Potting Cottage

...a romantic retreat in Hastings Old Town sleeping 2

Welcome to Potting Cottage

Located near the sea front and in Hastings historic old town, Potting Cottage offers the ideal opportunity for a romantic weekend for two, or for a longer and leisurely break. It is a converted early 19th century fisherman’s cottage that oozes charm and cosiness. Attached at its side is a smoke house that the fishermen would use to prepare the days catch of fish. Made fully residential in the 1970’s, both the smoke house and the cottage have been recently converted into the snug hideaway for holiday makers. The conversion retains the cottages rustic character while having been transformed into a special and stylish holiday home experience.

About Potting Cottage...

Located near the sea front and in Hastings historic Old Town, Potting Cottage offers an ideal escape for a romantic weekend for two or for a longer and leisurely break. It is an 19th century fisherman’s cottage that oozes charm and cosiness. Attached at the side is a fisherman’s smokehouse, now converted into a bathroom and kitchen. The cottage has been made into a snug hideaway for holiday makers. The conversion retains the cottages rustic character while having been transformed into a stylish holiday home experience.

Cottage layout-
You enter into the living/dining room. The centre piece of the room is a large inglenook fireplace which contains a working log burner. The room has solid wooden floors, a sofa bed and and an antique wooden armchair. There is a 32′ LCD TV, with built in DVD and Free View. The living room also contains a wooden dining table that seats four. Accessed by patio doors, is a small private courtyard which contains a portable barbeque, chairs and garden table.
Located in the lower part of the old smoke house, the kitchen is compactly furnished with a four ring ceramic hob cooker, washing machine, dish washer, fridge with ice box, microwave, kettle, toaster and stove top espresso maker. The kitchen has a supply of spices, herbs, olive oil, vinegar, tea, coffee and sugar.
On the the first floor, is the atmospheric bedroom with a vaulted ceiling from which hangs a vintage chandelier. The room is furnished with a built in cupboard an armchair, chest of drawers, king size zip and link bed, and TV, DVD with Free View.
From the bedroom, you have access to the bathroom, which was converted from the top part of the smoke house. Here you will find a walk in shower, toilet, basin,heated towel rail and mirrored bathroom cabinet containing a shaver point.

The cottage is ideally suited for one or two adults, as it contains one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. However, the king size bed can be detached into two single beds, or the sofa downstairs can fold out into a bed, if required. Please be aware that although the cottage is on two floors, the layout is open plan and the bathroom is accessed through the bedroom. Towels and bed sheets are provided. We also provide beach towels in the warmer months.
We are happy to have one or two small, house trained dogs stay. For the dogs, we provide two roll out blankets and food and water bowls.

The cottage has free WiFi . There is a picnic hamper for you to take out on days to the beach or the East Hill country park.
As the cottage is situated on a twitten/footpath so there is no dedicated parking, however, there are two pay and display car parks about five to ten minutes walk away and for unloading/loading luggage you can use Winding Street which is adjacent to the footpath. The Old Town itself is a small area, so everything is within walking distance.
Do be aware that as this is a coastal town there is naturally a noticeable population of sea gulls and sometimes they can be noisy.

Cottage summary
Ground floor
Living Room-
Unlimited WiFi
sofa(with fold out bed).
Picnic Hamper.
Fireplace with wood burner stove-logs and fire-lighters are provided.
Dining table with four chairs.
32 inch TV with DVD and Free view, i-player and remote.
Cupboard containing glasses, bowls, cutlery.
Kitchen- 4 ring hob cooker with grill and oven.
Washing machine with tablets.
Dish washer with tablets.
Fridge with freezer.
Cooking utensils, pots and pans.
Washing up liquid, dish cloths, dish towels, hand wash.
Coffee, tea , sugar, milk, salt. pepper, olive oil.

Garden table with four chairs.

First Floor
Two bedside cabinets.
Chest of drawers.
In built cupboard.
Iron, ironing board.
kingsize bed- can be separated into two single beds, with bedding provided..
TV with Free View, books, DVD’s.
En-suite Bathroom: Walk in shower, basin, toilet, cabinet with mirror.
Towels, hand wash, toilet paper, shower mat, band aids.

The cottage is centrally heated.

Minimum stay 3 night minimum stay except in July and August when it’s a 7 night minimum.
One month or more bookings accepted.

Check in is from 3pm and check out 10am, we can be flexible depending on bookings.
Bookings are for one or two guests.

We can accept one or two small, house trained, dogs and we can provide dog bowls and blankets.

In and Around the Old Town Hastings

The Old Town is situated in a valley between the East and West Hills. Many of its houses date back to the Tudor era, which can be seen on the High St. and All Saints St. Potting Cottage is located on a small pedestrian lane/twitten just off the High St. and about five minutes walk to the beach.
On the High St and nearby George St. you will find a number of classic Old Town pubs and a choice of cafes and restaurants.
The High St. additionally has a bakery, a greengrocers and a delicatessen. The area is also renowned for a number of antique shops many of them situated on Courthouse St. The Old Town leads directly onto the sea front area know as the Rock-a-Nore with its iconic 25 foot high wooden black huts, used to store fishing nets and equipment and still used to this day. By the huts is the Stade (meaning landing place), where Hastings has Europe’s largest, beached launched fishing fleet. During the summer months the area becomes the location for a series of free music and art events. The Rock-a-Nore is also the location of the Fisherman’s museum and the Jerwood art gallery with its cafe’s balcony looking out onto the sea.
If you want to experience a more lively side to the Old Town then there are a number of festivals that take place throughout the year. amongst these are Fat Tuesday, Jack in the Green festival, the Seafood and Wine Festival, Hastings Old Town week and the Bonfire parade and fireworks.
The foot of the east hill country park is about few minutes walk from Potting Cottage. The country park offers coastal walks and striking views of the coastline, on clear days being able to see out to Dungeness to the east and the Seven Sisters white cliffs to the west.
Along the sea front, walking west, is St. Leonards-On-Sea, with its mix of Georgian and Victorian sea front houses and a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and antique shops.

Old Town Summary-
Bars, restaurants, cafes
Antique shops/Antique furniture and art shops
Smugglers Cave
Fisherman’s Museum
Jerwood gallery and bar
Smugglers Cave
Rock-a-Nore fishing fleet

Direct by train from or to Hastings-
St. Leonards-On-Sea

Rates & Availability


January to June, 3 night minimum stay
3 nights £315
7 nights £500

July to August, 3 nights minimum stay

3 nights £360

7 nights £650

September to December 22nd, 3 nights minimum stay
3 nights £315
7 nights £500

December 23rd to 2nd January, 3 nights minimum stay
3 nights £360
7 nights £650

Pet Supplement £25.00 per booking.

Please note the cottage is for a maximum of 2 adults and up to two medium sized dogs.

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Contact Us

Helen Perks and Marc Soloman Tel: 0791 868 4335 Email: [email protected]