The Tides

Winchelsea, Sussex
  • 8+4
  • 6

An absolutely stunning seaside home, just minutes from the sea with a lovely airy feel and fabulous views directly to the beach.

  • Ideal for family breaks in a traditional seaside location
  • Close to popular towns of Rye, Hastings and further beaches at Camber
  • Light, airy and great entertaining space!

About The Tides

This Sussex holiday cottage is situated at Winchelsea Beach, one of the best kept secrets on the Sussex coast - miles of coastline as far as the eye can see with none of the hustle and bustle normally associated with such a wonderful Sussex seaside location.

This charming self-catering holiday cottage in Sussex is tucked away on an unmade private track and has a lovely light and airy feel with white painted wooden floors, and quirky touches completing the scene.

As the cottage has two parts to it, it would be great for extended family or a group of friends as the one bedroom annex has its own kitchen and shower room. For families with young children the enclosed courtyard is safe and a perfect for them to play safely while you keep an eye on them, added to this there is seating outside for 12. The sitting room has comfortable sofas and chairs grouped around the open fireplace, making this ideal for winter or summer breaks - a really cosy area in the depths of winter after a bracing walk on the Sussex beach! In the summer with all the doors open, this luxury holiday cottage has a charm all of its own in this wonderfully unspoilt landscape in East Sussex.

All in all, this self catering Sussex holiday cottage is a real gem of a location in Sussex, where time stands still and memories are made - you can't ask for more!


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"A wonderful place to stay, thank you for a wonderful experience. Must come again."

October 2017

"We have had an amazing three nights at The Tides. Absolutely amazing house, the perfect place. Relaxing and peaceful, we will be returning."

September 2017

"This has been a delightful stay for our family. The home itself is very comfortable with every bit of equipment in the kitchen to make it seem like the usual home."

July 2017

"Perfect weekend with family. The sun showed up and the house did the rest. Pictures don't do justice. Spacious property but cosy enough to keep family together."

July 2017

"What amazing weather we had this week! We all loved the house and made use of the garden and courtyard, a safe place for 2 under 2's to run around and play in. It was great being so near the beach, going everyday and swimming in the sea. A great place for an extended family to get together. Thank you. P.s we helped ourselves to the rhubarb and enjoyed a rhubarb crumble!"

May 2017 - The Chows

"Your house is really good and me and my sister loved the bed that we slept in and the tree house was god too, thank you!"

April 2017

"We stayed here for Kerrys 40th birthday! What an amazing weekend with fantastic weather. The house is fabulous and in a beautiful setting. We would definitely recommend to family and friends. We have had a fantastic time and made some wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home."

June 2017

"We all had a fantastic weekend for a get together in this wonderful spacious house."

April 2017 - The Clanfields and the Hallidays

"Absolutely fantastic we wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for a stunning house and location."

June 2017

"What a find, The Tides is the perfect place to celebrate a 70th birthday party. Three generations of families and two best friends shared this light, airy, spacious house. The children loved the outside place to play games. Lots of laughter and reminiscing. Thank you."

June 2017 - The Woods and The Nobles

"Four generations enjoyed a fun family weekend at this beautiful beach house. It is a dream home which all of us agreed we could live in! Many thanks."

April 2017 - Beauchamp's and Butler's

"Thank you for a lovely week!"

February 2017

"A really lovely weekend at a super house. Thank you"

March 2017 - Sarah and friends

"Thank you The Tides! What a wonderful week with the whole family. So relaxing and the weather was great too. The children loved all the toys and the Treehouse! We will definitely recommend this fab house to others!!. Many Thanks."

The Kitchens and The Collins

"What a fabulous place to meet two halves of our family. Three generations all under one roof! We had lots of fun and a truly great time in this perfect house. Thank you for a wild, windy but great week."

April 2016

"What a beautiful home and location, it was the attention to detail that made this a great holiday.This was a special time for our friend's 50th Birthday celebration. Great for bracing walks along the sea front interspersed with stops at lovely pubs! Thank you so much"

All From Brighton and Lewes

"Thanks for letting us use this amazing place for Christmas and new Year. We are very lucky . X"

Mel and Family and Friends Christmas and New Year 2015 / 2016

"We have had a happy and comfortable weekend in this stunning house celebrating Johns' 60th. It was so well equipped. Thank you for the memories"

Sarah, Nigel, Henry and Grace From Surrey, Becca, Gerald Frankie and Alex From Surrey, Lily, John, Harry and Fin From East Sussex

"Lovely stay. Climbed Dungeness Lighthouse and caught the Steam Train. Bodiam Castle was great fun. This is a great spot for a holiday great space for the youngsters. Thank you"

August 2016

"Have had a smashing time in a gorgeous house, equipped with absolutely everything you could ever need. The weather has been beautiful and a great time has been had by all. Many thanks and we can't wait to return."

The Kemps, The Balls, The Bartholomews and The Kavanaghs: MAY

"Wonderful house! Fantastic way to celebrate a BIG birthday with the family. All 12 of us had a really great time. Enjoyed the beaches and sand dunes at Camber Sands. Thank you SO much."

The Hills & The Flackhills & The Woods November 2015

"We came to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary with the generations of the family. It was a perfect celebration in this wonderful house and setting. Thank you."

Mike and Wendy September 2016

"Great home, large enough for big families, near to shops and the pub! The kitchen table was great for playing board games and quizzes. Great facilities, comfy beds, lovely garden, we all had a brilliant time we will certainly be back. Thanks so much"

The Braitch and Watts Families June 2016

"Great house and location."

February 2015 - S. Funnell

"We so enjoyed our stay at The Tides. We loved the contemporary layout, the spaces, the surroundings - all wonderful and no hesitation at recommending it."

June 2014 - Mrs G. Mihlenstedt

"Super - we all loved it! Felt just like a house at the sea should. Very spacious downstairs - the two sitting rooms gave us all space, and the kitchen/diner was perfect for a large family group and very well equipped."

June 2014 - Mrs S. Hart

"Wonderful! Great house. Will go back again."

March 2014

"Great place for a group of friends."

March 2014

"I have just had a weekend at The Tides with my friends. I wanted to say we had a lovely weekend, the place was amazing, really beautiful and I am sure you will now be inundated with requests as I have given your link out to my 11 friends. So thank you Mulberry Cottages."

July 2013

"We had a lovely week at the Tides. Beautiful house, perfect for a family gathering. Hope to stay again."

Mrs Ashby

"The cottage was perfect and the service received of a very high standard, can not fault you at all, thank you"

April 2013

"A great November weekend at The Tides. Two families, long bike ride, howling wind and rain interspersed with brilliant blue skies. Warm underfloor heating and cosy fire. A beautiful house, really well equipped. Thank you"

Kate, Nick, Charlie, Coleen and families. November 2012

"What an amazing house! Even more glorious in real life than the website suggests. We have had the most magnificent time in the most idyllic setting. It has felt like living in a swanky interiors magazine but with the comfort of the home from home. We all want to come back!"

Thank you from a bunch of very happy and relaxed Brighton ladies. November 2012.

"A week in the lives of Beryl and David Worcester, tired, in need of a break, long drive, Winchelsea. THE TIDES - wow - for for a King, good nights sleep, hares and squirrels, blue sky, crying gulls, salty sea air, long beach walks, Hastings old town, sunshine, magic fish and chips, Dungeness /Hythe railway, The Pilot Inn, marsh nature reserve, more blue sky, beautiful Rye, antique browsing at classy Tenterden, pizza, family arrival, ice cream, catapults and painting, fillet steak and mash, pool competition, never enough of Rye, loving hugs, long journey home, Abby's wagging tail, recovered and relaxed, ready to face the world again in Worcester. Treasure and enjoy your time at the little bit of heaven you have created. Love D and B."

August 2012

What makes this area
So special...

The village of Winchelsea itself has a very well-stocked modern supermarket and popular village pub. The green, just a stone's throw away, has a children's play area with swings, slides and space to run around. The beach is just a few minutes walk across the green.

Property details

The Tides: sleeps 8+4 in 6 bedrooms, (4 doubles and 2 bunk rooms) 1 Family bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 2 reception rooms. Huge kitchen dining room. Courtyard garden with outdoor hot shower. Garden with terrace. Parking in drive for 3 cars.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room with large range cooker with electric hob and electric oven, American fridge freezer and dishwasher. Utility room with sink, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer microwave.

Sitting room with sofas, chairs, working fireplace. TV with Freeview and DVD player

Bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, basin and WC

Walk in Shower room with WC and hand washbasin.

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) double bed

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) double bed

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) bunk room (full size)

Annex - which can be private from main house

Sitting room with small pool/snooker table.


Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) double bed

Shower room, wc and basin

First Floor

Bedroom 5 (sleeps 2) double bed

Bedroom 6 (sleeps 2) bunk room


Private garden, with courtyard and terrace with shingle and decking leading from the sitting room.


What you need to know

Welcome pack provided

Cot and Highchair available on request, cot bedding not provided

Wi-Fi: The wifi is very slow and intermittent as it is so far from the exchange. You will not be able to stream movies and should not be relied upon!

Gas central heating

No pets


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