Quant and Quirky- The Piece of Cheese, Hastings

What is this all about?

A holiday that was peaceful, needed and personal, and I wasn’t going to share.  But this place is socheese10 eccentric from start to finish in every way, it deserves to be revealed.

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….

20140313_070456In the bathroom…. in the bedroom and the lounge!


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.

Kitchen 2


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.

back door


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!


About liz2you

Life just happens when you plan something else. 50 years spent in Africa and relevant stories.
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5 Responses to Quant and Quirky- The Piece of Cheese, Hastings

  1. Colline says:

    They have filled the unusual space very well. Must feel a bit strange living in that space though.

    • liz2you says:

      Not really. Once inside you dont think about 4 walls. Its neat! May have to split the history into two. Thanks for comments. Liz.

  2. Betty says:

    At first I thought you must be talking about a shop that sold cheese, but then I kept reading. I think it’s adorable! It would be fun to stay there.

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