Waterside, Sovereign Harbour
From $733 / week
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Waterside is a modern purpose built apartment right on the water' s edge at Sovereign Harbour yacht marina, Eastbourne. We offer minimum of one week's stay, and our changeover day is normally Saturday - but we can be more flexible in the low season.
The property was built around 12 years ago and furnished in comfortable homely style, including some of our family furniture which dates from the Arts and Crafts period. The sleeping arrangements are one double (king size bed) with en suite shower room, and a twin bedded room with separate family bathroom. The beds are comfortable and our linen and bath towels are professionally laundered. We pride ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
Frances (Bonny) J.
Frances (Bonny) J.
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Additional Location Information
The apartment building is situated right bang smack on the water's edge in Sovereign Harbour, which is one of the biggest composite yacht marinas in the UK. There is a nice selection of Waterfront bars, restaurants and coffee shops right across the harbour, within 10 minutes' level strolling distance. The Waterfront complex includes a number of stylish boutiques and gift shops as well as a great deli that specialises in local Sussex farmed and prepared foods. There is even a wine tasting bodega where you can sample fine wines to go with your chosen treats!
Just beyond the Waterfront is a complex of larger stores, known as "The Crumbles" after the shingle bank that makes up a large piece of the local coastline,Here everything for your day to day living can be obtained. There is good car parking space at The Crumbles - you don't have to walk far if you don't want to!
The harbour is an important stop for yachtsmen from Europe and further afield, and the sea-lock into the harbour is always busy in summertime, particularly in the early evenings, with sailors returning home or overseas visitors looking for a safe mooring for the night.
The seafront is nearby. It is a pebble beach, and sandy at low tide. There are plenty of good level footpaths along the beach and the town centre of Eastbourne is about 40 minutes on foot, with an excellent café / restaurant right on the beach - The Beachdeck - at about about half way point. Eastbourne is a traditional English seaside town, with convenient rail links to London and Gatwick Airport. There are two main theatres in town, a highly acclaimed art gallery, and many good restaurants and shops.
Eastbourne restaurants are many and the cuisine is varied - French, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Indian, Chinese - and not forgetting the good old English fish'n'chips - too many to list here, but ask us when you arrive, we have several favourites to recommend!
.Don't have a car? there is a regular bus service into Eastbourne town centre, as well as further afield, and plenty of taxis available.
The area around Eastbourne is interesting and historic, with stately homes and castles open to the public. We are near the towns of Hastings, Battle, Winchelsea and Brighton. Coastal East Sussex is known for its ancient Downland villages, many of which are tucked away in sheltered valleys, and most of which have the traditional Pub at its heart. Good traditional food and beers (many are brewed locally) are served, and the Ram at Firle, the Tiger at East Dean and the Sussex Ox and the Cricketers near Alfriston serve great "pub grub" - traditional hearty English treats! Arrive hungry - you wont be disappointed!
For those who enjoy walking, the nearby South Downs are easily accessible and the clifftop areas are particularly lovely giving great views across the English Channel. Visit the Beachy Head Pub right on top close to the cliffs and sit in their garden with a glass in your hand - the views are stunning!
The south coast of England has seen plenty of military action ever since the Romans arrived at nearby Pevensey Bay in AD48, since then it has seen the Norman Conquest in 1066, and there two historic forts constructed for the Napoleonic invasion that didnt happen in the early 19th century, which are well worth a visit. More recently in World War 2, the White Cliffs around Eastbourne were as famous a landmark for returning airmen as the Cliffs at Dover. There is a touching memorial to Bomber Command on the cliff top at Beachy Head
And now a bit of culture! Eastbourne has two main theatres, the Devonshire Park and the Congress, and excellent productions are put on throughout the year. The town of Brighton is about 20 miles to the west, with the Theatre Royal. All three theatres frequently put on pre West End (of London, that is!) productions with many household names taking starring roles. You may even have heard of some of them already!
The Crumbles has a multiplex cinema with plenty of choice, and an opportunity to see the best of what the British Film Industry can offer, as well as acclaimed films from all over the world.
Art galleries: in Eastbourne we have The Towner, which is right in the town centre, and in Hastings the Jerwood. They are both worth a visit, but the Jerwood has the added attraction of being situated right on the beach at Hastings Old Town (at the far, eastern end of the seafront) This is also where the Hastings fishing fleet hauls up onto the beach and all the paraphernalia of the fishing industry is right there - the tall sheds for drying fishnets, the fisherman's museum, and of course, that great British institution - the fish'n'chip shop - its a great day out! and if that wasn't enough, the old High Street, with its timbered buildings and antique shops are also just across the street. Well worth a browse - vintage clothing, ceramics, a great bakery / coffee shop, We absolutely love going there, and hope you do too!
Did you know that the South of England is now famous for its wine industry? there are vineyards nearby and visitors are welcome.
Brighton: a busy town with a historic centre. Visit the Pavillion - the seaside retreat of the Prince Regent, later King George IV
Tunbridge Wells - a Regency spa town, with great shops -about 30 miles to the north. Not far from here are Penshurst Place and Hever Castle, both closely associated with King Henry VIII - he of many marriages with often tragic endings!
Closer to home: Firle Place (we mentioned the Ram at Firle earlier) which is a lovely little gem of a stately home, the seat of the Gage family. Go for the day, have lunch at The Ram, drive up to the top of Firle Beacon, admire the view - the English Channel to the South, and London (on a clear day!) to the North.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: Newhaven, 11 miles
Nearest train station: Eastbourne, 5 miles
Nearest airport: London Gatwick, 30 miles
Car is not necessary