Mrs Jacobs, August 2019
This is a fantastic peaceful little cottage, we are a family of four, although the kids are now 19 and 21! There was plenty of space for all of us, although as stated in the listing the stairs are a little tight. The living room has comfy chairs for 4 with two single seat comfy chairs and a two seat sofa, dining space for four, TV etc and of course wifi throughout which was a reliable 50Mbps during our stay here. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other as twin, and both rooms do have doors, (only mentioned the doors as I couldn't see them on the pictures). The kitchen is well equipped and had everything I needed to feed the four of us, and the bathroom looked freshly re-fitted with a lovely large shower over the bath, no signs of age or mould in here. We didn't need any heating whilst we were here, but I can imagine it would be warm and cosy in poor weather with storage heaters and an electric fire in the sitting room. No problems with parking my large car with plenty of turning space, no low walls to worry about as mentioned previously by others, in fact I reckon there is easily space for multiple vehicles. The beach is no more than a 45 second walk from the cottage door and is fantastic for the first coffee of the day or for the Gin at sunset. Graham was a fantastic host, nearby if you needed anything, nothing was too much trouble.
The beach is great for all ages, and has plenty of sand when there is a long runoff at low tide, check the height and timing of the tide for this though if it is the sand you want. There is a small group of seals that populate the local area and provide hours of entertainment, and the sea seems rich with sprats and mackerel, we frequently saw shoals of both jumping and when the mackerel chased the sprats on shore the pickings were literally made off the beach. If you enjoy fishing then take your rod to the end of the jetty when the tide is coming in, catches of a dozen or so mackerel in an hour or so seemed to be regular! You can't get much fresher and they were fantastic on the BBQ.
Lots to do for all ages in the near vicinity so simple to keep all ages busy, if you don't want to drive then the railway station, a 4 or 5 minute walk away, may be small but seems very well served, we went to Hastings for a day using the train, and at £15 return for 4 adults seemed good value.
In summary, a great well equipped cottage, in a lovely location. Would I recommend it, Yes, Would I consider returning, Yes.