Light airy seaside cottage with loads of character. There's a double bedroom, a twin and a double sofabed in the sitting room. It has wooden beams, skylights and a small but modern kitchen. There's a small seaside garden (shingle) with summer house.
The house has bags of charm, with high ceilings and lots of light. This has been our family holiday home for many years and we often lend it to family and friends. We come to relax here and we hope that you will love the informal atmosphere of the house.
We have accumulated plenty of books, toys, games, buckets and spades over the years which you are welcome to enjoy, and while we keep it clean and tidy, please don’t expect a minimalist beach house. It also shows the wear you'd expect from a well-loved family seaside house.
At the far end of the garden is a wooden summer house with a comfortable sofa - lovely to shelter from the sun on hot days and make the most of sunny but cooler days. The garden is a work in progress (with a pile of railway sleepers on one side which we are planning to have laid as decking shortly) but it's a wonderfully peaceful place to sit out in the sun listening to birdsong.
The kitchen is small but well equipped, with microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher, sharp knives. The bathroom has a mini bath, which adults will tend to use only as somewhere to stand while showering but which is perfect for bathing small children. The house is comfortable for 4, but can squeeze in 6 with use of the sofa bed although be aware that the skylights in the main room mean that the room gets light when the sun comes up. There is a travel cot for guest use, and it fits in either of the two bedrooms. There is a digital radio and in the main room there is an amplifier into which you can plug whatever device you have with you, through a standard headphone plug (provided).
The whole house is yours, except for the mezzanine where we have stored our stuff.
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We will be on the end of a phone but not local. Guests will also have the number of a local helper. We or they will be able to organise any help you need, although we don't anticipate any problems.
During August and September we are doing full-week stays only, from Saturday 3 p.m. to Saturday 11 a.m.
We expect guests to treat the house and its contents with respect but we also want them to relax - it's not a fussy house.
Sorry, no pets, no smoking.
I am a book publisher who runs a small independent company specialising in fiction and biography. I live in the Stoke Newington area of London with my wife Claire and three small children, six, four and one. I like getting away with the family, hectic as that can be. We travel to places that are comfortable but not fussy and have lots of places to see. Our hosting style is similar.