Skyfall

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

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Exclusive Recommended Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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!

*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.

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What you should know…

  • The home is semi-detached and is in a residential area and so late night noise should be kept to a minimum
  • Roadside parking is available, however, this is on a first come, first served basis and so we advise considering travelling by train, West St Leonards station is less than a 10-minute walk from Skyfall!

Property Features

Internet Hot Tub BBQ Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Living room with smart TV and seating for 9
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities for 12 and terrace access
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- 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)

Second Floor
- 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

Exterior Grounds
- Hot tub
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- Sea views

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- 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

Location

About the surrounding area of Skyfall
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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!

Local Amenities
Nearest Train Station West St Leonards

(0.6km)

Nearest Town/City St Leonards-on-Sea

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant Azur, St Leonards

(700m)

Nearest Supermarket Co-Op Food, St Leonards

(1km)

Nearest Beach St Leonards Beach

(700m)

Nearest Golf Beauport Golf & Country Club

(6km)

Region

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

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

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

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

Terms & Conditions

-    No stag/hen parties or similar
-    Lead booker must be 30years +
-    No outdoor shoes to be worn above ground floor level (slippers are provided)
-    No amplified live music
-    No fireworks

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
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
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
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs No stag or hen do's or amplified live music. Please be respectful of neighbours and limit outside noise after 10pm.
Other 2 The lead booker must be over 30 years of age.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £1,388 £1,548 £1,607 £1,607
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - £3,820
Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020 £1,015 £1,137 £1,218 £1,218
Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 £1,097 £1,229 £1,316 £1,316
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 21st 2020 £1,524 £1,707 £1,829 £1,829
Feb 21st 2020 - Mar 20th 2020 £1,097 £1,229 £1,316 £1,316
Mar 20th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 £1,121 £1,256 £1,347 £1,347
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 £2,292 £2,572 £2,800 £2,800
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 £2,039 £2,285 £2,452 £2,452
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £1,529 £1,719 £1,893 £1,893
May 1st 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £1,826 £2,046 £2,193 £2,193
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 £2,527 £2,830 £3,033 £3,033
May 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 £2,030 £2,276 £2,455 £2,455
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020 £2,112 £2,365 £2,535 £2,535
Jul 3rd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £2,270 £2,550 £2,800 £2,800
Jul 10th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 £2,331 £2,621 £2,902 £2,902
Jul 24th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 £2,749 £3,080 £3,306 £3,306
Jul 31st 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 £2,790 £3,125 £3,352 £3,352
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 £3,035 £3,417 £3,799 £3,820
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 £2,030 £2,276 £2,455 £2,455
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 2nd 2020 £1,663 £1,866 £2,030 £2,030
Oct 2nd 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 £1,607 £1,800 £1,928 £1,928
Oct 23rd 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £2,030 £2,281 £2,510 £2,510
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £1,388 £1,548 £1,607 £1,607
Dec 18th 2020 - May 21st 2021 - - - £3,820

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €1,522 €1,683 €1,763 €1,763
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - €4,191
Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020 €1,114 €1,236 €1,337 €1,337
Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 €1,203 €1,335 €1,444 €1,444
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 21st 2020 €1,672 €1,855 €2,007 €2,007
Feb 21st 2020 - Mar 20th 2020 €1,203 €1,335 €1,444 €1,444
Mar 20th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 €1,230 €1,365 €1,478 €1,478
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 €2,515 €2,795 €3,072 €3,072
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 €2,237 €2,483 €2,690 €2,690
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €1,678 €1,867 €2,056 €2,076
May 1st 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €2,004 €2,223 €2,406 €2,406
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 €2,772 €3,076 €3,327 €3,327
May 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 €2,227 €2,473 €2,693 €2,693
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020 €2,317 €2,570 €2,781 €2,781
Jul 3rd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €2,490 €2,770 €3,050 €3,072
Jul 10th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 €2,558 €2,848 €3,138 €3,184
Jul 24th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 €3,016 €3,347 €3,627 €3,627
Jul 31st 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 €3,061 €3,396 €3,678 €3,678
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 €3,330 €3,712 €4,094 €4,191
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 €2,227 €2,473 €2,693 €2,693
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 2nd 2020 €1,825 €2,028 €2,227 €2,227
Oct 2nd 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 €1,763 €1,956 €2,116 €2,116
Oct 23rd 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €2,227 €2,478 €2,729 €2,753
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €1,522 €1,683 €1,763 €1,763
Dec 18th 2020 - May 21st 2021 - - - €4,191

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $1,683 $1,844 $1,949 $1,949
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - $4,634
Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020 $1,232 $1,353 $1,475 $1,478
Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 $1,330 $1,462 $1,594 $1,596
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 21st 2020 $1,849 $2,032 $2,215 $2,219
Feb 21st 2020 - Mar 20th 2020 $1,330 $1,462 $1,594 $1,596
Mar 20th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 $1,360 $1,495 $1,629 $1,634
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 17th 2020 $2,780 $3,060 $3,340 $3,397
Apr 17th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 $2,474 $2,719 $2,964 $2,973
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $1,855 $2,044 $2,233 $2,295
May 1st 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $2,215 $2,434 $2,654 $2,660
May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020 $3,065 $3,368 $3,672 $3,679
May 29th 2020 - Jun 26th 2020 $2,463 $2,708 $2,953 $2,977
Jun 26th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020 $2,561 $2,815 $3,068 $3,075
Jul 3rd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $2,753 $3,033 $3,313 $3,397
Jul 10th 2020 - Jul 24th 2020 $2,827 $3,118 $3,408 $3,520
Jul 24th 2020 - Jul 31st 2020 $3,335 $3,665 $3,996 $4,010
Jul 31st 2020 - Aug 7th 2020 $3,384 $3,719 $4,055 $4,066
Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 4th 2020 $3,681 $4,063 $4,445 $4,634
Sep 4th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 $2,463 $2,708 $2,953 $2,977
Sep 25th 2020 - Oct 2nd 2020 $2,017 $2,220 $2,423 $2,463
Oct 2nd 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020 $1,949 $2,142 $2,335 $2,339
Oct 23rd 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $2,463 $2,713 $2,964 $3,044
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $1,683 $1,844 $1,949 $1,949
Dec 18th 2020 - May 21st 2021 - - - $4,634

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Owners
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...

Really do?
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.

Really eat?
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.

Really see?

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.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

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.

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