Charming private studio in the heart of the historic town of Winchelsea, East Sussex. Sleeps two – luxury double bed with ensuite bathroom. Private garden & patio, full kitchen, dinning facilities & lounge.

The Gazebo is the closest self catered accommodation to Winchelsea’s beautiful town centre.
A recent outbuilding conversion – restored to the highest standard. Beamed ceilings – ambient lighting – perfect for a secret getaway or family vacation.

Sleeps two…

When you book with us you have access to a private garden which backs onto the Gazebo. Perfect for sunny nights with an evening meal or chilled bottle of wine.

The area is extremely beautiful and very historic. The heart of Winchelsea is the 13th century church. The town is known as being the smallest in the country, with panoramic views in all directions. When you book with us you should expect a quiet and tranquil stay whilst being in the centre of a Town. Winchelsea also has a lovely pub & local shop.

Rye is five minutes away, with shops – restaurants and pubs.

Winchelsea train station is around a 15 minute walk down the hill…

Buses also stop regularly in the town centre – one minute from the property.

Parking is ample on the street outside.

Taxis are also available to take you to Winchelsea from either Winchelsea, Rye or Hastings stations.
Guest access
When you book with us you will have access to all areas of the Gazebo & to the garden/patio, which backs onto the Gazebo. Perfect for sunny nights with an evening meal or chilled bottle of wine.
Other things to note
Bed linen & Towels provided

Please note this is a Non Pet friendly and Non Smoking property.

The House in Hastings sits majestically on one of the town’s most historic streets, Croft Road on West Hill. Whether a group of friends, couples or several families, the House in Hastings is a stunning Regency home that’s simply made for unwinding. Your very own home-tel, every detail is taken care with Ren toiletries in all the bathrooms, 400 thread count sheets, an integrated music system, smart TV, walk-in drench showers and roll-top baths. Not to mention the most spectacular views in the town.

Just five minutes from the beach, and with triple bay windows, the House in Hastings spans five floors, sleeps ten guests in five bedrooms with sea view, with four bathrooms and two further cloakrooms.

The current owners have spent two years restoring this home to its former glory. There are working fireplaces, spectacular vintage chandeliers and ample entertaining spaces with a sitting room, cinema room and dining room easily seating 10 plus additional outdoor dining space on The Terrace for a further 12.

The double reception room with sea views features a pair of custom made velvet sofas, a working Georgian marble fire place and a spectacular 1940s brass chandelier. A 20th-century vintage chrome shelving unit (home to a collection of vintage French Dome du Marriage) finishes off the room.

Connected to the Sitting Room, The Screening Room boasts an enormous, emerald green velvet Knoll sofa flanked by a pair of fine antique Georgian wing back chairs facing the working marble fireplace. A HD TV projector, drop-down screen and surround sound create a cinematic atmosphere for you to enjoy your favourite movie or TV show from Apple TV and Netflix. (NB: guests must have their own account to use these facilities). Music too can be synchronised between the two living rooms, with integrated speakers and a Sonos sound system.

The focal point of the kitchen is an exquisite 18th-century oak refectory table. The kitchen comes fully equipped with an array of utensils and culinary gadgets, catering to every cook’s desires. Prepare meals for any event effortlessly using the 1.2m Smeg range cooker, complete with twin ovens, a grill, a pizza stone, six gas burners, and a griddle. A comprehensive collection of cooking tools and cutlery is stored in stainless steel drawers beneath the spacious antique butler’s sink, nestled within a Carrara marble countertop.

Within the dresser, you’ll find a selection of classic Volcanic Le Creuset cookware, encompassing saucepans and casseroles, accompanied by various serving dishes and platters. Complementing these are vintage crockery pieces from Poole Pottery and Wedgwood, alongside an entire monogrammed dinner service branded with the ‘House in Hastings’ insignia. For added convenience, the sizeable antique glass-fronted dresser houses a Kenwood food processor and blender, while a Fisher Paykel twin-drawer dishwasher simplifies the management of group dining.

Connected to the main kitchen, the Scullery boasts a preparation area, a butler’s sink, and an expansive floor-to-ceiling storage space for pantry essentials.

The cloakroom on the 1st floor is large enough to store boots and coats after a long beach walk.

Facing the front terrace, which offers vistas of Hastings Old Town and the sea beyond, the impressive dining room features an exquisite 1970s French brass and glass chandelier. The centerpiece is a round red dining table accompanied by coordinating chairs, generously accommodating up to 10 people. Atop the table sits a sizable glass lazy Susan, perfect for accommodating large gatherings. During colder months, a Charnwood stove that burns logs provides warmth and comfort to guests.

Enhancing the room’s character, a vintage shelving unit proudly displays the House’s assortment of model boats and ships, adding a distinctive touch to the ambiance.

The magnificent Admiral Suite takes up the entire second floor with a superior super king size custom-made sleigh bed dressed with faux mink throws 400 thread count grey Egyptian cotton sheets. Wake up, open the curtains and watch the sun rise over the sea. A pair of vintage armchairs set in the huge bay window offer arguably the best views out over the English Channel whilst statement design features include a stunning French 1940’s chandelier, bespoke rug and working fireplace. The large en suite is made for long pampering sessions with its chaise longue and roll-top bath. Alternatively, feel invigorated after using the walk-in drench shower.

The third floor is home to The Captain’s Room, a west-facing ensuite twin or double room. Watch the light dance over the sea while luxuriating in the large roll-top bath set in the bay window, before heading into the super-king sized bed (can be split to make a twin). The mirror ball shower room sits adjacent to this room.

A king size double bedroom illuminated by 20th-century chandelier lighting provides a fairy tale view of a unique living wall trailing with fern and ivy. The mirror ball shower room sits adjacent to this room.

The Cabin Room sits at the top of the house with a super king-sized bed that can be split to make a pair of twins. The room is fully panelled whilst stunning features include a 1940’s dressing console complete with brass band chair and a nautical needlepoint collection. The adjacent large bath and shower room includes a vintage roll-top bath and walk-in drench shower.