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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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  • Alpaca Cottage

    Catsfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: PHM

    This attractive, detached, single-storey farm cottage with glorious views overlooking farmland and the owner’s herd of Alpacas, is situated in peaceful countryside. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is ideally situated for exploring the historical town of Battle, The Abbey and famous Battlefield, as well as the interesting shops and tearooms in this pretty market town. The area is also an excellent wine growing region with sampling sessions at Carr Taylor and Sedlescombe vineyards. The charm and elegance of Eastbourne is a half-hour drive offering Blue Flag award-winning beaches. Alternatively, a boat trip to Beachy Head or walks along the cliff top can be enjoyed. Can be booked with Henley Cottage (ref. POOT). Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

    Tiled entrance hall. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, two sets of French doors to terrace, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, fully tiled walls and wooden floor. Latch doors throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD and small library
    • Stereo/CD and small library
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children except babies under 12 mths

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  • Coblye Barn

    Battle

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: PJJR

    In the High Weald AONB and converted to a high standard, this attractive, single-storey barn is accessed via a track ¼ mile from the lane and lies quietly in 500 acres of Brightling Park (once known as The Rose Hill Estate) with sheep and horses on the farm. Brightling is famous for the many Fuller follies. Excellent walks on the doorstep. Visit Bateman’s (Kipling’s home) and Sarah Raven’s famous cutting garden at Perch Hill. Rye and Tunbridge Wells are 30 minutes by car, Brighton is 45 minutes. Mainline station to London is 5 minutes’ drive from Robertsbridge. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed. Shower room with toilet. Beams and oak floor throughout.

    • Electricity, full electric underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • TV (Freeview)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden, terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced pond, stream in grounds

    Note: Coblye Barn (PJJR) and Ox Lodge Barn (PQQW), situated 1 mile apart, can be booked together to sleep up to 6+1 people

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  • Lower Marley Farm - Apple Cottage

    Sedlescombe, nr. Battle

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27442

    These two pretty, beamed, semi-detached holiday cottages, (refs 27442 and 27443) with mezzanine floor, have been attractively converted from former cow byres and are set in the owners’ 14-acre small holding which is home to farm animals including sheep and pigs. On-site is a small children’s play area. A 10-minute walk across the fields brings you into Sedlescombe with its village green and traditional country pub. In close proximity to Battle, with its famous battlefield and abbey, built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Relive one of the most famous days in history, and join the 1066 walk from the doorstep. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway from Tenterden, (also know as ’The Jewel of the Weald’), through the Rother Levels to Bodiam, one of the most evocative moated castles (NT), built in 1385. Discover the one time coastal smuggling town of Hastings and medieval Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets. Picturesque sand dunes and interesting wildlife can be explored at Camber. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Propeties 27442 and 27443 can be booked to together to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Gallery with double (5ft) bed (zip and link, can be twin) and sloping ceiling with limited headroom. Beams throughout.

    Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine in external building. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 14-acre fields and farmland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on lead in farmland. No smoking. NB: Unfenced ornamental pond, 3 yards.

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  • Thornden Farm - The Byre

    Ashburnham, Battle

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: PG6


    Sympathetically converted to form characterful properties, the heavily beamed cottages at Thornden Farm date back to the 16th century and occupy a truly peaceful and secluded setting amidst 1066 countryside. Within the grounds of Thornden Farm are goats, free range chickens and a small flock of sheep, and from here, there are far-reaching views to Beachy Head, the South Downs and the sea. Each cottage boasts an individual seating area in landscaped gardens.

    There is a wealth of diverse attractions and activities within the surrounding area. Visit historic Battle, where one may pause for a cream tea and visit the ancient abbey or the fascinating world of Yesteryear, a fun museum of everyday items from days gone by. Hastings is a short drive away offering freshly caught fish from the beaches in the old town, the smugglers cave and many more tourist attractions. Rye, with its cobbled streets, variety of shops and inns such as the famous Mermaid Inn which is known in history as the meeting place for the notorious Hawkhurst smuggling gang, makes a truly wonderful day out. Just a short trip from Ashburnham, one can find expanses of white sand dunes and beaches at Camber, with many other beaches and cliff top walks to be discovered along the entire coast. The Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne (15 miles), with an indoor swimming-pool, adventure park and new Sovereign Harbour complex, still retains a sense of its opulent past. Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles are 18 miles away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is 5 miles away at Burwash. There are also numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in the locality.

    Activities offered locally include trout fishing (fly only) in Ashburnham, Bewl and Darwell reservoirs. Horse riding, four golf courses plus fantastic cycling and walking. There are many festivals and shows throughout the year, including orchestral nights at Battle Abbey and the castles of Bodium and Hertsmonceaux. Guy Fawkes celebrations in East Sussex are a local tradition, with each area boasting its own Bonfire Society. Within 1½ miles there are two pubs, the ‘Ash Tree Inn’ at Brownbread Street and ‘The Swan Inn’ at Dallington each serve real ales and fine food. Whether it’s a romantic short break or a family holiday that is required, Thornden Cottages offer the perfect setting, as many people testify by returning again, and again, and again. Shop 4 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room, with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing by arrangement with owner
    • Access to freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s grounds

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  • Thornden Farm - The Old Stable

    Ashburnham, Battle

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: PG7


    Sympathetically converted to form characterful properties, the heavily beamed cottages at Thornden Farm date back to the 16th century and occupy a truly peaceful and secluded setting amidst 1066 countryside. Within the grounds of Thornden Farm are goats, free range chickens and a small flock of sheep, and from here, there are far-reaching views to Beachy Head, the South Downs and the sea. Each cottage boasts an individual seating area in landscaped gardens.

    There is a wealth of diverse attractions and activities within the surrounding area. Visit historic Battle, where one may pause for a cream tea and visit the ancient abbey or the fascinating world of Yesteryear, a fun museum of everyday items from days gone by. Hastings is a short drive away offering freshly caught fish from the beaches in the old town, the smugglers cave and many more tourist attractions. Rye, with its cobbled streets, variety of shops and inns such as the famous Mermaid Inn which is known in history as the meeting place for the notorious Hawkhurst smuggling gang, makes a truly wonderful day out. Just a short trip from Ashburnham, one can find expanses of white sand dunes and beaches at Camber, with many other beaches and cliff top walks to be discovered along the entire coast. The Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne (15 miles), with an indoor swimming-pool, adventure park and new Sovereign Harbour complex, still retains a sense of its opulent past. Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles are 18 miles away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is 5 miles away at Burwash. There are also numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in the locality.

    Activities offered locally include trout fishing (fly only) in Ashburnham, Bewl and Darwell reservoirs. Horse riding, four golf courses plus fantastic cycling and walking. There are many festivals and shows throughout the year, including orchestral nights at Battle Abbey and the castles of Bodium and Hertsmonceaux. Guy Fawkes celebrations in East Sussex are a local tradition, with each area boasting its own Bonfire Society. Within 1½ miles there are two pubs, the ‘Ash Tree Inn’ at Brownbread Street and ‘The Swan Inn’ at Dallington each serve real ales and fine food. Whether it’s a romantic short break or a family holiday that is required, Thornden Cottages offer the perfect setting, as many people testify by returning again, and again, and again. Shop 4 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room, with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing by arrangement with owner
    • Access to freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s grounds

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  • The Old Library

    Broad Oak, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    3
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    1
    1
    Ref: W41686

    Excellent views

    Once the library to the farmhouse, now providing detached single storey studio holiday accommodation on a working livestock farm with great views across the rolling countryside. Walks from the doorstep and access to 60 acres of woodlands plus trout fishing are available locally. Visit Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, and Scotney Castle gardens, Great Dixter and Grombridge Place Park are all within a short drive. See the Pantiles and go shopping in Royal Tunbridge Wells or head towards the beach in the opposite direction at Eastbourne or Brighton. Rail connections to London from Stonegate for sight seeing opportunities in the capital city. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room and area with double bed and additional Z-bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room included. Electric central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • The Lodge at Little Pines

    Dallington, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 31028

    Situated in a very quiet location at the end of a no through road with no passing traffic and adjoining a forestry of fields. Much wildlife, deer, foxes, badgers and bird life visit the fields and the forestry is very picturesque. The walking is superb in the area. Surrounded by countryside and woodland, where you can hear the nightingales sing and observe the deer, this comfortable holiday lodge is situated in the owner’s grounds with a delightful decked terrace and enclosed garden facing the fields. A plethora of National Trust properties are close by, including Batemans, Rudyard Kipling’s Jacobean family home, where guests can enjoy the serenity of the grounds and winding path to the watermill. Standen is an Arts and Crafts family home with beautiful Morris & Co. textiles and wallpapers. Sissinghurst Gardens, created in the 1930’s by Vita Sackville West and her husband Harold Nicholson who were part of the Bloomsbury Set, is also a short drive away. Other places of interest include Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Herstmonceux Castle and the Science Centre and Glyndebourne Opera House, very popular during the season. The picturesque cinque port town of Rye and the rolling sand dunes at Camber are approximately 30 minutes away. In the other directions along the coast are the South Downs and Beachy Head. There are many craft fairs, agricultural shows and ploughing matches locally, showcasing Sussex wares and produce. Beach 13 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single bed/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters (1.5 hours in morning and 1.5 hours in evening included, thereafter £25per week). Electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Oast

    Westfield

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: E3169

    Amidst lovely Sussex countryside, rolling down to the coast at Hastings just 3 miles away, this attractive oast house on a working farm has been carefully converted into three charming cottages, one of which we offer here. With their compact and comfortable accommodation all on one level, they enjoy a courtyard setting in relaxing surroundings with lovely walks close by. The Cinque Port of Rye with its cobbled streets and interesting shops, is only 10 miles away. Hastings offers a beach, a promenade, art centre, local history museum and a sea life centre as well as excellent town amenities. The nearest shops and pubs serving food are in the village of Westfield, just 1 mile from The Oast.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With digital TV, DVD player and single sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£10per week 27th August-19th May). Bed linen and towels included. Shared courtyard and garden furniture. Private parking. No smoking.

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  • The Coach House

    Vines Cross, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: 29667


    In an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), surrounded by pictureseque villages, local/farm shops, pubs and lovely walks, this charming detached holiday cottage sits in an established garden in rural East Sussex. The South Downs National Park is within easy reach, as are numerous National Trust properties including Rudyard Kipling’s home, Batemans, Bodiam Castle and Sissinghurst. For star gazers there’s Herstmonceux Observatory and for cyclists, miles of delightful Cuckoo Trail. Historic Battle has tea rooms, antique shops and ancient abbey, from where you can follow the Battle of Hastings. Visit Royal Tunbridge Wells, 12miles, or Eastbourne’s attractive pier, theatres and many beaches, 14 miles. For the family, Knockhatch Adventure Park is only 15 minutes away, while Drusilla’s Zoo Park is 30 minutes away. Why not explore the capital, London, just a 1-hour train ride away (20 minutes to Stonegate or Etchingham stations). Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with additional single day bed (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer in shower room. Tumble dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Lake in owner’s grounds, 270 yards.

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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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  • 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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