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

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping three guests
  • Period property dating to the early 19th century, with attractive period features
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture  
  • 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. There is a downstairs cloakroom and 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 a wrought iron bedstead and 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 steep turned 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 accessed through a door from the kitchen. There is roadside parking (subject to availability)

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 16 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 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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