The Lock

2-bed self catered short term let Sussex

At a glance

Modern and fully furnished two bedroom apartment in Eastbournes Sovereign Harbour.

A practical and relaxing stay for short term rentals with a private balcony looking directly out across the marina lock.

Sleeps up to four guests with two bathrooms and has an off road, gated parking space.

Ideal base for those wanting quick access to Eastbourne, Pevensey or Bexhill.

The Facts

The Lock
Sovereign Harbour
From £695 per week
To £995 per week

If you're looking for short term lets Sussex,The Lock in Eastbourne's popular Sovereign Harbour is a great option.  Practical and comfortable, this two bedroom property has a private patio overlooking the lock and marina life.

The popular Sovereign retail park is just the other side of the marina with a selection of delightful restaurants and cafes. Just beyond the eateries also lies a cinema, a gym, a selection of clothes shops and an Asda supermarket.

Idyllic short term lets Sussex

This first floor apartment offers a peaceful atmosphere and can provide a great base for those looking to knuckle down with a bit of work. The property has lift access as well as a staircase, handy for those that need accessible accommodation.

Sovereign Harbour is located on the outskirts of Eastbourne with both Eastbourne and Bexhill town centre being a short 10 minute drive away.

The private terrace is a great place to unwind with marina life passing by right in front of you. You will be able to watch as yachts, sail & speed boats all cruise by. The terrace also traps sunlight for most of the day, a rare find in the Harbour.

The apartment is comfortable with a practical and comfortable style. The master bedroom boasts a king size bed and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom is a twin room with two full size single beds suitable for both adults and children. There is a further family bathroom with a bath and handheld shower attachment.

The kitchen is well designed and fully equipped for a self catering stay with an oven, hob, fridge with small freezer section, dishwasher, washer dryer, and even a Soda Stream for you to make your own fizzy drinks. All crockery and cooking utensils are supplied as well.

For guests with limited mobility, a lift provides easy accessibility from the ground floor parking space. There is a step into the building either from the carpark or main entrance but once inside, everything is flat apart from several doorways which have small step overs. Inside the apartment, the wooden floors will aid wheelchair use although you would need to walk through the actual doorways as they are not adapted for wheelchair use and therefore may not be wide enough to fit a wheelchair. The ensuite shower cubicle has just a small step over.

Bed linen and towels are included as with all our short term rentals (but please bring your own beach / swimming towels).  There is free WiFi and there is a designated parking space in the gated car park.

This short term lets Sussex has a three month minimum stay.



  • 1st floor
  • Central heating
  • Children all ages welcome
  • Cleaning & linen change service available (charge applies)
  • Patio
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Parking - off road (allocated space)
  • Lift access available


  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with small freezer compartment
  • Dishwasher
  • Cafetiere
  • Washer-dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Clothes airer


  • More than one bathroom
  • Bath with shower over
  • Shower (walk in)
  • Towels provided
  • Linen provided
  • 2nd set of linen/towels for bookings of 2 weeks+
  • Mini set of toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot (on request/availability permitting)


  • WiFi
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD player


17/07/2018  |  TripAdvisor  |  

Great location. After two weeks at the far end of North Harbour overlooking the sea, the Lock offered a great contrast. It's fascinating to watch huge masts appear in the lock and see the yachts leaving and entering, among other vessels. We stayed at the apartment wth our son, his wife and our 2-year-old grandson. We took the smaller, twin-bedded room which had good quality, comfortable mattresses (a must if you have back problems but the room is probably more suited to younger children as it is small with no wardrobe). The large terrace with it's picnic table and astro turf for the little one to play on was enjoyed by us all. He also loved all the toys provided! The bathrooms have been renovated to a high standard (although it is only practical to shower in the en-suite). The lock is only steps away and great fun to observe plus all the cafes and restaurants just a short walk. North and South Harbour both offer plenty of traffic-free walks.

Nordicwalker - Cologne, Germany
  |  TripAdvisor  |  

This beautiful apartment located in the South Sovereign Marina is a real delight . Every care has been taken here to make this a perfect location for a relaxing holiday with the option of a 10 minute walk to bars and a host of restaurants . If your looking for a view of the marina this place can not be beaten . We have had a wonderful time and would like to make a special mention for all the staff at Exclusively Eastbourne ( the letting agent ) who could not have been more helpful . Without doubt we shall be back again in the near future .

Tony H - London
27/11/2018  |  TripAdvisor  |  

Great location and a comfortable stay
A lovely apartment overlooking the lock in the Sovereign Harbour marina. Warm and cosy for a cold and blustery week in November. Would definitely return.

Seaside829077 -
12/07/2019  |  HomeAway  |  

Fabulous location.
This apartment has one of the best locations in Sovereign Harbour. The terrace overlooks the locks so you can watch the sailboats pass through. You can walk to the beach in five minutes; restaurants are less than ten minutes away and a few more minutes to the shops. There is a frequent bus service to Eastbourne if you don't want to mess with parking and Hastings is only one hour away by bus. There is also a lovely paved trail along the beach to Eastbourne.

Jill Tinker -
21/07/2019  |  Trip Advisor  |  

"Peaceful week at the lock"
Another nice week at this lovely apartment on the lock at Sovereign Harbour . As before apartment has everything you need and is kept to a high standard .
All in all thanks again will be back i am sure ..

Tony H - Birchington
15/10/2019  |  TripAdvisor  |  

Perfect location and great apartment.
The Lock could not have been better and we had a fantastic holiday. The apartment owners have gone out of their way to make this apartment great for any age group. It is in a fantastic location overlooking the lock where boats come in and out of the marina. The apartment has an added bonus of a really good balcony from which you can see so much of the marina. It was nice to be on the first floor above the car park which meant that we didn't have to tiptoe about, although saying this the apartment block was very quiet and we seldom heard our neighbours. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Mobile40265356751 -
25/10/2019  |  Trip Advisor  |  

Interesting and enjoyable
Great spot on the marina - there are always boats of all sorts going in and out (and you can track most online if you look) and we liked watching the crews within the marina, as well as people watching on the walkways.
The picnic bench is really great.
The rooms are a good size, and there are plenty of toys and games in boxes around the place to keep everyone amused.
The shops are a short walk, as is the beach and plenty of routes through interesting estates.
The design and architecture of the whole development is high quality, and it is all quite posh!
The only improvement would have been an awning for when it rains but I can see some things are not permitted to keep the look of the whole area.

Jonesmz - Chester
18/11/2020  |  Trip Adviwsor  |  

Nice outlook of the boats
Good location near beach and shops.
Your own underground parking space is a plus.
Apartment is very clean and comfortable with everything you need.

Wander556412 -

This property does not accept pets.   Smoking is not permitted.

There is a week-long minimum stay and bookings run from Saturday to Saturday in peak season, although flexible arrival days may be possible out of season.

Costs include the weekly rent, a £30 booking fee and a returnable £200 security deposit.   To book requires an immediate, non-refundable deposit of £200 per week booked (booking fee and a portion of the rent) and then the balance, including the security deposit, is due by no later than six weeks before your arrival.  For stays of three weeks or more, you may be asked to pay a higher security deposit.

The checkout time is 10am on the day of departure – a fine may be applied if you do not leave on time.  Please leave the property in good order – dispose of rubbish in external bins and wash up any pots/dishes or place in the dishwasher and switch on before you leave.  If the accommodation is left in an unreasonable state, requiring deep cleaning, the cost for this will be deducted from your security deposit.

The security deposit will be returned to you within 1-2 weeks of your departure, minus any deduction for damage, loss or excessive cleaning required.

The property can only be used for the maximum number shown on the booking correspondence.   It must not be used for improper, illegal or immoral purposes.   Guests must not sub-let the property and must not change, add, move or remove any items of furniture, furnishings or structures inside or outside.   Guests must not cause (nor allow any visitors to cause) any nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to neighbours, the property owner or the property owner’s agent.

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    Great location. After two weeks at the far end of North Harbour overlooking the sea, the Lock offered a great contrast. It's fascinating to watch huge masts appear in the lock and see the yachts leaving and entering, among other vessels. We stayed at the apartment wth our son, his wife and our 2-year-old grandson. We took the smaller, twin-bedded room which had good ...

    Nordicwalker - Cologne, Germany

    17/07/2018 | TripAdvisor

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