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What Oliver loves…
- The amazing sea views which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your very own hot tub!
- Excellent beaches and a wide variety of fantastic amenities are within easy walking distance making it ideal for those travelling without a car
- Two of the bedrooms feature zip & link beds which can be set up with either double or twin beds making it an ideal option for those holidaying with friends or family
- For an extra cost, two additional guests can be accommodated in a one-bedroom apartment on the same road!
Early Bird 2021
Book your 2021 villa holiday by the 28th February and receive:
• Welcome Hamper on Arrival
• Up to £100 Private Chef Voucher
• Free change on dates if restrictions mean you can't travel
• Ts&Cs apply
Skyfall holds a wonderful, elevated position nestled on the cliffs above St Leonards-on-Sea and enjoys magnificent sea views which can be enjoyed from the private sundeck. The beaches of West St Leonards and a variety of helpful amenities, including shops and eateries are within a ten-minute stroll of the house. Hastings, with its family-friendly attractions and trendy Old Town, is less than a thirty-minute walk or a five-minute car journey away.
Originally built as a hotel, Skyfall has been beautifully and lovingly transformed by its current owners, today boasting chic, contemporary interiors while still retaining a warm and homely feel throughout. Comfortably sleeping up to eleven guests, Skyfall makes the perfect location for a family celebration or get-together!
On the ground floor, guests will find the bright living accommodation which comprises of an open-plan kitchen and dining area, fully-equipped with all the tools a budding chef could need and access to the outdoor deck, the ultimate place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Also on the level, is the lounge with comfy corner sofa and large smart TV, a fantastic space for cosy movie nights with your loved ones. Upstairs, the five bedrooms are split across the first and second floors, which are accessed by the grand original Edwardian staircase.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with king-size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom, with excellent sea views which can be enjoyed from the free standing bath tub, as well as a second king-size double bedroom, again with en-suite bathroom and a children’s room with fun bunk beds. Upstairs, on the second floor are the remaining two bedrooms, a king-size double room, which can be set up with twin single beds on request and a triple room with three single beds, which again can be set up with a king-size double and an additional single bed on a request basis. Both of these bedrooms benefit from their very own en-suite shower rooms.
Outside, guests will enjoy spending Summer evenings enjoying yummy barbecues al fresco on the terrace while admiring the picturesque coastline views. There is no better place to relax after an action-packed day exploring this wonderful part of Sussex than in the private hot tub!
*Get 4-nights mid-week for the price of 3-nights at the weekend! Please note that for mid-week stays beginning on a Monday, there is a 4-night minimum stay.
*For those travelling in groups of more than 11, a one-bedroom apartment located on the same road just meters away from Skyfall is available to rent in conjunction with the main house, subject to availability, raising capacity to 13. The apartment boasts a living room with Juliet balcony and sea views, fully-equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. There will be an additional charge of £150 per night for the apartment, please enquire on booking.
What you should know…
- The home is in a residential area and so late night noise should be kept to a minimum
- West St Leonards station is less than a 10-minute walk from Skyfall making it the perfect choice for those wanting to leave the car at home!
- Living room with smart TV and seating for 9
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities for 12 and terrace access
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom with free standing bath and sea views
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Children’s bunk bed room (sleeping 2)
- Bedroom with king-size zip & link bed (room can be set up with twin single beds or king-size double on request) and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with triple single beds (room can be set up with king-size double and additional single bed on request) and en-suite shower room
- Hot tub
- Dining facilities
- Sea views
- Wood burner
- 400 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton bedding
- Smart TVs with Netflix
- Selection of board games & DVDs
- Washing machine
- Cot(s) & highchair(s) available on request
- Roadside parking available on first come, first served basis
Skyfall holds a wonderful position within St Leonards-on-Sea in walking distance of the beach and a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Neighbouring Hastings is less than a 5-minute car journey away and is a must-visit with its family-friendly attractions, including Hastings Castle, Smugglers Adventure, Blue Reef Aquarium and Adventure Golf courses, as well as its artsy and happening Old Town with independent eateries and excellent boutique shopping. Hastings Country Park is a 15-minute car journey from Skyfall, choose to walk from the Old Town or enjoy a ride on the East Hill funicular to the top of the cliffs, the views are breathtaking, and the walks wonderful, whether you are looking for a serious hike or simply fancy a peaceful stroll!
Further afield and for any history enthusiasts, Battle Abbey is less than a 20-minute car journey away, while Bodiam and Scotney Castles are both within a 40-minute journey. The postcard-perfect medieval town of Rye is one of England’s best kept secrets, bursting with charm and character, it is just half an hour away and is well-worth a visit!
Skyfall makes an excellent venue for a reunion of friends with it being in such easy reaching distance of the capital. West St Leonards station is only a 90-minute train journey away from London Bridge and is less than a 10-minute stroll from the house!
|Nearest Train Station||
West St Leonards
Azur, St Leonards
Co-Op Food, St Leonards
St Leonards Beach
Beauport Golf & Country Club
With beautiful countryside, charming coastal haunts and some great cities and culture (with London itself just a short train ride away) Sussex is full of surprises. But with all the history, culture and landscapes of both East and West Sussex to explore, how do you know where to start?
Luckily, our fantastic Sussex travel guide is here to steer you in the right direction whether you’re looking for the top sights, unforgettable activities or just some well-earned R&R – and our cottages in Sussex make the perfect place to stay while you’re making the most of this beautiful county.
Skyfall makes an excellent choice for families travelling with children. St Leonards beach and a wide variety of shops and restaurants are located within easy walking distance, even for little legs! Neighbouring Hastings offers visitors a wide number of family-friendly attractions, including an aquarium and excellent crazy golf courses. One of the bedrooms features bunk beds making it ideal for children, the perfect room for a fun sleepover! The Wi-Fi and Smart TVs should keep the older children entertained in the evenings. For the little ones, cots and highchairs can be provided at the home on request.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Easy By Train
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Indoor Games
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
The lead booker must be over 30 years of age.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||£1000 credit card authorisation to be taken prior to arrival and to be released in full subject to a damage inspection on departure|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Internet access?||Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price|
|Changeover day||Friday (Monday for 4-night mid-week stays)|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay at weekends. For mid-week stays beginning on a Monday, there is a 4-night minimum stay.|
|Pets welcome?||No pets|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
|Other Ts and Cs||No stag or hen do's, fireworks or amplified live music. Please be respectful of neighbours and limit outside noise after 10pm.|
|Other 2||Outdoor shoes should not be worn above ground floor level, slippers are provided|
|Other 3||For those in groups of more than 11, a 1-bedroom apartment, located on the same road is available to be rented in conjunction with the main house subject to availability. There will be an additional charge of £150 per night for this, please enquire at time of booking.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jan 15th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021||£1,570||£1,570||£1,570||£1,570|
|Feb 5th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021||£1,617||£1,885||£1,885||£1,885|
|Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021||£1,908||£2,241||£2,326||£2,326|
|Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 26th 2021||£1,570||£1,801||£1,801||£1,801|
|Feb 26th 2021 - Mar 19th 2021||£1,570||£1,675||£1,675||£1,675|
|Mar 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021||£1,570||£1,712||£1,712||£1,712|
|Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021||£2,540||£2,983||£3,098||£3,098|
|Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||£2,919||£3,427||£3,551||£3,551|
|Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||£2,636||£3,062||£3,062||£3,062|
|Apr 23rd 2021 - Apr 30th 2021||£1,906||£2,253||£2,426||£2,426|
|Apr 30th 2021 - May 28th 2021||£2,255||£2,622||£2,622||£2,622|
|May 28th 2021 - Jun 4th 2021||£3,146||£3,674||£3,692||£3,692|
|Jun 4th 2021 - Jun 11th 2021||£2,757||£3,146||£3,146||£3,146|
|Jun 11th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021||£2,531||£2,963||£3,020||£3,020|
|Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||£2,612||£3,040||£3,040||£3,040|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 9th 2021||£2,868||£3,400||£3,724||£3,724|
|Jul 9th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||£3,145||£3,696||£3,855||£3,855|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021||£3,198||£3,760||£3,933||£3,933|
|Jul 23rd 2021 - Jul 30th 2021||£3,460||£4,060||£4,195||£4,195|
|Jul 30th 2021 - Aug 6th 2021||£3,565||£4,189||£4,365||£4,365|
|Aug 6th 2021 - Aug 13th 2021||£3,649||£4,292||£4,501||£4,501|
|Aug 13th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021||£3,880||£4,548||£4,673||£4,673|
|Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 10th 2021||£2,767||£3,240||£3,308||£3,308|
|Sep 10th 2021 - Sep 24th 2021||£2,507||£2,949||£3,094||£3,094|
|Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021||£1,922||£2,280||£2,507||£2,507|
|Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||£1,864||£2,207||£2,402||£2,402|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||£2,547||£2,986||£3,072||£3,072|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021||£2,058||£2,433||£2,620||£2,620|
|Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||£1,591||£1,858||£1,864||£1,864|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||£3,708|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022||-||-||£3,169||£3,859|
|Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||£1,602||£1,995||£2,388||£3,933|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||£1,570||£1,570||£1,570||£1,570|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022||£1,617||£1,885||£1,885||£1,885|
|Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022||£1,908||£2,241||£2,326||£2,326|
|Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022||£1,570||£1,801||£1,801||£1,801|
|Feb 25th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||£1,570||£1,675||£1,675||£1,675|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Mar 25th 2022||£1,570||£1,712||£1,712||£1,712|
|Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||£2,540||£2,983||£3,098||£3,098|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||£2,919||£3,427||£3,551||£3,551|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022||£2,636||£3,062||£3,062||£3,062|
|Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||£1,906||£2,253||£2,426||£2,426|
|Apr 29th 2022 - May 27th 2022||£2,255||£2,622||£2,622||£2,622|
|May 27th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2022||£3,146||£3,674||£3,692||£3,692|
|Jun 3rd 2022 - Jun 10th 2022||£2,757||£3,146||£3,146||£3,146|
|Jun 10th 2022 - Jun 24th 2022||£2,531||£2,963||£3,020||£3,020|
|Jun 24th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||£2,612||£3,040||£3,040||£3,040|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 8th 2022||£2,868||£3,400||£3,724||£3,724|
|Jul 8th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||£3,145||£3,696||£3,855||£3,855|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Jul 19th 2022||£3,198||£3,760||£3,933||£3,933|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jan 15th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021||€1,660||€1,660||€1,660||€1,660|
|Feb 5th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021||€1,710||€1,980||€1,993||€1,993|
|Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021||€2,018||€2,350||€2,460||€2,460|
|Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 26th 2021||€1,660||€1,904||€1,904||€1,904|
|Feb 26th 2021 - Mar 19th 2021||€1,660||€1,771||€1,771||€1,771|
|Mar 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021||€1,660||€1,810||€1,810||€1,810|
|Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021||€2,686||€3,129||€3,276||€3,276|
|Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||€3,087||€3,594||€3,754||€3,754|
|Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||€2,787||€3,225||€3,238||€3,238|
|Apr 23rd 2021 - Apr 30th 2021||€2,016||€2,362||€2,565||€2,565|
|Apr 30th 2021 - May 28th 2021||€2,384||€2,759||€2,773||€2,773|
|May 28th 2021 - Jun 4th 2021||€3,327||€3,854||€3,904||€3,904|
|Jun 4th 2021 - Jun 11th 2021||€2,915||€3,327||€3,327||€3,327|
|Jun 11th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021||€2,676||€3,108||€3,193||€3,193|
|Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||€2,762||€3,196||€3,215||€3,215|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 9th 2021||€3,032||€3,565||€3,937||€3,937|
|Jul 9th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||€3,326||€3,876||€4,076||€4,076|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021||€3,381||€3,943||€4,158||€4,158|
|Jul 23rd 2021 - Jul 30th 2021||€3,659||€4,258||€4,436||€4,436|
|Jul 30th 2021 - Aug 6th 2021||€3,770||€4,393||€4,616||€4,616|
|Aug 6th 2021 - Aug 13th 2021||€3,858||€4,502||€4,759||€4,759|
|Aug 13th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021||€4,103||€4,770||€4,941||€4,941|
|Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 10th 2021||€2,926||€3,399||€3,498||€3,498|
|Sep 10th 2021 - Sep 24th 2021||€2,651||€3,093||€3,271||€3,271|
|Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021||€2,032||€2,390||€2,651||€2,651|
|Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||€1,971||€2,314||€2,540||€2,540|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||€2,693||€3,132||€3,248||€3,248|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021||€2,176||€2,551||€2,770||€2,770|
|Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||€1,682||€1,949||€1,971||€1,971|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||€3,921|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022||-||-||€3,351||€4,081|
|Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||€1,694||€2,087||€2,480||€4,158|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||€1,660||€1,660||€1,660||€1,660|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022||€1,710||€1,980||€1,993||€1,993|
|Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022||€2,018||€2,350||€2,460||€2,460|
|Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022||€1,660||€1,904||€1,904||€1,904|
|Feb 25th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||€1,660||€1,771||€1,771||€1,771|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Mar 25th 2022||€1,660||€1,810||€1,810||€1,810|
|Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||€2,686||€3,129||€3,276||€3,276|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||€3,087||€3,594||€3,754||€3,754|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022||€2,787||€3,225||€3,238||€3,238|
|Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||€2,016||€2,362||€2,565||€2,565|
|Apr 29th 2022 - May 27th 2022||€2,384||€2,759||€2,773||€2,773|
|May 27th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2022||€3,327||€3,854||€3,904||€3,904|
|Jun 3rd 2022 - Jun 10th 2022||€2,915||€3,327||€3,327||€3,327|
|Jun 10th 2022 - Jun 24th 2022||€2,676||€3,108||€3,193||€3,193|
|Jun 24th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||€2,762||€3,196||€3,215||€3,215|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 8th 2022||€3,032||€3,565||€3,937||€3,937|
|Jul 8th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||€3,326||€3,876||€4,076||€4,076|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Jul 19th 2022||€3,381||€3,943||€4,158||€4,158|
Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Jan 15th 2021 - Feb 5th 2021||$2,018||$2,018||$2,018||$2,018|
|Feb 5th 2021 - Feb 12th 2021||$2,079||$2,348||$2,423||$2,423|
|Feb 12th 2021 - Feb 19th 2021||$2,452||$2,785||$2,989||$2,989|
|Feb 19th 2021 - Feb 26th 2021||$2,018||$2,275||$2,315||$2,315|
|Feb 26th 2021 - Mar 19th 2021||$2,018||$2,153||$2,153||$2,153|
|Mar 19th 2021 - Mar 26th 2021||$2,018||$2,200||$2,200||$2,200|
|Mar 26th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021||$3,265||$3,707||$3,981||$3,981|
|Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 16th 2021||$3,752||$4,259||$4,563||$4,563|
|Apr 16th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021||$3,387||$3,825||$3,935||$3,935|
|Apr 23rd 2021 - Apr 30th 2021||$2,450||$2,796||$3,118||$3,118|
|Apr 30th 2021 - May 28th 2021||$2,898||$3,272||$3,370||$3,370|
|May 28th 2021 - Jun 4th 2021||$4,043||$4,571||$4,745||$4,745|
|Jun 4th 2021 - Jun 11th 2021||$3,543||$3,992||$4,043||$4,043|
|Jun 11th 2021 - Jun 25th 2021||$3,253||$3,684||$3,881||$3,881|
|Jun 25th 2021 - Jul 2nd 2021||$3,356||$3,791||$3,907||$3,907|
|Jul 2nd 2021 - Jul 9th 2021||$3,686||$4,218||$4,750||$4,785|
|Jul 9th 2021 - Jul 16th 2021||$4,042||$4,593||$4,954||$4,954|
|Jul 16th 2021 - Jul 23rd 2021||$4,109||$4,671||$5,054||$5,054|
|Jul 23rd 2021 - Jul 30th 2021||$4,447||$5,046||$5,391||$5,391|
|Jul 30th 2021 - Aug 6th 2021||$4,582||$5,205||$5,610||$5,610|
|Aug 6th 2021 - Aug 13th 2021||$4,690||$5,333||$5,784||$5,784|
|Aug 13th 2021 - Sep 3rd 2021||$4,987||$5,654||$6,005||$6,005|
|Sep 3rd 2021 - Sep 10th 2021||$3,556||$4,029||$4,251||$4,251|
|Sep 10th 2021 - Sep 24th 2021||$3,222||$3,664||$3,976||$3,976|
|Sep 24th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021||$2,470||$2,828||$3,186||$3,222|
|Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 15th 2021||$2,396||$2,739||$3,082||$3,087|
|Oct 15th 2021 - Oct 29th 2021||$3,273||$3,712||$3,947||$3,947|
|Oct 29th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021||$2,645||$3,020||$3,367||$3,367|
|Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021||$2,045||$2,311||$2,396||$2,396|
|Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021||-||-||-||$4,765|
|Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022||-||-||$4,073||$4,960|
|Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2022||$2,058||$2,452||$2,845||$5,054|
|Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 4th 2022||$2,018||$2,018||$2,018||$2,018|
|Feb 4th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022||$2,079||$2,348||$2,423||$2,423|
|Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022||$2,452||$2,785||$2,989||$2,989|
|Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022||$2,018||$2,275||$2,315||$2,315|
|Feb 25th 2022 - Mar 18th 2022||$2,018||$2,153||$2,153||$2,153|
|Mar 18th 2022 - Mar 25th 2022||$2,018||$2,200||$2,200||$2,200|
|Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022||$3,265||$3,707||$3,981||$3,981|
|Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022||$3,752||$4,259||$4,563||$4,563|
|Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022||$3,387||$3,825||$3,935||$3,935|
|Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022||$2,450||$2,796||$3,118||$3,118|
|Apr 29th 2022 - May 27th 2022||$2,898||$3,272||$3,370||$3,370|
|May 27th 2022 - Jun 3rd 2022||$4,043||$4,571||$4,745||$4,745|
|Jun 3rd 2022 - Jun 10th 2022||$3,543||$3,992||$4,043||$4,043|
|Jun 10th 2022 - Jun 24th 2022||$3,253||$3,684||$3,881||$3,881|
|Jun 24th 2022 - Jul 1st 2022||$3,356||$3,791||$3,907||$3,907|
|Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 8th 2022||$3,686||$4,218||$4,750||$4,785|
|Jul 8th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022||$4,042||$4,593||$4,954||$4,954|
|Jul 15th 2022 - Jul 19th 2022||$4,109||$4,671||$5,054||$5,054|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
Katie & Max O'Rourke
How long have you owned the property?
About 5 years. We were looking for a family home with outside space and had gone for a walk to look at a property we knew was for sale. We walked past what is now Skyfall on our way – it was a 23 bedroom nursing home that had been put up for sale. My husband wasn’t interested in the other property but this one got his attention! We viewed it the next day – it still had all the nursing home equipment, zimmer frames, books, chairs, even false teeth! But Max saw the potential immediately and we put in an offer that day. It took four years of work to restore it to its former glory (it was originally a hotel), and we changed it into 2 5-bedroomed houses, one of which we live in, the other is Skyfall.
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The view! The property has panoramic views of the English Channel. As soon as we walked into the lounge (of the nursing home) and looked out to sea, we knew it would make the most fabulous house for people to stay in. It also had a lot of original features that made us realise how grand it must once have been. The cornicing and the original staircase were very impressive.
Do you have a favourite room in the property?
That’s a hard one, we love them all! The kitchen diner because of the wood-burner, the décor and the views. But also, not strictly a room but we love the hot tub on the decking. When you are in it, all you can see is the ocean.
For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Hastings and St Leonards are really quirky places, there is always something going on! From the Sea Food and Wine Festival, to Jack in the Green, there is an event on every weekend through the summer. We LOVE swimming in the sea here from April/May onwards – that would have to be our top recommendation!
Second on the list would be the coastal walks. Head West out of Skyfall and follow the beach all the way to the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill for lunch. Get the train back to West St Leonards station (5 minute walk from the house). Head East out of the house and along the front to the Old Part of town from where you can climb up the cliffs into the Hastings Country Park. Essentially they’re a 7 mile extension to the South Downs with incredibly scenery and walking trails that will challenge even the most seasoned of walkers.
Just round the corner is the best burger place – Half Man Half Burger. Check out the incredible grass-fed burgers and the cheesy fries. They also do great veggie and vegan options and killer desserts! For something a little special we recommend Graze on Grand or St Clements. My favourite restaurant is Farmyard on the Kings Rd.
The old town of Hastings is a must see, it has so much character and a lot for families to do. You can also escape from the town on one of the 2 Victorian Funicular lifts, up the cliffs and into the Hastings Country Park (designated area of outstanding natural beauty). We love going for long walks along the beautiful stretch of coastline.
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Come to Skyfall in the middle of Winter and you get to see both spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the sea-facing rooms. Christmas day started with us all in the hot tub for sunrise. Glass of Prosecco in hand, wood-burner lit, and the whole family together. It’s a memory that will stay with me forever.
Amazing house! Everything was thought about in the house. All the rooms were beautifully designed and the hot tub was amazing on a cold evening. The owners live right next door so are there to help if you need anything.
What a fabulous few days away. Our days were full of laughter, relaxation and luxury, partly thanks to this beautiful house but mainly down to these wonderful people I am lucky enough to call my friends. Faultless!! Thank you x
Wouldn't change a thing!
Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend break - the house is beyond incredible! Perfectly kitted out for our stay, we loved every second. The view is fabulous, wouldn't change a thing!
Wow this house! I've stayed in some 5* resorts, cottages, apartments etc, all over the world and this is right up there with the best. There isn't anything that hasn't been thought of from hooks by the hot tub for your robes, slippers to wear all weekend, REN products, towels to use for the hot tub. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the whole house has a feel of class. Elegant style, stunning location, infinity hot tub and a really warm welcome. I couldn't recommend this highly enough and we will all definitely be back!
Thank you so much for the perfect venue for our weekend away. The house is just beautiful and we loved exploring & relaxing in the hot tub. We will definitely be back!
House was everything we needed...
A fabulous weekend had to celebrate my 50th... the house was everything we needed for a brilliant weekend celebration. Thank you!
Had an amazing week in your beautiful home. Views incredible, hot tub wonderful and accommodation exquisite. Thank you!
Five star house
Had a fantastic week. The house is amazing, plenty of room for everyone! The views are beautiful especially from the hot tub. Had great fun exploring the area, so much for everyone to do/see. We have had fantastic weather and eaten some outstanding food. Definitely a five star house and a five star holiday.
What an absolute dream...
What an absolute dream this house is. We have has the lovliest week enjoying it and the hot tub! Everything has been thought of making for a reallly relaxing stay. Thank you! We hope to return!
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