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Strand House Winchelsea

Winchelsea, East Sussex




12 guests

Bedrooms / beds

6 / 7



The Strand House sleeps 12 in a 6 bedroom all ensuites, 14th-century holiday cottage in the historic coastal town of Winchelsea, East Sussex.

The holiday cottage is enchanting, oozes history and is even older than the famous Mermaid Inn in Rye on Mermaid Street. It has had many uses over the years, a hospital run by monks, a village workhouse, a guest house during WWII and a hotel until recently. Now guests can enjoy the whole house to themselves & pretend to be Lord or Lady of the manor!

The holiday home is full of quirky characteristic charm, inglenook fireplaces, Sussex latch doors, oak beams, sloping floors, low ceilings and yet, with all the 21st-century benefits, including wifi.

You enter the property into the entrance hall, with a quiet library reading corner with books about local history. There is a dining room, lounge, kitchen and stairs leading to the bedrooms. The large dining room has an inglenook fireplace, space to comfortably seat everyone around the huge dining table, two seating areas and doors leading to the terrace. A great entertaining space for family and friends whether for a leisurely breakfast or a lively evening meal. The cosy lounge with an inglenook fireplace and wood burner, table & chairs for games and comfy sofa’s make it the perfect retreat to chill out after a busy day exploring. The kitchen is not the usual twee farmhouse style but an industrial, working kitchen, that will delight the budding chefs amongst you. Fully equipped for all your catering needs. Next to the kitchen is a small utility room with a washing machine and WC.

Stairs lead up from the hall to the bedrooms. There are six stylish bedrooms all with their unique finish, ensuite facilities and TVs. We have two twin bedrooms with a double and a single bed and the other four are all doubles.

The terrace off the dining room has ample tables and chairs for morning coffee or an evening tipple. Stairs lead up to the mature garden with a lawn area and established flower beds. There is parking for 6 cars on the gravel driveway.

The holiday cottage allows ‘babes in arms' and we can provide travel cots and highchairs but no children under eight years due to the age of the property, open stairs and low window and because the driveway is not gated. It is your responsibility to warn children of the danger of approaching the road unaccompanied.

We do allow two well-behaved dogs for an additional fee of £25 per dog, providing that they are kept on a lead whilst in the grounds, because the garden is not fully enclosed and we ask that you do not allow them on the furniture or upstairs in the bedrooms.

We can provide hampers on arrival, additional cleaning services, and shopping services, please ask at time of booking.

The Stand House is a great property for friends and families getting together to have a fun time but we do not allow stag or hen parties.

  • 6 ensuite bedrooms - 1 kingsize and 1 single, 1 kingsize, 1 double four-poster, 1 double sleigh bed, 1 double and 1 double and 1 single
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner in the lounge
  • Garden and terrace
  • Dog friendly - 2 well behaved dogs allowed
  • Parking for 6 cars

2 nights minimum stay

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guests: 12
Bathrooms: 6
beds: 7
Type: Cottage



Bed linen & bath towels provided
Travel cot on request (no linen provided)
Highchair on request
All bedrooms ensuite
TV's in all bedrooms & lounge
Gas oven & hob
Washing machine
2 Toasters
Hairdryers in all bedrooms
Large garden
Terrace area
Outdoor tables and chairs
Parking for 6 cars
Wood burner

Additional Information

Open staircases and low windows
Low beams
Old well to the front of the property, please warn children of the danger
Infants are permitted as long as they are not mobile

House Rules

No smoking
No parties
No hen or stag parties
No children under 8 due to the age of the property
Dogs not allowed in bedrooms


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1 Reviews

1 Reviews

  • Stephanie

    Very well kept and managed considering its years. A property with a lot of character in its architecture! Great communication and very helpful host.

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