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Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Featured in The Times '50 Great British Beach Escapes'- 25th April 2015, “Driftwood” is a charming, end of terrace, two-bedroom house in the pretty town of Seaford on the Sussex coast. Located directly on the esplanade with unspoilt views overlooking Seaford bay, it is decorated in fresh, neutral shades and furnished with simple, yet comfortable New England style furniture. It features a courtyard-style beach garden which links to a large decked terrace, perfect for enjoying a cocktail at sunset or for al-fresco dining. A large garage at the back of the house allows for safe storage of bikes or surfing equipment.The interior of the house is comfortable and cosy, with bare-wood floors and white walls which frame the stunning view. The open-plan reception room includes an area for relaxing ...Featured in The Times '50 Great British Beach Escapes'- 25th April 2015, “Driftwood” is a charming, end of terrace, two-bedroom house in the pretty town of Seaford on the Sussex coast. Located directly on the esplanade with unspoilt views overlooking Seaford bay, it is decorated in fresh, neutral shades and furnished with simple, yet comfortable New England style furniture. It features a courtyard-style beach garden which links to a large decked terrace, perfect for enjoying a cocktail at sunset or for al-fresco dining. A large garage at the back of the house allows for safe storage of bikes or surfing equipment.The interior of the house is comfortable and cosy, with bare-wood floors and white walls which frame the stunning view. The open-plan reception room includes an area for relaxing or watching a movie on the 39inch flatscreen Smart TV equipped with complimentary Netflix and BT Sport. The house has free WiFI for those who like to stay in touch.There is a round-farmhouse style dining table for four and a fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, fridge/freezer, micro-wave and breakfast bar. Upstairs on the second floor are two bright and airy double bedrooms. The “ shabby chic style” master bedroom boasts a spectacular ocean view and is furnished with a king-size bed and double wardrobe. The second bedroom overlooks the town and features two twin beds and ample storage. Crisp white linen and nautical stripes create a chic, contemporary look.There is a family bathroom with WC, basin and bath which is fitted with a shower mixer and overhead shower. Linen and towels are provided and gas central heating is fitted throughout. Sleeps up to 4 ( a collapsible guest bed is available for a 5th guest)Pets welcome with prior arrangement.“Driftwood” is in an excellent location, being only a 10 minute walk to the centre of Seaford town with its diverse range of shops and restaurants, including the excellent “Trawlers” for fantastic fish and chips. “ Olivers” a small family run restaurant offers a more discerning choice of menu and there is also a good selection of tea shops for cream tea lovers.Seaford is surrounded by stunning scenery, villages and countryside and is very popular with hikers. Nearby is the famous Seven Sisters, whose seven cliffs form part of the Seven Sisters County Park at Cuckmere Haven and which starts at the end of the beach, just a few hundred metres from the property. Driftwood is situated in a residential area and guests are kindly asked to keep noise levels acceptable in order to respect our neighbours. We do welcome single guests and some pets but reserve the right to terminate a stay should the house be mistreated.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
no stag or hen parties.
Bedrooms
1 Super King2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
mike / Simone d
Hosting since June 2013
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (80)
Pembo77
Pembo77
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Late summer sun!
Super place overlooking the sea and with great walks along the coast straight from the door! Thank you for a lovely stay x
Visited September 2023
Written 14 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire M
Claire M
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful sea view rental
We had a wonderful stay, the property offers excellent sea views and has everything you need for a lovely break. We will certainly return for another visit.
Visited November 2022
Written 4 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sara
Sara
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great sea side location
It was a surprise to find a flight of steps from the front door to the ground floor but I may not have read the details well enough. The cottage did not quite live up to the expectations of an award winning property, however there was nothing to complain about. It was comfortable, light and well equipped and is in a perfect location. Simone communicated with us very helpfully. It's a great place to stay.
Visited June 2021
Written 11 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lorraine P
Lorraine P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect little space!
Driftwood was not only a perfect location for our hike over the 7 sisters, it was clean & cozy with everything we needed to make our weekend stay comfortable. The view from the house of the sunrise & sunset was breathtaking! The welcome gifts from Simone & Mike were a really a lovely touch! I would definitely recommend staying here if you visit Seaford.
Visited October 2020
Written 13 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scrud
Scrud
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Rental
Feeling the need to have a break we looked for properties near the sea. Driftwood was ideal, right on the seafront at Seaford, with great views. The property was very clean, well presented, nicely furnished and well equipped, with ample space, and parking for one car. Throughly enjoyed or short break there.
Visited October 2020
Written 11 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Secrettraveller
Secrettraveller
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb!
We have just returned from a short break at Driftwood and we had a fabulous time. The house is lovely-a real home from home and I have no hesitation in recommending it. The location is fabulous being across the road from beach and a short walk from town. It was peaceful and a great place to relax watching the world go by. We managed the cliff walk and it certainly tired the grandchildren. Everything that you needed was available at the property. We ate out at Diella's Italian and the Grumpy chef restaurant. The food and service were excellent on each occasion. Morrisons or Tesco are available in town. Thank you for a lovely time and we are already planning a return visit.
Visited August 2020
Written 30 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

632Liz
632Liz
Colchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location, Location, Location!
Beautiful house, with amazing sea views and everything required for a comfy, cosy stay. More than self-catering with thoughtful welcome bits-and-bobs including delicious bottle of wine and tasty shortbread. Regular text exchanges with owner made stay feel very personalised and friendly. The beach is lovely and clean, Seaford people are SO friendly, the sea is just a delight to swim in and we thoroughly enjoyed people-watching from the luxury of our ‘veranda’ on the seafront. We will definitely be going back and are thrilled we’ve found such a gem!
Visited August 2020
Written 19 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gillian W
Gillian W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
The house is lovely in a brilliant location birthday on the beach. It’s beautifully furnished and well equipped and has a lovely feel to it. We had a lovely week there and will be back!
Visited July 2020
Written 17 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hildabre
hildabre
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The little details make it special
Driftwood has won awards, and it's easy to see why. This felt like a home from home. We felt special from the first, kind welcoming message, to the extra treats when we arrived and the comfy rooms with lots of additional touches such as blankets on the sofa. My husband was convalescing from an illness, so we appreciated the view of the stormy sea through the generous windows while sitting warm and cosy inside, interspersed with delightful walks along the seafront. The only niggle was the over use of air fresheners - we had to unplug the one in the hall so we could breathe - but everyone is different and it was rectifiable. Overall, much recommended and we would come back.
Visited November 2019
Written 8 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Teresa L
Teresa L
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Home away From Home
I love Seaford, I love to walk the cliffs and the watch the sea. I have stayed in bed and breakfast accommodation, hotels and rented an apartment. Driftwood is by far the best place I have stayed. From a lovely card and welcome pack, to comfortable beds and sofas, every part of my stay was great. After 8 hours a day walking, a hot shower, glass of wine and peace and quiet was needed . I even made a great recipe from the book on the side! I will be booking for next year too.
Visited June 2019
Written 18 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
Located in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, on the beach front of Seaford town, in East Sussex, 'Driftwood' provides the perfect setting for exploring The South Downs National Park. The home itself sits at the edge of The Seven Sisters Country Park, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, walking and mountain biking. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports including sailing, windsurfing and snorkeling all along the coast as far as Brighton Marina. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, two of which are actually in Seaford itself. The towns of Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne are within easy reach and are great for shopping and packed with museums, art galleries and other attractions such as the Royal Pavilion, the Palace Pier, Lewes Norman Castle and of course the historic site of The Battle of Hastings in 1066. For those more energetic there are is a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym, and less than 100 metres from the property is 'the salts' recreation ground which offers an impressive playground, tennis, pitch and putt, as well as a very popular cafe. Seaford is a friendly and welcoming small seaside resort on the sunshine coast of Sussex and offers some of the most beautiful downland coastal areas you will find. The cliffs rise from the town up to Seaford Head offering fabulous cliff top walks towards Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters, one of the most recognisable views in England. The town enjoys a healthy variety of high street and independent shops and a plethora of pubs and restaurants offering almost every cuisine. For golf lovers, only a walk away, the course at Seaford Head is both challenging and stunning in its setting. The Seven Sisters Country Park and visitor centre at Cuckmere is a must for any visit. It comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, the meandering river valley of the River Cuckmere and chalk grassland for visitors to enjoy. It is popular for a number of outdoor activities including birdwatching, cycling and canoeing. Two miles inland from Seaford is the beautiful historic village of Alfriston in the heart of the Downs. Making an excellent day out for families with young children, Drusillas Zoo Park the country's largest small zoo is just two miles north of the village. Newhaven Fort, which is a fascinating Victorian Naval Fortress, is just three miles to the west of Seaford.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Property itself sits right on the seafront but access is gained through the rear via Beach Close which is a turning just off Edinburgh Road.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex

Driftwood- Seaford, Sussex is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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