About this listing
A quiet retreat home on the edge of the town of Hastings (2 miles to the sea) & surrounded by woods. Park your car on Grange Road to enjoy the 10 min walk through the woods, or if you are happy to drive over bumps, park on lane by the house.
Ideal for walkers, cyclists & nature lovers, set in preservation woodland, yet within the town boundary. Discounts offered to walkers cyclists, public transport users & go-slow.
Super-king bed (can sleep 3!) plus a single bed, with artistic en-suite shower room: individually designed mosaic floor, Italian-tiled shower, toilet and wash basin. This large bedroom is quiet and airy, newly decorated with natural wood floors & a wood-burning stove. Excellent facilities for hanging clothes, making tea & coffee & sitting to enjoy a lovely view of the garden and woods.
You can eat your take-away in the dining room. Indian & Chinese nearby.
Pianists are welcome to play the Bechstein piano. No TV. but films and Netflix can be watched on TV screen in sitting room and excellent strength wifi available throughout. Sitting room is homely & also has hi-fi, books and games. Breakfast in the dining room overlooking the garden and woods or out on the patio at tree canopy level.
Surrounded by woodland, there are car-free walks right on the doorstep. Visit Grey Owl's haunts, enjoy spring flowers and birdsong. You may want to bring walking boots as the lane can get muddy. 45 mins to an hour's walk, partly through the woods, into Hastings & the sea.
Within 20 mins walk are a few local shops, pub/restaurant and the Conquest Hospital from where you can catch buses to Battle, Rye, Hastings & St Leonards. Hastings has direct trainlines to London Charing Cross, London Victoria, Brighton, Gatwick & Ashford for Eurostar with easy access to Europe.
Beautiful area of vineyards, beaches (incl. a naturist one), historic coastal towns and cliffs, stained glass windows and art designed & made by Alan & other local professional artists.
Take time to relax in the garden. Our yew crescent is a favourite for morning Yoga in the sun or inside in the sitting room. We keep hens for fresh eggs and home-made bread for breakfast and also have 2 adorable cats. one black & one white, who are relaxing company.
Make yourselves at home in the sitting room & dining room. You are welcome to sit in the garden in the summer and there is a designated outdoor table and chairs for guests.
There is a reasonably priced restaurant/pub about 20 minutes walk away.
Interaction with guests
We live here & hope to create a sense of warmth to all who visit, letting our guests enjoy the ambiance & receive what you need. Fiona speaks French, Spanish & German and we enjoy helping you make the most of your cultural visits or help you create a programme of relaxation - Yoga, Quigong and walking in the woods nearby or resting in the hamac. We also enjoy going to cultural events in the town
Other things to note
Alan's stained glass studio is nearby for those interested in glass and art generally.
No smoking inside, but plenty of pretty spots outside & shelter under trees. As the lane gets muddy, we usually take boots off before going into the sitting room. Suggest bringing slippers & a torch if you like late night walks!
You are welcome to eat your Indian or Chinese take-away in the dining room or outside at the patio table, if it is warm.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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Fiona: happy to teach Yoga/share spiritual practices with those interested, and Alan: a stained glass artist and keen gardener. Meeting people from other cultures and developing friendships is important to us. We have been hosting & travelling in many different ways during our 19 years together. Our life motto: 'Walk cheerfully over the earth...' Alan's motto: 'I would rather be gardening'.