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Enjoy eating al fresco in the secluded courtyard of this elegant seaside home
Relax in the elegant and sumptuous lounge
The perfect place to relax
Snuggle in after a busy day at the beach
Patio doors lead from the lounge to the courtyard
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Beautifully equipped kitchen
Room for all in the dining area
Perfect for entertaining
Sumptuous super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
Feature wallpaper in the master bedroom
Breakfast in bed?
Super-king-size zip-and-link set up as a twin
Stylish touches throughout the cottage
Stylish and elegant master bedroom
Pretty detailing
Snug into the double bedroom
View towards the front of the cottage
1 / 18  Enjoy eating al fresco in the secluded courtyard of this elegant seaside home
2 / 18  Relax in the elegant and sumptuous lounge
3 / 18  The perfect place to relax
4 / 18  Snuggle in after a busy day at the beach
5 / 18  Patio doors lead from the lounge to the courtyard
6 / 18  Everything to hand in the kitchen
7 / 18  Beautifully equipped kitchen
8 / 18  Room for all in the dining area
9 / 18  Perfect for entertaining
10 / 18  Sumptuous super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
11 / 18  Feature wallpaper in the master bedroom
12 / 18  Breakfast in bed?
13 / 18  Super-king-size zip-and-link set up as a twin
14 / 18  Stylish touches throughout the cottage
15 / 18  Stylish and elegant master bedroom
16 / 18  Pretty detailing
17 / 18  Snug into the double bedroom
18 / 18  View towards the front of the cottage

Fortress House

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive Georgian cottage previously home to the Chief Officer of the Redoubt Fortress
  • Completely refurbished in December 2018 with thoughtful styling and attention to detail
  • Dog sitting service available by arrangement with the owner
  • Within walking distance to the seafront, beach and Redoubt Fortress, now a fascinating attraction
  • Located 1 mile to the east of Eastbourne town centre, with its Victorian Pier
  • Just moments from Princes Park, with its lake, tennis courts, play areas, and formal gardens
Property code: 66953

Attractively styled cottage located just one mile to the east of Eastbourne town centre, and just one hundred yards from the seafront and its expansive beach, ideal for families and couples.

This luxurious property in Eastbourne makes for a holiday to remember thanks to its fantastic location in the heart of this charming resort town, and its high attention to detail. Walk the shingled beach to Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne Pier and bandstand and on to Wish Tower. Treasure Island Adventure Park is great for the kids and water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are also available. The property itself gives you the choice to bring your dog and welcomes everyone to relax into its comfortable lounge area.

A subtle seaside theme flows throughout this property, from its feature wallpaper in the bedrooms to its calming blue decor. A wood burner in the lounge area makes for the perfect cosy evening in, full of ambience. Light up the fire and enjoy a glass of red wine and good conversation or turn on the Smart TV and Blu-ray player for a fun film. The kitchen area is fully equipped to help you put together a hearty meal, which can be enjoyed all together at the dining room table or outside in the secluded courtyard which has been thoughtfully fitted out with garden furniture. The bedrooms can be made up into a double and a king-sized, or a double and a twin upon request.

The artisan area of Little Chelsea is just 1.5 miles from the property and offers plenty in the way of independent cafes, restaurants and bars. Here you'll also find businesses specialising in books, music and art. Beachy Head (4 miles) with its white chalk cliffs and lighthouse is worth a visit, providing a picturesque setting and country pub offering real ales and tasty food. The town of Hastings is 17 miles away and makes a great day out for history fans.

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

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Unrestricted roadside parking subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome; dog sitting service available by arrangement direct with the owner
  • Beach, shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV and Blu-Ray player in lounge

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aiste 6th October 2019

We had an absolutely fabulous time at Fortress House! The furnishings are very high standard, kitchen is well equipped. The beds were very comfy too, had a really good nights sleep. And overall feel is so cosy, that you just want to stay in and enjoy it. The weather was not great during our stay, but owners kindly left plenty of games and dvds, so Read morewe had family fun inside. And if you do venture out, there is so much to see right on the doorstep. We are already thinking of when we will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 7th September 2019

Fortress house is a very stylish comfortable house it has absolutely everything you would require for a comfortable holiday , After a long day I especially appreciated The large cosy comfortable bed The location is great close to all amenities And your pet is made very welcome what more could you ask for X

Reviewed by Nichola 31st August 2019

A fantastic house with wonderful owners who have decorated to a high standard and thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Their welcome, with delightful cream tea, plus very full and helpful information about the house, city and area, and generous and thoughtful recommendations, set the tone for a really super week in the South Downs. Read moreGreat garden area for relaxing in with lovely furniture. We had no problem parking in the busy residential streets. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Arne 3rd August 2019

Thanks for making this holiday a unique pleasure. We never experienced such a warm welcome on our arrival. Being prepared on what to come by a lovely-designed welcomebook (was sent in advance) reality looked even better. What a beatiful house, equooed with everything and evn more. We made some short hiking-trips through the South Downs and enjoyed Read morethe local pub(s). It all ended with a breath-taking afternoon at the Eastbourne Airshow. Highly recommended!!! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 27th July 2019

Lovely house, well equipped. tastefully decorated with attention to detail. We loved the sunny patio. Near the beach and shops. Cally and Nic are excellent hosts.

Reviewed by Sean 22nd June 2019

Loved this place, very tastefully furnished with no expense spared. After a long days walk it was so nice to go back to the cottage and relax in the garden. No complaints whatsoever, owners very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Tim June 2019

This is a sumptuous and lovely cottage with everything youd ever need in a holiday home (and more). The property has been tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard with a fully-equipped kitchen and a lovely sunny secluded courtyard garden. The beds and pillows are most comfortable with quality cotton sheets, linens, towels etc.

Reviewed by Rosi 25th May 2019

Wonderful stay, Friendly and helpful owners who are very thoughtful and responsive to any questions you may have about the property or the area. The house has quality fittings and furniture and beautifully decor and I have pinched some ideas for my own home . The beds are wonderful and comfortable the kitchen although small has everything you couldRead more possibly need.Suntrap garden, 2 mins to beach. Fabulous. Hide

Reviewed by Nobel 17th May 2019

Wonderfully furnished, superb, dog friendly location. Great garden. Carly and Nicky are lovely people and came by car to pick us up and take us to the house. Which was extremely kind of them. Carly has a real talent for design. Many thoughtful touches. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Diana 10th May 2019

We had a wonderful break at Fortress House and Eastbourne. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating, and the property was very well equipped, comfortable and well placed for exploring. We would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 24th April 2019

We had a lovely break. The owners were very welcoming, their love for the property is clearly evident and they have made it a really wonderful place to stay. The house has everything you would want for a holiday home. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Keith 13th April 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Fortress House the property was great, tasteful decorated and with the most comfortable beds we have every had and the garden is a great sun trap. The ambiance of the house really set the tone for a great seaside holiday. Fortress House is well located not only from the beach and promenade (150 metres) but Eastbourne tRead moreown centre which is only a nice stroll along the promenade to the centre of town. There are several parks close to the property which are dog friendly Hide

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Enjoy eating al fresco in the secluded courtyard of this elegant seaside home
Relax in the elegant and sumptuous lounge
The perfect place to relax
Snuggle in after a busy day at the beach
Patio doors lead from the lounge to the courtyard
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Beautifully equipped kitchen
Room for all in the dining area
Perfect for entertaining
Sumptuous super-king-size zip-and-link bedroom
Feature wallpaper in the master bedroom
Show 6 moreBreakfast in bed?

Location

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