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The Rivendale

(Ref. 1139970)

Hastings, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic holiday lodge."

    Immaculate and well equipped. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and much appreciated.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a 5 star review. We are really pleased to hear you found the lodge immaculately clean and well equipped and enjoyed your welcome gifts. We hope you can visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Villa was lovely, other than a piece of pizza stuck to the back of a rack in the oven."

    The site is not for holiday makers, most staying on site are residents and builders. The clubhouse we went to the first night had a few men inside that had obviously been drinking and the language was outrageous. We did not go back. Beautiful lodge in the wrong location. Graham

    We are sorry that you found a piece of pizza stuck to the back of a rack in the oven as we take a lot of time personally cleaning the lodge after every guest and this must have been missed. As part of the park site licence every holiday home owner has to provide proof of a separate permanent residence but owners/family and holidaymakers can stay for up to 50 weeks of the year so many people stay for longer periods. We are sad to learn of your experience of the clubhouse on that occasion but are pleased you thought our lodge is beautiful and comfortable for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by G3.8Jul 2024

  • "Great property and well located for Hastings."

    Bit of a twist and turn to find property but once done you find your way around. One thing missing from property is an iron, had to buy one. I feel that an iron is an important item to be in property.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and we are really pleased to hear you thought the property was great. We provide guests all of our contact details and had you messaged or called us we would have been more than happy to call in with an iron Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Jun 2024

  • "The property is lovely it was well furnished and very clean."

    The only problem we had was finding our way round the site definitely us the map provided

    Thank you for taking the time to write feedback and we are glad you thought the lodge was lovely and very clean. We both spend alot of time personally ensuring the lodge is kept clean before every check in. We are also pleased you utilised the maps we provide because we know the site can be difficult to navigate until you get used to it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2024

  • "The lodge was fantastic but unfortunately the park was a shock & disappointment."

    A majority of the caravans were privately owned & lived in permanently so a lot of the area was a mess & badly kept, also there was lack of signs & directions, the shop on site was very poor with next to no products & although the clubhouse was clean the staff were not welcoming & seemed to care more for the residents then the holiday makers.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. The Park is an owners only site whereby owners can holiday let or utilize their lodges and caravans themselves for holidays up to 50 weeks of the year. The Park has a new Manager who is currently in the process of ensuring pitch standards are raised and we have seen an improvement. The site isn't easy to navigate due to its woodland setting but we do provide maps both by email to guests before arrival and within the lodge itself so hope these were useful. The shop only provides very basic necessities but there is a further shop within walking distance/2 minute drive and Sainsbury's a 5 minute drive away. We are sorry to hear that you found the staff in the club house unwelcoming and have reported this to the Park Manager. Finally we are glad you thought the lodge was fantastic and hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "We had a very pleasant stay in this high-end Lodge, which is well appointed & positioned."

    Beauport Park is a bit of a rabbit-warren to find your way around, but this is a function of it's secluded hillside location, and the fact that this lodge is at the far end of the park means the seclusion is good and you are near to a good dog walk. You'll need to follow the instructions provided to locate the place until you get used to it. The owners are obviously very "pro dog", & provide towels, bowls & even treats for your pet, & it's pleasing to find such a nice lodge which is also dog friendly. All in all a great place to stay on a pleasant park with good facilities.

    Thank you for taking the time to review the lodge. The Park is quite different to a lot of parks with it's hillside and woodland setting and we are glad you enjoyed the seclusion and dog walks. We have holidayed with our dog in the past and know how difficult it can be to find good quality pet friendly accommodation so are delighted to hear we are getting this right for others to enjoy :) Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent 5 star accommodation and setting will certainly go again"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we are happy to hear you rated the accommodation 5 star. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the cabin was excellent,home from home,Sam and Andy ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay the cabin was excellent,home from home,Sam and Andy were very helpful,everything was very clean and tidy,we would definitely stay there again,the garden was nicely enclosed for our dogs

    Thank you for your kind review. The garden area is a great space for dogs and we are pleased you felt the lodge was like "home from home". We very much hope you can visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "From when we opened the door we was all like what a beautiful lodge spotless a very comfortable stay we didn’t want to come home , our host were very good stayed in touch left us biscuits , Prosecco, orange juice and milk which was lovely we have never stayed anywhere so clean and comfy ."

    Quiet and relaxing we’re definitely be going back thank you and also left us loads of was as there was a problem with the water in the area . Can’t fault the break away

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback and we are glad to hear you had such a great time you didn't want to go home! We hope to see you return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful place to stay, very well equipped and very comfortable."

    Lovely and quiet where its situated. Good for a base to visit surrounding areas, just relax or go for country walks. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and highly recommend the lodge. There is a lot to do in the surrounding areas but likewise the lodge is situated within reach of some lovely countryside and of course the Sussex coastline. Thank you again and we hope you can return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2024

  • "The web page was enticing enough however the real thing exceeded our expectations!"

    We have never experienced such levels of comfort and amenities in 40 years of staycations topped off with a wonderful 'welcome package'. VFM is an understatement! Thanks so much to our hosts.

    Wow! What a lovely review and we are very grateful that you have taken the time to do this, it is much appreciated, thank you. We are really pleased that your stay was comfortable and hope that you can visit again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautifull Lodge in lovely surroundings could not of wished for more we had a lovely holiday thank you"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are pleased to hear you had a lovely break over the Christmas/New Year period. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the best holiday home we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot!"

    It’s beautiful and luxurious and well equipped. The beds are comfy and it’s lovely and warm . The hosts sent us a lovely email prior to arrival and the was an amazing welcome pack when we arrived. Really can’t praise it enough. The photos don’t do it justice

    Thank you very much for your lovely review! We both work hard to ensure the Lodge is comfortable and guests have everything they might need and it means a lot to us to receive such kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the weather and hope that you can visit again in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely lodge which has been tastefully decorated and is immaculately kept up together."

    The lodge is very homely and the beds and sofas very comfortable. Two things which were unusual and we particularly liked were the sun room and separate utility room. One thing that either wasn't obvious from the listing or we didn't pick up on, is that the lodge is at the bottom of a large very steep holiday park and walking up to the clubhouse (which seemed to be shut most of the time we were there) and seasonal outdoor pool is a real effort! The site is very meandering and if you haven't got a good sense of direction it is easy to get lost - although the owners have a plentiful supply of site maps. This meandering affect with properties dotted amongst the trees means you are amongst nature and we regularly had squirrels hopping across the garden and along the fence which was lovely. The owners clearly care about making their guests stay easy. Sam contacted us a couple of days before with a personal message and instructions for finding the place and key details. And also during the stay to warn us of local area maintenance which could affect the tv signal. All in all a good base for visiting the area as close to Battle and Hastings and a short drive to Rye, Bexhill and Bodium. If we visit the area again we have no hesitation in going back.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and made additional use of the sun room and utility room too! Thank you for your note about the clubhouse (apparently they were closed one day and winter hours are slightly different), we have now put opening hours within our guest information folder within the lodge to help with this. We have also asked Sykes to make a note within the details that the lodge is on a hill. The site is meandering and perfect for dog walkers and nature lovers and we are pleased you utilised our maps :) We would be delighted to see you again if you return to visit the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Nov 2023

  • "This was a lovely Lodge, I expected the photo's to be better than the place but I wasn't disappointed at all."

    Would definitely stay here again

    Thank you for your very kind review. The photos are really great and it's lovely to know that you were not disappointed. We hope you can visit us again in the future :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay last week very much."

    The beds were very comfortable, shower facilities also very good with hot water. A great deal of thought had gone into the furnishings and facilities for us and our dog. We were also impressed with the information and guidance received before and on arrival. Attention to detail could not have been better. We would not hesitate to book in the future. Thank you. Chris

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We have spent a lot of time making sure that the lodge itself is comfortable and fully equipped for an enjoyable and relaxing stay and are pleased you found our attention to detail could not have been better! Thank you and we hope you can visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation clean welcoming everything you would need for a holiday, nice garden and safe for our dog bear."

    Would highly recommend. We only stayed 3 nights TOTAL relaxing break for us with our dog. Thank you!!!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback and we are pleased that you had a relaxing break and Bear enjoyed the garden :) We hope you can visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "The accommodation was absolutely beautiful."

    I could have lived there so beautiful had everything you needed very well thought out. Even the garden was lovely my little dog loved having a walk around. Lovely pub very close by so friendly & made us so welcome also dog friendly & lovely food weather was good as well really enjoyed ourselves.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback and we are really pleased that both yourselves and your little dog enjoyed your stay. We are lucky in this area to have so many good pubs that are dog friendly and we hope you visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie Louise5.0Sep 2023

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  • Single-storey, all ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sunroom
  • Swimming pool is only available during summer months
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Maximum of two well behaved dogs welcome Enclosed garden with lawn and decking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Steps up to decking, may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The lodge is situated at the bottom of a hill

The property

The Rivendale is a delightful, two-bedroom holiday lodge resting on the tranquil Beauport Park Site in Hastings, East Sussex.

Offering off-road parking for two cars, an enclosed garden, and a collection of immaculate, tastefully-appointed interiors, this lovely ground-floor abode makes an idyllic base for a family, group of friends, or even sharing couples looking to relax with a refreshing escape near the magnificent High Weald AONB.

Park up next to your lovely new home-from-home, wooden-clad and set within a peaceful, semi-rural setting.

Inside The Rivendale, discover a well-presented, contemporary living space, with an open-plan design housing a fully-equipped kitchen, an elegant dining table seating four, and an inviting sitting space with a plush sofa, faux fireplace, and a sleek Smart TV.

The property features a sun room, whilst a handy utility room contains a washing machine that'll help you keep on top of laundry throughout your stay.

In the evenings, enjoy a dip in the bath or rejuvenate with a shower on your way to settling down for a well-earned rest in either a decadent double bedroom or twin.

If you fancy exploring the local area, you won't have to travel far to find your nearest amenities, with The Harrow Inn, a traditional pub serving hearty fare, the Anant convenience store, and a Sainsbury's supermarket resting just a stone's throw from the Beauport Park site.

The golfing enthusiasts of the group can enjoy a round at the nearby Beauport Park Golf & Country Club, whilst the breathtaking Old Roar Gill nature reserve lies a short drive away, home to awe-striking vistas and serene walking trails.

For a day out, head into the heart of Hastings, a historic coastal town home to the pristine landscapes of East Hill, Ecclesbourne Glen, and the Hastings Country Park; the lush, peaceful settings of Hastings Pier and Beach; and the excellent, must-visit attractions of Smugglers Adventure, the Shipwreck Museum, and Hastings Aquarium.

All of this and more is yours to enjoy when you choose a stay at The Rivendale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Battle 6 miles; Rye 12 miles.

The large historic town of Hastings offers a great mix of interesting places to visit, and is comprised of three parts, joined by the promenade. On one side is the Old Town, with narrow streets or 'twittens', attractive houses, Shipwreck and Fisherman's museums, wonderful tall black net huts, a fresh fish market, seafood restaurants and cafés. In the middle there is a contemporary shopping centre and on the other side is St Leonards on Sea with its fashionable Norman Road with antique and vintage shops, art galleries, examples of Burton's architecture (of Kew Gardens and London Zoo fame), Marine Court Art Deco flats designed in the shape of the HMS Queen Mary, and the remains of the Amsterdam, which is visible at low tide at Bulverhythe. West Hill in Hastings is home to the Smugglers Adventure and Pelham Beach, and East Hill offers the Hastings Country Park, 660 acres of ancient woodlands, grasslands and heathlands crossing five miles over cliffs and rugged terrain, plus East Hill can also be reached by taking the 'lift', the steepest funicular railway in Britain. Whilst exploring Hastings, visit The Stade and watch fishermen land their catch, plus why not take a trip to Blue Reef Aquarium and the remains of Hastings Castle? Pevensey Castle, dating from the 4th century, and the first Norman Church are twelve miles away. Further afield enjoy the NT properties of Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle, the cinque port of Rye, the abbey at Battle or the beach and dunes at Camber Sands.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas