Holiday cottage, Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex
Great long weekend
"Ideal location and property to get away from everything with family and pets. Just chill out or a short drive away (or long walk) something for everyone to do. Local shops were great for food and within easy walking distance. Nobody wanted to leave!"
Always nice to read a review where everyone in the party has enjoyed their stay, pets and all and didn't want to leave. We are very pleased you found the property and location to your liking and hope to greet you again in the future.
You enter the bungalow into the hallway. The lounge/diner is ahead and has a sunny, spacious feel, with views over the front garden. A good selection of books and DVDs for those days when you just want to chill or for when the weather is inclement. The well equipped modern kitchen has ample space for cooking for all the family and has a door leading to the rear garden. There are four bedrooms, all light and airy. Two to the front of the property and two to the back, over looking the rear garden. The master bedroom has it own ensuite bathroom and there is a further shower room. There is a room accessed from the rear garden, that can be used for storing bicycles and is where you will find the washing machine.
The enclosed rear garden is secluded and has a patio area, perfect for long, lazy mealtimes and an area of lawn where your dog can laze. The property has a fantastic Chimanea, that not only provides warmth on Autumn evenings but doubles up as a BBQ and pizza oven. The front garden, has a small children’s playhouse and enough space for a badminton game or kick around with a football.
There is a long driveway, that has ample parking space for four vehicles.
Winchelsea Beach is a seaside village, located 1.5 miles south east of Winchelsea and about 10 miles from Hastings. The beach faces Rye Bay, the estuary of the River Rother and is a frequented by many species of birds. The beach is mainly shingle but at low tide sand is revealed.
Located close to the Ancient Town of Winchelsea, which is one of the few examples of a bastide town in England, based on the grid-iron street plan, with wide, regular, streets arranged around a giant square and the incomplete cathedral type church of St. Thomas the Martyr. Generally accepted as one of the finest examples of the decorated period in the country, the church contains fine carvings, delicate tracery, lofty arches with piers and fluted shafts of Caen stone and marble and magnificent canopied tombs including the famous Alard Tombs. Many a visitor hunts out the gravestone in the churchyard of the comedian 'Spike Milligan', who was a local resident. The town is steeped in history, with three medieval gates standing guard against long-departed foes; and beneath the broad streets, the hidden wine cellars of the old port town.
Rye is is about 3 miles away and, like Winchelsea, enjoys a colourful medieval past, with plenty to visit and pretty shops and tea rooms to enjoy. The beaches of Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level and Camber Sands, are all within easy reach. Whether you wish to explore rock pools when the tide is out at Pett Level or walk for miles on the sandy beach of Camber Sands, there is lots to explore from your Winchelsea base. Only 20 minutes away by car, is the traditional seaside resort of Hastings. Here you can walk amongst the fishing boats or for a more cultural experience visit the new Jerwood Gallery set amongst the old fishing huts.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is just a short walk away. The nature reserve lies within a triangle of land extending south from Rye past Rye Harbour to the sea, westward to Winchelsea Beach and northwards along the River Brede. Renowned for its fauna and flora and as a haven for shore birds, a large part of the nature reserve is a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest.' Hastings Country Park is about 7 miles away and covers 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland, along with three miles of dramatic cliffs and coastline. These can be enjoyed whatever the season.
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