Meads Village

Nestling at the foot of Beachy Head and by the beautiful terraced gardens and beaches of Holywell Bay, Meads Village is one of the most sought-after areas in Eastbourne.

Holywell Beach, Meads Seafront
Low tide at Holywell beach

Self catering in Eastbourne... with a village feel

This lovely leafy district has its own village shops, hairdresser and places to eat – including The Pilot pub and Ship Inn, which serve up excellent food, the Black Cat cafe for indulgent cakes, and Xing Fu, an upmarket Chinese restaurant.

Enjoy a quieter, more tranquil setting for your self catering holiday, yet be just a few minutes from the seafront and village amenities.

You’ll find a gentrified air, with period architecture and an affluent demographic, with the popular schools of Bedes and St Andrews providing the base for boarders and day students alike. The Eastbourne campus of Brighton University is also located here making it a popular location for parents visiting.

It’s a fine place to relax, as you saunter above Holywell, taking in the views of the sea and Beachy Head, or venture down to explore the rock pools, making this a prime spot for family friendly fun.

Holiday rentals in Meads Village

Do you already own accommodation in Meads Village Eastbourne? Or perhaps are thinking about buying a second home in the area? We’d be delighted to have an informal discussion with you, either before you buy a property, with advice on locations or specific properties and on the best way to decorate and furnish it, or when you simply need help to let it.

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The beach at Holywell, Meads

Meads Village Eastbourne

Meads sits at the foot of Beachy Head and the gateway to the South Downs National Park, so walkers, runners and cyclists will be in their element – feel free to ask us for advice on routes and places to take in nearby, such as the idyllic villages of East Dean and Friston.

Eastbourne centre is very accessible – just 15 minutes walk to the theatres or around 20 minutes to the main town centre and shops.  Find out more about Eastbourne.

We can offer prime locations with period apartments, luxury holiday accommodation and family homes in the village and moments from the seafront.

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One of the "50 best British beaches"

Sunday Times Travel Supplement, June 20th, 2021:

“Eastbourne littoral stretches four miles from Langley Point in the east to Holywell Retreat in the west, and it’s at this end – on the shingle beneath the Italian Gardens – that you’ll find sanctuary in East Sussex.

“This throwback to the Edwardian era derives its name from a long-gone spring of holy water more than adequately replaced by the Holywell Tea Chalet. There’s easy access to the concrete prom, where a row of beach huts leads into wilder country at the foot of the dazzling white chalk cliffs capable of burning your back when you’re facing the sun, The rock-pooling is good here, and the swimming is a delight, but you’ll need shoes to make a dignified exit from the pebble-strewn sea.”

Great places to eat and drink in Meads, Eastbourne. Here are a few of our favourites

The Ship Inn (££) – Satisfying pub food on Meads Street just at the foot of the South Downs and a short walk from the beach

Xing Fu (£££)– Meaning happiness, serving Chinese delights. Modern cuisine on Meads Street for eat in or takeaway.

The Pilot Inn (£££) – Friendly and award winning pub with beer garden serving British classics with an elegant twist. Cask and local ales feature too

Mug Shots deli and cafe (££) – Doggy friendly coffee shop on Meads High Street – don’t miss out on their Banoffee pie 🙂

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