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200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage minutes fromthe sea
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14 / 15  200 year old traditional fisherman's cottage minutes fromthe sea
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Michalmas Cottage - Eastbourne

Eastbourne, Sussex
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
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

Watch the world go by and find your seaside vibe at this romantic 200-year-old fisherman's cottage, just a short stroll away from Eastbourne's seafront and the spectacular South Downs Way. With its nautical theme and homely touches throughout, this cosy cottage offers a welcome taste of the seaside in a traditional setting.

 

This is the perfect hideaway to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life and enjoy the fresh air and scenery of the coast. The lounge/diner has a table for two, ideal for a chilled-out meal together, while the kitchen leads to the courtyard via a stable door for tea on the terrace. The tranquil coastal theme continues up the cottage-style stairs in the bathroom and bedroom which are painted in calming nautical tones. Relax in the sunny courtyard to the back, or the pretty cottage garden to the front and indulge in a spot of people watching.

 

This cottage is in the popular Meads Village area, home to a group of 19th-century artisan dwellings with colourful cottage gardens, teeming with wildlife. For lovers of the arts, Towner, the contemporary art gallery, and Eastbourne's theatreland are only a 1.5-mile flat promenade away, so ditch the car and feel the benefit of a stroll in the fresh sea air. Check out Helen Garden for putting, lawn bowls and petanque less than half a mile away or spend the day on Holywell Beach, a quieter alternative to the main town beach. Direct access onto the South Downs Way 200 yards from the property's front door means that the renowned beauty spot of Beachy Head is just a 2-mile amble away. The chalk cliffs here offer some of the most spectacular coastal views in the area.

 

  • 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
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability, 1 permit supplied
  • Pub, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Samantha 7th February 2024

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We had a lovely time Cottage was very lovely small but everything we needed great having a washing machine The tea coffee milk and biscuits were appreciated Excellent position near the beach and Beachy Head with a nice walk along the front into Eastbourne Next to a pub which is well worth a visit for a lovely meal

Reviewed by Trevor 10th September 2023

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The cottage was clean and tidy and in good condition. there was everything that we needed. The stairs were quite steep and could be a problem for those who might be elderly or infirm. However, we are in our late 70's and managed OK. The parking system worked although sometimes marred by others inconsiderate parking.

Reviewed by Jane 25th August 2023

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Really lovely cottage with all mod cons which is ideal for 2 people. Very clean and welcoming. Fresh cut flowers, milk and cake left for us. Also parking permits making it easy to park. Great outside space to front and rear. Perfectly situated for walks, tourist bus, miniature train, pubs and shops. Easy walking distance to pier. Would return and hRead moreighly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 12th August 2023

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A beautiful cottage, just a short walk (20 mins) from the sea front. The cottage is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. With only 4 rooms the cottage is ideal for a couple. The bed is comfortable. The front room spacious and the kitchen is very well equipped. There is a lovely bathroom with a bath and a shower. A permit is given to allow onRead moree car to park and there are plenty of places in front of or near the cottage. The beach is a short walk away as is Beachy Head. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Peta 22nd July 2023

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Perfect location for us and easy to stay at

Reviewed by Lillers 15th July 2023

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Fourth visit to this lovely comfortable cottage. Has everything you need and is in a great location

Reviewed by Fiona 8th July 2023

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Cosy, comfortable cottage with all you need. Very comfy bed. Good shoer. Well equpped kitchen Sunny courtyard in the morning forbl brealfast and sunny out front in where you can put a chair to read/catch the rays. Perfect location away from hustle and bustle but near enough town for scenic walk along seafront or climb up to beachy head Local supermRead morearkets, good coffee shop, couple of restaurants 5 mins away and The Pilot pub on the doorstep. Bus to town 5 mins away outside Tesco. Hide

Reviewed by Fran 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Tuija 6th May 2023

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The cottage was very pleasant, well situated as it was close to the sea and interesting walks.

Reviewed by Peter 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 18th March 2023

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The cottage is attractively furnished, comfortable and very good value. The location in Meads is very convenient, with the South Downs path, beach and local shops close by.

Reviewed by Anne 7th March 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage for two ideally located for seafront and Beachy Head. Local shops nearby and also two pubs serving lovely food. Pier and town centre a 20 minute walk along the seafront or hop on the regular bus service.

Reviewed by Janet 18th February 2023

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I had a lovely week. The property was so near the sea front and within walking distance of the town centre. Would certainly return.

Reviewed by Clare 27th November 2022

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Lovely quaint cottage. Great location! Nice and quiet and comfortable nights sleep. Could do with some modernisation. Had a lovely cake and milk on arrival and enjoyed the fresh flowers. Thank you.

Reviewed by Antoinette 20th November 2022

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Reviewed by J P 12th November 2022

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Excellent small cottage. Well located for Beachy Head, Birling Gap etc. Easy bus to Eastbourne town.

Reviewed by Dennis 22nd October 2022

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Quaint cottage with easy access to the downs and sea front. The cottage is good value for money, it is a two up and two down but its cosy and good for a weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Simon 1st October 2022

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Excellent cottage for two in a great location for Meads, the Downs and walking on the seafront to Eastbourne. Would recommend the Pilot next door (35 steps from gate to pub) good food and a great beer garden. If you want home cooked food without the cooking try Cook at the top of Meads high street for a range of meals you can cook in the oven. ChinRead moreese in Meads is good and Sunday lunch not bad at the Ship, but not as cosy as the Pilot. Would recommend a stay at this cottage. We will return soon. Hide

Reviewed by christopher 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by David 17th September 2022

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Perfect holiday home for two all essentials close by pup round corner but ship down the road has much more room great food. Lovely scenery but Eastbourne centre is a long walk land train is available tho

Reviewed by David 10th September 2022

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An attractive cottage in a good location but lacking in some kitchen equipment. Parking was easy, we were able to park outside the cottage every day. We only used the car once during the week. It was a comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Pam 20th August 2022

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We had another comfortable stay at Michalmas Cottage this is our third stay, it is a perfect cottage for two people. We love the quiet location in the Meads area of Eastbourne, but some people may find it a little far from the town. The cottage is situated at the foot of Beachy Head so great for walking the downs. You can catch the open top bus jusRead moret round the corner which is always good especially if you want to do some walking on the route and catch the bus later. highly recommend this property Hide

Reviewed by Peter 13th August 2022

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Reviewed by Ellen 30th July 2022

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Lovely little cottage great location if you want to dine at the Pilot booking recommend. We went to the Rathfinny wine estate for lunch which was excellent. We had afternoon tea at The Grand and preferred Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne beach as much quieter and easy to park.

Reviewed by Lillers 16th July 2022

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This is the third time we have stayed in this delightful cottage-terrific location,very comfortable, great shops and pubs nearby and bus service into town is very good.

Reviewed by Jeanette 25th June 2022

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Would highly recommend to friends who are fit and able, Lovely cottage with everything like shops, cafes and buses within 200yds away.

Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Donna 28th May 2022

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Lovely little cottage, really nice location, pub next door was lovely and not too noisy

Reviewed by Keith 21st May 2022

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Lovely cottage in perfect situation Near the sea near the bus route into Eastbourne Parking no problems just one very small thing there was no pizza cutter

Reviewed by Keith 7th May 2022

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The cottage was extremely comfortable and the location was perfect . It was a very tranquil area and the access to the sea and countryside was very easy . It was ideal for two people and the local pub served excellent food . The parking permits certainly made life easier . We had one minor issue but the owner dealt with it very promptly. I can certRead moreainly recommend this cottage Hide

Reviewed by Roger 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Heather 23rd April 2022

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The cottage is very cosy and very well equipped for a comfortable stay for two people. The location is perfect for long walks along the sea front and the start of the cliff top walk to Beachy Head. Theres a good pub right next door and a small rank of shops, including a small Tesco, a couple of minutes away.

Reviewed by Debra 16th April 2022

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I have recently had my second visit to the cottage. I cannot recommend a stay here highly enough. I will most definitely be visiting again. The owner leaves, flowers, milk and a cake on arrival which is a really nice touch. The cottage is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and in a fabulous location.

Reviewed by Leila 2nd April 2022

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The Meads is a great location on the edge of Eastbourne with lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. Two great pubs within walking distance. Parking absolutely fine. The cottage is perfect for two. Couple of low doors so be careful if you are tall. Tea, milk, cake and fresh flowers welcomed us on arrival.

Reviewed by Lynda 19th March 2022

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The location is nice, but public transport ends at 18.30 from Eastbourne so you need to use your car if going further or walk home. The cottage has no parking, but the owner provides some visitor parking cards. There is all the equipment you need to cook etc, but you have to ask for sheets and towels for the second week if staying 2 weeks. All otheRead morer cottages we have stayed at have provided a 'breakfast basket' with eggs, tea, coffee, marmalade and bread. This provided a cake and tea bags. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 5th March 2022

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A cosy comfortable cottage a few steps from the walks at the South Downs National Park. This is our 2nd stay at the cottage and hope to return again in the future. Thank you for another wonderful break.

Reviewed by Gail 12th February 2022

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Lovely comfortable stay, quiet spot, but close to everything, would stay here again

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