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3 Seaview Cottages

(Ref. 925937)

Normans Bay near Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic little cottage - we loved our stay."

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very cozy and relaxing place!"

    Perfect if you seek an escape from a busy city.

    Reviewed by Adelaida5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely well looked after cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely little holiday cottage, we thoroughly loved staying here, our own place so close to the beach."

    It was very quiet at night with only the claiming soundtrack of the sea in the distance to sleep to. Perfect

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, two changes would make it perfect - coat hooks downstairs would be good, and make some room in the kitchen cupboards for holidaymakers to store food."

    It was lovely to watch the seals from our bedroom window each morning and there is so much to do in the area.

    Hi Graham, thank you for your comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay were able to view the morning 'seal watch' . These are normally very shy creatures but because it's secluded here they feel safe to swim close inshore. At the next changeover we'll make some space in one of the kitchen cupboards for groceries and fit some coat hooks in the alcove. There are some coat hooks in the cupboard inside the back door but I realise these may not be obvious so apologies for that. Kind regards Graham Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was OK, not the best we have stayed in by far ."

    12 hour power cut first day didn't help plus a shorter power cut the next day which was not down to the cottage it was the general area. Surrounding area is a bit like the land that time forgot !. General plumbing could do with improvement especially if you need to use the toilet after someone else has just used it as takes ages to flush again .

    Reviewed by Bernard3.1Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely and full of old fisherman's cottage charm."

    We made good use of the electric log fire and the blankets in the living room during the chilly February evenings. Gorgeous views from the front of the sunrise every morning (unless it was a misty start :) ). Lovely quiet seaview location with a peaceful pebble beach right on the doorstep however easy drive to either Eastbourne, Bexhill on Sea or Hastings for shops and activities. The Star Inn (just across the field footpath) had great food and a warm welcome. Only thing I would improve was perhaps another baking tray in the kitchen and the toilet takes a good while to refill so just be aware if there is a family of you that if someone has just been you will need to wait a while before flushing again. Even that added to the character though :) Lovely little holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Feb 2023

  • "Best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in , fantastic location, great host."

    Very , very happy.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2022

  • "Well located cottage very close to the beach."

    We had our breakfast cereal on the beach one morning. The changing levels would present considerable difficulties for some people (unusual large step down onto staircase from twin bedroom) but they do also add to the character of the property. The mattress on the double bed was very comfy but there is a gap between that and the headboard and so something is required to fill the space so pillows don’t slip down. The shower was very good. The water in the hot tap was very hot at times so care was required. Owner was friendly and approachable when we contacted him by phone. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gerry4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in wall to wall sunshine!"

    The cottage was exactly as advertised and comfortable. Good beds , nicely furnished and the kitchen was perfectly adequate. The location is a delight - quite and peaceful and good for morning cuppas on the beach! A great beach for swimming which we thoroughly enjoyed as often as possible. The close proximity of the train is also fabulous making trips along the course a doddle.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, exactly as described on Sykes, in a quiet location with sea views."

    What more could anyone want? We had a super holiday and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a terrific holiday at this property, an old fisherman’s cottage literally a stone’s throw from the beach."

    As mentioned in the listing, the property wouldn’t be suitable for very elderly or disabled visitors due to the steep narrow staircase,but reasonably fit people would have no difficulty.The beds were comfortable, the shower was hot and powerful, and the internet was reliable (BT) The overall impression was one of cleanliness and comfort.A very cleverly converted property. The area is lovely, and the local people very welcoming and friendly.Sussex has incredibly courteous drivers!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was extremely clean and tidy which was very much appreciated."

    The beds were extremely comfortable indeed. The only problem we had was the low ceilings for my husband and there were some nails sticking down in a beam in the living room which were dangerous for a tall person; probably there to string lights on? We had to remove them for safely. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again now that we know what to expect- my husband got used to ducking!

    Reviewed by Angela4.1May 2022

  • "We enjoyed a weeks break at this cottage."

    Facilities were as expected and very comfortable bed. A positive comment would to put a heated towel rail into the bathroom to assist in drying towels. The cottage was very clean and tidy with plenty of cleaning items.

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2022

  • "Great cozy cottage lovely quiet and peaceful very close to the sea"

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet location, very helpful and friendly owner."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely historic cottage right on the sea front."

    The owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "Nice and quiet."

    Bed was a bit hard x

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2021

  • "Water pump to bathroom was quite noisy."

    What we guess is an old doorway into next door property could do with some more insulation as we could hear every word from next door when they were on what sounded like zoom calls most nights. Otherwise the property is a lovely place to get away to, will book again in future.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Apr 2021

  • "We are both essential workers & needed some peace & quiet & to be able to rest in comfort and this beautiful little cottage allowed us to do all of that!"

    It’s quirky, delightful, cozy and perfectly placed a few steps from the beach. A 20 minute drive to Eastbourne and Hastings, less to Bexhill, it meant we could get out & about easily. The bed was so comfortable, we both slept like logs! We are already thinking about rebooking for the summer!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location on the beach in an area with lots to see & good walking"

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in great area within walking distance of rail station and virtually on a quiet and beautiful beach."

    Guests using 2nd bedroom do have to be sure footed to step from room to staircase. This wasn't a problem for us but could be for some guests. Owner sorted hot water problem very promptly

    Reviewed by Helga5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a wonderful time."

    Quiet,but not far to go for a day out,or just sit on the beach,which is 2 minutes away.this our second year,and will be booking for next year too!.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2020

  • "Garden area scruffy and not appealing"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was delightful - charming, quirky, comfortable and clean."

    Position adjacent to the shingle beach was exceptional. Had a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "It is a very nice cottage in a supurb location!"

    Reviewed by E.5.0Oct 2019

  • "My husband and I had a lovely time at Seaview Cottage with unexpectedly lovely weather."

    The cottage was warm and welcoming. The fresh sunflowers were a nice touch. The only thing we missed at the cottage were a few hooks to hang our jackets. Take heed of the warning, yes the stairs are very steep... Altogether a very positive experience! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Dorothea4.4Oct 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay all you need for a quite and peaceful stay plenty of places to ..."

    Had a lovely stay all you need for a quite and peaceful stay plenty of places to see close by good pub the star to eat in 10 mins to walk to left at the cottage down the lane thank you Grahame for sharing you cottage

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a fantastic peaceful little cottage, we are a family of four, although the kids are now 19 and 21!"

    There was plenty of space for all of us, although as stated in the listing the stairs are a little tight. The living room has comfy chairs for 4 with two single seat comfy chairs and a two seat sofa, dining space for four, TV etc and of course wifi throughout which was a reliable 50Mbps during our stay here. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other as twin, and both rooms do have doors, (only mentioned the doors as I couldn't see them on the pictures). The kitchen is well equipped and had everything I needed to feed the four of us, and the bathroom looked freshly re-fitted with a lovely large shower over the bath, no signs of age or mould in here. We didn't need any heating whilst we were here, but I can imagine it would be warm and cosy in poor weather with storage heaters and an electric fire in the sitting room. No problems with parking my large car with plenty of turning space, no low walls to worry about as mentioned previously by others, in fact I reckon there is easily space for multiple vehicles. The beach is no more than a 45 second walk from the cottage door and is fantastic for the first coffee of the day or for the Gin at sunset. Graham was a fantastic host, nearby if you needed anything, nothing was too much trouble. The beach is great for all ages, and has plenty of sand when there is a long runoff at low tide, check the height and timing of the tide for this though if it is the sand you want. There is a small group of seals that populate the local area and provide hours of entertainment, and the sea seems rich with sprats and mackerel, we frequently saw shoals of both jumping and when the mackerel chased the sprats on shore the pickings were literally made off the beach. If you enjoy fishing then take your rod to the end of the jetty when the tide is coming in, catches of a dozen or so mackerel in an hour or so seemed to be regular! You can't get much fresher and they were fantastic on the BBQ. Lots to do for all ages in the near vicinity so simple to keep all ages busy, if you don't want to drive then the railway station, a 4 or 5 minute walk away, may be small but seems very well served, we went to Hastings for a day using the train, and at £15 return for 4 adults seemed good value. In summary, a great well equipped cottage, in a lovely location. Would I recommend it, Yes, Would I consider returning, Yes.

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Aug 2019

  • "I liked the quiet and peacefulness of the setting."

    Picturesque, cosy and well-equipped cottage - everything was thought of - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to de-stress and relax.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, the owner was very friendly and the location was superb."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2019

  • "We found Graham very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage was in a lovely location and great value. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a great stay."

    The cottage is very quirky and cute. Very quiet and peaceful,lovely walks along beach and central to many places to visit. My friend already thinking about booking,and I hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2019

  • "Four of us were booked in and there was only one settee for two, and one armchair."

    The remaining chair was suitable for an evening relaxing, as it was very small and uncomfortable. Good parking at the cottage, but a short length of wall restricted access. I struggled with only inches to spare either side of my car. Removal of this maybe an idea.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at Sea View Cottage, the cottage itself was homely, cozy,clean and well located, just as it was described, we were able to do a lot of walking,into Eastbourne and Hastings."

    A train station just a 10 minute walk away, a great pub just 5 minutes a cross the fields,

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed this cottage it had great views of the sea and it was cosy and clean."

    We were blessed with amazing weather for February and it was nice to have friendly owners looking out for us. This was our first time in the area and we will be back for sure. Thanks for the memories.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great little cottage."

    well appointed and a very freindly and helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is in a great place."

    When laid in bed with the window open you can hear the sea. Look through the window an you can see it over the pebbly beach. Normans Bay is ideally situated to get to many places. We went as far as Winston's Churchill's home of Chartwell, Rudyard Kipling's home, Batemans and very near Battle. It is great for National Trust and English Heritage members. The owner of the cottage is nice and friendly.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2018

  • "Was just as it had been described lovely cottage in a lovely area with lots to see and plenty of walks"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2018

  • "This was an excellent holiday cottage."

    To look out through your bedroom window and see the tide coming in, and the yachts sailing by on the horizon was charming. Once you turn on the water pump the shower is powerful enough to knock you back. Everyone enjoyed the beach only being 100m or so away.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2018

  • "A most unusual setting for a holiday cottage."

    Very out of the way and peaceful. Owner very helpful. Lots if places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Jul 2018

  • "A lovely holiday which was blessed with the very best weather."

    Cottage was very comfortable with everything provided for. Lovely garden to finish the day in. The owners were also very friendly and helpful. Only complaint would be the lack of a cupboard to store non-perishable food in. Cottage is very well situated as a base for exploring the area. Railway station only a few minutes walk away which was especially good for getting us to the Eastbourne International Tennis Event (the reason for our visit to East Sussex). A short walk to the Star Inn provided excellent food at reasonable prices. All in all a very good holiday and a nice introduction to the South Downs.

    Reviewed by P4.4Jun 2018

  • "Description of property was not accurate."

    "Stunning sea views" were only to be seen out of upstairs bedroom window. Otherwise you only saw the beginning of beach. Shower over bath was only a dribble. Rest of the cottage was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Jun 2018

  • "It would have been nice to have some milk and teabags on arrival at the very least."

    There was nothing. Great little cottage overlooking the beach which was very quiet. Nice little shared back garden but seat cushions kept in next door neighbours locked porch. We had to knock to get them which was it ideal and one day had to live without them. A washing machine would have been useful with 2 small children too. We had a good week though and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Carol3.4May 2018

  • "A return visit to this comfy, cosy cottage."

    Perfectly situated by the beach, it had everything we needed, and the little garden was a joy in springtime. Oh, and such a big comfortable bed too! We will return.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely quiet haven to retreat to."

    Beach Fishing stones throw away. Just right for us.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Mar 2018

  • "Perfect spot."

    Nice welcome from owner. Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.2Jan 2018

  • "We were happy with the cottage, but it could be challenging unless you were fit and stable because of the bathroom being downstairs and the stairs steep and narrow."

    The cottage has a second bedroom which would be unsuitable for anyone who is not pretty able-bodied, and hopeless for smaller children as it opens sideways onto a steep staircase through a sort of stair-gate opening onto the stairs. The kitchen equipment was disappointingly below standard - e.g. there was no wooden spoon, no good knife (just a breadknife and a small paring knife and something that looked like a saw), and no kitchen scales which made some of my Christmas catering a bit hit and miss. Main issue was there is no WIFI. Not just that we couldn't get into the WIFI, but it was not available at all. This did not matter to us, but could be important to others. The cottage location, right on the beach was really lovely and the walks along the pebble beach were spectacular. The Star Inn, the local, was a short walk across fields and it produced VERY good food and lovely service.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.3Dec 2017

  • "Peace and tranquility in a warm cottage, which were looking for at the end of November."

    Nice to hear the sound of the sea whilst relaxing inside the cottage .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2017

  • "We fell in love with this cosy little cottage."

    It was very well equipped and clean. Seaview from the living and one of the bedrooms ! Very nice garden on the back.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Aug 2017

  • "Owner couldn't have been more helpful - thank you for a wonder New Year stay - we'll definitely be back"

    Reviewed by M4.8Dec 2016

  • "The location was spot on and had perfect stay."

    Reviewed by Max5.0Nov 2016

  • "Very nice accomodation, very friendly owner, nice neighbours, near the beach, really quiet."

    Only the height of the ceilings was a little low for us , most of us are about 1.80m, thats worked just ok - duck or grouse at some points. If you are a little longer it could be cumbersome.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.8Oct 2016

  • "This lovely cottage was the perfect base for my grandson and I."

    It's a lovely quiet location but not too far from all the interesting places we visited. Would book again if I holiday in this area in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, thermostatic shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric wood burner.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire and electric thermostatically controlled heaters in bathroom and bedrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach is a stone's throw away
  • Front private lawned garden, plus shared lawn and patio to rear with furniture and BQQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Main line station 5 min walk for trains to Eastbourne, Brighton, London, Hastings
  • Local shop 1.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk across field via path or 5 min by car
  • Super store Asda and shopping centre 10 min drive
  • Note: Due to the period of the cottage, doorways are low and stairs are steep and narrow, there is a step up into the twin bedroom and the bedrooms have access directly from the stairs; may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or children under 5 years of age
  • Note: Access to the cottage is over a lawned garden and down a step through the rear door into the kitchen

The property

The cottage has a cosy lounge / dining room with seating for four with an electric wood burning stove to provide extra heating and a cosy atmosphere on chilly winter evenings.

The kitchen has an electric oven with grill and hob.

Worktops, cupboards, breakfast bar, stools, fridge/ freezer and microwave.

Door to bathroom and main door to rear garden.

Stairs from kitchen lead to two attractive bedrooms, both with black out curtains.

One twin with views inland.

The king size room with uninterrupted sea views.

Just take a little care when stepping onto the stairs from the twin bedroom.

This lovely self- catering cottage offers families and couples the perfect place to stay when looking for a coastal retreat with style and character.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1008183, together they can sleep 8 guests.

Seaview Cottages

Nestled in the small coastal hamlet of Normans Bay between the seaside towns of Eastbourne and Bexhill are these two charming 18th century fisherman’s cottages. The uncrowded and clean shingle beach (with sand at low tide) is ideal for walking, swimming, fishing or as a lovely barbecue or picnic spot Modernised to combine traditional features with modern design and restful décor, these properties offer an abundance of natural light and are perfect for families, friends and couples alike seeking to explore the stunning South coast of England. These unique and homely cottages are set on the border of the Pevensey Levels, a huge attraction for those who enjoy cycling, walking and bird watching. Pevensey Castle is only a short drive away, and if historic places of interest are on your holiday agenda then you couldn’t have chosen better with Battle and Hastings less than 30 minutes away. Also nearby is the magnificent high weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering a wealth of outdoor attractions and scenic countryside. Popular Eastbourne and Brighton both with marinas, Victorian piers and a vast array of restaurants, theatres and galleries, shopping and nightlife and are within a short drive.

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About the location


Bexhill-on-Sea 4.6 miles; Eastbourne 6.5 miles; Hastings 10 miles; Brighton 20 miles.

The village of Normans Bay, situated between Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea is so named as it was once believed to be the coastline where the Norman invasion took place in 1066, however this area would have been underwater at that time and only became coastal a few centuries ago! Normans Bay offers a pebble beach, which is a magnet for boat owners and fishermen, plus this part of the coastline is also great for windsurfers and kite-flying. Alternatively, sit on the sea wall and admire the views of the South Downs, a wonderful sight especially in the evening as the sun sets. The Star Inn, once a haven for smugglers, is a 10 minute walk away across the Pevensey Levels and offers excellent home cooked food, plus the village even has its own railway, linking the mainline stations along the coast, from where you can visit Eastbourne, Hastings, Brighton and even London. Also four miles west along the coast is the fishing port and yacht haven of Sovereign Harbour, where you can dine on the quayside at one of the many restaurants, cafes or the tapas bar. Inland from Sovereign Harbour is the Crumbles Retail Park with its shops, supermarket, cinema and gym. This part of Sussex is an ideal place to relax and unwind, drink in the sea air and listen to the waves roll in.

Note: This cottage is not suitable for those with limited mobility or children under 5 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas