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Holiday Cottage in Pevensey, Sussex

from £1,400 pwSleeps 10

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Sunshine Summary

A young couple regularly holidayed in Norman's Bay, staying in an old fisherman's cottage. As they walked on the beach they would dream about the possibility of owning the run down local shop,café and hotel and how it could be transformed into a beautiful home, with a little care and attention. Over the years, the building, now ravaged by the sea air, with its advertising signs fading and the garden overgrown, always held a place in the couple's hearts and memories. Notes through the door achieved nothing, until one day decades later, the couple saw a note in the paper that the property was going to auction. Delaying a trip to Cuba, the husband was 'forced' to stay behind, attend the auction and to join his wife later with the good news..... which, of course, he did. You can imagine the love and care that has been put into the restoration of Sunshine and now it is available for others to enjoy when the family are not using it.

This Sussex holiday cottage is situated on Norman's Bay, a quiet stretch of shingle beach between Bexhill and Pevensey. Miles of coastline as far as the eye can see with none of the hustle and bustle normally associated with such a wonderful Sussex seaside location.

This charming self-catering holiday house in Sussex is tucked away at the end of a single track road and has a lovely light and airy feel with serene paint colours, opulent wooden floors with underfloor heating downstairs and huge windows to the front and rear of the house. The owner's main home in Hong Kong is an obvious influence with the wonderful choice of original artwork and fabrics from the country.

Sunshine has been converted from the local shop and hotel to offer a very traditional style of house, with all the bedrooms being upstairs leading off a wide main hallway. As the house has two master bedrooms, both with en-suites, it would be great for an extended family or a group of friends. For families with young children the enclosed courtyard is perfect for them to play safely while you keep an eye on them. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs grouped around the fireplace, making this ideal for winter or summer breaks - a really cosy area in the depths of winter after a bracing walk on the Sussex beach! In the summer with all the doors open, this luxury holiday cottage has a charm all of its own in this wonderfully unspoilt landscape in East Sussex.

Sunshine is sure to please the most discerning family looking to spend quality time away from the rest of the world. All in all, this self catering holiday cottage is a real gem of a location in Sussex, where time stands still and memories are made - you can't ask for more!

If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.

Sunshine Holiday Accommodation

Sunshine: sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Large garden with terrace, outside seating. Parking for 3 cars in the drive, more parking on the edge of the beach

Ground Floor

Kitchen with range cooker, deep ceramic sink, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, table and seating for 10.

Laundry room with washing machine and drying rack. Cloakroom.

Library with seating area.

Sitting room with sofas, armchairs, TV, French doors

Cloakroom with WC and hand washbasin.

First Floor

Master bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite shower room

Master bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite shower room

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) 2 twin beds

Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) 2 twin beds

Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2) 1 kings ize double bed or twin beds as zip linked

Family bathroom with large walk in shower


Large garden with terrace, sun loungers and outside seating


Gas central heating

Under floor heating on ground floor.


Local Information about Pevensey, Sussex

This charming Sussex holiday cottage is at the end of a single track road, culminating in the beach and with uninterrupted views of the sea. Norman's Bay was so named, because this is where the Normans landed in 1066. It's incredibly quiet at night, apart from the occasional rumble from the small local trains on the nearby railway. The beach is perfect for kite flying or fishing and you can easily join the 1066 way if you feel like a long walk or cycle. The nearest shops are in Little Common where there is a very good delicatessen or Pevensey Bay and the local pub The Star Inn, which was a smugglers' haunt in the old days, is just a few minutes' walk inland along a footpath.

History lovers will appreciate Pevensey Castle. Dating from around 300AD it is one of the most chronicled fortresses of the south coast defences. With dark dungeons to explore and the risk of sighting the ghost of 'The Pale Lady of Pevensey' there should be plenty to keep the children happy!

The Herstmonceux Observatory and Science Centre is a really unusual day out and suitable for children (and adults) of all ages. With indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits you can enjoy the 'Science playground' or build dams and explore water pressure in the 'Water Planet' area. Whisper messages to a friend over 30 metres away using the sound dishes or learn how the Earth fits into our Solar System, and beyond.

For shopaholics, why not take a trip to Eastbourne where the Arndale Centre has a selection of more than 80 high street stores whilst the town centre has many antique and boutique shops with the added distraction of a leisurely stroll along the sea front, a choice of theatres, parks and award winning beaches. For those who love browsing antique shops, Hastings Old Town is a must.

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.

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