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26 The Portlands

Eastbourne, Sussex (Ref. 1073464)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the most enjoyable stay at The Portlands."

    It was perfect for visiting the beach and the pier. We are thankful for the leaflets left giving us information about what we could enjoy in the area, enjoying days in Hastings and Knockhatch. The house was clean and had everything needed for our holiday, we particularly enjoyed the shower, especially after a run on the seafront in the morning. We had all facilities for cooking and washing and drying clothes, which was perfect! The neighbours were friendly and would often chat. Thank you so much for the cake and Prosecco! We hope to book with you again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2022

  • "We had a great time and would like to thank the owners for providing such a lovely place to stay."

    It was extremely clean and comfortable. Everything you could possibly need was provided by the owner and there were clear & concise instructions for the use of the house while we were there. Our stay here was just like being at home and the neighbours were very friendly & welcoming as well.

    Thank you so much for your kind remarks Sarah. We’re very happy that you had a nice stay and that the house met with your expectations. We do hope that you and your family will come and visit us again sometime. Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2022

  • "Very good property - quite expensive."

    We’re very pleased you liked the house Paul and hope to welcome you back in future for another stay. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Thank you for the welcoming milk, cake and Prosseco, they were much appreciated."

    The standard of cleanliness was exceptional. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you too for your kind praise Philip, which is very much appreciated. We’re so pleased that you had a good holiday! Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay in this property."

    Welcome pack was very generous and much appreciated. Lovely and clean and very well equipped, location ideal for meals and shops at the marina. Was nice to meet Eileen the owner who put in a courtesy visit. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to visit again.

    Thanks so much for your kind and positive comments Linda.. We’re really pleased you both had such a good stay. It was lovely to meet you - and we’d love to have you back any time. Best wishes Eileen and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "An absolutely wonderful time!"

    The house was perfect throughout our month long stay. The kitchen was well equipped and perfect for any meal we wanted to prepare. The living room was cozy and well decorated. Upstairs was also clean and tidy. Both bedrooms were lovely and had very comfy beds. The smaller room is a tad too small to walk around or place many belongings but with the amount of storage space in the main bedroom (and the top bunk), it was not a problem. Finally, the bathroom was great as well with a wonderful (and already much missed) rain shower in the ceiling. If pressed for any negatives, the only things we would say is that the water tank can make some noise in the night, and that the hot water didn't last all too long, but nothing too bad at all. Overall a wonderfuly comfortable stay and we hope to be back one day soon!

    Thank you so much Sam for your very kind feedback. We are of course delighted that you had a good time and that the house suited you so well. It was a great pleasure to meet you and we would of course be delighted to welcome you back again at any time in the future. Best wishes John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamJan 2022

  • "It would have been nice if there had been a teapot and a tin opener in the kitchen."

    No indication that the crockery provided could be used in the microwave. It would have been nice to have a list of restaurants in the information pack. Apart from that, we had a lovely holiday and the neighbours were very friendly

    We’re very pleased that you had a lovely holiday James. Several guests have commented on how pleasant the neighbours are and it’s very nice to hear that once again. Following your suggestion, we have now made it clear in the information pack that all the crockery is microwave-friendly. We will also compile a list of eateries and include that in the pack. A teapot and tin opener are now in situ. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "A clean, compact house in a quiet housing complex."

    The house is located a short walk away from the beach. It is about a two mile walk to the pier in Eastbourne via the promenade. A most enjoyable stay.

    We’re glad the location suited you Rita and really pleased to hear that your stay was most enjoyable. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2021

  • "We found the sofa and armchair quite uncomfortable when sitting on them for any length of time ie watching TV during the evening."

    Otherwise we were extremely happy with our stay at The Portlands and will certainly look to coming back for a stay. Thank you to John and Eileen.

    It’s great that you were extremely happy with your stay John and so it’s such a shame you found the (new) furniture uncomfortable. We will take this into account when we are looking for replacements. It is particularly rewarding for us when a guest says they would like to return, so thank you very much for that and we would of course be delighted to welcome you back! Best wishes John & Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The house is small but absolutely lovely."

    It is very clean, contemporary and comfortable, with lots of modern conveniences; a really nice place to stay and come back to each day. It is in a lovely, quiet area, but close to everything we wanted to explore. We were made to feel very welcome by the home owners, who provided us with milk, chocolate cake and even prosecco! All very much appreciated. The locals in the neighbouring houses were also very polite and friendly, putting us at ease. It does have a hot water tank, so we needed to be careful we didn't use too much hot water before the last person showered. It would have been good to have a little bin in the bathroom as well.

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments Yvonne! We are of course delighted that your stay was a success. We have now added to the home’s equipment, following some helpful comments from guests. The hot water tank is large and the water heating is on constantly so it’s not very likely guests would run out of hot water, however we have now made this clearer in the home’s information pack. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "Location great for the seaside and property matched description and expectations well."

    Fixtures of high quality - shower, washing machine, wifi etc. We had a good week. Only real comments are that some simple additions provided would have made it more comfortable: -bins, needed at least one in the bathroom and a proper one in the kitchen -crockery, glassware not child friendly, some plastic cutlery cups and plates would have helped. -no clock in property -locks for outside storage (we didn't use this as a result.) -the back of the seating area downstairs visibly cheap and screws showing. -

    Thank you very much for your kind comments about the high quality of our holiday home and also for your constructive observations for improvement - all of which we take on board. Glad you had a good week. Best wishes the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by RicAug 2021

  • "Perhaps the owners could supply a potatoe peeler and a set of plastic children ..."

    Perhaps the owners could supply a potatoe peeler and a set of plastic children pltes but these are little things , we had a really good stay and the owners left us milk , bread and a lovely carrot cake which was great of them

    It’s great that you had a really good stay Maria! Thanks for your suggestions for additional equipment. We are compiling a list and will continue to add to the home’s facilities. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2021

  • "Clean and neat."

    Brand new sofa and carpet. Might be a good idea to have a blanket on the sofa and a rug under the dining table if families with young children like ours come to stay.Overall pleasant stay, very close to Eastbourne pier and short stroll to the Marina.

    We’re so pleased you liked the home’s location and had an enjoyable stay. We are new to holiday letting, having only started in July 2021, and so are keen to learn and to continually improve the home. So thank you for your observations. In November 2021 we will re-floor the entire ground floor, to make it more attractive and also easier to keep clean. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RJul 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x full size bunk bed
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private front garden with lawn and picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Bunk beds; Top bunk bed is unsuitable for children under 6, bottom bunk bed is fine for all age groups

The property

26 The Portlands is a charming small attached house resting by one of Eastbourne's lovely beaches.

Sleeping two adults and two children, 26 The Portlands is an ideal setting for your next family getaway to the East Sussex coast, within easy reach of Hastings and Brighton.

You are welcomed to the property with two off-road parking spaces; from here, walk through the private front garden and an appealing lawn area with a picnic bench, where you can enjoy eating outdoors in the fresh sea air.

Upon entering the property, you are greeted by a spacious living/dining room, where the electric fire adds warmth to the room as you play a game of cards round the dining table or grab your spot on the sofa ready to flick on the television.

Moving through the well-decorated property, there is a kitchen certain to entice any buddings chefs to cook up a storm to enjoy round the dining table, or prepare a picnic to take to the front garden; there is also a fridge/freezer to keep all your holiday treats and a handy washing /dryer to clean any sandy clothes.

Heading upstairs, you will discover a bathroom, where you can take a long bubble bath to wind down for the evening, or grab a quick splash in the rain shower, and freshen up in style in front of the well-lit mirror.

When the evening draws to a close, the children will find peace in the bunk room as you read them a book whilst sat in the relaxing armchair, before you head to the double room, decorated with a splash of yellow to fit to the beachside theme, as well as storage to unpack any personal belongings.

Eastbourne is a popular seaside resort, with it's easy links to London and five miles of award-winning shingle beaches; families gather here to take advantage of the amenities and fresh ocean air.

In the town there are many eateries with stunning sea views, museums, art galleries, antique shops and four theatres which show a mixture of shows, musicals, ballets and opera.

For any golfers, you will be stunned by the four golf courses nearby, or take a day off and treat the children to a day at Drusillas Park Zoo or the more local, Treasure Island which is a pirate themed indoor and outdoor adventure park.

In June, Eastbourne is home to AEGON International Tennis Tournament, where as in July the most extreme sports take place with Eastbourne Extreme weekend boasting mountain biking, skateboarding, sailing, windsurfing and always encouraging people to join, and if you're lucky enough to be visiting in August, then don't forget your picnic as you can enjoy the Airbourne International Flying Event taking place over the sea.

The region is bustling with history, in Eastbourne there are war memorials, statues of the Duke's of Devonshire, Martello Tower, the 19th century Wish Tower, and just a short drive into Hastings where you will find the Norman Castle and linking to the 1066 battle, there is a gorgeous Abbey in the neighboring town of Battle.

For an unforgettable seaside trip with the family and magnificent history, choose 26 The Portlands as your base.

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About the location

EASTBOURNE

Seaford 9.5 miles; Battle 16.5 miles; Lewes 17 miles; Hastings 17.5 miles; Brighton 24 miles.

Eastbourne is the perfect location for a seaside holiday and has been since Queen Victoria was on the throne. With its mild climate and easy access from London, this lovely coastal town has increased its appeal throughout the centuries. With 5 miles of award-winning shingle beaches to stroll along, you can enjoy the sea air even if you aren't quite ready for a swim. Eastbourne's historic pier, built in around 1866, offers entertainment all day and well into the night with its amusement arcade, cafes, shops and from here you can even take a speed boat ride around the bay. After a day of visiting the museums, art galleries or numerous antiques shops in the town, why not sit and watch the waves roll by as you enjoy afternoon tea in Victorian Tea Rooms on the pier? Golfers are spoilt for choice with four golf courses close by, and tennis is also a popular sporting choice with the AEGON International women’s and men’s tournaments taking place in June prior to Wimbledon. There is even an Eastbourne Extreme weekend, with demonstrations in mountain biking, skateboarding, sailing, windsurfing and many other sports, so if you are energetic and willing, get down there and join the fun! For those who prefer to be entertained, take your seats in one of the four major theatres that Eastbourne is home to, offering all types of entertainment from traditional seaside shows and musicals to classical ballets and opera. If you are lucky enough to be here in August, bring a picnic and be prepared for Airbourne, an international flying event which passes over the sea. If you fancy a day away from the beach, there are many other places to visit in Eastbourne, including Treasure Island for warm, sunny days or the Drusillas Park Zoo. So, if you are looking for a holiday spot with something for everyone, look no further than Eastbourne.

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