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.

Fall in love with this traditional fisherman's cottage, situated across the road from the seafront in the coastal town of Eastbourne. Beautifully renovated to a high standard, you are still reminded of the cottage's seafaring history at every turn. With incredible sea views, it is just right for a couple or small family.

Inside this charming three-storey cottage, the lounge has an authentic traditional feel, thanks to the whitewashed walls and low ceilings. History has left its stamp here, enhanced by original features such as exposed brickwork. The soft, pastel hues of the kitchen/diner perfectly contrast with wooden work surfaces to create a cosy, warm feel. Up a set of cottage-style stairs is the first of two bedrooms, a double with a wrought-iron bedstead and a floral vibe. And up another set of cottage-style stairs is the single room in the eaves, with a low ceiling and reduced head-height. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard for al fresco dining, plus a patio to the side of the cottage with views to the sea.

Situated in the heart of the traditional seaside resort of Eastbourne, the cottage is just across the road from the town's wide shingle beach. Go back in time, at the restored traditional Victorian pier, with its jazz club, tearooms, and fish and chip restaurant, and visit Redoubt, a seafront fort built during the Napoleonic wars. There is a good range of both high street and independent shops in the town, with a wide choice of pubs, restaurants, and cafes. You'll also find a fantastic outdoor sports centre, which offers tuition in stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and even raft making. Just 5.5 miles away, discover magnificent Beachy Head and the surrounding South Downs for spectacular views and windswept walks to blow away those cobwebs.

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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