En-suite bedroom showing wood-stove & view of the woods.Plenty of room for up to 3 people.

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 7PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: 80 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM

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.

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

2 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Monika User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Fiona & Alan's was very good. Fiona greeted us very warmly, was very helpful and accommodating. We instantly felt very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent! Alan prepared lovely meal of our choice from home grown tasty products. We received maps and all helpful info of places to visit and bike hires. The garden is truly secret and our daughters had great time discovering its secrets. You can feel very remote and close to nature despite being on the doorstep of Hastings. We would definitely recommend the place and lovely hosts. Thank you Fiona and Alan for making our stay so lovely.

Dear Fiona and Alan, it was simply perfect and couldn't be better! Feeding the hens and wild swimming was much fun for us. Also breakfast was really delicious! Thanks for all your good travel recommendations and all the time you spent with us! Hope to meet you again!! Best wishes A & S & S

David User Profile
June 2016
A very pleasant stay in very peaceful surroundings. We were very well looked after by our hosts.

Laura User Profile
August 2015
Fiona and Alan made us feel at home right away. Little touches, like the scones and flapjack on arrival, and the care in preparing our breakfast, are treats in themselves, and chatting to our hosts added to the experience. The location is sublimely peaceful, with birdsong and trees all around. We walked in the woods both days and thoroughly recommend doing so. We would certainly return.

Sallie User Profile
July 2015
Fiona was a very kind thoughtful and helpful host. we particularly appreciated the tea and scones she gave us on arrival. the house is in a beautiful and peaceful setting and the room was clean and comfortable.

Tom User Profile
March 2015
We had a wonderful 1 night break at Fiona and Alan's calm and quiet home. Our daughter loved collecting fresh eggs and exploring the garden, and I loved sharing yoga practice with Fiona in the morning. We left relaxed, reflective and revived. Warm, welcoming hosts, a lovely room and positive energy. Very highly recommended.

Andrea User Profile
October 2014
My second time here in Hastings and sleeping in the middle of a natural reserve recharged my battery in full. Fiona and his husband have been two fantastic hosts and cuddled us in all manners.

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Hastings, United KingdomJoined in September 2012
Fiona User Profile

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'.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français
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