We travelled down to Eastbourne from London on the train - a sometimes stressful experience with very small children (6mths + 30mths). Arriving fully laden and a little frazzled, our hosts couldn't have done more to accommodate the weighty demands of our little boys. From fleixble breakfast arrangements -- no need to bring any gear they have it all -- to use of toys in the rooms, use of their garden and trampoline and generally being incredibly helpful, Carl and Sarah were perfect. Laid back but attentive - they bent over backwards to help us when one of children has allergies with advice and sensible suggestions.
We used the dining room at night to have a takeaway meal - the monitor reached from our room so it was all very doable... before creeping back into our little apartment. It had been a while since I'd been to Eastbourne and we were blessed with good weather - so with the beach just down the road that was a bonus. Lovely walks both ways along the coast and the fish & chips (I think Harry Ramsden's) were a nice reminder of times past.
The walk from the train station is entirely doable and all pretty flat for those with prams, bags and all the paraphernalia related to toddler travel...
Would definitely return.
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- No 1 in the Independent's '50 Best UK B&Bs', the 4-star Guesthouse East is ideally located close to beach, town centre and South Downs. There are 6 contemporary ensuite rooms, ranging from spacious doubles or twins, to family sized, sleeping up to 5. There are also separate kitchens in the suites. Self catering facilities are complemented by hotel-quality services: indulgent breakfasts, free WiFi, towels and toiletries. ... more less
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