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Elegant seaside property in peaceful setting
Relax in the open-plan lounge and dining area
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Dine al fresco in the courtyard garden
Pretty nautical themed double bedroom
Views towards the front of the property
1 / 6  Elegant seaside property in peaceful setting
2 / 6  Relax in the open-plan lounge and dining area
3 / 6  Everything to hand in the kitchen
4 / 6  Dine al fresco in the courtyard garden
5 / 6  Pretty nautical themed double bedroom
6 / 6  Views towards the front of the property

Dovecote Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Attractive one-bedroomed property sleeping two
  • Stylishly converted former stable block
  • Ideal for a romantic break away
  • South-facing courtyard garden with patio furniture
  • Situated in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne, just a ten-minute bus journey from the town centre
  • Located within a ten-minute walk from Holywell Beach
Property code: EHC29

Former stable block stylishly converted to create an attractive holiday cottage sleeping two guests, located just a short stroll away from Holywell Beach to the west of Eastbourne.

Enjoy a tranquil stay in the picturesque Meads Village area of Eastbourne and soak up all that this scenic spot has to offer. A romantic retreat for two, this spacious one-bedroom cottage is the perfect camp for a restful East Sussex seaside stay.

This calming cottage is thoughtfully decorated in chic coastal shades. Enter through the courtyard garden with outdoor furniture, perfect for catching the last of the day’s sun. The open-plan living and dining space is the ideal spot to tuck into a romantic evening meal, before collapsing on the cushy couch and making the most of the SkyTV. Clamber up the cottage-style staircase to bed where you’ll find a king-size bedroom soaked in sunlight, where you can enjoy a DVD in bed before nodding off to sleep.

Located just 2 miles west of Eastbourne, Meads Village is the perfect destination for a couple who appreciate quieter and calmer surroundings. Less than 100 metres away, you’ll find yourself on the village high street, where a handful of shops, restaurants and independent pubs offer plenty in the way of shopping and eating out. Wander 0.5 miles down to the beach at Holywell: this traditional East Sussex beach is awash with shingle and is a more peaceful alternative to the busy beach at Eastbourne. However, 1.5 miles along the coast from Holywell is Eastbourne Pier where you can treat yourself to some traditional fish and chips. The property is also less than a mile from the edge of the South Downs National Park, home to the iconic Beachy Head beauty spot (2 miles).

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rod 3rd October 2020

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location with great walks along the coast

Reviewed by David 26th September 2020

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On street parking can be difficult in Eastbourne but this cottage has two secure parking places within the gated De Walden mews road. Near to bus stop and local shops.

Reviewed by Daphne 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Hilary 22nd August 2020

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Loved our stay at Dovecote. A pretty little mews in the perfect location. Meads village has a co-op local and a tesco local. Perfect for picking up essential supplies. It also has 2 nice pubs which serve food. It is a short walk to holywell beach and we particularly enjoyed walks along the promenade. Eastbourne Town centre is about 20 minutes walk Read moreaway. It suited us perfectly for our 1 week stay and was a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 15th August 2020

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Well situated comfortable ccottage.

Reviewed by Judith 8th August 2020

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Would highly recommend this property to any couple looking for a quiet stay within this wonderful area of Sussex. Been several times and not been disappointed. Lovely kept property with a unique feel and plenty of added comforts to add to a relaxing stay. Own parking which is always a bonus and private gated courtyard within a friendly community, cRead moreompliments to give that extra feel of security throughout your stay. Will definitely return again. Hide

Reviewed by Sonia 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Tracey 18th July 2020

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Ideal location for eastbourne with parking provided. Two pubs and a chinese in the village of meads, plus co.op and a tescos for any shopping. 5 min drive to beachy head, or can walkk to beach head from the cottage along the coast path. Good promanade work into the middle of eastboure.

Reviewed by Debra 11th July 2020

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I would highly recommend this property. It is in perfect location and a very short walk to the beach (5-10 minutes). It is in a lovely part of Eastbourne with plenty of shops nearby. The house has a lovely feel to it and there is a tiny charming courtyard too. Very clean with soothing decor throughout.

Reviewed by Bryan 20th October 2019

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Reviewed by Bronwen 17th October 2019

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This property is in an amazing location and would book it again. The Meads in Eastbourne is delightful and everything is close by. Excellent. Well equipped and nicely decorated. Great to have the parking right outside. A new sofa would be lovely as we found this one rather soft and old for our bad backs. We'll be back again.

Reviewed by Trevor 14th September 2019

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Lovely location, Meads Village is ideal for a leisurely walk into Eastbourne with a very good bus service back. Other than the above regarding the bathroom which is purely a personnel view, the property was a delight. We would certainly return.

Reviewed by Daphne 7th September 2019

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Reviewed by David 17th August 2019

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Reviewed by David 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Robert 29th June 2019

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Reviewed by Carolyn 15th June 2019

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Location

Map
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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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