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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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  • Swallow’s Barn

    Ashburnham, Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PLLU

    Situated in an AONB in the Sussex High Weald, this detached holiday barn conversion has delightful rural views and footpaths right on the doorstep. Forming part of the owner’s grounds with 15th-century thatched cottage, this smallholding residence is shared by Golden Guernsey goats, ponies, ducks and an abundance of wildlife. Visit Battle Abbey and the 1066 Battlefield site, stunning moated Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceaux, Heritage steam railways, Weald gardens and stately homes. Eastbourne 15 miles. Tunbridge Wells 18 miles. Brighton 30 miles. Shop 2½ miles and pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen area and French doors to open raised decking area. Two double bedrooms, one with zip & link bed, can be twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in barn)
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table in open bay garage to side of barn
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced drainage stream in grounds (dry in summer)

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  • The Peacock Barn

    Burwash

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PTTJ


    Nestling in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Peacock Barn is a single-storey, detached, barn conversion. It has been thoughtfully converted to a high standard and enjoys far reaching rural views. A peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life surrounded by 80 acres of working farmland with sheep, horses and of course, a resident peacock! The property is accessed from Burwash village via a half mile lane and maintained track, with a 15th-century pub at the village end of the lane, serving local ales and good food, which makes for an enjoyable walk. There are miles of walking opportunities directly from the farm. Burwash itself is steeped in history and was a notorious spot for smugglers and highwaymen in the 18th and 19th centuries. The pretty, weather-boarded high street is a conservation area, and Bateman’s mansion, a fine example of Jacobean architecture, is just outside the main village. It was once owned by Rudyard Kipling and is now open to the public (NT). Battle Abbey lies 9 miles to the south east, Bodiam Castle, (also NT) with its fairytale moat, is 8 miles to the east. Enjoy a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway which runs from Bodiam to Tenterden, known as ’The Jewel in the Weald’, through 101/2 miles of beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside. Fishing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at Bewl Water, and the many award-winning local vineyards are an enjoyable day out. Camber Sands near Rye is a magnificent beach or discover the beaches at Hastings and Bexhill. Discover Bedgebury, not only offering the pinetum but also Go Ape too. The owner lives on site for your convenience and the parking is in the cottage grounds. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, open to well-equipped kitchen, all with wooden floors. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed shingle garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • 80-acre natural farmland with sheep and horses
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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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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  • White Hart Lodge

    Netherfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44127

    Located on the Weald Ridge near Battle, this stylishly furnished apartment boasts spectacular views stretching across the Vale of Ashburnham towards Beachy Head and, in the distance, you can see the sea from the decked terrace or living room window. Arguably the best views in Sussex and an inspiration to the great artist, William Turner, who captured them on canvas; the original now hangs in the British Museum. Turner stayed with his friend, ’Mad Jack Fuller’, at Brightling Park and who is well known for his legacy of unusual follies, which can be spotted in the area. The apartment is on the first floor and conveniently located above a friendly, family run, free house which serves food and is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers. Barn and tawny owls, roe and fallow deer can be spotted while strolling along the 1066 Walk, which takes in Pevensey where the Normans landed, and, of course, the battle site and Battle Abbey. There are castles to be explored at Hastings and Bodiam, and vineyards where you can indulge in some wine tasting at Lamberhurst, Carr Taylor or Chapel Down. Gardens at Great Dixter and a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway are both possibilities during your stay. Beaches can be reached at Hastings, 10 miles, and Camber offers rolling sand dunes. Excellent rail connections from Battle to London. Beach 9 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant below.

    External, open tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with day bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Shared use of freezer. Wi-fi. Small decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of pub grounds. Car park on-site. No smoking.

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  • The Cart Lodge

    Robertsbridge, near Battle

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC282


    This cosy detached holiday cottage is in a rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful counties of Kent and Sussex, including ’1066 country’, and combines the coast and the countryside. The cottage benefits from open-plan accommodation and a sunny lawned garden. Situated within the owners’ grounds and close to the village of Robertsbridge on the River Rother, with its atmospheric pubs and black and white medieval timber framed houses.
    Robertsbridge is well known with cricket enthusiast’s as the home to the cricket bat makers Gray-Nicolls, established in 1876, and who still grow their own willow locally for the cricket bats. Visit the factory for an insight into the process of cricket bat making (tours are pre-booked). Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway which chugs through 10½ miles of glorious countryside from Tenterden, ’The Jewel of the Weald’, to Bodiam, with its fairytale moated castle which is well worth visiting. Spend a day at Battle Abbey and the famous battle field, the re-enactment of the battle of Hastings takes place each October. Take a guided tour of the local vineyards including Carr Taylor and Sedlescombe, which produce some award-winning wines. Hire bikes and cycle around Bewl Water or take out a fishing boat for trout and pike fishing (at cost, licence required). The coast at Hastings with its beach launched fishing fleet and iconic net huts is approximately 10 miles away. Good rail links to London from Robertsbridge offer further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 8.5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    1 step to ...
    Open plan living space:
    With tiled floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric hob, electric oven and microwave.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With double bed, single bed and sloping ceiling.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric panel heaters (first £20 included). Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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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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  • Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable East

    Sedlescombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PPPS


    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 area. 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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  • Ivy Cottage

    Ewhurst Green, nr. Bodiam

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PLLE

    A delightful detached barn conversion nestling on the edge of a working sheep farm in its own garden bordered on one side by a stream. It lies 300 yards from the owners’ home and walks abound from the doorstep into the rolling Sussex countryside. Bodiam Castle is a short drive and the Rother Valley offers holidaymakers boating and fishing. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Vintage Steam Railway or experience Pullman dining. Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Sissinghurst Gardens are a short drive. Rye 11 miles. Camber Sands 14½ miles. Fishing farm at Hawkhurst just 2 miles away. Golf course 5 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room with wooden floor. Two steps down to boot room with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and wooden floor. Beamed throughout.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Spacious lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in bordering garden

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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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  • 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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  • The Garden Cottage

    Ticehurst, near Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC466


    This semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is within walking distance of the largest area of open water in the south east, Bewl Water. The Garden Cottage, situated next door to the owner’s house, makes an idyllic base for couples or families.

    Spend a day walking or cycling a 12½ mile route around the reservoir set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where bikes can be hired from March to October. The fisherman can hone his skills and even bring home a rainbow trout for supper, or why not bring your dinghy or canoe and spend some of your hard earned leisure time afloat with just the birds for company. Once back at The Garden Cottage a 2-minute stroll will take you to a country pub that also serves good food, so no need to cook or take the car. Bedgebury Forest and Pinetum, with excellent cycling trails for all abilities, children’s play area and Go Ape, is a 10-minute drive away. Visit the fairy-tale moated Bodiam Castle and childhood home of Anne Boleyn at Hever.

    Why not take the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway through the stunning countryside from Tenterden or explore the local vineyards including Lamberhurst and sample some award-winning wines. The property is a short drive from the royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells, with some excellent retail therapy and you can also sample the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in the Pantiles. Spend a day at the beach at Hastings and stroll down the pier. For the golfers, Dale Hill offers two 18 hole courses and a driving range, less than a mile away. Spa treatments and use of a local indoor swimming pool by arrangement with owner, horse riding also close by. Beach 15 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed and patio doors leading to terrace.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed paved terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Pigeon Loft

    Hurst Green

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28960

    This 16th century holiday cottage has been thoughtfully converted retaining many exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. Attached to the owner’s home, it is ideally placed for exploring East Sussex and the Kent borders. Situated on the Sevenoaks to Hastings road, many National Trust properties are within a 30-minute drive, including Batemans, home to Rudyard Kipling. For tea shops, art galleries and antiques visit the Cinque Port town of Rye or the ’Jewel of the Weald’ at Tenterden. Beaches can be found at Hastings and Camber. Bewl Water offers water sports and cycle tracks. Good connections to London from Etchingham station. Shop 30 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 double (one 5ft) bedrooms. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared use of owners’ grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops in garden.

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