Coastguard’s Cottage is a delightful holiday home by the sea, sleeping six with sea views in the coastal hamlet of Pett Level, East Sussex
The Victorian mid terrace cottage can be found positioned on top of ‘Toot Rock’, providing far reaching views of the countryside to the rear and widespread coastal views to the front.
You enter the former coastguard’s cottage straight into the fully equipped galley style kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, coffee machine, gas hob and oven, large American style fridge and tiled underfloor heating. From the kitchen you enter into the large open plan lounge diner, with clear designated space for lounging in front of the TV and woodburner or dining in front of the french doors leading onto the garden. High ceilings, wooden floors, shuttered windows, art works on the walls and ample lamps all add up to a cosy, welcoming holiday home by the seaside.
Stairs lead up to the first floor bedrooms. The rear bedroom has large windows with sea views and can be configured as a double or a twin room and the smaller of the second bedrooms is a double with rolling countryside views. There is a modern wet room to share, with walk in shower with a Fired Earth rain head, WC and hand basin. Stairs lead up to the master suite with stunning sea vistas to the front and sweeping rural views to the rear, a king size bed, bath, WC and hand basin.
The garden is south facing and is set out over two levels, immediately outside the french doors is a seating area with a bench. Then there is a decked area with steps leading down to the lawn and mixed flower beds. At the far end of the garden is a foot bridge and pergola which leads to a further area adjoining the Royal Military Canal. We would advise any parents staying not to leave their children unattended in the garden due to the levels and potential water hazard at the end of the garden. The space lends itself beautifully to picnics on the lawn or cloud watching on a breezy day.
To the front of the cottage, almost opposite is a driveway with parking for several cars. Coastguard’s Cottage is a five minute walk to the pebbly beach, perfect for families or leisurely dog walks, as the cottage will allow one well behaved dog for an additional fee.
If you are looking forward to relaxing beach days, long walks, morning runs along the promenade, exploring coastal towns or cosy evening in front of the woodburner, then Coastguard’s Cottage offers you all of that and more.
Address: Pett Level, Rye, United Kingdom
Size: 106.0 m², 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Beds: 3 Double beds
Prices: 80GBP - 307GBP / Night
More pricing information:
Minimum stay is 2 nights
Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights
Coastguard’s Cottage is located in a small seaside village, Pett Level between Rye and Hastings, close to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Hastings Country Park.
Only a five minute walk from the pebble beach, which is dog friendly and a lot less busy than some of the other beaches in the area. Great for rock pooling at low tide, exploring the petrified forest or fossil hunting below the cliffs along at Cliff end. Pett Level marks the end of the Royal Military Canal which runs for 28 miles to Hythe and this was built as a defence against the possible invasion by Napoleon. Today you can walk along the length of the canal on local trails but I would suggest stops along the way, unless you are up to marathon distance.
The cottage is perfect for those who enjoy walking, as you have beautiful trails on your doorstep, whether you wish to venture towards Rye via the Nature Reserve or enjoy cliff tops views as you walk in Hastings Country Park, there is lots of choice and variety.
The village of Pett is less than two miles from the cottage and although all uphill if walking, it boasts two lovely country pubs serving good food and local ales, the good news is, the return journey is all downhill.
The village of Winchelsea Beach is less than three miles away and has an award winning butchers, cafe, bistro restaurant, supermarket and pub, so good for stocking up on supplies on your way through.
For the keen bird watchers and nature lovers amongst you, you really must visit Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Hastings Country Park. Both very important to the local area and special places to visit showcasing some of the best habitats and wildlife management in the south east, people and nature living in harmony.
Rye and Hastings are less than six miles away and both are worth a visit. Rye with its medieval, historic background, famous cobbled ‘Mermaid street and Mermaid Inn’, to a fabulous mixture of shopping choices, with antiques and independent boutiques. Lots of great restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and cafes and very dog friendly. Hastings with its choice of traditional seaside attractions like Hastings Contemporary galley and a thriving artists community, with an extensive array of restaurants, pubs and cafes. The ‘Old Town’ is full of atmosphere.
As you would expect when staying in 1066 Country, the area is packed with stunning country gardens and National Trust properties, castles and forts, so if wishing to search further afield Coastguard’s Cottage makes the perfect holiday base.