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Cormorants (Ref:487924)

Cormorants. Large family friendly holiday cottage with sea views, close to Hastings, Rye & Battle, perfect for walkers as on the edge of Hastings Country Park

Holiday cottage, Fairlight, East Sussex

  • Sleeps 6
  • Access Statement
  • Child friendly
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Garden - enclosed
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Travel cot and highchair when requested
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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Verified Up Front Reviews
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Value For Money 
4.5 OUT OF 5

May 2017


"Cormorants is a very comfortable and spacious place in which one will quickly feel at home. It may be a little remote but that also provides calmness and nature at your doorstep. Most if not all one need in a holiday or short break is available."

We are so glad that you would would recommend a stay at Cormorants and that you enjoyed the peacefulness of the location. As it sits at the edge of Hastings Country Park it is the ideal location to get away from it all but with the seaside towns of Hastings & Rye close by still the opportunity to touch base with a more vibrant community if you so wish. We hope you choose to stay again in the future.

Cormorants is set back from the top of the cliff overlooking the English Channel with stunning sea views & only moments from Hastings Country Park

You enter the property into the main hallway. To the left is the large lounge/diner with patio doors opening out onto the front garden and a small paved terrace, the perfect spot to sit on a sunny day. There is a TV, DVD player, CD player with a few CD’s & a selection of books, some on the local area & some classics to escape with. The crowning glory though, is the view and many an hour can be lost watching the ever changing seascape & enjoying the sunset.

To the front of the property, you will find a well equipped modern kitchen, with dishwasher. Opposite is the utility room with washer/dryer and a place to hang coats, with a door to the rear garden. There is one single bedroom with a TV and next door a separate WC. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath & overhead shower and another shower room between the twin bedroom and the second single bedroom. To access the twin bedroom, you must walk through the single bedroom, so perfect for the children. There is a large king size bedroom to the front with stunning views of the sea from your bed and of the lawned front garden. The second single bedroom and the twin room are adjoining and share the shower room between them and a further door to the rear garden. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and is fully enclosed and a good place to shelter if the wind is blowing off the sea.

There is parking for ample cars and a secure garage to leave your bicycles if you wish to bring them with you too. Cormorants is a beautiful holiday bungalow for all the family, young and old and the perfect base for exploring both Hastings and Rye, which are both close by.

A certain times of the year it is possible to book part of the bungalow and qualify for a low occupancy discount, if there are two to three guests in your party. You would have the the master double bedroom and the single bedroom off the lounge and the use of the family bathroom and additional separate WC. The further two bedrooms and shower room would be unavailable during your stay.

If there are three guests in your party and you wish the whole property, please remember to tell us at the time of the booking.

Fairlight and beyond

The bungalow is only steps from the coastal footpath that runs along the sandstone cliff edge and with peaceful walks along the cliff top, in Hastings Country Park, the perfect holiday cottage for walkers wishing to visit the area.

Fairlight is a small village on the coast amidst breathtaking rolling hills, three miles east of Hastings with its nearby villages of Pett and Pett Level that are equally picturesque. The area forms part of the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve that stretches from Hastings to Cliff End where there is access to the beach at Pett Level. Further east there are long stretches of beach towards Winchelsea making it very popular with walkers and those interested in wildlife.

The Country Park has over 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland together with three miles (5km) of dramatic cliffs and coastline. Lying within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, most of the park has been designated a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is a designated Local Nature Reserve. Hastings is only three miles to the west. Hastings Old Town sits at the foot of the Hastings Cliff Railways, the East Lift in fact links the Old Town with the Country Park and the railway is currently Britain's steepest.

Hastings Old Town is full of historic buildings and quaint streets and is particularly famous for its beach fishing fleet, the largest in Europe. Much of the tradition has been kept and the net drying huts are today preserved at the top of the beach and sit amongst the many fresh fish stores at the foot of the cliffs. The Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Museum is also found here and worth visiting; we carry a link under our 'Places to visit' section.

The medieval town of Rye is 8 miles away and a visit to the Heritage Centre is a must, where you can watch the town model's 'Sound and Light' show, which goes into detail about the history and the colourful past of Rye and its inhabitants. Or amble around the many antique shops in the Strand Quay and hunt out a bargain!

This whole area is of course 1066 Country and we could comment forever about what there is to see and do. Suffice to say, no visit would be complete without a trip to Battle and Battle Abbey.

Places to Visit

Smuggler's Adventure - Hastings

Battle Abbey

Rye Heritage Centre

What's on

Jack in the Green Festival - Hastings - May

Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival - September

Rye Arts Festival - September

  • Local shop - 1 mile Fairlight
  • Nearest supermarket - 3 miles Ore
  • Nearest restaurant - 3 miles Hastings
  • Local pub - 0.5 mile Fairlight
  • Local bus service to Rye and Hastings
  • Mainline rail service - 5 miles Hastings
  • Gatwick Airport - 65 miles

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