A short walk from the Old Town and seafront, The Old Rectory in Hastings offers elegant guest rooms in 18th-century surroundings. Uniquely styled accommodation with free Wi-Fi is complemented by a bar and pretty garden and terrace. Each room has an en suite bath or shower with hairdryer and luxury toiletries supplied. All have a flat-screen TV with DVD player, iPod dock and tea and coffee facilities. Freshly cooked breakfasts feature homemade bread and sausages and home-cured bacon. Locally caught fish and free range eggs from a local farm are also used at The Old Rectory. Hastings is around 1 hour’s drive east of Brighton and around 40 minutes from Eastbourne. The pretty coastal town of Rye is around 11 miles away, and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is 30 miles to the north.