About this listing
A quiet retreat home on the edge of the town of Hastings (2 miles to the sea) and surrounded by woods. Great area for woodland walks right on the doorstep.
Park on Grange Road & walk 10 mins through woods to avoid the bumps or park on lane by home.
A warm, south-facing house with central heating and wood stove in the kitchen, set in a large garden with lovely views & surrounded by community-owned woodland. Parking outside the house on private road or in the driveway.Double bed in artist's attic room overlooking garden & woodland, with double opening dormer window. Space for hanging clothes. Cosy corner with bookshelves full of art & gardening books next to sofa. Space for an extra small bed if necessary. If you are more than 2 people plus a child, you can also book our ground floor room downstairs through our other listing.
Shared bathroom & kitchen downstairs. Space available for you to store your food (fridge & shelf next to the kitchen table available) for you to do your own warming up food in the evening (microwave, kettle & hob).
In the sitting room are a varied selection of books, music (hi-fi) & games. DVDs available to watch. Pianists welcome to play the Bechstein piano. Breakfast in the dining room, overlooking the garden & woods or outside when fine weather.
Surrounded by preservation woodland, there are car-free walks right on the doorstep. You may want to bring walking boots as it can get muddy. Forty-five minutes to an hour's walk partly through the woods into the town of Hastings.
Within 15 mins walk are a few local shops & a pub.
Hastings has direct trainlines to London Charing Cross, London Victoria, Gatwick, Brighton & Ashford for Eurostar with easy access to Europe.
20 mins drive to the historic 1066 Battle site. Vibrant arts scene includes the newly opened Jerwood Gallery and many cultural festivals, theatre & alternative cinema all year round.
To visit nearby: vineyards, beaches (incl. a naturist one), historic coastal towns & cliffs, stained glass windows designed & made by Alan and other local professional artists.
Take time to relax in 5 secret spots around the garden. Our yew crescent is a favourite for morning Yoga in the sun or in the sitting room. We keep hens for fresh eggs at breakfast and also have 2 adorable cats, one black & one white, who are relaxing company.
Guest access: Upstairs bedroom, shared bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen, garden. Off limits: Our bedroom, the other listing's bedroom and en-suite shower room, garden room & Fiona's study.
Interaction with Guests
We live here & hope to create a sense of warmth to all who visit, letting our guests enjoy the ambiance here & receive what they need.
It's set in community-owned preservation woods - a touch of wild nature within the town boundary. Great for peace & quiet, walking & relaxing.
You can visit the area where Grey Owl used to roam, walk down into the town and visit stained glass windows which Alan made locally in public places.
Train & bus accessible. 10 mins walk to the nearest bus stop. Free parking right outside the house.
Direct train line to Gatwick Airport, about an hour away.
Other Things to Note
Fiona speaks French & German and is happy to help you make the most of your visit.
Apportez des bottes si vous aimez marcher et les pantoufles pour l'intérieur!
Key in safe by front door, so you can come & go as you please during the day.
You are welcome to use the kitchen to cook your own supper (fridge & microwave available)
The lane through the woods leading to the house can get muddy.. We usually take our shoes off when going into the sitting room.
No smoking in the house please, but plenty of lovely spots outside.