Eastbourne Old Town – history and community

Old Town - Lamb InnThe atmospheric Old Town area of Eastbourne is full of character, history and has a warm community feel with some lovely independent shops, restaurants and facilities.

Food shopping for self catering holidays is easy with the local Waitrose, complete with Boots pharmacy, and a visit to the area would not be complete without a drink or meal in the Lamb Inn – a 12th century, quintessentially English pub.   For more exotic tastes, the Spice Garden on the High Street is a favourite for Indian cuisine and the Eastern Wok on Crown Street serves up tasty Oriental takeaway treats. You’ll also find our favourite pizzas in Eastbourne at Pizzarelli.

Gildredge Park in Old Town is one of Eastbourne’s finest, with spacious playing fields, children’s playground, skate park, and recently refurbished tennis courts (open to the public, with lessons available) – plus the adjacent family-friendly Love All cafe with its delicious homemade cakes, scones and paninis (it often tops Tripadvisor’s list for restaurants in Eastbourne).   Another great option for greenery is Motcombe Park and pond, and for a bit of history or to enjoy a sermon, visit the 12th century St Mary’s Church.

Holiday houses to rent in Old Town Eastbourne

Old Town also boasts its own swimming pool – Motcombe Swimming Pool, opposite Motcombe Park, which is a delightful, traditional pool complete with a glass roof providing lots of natural light. Old Town is also where the Exclusively Eastbourne office is based so pop in and meet the team 🙂

We can heartily recommend the award-winning Heath butchers, with locally sourced meat and eggs, and Cafe Corro, which invariably features high on cafes to enjoy on Trip Advisor), on the Green Street Parade of independent shops.

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From Eastbourne Old Town you can easily walk up onto the Downs and to Beachy Head and along the Seven Sisters cliff-tops for some of the most spectacular scenery in England (the walk is often featured in the media) as it provides the gateway to the South Downs National Park, with the picturesque villages of East Dean and Friston just inland.

Eastbourne Old Town is increasingly being targeted for holiday accommodation to rent given the benefits of the tranquil, but accessible location and attractive period buildings.

Enjoy our 3-bedroom Victorian villa, a wonderfully updated period cottage or perhaps a spacious family home with private outdoor swimming pool, with dramatic views over a golf course and the start of  the South Downs – check availability and book online here.

Do you already own accommodation in Old Town? Or perhaps thinking about buying a second house to rent 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. Houses to rent in Old Town Eastbourne do prove very popular.

Check out the benefits of holiday letting here.

Where to stay in Old Town