Swan House

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Two minutes' walk from the seafront, in the interesting older part of Hastings, this white-painted, black-beamed cottage dates back to 1490. It is run as an upmarket B&B by 'thoughtful' host, Brendan McDonagh, and his partner, Lionel Copley. 'Brendan supplied tea and biscuits free of charge to friends who came to visit us.' The bedrooms are individually styled in muted colours. There are large beds and a mix of modern and vintage furniture. 'Our stay was extremely comfortable,' says a visitor this year. 'Our room, Renaissance, was large and light, with a small terrace. It had a big squashy sofa, and iPod dock; high-quality toiletries in the shower.' A smaller ground-floor room in a Victorian extension is 'good for people who cannot manage the stairs'. The house is filled with curios and antiques collected by the owners. Breakfast has Greek yogurt with prunes and honey; kippers and haddock come from Peter's Eastern Fish Shop in the old town. 'A bonus is the two delightful dogs, Daisy and Matilda.' A sister guest house, The Old Rectory, is in a nearby 18th-century building. (Pat Woodward)
  • Our stay was extremely comfortable. Renaissance Room was large, with a small terrace. Ground-floor room smaller and rather dark. Two delightful dogs, Daisy and Myrtle.

    Pat Woodward, 07/08/2012

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Local attractions

Wild Mushroom
Good Food Guide recommended restaurant.
Fishermen's Museum
Small museum, showing how fishermen's families have lived through the ages.
Hastings Castle
Initially built by William the Conqueror in 1067, now hosting exhibitions about 1066.

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Contact Details

Swan House

1 Hill Street, Hastings, HASTINGS East Sussex England TN34 3HU


01424 430014

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


4, 1 on ground floor.


all year except Christmas.


lounge/breakfast room, courtyard garden, civil wedding licence, free Wi-Fi, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



not under 5.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £80-£120, double £120-£150.