200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage minutes fromthe sea
Nautical styling throughout
Cosy lounge with views through to the kitchen
Seaside theme
Cosy lounge & dining area
Stable doors through to the courtyard
Pretty double bedroom
Wrought iron bedstead
Spacious bathroom
Bath with shower over
Near the sea
Relax in the sunny courtyard to the back
Pretty cottage garden to the front
Watch the world go by
Views towards the property
1 / 15  200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage minutes fromthe sea
2 / 15  Nautical styling throughout
3 / 15  Cosy lounge with views through to the kitchen
4 / 15  Seaside theme
5 / 15  Cosy lounge & dining area
6 / 15  Stable doors through to the courtyard
7 / 15  Pretty double bedroom
8 / 15  Wrought iron bedstead
9 / 15  Spacious bathroom
10 / 15  Bath with shower over
11 / 15  Near the sea
12 / 15  Relax in the sunny courtyard to the back
13 / 15  Pretty cottage garden to the front
14 / 15  Watch the world go by
15 / 15  Views towards the property

Michalmas Cottage - Eastbourne

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

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage, perfect couple's retreat by the sea
  • Situated in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne, just 200 yards from the seafront
  • Stunning walks to be enjoyed on the South Downs Way, a short stroll from the cottage
Property code: EHC24

200-year-old traditional fishermen’s cottage, a perfect hideaway for two,  just a few yards away from the seafront and with easy access to the South Downs Way.

Feel welcomed and warmed as soon as you arrive in beautiful Meads village and enjoy your stay on the East Sussex coast. This cosy fisherman’s cottage is an idyllic retreat for two guests to enjoy a romantic break and provides all the necessities to unwind and take in some fresh sea air.


This compact white terraced house sits on a winding street, evocative of traditional British seaside towns. This coastal theme continues throughout the property, where blue and white decor and sumptuous furnishings offer a calming atmosphere. Enter the property through the flower-filled front garden and head straight into the lounge area, where a Smart TV is mounted above a wood burner, creating a cosy haven to relax on cooler evenings. For sunnier nights, rustle up a bite to eat in the well-equipped kitchen and head out to the sunny private courtyard to the rear of the property. Up a cottage-style staircase, you’ll find a comfortable double bedroom with a wrought-iron bedstead, and a nautical themed bathroom with shower over bath and WC.


With the quiet Holywell Beach around a mere 5-minute walk away, the property is ideal for a couple looking for a beachside holiday. Take a small detour through The Helen Garden for a scenic stroll or enjoy a 1.5-mile coastal walk to the nearby town of Eastbourne and treat yourself to freshly-caught fish and chips. This route will take you past the historic defensive building of the Wish Tower and Eastbourne’s iconic Grand Hotel. Head west into the South Downs National Park and enjoy the 2-mile hike up to scenic Beachy Head, stopping at the pub on the way.


  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen - Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and modern electric heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability, 1 permit supplied
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin 20th March 2020

Marvellous location. Ideal for getting to all attractions and walks. Beautiful, comfortable cottage. Everything that's needed for two people.

Reviewed by Brandon 8th March 2020

Great location for visitors wanting to walk on the South Downs Way and only 2 minutes from the promenade. Useful array of local shops and pubs.

Reviewed by Susan 2nd November 2019

A great house, very clean and comfortable. Perfect for walking the South Downs Way. Great location for the beach (2 or 3 minute walk). Lovely village too. The only thing is that it doesn't have a dishwasher. Other than that, perfect.

Reviewed by Michele 21st October 2019

Beautiful comfortable cottage , all amenities available inside very warm and cosy, great shower in the bathroom and very comfortable bed and sofa. Modern kitchen was spotless and a lovely welcoming gift of flowers , milk and a cake left on arrival. Just be aware if you want a secluded garden it isnt very private but this didnt matter to us we were Read morefar more interested in the fabulous location and surrounding area. The Pilot Inn next door to the property has a fantastic menu Hide

Reviewed by Graham 10th August 2019

Garden unusable because of noise and fumes from local pub extractor fan which ran constantly!SELECTED!. !ENDOFSELECTED!Mobile reception practically non existent. Otherwise comfortable.

Reviewed by Kevin 3rd August 2019

The cottage is comfortable and in a nice area of Eastbourne, but: 1. A pub beer garden backs onto the property and when busy at night is loud. 2. It has a back yard and is not secluded, so don't think of peaceful afternoon in it. Apart from that it was OK with just a half hour walk down to the pier and 5 mins to the beach. The local shops (2 mins dRead moreown the road) are great with a couple of restaurants and cafes worth visiting. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 27th July 2019

The cottage was beautiful and clean. The location is perfect, we were walking on the South Downs way and it started just round the corner. The beach was just down the road. It has one lovely bedroom with the most comfiest bed. It is just perfect just for two!!!!!

Reviewed by Molly 22nd June 2019

Very attractive and comfortable property. Ideally positioned for walks. A short walk to a couple of good restaurants and very nice pub.

Reviewed by Tony 18th May 2019

Nice little cottage well positioned for pubs restaurants and sea front near by. Had a lovely week weather was good.

Reviewed by Peter 27th April 2019

A very comfortable cottage, lovely decor and really clean. It was in a great position for walks along the South Downs Way. Walking distance to Meads Village centre and for shops and good places to eat in the evening, without having to use a car.

Reviewed by Marie 18th April 2019

Cottage neat and clean. Nice decor.Small though fine for 2 people. Bed comfy but lack of drawer space in bedroom. Could hear video games being played next door prob as we never had tv on. Weather was gorgeous so we were not indoors much. Didnt use back yard. No privacy and Pilot pub garden is over the back wall with extractor from kitchen. LocationRead more good as next to walks to Beachy Head , a mile to town centre along promenade, reg bus service if required. Also food shops close and 2 nice pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 6th April 2019

Very disappointed to not be able to sit outside as extractor fan from pub on constantly, smell was awful . Overlooked by 3 neighbouring cottages.

Reviewed by Linda 25th March 2019

Excellent quality property and area. Beautiful walks, sea and gardens just around the corner. Village shops, cafes, gastro pubs at end of road, yet quiet situation. I wanted to live there!

Reviewed by Stephen 16th February 2019

Nice small cottage for two in a great location for Beachy Head walks and 1.5 mile flat promenade walk into Eastbourne. Pub on the doorstep and a good pub with nice food and great beer

Reviewed by Kim 2nd February 2019

Beautiful cottage and great location

Reviewed by Jacqueline 19th January 2019

great location, wonderful cosy cottage with great touches for example fresh flowers.

Reviewed by Quentin 12th January 2019

Perfect hideaway for two to escape from the stresses and strains of life.

Reviewed by Valerie 3rd November 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this lovely cottage. Ideal location in quiet village area with shops and cafes/pubs close by. The beach and cliff top walks are just a few minutes walk away, as is the local bus to get to and from Eastbourne. The cottage itself was very clean, cosy and warm and had everything I needed for an enjoyable stay. I also apRead morepreciated the milk, cake and flowers. Would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 14th October 2018

Very pretty cottage (with very steep staircase) in the lovely Meads area. Downland and beach and into town walks direct from the door. Wonderful Pubs, food, supermarkets, coffee shops, village atmosphere all within a few minutes' stroll. Perfect holiday home for 2. Tastefully furnished, quality bed, good t.v., excellent kitchen and bathroom facilitRead moreies. Would recommend without hesitation. Hide

Reviewed by Noel 1st October 2018

We arrived at the cottage, parked outside and used our parking permit. We were delighted to find milk, tea bags and cookies, especially as we had left ours it home. Great location near the seafront, very good pub next door, the Pilot. We used the local bus to get around, walked the downs to beachhead and took the train to Brighton. Was very impressRead moreed with Eastbourne, so clean, vey impressive houses, cottages, hotels, would come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui 22nd September 2018

Great location close to the downs, and beach and a short walk into Eastbourne Town, excellent bus service to the town and Brighton. Meads is fantastic little village, 2 Great pubs, cafes, Tescoes, coop, hairdressers, beautician and the best Chinese restaurant ever, plus Italian Restaurant about to open. Cottage couldnt be better.

Reviewed by Alison 3rd September 2018

Excellent cottage in a great location for walking. Very comfortable and clean, staircase a little steep may be a problem for older clients. Two good pubs serving good food very close to cottage and a range of shops and coffee/tea shops too. Really enjoyed our break.

Reviewed by Lillers 21st July 2018

this is just the best place to spend a peaceful- break-cottage has everything you need and local shops and pubs are excellent.lovely beaches and walks very near bye . Helen's gardens are worth a visit-great putting green and lovely views. This is our second visit and we'll be back

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200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage minutes fromthe sea
Nautical styling throughout
Cosy lounge with views through to the kitchen
Seaside theme
Cosy lounge & dining area
Stable doors through to the courtyard
Pretty double bedroom
Wrought iron bedstead
Spacious bathroom
Bath with shower over
Near the sea
Show 3 moreRelax in the sunny courtyard to the back


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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