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Battle

Many English towns are renowned for their historic connections, but only one was the location for one of the World''s most famous confrontations; the 1066 Battle of Hastings. The charming, market town of Battle is a must see destination for visitors interested in history or even those who simply want to enjoy a peaceful holiday in the beautiful Sussex countryside!

The ancient Abbey, which was built in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror, dominates the town. The ruins and buildings can be explored and there is a visitor’s centre with interactive displays and information relating to the famous Battle. There are also numerous medieval and Georgian buildings scattered throughout the town, many of which are listed.

The town really comes alive in Autumn. The festivities begin in late October, with a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings that draws in performers from all over Europe. Bonfire Night is also a huge attraction and features a procession through the town. In spring, there is a huge medieval fayre with jousting, maypoling and other activities.

There is also some great shopping to be found. Opposite the Abbey, a market takes place on Fridays and Saturdays and is a good place to pick up crafts and local produce. There are also several individual shops and boutiques to explore, selling jewellery, gifts and other items.

Battle and the surrounding area provides a great cottage holiday base from which to explore the many attractions in part of Sussex, including several perfectly preserved castles. The town sits on High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, where there are many walking trails and opportunities to see rare birds at Battle Great Wood. The coast is also a short drive away, where you will find stunning cliff top walks and the traditional seaside town of Hastings.

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  • Half Moon

    Herstmonceux

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30248


    Enjoying peaceful, rural vistas overlooking fields, Half Moon has its own private entrance through a 5 bar gate, parking and a garden. It adjoins the owners’ home and is situated on the edge of the South Downs, where walks and cycle paths are on the doorstep. Just along the lane is one of the largest post windmills in the country - an ideal windmill location as it’s built on some of the highest ground in the area, overlooking the Pevensey Levels and English Channel. Herstmonceux Castle with grounds and gardens is nearby, and is home to the Observatory Science Centre, providing spectacular hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory. Explore 7 acres of grounds and gardens at Michelham Priory, with the longest water-filled moat in England, 9 miles. Also, visit Pevensey Bay and Castle, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066, Burwash with Batemans, home to Rudyard Kipling and Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set and decorated by Vanessa Bell, sister to Virginia Woolf, which are all within a short drive. Eastbourne is approximately 10 miles away, with its award-winning beaches and train connections to London. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, leading to 1 single. Shower room with sloping ceiling and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Beechurst Cottage

    Ninfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PZ6


    Located down a quiet lane in beautiful 1066 countryside, this charming holiday cottage dates back to 1750 and was originally the home of the gardener to the Ashburnham Estate. Sympathetically restored, it adjoins another property and offers an abundance of character features, with oak doors, low beams and an inglenook fireplace. Within a short drive lie the coastal towns of Hastings, Rye and Bexhill, with historic Battle just 3 miles away. Battle offers restaurants and lovely tea rooms, along with shops and the ruined abbey - you will never be short of something to do. Several castles, beaches, railways, museums and National Trust houses and gardens to visit close by. Locally there are many beautiful walks to enjoy or sit on the cottage patio and enjoy the quietness of the countryside. There is no need to drive too far as there is a restaurant and pub in the village, as well as village shops close by. Although the cottage dates back to 1750 it is comfortable and cosy with good size bedrooms and a very large living room and dining area. The inglenook is just waiting for you to light the fire and a basket of logs is provided for guests, along with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits in the kitchen. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Beamed living room with large inglenook fireplace and exposed stone surround. Step down to beamed dining area with parquet floor. Two steep steps to fitted galley-style kitchen with sloping ceiling and shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1 small child).

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, thermostatically controlled electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Sky TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Small fenced garden area with furniture (access by side gate)
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

    Note: Maximum occupancy is 5 people, including infant

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  • Oast Cottage

    Herstmonceux, nr. Hailsham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43650


    Situated in a tiny hamlet adjoining the owner’s oast, this well-presented holiday cottage with an enclosed, secluded courtyard garden, makes an ideal base from which to explore the glorious Sussex countryside. The village of Herstmonceux is just ½ a mile away and has pubs and a restaurant. Herstmonceux Castle and gardens are close by and are home to the Observatory Science Centre, offering both adults and children some hands-on science, amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. See the beautiful 7-acre gardens at Michelham Priory, or visit Rudyard Kipling’s home at Batemans (NT), and Charleston, home to the Bloomsbury set. The beach is can be reached within 8 miles at either Eastbourne or Cooden. Trains can be boarded via Polegate, giving access to Brighton or London for additional sightseeing. Golf and fishing are available locally, and walks and cycle paths emanate from the front door. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with French doors. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs (one 27’’, one 24’’). DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Riding Cottage

    Broad Oak, Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W41886

    Excellent views and walks

    These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only ¼ mile from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. The farm has been part of the Chitcombe Estate for over 100 years, but is now an independent unit of 100 acres dedicated to totally organic farming with horses and sheep. The sheep are grazed on a rotational basis and at times in the summer, the fields are rested for grass management. During your holiday, guests are welcome to walk the farm along with the plethora of footpaths. Children and pets are made to feel very welcome. Should you tire of the countryside, the bustling historic Cinque Port town of Rye is close by with its curiosity tea shops and galleries. Miles of golden sands await you at Camber - take a ride on the vintage Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Shops, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps to 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Mount House Barn

    Burwash

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18774

    Part of a tastefully renovated 17th century barn ideally located in pretty village of Burwash with wonderful views over the Rother Valley and the owners’ fields where sheep graze. The area is ideal for a holiday walking, exploring NT houses, gardens, castles and history of 1066. Within easy reach are Eastbourne, Battle, Rye, Lewis and Glyndebourne. Shops 200 yards, pubs 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor. 4 steps down to kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor gas central heating, gas heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable West

    Sedlescombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PPPR


    These two stylishly converted, single-storey holiday barns (refs PPPR and PPPS) are in a delightful rural setting with glorious views and footpaths from the door across the countryside. Within walking distance of the picturesque village of Sedlescombe with a village green, a historic friendly pub and good local shop. The market town of Battle with its abbey and 1066 battlefield is approximately 4 miles. Hastings, 7 miles, has a beach-launched fishing fleet and the iconic black weather boarded fishing net huts. Explore St Clement’s caves and unravel their smuggling past. The golden beaches and sand dunes at Camber and the medieval cobbled, Cinque Port town of Rye are easily accessible. Explore castles nearby including the moated Bodiam Castle and Gardens, and Sissinghurst Castle, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, flagstone floor and French doors to decked terrace. Kitchen/dining area with flagstone floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with door to terrace. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility)
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked terrace with furniture
    • Shared courtyard and paddock
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities.

    Note: The Nook, ref PNNW may be booked with Castlemans Stables, refs PPPR and PPPS (100 yards) to sleep up to 10 people.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Broad Oak, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43924


    The glorious East Sussex countryside beckons; pack that novel that you have been meaning to read and head for some relaxation, or slip on those walking boots and discover the beautiful Rother Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From this detached holiday cottage, you can enjoy a stylish, contemporary interior, stretch out in front of the woodburner, or soak up the sunshine whilst gazing across the valley from the decked terrace. The garden to the side of The Old Workshop sweeps down to a vineyard. It is ideally placed for exploring the South Downs National Park and glorious cliff-top pathways. The Cuckoo Trail is a well-known local cycle route, plus golf and fishing can be arranged locally. Bewl Water, 8 miles, is an excellent base for water sports, and 2 miles beyond that, is Royal Tunbridge Wells. Visit National Trust properties including Batemans, the gardens at Sheffield Park and take a ride on the Bluebell Railway. Beaches at Pevensey and Eastbourne are half an hour away. Stonegate Station, 4 miles, provides good access to London. Shop/PO, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 34" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3G dongle. Lawned garden. Decked terrace with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Cart Lodge

    Hooe, Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PGGS

    Converted single-storey detached holiday barn with two shower rooms adjacent to the owners’, beautifully presented with far reaching views. The village of Hooe was once surrounded by sea although 2 miles from the coast now. Pevensey is one of the south’s leading locations for windsurfing and water sports. Battle takes its name from the 1066 battle, and was once home to one of the country’s largest gunpowder works. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with slate floor. Two steps up to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and slate floor.

    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Access to freezer
    • Enclosed garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • The Oaks

    Etchingham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29073

    This thoughtfully built semi-detached holiday cottage adjoining the owner’s home has direct access to woodland and is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Breakfast and evening meals are available by arrangement with the owner. Cyclists are also catered for as bikes can be stored next to the property. Between the two villages of Etchingham and Ticehurst – visit Battle Abbey and explore the antique shops or have afternoon tea in one of the many tearooms. The coast can be enjoyed at Hastings, explore the Cinque port town of Rye, National Trust properties such as Kipling’s home at Batemans, and gardens including Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Access to London from Etchingham station provides further sightseeing opportunities. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceiling, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters (ground floor) included. Oil central heating (first floor) included. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed terrace with furniture. Barbecue. Shared use of owner’s 6-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Chessons Farm - Stable Cottage

    Wadhurst, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 11007

    Set in beautiful Sussex countryside in the Bewl Valley. These holiday properties have both been tastefully furnished with a self contained garden, situated on a working farm with views of Bewl Water, countryside meadows and orchards. This quiet, rural base offers country walks alongside Bewl Water, with fishing, sailing, water sports and activities. NT properties, castles and gardens, Royal Tunbridge Wells and coastal towns of Hastings, Rye and Brighton within easy reach from this beautiful rural base. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and chairs. Parking (2 cars). NB: Landscaped pond, 50 yards.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Broad Oak, Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W41887

    Excellent views and walks

    These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only ¼ mile from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. The farm has been part of the Chitcombe Estate for over 100 years, but is now an independent unit of 100 acres dedicated to totally organic farming with horses and sheep. The sheep are grazed on a rotational basis and at times in the summer, the fields are rested for grass management. During your holiday, guests are welcome to walk the farm along with the plethora of footpaths. Children and pets are made to feel very welcome. Should you tire of the countryside, the bustling historic Cinque Port town of Rye is close by with its curiosity tea shops and galleries. Miles of golden sands await you at Camber - take a ride on the vintage Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Shops, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children), both with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Thatched Cottage

    Steven’s Crouch, near Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC643


    Built in the 17th century, Thatched Cottage boasts oodles of character and charm with original features kept, including beams (some of which are low), a wood burner set in an inglenook with a bread oven, and an Aga that provides all the hot water. Set within 1066 country, this detached cottage resides in the owner’s grounds, and is situated in a small hamlet, with direct road access to the delightful market town of Battle. Battle will be every history enthusiast’s dream, as this was where William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold fought with their bows and arrows and changed the course of English history. The grounds back onto Normanhurst Forest which provides an array of wildlife spotting opportunities, including foxes and badgers which coexist with the owner’s two goats, chickens and parrots. Opportunities for walking, riding and fishing are all on the doorstep. Once guests have explored the tea rooms, antique shops and galleries in Battle, head towards Hastings and then on to the beach where you can purchase freshly caught fish from the boats. The Cinque Port Town of Rye is slightly further afield, where guests will find miles of golden sand dunes at Camber. In the other direction visit the Science Centre at Herstmonceux. Alternatively, beautiful gardens can be seen at Great Dixter and Pashley Manor. Burwash will reveal Rudyard Kipling’s Home at Bateman’s (National Trust), and castles can be explored at Bodiam and Leeds. Good rail services to London from Battle station. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    2 steps to...
    Living room: With wood burner, 26" Freesat TV, beams and wooden floor.
    Step down to...
    Dining area: With beams.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, beams (one low) and tiled floor.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With low doorway and twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Use of tumble dryer on request. External annexe with freezer. Enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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