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Comfortable Family Holiday Home With Log Cabin/ Games Room In Secure Garden

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse in Hastings, Sussex, England - Central Position, 1 Mile Fromtown Centre & Beach

This family holiday home has been modernised while keeping the character of the house. It has many facilities to enhance a happy, comfortable stay with something for everyone. The ground floor has all the facilities needed for the older less mobile members of the family without the need to go upstairs. The lounge has a comfortable reclining leather suite where you can relax or just watch the clear screen & sound of the 3D TV. There are books, DVDs & CDs supplied. The ground floor bedroom is spacious and quiet The shower room/toilet has grab rails & non slip flooring. The bedrooms upstairs are bright, spacious & either look towards the sea or the ridge around Hastings. The log cabin in the garden has snooker/pool table with table football and magnetic darts.

Sheila Searcy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Sheila Searcy

Our family home was no 49. My father managed a cinema with my mothers help. When we were old enough we worked altogether.

26 years ago we bought 47 after my neighbour died. I am Sheila & live at 47 with our 2 Labradors, Jessie & Annie. My brother's Robert who does tax work & Ian who runs small Post Offices. I am a mobile hairdresser. We work well together & have varied interests, one being the garden. Robert plays the organ at different churches & both Rob & Ian sing in different choirs.

We used to go on self catering holidays ourselves as we had a dog & didn't want her to go into kennels.

We wanted to have a holiday home that catered for young & old. We wanted to have a happy home for families & pets, so they could take away happy memories & would enjoy their holiday in all weathers & seasons.

Sheila Searcy purchased this in 2007

Why Sheila Searcy chose Hastings

We live next door to the holiday home & love our location. The houses are spacious & well built, close to everything we need and enjoy.

The sea is close by & it doesn't take long before you get to green spaces. We take our dogs Jessie & Annie to the Bos field or the West Hill most days & marvel at the views. The weather is also kind to us as we benefit from being in a protective bay between Beachy Head & Rye. It doesn't always protect us but often we escape the worst of the weather.

What makes this unique

We try to give a warm welcome to our visitors after they have had quite often had a long journey. We bake scones and jam so that they can have a relaxing break after unpacking.

We also share produce from the garden with whatever we have in the garden at the time,sometimes

Guestbook comments from the owner

24/10/2010 Chris & John Poole, Dorset

Had a lovely stay & warm welcome(scones were lovely). The house is really beautiful & very comfortable

13/04/2011 James & Laura Thatcham, Berks

Very nice place, and you really thought of everything (Wii, pool table etc.). Had a really nice week,were very comfortable & felt welcome. Thanks

15/04/2011 Jacqui & Family Newbury, Berks

Thanks for making this a really great holiday. We loved your home, it's wonderful for a family

29/04/2011 Benoit & family Reims,Epernay, FRANCE

We have had nice holidays in Hastings. The house is very comfortable & cosy. The hosts are lovely & very helpful. Even the weather was our friend. That were fantastic holidays for us.

05/05/2011 Johan, Esther & family Culemburg, HOLLAND

Thanks Sheila, for making us feel really welcome in your fabulous house!! Thanks for the scones (and apple wine......) We had a wonderful time. Groet jes van ons allemaa!!
Jun 2012
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Hastings Accommodation and Amenities

House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Ground Floor Shower room with grab rails around toilet and shower First Floor Front Bathroom with overhead shower Separate toilet Shower room, solar / gas water heating
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground Floor, Superking Bedroom First Floor, 1 Double bed & 1 Twin Bedroom at the Front & 1 Twin to the rear
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We have solar water heating to take advantage of the sun with backup from gas for provision of both hot water & heating. When there is a party of 8 there is no rushing for showers as there are 2 shower rooms and a shower over the bath in the bathroom with a separate toilet upstairs. The house is very versatile & everyone can join together or do there own thing. You can choose how much you do or how little. We find it is a great place for families to meet together, when they live in different parts of the country. Pets are not left out, as they are members of the family too. The owners live next door and are on hand to help with any problems or give advice. We have a welcome folder with information to answer the most commonly asked questions. There are handbooks for the National Trust & English Heritage as well as literature featuring other attractions, to give you ideas on where to go if you haven't decided already. The owners grow different fruits & vegetables & visitors to the house. Outside: Although Mount Pleasant House is situated on a main road, little traffic noise can be heard in the garden and people are amazed that they can sit peacefully & either relax or use the games room which has proved to be very popular. The astroturf lawn is easy to keep clean for visitors who bring pets with them. We are lucky to have many green spaces in the surrounding area. There are St Helens Woods about 10 mins walk to the back of the house. On the way, you can stop at "The BOS" playing field, which is an enclosed space where dogs can run free & includes a fenced off play area for children with swings & climbing frames. The East & West Hills overlook Hastings Old Town, which has proved popular with visitors & now features "The Gerwood Art Gallery". The West Hill is nearer the house & has the newly renovated Smugglers Caves. The ruins of Hastings Castle is also close by, which you can see from the front bedroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is thoroughly cleaned. Towels are supplied & beds are made up for arrival of visitors. If visitors stay longer than a week, we supply the fresh linen & towels & will change the beds if required. Other: The ground floor is on one level & is ideal for either the very young or people with mobility problems with no need to climb the stairs..


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Comfortable Family Holiday Home With Log Cabin/ Games Room In Secure Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic Family rental in Hastings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in Mount Pleasant, and Sheila welcomed us so well.

She took time to show us the house and to explain what to visit in hastings. It was really kind because we are foreign families and it's was our first time in Sussex.

She also made us scones and they were a delight !

We were 4 adults, 4 children and a baby. The house is lovely, big, cosy and really clean. Sheila had provided the house with everything that families need to enjoy holliday time :

- baby material, toys, a magic house in the garden where kids were all the time !

- Cosy living room with massage chairs (so good after a day of visits) and home cinema material.

- Confortable bed rooms and enought bath room for everybody

- Kitchen really big and with everything needed to make great family meals.

The house is really well located, with a lot to see around : We went to Bodiam castle, Battle Abbey, Brighton and the beautiful pavilion, and also so much nature at devil's Dike and the Birling gap and the 7 sisters.

We enjoyed so much our hollidays, Thank you Sheila for your Welcome.

We were so fine in Mount Pleasant and we will definitively comme back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. It was a real pleasure to have your families next door. The sounds of laughter in the garden is always a delight. We were pleased that you had good weather during your visit to enjoy the surrounding area.
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love to get together with our two sons and their families at Xmas and as they live quite a way apart we thought renting somewhere which wood accommodate us all wood be fun. What a find this lovely house was - after a hug, a tasty plate of homemade scones and a tour round we knew we had found the perfect place. The kitchen is so well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery. There is every kind of gadget you could think of including a coffee machine which Sheila switched on for us straight away (she had supplied coffee, tea, milk, sugar and a cupboard full of basics that we hadn't expected as well as all the necessary cleaning products too) it was a great sized room with plenty of space for us all at the dining table - the photos don't do it justice.

The lounge was so perfect with comfy leather recliners and the addition of the new massage chairs was a fab bonus. The tv was a good size and there was even a beautiful decorated Xmas tree - they thought of everything. Each of the bedrooms were a good size with very comfortable beds and there were plenty of bathrooms and showers so no queues in the mornings.

Outside, the garden was perfect for our two dogs, a husky and a greyhound, to have a run around and and the games room proved a hit with my sons and grandson.

Overall I can't fault this house at all and wood recommended it to anyone - as it was Xmas we were rather lazy and didn't venture out very far but Hastings has a delightful shopping centre and we all hope to return to visit the castle and caves some day.

On behalf of all my family I wood like to thank Sheila, Robert and Ian for such a wonderful welcome and say that we have had one of the best Xmas' ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing review. We enjoyed having you stay in the house. We are always learning & the reviews, good or bad help us to improve. We hope to see you again & meet up with your happy, friendly family. Thank you Sheila
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Fantastic Holiday in a Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

From arriving to a guided tour and fresh scones we knew we would have a great holiday here and we did. By far and away the best place we have ever stayed in, with everything we needed (and many things we had taken ourselves and that we were surprised were included)

Having a place to come back to every day that felt like our own home took so much stress out of the holiday, and left us able to enjoy every minute.

The children loved the games room, turning it into their own club / den whilst we sat in the garden and the dog lazed in the sun. Also the Wii came in very handy with holiday 'Olympics' also keeping the children occupied.

The house itself is a nice if hilly walk into town but well worth every step for the wonderful views. Also Hastings is within a close drive of so many things to do it would take a year to do them all.

We will have to return, and when we do we would not stay anywhere else! I can only say thank you for making our holiday so relaxing, and we wish we could have stayed indefinitely.

Also you have set a very high standard for anywhere else we ever go!

Thanks again,

The Bloomfields

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having such a lovely family and Alfie your dog with so much character. You left the house in good order & look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Great place, great welcome

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect rental for a sizeable group. We were 6 adults, 3 children, and a baby and the house was an ideal size and very nicely furnished. We got a wonderful welcome from Sheila who is very friendly and extremely helpful. She even arranged a z-bed and a cot to be put out and made up. Location is great as it is just a short walk to West Hill and down into town. All in all an excellent experience.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
A21 & M25
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


The seafront is about a mile away, the same as the town centre. It is shingle beach to protect the coast. We have the West & East Hills that look down to the sea. The fish market sells freshly caught fish from the boats. Hastings has the unique net huts & The new Gerwood Art Gallery, that is built to blend in with the huts. The Hills both have lifts from the Old Town to the top of the hills. The lifts were hydraulic but have been converted to electric.


Gatwick Airport is: about 58 miles away-93km

Heathrow is: about 111miles -178km

Stansted is: about 100miles -160km

Folkstone Docks about 40miles -64km


The Town centre is about 1 mile - 1.6km

Rye Town is about 13 miles - 21km

Eastbourne 18 miles - 29km


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Friday Changeover day
Check-out is 10am
Check-in is 4pm but that is flexible on consultation

Notes on prices:
We now take Credit/Debit card payments as well as Bank Transfer or Cheque


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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