Holiday cottage, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Relaxing and comfortable
"Admittedly only 2 of us (not 4) but this was a great find and was so well appointed. Lovely property."
Extraordinary cottage - very comfortable
"This is a charming cottage with a warm and welcoming interior. We felt at home instantly. Two roomy bedrooms and a large and comfortable bathroom. The kitchen has cooking facilities for all you need. The sitting room is in the center of the house and has a large selection of DVDs where we relaxed some evenings, if we did not use the small porch on the side of the house. The house is located a 5-10 minute drive from the seaside, but parking at the seaside is good. There is some noise from a busy road nearby, however we did not really notice as we live in a busy neighborhood at home. We were sad to leave as we had a very nice stay. We have a nice correspondance with the owner before we came, which is always nice when you rent a private home. Also an overwhelming welcoming basket in the kitchen when we came, and milk in the refrigerator for the much needed coffee. Thank you for this lovely experience!!"
Thank you for your lovely review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Little Turret. We feel its a little gem and in a great location with countryside and beaches only ten minutes drive away, which you discovered during your stay. The owner will be very pleased that her correspondence and attention to detail were appreciated before and during your stay.
Quirky and cosy cottage
"What a quirky cottage Little Turret is. It is very tastefully decorated, with lovely touches like the welcome hamper and fresh flowers. It was surprisingly large, but still very cosy. It was such a shame that the location was not good. We were on a small development near a very busy main road and were about 3 miles from Hastings town and seafront. The property would also benefit with more garden. The owners garden was next to the cottage and part of it could quite easily be used by Little Turret residents!"
"We enjoyed the stay. Everything was well cared for. On arrival we did not have to do direct shopping, what we needed was already there."
Magical Little Turret
"Lovely week spent at Little Turret. Property decorated beautifully with lots of finishing touches to enhance experience and make you feel welcome e.g. Fairy lights on when we arrived, food hamper in kitchen etc. Very clean throughout. Good communication from owner before the stay, during and after. A little hidden gem which we hope to go back to. Would definitely recommend this property "
We are so glad you discovered the 'Little Turret' & had a magical stay. Its always lovely when you find somewhere you would happily return to and are keen to recommend. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
A charming retreat
"The interior of Little Turret is well fitted, whilst furnished and decorated to a high standard in an eclectic mix of the modern and vintage. It creates a warm, cosy atmosphere for a stay. For some, therein lies the challenge, as you won't want leave it to explore the area."
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found Little Turret so cosy and inviting. We hope you choose to book another stay so that next time, you visit, you have the chance to explore and enjoy all that the area has to offer.
Home from home
"Wonderfully decorated and accessorised providing a complete home from home experience. The friendliness and charm of the owners truely reflected in this cottage. "
Grade II listed and formerly home to the Beauport Home Farm workers, Little Turret has bags of character and quirky features. Originally part of an estate, the property, possibly a former forge, is now a gem among a row of modern houses in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. The property has been sympathetically renovated, keeping original features and combining Farrow and Ball colours with William Morris and Andrew Martin featured wallpapers.
As the name suggests, you enter the property at the base of the turret and make your way up the winding stone staircase into the lounge. Do stop to admire the ceiling on your way up, you won’t be disappointed. Original stripped floorboards, a mixture of new and up-cycled furniture and the woodburning stove create a cosy ambience for relaxing in the lounge. Off the lounge you will find a double bedroom, which has been tastefully decorated, a comfy bed and quality bed linen. The galley style kitchen off the lounge is well equipped with all the modern requirements you would expect from a holiday home. The dining room with large dining table and chairs is a great entertaining space with the added benefit of another woodburning stove. Imagine the autumn and winter, dining with the crackle of the fire while you sit and relax after a day exploring the local area. Even the cloakroom has not escaped the interior design finish, a surprise behind every door.
A flight of stairs leads up to the master bedroom, with large kingsize rococo bed, luxury bed linen and the unusual round window, which, on a clear day, gives you a view all the way to the sea. On this floor you will find a beautiful bathroom with roll top bath, a quiet tranquil space to while away an hour holiday pampering.
To the side of the turret you will find off road parking and a decked area to enjoy the summer mornings or balmy evenings with a tipple of your choice.
The owners live in the adjoining property & are on hand if required.
A short drive from the property is the seafront of St Leonards on Sea, a growing vibrant community favoured by artists and musicians. You will find a thriving cafe culture, galleries, antique and bric brac shops to browse. The Independent cinema on Normans Road is a favourite and a must visit by locals, so be sure to stop by. The town is a popular spot for live music and acts can be found performing in local bars or just along the road at the Del La Warr Pavilion, in Bexhill. The seafront is well liked by walkers, runners and cyclists and you can wander as far as the Country Park at Hastings or the sea front at Bexhill without venturing onto the road.
Hastings Old Town is picturesque and quaint, with a mixture of antique shops, boutiques and cafes. The town is famous for the biggest beach fishing fleet in Europe and much of the tradition has been kept. The net drying huts and fishing fleet can be found on the beach today, along with the many fresh fish stalls. The Jerwood Gallery is found close by and The Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Museum are both worth a visit.
The Hastings Country Park is 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.
Little Turret is just four miles from the historic town of Battle and Battle Abbey. The magnificent Abbey is very central to the town and a visit here takes you to the heart of 1066 Country. The Abbey was of course, founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings and today it is an English Heritage site. When William died, he left many gifts to the Abbey that included his royal cloak and a portable altar used on his campaigns. Today the Abbey has a wealth of interactive displays and a cafe that offers wonderful views across the battlefield.
You are of course in 1066 Country and with that comes, Castles, National Trust Gardens and Grand Houses, plenty to visit during your stay but too many for me to list. Please visit our 'Places to Visit' for East Sussex to learn more.
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