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Herbrand House

Cooden Beach near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex (Ref. 930260)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • 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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105 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit to this property."

    A real little gem. The owner is wonderful and the welcome pack goes above and beyond. Attention to detail is great with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The gardens at the property are really beautiful and you are allowed your own section to enjoy with views of the beach and sea. Some wonderful afternoons were spent reading and enjoying the views.The train station is close to the property which is great if you want to travel further afield, but not too close to disturb your tranquility. This is a great base from which to explore the area. There is plenty to do and something for everybody. We self catered most of the time and there was everything you need in the well equipped kitchen area. There are places around to eat out if you prefer. Very comfortable beds, quality bedding and the peace and quiet make for very restful nights sleep. We would definately recommend this holiday let to both family and friends. The host does everything she can to ensure you enjoy your stay. We will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by AnnaJun 2022

  • "If you enjoy sitting in a lavish garden looking directly out to sea with steps down to the beach, then this is for you."

    Everything that you would need is supplied in the very well laid out and coordinated annex. Valerie ( a lovely lady) the owner, whilst living in the main house is totally unobtrusive but on hand for any questions or advice. Bexhill-on-Sea is a lovely area with plenty of areas around to visit, cycle or walk to. Have already recommend to family and friends and if we could it would have been greater than 5 stars.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2022

  • "We love Herbrand House."

    it is our favourite holiday place to stay over the years we have stayed in various cottages and none are as stunning as Herbrand . which is the reason we return every summer and will do so next year..Valery is very kind and thoutful and she has the most wonderful gardens. . .

    Reviewed by MJun 2022

  • "Val is the perfect host, we arrived to a warm welcome and lots of extras including a delicious bowl of fruit."

    She really does go the extra mile to provide everything you are likely to need and is always available although never intrusive. The annex is spacious, light, airy and comfortable and nicely furnished. The beds are comfortable with quality linens. The gardens are delightful and the position amazing, right by the beach. The train station is a couple of minutes walk and very handy for getting about if you don't wish to drive everywhere. There is a shop in the station which is handy for basics. We cant wait to return .

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    It was very comfortable and the owner kindly provided a welcome pack. The cottage has excellent parking, and a wonderful garden which leads directly onto the beach. A railway way station is very near offering a great way to explore the local area. We would love to return in future.

    Reviewed by GilesMay 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Herbrand House and we are pleased to say that the high standard continues."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable with excellent gardens and good off road parking. Located adjacent to the beach it has a perfect outlook. There is also a very nice welcome pack supplied which was much appreciated. We would have no hesitation to return in the future.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Fabulous, a haven of tranquility."

    We absolutely loved it, all the little extras provided by Valerie were most welcome. Everything you could possibly need was provided. The property was spotlessly clean, we will be back later in the year. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. R/J Kent

    Reviewed by RosalindApr 2022

  • "A comfortable, well-equipped and spotlessly clean property set in beautiful gardens and backing on to the beach at Cooden."

    The owner was very welcoming and keen to ensure that holiday makers have the best possible experience. Great location with lots of options for trips out to explore the Sussex countryside and coast. Nice walk into Bexhill, and nearby Cooden Station gives options for travelling by train to Eastbourne and other locations.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "We have enjoyed it so much that we have just booked the cottage again for June ..."

    We have enjoyed it so much that we have just booked the cottage again for June next year Mrs Tarry is a lovely host with a fantastic garden so relaxing

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely two week stay at Hebrand House."

    We arrived by train and the station is only two minutes walk from the house.On arrival we recieved a warm welcome from Mrs Tarry and shown around.The main room is full of light with 3 three large windows and smart kitchen with everything you need.The garden leads directly to the beach wich is fantastic .The bathroom is nice and shower excellent .The bedroom has two comfy beds and is a relaxing space.Hebrand house is in great location for exploring the beutiful county of sussex and south east in general.Mrs Tarrys kindness during our stay was much appreciated.We had a great time.

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Herbrand House where the accommodation was attractive, well equipped, comfortable and located in a stunning coastal garden annexe."

    Valerie's attention to detail and the provision of thoughtful extra touches to enhance our stay were appreciated. A lovely place for a relaxing holiday, especially later in the year when the garden will be at its best.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Herbrand House which we found to be very clean, spacious and comfy."

    There is loads to see and do in the local area as well as the obvious walk along the beach. Valerie is the perfect host and the welcome pack including home made biscuits was a great touch. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of going.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "This property is beautiful and decorated to a very high standard."

    the bedroom was spacious and well presented with luxury bedlinen and furniture. the bathrom was warm and clean and spacious with a large shower. the living area was comfortable and warm with fantastic views of the landscaped garden and sea. the kitchen was well organised and had lovely views to the front garden and the trains going by. an amazing place

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2022

  • "One of the best self catering places we have stayed at."

    Wonderful position on the beach. Fantastic garden. Thoughtful extra touches homemade shortbread, marmalade, fruit basket etc! Very comfortable stay.l

    Reviewed by JeffFeb 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and lovely location."

    Would have no hesitation in returning for a longer stay, as we only had a few days there.

    Reviewed by judyFeb 2022

  • "This cottage is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy the beautiful area, everything that one could possibly need is provided and the little extra's such as homemade biscuits & marmalade, a bowl full of delicious fruit."

    ..made our stay even more special. Valerie the host, is delightful and takes great pride in her service. we had such a lovely holiday. Access to the beach at the end of the garden was the highlight of our stay - we enjoyed walks, picnics & watching the sunset, and at night listening to the sea from our bedroom windows! id recommend it highly and cant wait to book a return visit.

    Reviewed by MarilynJan 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay in a fabulous location."

    Definitely worth the five star rating! Thank you.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2022

  • "Thank you once again, Valerie."

    We've had a wonderfully relaxing Christmas at Herbrand House.

    Reviewed by TerryDec 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location with garden backing onto beach."

    2 minutes from station with trains to Hastings, Eastbourne Bexhill and Rye. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MelanieNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful few days in a warm, comfortable cottage."

    Perfect setting, perfect host. Own parking space. An amazing welcome pack on arrival. It was so nice to walk out of the gate at the bottom of the garden, straight onto the beach.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2021

  • "A wonderful ‘home from home’"

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "Perfect holiday, lovely host, very informative."

    Exactly like the brochure details, definitely worth 5 stars. Would recommend to family and friends will return when in the area again.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Another gorgeous week at Herbrand House - lovely flat, gorgeous gardens to relax in and a perfect location for the beach and the rest of the coast."

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2021

  • "Excellent holiday home - extremely comfortable and equipped with everything I needed."

    Plus the kindness of Val supplying welcome goodies, including a large fruit bowl and her home-made shortcake! It was a treat to be able to sit in such a special garden overlooking the sea. Very handy for the station for trips along the coast for those who don't always want to drive.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2021

  • "Herbrand House is 5 star +++ !"

    Valerie is wonderful giving a personal greeting on arrival, with lots of treats waiting in her beautifully decorated, clean and well equipped property... we have now stayed 5 years in a row and always marvel at the sea views and stunning gardens. It would be hard to find a holiday that could beat this one! Thank you Valerie for everything....

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "Cottage is literally, not even a stones throw from the beach, as cottage is actually on the beach, down some steps and you're there."

    Downside was the yucky clay you had to get past before enjoying the water at low tide. Lots of places to visit, lots of leaflets in cottage to browse through. NT places abound. We had a lovely walk to Bexhill-on-Sea, visited Hastings, Rye, Eastbourne, Newhaven and of course most NT places. Cottage was a great base, and to come back each evening and relax with a drink and watch the view was idyllic.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "June’21 Our second visit to this delightful holiday home in a wonderful setting."

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing week away from our busy lives and although weather wasn't as good as we hoped we still had a lovely time ."

    Accommodation was so comfy & welcome tray and fruit from Valerie were a lovely touch. Beautiful garden and so close to the beach. Hope to go back and fingers crossed for sunshine next time.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings hosted by a really lovely lady who ensured we had a fabulous holiday."

    The accommodation was excellent, Valerie's gardens were beautiful, the surrounding area was interesting to explore and we would have stayed all summer if we could have! We will be back!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was really lovely and the garden and views amazing."

    Valerie the owner is such a kind lovely lady and always to help with anything. We have stayed in a lot of nice places but this was by far the best ever..it was so peaceful and the bowl of fresh fruit and flowers was a lovely surprise, would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by MavisJun 2021

  • "An amazing one week stay!"

    The annexe is beautifully maintained and everything possible provided for your use and comfort. We spent most days in the beautiful, sunny garden sitting looking out over the beach, absolutely stress free. We know the area well and didn't feel the need to venture far. Looking forward to a 2 week stay next year!

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Herbrand House."

    The accommodation is second to none, tastefully decorated extremely clean and well maintained offering every comfort. Access to the beautiful garden with views of the beach and sea is the cherry on the cake. This property couldn't be in a nicer spot away from it all yet within easy access to all that Sussex and Kent has to offer, what more could you want. We were very taken by the welcoming touches left by the owner, a beautiful vase of roses and huge bowl of fruit as well has home made biscuits and basics to keep us going. The owner obviously takes great pride in what she does and it definitely shows. This place is a little gem and we will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "I have had many self catering holidays but Herbrand House has come to the top of my list for a return visit."

    The accommodation is very good and very clean, as it should be but sometimes is a disappointment. I would recommend Herbrand House to anyone.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Herbrand House - Exceeded Expectations."

    Fully deserves its 5 star rating. Everything was excellent. There was a warm welcome from Valerie, comfortable and clean accommodation with excellent facilities and a lovely welcome package. We especially enjoyed sitting on the sheltered patio with its outlook through the garden to the sea. Sykes - Failed to Meet Expectations. In April 2021 we were given no option but to rebook our holiday, at increased cost, due to COVID travel ban. Sykes later revised its policy on refunds but this option was not offered to those that had already rebooked. In April 2021 we had to take holiday. No other option was offered! This despite many COVID restrictions still being in place, meaning that things that one would reasonably expect to enjoy when on holiday were not available, eg indoor dining, indoor attractions, entertainment etc. and we had to prebook visits to most outdoor attractions that we would normally visit on an ad hoc basis dependant on our mood and the weather. In our view Sykes is out of line with other companies in this sector and we will not be using them again unless their policies are clearly changed to give fairer options to all customers. Thanks for listening.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2021

  • "A holiday at Herbrand House is a joy."

    Following a period of "lock down" the comfort and peace offered by an escape to this location was greatly appreciated. We received a very warm welcome from Valerie, the owner, who left the apartment well provisioned with fresh fruit, flowers, bread, biscuits and sundry other items all of which ensured that we settled in speedily and with ease. The apartment is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. A good supply of reading materials is provided both fictional and factual. As keen walkers, we particularly enjoyed the book of walks recommended for the area and used it each day. Additionally, Valerie was often on hand to offer advice on locations of interest which are worthy of a visit. The garden at Herbrand, through which the beach may be accessed, is superb. In mid April it is lovely and we imagine that in high summer it will be glorious. Whether a keen gardener, or someone simply seeking a place to sit and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine, it adds a special element to the holiday. Although the temperature in the evenings, during our visit, did not allow for outdoor dining, we will retain, with pleasure the memory of sitting in a sheltered and cosy seating area overlooking the sea, enjoying our morning coffee in the glorious Sussex sunshine. We often book holiday accommodation via Sykes Cottages and in our opinion this is one of the best.

    Reviewed by CynthiaApr 2021

  • "Lovely apartment, self contained annex to stylish 1920’s house on beach 2 miles along the coast from Bexhill."

    Beautiful garden surrounds the house, the pride and joy of owner, Valerie, who could not be more helpful and thoughtful. In good weather, this would be a spectacular place to stay. In bad weather, it’s still much better than staying at home! So much of interest in the area. eg. Hastings, Bexhill, Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Rye (all accessible by train from station 5 mins walk from property!). Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters, Alfriston, Charleston, Batemans, the Downs.... endless really.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2020

  • "Stunning gardens that roll down to the beach."

    Fantastic view of the garden and sea. The kitchen is a really good size. Excellent food 3 min walk away.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "This property more than lived up to our expectations 5***** in every respect"

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a ideal location with access to the beach at the bottom of the garden."

    Station and eating place at the hotel within easy reach. Ideal for exploring the beautiful countryside and many places of interest.

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2020

  • "Herbrand house exceeded our expectations."

    We went in October and the gardens were still in bloom and the cottage was immaculate together with a lovely welcome bowl of fruit and general extras. Valerie was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We made use of the easy access to the station and visited Eastbourne and Hastings with no trouble. A great week and hope to visit again.Definitely worthy of her 5 Star rating.

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2020

  • "We have visited Herbrand House for 4 years now and every time we are in awe of this holiday home."

    Valerie has got everything so right. There’s always a warm welcome and a lovely selection of goodies not forgetting how well equipped and clean everything is. The view and gardens are exceptional. Ideally situated with lots to see and do if you want to explore. Would highly recommend and we will be returning next year! Thank you again Valerie!

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "We had a great week at this lovely holiday annexe right by the sea in Cooden."

    Valerie our host was very welcoming and left us so many treats, homemade biscuits, a bowl of fruit, flowers and a starter pack of milk, bread, coffee tea etc. The garden is beautiful and our own access to the beach perfect!! The house is cosy, clean and well stocked with crockery and cooking utensils. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by EileenAug 2020

  • "Herbrand House is just a wonderful place to stay."

    Valerie is a great host and we loved sitting in her gorgeous garden with it's views out over the beach. We swam in the sea every day (we even saw a seal on our final day!), cycled up and down the coast, and went for walks in the national park around Seven Sisters.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020

  • "Herbrand House is a fabulous place to stay."

    Beautifully decorated in seaside colours,spacious,spotless and comfy. .Its position is incredible being located right on the beach.With your own access straight onto the beach and own part of the owners garden .Just wonderful. Val is so lovely and really helpful.She keeps her garden beautiful so her guests can have a wonder around and enjoy it . This was own second stay at Herbrand House , we will definately be going again .Thanks Val for another lovely stay . Jacqui and Tony.

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2020

  • "Just spent a wonderful week in this immaculate accommodation where the charming owner has thought of everything."

    Set in glorious gardens overlooking quiet beach - the perfect holiday home!

    Reviewed by SueJul 2020

  • "The standard of accommodation was excellent, warm, comfortable, and just as expected our host was very helpful."

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2020



    Reviewed by PearlJan 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our breakaway."

    Valerie was very accommodating, with thoughtful extras in our welcome pack...bread, milk, tea, coffee, fruit, mince pies, and prosecco for new year! The cottage was clean, fresh, and welcoming, super location, just a few steps down to the beach. The garden was lovely, even in the middle of a very wet winter.....and listening to the waves at night was very relaxing

    Reviewed by VernonDec 2019

  • "Third visit to Herbrand House."

    Very comfortable and near many amenities. We used the train to travel on a few occasions which is handily up the road.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Herbrand House (despite the weather!"

    ) The host was extremely helpful and the cottage was well equipped and comfortable with a fantastic location on the beach but also next to a train station to connect you back and forth along the coast.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2019

  • "The whole place was superb, well decorated with excellent colour co-ordination of seaside theme,and superbly equipped."

    The owner offered a wonderful warm welcome and had provided essentials such as milk, bread and hot drinks, and even a basket of fruit, as we were arriving late on a Sunday evening. Even an electrical socket adaptor of overseas people was already set up.The gardens and sea views were spectacular, with free access to both front and rear areas and the beach. We were there in a cold wet November, but it must be heavenly in the Summer time. She had also supplied plenty of books, games, jigsaws and CDs. The local hotel was just 3 minutes walk and offered excellent food, and the town centre was a 5 minute car ride. All in All this was an EXCELLENT find, and even worthy of a 6 star rating if it existed.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing and in a prime location."

    Certainly deserves its 5 star rating. Valerie had thought of everything . No wonder it is booked for next year so early

    Reviewed by PetronaNov 2019

  • "This accommodation is a really lovely comfortable place."

    Valerie generously provided us with an ample bowl of fresh fruit and delicious home-made biscuits. A truly great place to spend a relaxing holiday. Very convenient for the trains too.

    Reviewed by MarianOct 2019

  • "Herbrand House is the perfect place for a holiday."

    So much care and thought has gone into making this a real home from home. We look forward to more visits in the future.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2019

  • "Val was the perfect host."

    She met us and told us about the unit and then left us on our own for the rest of the week. The apartment is very tastefully furnished and decorated with all the amenities except a dishwasher which isn't really necessary. It's very quiet at night except on Bank Holiday Sunday when all the fireworks went off at 10pm. We looked at the guest comment book and Val has wonderful comments and has back-back bookings she must be doing something right. The garden and the beach are fantastic. .

    Reviewed by DougAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time during our stay in Herbrand House ..."

    We had a lovely time during our stay in Herbrand House The cottage is in the perfect location if you want to explore the area by car/train or relax and enjoy the fabulous garden and sea views We are already planning our next holiday there

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2019

  • "Wow . What a fabulous place ."

    Valeria the owner is wonderful ,met us on arrival and showed us around our accommodation. A very big wow ! With our own part of the lovely garden and direct access to the beach . Location is perfect for visiting other areas by car or by train. The train station is 3 minutes away . There are not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful place . We were sad to be leaving . We would recommend to anyone .

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2019

  • "Stunning location."

    Wonderful welcome from Valerie with homemade produce and fruit. The garden is a fabulous place to relax. The property was immaculate. So many things to do in the area. The best property we have ever stayed in. Kate and Steve

    Reviewed by KateJul 2019

  • "Wonderful from the first moment, a warm welcome, fresh fruit basket and homemade biscuits was a lovely touch."

    Extremely clean, well equipped and a very comfortable bed. So enjoyed the beautiful garden with its direct access down to the beach........Perfect !!!

    Reviewed by Susan AJul 2019

  • "Herbrand House is our favourite cottage having now stayed for three years running."

    Hopefully we will return next year. It has lovely views over the sea, and surrounded by Valerie's absolutely stunning gardens. Would definitely recomend to anyone looking to book a comfortable cottage for two.

    Reviewed by MJul 2019

  • "Warm, friendly welcome."

    Lots of special treats. Beautiful, clean well cared for property in an excellent position

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "Valerie, the property's kind and thoughtful owner, met us on arrival and showed us round the lovely cottage which is light, spacious, spotlessly clean and well appointed."

    We felt at home straight away. The sea views, the proximity to the beach and the beautiful garden all add to the overall ambiance.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The welome from val could not have been better, we where delighted with our welcome pack, delicious biscuits and fruit ,would recommend this property with it's beautiful gardens."

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2019

  • "Accuracy of listing got less than top marks because there were beach towels, coffee, fruit, freedom of garden, etc."

    provided "EXTRA" to description on webb site. Every aspect, including our hostess was, for us, a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by MurrayMay 2019

  • "We have so enjoyed Herbrand Cottage that this was our third stay."

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, in a perfect position."

    Very clean and well equipped with everything you need.Val was very welcoming and a nice surprise having the essentials left for us such as milk and bread also little things such as home made biscuits and jam . The gardens are beautiful .Very handy having train station nearby as easy to get to Eastbourne , Hastings etc. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2019

  • "We are repeat visitors and would recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2019

  • "We enjoyed the location of the cottage which is directly at the Cooden Beach."

    We also enjoyed the beautiful garden and the very comfortable rooms with nice decorations and furnitures. Mrs. Tarry, the owner of the cottage, was very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MarcusFeb 2019

  • "For location and comfort probably the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in."

    Can quite understand why so many weeks have already been booked for next year.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2018

  • "I enjoyed the location the house was perfect so was the host a lovely caring nice lady would love to visit again x"

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2018

  • "Excellent place to spend a relaxing holiday."

    Everything provided with treats as well. Highly recommend. Look forward to going again next year.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Val is a very thoughtful but never intrusive host, providing many extras which one could not normally expect, including homemade shortbread and marmalade - delicious."

    This is a perfect spot for a peaceful and relaxing break sitting in Val's lovely garden with a wonderful panorama of the sea.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equipped with a lovely welcoming basket of homemade biscuits, tea, coffee, bread and milk in the fridge."

    Plus a large bowl of fresh fruit. Brilliant. It was in a great location with fantastic views and Val our host was extremely friendly without being intrusive. She was also very informative about the area and helped us on a few occasions when we required help.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2018

  • "We rarely go back to the same holiday place more than once."

    This was our third stay at Herbrand House, and that says it all! As expected the warm welcome from Valarie was the start of another excellent week here. The location, with the walk through her lovely garden to the beach is a delight, and the high quality accommodation was as we remembered. We also had good weather to enjoy visits to local towns etc that we had not visited before, like Rye and Winchelsea, and the Bexhill Museum . This property must be a jewel in Sykes crown!

    Reviewed by RoySep 2018

  • "The welcome that is afforded by Valerie the owner is fantastic."

    Home made biscuits, marmalade, fresh coffee and bread with a lovely bowl of fruit. All this and a wonderful view of the sea and walk onto the beach. The garden is an Italianate gem, beautifully maintained and reminding us of the Villas in Ravello, Italy. We will return and thank you Valerie. A real gem.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2018

  • "Herbrand House is the best Sykes Cottage that we have every stayed in."

    The house is finished to a high standard and is equipped with everything you will need for your holiday including lots of welcome goodies like fruit and home made biscuits provided by Valerie, the owner. The house is surrounded by wonderful gardens with direct access to the quiet beach of Bexhill. Valerie made us very welcome and provide good advice on where to visit. We would highly recommend a stay at Herbrand House.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "This is the most amazing place to stay."

    The accommodation is very clean and comfortable,very well appointed. Amazing gardens and each access. Val the owner is so warm and friendly and does her utmost to help you enjoy your stay This wasmysecondvisit and ai will be rebooking. Deserves top marks as a holiday home.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2018

  • "This is our second stay at Herbrand House, as we fell in love with it last summer."

    Everything about it is perfect. and we certainly will make a return visit next year. The cottage is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. The garden is stunning with a fantastic view of the sea, Valerie is a great host, and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by MJul 2018

  • "Herbrand House is an absolute gem."

    With the owner living next door absolutely everything is taken care of. There was a basket of fruit, home made biscuits & lots of other goodies waiting for us when we arrived, freshly cut flowers from the garden & lots of other little touches to welcome us & make us feel instantly at home. There are beautiful gardens right by the sea to relax in and the facilities in the house itself are faultless. We had a superb week - I cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2018

  • "This is our third time back at this apartment."

    Nothing changes, still as beautiful and comfortable as ever. Valerie is a very welcoming addition, not to mention her delicious shortbread biscuits, fresh fruit, bread and milk. Wonderful

    Reviewed by FrancessMay 2018

  • "We would defy anyone who did not praise this holiday accommodation."

    Val the owner and host was most welcoming and loved people admiring her wonderful garden. Herbrand House has everything you need for your holiday.The decor and furnishings are ideal for being beside the sea.It is well equipped and very comfortable. There is a welcome pack when you arrive of fresh fruit and homemade biscuits and milk. There are many interesting places to visit in the area by car bus and local trains and walks on the coast and the downs are a must. Herbrand House will not disappoint for your holiday by the sea.

    Reviewed by MMay 2018

  • "A Beautifully situated, clean and well decorated cottage, with all that you need for a lovely holiday."

    Mrs Tarry (Val) welcomed us on our arrival and gave us a familiarising tour of the cottage. The welcome pack was very much appreciated and substancive, including tea, coffee, milk, bread, sugar and some lovely home made marmalade, fresh fruit also. The garden is spot on with your own sitting area on the patio and freedom to wander around the garden. access to the beach from the bottom of the garden is great. We had a wonderful week and the weather was superb. I would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by John RMay 2018

  • "The setting was beautiful and the owner was very friendly but not intrusive."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "This accommodation is superb."

    Its position is wonderful with the virtually deserted beach at the bottom of the lovely gardens. The annexe is extremely well equipped and the welcome and attention from the owner exceptional. We have stayed in many places but this is by far the best

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2018

  • "This is the best holiday self catering we have ever stayed in."

    Val Tarry the owner was there to welcome us and show us round. The place was spotless. We loved the delicate blue seaside theme which carried throughout the apartment. The beds and linen were high quality and conducive to good sleep. The bathroom was well appointed with a good size shower with seat and plenty of hot water. The highlight was the beautiful garden which stretched from a beautiful frontage of large proportions to the amazing rear garden extending right down to the beach. The gardens are planted with a never ending variety of salt hardy plants with the English channel as a backdrop. Everything was perfect, so peaceful and quiet and yet just five mins walk to the station and local shop. BexHill about 7 mins drive. We have already re booked for the summerecipient. Herbrand certainly deserves it's top star rating

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,fantastic location would return an time."

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2018

  • "Herbrand cottage provided us with a unique location and superb accommodation."

    The owners little touches, home made cookies and marmalade, supplies of tea, coffee and milk, combined with the beautiful sea side themed decor made our week most memorable. We have booked two further visits here and would recommend it unreservedly.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2018

  • "A complete relaxed weeks holiday."

    And we will be booking again to see the garden in the summer .

    Reviewed by MaxFeb 2018

  • "We enjoyed the comfort & warmth of Herbrand cottage during our winter stay there."

    Valerie was very welcoming on our arrival & the cottage which was like home from home to us for the time we were there. The cottage is well equipped & Valerie even supplied a basket of goodies including home made biscuits & marmalade.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2018

  • "This was the perfect place for us to spend our Christmas beak."

    Valerie is very welcoming and takes great care with the large and small things, generously supplying many helpful extras. Beds, linen and all equipment are of high quality and the location is ideal with direct access to the beach. It you are seeking peace and comfort in South East England this is perfect.

    Reviewed by TerryDec 2017

  • "This was an excellent property on the beach and very near a hotel with good food."

    Also near Cooden Beach train station so easy access to Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton etc. on the train. We were made very welcome by Valerie. The accommodation is excellently appointed and was very comfortable to sit and eat. Definitely worth another visit.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2017

  • "Had some lovely walks along the beach from the back garden."

    Found the Hotel food with in ease walking distance of the4 house excellent & good value for money.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2017

  • "Herbrand House is by far and away the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in."

    Everything about it is outstanding. Very comfortable and the gardens are absolutely stunning, with a lovely view of the sea.. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MAug 2017

  • "Lovely property, immaculate garden welcoming host."

    Five stars.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2017

  • "The most perfect holiday home."

    A real wow on all fronts. A beautiful and immaculate home with a stunning garden and incredible location on the beach.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2017

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations."

    Valerie, our host was most welcoming, EVERY detail/comfort had been considered inside the cottage, from the well stocked kitchen, very comfortable king sized bed, beautiful decor, through to the surprise reception pack including a bowl of fresh fruit, croissants, crisps, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, marmalade and homemade biscuits. There was even the daily newspaper ready for us to read. The garden was spectacular, overlooking the sea which was at the end of the garden, ( with many seating areas provided), what a stunning view to wake up to each morning! We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a luxury holiday break providing peace and tranquilly. THE BEST HOLIDAY COTTAGE WE HAVE EVER BEEN TO. Thank you Valerie.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2017

  • "Beautiful location and welcoming and friendly owner."

    Thoughtful welcome pack an added extra

    Reviewed by FrancessMay 2017

  • "The best holiday let that we have stayed in , the owner was lovely , very clean every where , outstanding views lovely garden we will go again ."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2017

  • "I cannot fault the accommodation nor the friendly welcome of the owner and lovely welcome pack of goodies."

    Everything exceeded expectations but weather could have been better! Beautiful property and gardens.

    Reviewed by VivienApr 2017

  • "Fabulous location, warm welcome and comfortable cottage with beautiful gardens and direct access to the lovely beach."

    Reviewed by VernadeneDec 2016

  • "If we holiday in that part of the country again , we would love to book Herbrand house ."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "We had a great time!"

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2016

  • "We have been in n many self catering holidays and this property is one of the best."

    It is clean, spacious and uncluttered. The "welcome tray of necessities" was extensive and the owner very welcoming.

    Reviewed by StantonOct 2016

  • "We couldn't fault the property."

    Mrs Tarry was the perfect hostess. The entire visit was perfect. We would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by KymSep 2016

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    Tastefully decorated, very well equipped, and with a beautiful garden leading onto a quiet beach. Valerie is a very welcoming and thoughtful host.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One family bedroom with 1 king-size double and 1 single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sea views.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and beach towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Use of designated part of owner’s garden, with steps down onto beach
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, station and hotel 3 mins walk
  • Note: Children aged 12 years and over only
  • Note: Care must be taken when using the steps onto the beach.

The property

Bexhill-on-Sea 2.5 miles.

This welcoming coastal holiday cottage is the wing of the owner's home and is situated in a beautiful location, directly on the beach in a secluded area just west of the unspoilt seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea, home of the De La Warr Pavilion.

Offering ground floor accommodation, this cosy property boasts an attractive family bedroom furnished with a king-size double bed and a single bed.

This room has sea views, and a warm and spacious adjacent shower room with walk-in shower.

The open plan living area completes the accommodation at this cottage; light and fresh, this is an ideal space where couples can relax and unwind after a long day exploring all the attractions, beaches and countryside that this part of the south coast offers.

From the window you can watch the ever-changing seascape that is only a few steps from your door and on warm days enjoy meals alfresco while drinking in the sea air.

But this is just the start of your holiday experience!

This lovely cottage comes with use of a designated part of the owner's landscaped garden.

Beautifully maintained and a paradise for artists, writers and garden lovers, it offers nooks and crannies to sit and read, enjoy a glass of wine, daydream or snooze to the sound of the sea.

There is direct access to the sandy beach at low tide from the garden, so why not take an evening stroll before returning to the welcome of your quality holiday home?

If you decide to venture away from this hidden haven, there is so much to enjoy in this area.

Bexhill has a beach, promenade and good selection of shops and ample pubs in the area.

Head to Eastbourne or Brighton for theatres and concerts or to Glyndebourne for opera.

Visit the historic towns of Hastings, Battle or the cinque port of Rye, take a trip to the many National Trust properties within easy reach or just enjoy the variety of country or coastal footpaths on offer.

Or with good rail links straight from Cooden Beach train station just down the road, why not take the train to London to enjoy a show or day of shopping before returning to your peaceful coastal retreat?

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About the location


Bexhill-on-Sea 2.5 miles; Hastings 6 miles; Battle 6 miles; Eastbourne 8 miles.

Cooden Beach lies to the west of Bexhill-on-Sea with a minor road link through to Normans Bay (with a pebble beach area) and Pevensey Levels (a wildlife and nature reserve). Cooden Beach has a railway station with an excellent train service along the south coast and into London, so visitors can enjoy a day on the beach or a day trip to the city. Quiet and conservative, this beach location is perfect for those looking for somewhere with traditional style where you can relax and unwind. For those who enjoy long walks either along the shoreline or country footpaths, there are hundreds to choose from around here, including The South Downs National Park and the 1066 walk. This coastline is very popular for all types of watersports from windsurfing and kayaking to sailing, safe swimming and fishing. Cooden Beach is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true; if walking, swimming, and sailing haven't taken up all your energy, then, as you are on Sustrans Route 2, perhaps take the easy/level cycle ride into Eastbourne or play a round of golf at the two nearby golf clubs. And while those that want to play the fairways do so, others can indulge in a relaxing massage or facial at the hotel spa nearby.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas