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

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 sleeping two guests
  • Ideal couple’s retreat for romantic break
  • Situated in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne
  • Found just 200 yards from the seafront
  • Stunning walks to be enjoyed on the South Downs Way, a very short stroll from the cottage
  • Courtyard garden to the rear of the property, ideal for relaxing al fresco drinks
Property code: EHC24

200-year-old traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping two guests, just a few yards away from the seafront and an access point to the South Downs Way.

This cottage is located in the Meads Village area to the west of Eastbourne. A stay in Meads is a fantastic choice for those who want to make the most of the breath-taking countryside which neighbours Eastbourne, as there is direct access onto the South Downs Way just 200 yards from the property’s front door. Just under two miles across the cliffs, is the renowned beauty spot Beachy Head, which offers some of the most spectacular coastal views in the area. The local beach, Holywell, is close to the property. This shingle beach is a much quieter and laidback alternative to the main town beach, whilst the addition of pretty, Italianate gardens and a tea chalet make it a delightful place to spend a day.

This property offers guests the chance to stay in a traditional fishermen’s cottage for an authentic taste of Sussex seaside life. The lounge is a wonderfully cosy room with a sofa to relax on, a wall mounted smart TV, and a dining table and chairs. A door leads through to the modestly-sized and yet well-equipped kitchen which offers an oven, hob, microwave, an integrated washing machine, and a fridge with freezer compartment. There is a steep winding staircase leading to the first floor of the property where there is one bedroom: a restful double room with plenty of storage space in the built-in wardrobes. The seaside-themed bathroom has a shower over bath and WC. The bedroom offers plenty of storage in a built-in wardrobe, and there is also a dressing table and chair.

Outside there is a very small seating area to the front of the property and a courtyard patio to the rear which is accessed through the kitchen. There is roadside permit parking close to the property, for which one permit is supplied.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen - Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and modern electric heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Roadside parking, 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 Sue 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, and the details say it does. 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 lillers wyper 22nd July 2017

Enjoyed our week in this very comfortable cottage. Everything needed supplied and it's in an ideal situation

Reviewed by Ms G 21st July 2016

We had a great time in this wonderful cottage and loved all the pretty details. It's a lovely place with the Downs in walking distance.

Reviewed by Ms J C 21st July 2016

I have enjoyed my stay in this cosy cottage back in my old home town. Hope to visit again soon.

Reviewed by Mr G W 21st July 2016

Lovely cottage. Great location. Thoroughly enjoyed our week. Thank you.

Reviewed by Lorna 20th July 2016

Where to begin! The most "Huggable" cottage ever! Great location and definitely a "home from home". I have been so excited about staying here since I booked back in January and there have been no disappointments. We will definitely be coming back.

Reviewed by Stuart and Zoey 20th July 2016

Really nice cottage, perfect location. We have really enjoyed our stay. the weather was perfect. We hope to come back and stay next year. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Eastbourne.

Reviewed by Geoff and Sandie 20th July 2016

Very Cosy Cottage, Nice touch with milk, cakes and flowers. Been a relaxing break - we love Eastbourne and area. Will be booking with EHC next year.

Reviewed by Sabine Mark 20th July 2016

We loved our stay in the lovely little house with all the cute details - see you soon

Reviewed by Ray Cann 4th July 2016

Michalmas Cottage, We have just enjoyed a month in Michalmas Cottage which we enjoyed immensely. It is ideally placed for walks over the South Downs, the sea front is minutes away and the town centre near enough to walk to, or a very brief drive. It shares the same Meads Street with two pubs both having good restaurants, and other small shops incluRead moreding Tesco Express and CO OP convenience store, plus a very good wine shop. Three ATMs on the same street should ensure you can be a regular at all of them. Visitor Parking permits are provided for Resident parking zones and only very rarely did we need to park away from Meads Street. The Cottage is quaint, homely, welcoming (plus many other superlatives you will find in the Guest Book) having all the facilties we needed during our month there. Also friendly neighbours ( and Jenny the adorable old retreiver) added to our enjoyment. It was our second year with EHC and would add that their efficient, friendly and proactive service is exemplary. We hope to return to Eastbourne next year, and if so, we shall be booking again with EHC for one of their managed properties. Ray & Merafe. June 2016 Hide

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Cosy lounge with views through to the kitchen
Quaint traditional fisherman's cottage
Seaside theme
Seaside themed 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
Show 3 morePretty cottage garden to the front


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