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Sparrows Den Lodge

(Ref. 1039888)

Winchelsea Beach, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "A well appointed lodge in a quiet residential setting, everything was set out with great thought and care, so that we were able to have a quiet, restful and comfortable stay."

    The welcome was very friedly and helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for our friendly hosts

    Reviewed by Phil3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely warm welcome."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very clean with all the basics."

    Welcome folder very useful. Property is nicely located between Rye and Hastings so you lots of choice for sightseeing.

    Reviewed by Titi5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very happy with property."

    Ideal for our needs. Plenty of space, comfortable outside fence offered privacy. Impressed with Winchelsea and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was just what we required and within walking distance of the sea, a shop, a cafe, take aways and a pub."

    Very comfortable and convenient, all in all a lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay & the owner was so lovely & helpful ❤️"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable, stay very clean and a nice position would recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a really great break and thought Sparrows Den was really good value for money."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2023

  • "Thank you we had a comfortable, enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was excellent, very well furnished and finished and very spacious yet cosy."

    Would highly recommend this as a location to stay on the south coast.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Oct 2022

  • "Overall the property was great, only issue is with the two mattress on the single beds, most likely ok for children however not to comfortable for full grown adults."

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is really the ideal 2-bedroom holiday accommodation, provided you are not fussy about the view."

    Externally it is enclosed with outdoor seating areas and adjacent parking. Internally it is spacious, comfortable and with excellent facilities. Both bedrooms are en-suite, plus an extra toilet in the utility room. High quality TV in 3 rooms. Excellent WiFi. It is quiet and private, next to open countryside, close to the beach, semi-residential and in an area popular with holiday mobile parks. Very happy with this holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "The lodge is everything it says ,we stayed there a couple of years ago and we loved it so decided to go back , we will probably book again sometime in the near future and we would highly recommend it, and thank you to Carol for making our stay comfortable."

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Sparrows Den Lodge, which is accomodation of a high standard."

    That said, I will say I was disapointed to see the last visitors had left opened food in the cupboards that I would've expected to have been discovered when cleaned and thrown away. Also the saucepans, frying pans and baking trays are well past their best and the cutlery is of poor quality. Minor things but when everything else is of such a high standard it really sticks out!!! There is hardly any outside space but this is obvious from the photos, and there is still furniture to use - there just isn't any view because of the fence which does give privacy as the lodge is on the owners property and they come and go throughout the day. The lodge is in a great location, just a walk through the caravan park opposite leads to the beach and there is a Co-Op, fish and chip shop and kebab shop not far away. Its a great base for getting out and about which we did every day, and a comfy place to relax in the evenings. The reclining sofa was just bliss and the double bed so comfy - we slept really well.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2022

  • "The lodge was superb, everything you could need and quite luxurious."

    Parking limited to one car and with six family cars around it felt rather crowded. The lodge was enclosed on two and a half sides and the rest shaded by a five foot fence. Whilst relatively private it did feel a bit claustrophobic and no views. This was as we expected from looking at the photos so no real surprise. We found it ok for an off season break but wouldn’t want to visit in summer. Bens is a brilliant local fish shop..

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Mar 2022

  • "A great base for our short break exploring this area."

    The lodge was particularly warm and cosy with good fittings and lovely to return to each evening. Christmas decorations was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really loved the chalet !"

    Spotlessly clean and really well designed to incorporate everything that you could need. Some really nice touches to make the chalet homely. It was a perfect venue as a base to visit the area. Our first Sykes Cottage, but definitely not our last.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "The master bedroom and ensuite was so much nicer than the second bedroom and ensuite - as friends sharing one of us had a very bad deal for the same price!"

    The views from the property were terrible - I took photos of the 'concrete wall' from the master bedroom, the very close fence from the second bedroom and the scruffy driveway from the kitchen window. The property advertised on Skyes site does not show the terrible views or the fact that 'Sparrows Den Lodge is in the busy carpark/drive of the owners house! Very disappointed for the price!

    Reviewed by Michelle2.2Nov 2021

  • "Sparrows den lodge is a lovely, comfortable well equipped space for a quiet break on the Sussex coast."

    We met Carole on arrival who was very accommodating & assured us she was always available if required. Our aim was to relax & take time to potter around Rye, Rye Harbor & Hastings while in the area & it was nice to know we had somewhere to relax after our chilly days out. A very relaxing week helped by a very comfortable stay at Sparrows den lodge.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2021

  • "This very comfortable lodge had everything we needed and more."

    It is a 4 minute walk to the sea, and we loved the walk to the Rye Discovery Centre via the nature reserve. We saw lots of birds we don't get chance to see otherwise. We would recommend historic Rye, Canterbury (shopping and Cathedral) and Leeds Castle was fab with its maze and grotto.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Was a great spacious lodge with all home comforts"

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Oct 2020

  • "Easy enough tot find, owner there to meet us a she lives in bungalow opposite."

    Lodge it self spotless, everything you need. Location brilliant, near to beach near some good walks along to Rye Harbour then up into Rye. Bus stops within a few hundred yards. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We found Sparrows Den absolutely brilliant, everything was just perfect would recommend it and will be booking again sometime in the near future."

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The lodge was perfect."

    Very peaceful. Just a walk across the road to the beach. The owner was lovely. Made us feel very welcome with a lovely card and a bottle of Prosecco. . Certainly a place I will be returning to..

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC with walk-in wardrobe and 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car on a shared parking bay
  • Small outside seating area for guests own use
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles

The property

Resting on the coast of East Sussex, in easy reach of historic sites, waterside attractions and countryside beauty, sits this homely abode, Sparrows Den Lodge.

A snug, wooden lodge offering accommodation for a family of four seeking an action-packed retreat or a couple in pursuit of a coastal retreat, this cottage caters to a variety of needs.

Enter into the sleek, monochrome kitchen area of the open-plan living space and admire the good range of appliances on offer, including an electric oven and gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, sure to be of assistance on your self-catered stay.

Move through into the sitting area and recline into your evening on one of the inviting sofas, creating a plan of action for the rest of your fun-filled days ahead, before retreating to one of the two bright and airy bedrooms to catch up on your rest.

The sleeping spots consist of a double with its own en-suite bathroom and a twin room with an en-suite shower room, providing guests with ample space to prepare in the mornings, as well as a snug spot to rest your head.

Make the most of the coastal breeze by taking a stroll along Winchelsea Beach towards Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, where an abundance of bird life waits to be discovered.

Enjoy an indulgent dinner in the village's restaurant, or gather your own ingredients from the local shop to take back to the cottage and create a family-favourite meal.

A plethora of beauty can be found within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a medieval landscape boasting plenty of walking and cycling routes as well as attractions including the Great Dixter House & Gardens, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest and Bateman's 17th century rustic home, or uncover the history of Hastings, best known for the 1066 battle, it holds wonder in its castle ruins, the Battle Abbey and the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, offering something to discover at any time of year.

Surrounded by a plethora of attractions catering to all tastes, Sparrows Den Lodge is a true delight of a dwelling to base your holiday to the coast of East Sussex.

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About the location


Rye 3.6 miles; Hastings 9.1 miles; Battle 13.5 miles

A seaside village in the parish of Icklesham in the Rother district of East Sussex, Winchelsea Beach is a wonderful base for those in pursuit of a coastal retreat, with plenty of historic delights on its doorstep. Home to a waterfront restaurant with a boutique style food shop and coffee bar attached, a pub, café and a local store, it provides everything needed for a self-catered stay. The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve also sits within the village and makes a wonderful spot for those seeking rich birdlife, with many species frequenting its marshlands as well as the sands of the beach, there's plenty of nature and scenic spots to be uncovered here. Explore the reserve's plethora of coastal habitats, including shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons and more, or for a relaxing day with loved ones choose to unwind on the golden sands of the beach where you can partake in watersports, soak in the sun or enjoy a leisurely stroll at any time of year. In close reach is the modest town of Winchelsea, once a major hub for the medieval wine trade, it now offers its own enticing museum in the form of the Winchelsea Court Hall Museum, presenting local exhibits of the past history of the area, it's well-worth a visit, or for even more history, be sure to head to Hastings, famous for the 1066 Battle of Hastings, here you can find the ruins of Hastings Castle, Battle Abbey and the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, alongside family-fun attractions such as its picturesque pier to roam where you can reach its beautiful beach, the Blue Reef Aquarium and the Smugglers Adventure, a series of underground tunnels where you can walk in the footsteps of smugglers, there's so much excitement to be found here. For a truly scenic experience, visit the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a medieval landscape with a plethora of terrains to roam, offering sensational views, rich history in the form of various landmarks from imposing castles to National Trust properties and plenty of walking and cycling routes all around, it's a true wonder to be seen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas