Set in the heart of Hastings’ attractive Old Town, The Laindons is a Georgian, Grade II listed coaching house that has been refurbished to provide a contemporary seaside escape. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community. It’s also home to the Jerwood Gallery, a stunning art gallery located in the Stade area, in the middle of the fishing quarter, which houses a collection of 20th and 21st century British art.
Hastings is really three towns in one joined by a level promenade – the Old Town to the east; the bustling contemporary shopping Town Centre in the middle; and St. Leonards to the west, featuring the classical elegance of James Burton’s architecture and the fashionable Norman Road, which has been dubbed ‘Portobello Road-on-sea’ thanks to its fantastic collection of antique shops and vintage galleries. A stay in Hastings offers visitors the chance to enjoy an exciting blend of history, culture and great food, as well as all the attractions of a traditional English seaside resort.
The Laindons is owned by Jon and Sara Young, who have given the interior a cool, clean Scandinavian vibe influenced by the time they spent living and working in Sweden.
Care has been taken to preserve and complement the property’s period features and Georgian elegance, and a colour palette of soft, blues, greys and whites perfectly evokes its coastal location. Beautiful artworks by local artists decorate the house.
There’s a large and comfortable sitting room for guests to relax in, with a great choice of coffee table books, and a conservatory overlooking the picturesque East Hill, much of which forms Hastings Country Park. Jon is a keen photographer and his framed pictures of the local area are on sale in a gallery area in the entrance hall.
The five double, en-suite bedrooms all have flat-screen smart televisions with complimentary on demand movies, and free wireless internet access. The beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton linen and luxury toiletries by Seascape are provided in the bathrooms. All of the rooms are non-smoking. Children over the age of ten years are welcome.
Rooms are priced at between £100 and £130 per night.
Before heading out to the beach or for a day of shopping or sight-seeing, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast made using the finest locally-sourced and, where possible, free range and organic ingredients.
This is served in the conservatory and the tempting options include bircher muesli; eggs cooked to order in the style of your choice; a full English breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes and mushrooms; smoked salmon and scrambled eggs; or pancakes with seasonal fruits. Jon is a real whizz with a coffee machine and even roasts his own coffee beans, so can knock up a great latte, cappucino or Americano.
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