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Fisherman's Cottage

(Ref. 1008183)

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


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful two weeks here at Fisherman's Cottage."

    Perfect setting to watch the weather, it's effect on the sea, listen to the waves through the open window and wander on the beach. A real sense of history with this cottage having been in Graham's family for years so fascinating. Watch out for the potholes but otherwise this place had everything we needed and is ideally situated with a huge amount to do close by. Thank you for such a lovely fortnight!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, for anyone who wants a peaceful holiday to recharge their batteries then choose this little gem."

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Things like handsoap and washing up liquid being provided was very useful, also " the light bulb drawer" was handy,we were able to replace a bulb with ease, during our stay. We would highly recommend this cottage, for many reasons! It was clean,tidy and homely when we arrived,and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage near the sea and railway."

    Everything provided - cute little cottage - had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2023

  • "Relaxing, great views, good base to stay lot's to do in the area ."

    Know negatives.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4May 2023

  • "A quaint seaside cottage."

    Very well equipped. Superbly close to the beach with a gorgeous view reminiscent of a vintage postcard. The area is not too far from amenities with a very short countryside walk to the pub. The only issue we had was with the roads in East Sussex. We've never seen so many potholes! Every road had them . Beware as many are quite large. Otherwise the area has lots of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2023

  • "Little gem of a place."

    Look out to sea from a lovely comfy bed. Get cosy by the log burner. Leave the car behind and enjoy some train rides. We loved it. ❤️

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cosy cottage overlooking Norman’s Bay , fantastic to wake up to a view of the sea still in bed !"

    Very comfortable beds , awesome cosy living room with roaring fire after walks along the coast , was just the ticket . Well equipped kitchen & nice garden out the back with table / chairs . Fab on a sunny evening , real sun trap . Graham the owner was great very helpful for anything you needed delivered on the same day ! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really liked this property."

    Fantastic position with a clear view to the sea, responsive, pleasant and appropriately low-key owners, good parking, and Norman's Bay train station a 5 minute walk offering services East and West (we went on separate trips to Hastings and Brighton). Well-equipped and very comfortable. Beautifully quiet and restful.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Feb 2023

  • "This is our third visit to Fisherman’s cottage."

    Once again we enjoyed our stay - good facilities, comfortable accommodation, very homely, log burner is a huge bonus. The cottage is a 2 minute walk to the sea and it is delightful to take a walk along the beach.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Ideally located which allowed wonderful views even on the wet and windy days! Very short walk to the beach;we walked alot along the coast.The log burner is such a bonus and major attraction;we made good use of it! This was our second visit and hope to come again!!

    Reviewed by Assynia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage very cosy log burner was brilliant bed was comfortable ..."

    Lovely little cottage very cosy log burner was brilliant bed was comfortable ideal base for exploring owners Graham & Lucy were very helpful in giving little tips would recommend this property thank you Graham &Lucy

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned from our lovely week in fisherman’s cottage."

    I would highly recommend if you are wanting/needing time to relax on a beach or in beautiful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of busy towns or work. The beach is less than a minute away, it’s very clean and quiet. Fisherman’s cottage is very clean/modern and has everything you need and more. Graham went out of his way to get a high chair and travel cot for our 8 month old baby which meant I didn’t have to bring 2 cars to get everything in, which was a great help. Graham also welcomed us on arrival to make sure we was ok. The only downside is I’m 6ft tall and kept banging my head on the ceilings which my 5yr old son found hilarious. Thanks for everything Graham, We will be returning asap.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2022

  • "Normans bay is a very quiet and tranquil area although Eastbourne, Bexhill and other places are easily reached by road or rail."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped with a pleasant garden. The owners are friendly and helpful. the stairs could be difficult to negotiate if there are any mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time in this cottage!"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was our second holiday at Fisherman's Cottage, the cottage is warm, cosy and very well equipped with everything you need."

    We had a nice relaxing week at the cottage for the Valentines Day. Nice places to visit in the surrounding area. Graham our host is very helpful and accomadating. We will return again very soon, the cottage is a real little gem. Many Thanks to Graham.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, very comfortable cottage, and kind, considerate hosts."

    Beach views were amazing.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week in Fisherman's cottage, Normans Bay."

    The cottage has a great location being directly across from the beach and is very clean, comfortable and cosy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location time and time again on the Beach"

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2021

  • "This was our second visit to these charming cottages (we stayed next door last time) & we had yet another peaceful & restful holiday."

    The proximity to the beach & the quirkiness of the cottage adds so much - the beds are so incredibly comfy, we slept like logs! We’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Needs to be clearer guidance about where to park."

    Also water pressure in shower was very low. Other than that the cottage was great and we had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2021

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    .....small but had everything we needed and outlook and location was first class. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jun 2021

  • "Quirky cottage full of character."

    Superb location in front of village green and shingle beach. Very well equipped, cosy and warm with log burner too.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "A cute cottage with pleasant modern decor"

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a very special location behind the beach."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at Fisherman's Cottage at Norman's Bay,the Cottage was Cosy and warm and very welcoming,very well equipped with everything you could possibly need,lovely views of the sea and friendly people, a really lovely surrounding areas to visit."

    Our Host Graham was very welcoming and very help full nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely go back soon. Sheffield Park and Batemans which are National Trust are worth a visit. Once again Thank you to Graham.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and very cosy."

    Nicely furnished and clean. The owner, Graham was friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2020

  • "Having the fire on when i arrived was so nice after a long wet drive arriving to a warm and toastie quaint cottage."

    Graham was around and answers any questions etc and wood if needed. Beach /sea so close - it was so lovely to be able to in just 1 / 2 mins walk by the beach (boots are helpful as its shingles !) . All very quite only locals , just what I wanted and needed! Bed cosy and the view super in the early morning. Just what you need for a few days R&R off grid.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, great location to discover the south coast."

    Reviewed by Allison4.7Oct 2020

  • "This is a peaceful cosy cottage, with the beach just a stones throw away."

    We had a lovely stay & would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Sep 2020

  • "The photos are a good representation of the property."

    If you are tall you learn to duck quite quickly between rooms. It was cleaned to a very high standard which is very important during a pandemic. Graham was there to meet us to offer us any further assistance . We hope to return, it's a lovely village if you want to get away for some peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by K5.0Sep 2020

  • "In spite of my eight 6ft 4'' and areas of the property being on the low side a few taps an go places we had a wonderful time."

    everything was provided if not it was only a phone call away. Bedding, towels everything was clean almost new, working as expected. The quirkiness of the building just added to its charm. recommended if you are under 6ft tall, also the 2nd bedroom with its entrance directly off of the stairs, not for unsupervised infants or even elderly persons. For me it was, more than, for self catering accommodation.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "We all loved this quaint little cottage, the view from the front is just beautiful, we sat on the bed in the evening and watched a storm across the sea The owners are so friendly, just dropped in to check we had arrived safely, and were available to call at any time if we needed them."

    ... We didn’t , they had thought of everything, right down to milk for our tea! I’m sure we will be back , which let’s face it , is the best rating you can give anywhere!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage by the sea."

    We found the owner to be very helpful.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Mar 2020

  • "It was an ideal getaway for us."

    Next to the beach, well equipped cottage and a very friendly owner. Will certainly rebook!

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time in this well appointed period cottage."

    Weather wasn't the greatest but Normans bay is perfectly situated for days out in the car or by train. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2020

  • "Recommended to anyone who wants to be very near to the beach, and peaceful, cosy retreat for couples, will be trying to book again, even the weather didn't let us down."

    As there was a log fire for a cosy atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2020

  • "An incredible cottage, the owners were so accommodating and were easy to reach out to if questions needed answering etc."

    . the cottage has recently been refurbished and had every amenity imaginable. The wood burner was an excellent addition and made the winter nights cosy and comfortable. Fisherman’s Cottage is certainly a great escape from city life and with a train station 5mins away you have access too all the local coastal towns for an adventurous trip away. My advice if you are venturing there without a car, order in a supermarket food delivery the night you arrive.

    Reviewed by Rhoda5.0Jan 2020

  • "Loved Fisherman's cottage."

    It's a really sweet cottage in a quiet relaxing area. Stayed for a few days in January but was lucky with the weather. Walking on the beach 50 yds away and watching the sunrise was lovely. It's: comfortably furnished, nicely decorated, well equipped kitchen, lovely comfy beds and bedding, wood burning stove, sweet garden ( partially shared with next door) and parking. It is a 5 mins walk to the train station which was great as it's so nice not to have to use the car and surprisingly cheap fares to Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Brighton. This is a very quiet area with a pub serving food a 10 min walk across the fields or a few minutes drive. It's very dark at night in the street (no street lights) hence no light pollution which means you can see the stars...loved that! Great views of the beach from the double room, and listening to the waves at night was so relaxing. The owner was very helpful and was on hand to answer questions. The heating broke down but the owner quickly brought over a heater whilst he sorted the heating out. If you want to chill then this is the place.

    Reviewed by Larraine5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Fisherman’s Cottage makes a perfect winter weekend getaway from London, there’s a direct train to Norman’s Bay in under 2 hours, and it’s a short walk to the cottage."

    The cottage itself was really cosy, recently decorated with lovely soft carpets and a roaring open fire (beautiful, but even without was toasty from the central heating). I happily listened to a storm raging out over the sea in the middle of the night from under the fluffy duvet, and sunlight flooded through the windows looking out to sea in the morning. No need to take masses of provisions down either, as there is a short walk across a field to the Star Inn for dinner, or a couple of miles along the beach to the Cooden Beach Hotel with a bigger menu, and after a large glass of wine, we got the train back! Hard to imagine anywhere more relaxing.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed, 1 x twin, Ground floor bathroom with bath, thermostatic rain shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, wood burning stove, TV with free view DVD, WI-FI and games compendium
  • Overlooking the village green and beach
  • Full gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • Power and central heating included in rent
  • Plus starter pack for wood burner
  • (extra logs available at cost)
  • Bed linen and towels Inc
  • in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Beach literally a stone’s throw away
  • Mainline station 5 min walk for trains to Eastbourne, Brighton, London, Hastings. Pub (good food) 10 mins walk across field via path or 5 minutes by car. Local shop 1.5 miles
  • Asda super store, Sovereign harbour and shopping centre 10 minutes by car
  • Rear garden with furniture and BBQ
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • 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.

The property

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

The kitchen has an eye level double oven with a ceramic hob, extractor, plenty of cupboards and worktops.

Door to hall with shoe rack, bench seat and coat hooks.

Door to bathroom or door to utility room with washing machine, ironing board with door leading to back garden.

Open plan stairs from the kitchen lead to the two attractive bedrooms, one twin with attractive views inland.

The king size room with uninterrupted sea views.

(Both with black out curtains).

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: Fisherman's Cottage and 3 Seaview Cottages (next door) can be booked together to sleep up to 8 guests (Use reference 925937)

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


Hastings 5.5 miles; Eastbourne 12.5 miles.

Sandwiched between Eastbourne and Hastings is the vibrant East Sussex coastal town of Bexhill-on-Sea, with its traditional, two-mile promenade with deck chairs and beach huts. Bexhill-on-Sea is also home to the world-famous De La Warr Pavilion, which features excellent arts programmes throughout the year. There are many interesting shops, museums and town gardens, plus a motoring heritage centre, as the town was home to the first British motor race meeting. The town also offers excellent sporting opportunities, with good golfing, sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing, wind kiting available and for walkers, the 1066 Country Walk. Within easy travelling distance from Bexhill-on-Sea are the historic market towns of Hastings and Battle with its abbey. Battle is the famous site of the Norman conquest at the Battle of Hastings in 1066; there's an interpreted walk and museum etc which is great for a family day out. The maritime Cinque Port of Rye offers narrow cobbled streets filled with antique and independent shops and tea rooms, while boats pass along the river. A visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells is a must, boasting wonderful old buildings and excellent restaurants, tea rooms and shopping, and there are many National Trust and English Heritage properties within reach by car too. Whatever you do in this wonderful area, Bexhill-on-Sea is a lovely place to stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas