Cliff End View
Pett Level, East Sussex I Sleeps: 12 | Bedrooms: 5 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: No | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £795 per night midweek to £995 per night at weekends (3 – 7 night minimum stay)
Cliff End View is an Arts & Crafts gem of a house, stylishly and stunning renovated, with art, antiques and quirky finds that make every room a delight for the senses. But what really sets it apart, despite the gorgeousness of the interior, is the stunning garden and jaw-dropping views – thanks to its elevated, clifftop location – looking over Pett Level Beach from the rear, and across rolling Sussex countryside from the front.
The original house plus adjoining cottage comfortably accommodates groups of 12 adults, with its 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and multiple dining and relaxation spaces. The grounds and gardens are well-established, with a lush, almost Mediterranean feel, and offer plenty of places to stop, relax and take in the incredible views that this home’s position affords. If you’re up with the lark, take your morning coffee to the end of the garden and enjoy the sun rising over the sea. At the end of the day take a stroll with a glass of wine to watch the sunset over the rolling hills.
Inside, a predominantly white scheme to walls and floors serves to highlight some wonderful Arts & Crafts features, as well as show off the vintage furniture, beautiful textiles, and carefully curated art. With every detail provided for a memorable stay – fancy dress boxes, karaoke, table football and a Sonos sound system to name but a few – Cliff End View will provide the backdrop to the most memorable of Sussex escapes, and provide you with interiors inspiration for years to come.
The gardens, sitting atop the cliffs, are a real feature of this property. They are secluded, with stylish, mature planting, greenhouse, vegetable patch, koi pond, meadow, beehive, and a range of spaces to eat, relax, and lounge. There is a hot & cold outdoor shower to rinse off after a day on the beach, and a fully functional outdoor kitchen area with sink (available to use in the summer only).
There are stunning views over Pett Level Beach from the rear garden, and views across undulating Sussex countryside from the front.
Beach towels and outdoor blankets are provided for guest use.
Ground Floor – Main House
Kitchen with fireplace and dining table for 5. The kitchen is fully equipped with range cooker, additional oven, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, Magimix etc.
Breakfast room with dining table for 6, overlooking garden and decking
Living room with fireplace, TV, two large sofas and two love chairs
Ground Floor – Cottage
Entrance & utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
TV & living space with doors leading to terrace
Double height dining room that seats 14 comfortably
Fancy dress, karaoke & disco space. Door to terrace
First Floor – Main house
Master bedroom with super king size bed and en-suite
Small double guest bedroom with king size bed
First Floor – Cottage
Attic bedroom with 1 x king size bed and 1 x adult sized single bed. Ensuite bathroom
Second Floor – Main house
Large bedroom with 2 x double beds and ensuite
Small snug bedroom with single adult sized bed (please note that there is no window to the outside)
Outdoor kitchen area with sink and gas BBQ is available to use in the summer only. Beach towels and outdoor blankets are provided for guest use.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Travel cot & high chair provided on request
Pets: Pets are not allowed at this property.
Parking: Private parking for 3 cars
Please note: This property does not allow parties or large groups of friends and is only suited to family stays.
Cleaning fee: A cleaning fee of £250 is added to this property
Security deposit: A security deposit of £1,000 is taken for this property.
The village itself is small and peaceful, with a couple of country pubs, nestled between busier Rye and Hastings, and lies at the end of a sea defence wall that was built in the 1940’s. The beach here is quieter than those of neighbouring towns, and is dog friendly. At low tide it is possible to see the stumps of ancient trees, part of a fossilised forest dating back to the last Ice Age. Nearby ‘Pett Pools’ are a network of shallow lakes and reedbeds – a bird sanctuary, thanks to the wide range of bird life that they attract.
Camber Sands is just 20 minutes away by car, as are the bustling towns of Rye and Hastings. Much smaller – in fact the smallest town in England – Winchelsea is also worth a visit thanks to its vibrant history.
Things to do
The beach is on your doorstep and is wonderful whatever the season – whether it is bucket and spade and swimming in the summer or walking in the winter. It is deeply unspoilt, with no amusements, shops or cafes to distract from the rock pools, stretches of sand and shingle, birds, and added interest at low tide in the form of a fossilised forest dating back to the last Ice Age. Get even closer to nature with a walk through the bird sanctuary, or along the clifftops at Hastings Country Park.
Visitors to this area won’t want to miss Rye, which is a wonderful mix of historical interest & architecture, great places to eat, and quirky independent shops. While Hastings has attractions that range from the Blue Reef Aquarium to a gallery of contemporary British art, and the Shipwreck Museum.
Food & Drink
Rye is something of a foodie destination, thanks in part to the Rye Bay Scallop Festival, which draws visitors to the town in February, but also due its range of excellent independent suppliers and places to eat. You can buy the catch of the day on the harbour, delicious bread from The Lazy Bakery, or local Sussex wine from any number of local vineyards. In the summer you can pick your own produce at Tibbs Farm, and enjoy a trip to the Farm Shop and Café (with views over the Tillingham Valley towards Rye) while you are there. Webbe’s at the Fish Café serves excellent local seafood and now has a cookery school, too. The Globe Inn Marsh (Rye) has a new England seaside vibe and an extensive gin bar. The Ship Inn, and The Standard are both good gastropubs with good atmosphere.
If you need somewhere to unwind, but still be close to civilisation, you can’t do any better.
Absolutely amazing property set in the most beautiful gardens by the sea. The house is beautifully decorated, curated with some fantastic (and quirky) pieces of art, with wonderful spaces for socialising and relaxing. The kitchen was brilliantly kitted out too!