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Old Town Bolthole

Hastings, East Sussex




2 guests

Bedrooms / beds

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Old Town Bolthole is a real romantic gem in the heart of Hastings Old Town, perfect for exploring all the town has to offer.

To reach Old Town Bolthole, you have to walk through a narrow twitten that runs between the properties. I’m sure in days gone by, it would have been used by smugglers to hide and move contraband. Through the twitten and turn right then head up the stairs, the bottom stone steps thought to be used as mounting stones for climbing onto your horseback in the day.

You enter the cottage into the kitchen, which is quaint, quirky and perfectly formed. Although small, there is a two ring hob and a combination oven/microwave provided should you wish to stay in and cook. Although there are no washing facilities, the local laundrette is only a 5-minute walk from the property. From the kitchen, you head into the lounge, with its wood-burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD, WiFi and comfy armchairs. A dining table and chairs are positioned in front of the window, the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of East Cliff Hill.

Head up the stairs and you have your modern shower room and a cosy bedroom with White Company bed linen and towels to provide that touch of luxury.

If you book a stay in the cottage, you have everything on your doorstep, from lovely delis, restaurants and cafes, so no need to cook if you do not wish to. A stay in the Old Town Bolthole is a chance to relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the working week. Easy to reach by road or train, so the perfect weekend retreat.

As the property was built back in the 1400’s, it does have some quaint traits - narrow, steep staircase and low ceilings in places, so care is needed in order to avoid bumping heads, but I’m sure you will agree it's all worth it, to stay in such a unique property in the heart of Hastings Old Town.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with 2 ring hob and combination oven/microwave
  • Lounge with TV, Wifi, wood burner & dining area
  • Double bedroom
  • Shower room
  • In the heart of Hastings Old Town

2 nights minimum stay

Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights. Just enter dates


guests: 2
Bathrooms: 1
beds: 1
Type: Cottage



Bed linen & bath towels provided
Wood burner
Electric 2 ring hob
Combination oven/microwave
Digital Bluetooth Radio

Additional Information

Low ceiling, guests over 6ft may struggle with the height restriction
Steep, narrow staircase
No parking available. Several council car parks close by and metered parking opposite
No washing machine but a local laundrette a 5-minute walk

House Rules

No Smoking
No Children
No Dogs


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4 Reviews

4 Reviews

  • Sylvie

    If you are going to stay in Hastings, this is by far the best area. The apartment is small and quaint, but tastefully decorated and ideally situated. The "First in Last out" pub opposite does good food and sometimes live music. There's a council car-park nearby (down a little alleyway near the pub) and the trendy shops and antiques are all within walking distance. If you have a car, there's plenty of great places to visit nearby (Rye, Sissinghurst, Battle, and a pub with great food in Pett).

  • Richard

    The Old Bolthole is in a great location in the old town. It is ‘cosy’ in size with a tiny kitchenette - but quite OK for a couple who are not very tall. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. Hastings is an interesting town about which we knew little before arriving. We will recommend it to friends with an interest in history and museums, exploring collectable shops, relaxing pubs and the nearby parks

  • Michelle

    The property was lovely and in a fantastic location

  • Christopher

    “A beautiful place to stay, right in the best part of Hastings. The property and service were without fault and I would love to stay here again.”

From £64 - 201/Night