced garden at the rear. The TV is in our family room on the first floor, if there are special events taking place.
Interaction with guests
We live as a family in the house and are always ready to help with any queries guests might have. We have been Airbnb hosts since 2012 and really enjoy meeting new people - and showing them round our beautiful town and East Sussex. We have travelled extensively and lived in Asia and speak several languages of the East.
Other things to note
We have welcomed a wide range of guest - families from Europe using Hastings as a base for their Summer holiday, performers at local theatres, weekenders from London looking for peace and tranquillity and tourists on their first or last nights in England before taking the Channel Tunnel.
Breakfast is served between 8am-9am and check-out is 11am. It may be possible to leave a car in our parking space for longer.
No unregistered overnight guests are allowed.
Please show consideration when using the family bathroom at children's bedtime (there is another loo available downstairs).
Finally, use of stairs is at guests' own risk: we cannot accept responsibility for injuries in the unlikely event of a slip, fall or other accident.
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