1870s Old Town house home swap

Opposite Inspector Foyle's house in the Old Town and 2 mins from shops, 5 mins from the beach and 10 mins up to the Country Park or Castle via cliff railway, the house is on 3 floors with two double bedrooms and a third double bed/sitting room. There are two bathrooms, on the top and lower ground floors. The courtyard garden has a covered outdoor space and is a sun trap on the best days.

We also have a cat who could be included in the swap but that is optional.

About the location

Hastings is one of the historic English Cinque Ports, along with nearby Rye and Winchelsea. There is a long seafront, a pier, a working fishing beach, a lifeboat station, an important contemporary art gallery (the Jerwood), shipwreck and fishing museum, a lively music and art scene, many quirky shops, good restaurants featuring seafood, proper pubs, and a near year-round festival scene. Hastings Castle and Pirate Caves are on the West Hill and the Country Park on the East Hill. There are funicular railways to the top of both, a ride-on railway and rickshaws.

The borough includes St Leonards which offers impressive Georgian buildings, interesting shops, galleries, restaurants and parks.

There are good links to London by train and road, to other parts of the south coast or continent via Ashford (Eurostar), Folkestone (Eurotunnel) or Dover (ferry). Battle, Brighton and Canterbury can be reached by train or car. Not far away is the extraordinary landscape of Dungeness and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

Amongst the things to do (between shopping, and visiting the pubs) there is swimming, sailing, walking in the Country Park and along the coastal trail. It is an excellent place from which to explore the best parts of the South East (Kent and Sussex).

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • No pets allowed

Hastings (HE25528)

East Sussex,   England

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 6) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • USA

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 04 Sep 2017