Lounge with original cobbled walls
Soak up the sun in the enclosed courtyard
A contemporary kitchen
Single bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with roll top bath
1 / 6  Lounge with original cobbled walls
2 / 6  Soak up the sun in the enclosed courtyard
3 / 6  A contemporary kitchen
4 / 6  Single bedroom
5 / 6  Double bedroom
6 / 6  Bathroom with roll top bath

The Sail Loft - Eastbourne

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping three guests
  • Period property dating to the early 19th century, with attractive period features
  • Enclosed patio garden with a raised seating area enjoying views to the sea
  • Attractive accommodation spread over three floors
  • Located just seconds from the seafront and beach
  • Central location in Eastbourne, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre shops
Property code: EHC20

Traditional fishermen’s cottage, located just moments from the seafront in the seaside town of Eastbourne, benefitting from a raised patio with sea views.

This property is situated at the heart of the traditional seaside resort of Eastbourne, just across the road from the town’s wide shingle beach. The town’s restored Victorian pier is just a three-minute walk away with its nightclub, tea rooms, and fish and chip restaurant. Other attractions in the town include an interesting lifeboat museum, a seafront fort built during the Napoleonic Wars, and a fantastic outdoor sports centre, which offers tuition in stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, and even raft making. There is also a good range of both high-street and independent shops in the town, as well as a wide choice of pubs, restaurants, and cafes.

The front door of this attractive cottage opens directly into the cosy lounge. This room has a lovely traditional feel, thanks to the whitewashed cobblestone walls and low ceilings, and offers a comfortable sofa, armchair, and TV/DVD. Just off the lounge is a contemporary-style kitchen/diner which is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine, and has a folding dining table at one end. A door from the kitchen leads out to the patio area, making it easy for guests to enjoy al fresco meals. Steep, narrow, cottage-style steps lead to the first floor where the first of the property’s two bedrooms is situated: a double room which has been charmingly styled to create a tranquil retreat. The bathroom is also located on this floor and offers a sumptuous roll-top bath, separate shower, and WC. A second set of cottage-style stairs lead to a single room which is situated in the eaves of the house, and therefore has a low ceiling and some reduced head-height.

Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard with garden furniture to the rear of the property, as well as a raised patio to the side of the cottage which offers views to the sea. There is unrestricted roadside parking just in front of the property.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Roadside parking
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jeanette Mann 9th August 2017

We Absolutely Loved The Sail Loft! It is a truly Wonderful and special place to stay. The renovation has been done to an extremely high standard. The owner has brought it into the 21st Century whilst retaining the buildings history and adding to its charm. The kitchen is Fab with all the mod cons and very well equipped. The bathroom is amazing! TheRead more shower is great and very spacious. The roll top bath is Beautiful, and there was always lashings of hot water. The double bedroom is lovely and the single bedroom at the top of the house is Fantastic. A lovely seaside feel and beautifully furnished - appealing to the young and young at heart. The beds were very comfortable too! The lounge is nicely furnished, comfortable, and has a lovely cosy feel. The outside space is very useful and there is even an extra patio area to sit out in the sun. I really can't rate The Sail Loft highly enough and would recommend it to anyone. The staff at EHC were very helpful too. Thanks for a Wonderful stay! The Mann Family Hide

Reviewed by Andrea Kandler 18th August 2016

Lovely House ! We had a great week here. EHC were very helpful every time. We are very sure to stay here for more holidays. Thank you so much for such a nice time !

Reviewed by Jeffrey Hopcroft 15th August 2016

Cute, comfortable, cosy.Lovely walks & nice walking weather. Thank you.

Reviewed by Emma Delahay 15th August 2016

A lovely week,fantastic cottage,and support from EHC when needed-definitely book again.Fallen in love with Eastbourne !

Reviewed by Tony Yabsley 28th July 2016

This cottage was perfect for us. We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated and we were pleased to read about the history. We will certainly be back as we have family around the area.

Reviewed by Martin Hessing 28th July 2016

We love the house. Fantastic kitchen and bathroom. The beds were wonderful. We were very lucky with the weather. Lots of sunshine. Great location.

Reviewed by Pamela Welsh 28th July 2016

We had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is tastefully renovated and in a very convenient location. Eastbourne has a lot to offer. We walked on the South Downs to Beachy Head and Birling Gap. Saw the Air Show and visited Charleston Farmhouse - also lovely walks along the promenade. We will be back again some day.

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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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