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Old Chelsea,

Hastings, Sussex
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish Victorian townhouse opposite the sea, perfect for family holidays
  • Great base for exploring the south coast
  • Private courtyard garden for quiet relaxation
Property code: BT055

This Victorian townhouse blends period charm with contemporary features, all in an unbeatable location overlooking Hastings beach. The enclosed decked area makes a great spot to relax after a day at the beach, and it's the perfect base to explore the Kent and Sussex coastlines.

This holiday house is just steps away from the beach, making it an ideal base for large families or parties wishing to make the most of outside living. When not at the beach, guests can explore St Leonards-on-Sea and Hastings, a creative area of the south coast, best known for its selection of galleries, laid-back cafes and vintage shops.

On the ground floor, a entrance area welcomes you into this property and leads through to a traditional Victorian hallway. One bedroom with a king-sized bed is located on this floor to the right, which has been stylishly decorated with carefully chosen tasteful furniture and small TV, and there is a impressive bathroom complete with a large walk-in shower, WC and a roll-top bath sitting beneath a stained-glass window, the perfect way to unwind after a busy day. Two small flights of stairs take you to the lower ground floor, passing a door out to the patio area, to reach the spacious kitchen/diner. The kitchen area has been decorated in a contemporary style with a large plasma TV built into the wall and stone and stainless steel work surfaces. There is a range oven with gas hob, microwave, juicer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, and washing machine. Guests can enjoy a drink at the breakfast bar before moving onto the large dining table that sits in front of the French windows to the outside. Stairs from the ground floor hallway also lead up to first floor, there is a spacious lounge spanning the whole floor, featuring modular seating and a sofa (which can be made up as a sofa bed), large TV, woodburner, wooden flooring, a feature Victorian fireplace and superb panoramic views through windows overlooking the sea. Further upstairs, on the second floor, there is a bunk bedroom ideal for children, and a bedroom with fabulous sea views and a zip-n-link super-king size bed. These rooms share a family bathroom with two sinks, bath, separate shower, WC. Steep winding stairs go up to the top floor you will find the master bedroom, which boasts a king-size bed, small TV, en-suite WC and basin and a spectacular balcony with table and chairs and glass balustrade offering wonderful views out to sea.

The enclosed patio area outside features a BBQ and plenty of comfortable garden furniture, the perfect spot to while away summer evenings.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 Bedrooms – two king-size, one bunk bedroom and one king-size zip-and-link that can be made into two singles
  • Sofa bed available in lounge for an additional charge
  • Two family bathrooms, one en-suite WC
  • One dog welcome
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available
  • Range oven with hob
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, dishwasher and washing machine
  • SkyTV, iPod docks
  • Regret no smoking
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Two kayaks and flotation vests for use by guests 
  • Heating and electric included
  • Roadside parking outside the property on a first come first served basis
  • Located opposite the Blue Flag beach at St Leonards
  • Property unsuitable for guests with mobility issues due to number of stairs

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve, 9th January 2020

I booked the house for a family get-together and everyone agreed that it had been an inspired choice. The ground floor bedroom and bathroom in particular were brilliant for the grandparents as the house has 5 levels. My wife and I were in the top floor bedroom with it's brilliant views over the Channel (being January, it was a bit nippy to benefit Read morefrom the balcony). The kitchen on the basement level is very well equipped and had everything we needed. I'd write more if there was space. 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Deborah, 21st December 2019

This house was very clean and warm and comfortable. It was quite a way from Hastings (40 minute walk to the Old Town), the view of the sea was lovely.

Reviewed by Beth, 5th October 2019

Lovely house in a great location. Clean and the furniture, bedding towels etc to the standard expected.

Reviewed by Tracy, 3rd May 2019

Wonderful views and a great location on the sea front. Old Chelsea is a spacious period property that has been well refurbished with a fabulous kitchen-diner and living room, along with spacious bedrooms and all across multiple floors. It made it a great destination for our family get-together. We had lots of space to be together as well as privacyRead more. The old town of Hastings is about 25-30 minute walk and is beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 23rd November 2018

A nice roomy and large town house on the seafront which accommodates 6 adults comfortably plus bunk beds for kids as necessary.

Reviewed by Rick, 16th November 2018

Really enjoyed our short stay. Perfect t location approx.30 minute walk to the old town and nearby restaurants etc. Property was an excellent size for us children and grandchildren and perfect for keeping fit if you're sleeping on the troop floor where there is also an excellent view of the beach and coastline from the balcony. Special mention for Read morethe kitchen/diner which was perfect for entertaining. Hide

Reviewed by Carmen, 9th November 2018

This is the second time to the Old Chelsea. Lovely big house, nicely furnished, great sea views, good bedding and is very well located. We highly recommend it and will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Jane, 27th October 2018

It ias a lovely house in a beautiful position, and is a wonderful space for a large party of people. We all loved the pictures and the general ambience, and were very happy tpgether there - room to be in different spaces.

Reviewed by Shirley, 28th September 2018

Absolutely lovely. Views from the property are amazing. Short distance to the local town and shopping. Old Chelsea was perfect for our mini break holiday.

Reviewed by Christina, 18th August 2018

Great location. Fab view from top bedroom. Stairs keep you fit! 62 steps from kitchen to top bedroom for morning cuppa.

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