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  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for a long weekend with the family celebrating my partners 40th."

    Max, the owner, was the perfect host.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2024

  • "No slip mats in bath or showers."

    A couple of pans not cleaned Meat trays need replacing No instruction how to use hob

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a great location."

    As a party of 12 adults and 3 children the amenities were well thought out and provided comfort to all. Would say the single beds and bunk beds were slightly small for adults but for a short stay we managed ok.

    Reviewed by Navneet4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely house!"

    Very comfortable, homely and clean. The hosts were excellent with great communication! A fabulous stay!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cliffhanger is an amazing property, the views are stunning."

    The house itself is immaculate and had everything you needed. Max the owner was there to meet us when we arrived to show us around which was really helpful. I would highly recommend this property to stay at.

    Reviewed by Sharlene5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic property for our needs."

    I did think for the price it was a bit much to tell the guests that they needed to strip the beds and put it into laundry bags. We all thought this was very cheeky.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Nov 2022

  • "The house was beautifully decorated but felt like a home."

    Excellent facilities, the grandchildren enjoyed the hot tub and the decked area was wonderful to sit and enjoy the view. The owners next door we’re extremely helpful and friendly but not intrusive. All in all an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Stayed at cliffhanger with my family, 9 adults and 2 children and it was absolutely fantastic."

    The owners communication prior to arrival was great, they were so lovely and left a very generous welcome basket and freshly baked cake. The house is just stunning, the decor is amazing and we felt really at home staying there. Every room is kitted out and has its own beautiful bathroom except the bunk room which the children stayed in. The hot tub was amazing and we could almost fit everyone in. But it was the views, honestly the location is just spot on. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful house that has been furnished and equipped with great care."

    It was big enough that 7 of us could each have some space if we needed it, and yet the dining and lounge areas both felt cosy. The hot tub was great!!! We were really impressed with the welcome pack - champagne, biscuits, eggs, coffee and milk, the most amazing home-made cake, and the enormous Christmas tree in the hall which actually made us feel quite emotional, after what has been a difficult year for everyone. The only (very) small niggle was that we didn't find the instructions for replacing the bin liners, or sorting out the recycling until our last day, as they were in a drawer we hadn't opened. Perhaps a folder with all details in could be placed prominently so it would be seen at the very beginning? Overall, though, one of the best houses we have ever stayed in, which lived up to all our expectations.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Cliffhanger, it helped in being a very balmy October weekend with beautiful wall to wall sunshine."

    The property is a real treat, luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, a lovely sociable kitchen and dining area and a simply fabulous deck with a huge hot tub. We couldn't have asked for more. The property is set in a quiet street in St Leonards but is in walking distance to the beach. Katie left some delightful welcome treats which was lovely. Would definitely return. Couldn't recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time at Cliffhanger."

    The house is huge and finished to a very highly standard, great for a large group not to feel on top of each other. The views from deck and hot tub are amazing. There are many great places nearby to visit, Rye, Camber Sands, Beachy Head to name a few. The owners are next door and very helpful but not at all intrusive. We would highly recommend and will look to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really lovely, helpful and responsive hosts."

    The place is absolutely stunning and we got to see both sunshine and storm in all it's glory from the terrace.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2020

  • "The house was fantastic, even better than it looked in the photos."

    There were lots of thoughtful touches that made it even more welcoming, and our hosts were very helpful in organising little extras for us. The group had a wonderful time together and we hope to visit again!

    Reviewed by Annika5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was a fantastic place to stay, the house was incredible with amazing facilities in all the rooms and thoughtful touches."

    The owners were friendly, relaxed and flexible. We had a fantastic stay and would love to go back again soon!

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a brilliant relaxing weekend away and the hot tub is great."

    Fabulous hosts 5 star

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2019

  • "The house was very well equipped and there was plenty of room for our family gathering."

    We all enjoyed the hot tub with sea views. The children enjoyed the toys which were provided for their use.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2019

  • "We spent a really great weekend at Cliffhanger."

    Initially I was a bit concerned that the owners live not only next door but attached to the property as I was celebrating my 50th birthday! This turned out not to be a problem at all. The house had everything you could wish for and more, the only thing it lacked was a cheese grater although it might just be that we couldn't find it. The hot tub was fantastic and a definite plus. The only minor things that were a tiny bit of a let down were the sizes of the 2 double beds when split into 2 singles in that they were really narrow singles plus a 3rd bed in one of the rooms was a short bed so I wouldn't say that the house sleeps 11 adults comfortably for all. All in all we had a fabulous stay at Cliffhanger which is a beautiful house and the owners were very friendly, helpful and hospitable. Thank you for making my weekend a truly memorable one!

    Reviewed by Tanya4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had the best holiday, the house was incredible!"

    It was clean, comfy and everything was thought out to make for a really relaxing stay! Great owners who made us so welcome! Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2019

  • "Was so impressed with this property, the pictures online didn't do this place justice."

    It was everything we could have asked for with a touch of class. The only thing I would state, there is no parking.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end!"

    Beautiful house, wonderful hosts. Perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size with an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor adult bunk, 1 x second floor king-size (zip/link, can be singles on request) with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor triple room (zip/link, can be king size request) with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 6th Super King bedroom with ensuite, it has the capacity to be a family room if requested
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area which suitable for a cosy 14 people
  • Living room with sofas and bean bags
  • This property also has a private Roof Terrace. Please note - This Property is suitable for 12 Adults and 2 Children, NOT 14 Adults
  • Gas central heating, woodburner
  • Double electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, toaster, kettle
  • TV with freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking is available first come first served basis
  • Balcony area with decking and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Local shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs less than 10 mins walk
  • Beach 5 min walk
  • Note: The living room has sofas and bean bags.This property has a private Roof Terrace
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am
  • Note - Please be advised that this property is in a residential area so please be mindful of the noise after 10pm. Please note - This Property is suitable for 12 Adults and 2 Children, NOT 14 Adults

The property

Cliffhanger is a wonderful, grand Semi-Detached house with far reaching sea views, situated 5 minutes walk from the beach based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Originally built as a hotel, this magnificent holiday home has been renovated to a high standard, creating luxury accommodation ideal for families or a large group of friends.

Entering the property, you are greeted by a spacious porch area, with a bookcase providing slippers for cosy living, with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove in the kitchen for that extra bit of warmth.

The contemporary kitchen is well equipped and has sleek white marble effect worktops, with lovely under unit lighting, showcasing the extent this property goes to to ensure you have everything you could possibly need or want.

There are patio doors leading out to the outdoor deck, with its expansive views and a luxury large hot tub.

The dining area has seating for up to twelve people, a perfect spot to gather as a family and enjoy a lovely home cooked meal.

Step into the lounge, with its lovely corner sofa, small bar and 55-inch flat screen OLED TV.Perfect for cosy evenings in front of the TV, with plenty of channels provided through FreeSat.

The original grand Edwardian staircase winds up through the centre of the house, up to the bedrooms and is lit by a large chandelier.

On the first floor, you will find two king-size with en-suite bathrooms and one bunk room.

On the second floor is one super king-size double, and a triple room with three single bed, which are zip and link and can be a king size, to accommodate all types of groups; both rooms have en-suite shower rooms.

All the bathrooms have high-quality fixtures and fittings, with the choice of a luxury bath or walk-in shower.

Each bedroom is spacious, with a good amount of furniture to house your personal items, all bedding has a 400 thread count and are made with Egyptian cotton.

Nearby attractions include Hastings Pier, a stunning pier which has a range of restaurants and shops to enjoy while you enjoy a lovely day at the beach.

With periodic open air events and an observatory platform to enjoy as well.

There is something for everyone to do here and your little ones will have an abundance of fun playing on the beach and swimming in the sea.Cliffhanger is the perfect coastal holiday home for families or a group of friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

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Note: No stag/hen or similar.

Please note - This Property is suitable for 12 Adults and 2 Children, NOT 14 Adults

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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