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Tranquil Retreat, Two Bedrooms, One En-Suite, One Shower Room

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Well presented attractive cottage in peaceful location 35 yards from small village road

This excellent 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed cottage sleeping 4 (non-smokers) is to be found nestling in 1066 country, set in its own garden within the owner's grounds, about 1 mile from the beach.

Although only 35 yards from the village road, it feels miles from anywhere. There is an en-suite master bedroom, shower room, and welcoming living room leading to 9m x 3m non-slip decking overlooking the countryside.

The Retreat is a great base for bird watchers, cyclists, golfers, nature lovers, walkers, and visiting the ancient towns of Rye, Battle and Hastings. You are within easy reach of Romney Marsh, Camber Sands and the continent via Ashford International train link. Hairdresser and tea-room 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

The non-slip decking incorporating dining furniture and sun loungers is accessible from your living room and garden. Additional outside dining is provided to catch the evening sun. Extra deck/garden chairs, two BBQs and a trampoline are provided. A book and film library, games and puzzles are to be found inside.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are all provided within the cost of your holiday. Other provisions include the following: cot, highchair, 2 satellite TVs, Video, 2 DVDs, CD, DAB radio, 2 iPod docks, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, free Wi-fi.

Ample free parking on property for 2+ cars.

Lockable cycle store.

No smoking.

No pets.

NB two bath/shower rooms.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Jac

Helpful, friendly but not intrusive. Just ask.

Jac purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Jac chose Hastings

The Retreat has been very successfully let out since April 1999 with many people returning many times. One couple have come back every year since 2001!

What makes this cottage unique

You should feel relaxed and miles away from the 'hulaballoo' as The Retreat is set back over 35 yards from the village road. Having said that it is only a short walk to the local inn/restaurant, hairdresser's/café, post office and butcher's.

Our guests are very happy with the location, accommodation, and what is provided at the property. They 'want for nothing'. We lived at The Retreat for a year whilst building our house - maybe that is something to do with it as no white goods/hardware etc were removed when we moved into the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

1. "5* Holiday at a 5* property"

2. "The sort of place that you immediately feel relaxed and at home in."

3. "Fabulously clean and equipped cottage - very friendly and helpful owner"

4. "Very well equipped, extremely comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

Pleasant walks along rural lanes, nearby beaches, historic sites and Country Houses/Gardens all within easy reach. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as very friendly and welcoming. Nearby pub serves good food if you want a rest from cooking in the kitchen which is fully equipped with everything one could need. Abundant wild life to watch in surrounding grounds, also plenty of activities are provided for children. Three visits so far - and there will be more.
Mar 2014
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Hastings Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms (1 shower) En-suite bathroom to double b/r inc. bath with shower over, toilet, basin Shower room opposite twin b/r with shower, toilet, basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , TV/DVD, b/s cbnts, w/d, cod, drssng tbl & stl, ensuite b/r
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , cod/bdsd cbnt, wardrobe, dressing mirror & shelf
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All accommodation on one level. NB there is a step up to the main entrance door and steps down from the decking to the your garden. Non-smokers only and no pets. Outside: Private garden, barbecues, trampoline, two patio tables and chairs in different situations seating at least 4 and 6 each. Utility Room: washing machine in shower room, clothes airers, and outside washing line. Tumble dryer for emergencies at main house Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Electricity, Gas, bed-linen and towels provided foc. Ask if anything extra needed - cost advised at time.


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The Retreat Pett

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a very enjoyable week at the Retreat. ThE accomodation is excellent and well positioned for visiting the area. There is also good walking on the doorstep. The Two Sawyers pub opposite provides excellent food and is very friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review, which will be useful to potential future guests, and also for leaving The Retreat so clean and tidy. You are most welcome to return anytime.
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So Nice

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place to stay with very friendly and help full owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful location and handy for visiting Hastings

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet and deceptively spacious 'retreat' with everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed having breakfast and bbqs on the large decking, watching the antics of the geese and catching the setting sun in the private garden. Pett level beach is only minutes away and well worth a visit to explore at low tide. Very handy having the Two Sawyers for excellent roast just past the owners house. A great opportunity to holiday with 2 grown up daughters.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive and constructive review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and you would be very welcome back at The Retreat anytime.
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Excellent location and condition of property

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage an ideal location for exploring the local countryside. There are a number of footpaths nearby and the property's deck/balcony makes you feel right in the heart of the natural landscape. The cottage is well furnished and equipped and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We fully intend to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive review and comments. Reviews are very useful for potential future guests.
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Idyllic little retreat

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a really lovely, restful stay at this property. Very Comfortable, and quiet. We spent this, our second visit quietly enjoying the sounds of the birds as we sat on the veranda sipping glasses of wine. The trees sheltered us from the wind which blew all week, yet we were unaffected in this lovely little haven. Thanks Phil and Jackie. See you again I hope.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review which will be very useful for potential future guests. You will be most welcome at The Retreat (or our bnb at the house any time).
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Steve & Mandy Laister

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the retreat. We found the location ideal for our needs. The accomodation was really well fitted out and everything we needed was to hand. We loved the fact that the retreat was away from it all, yet so convenient for all the major routes and attractions. The owner Phil was helpful and considerate to all our needs, we would thoroughly recommend this property as a touring base for East Sussex.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Two Sawyers (Inn/Restaurant)
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Two Sawyers
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pett Level
Car: recommended


Pett Level beach app. 1 mile, 5 mins car, 20 mins walk.

Camber Sands app 20 miles, 40 mins car.


Car recommended.

Hastings train station 5 miles.

Dover channel port within 50 miles


Pett Village includes shop/post office 100 yards, two pubs (one at 50 yards), butchers at 0.3 miles, second pub and recreation ground at 0.5 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $69.92

Changeover days Friday and Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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