What is this all about?
All Saint’s Street in Old Town Hastings has many charming old fashioned cottages but nothing as idiosyncratic and unusual as The Piece of Cheese.
One of a kind! Built for a bet of £5 by one of two brothers, the Starr brothers in 1871. They had purchased a strip of land, built 9 cottages, now known as Starr Cottages, and had an odd shaped piece of land left over!
How can you fit a whole functioning home into this shape? All will be revealed. Bearing in mind you have to share the space with many mice! They are everywhere….
In the kitchen and above the fireplace with it’s pot bellied stove.
The Piece of Cheese sleeps two and is cleverly furnished with loads of room to live comfortably.
A view from All Saint’s street.
In five easy strides you can walk from the front door to the back door, which opens onto a mini patio.
With so much more to tell, time has caught up with me.
Quant and cute, and believed to be the only triangular cottage and the smallest in the UK, the holiday cottage allows pets and has an interesting history too. So more next week!