The Studio - once the beach side studio of Valentine Cameron Prinseps - a renowned British painter of the Pre-Raphaelite school - is now the most amazing family holiday home - flooded with light and atmosphere plus state of the art technology. From the lighting system that creates ambient and relaxing effects to the smart TV's with Netflix - this is a fabulous place to unwind. To top it all is the beautiful Boston Baby Grand piano (designed by Steinway) - with the most deep and lilting tone - plus the Sonos sound system, so for art lovers and musicians alike, this has to be the ultimate in holiday choice for all the family. Just yards from sweeping Pevensey Bay beach but with totally enclosed, private sun-trap gardens behind high walls and electric gates - you can choose to wander the beaches or lie back and chill in your own company. Speaking of chill - even in the coldest winter days this house offers warmth and comfort - with a huge Swedish woodburning stove in the open plan living space and a heat recovery ventilation system ensuring every room is never stuffy! Short breaks accepted in winter season and can only start on a Friday. Shop: 0.5 mile Pub: 0.2 mile Coast: 50 yards
Entrance porch with bench, shoe storage and coat hooks
Open Plan Sitting Room/ Kitchen/Dining/Music Room has engineered limed oak flooring throughout. The Sitting Area has a magnificent vaulted ceiling, two sumptuous sofas, wall mounted Smart TV/DVD/Netflix and the wonderful 12kw wood burning stove. Glazed doors to small enclosed patio garden with Chiminea and garden furniture. The Kitchen Area is mouth-watering - with enough equipment for any aspiring chef - all Bosch appliances including a combination microwave oven with warming drawer, a main fan oven, a steam oven with warming drawer, an induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer,nespresso coffee machine, boiling water tap, a TV hidden away in a cupboard and a breakfast bar with four funky stools to sit watch the cook! The Dining/Music Area flows from the kitchen - a lovely long room with glazed doors direct to the main garden. There is a glass dining table, chairs and two leather sofas from which to listen to the Baby Grand piano or music system in complete comfort
Utility Room off the Sitting Area provides a second fridge/freezer, a second dishwasher plus a washer/dryer
Bedroom 1 with twin beds, bedside cabinet and bamboo mini wardrobe
Shower Room with huge double shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 2 with double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, smart TV and glazed doors to main garden. It also benefits from a beautiful En-Suite Bathroom with shower over the bath, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
A few easy carpeted stairs lead from the Sitting Area to...
Mezzanine Study Area with bookcase, desk, chair and telescope. Up one step to...
Bedroom 3 with childs single bed measurement: 70cm width x 160cm length, bedside table and a wall of mirrored wardrobes
Bedroom 4 is the Master Suite with double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, TV ...and a deep bath for a luxurious soak...It also has an enormous Shower Room with warm cork flooring, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
Garden: There are two separate garden areas - one with chiminea and garden furniture off the Kitchen with the main garden to the other side with astroturf lawn, pebbles, pond (graduating to 2' deep in the centre) and seating area with teak table and chairs. Small children must be supervised in this part of the garden.
Parking: Ample parking on wide driveway behind electric gates.
Heating: Heat recovery ventilation system via a heat exchanger, central heating, wood burning stove and a Sun Joy radiant heat panel in the kitchen.
Notes: Eco-friendly solar panels for electricity and rainwater harvesting for flushing loos! Deck chairs and windbreak for beach use - please bring your own beach towels. Maximum occupancy 6 adults and 1 child. £350 security deposit payable two weeks before the holiday Logs supplied for woodburning stove during winter months. Short breaks in winter season only and can only start on a Friday.
Additional Information: Valentine Cameron Prinsep was born in Calcutta in 1838 on St Valentine's Day, was educated at Eton and in 1858 he worked with Rosetti in Oxford. He bought beachland and a house "Santa Claus" in Pevensey in 1879 - (the house is now called White Lodge) and he had a studio at the rear of the house - which has been extended to become this wonderful home. He and his wife bought many cottages in the area and also 90 acres of marshlands - eventually owning most of the marshland and beachland in Wallsend Pevensey Bay.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Gold Award
- Welcome Pack upon arrival
- Bed linen included
- Bath towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Nearest shop: 0.4 miles away
- Nearest pub: 0.2 miles away
A lovely beautiful house and fully equipped with all we needed for our stay. Beach just a walking distance away and a lovely garden. To sum it up,it has been a lovely stay , we highly recommend it!.Olukotun - 3rd November 2017
As a group of 4 adults and 3 children, your wonderful house was the perfect set up for us all. We have had a really lovely stay -spending most of our time on the beach - fishing and walking. Would love to return one day to this fantastic home and location. Welcome basket was a surprise and much enjoyed by us all. Thank you.Mrs R Warmington - 27th October 2017
Thank you for the welcome basket. Wonderful house, situation great. Made the long journey worthwhile.Mrs Rogers - 1st September 2017
We had a wonderful week. The weather has been great, the house delightful! My teenage boys have loved the piano and the music system!.The welcome basket was appreciated- a lovely touch-thank you. The Rajpur was fab, some of the best curries we have had. We were lucky enough to be here when the airs how was on in Eastbourne. Battle was fantastic and Beachy Head walks amazing. Highly recommend the crazy golf in Hastings, we did all the courses in one day!!. We loved the beach and the walk to Eastbourne was great in the. sunshine. A great Holiday Home thank youThe Simpson Family - 26th August 2017
The property 'The Studio' was a very high standard and catered for all the family, although we had no children with us the owners had made provision for their needs, we were fortunate to meet the owner, she made us very welcome and could not do enough for us, many thanks.Mrs J Sheehan - 6th July 2017
We could not have wished for better accommodation, everything top notch including the welcome pack from Rae. The lovely hamper, all the gadgets and equipment in the house. The information and detail is second to none. Any new visitors should visit the harbour, lovely Tai restaurant very interesting watching the boats. Eastbourne, Hastings, Seaton, Battle, all worth a visit. Great food at Aqua Bar - Fish Pie and Fish and Chips - delicious.Thanks again for letting us to stay in your beautiful home and for all your kindness and understanding.The Sheehan & Clegg Clan - 30th June 2017
We have all had a great time staying at this lovely house. Have mostly stayed at home or on the beach which the children have loved. fish and chips from Roses fish bar were delicious. Husband's favourite supermarket only 4 miles away so several trips there. Able to soak up the peace and quiet, beach walking and meal at Aqua's bar. Many thanks for the welcome hamper, sweets and bubbles for the kids. Also the karaoke machine. We had wall to wall sunshine too.Karen Ferguson - 2nd June 2017
What can we say? What a lovely house. Inside is everything you could need, a real home away from home - beautiful. You could not wish for a better location either - well done to my husband for finding this not so little gem! Our girls (11 & 7) have enjoyed the garden, and of course the beach! The fish and chip shop nearby is LOVELY - be prepared for a wait, but so worth it. The Castle Inn is very welcoming. Most of all though we'd like to thank Jane. The welcome basket was full of lovely things, but most of all the wonderful Easter Egg hunt for the girls - how thoughtful, they loved it! Thank you , Lovely lovely lovely!!Thank you for the Easter Egg Hunt! from Emma and Lucy.The Starrs and The Gillivers - 14th April 2017
A fabulous, modern sea-side home with all the mod cons you could think of ! We appreciated the lovely hamper and the children loved the Easter egg hunt in the garden. You have a great sound system and a lovely wood - burning fire. Lewes is definitely worth a visit, Beachy Head is spectacular, free tennis courts much appreciated. One note of complaint - George the Pilot Teddy had a great time with our son's toy rabbit family and he looked very sad and lonely when we left. Please could George have a Teddy companion, as our son wanted to take him home with us and it was a job persuading him not to ! Thanks for everything.Priestner Family - Cheshire - 1st April 2017
A wonderful place to stay. Very clean when we arrived, we had such a great time! I love how the seafront is just up the road. Thank you.Sharker Family - London - 19th February 2017
What an incredible place! The house and it's facilities are perfect and all you could ever ask for. The hosts are absolutely the best and there is nothing more you could ever expect. A perfect location and perfect facilities. ThanksSera Lolicato - Australia - 27th December 2016
Beautiful house. Great location, so quiet and peaceful. We will definitely be back. We were blessed with good weather so sitting in the garden in the evening with a glass of wine was heaven. Plenty to do in the area. We were fortunate the airshow was on this week. Highly recommended!!The Dean Family - 19th August 2016
Lovely holiday home. We have really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the welcoming gifts! We say a fond farewell to The Studio.Mr Benn - 12th August 2016
Wow!! What a fantastic house you have here. We were instantly impressed with the cleanliness, gadgets, etc. Inside and out are equally impressive. The piano was enjoyed by us all although none of us could play and the sound system is so good we want one ourselves.The location is perfect for exploring the south coast. The welcome basket of goodies was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated, such a lovely touch.We will recommend your property to all our friends and family and we hope that one day we will return.Ms Pauley - 5th August 2016
We had such a lovely time at The Studio! Thank you for letting us live in your beautiful house. New guests: you have to go to Batemans and have a picnic on the lawn, eat breakfast & cake at the Ocean View Cafe, visit Sharnfold Farm and go as often to the beaches as you can! Thanks for the welcome basket! p.s. We had no rain in 14 days!Borger & Pechstein - 27th July 2016
Nice quiet beach,modern cottage with all modern conveniences,lovely location,loads of attractions within easy reach.Mrs Sandra Bonser - 21st June 2016
Lovely house with nice quiet beach. Shops in easy reach. Enjoyed various activities and coastal walks.The Bonser Family - 17th June 2016
A fine house, spotlessly clean.Mr Terry Hamilton - 17th April 2016
We had a fantastic fortnight at yours. We enjoyed the beach, your restaurant and event recommendations – and, of course, the marvellous and relaxing studio. Thank you very much for all your care you have been given to us. If you ever need a reference to interested parties from Germany for the studio to stay, please feel free to give them our contact details. Just one thing to mention: I am missing my glasses. If you find them, please give me an e-mail. Thanks again for your outstanding accommodation! Kindest Regards Carolin & Andreas Rupprecht (with Jessi, Merle, Inka, Thilo and Flo) Mr @Leisure
We have had a wonderful week. The weather has been great & the house delightful! My teenage boys have loved the piano and the music system!! The welcome basket was appreciated and a lovely touch - thank you. The Raipur was fab - some of the best curries we’ve had. We were lucky enough to be here when the Airshow was on in Eastbourne. Battle was fantastic and Beachy Head walks amazing. Highly recommend crazy golf at hastings - we did all 3 courses in a day!!! We loved the beach and the walk to Eastbourne was great in the sunshine. A great holiday home - thank you! Mrs V Simpson
We really enjoyed staying at "The Studio", beautiful house and garden and so welcoming! Our grand daughter enjoyed running up and down the miles of pebble beach and our daughter-in-law entertained us on the grand piano. All in all a perfect stay in a lovely well organised environment. We can recommend a visit to the "Castle Inn"just a few minutes away where you will be welcomed by Diana & Paul who took ownership only 4 weeks ago. Thank you also for the beautiful roses and the welcome basket.Mrs Doris Steinmetz
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