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Relax at this charming and elegant boutique B&B that offers a tranquil retreat in Hastings Old Town. The rooms are individually decorated with period furnishings and modern amenities, and the gardens are perfect for a stroll, while the restaurant serves delicious and locally sourced food for breakfast.

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The Old Rectory is located on the outskirts of Hastings Old Town, right next to All Saints Church on Harold Road, a charming street adorned with leafy trees. You'll find the independent Stables Theatre just across the road and if you fancy a bite to eat, The Crown, a trendy gastropub, is just a five-minute walk away. For those longing for a coastal break, the beach is a pleasant ten-minute stroll away.

There's plenty of free street parking nearby, and a bus stops outside with services to the town and the station.

By car: Easily accessible from Folkestone (1 hour 5 mins), Royal Tunbridge Wells (45 mins) and Brighton (1 hour 15 mins). There's plenty of free on-street parking nearby.

By train: Hastings train station is served by Southern trains to Eastbourne, Brighton, London Victoria (2 hours) and Charing Cross (1 hour 30 mins). Book trains to Hastings.

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Although the building's origins trace back to the 14th century, this delightful house combines elements from different eras. As you enter the main lobby, you'll find a unique throne crafted from antlers, whilst the lounge is a spacious and inviting area, complete with a beautiful stone fireplace that adds warmth and character. And when it's time to enjoy a delightful breakfast, you'll find yourself enchanted by the whimsical breakfast room.


Facilities here are relaxing and guests can unwind in the intimate spa with three treatment rooms and a sauna or make use of the honesty bar and walled garden. A warm, gentle touch is brought to the place by managers Susie and Tina.

  • Breakfast room
  • Honesty bar
  • Garden
  • Treatment rooms
  • Wedding venue
  • Limited free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms are finished in soothing, gentle hues, creating a calming atmosphere for guests, some of the rooms feature exquisite wallpaper designed by the talented artist Deborah Bowness. Bathrooms are light and stylish and for those seeking a touch of luxury, select rooms offer a claw-foot bath or a hidden WC cleverly tucked behind a bookcase.

Room types: All Saints, Sinnock, Crown, Ebenezer, Croft, Tackleway, Cobourg, Rock a Nore, All Saints Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, DVDs, books, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

We loved the grandeur of breakfast time and the two-course menu, which kicks off with homemade honey granola or fresh fruit smoothies. The choice of hot dishes includes locally caught kippers with poached eggs and French toast with vanilla-dusted strawberries. The dining room has beautiful hand-painted wallpaper and overlooks the front flower garden.

The breakfast room: locally sourced produce. Sausages, bacon, granola, muesli, bread and preserves all made on-site. Two-course a la carte breakfast included in room rate. Served daily 8.30-10am.

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