You'll find this Grade-II listed home tucked away in the medieval Cinque Port of Winchelsea. Characterful and colourful in equal measure, this house forgoes the typical English cottage design in exchange for bold Indian-inspired interiors. An eclectic mix of antique furniture, art from a noted British-Indian artist and kaleidoscope-hued soft furnishings create a truly one-of-kind escape. We're smitten with every inch, from the roll-top bathtub to the kitchen stocked with everything you'll need for cooking. The dining area is probably our favourite spot – we can imagine pulling up a rainbow-coloured throne chair and playing board games well into the evenings. We also love the garden, which has a custom-made outdoor kitchen with a built-in charcoal barbecue and a pizza oven for alfresco dining on summer nights. While kids play on the climbing frame, parents can savour a glass of bubbly around the fire pit, but during the winter months, curl up in front of the wood-burning fire for a Netflix movie night, instead. Location-wise, there's a great pub up the road for when you don't fancy cooking, as well as walks across Winchelsea towards Romney Marshes and Rye Harbour. When the sea comes calling, hop in the car, drive fifteen minutes to Camber Sands and spend the day by the ocean.
Home truths: *The two super king beds can convert into single beds on request
*This home is very child-friendly – the host can provide a travel cot, high chair, changing mat and children's dinnerware on request, while stair gates are fitted
*The shower pressure is on the lower side and could be stronger
*Please note that there's building works happening next door, so some construction noise is possible between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays
*Free street parking is generally available outside the property and on the nearby streets – you'll want a car to explore further afield
*This cottage has low doorways, so taller guests will need to mind their heads
*This home is set over three levels, with all bedrooms upstairs
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