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The Fisherman's Rest

Hastings, Sussex (Ref. 943185)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “A wonderful cosy warm cottage in a perfect location.”

    It was very clean, had everything you would need for a weeks holiday, the double bed was very comfortable. The log burner made for a perfect end to the day during our November stay. Would recommend for a family (2 adults 2 children) rather than 2 adult couples as it is cosy. Definitely recommend.

    It was very clean, had everything you would need for a weeks holiday, the double bed was very comfortable. The log burner made for a perfect end to the day during our November stay. Would recommend for a family (2 adults 2 children) rather than 2 adult couples as it is cosy. Definitely recommend.

    - Carole, October 2021

The property

This fabulous Grade ll listed cottage sits in a prime position right in the heart of Hastings Old Town.

Oozing character both inside and out, this beautiful cottage is one of just a few that has the Hastings Country Park to one side and steps and twittens leading to fishing huts and welcoming pubs serving excellent meals on the other.

Access to this lovely cottage is down stone steps, and is well worth the descent.

Open the door and you will fall in love with The Fisherman's Rest as soon as you step inside.

Warm and welcoming the cosy sitting room has a woodburner and ample comfy seating for everyone to enjoy time together, whatever time of year you holiday on this part of the Sussex coast.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and here you can prepare fish caught daily and sold from huts on the beach, just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage door.

Gather around the table and enjoy scrumptious meals accompanied with a bottle or two of wine from one of the three wineries that this part of the county can boast of.

On a summer evening why not dine alfresco in the courtyard garden, lit by soft lighting to enhance the air of romance?

After a day exploring this historic and amazing part of Sussex you can climb the stairs and settle down for a well-earned sleep in one of the two charming bedrooms, after a long hot shower.

The quaint, quirky cottage is perfect for a romantic weekend with somebody special in your life, but also has so much to offer a family looking for somewhere central where they can have a traditional, seaside holiday with funfairs and crazy golf just moments away.

Alternatively, perhaps you are someone who's idea of the perfect holiday is eating out in a different restaurant every night of the week, with so many varied cuisines to sample you may have to stay for longer!

Ideally placed, comfortably furnished, with stunning views, this is a holiday home that comes top of the list.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate on request
  • Load/unload outside cottage only
  • Free roadside parking available outside property from 8pm to 9am (not available 9am to 8pm), plus free roadside parking all day between 6 to 8 minutes? walk away
  • Parking in council owned car park approx 4 mins walk away, prices are £9 for 24 hours
  • Weekly season tickets for the council car parks are available for £30 and can be purchased from the council offices at Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place,TN34 3UY Courtyard patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to age and period of the property there are some uneven floors, low doorways, sloping ceilings and steep, narrow stairs in the cottage, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The cottage is accessed from the front or rear via several stone steps
  • Note: Access to the patio is via 6 stone steps.

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About the location


Battle 6 miles; Rye 12 miles.

The large historic town of Hastings offers a great mix of interesting places to visit, and is comprised of three parts, joined by the promenade. On one side is the Old Town, with narrow streets or 'twittens', attractive houses, Shipwreck and Fisherman's museums, wonderful tall black net huts, a fresh fish market, seafood restaurants and cafés. In the middle there is a contemporary shopping centre and on the other side is St Leonards on Sea with its fashionable Norman Road with antique and vintage shops, art galleries, examples of Burton's architecture (of Kew Gardens and London Zoo fame), Marine Court Art Deco flats designed in the shape of the HMS Queen Mary, and the remains of the Amsterdam, which is visible at low tide at Bulverhythe. West Hill in Hastings is home to the Smugglers Adventure and Pelham Beach, and East Hill offers the Hastings Country Park, 660 acres of ancient woodlands, grasslands and heathlands crossing five miles over cliffs and rugged terrain, plus East Hill can also be reached by taking the 'lift', the steepest funicular railway in Britain. Whilst exploring Hastings, visit The Stade and watch fishermen land their catch, plus why not take a trip to Blue Reef Aquarium and the remains of Hastings Castle? Pevensey Castle, dating from the 4th century, and the first Norman Church are twelve miles away. Further afield enjoy the NT properties of Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle, the cinque port of Rye, the abbey at Battle or the beach and dunes at Camber Sands.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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