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Portland Cottage

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Eastbourne, Sussex Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at 26 The Portlands."

    The house is clean, comfortable and cosy and had everything we needed. John and Eileen were very attentive and were willing to help us when we had any questions. They left the porch light on for us when we told them we would be arriving after dark and we found prosecco and cake waiting for us in the fridge when we got there. And since the house is only a 10 minute drive from the town centre and only a 5 minute walk to the beach, why would anyone want to stay anywhere else? Thank you very much for a lovely time.

    We are delighted that you really liked the house and the area Dale. It’s great that you had a such a nice holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Thank you for your kind review. Best wishes, John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nice, clean property."

    Ideal location. Short walk to Marina and restaurants. Looking at booking again for next year

    It’s a great compliment when guests want to return for another holiday stay, so thank you kindly Patrick! We look forward very much to seeing you both again in 2024. Best wishes, John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2023

  • "26 The Portlands."

    If you view it book it, you will be so pleased you did. A beautiful well presented house with everything you need. A 5 minute walk to the seafront which has a 5 mile promenade walk to beachy head wow. A 10 minute walk takes you to the fantastic marina with eateries pubs and shops. It's truly stunning. Thank you John and Eileen for letting us stay in your wonderful holiday home. Trev and Linda.

    That is such a nice review Trev and Linda! Thank you very, very much. We are so pleased you were happy with everything. Best wishes. John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trev5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property and owners on hand if we needed anything."

    We’re so glad that your holiday went well and that you were pleased with the place Chris. Best wishes, John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little house which was very clean and very well equipped with regards to using the kitchen."

    We always hire self catering properties and found this one probably the best especially with regards to cupboard storage space and everything needed for cooking. The location suited us and we found that we were easily able to get a bus into town (one per hour throughout the day) and free of course with our bus passes. We did use the car sometimes and the car parking charges were fair. A 15 minute to the marina where there were lots of places to drink and eat on the occasion we decided not to cook was nice and The Portlands was indeed a quiet area as mentioned in the property description.

    We’re very pleased you found the catering facilities up to standard Doug, as we have spent some time trying to ensure the house is properly and fully equipped. It’s really good that you liked the location too. Hopefully see you again. Best wishes, John and Eileen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our property in eastbourne was very clean and welcoming in a quiet cul-de-sac."

    The welcome pack of goodys left for us was most unexpected and a wonderful suprise, and we found the neighbours around us made us fill very much at home. I have no hesitation in looking forward to coming again very soon. So a big thank you to the property owners.

    Thank you too Ronald! We’re very pleased everything was to your liking. Thanks for choosing us and please do come back again sometime. We would be very happy to see you. Best wishes, John & Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay nice people lots to see and do we would stay again"

    Thanks Roy! We’d love to see you again.Best wishes, John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jun 2023

  • "A very comfortable and clean property."

    Good parking and welcoming neighbours. Thanks for the welcome pack. Short walk to bus stop for frequent buses to town.

    Glad it worked out well for you Ian. Thanks very much for your kind comments. Best wishes, John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "26 Portlands is a lovely property, and the owners have clearly put a lot of time and effort into catering for every possible need."

    It was spotlessly clean inside and in a fantastic location, just a short walk from both the beachfront and Eastbourne Marina. The only possible addition would be a dishwasher instead of the washing machine, other than that everything was perfect. We appreciated the cake and bottle of bubbly that were waiting for us on arrival. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for your great feedback Rosemary. We’re so pleased you liked the house and that you had a good time! Best wishes, John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Operation of the TV very frustrating"

    All guests have our contact details Paul so it’s a pity you didn’t get in touch about your difficulty with the TV as we would have been most happy to have helped you. The comprehensive Guide to the House also details how to operate the television system and access to its many channels. We hope you still had a great stay. Best wishes John & Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "A perfect base for exploring area."

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable and stylish the property is excellent. The beach and Sovereign Harbour within walking distance. Also plenty of shopping areas close by. Walking or cycling to Eastbourne was easy along the beach promenade. 26 Portlands offered everything we needed as it is thoughtfully equipped for a wonderful stay. Thank you John and Eileen for the treats.

    You’re most welcome Elisa! It’s really good that the house met your requirements so well and that you were pleased with it and its location.. We hope you had a happy holiday. Best wishes John & Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything as described."

    Thanks David, it’s great that you weren’t disappointed.We hope that you also had a really nice time. Best wishes the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "The house was just right for us."

    Care was obviously taken to ensure it was very clean and the welcome items were appreciated. It is only a very short walk from the sea. The overhead shower is brilliant!

    Thanks for your positive feedback Les. Cleanliness is really important to us, so it’s always nice when guests appreciate the effort we put in. We’re very pleased the place suited you so well. Thank you for choosing us for your stay. Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Oct 2022

  • "This small house is very comfortable, clean and modern with everything we needed provided."

    Especially liked the shower, comfy bed and modern kitchen. There are two good parking spaces.The position is great: near to the sea and a five mile long promenade. Also close by is a lovely harbour and marina with bars and restaurants. There are plenty of buses and trains from the town; every 10 minutes to Brighton or 20 minutes to Hastings. There are lots of places to visit by car. We also walked the spectacular Seven Sisters cliffs and Beachy Head. It makes a very good location for any time of the year. We felt welcome from the start by considerate hosts and neighbours. There was a generous welcome pack. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

    Thank you for the very nice review Margaret. We’re so pleased you liked the house and the location and that you had such a good holiday. We hope one day to welcome you back again. Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week, helped by good weather."

    The house was well equipped and we appreciated the welcome pack. Thank you.

    We’re glad you had such a good time Lin. Thanks for choosing us to stay with. Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Sep 2022

  • "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.

    We’re very grateful to you for your really nice comments Alison, thank you. It’s great that you were able to use the house as a base for exploring the area and that it suited your requirements so well. We would be very pleased to welcome you back any time! Best wishes John and Eileen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 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 Sarah5.0Jul 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 Paul5.0Apr 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 Philip4.7Apr 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 Linda5.0Mar 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 Sam5.0Jan 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 James4.4Sep 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 Rita4.1Sep 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 John4.7Sep 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 Yvonne4.4Aug 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 Ric3.8Aug 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 Maria4.4Jul 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 R4.1Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ling size double, 1 x full size single bed
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric feature 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

The property

Portland Cottage is a charming small attached house, adjacent to Eastbourne’s delightful beaches and resting in a quiet cul-de-sac near the heart of the renown ‘Sovereign Harbour’ marina. Sleeping up to three guests in two bedrooms, this lovely holiday home is an ideal setting for your next family getaway to the South Downs and the East Sussex countryside.

Also being within easy reach of the attractive tourist destinations of Pevensey, Battle and Hastings in one direction - and Lewes, Seaford and Brighton in the other. You are welcomed to Portland Cottage with two numbered off-road parking spaces in the courtyard right next to the house.

From here you can walk directly into the secluded and private front garden, through an appealing lawned area with a picnic bench and garden chairs - where you can enjoy lounging or eating ‘al fresco’ in the fresh sea air. The house is tastefully presented in contemporary fashion, with modern furnishings and design.Pictures and artworks help create a visually pleasing and relaxing atmosphere.The stylish living/dining area has an electric feature fire to add 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 property, there is a well-equipped kitchen, certain to entice any budding chefs to cook up a storm or prepare a picnic to take to the beach.There is also a fridge/freezer to keep all your holiday treats and a handy washer/dryer to clean any sandy clothes.

Stepping upstairs, past an interesting wall display of vintage local seaside posters, you will discover a well appointed bathroom - where you can take a long bubble bath to wind down for the evening, or grab a quick splash under the high pressure rain shower.

The two bedrooms are attractively designed, with low level lighting and USB chargers integrated into the light fittings.The master has a five foot wide king size bed and the second bedroom a three foot single.Both have superior and very comfortable mattresses as well as adequate storage for all your holiday kit.

To the side of the house is a secure, clean and dry outhouse/boot-room.It has bench seating and clothes-hanging and is ideal for keeping guests’ hiking and diving gear, bicycles, pushchairs and beach toys.

Heating and hot water, WiFi, bedding and towels are all included.Books and games are provided plus a comprehensive range of up to date tourist information on events and amenities in the area and along the coast.The owners also live in the town and can be contacted by guests to assist with any issues that may arise.

Going from Portland Cottage into the harbour - an enjoyable level stroll from the house takes you past the striking Columbus Point water feature, the sea-locks and a broad, scenic yacht lagoon to the hub of the marina complex.Here there are pubs, restaurants, bars and a retail park with an Asda, Next and B&M.On your walk there and back, at low tide you may sometimes encounter seals basking on the outer harbour mud banks.

Heading westwards, Eastbourne town centre and seafront can be accessed from the house on the Dotto train (in season), by car and bus, or by bicycle or foot - along the seaside walkway. Beachy Head and the dramatic Seven Sisters cliffs are just ten minutes by car along the coast from Portland Cottage.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas