Pretty traditional cottage minutes from the sea
Cosy lounge area
The traditional sash window lets the light spill into the room
Quirky features throughout including exposed brickwork
Kitchen with dining area
Compact dining area
Double bedroom
Breakfast in bed
Single bedroom
Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
1 / 11  Pretty traditional cottage minutes from the sea
2 / 11  Cosy lounge area
3 / 11  The traditional sash window lets the light spill into the room
4 / 11  Quirky features throughout including exposed brickwork
5 / 11  Kitchen with dining area
6 / 11  Compact dining area
7 / 11  Double bedroom
8 / 11  Breakfast in bed
9 / 11  Single bedroom
10 / 11  Bathroom
11 / 11  Bathroom with separate shower enclosure

The Sail Loft - Eastbourne

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Early 19c fishermen’s cottage with tiny enclosed courtyard
  • 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.

Featuring nautical details and a chic seaside theme throughout, this traditional fisherman’s cottage is the ideal spot to unwind on a coastal holiday. The property comfortably welcomes three and would be perfect for a little family or a small group of friends.

Whilst retaining traditional features such as exposed cobblestone brickwork, old wooden doorframes and low ceilings, the cottage has been modernised to a contemporary standard. A bright and stylish kitchen flows into a handy dining area where everyone can easily sit down to eat, before retiring to the cosy living room to watch a DVD. Heading up the cottage-style staircase to the first floor, you’ll find a classic double bedroom featuring a wrought-iron bedstead and quaint decor, and on the third floor, you’ll find a snug single room nestled in the property’s eaves. The bathroom can be found on the first floor and boasts a luxurious roll-top bath, as well as a standalone shower and WC.

Centrally located, the property lies around half a mile from the centre of Eastbourne. Here you’ll find a wide range of shops and restaurants, as well as an independent theatre venue and a 70-year-old working cinema. Explore the indie hub of Little Chelsea (1.5 miles) and enjoy vintage shopping or a stop in a vegan cafe, or head down to Eastbourne Borough Market (1 mile) on Wednesdays to enjoy local East Sussex produce and wares. Within a short walk from the property, you’ll find yourself at Eastbourne Beach (300 meters), which boasts a traditional pier and a bustling bandstand. Enjoy fresh fish and chips whilst wandering the pier’s arcade, or head down later in the evening to call at the town’s main nightclub.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Please note that the street outside this property is covered by CCTV for security purposes

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 10th August 2019

A great little cottage that has been renovated to a high standard. It is located perfectly fit access to the beach and the pier.

Reviewed by David 29th June 2019

If you like quaint and small this is the cottage for you. Excellent Kitchen and an amazing Bathroom. The location is fantastic if you want to be amongst the hustle and bustle. The down sides are The bins outside the front of the cottage are a collection point for everyone's rubbish. The stairs in the cottage are very narrow and the lounge is exceptRead moreionally small. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 27th May 2019

Pretty, well equipped small cottage, comfortable beds. Fantastic bathroom. No dining area, fold out table squeezed between toilet and back door. Front door opens to narrow alley, opposite overflowing commercial waste bins, climbing over garbage to get in and out. Street parking, busy, parking at times several streets away.

Reviewed by Konrad 4th May 2019

Whilst this was well situated for the sea front /pier and for shops this was spoilt by the four industrial waste bins which were frequently being sorted through by the homeless.

Reviewed by Andres 20th April 2019

Its a beautiful cottage, my kids and myself loved it , I definitely recommended. Easy access to the Pier and shops.

Reviewed by Jennifer 8th April 2019

Lovely cottage, great location.

Reviewed by Maureen 21st March 2019

Cottage was lovely, very small living room but its the size it is, the rest of the accommodation was a good size and lovely bathroom. I would go back due to its splendid location in the town.

Reviewed by Angela 6th October 2018

A charming holiday cottage in a lovely location close to the sea front for great walks. Facilities really good, and fully equipped. The large bathroom had a bath and separate shower. Bedrooms cosy and beds very comfortable.

Reviewed by Karin 25th August 2018

The Sail Loft is loveley decorated and on a good location near the beach. Eastbourne is a very nice town to spend your holiday. I would have liked a bit more cutlery and juice glasses as not to do the washing up after every meal. Also a frying pan would have been nice.

Reviewed by Joanne 18th August 2018

Lovely little cottage that was very cosy. Renovated to a high standard with a fabulous kitchen which has all you need (dishwasher, washing machine etc) and bathroom with a lovely roll top bath.

Reviewed by Julia 11th August 2018

Lovely accommodation at The Sail Loft and the only downside being availability of nearby parking while we were there.

Reviewed by John 21st July 2018

Very comfortable, impressed that we had a dishwasher! Love the old building with its history. Great for walks along the promenade, hearing the band and the nearby Italian ice cream shop. We have the sea in view. Best side is the beach and promenade, the street behind seems neglected but adequate for our shopping needs. We travelled in beautiful SuRead moressex every day. Hide

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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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