The One With The Very Shy Greyhound

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1 Bedroom
4 Beds

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The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $8 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $101
Weekly discount: 11%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

This is a spacious suite with large rooms in an attractive Victorian house in a quiet avenue with safe permit parking. Close to the beautiful Linton Gardens, station and seafront. There is a walled garden with a safe pond, fun croquet and a garden table where you can have a relaxing drink. The prices are all inclusive for the suite of rooms which sleeps four adults with the possibility of children sleeping in their parents' bedroom.
The very large bedroom has a double bed, two singles with plenty of wardrobe and clothes storage. The sitting room is the same size [approx. 16ft 6ins x 13ft.] and has a comfortable sofa which converts to a four foot wide bed with sprung mattress. There is Sky TV, Wi-Fi and the usual living room furniture. There's also a useful extra wardrobe.
The kitchen [which has a table for eating] is modern. It has a fridge, electric cooker, microwave, toaster etc. The bathroom has a bath with shower, washbasin, W.C. and bidet. There is another separate loo.
To reach the apartment you have to share our front door and stairs. [Of course you have your own front door keys.]
If coming by train, we can meet you on arrival and take you on departure at no charge.
If you don't have a car and wish to explore inland, we can drive you. We charge the price of the petrol. We give as much or as little 'Guiding' as you wish. This is a wonderful part of England to explore and Hastings itself is a fascinating town with a long history.
We have qualified English Language and Literature teachers if you wish to arrange to study the Language or the English Classics.
We have an elegant, gentle Greyhound called Buddy who is NOT allowed upstairs! We do hope you'll come and visit us, we are friendly and available to help, but never 'in your face' should you need your privacy.

Guest Access

Guests have the entire apartment to themselves, after showing them round, we never enter without their permission. They have access to the garden which we also use. Children and parents enjoy feeding the goldfish and going with Chris and Buddy to the park. In the summer it's great to drink wine together or have a game of Crazy Croquet. If the guests want privacy in the garden, we stay away. We like to have our rooms to ourselves unless guests wish to use the washing machine which is in our kitchen. We don't do the washing!!

Interaction with Guests

Interaction with guests depends entirely on the guests. Some people want to have an entirely private holiday and that's fine with us. Examples of our interaction can be found in the reviews written by previous guests. We have had wonderful days out, long talks and walks with some of the most interesting people in the world.

The Neighborhood

We live in a quiet neighbourhood which is very close to town. The roads are tree lined and there are several parks within easy walking distance. Hastings people are very friendly which is demonstrated by their inability to say 'Goodbye', it's always 'See you later'!

Getting Around

The publis transport is limited to a bus from town about once an hour. It is only a short walk, however and we also offer lifts to the weary! Taxis are cheap if anyone gets stuck. We are uphill so it's difficult if you can't walk well.
If you have a car, we have residents' parking in the road which is safe and wide. At certain hours you need a Visitors' permit which we provide without charge.
Reaching Hastings from the ports and airports is easy both by rail and coach travel. and, of course, we will always meet you at the station.

Other Things to Note

There are many things to do both in Hastings and the surrounding area. The town has its own original feel in three distinct areas. Whether you enjoy historical sites, museums, art galleries, walking, fishing, searching through junk shops or just the joys of a seaside town, it's all here.
We are surrounded by stunning sussex countryside sprinkled with castles, stately homes, country inns, wonderful walks, steam railways and many other places we can show you which are 'off the beaten track'

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House Rules

Parents are not allowed to 'shush' their children!
We're sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets. Our beautiful Greyhound, Buddy, has been badly bitten twice and is therefore very nervous of other dogs however good. We don't want him to feel unsafe in his own home.

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About the Host, Pat & Chris

Hastings, United Kingdom
Member since July 2012


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