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Sparrows Den Lodge

Winchelsea Beach, Sussex (Ref. 1039888)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • 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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10 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JoyceMar 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 JayneDec 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 ColinNov 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 MichelleNov 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 SimonOct 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 JennyOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by PennyOct 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 AlanAug 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 AnnieJul 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 PaulineMar 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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