We had glorious weather over the May bank holiday weekend and had a second wonderful stay in Bridge House. We were 3 generations and two dogs and we were all very comfortable. The house is well furnished and the kitchen well equipped. We enjoyed a lot of our meals outside on the sun deck. The walk to the beach is only 10 minutes and there is a co-op close by for provisions.
We had days out in Hastings and Drusillas Zoo and the children spent time on Pett Level beach playing in rock pools where the dogs could go too. I would definitely recommend this holiday home.
On the second night we stayed at Bridge House a shower pipe broke and sprayed water everywhere. This was the first time we have ever had a major problem with a holiday cottage in fifty five years. We eventually had it repaired five days later so we were restricted with showering. Despite our explaining what happened the owner and agent effectively accused us of lying and said that we had pulled the pipe off the wall. Why we would do so they did not explain. We were charged nearly £200. All other problems reported were ignored - problem in freezer, broken macerator, wasps nest by bedroom window, four cars scraped their sumps etc. The building is a wooden shack so do not be taken in
This house is in a charming location, located on a small lane and about 5mins walk from the beach. It's very well equipped for 10 people - the communal areas are especially nice and the terrace is delightful for outdoor dining. The owner, Paul, couldn't have been more helpful with my various questions and provided an excellent house information sheet in advance of our stay. It was my birthday celebration weekend and the house was perfect.
Initially this property appears clean and modern. However, problems included : Having to sleep on the sofa cushions as our mattress which was thoroughly worn out with sharp springs sticking out of it; the second TV only had hard wooden dining chairs around it, not very relaxing after a long day, and the dining room was was also open plan to the living room with the other television; The kitchen sink had a broken macerator in it we were told not to use (in our view faulty electrical equipment in a sink should be removed before guests move in); one bedroom had a live wasp nest right outside the top opener of the window, which meant it could not be opened which in summer was not very good. This also affected our bedroom next door. However, the main problem during our holiday was the shower water pipe breaking WHEN NOBODY WAS USING IT - we went in there and water was pouring out of the wall. We called the owner who then charged us for a new shower. This meant that £204 of our £300 deposit was taken. We were offered no compensation for only having two showers for nine people, in addition to giving 13 hours with no water supply whilst waiting for the leak to be repaired.
The area was a complete revelation ... really pretty and plenty to do and see. The accommodation really worked well for us, providing for all our wants . It was comfortable and welcoming. We particularly liked the kitchen and dining area, which was a real social focal point.
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We were a family group of ten celebrating a 90th birthday. We had a brilliant week in this lovely, unusual and very comfortable property. The beds were extremely comfortable and everything we could have wished for was provided - it was exceptionally well equipped. We enjoyed the deck outside and the large amount of space inside. The location suited us well - a short walk to a lovely quiet beach and a short drive to both Rye and Hastings.
Great house for Christmas entertaining, very well appointed, clean, uncluttered and in an area where there is a lot to do, beach walks and pub near by make even winter weather cheerful. Appreciated four double bedrooms for adult group but some mattresses need toppers or replacing as springs can be felt. Living room could do with another sofa or chairs, instead of small table and chairs perhaps (?) as there is currently seating only for seven.
Decorated Christmas tree was a very thoughtful touch.
Thank you we had a lovely time.