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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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  • Chilsham Barn

    Herstmonceux, nr. Hailsham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PTTP


    Lovingly renovated, this beautiful oak framed Sussex barn conversion stands detached, and was originally built in the 1800s. It is an ideal base for two couples or a family, as both bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. Beamed throughout and boasting solar underfloor heating with the benefit of a wood-burning stove in the part-galleried living space, guests will feel relaxed in these stylish surroundings, whatever the weather. The holiday property is situated in the owner’s 37½-acre grounds, surrounded by fields with sheep, geese, ducks and chickens, and the owner also has a shrub and perennial nursery. Guests have sole use of the orchard area. Herstmonceux is not only home to the hands-on Observatory Science Centre housed amongst the domes and telescopes of the former Royal Greenwich Observatory, there is the magnificent Herstmonceux Castle where a stroll can be taken around the Elizabethan gardens. The town also produces Henner’s medal-winning sparkling wine. Because Sussex has a sunny climate and chalky subsoil (the same as that in Champagne in France), the county also produces wonderful sparkling wines. If the beach calls, head for Pevensey where the Romans landed, and you can tackle the beautiful 31-mile 1066 Country Walk which starts at Pevensey via Herstmonceux, and on to Battle and then the Cinque Port town of Rye. Golf and fishing lakes close by. Trains to London from Polegate. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Four steps to entrance. Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors and well equipped kitchen area with travertine marble floor. Cloakroom with toilet. Open-tread, oak stairs to first floor (open to one side): Galleried landing. Two beamed bedrooms, each with travertine marble floor and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet; one double and one twin.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, air to water heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 52" Freeview TV (Netflix)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Orchard area
    • Shared 37½-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 50 yards

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  • Udiam Farm - The Stable

    Bodiam, near Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC565

    These two delightful, detached cottages have been thoughtfully restored and lie within the owner’s grounds, by the farmhouse. Udiam Farm Cottage (ref. PQQZ) has a light and airy living area, limestone floor and bi-fold doors which open on to the terrace, ideal for alfresco dining. Stable Cottage (ref. UKC565) has been stylishly restored to a very high standard with exposed beams, bespoke kitchen with Miele appliances, Wesley Barrell sofas designed by the owner, Jim Lawrence lighting with French antique chandeliers and beautiful limestone flooring that flows seamlessly out to the terrace. If the weather is fine, play a spot of tennis, enjoy a drink on the croquet lawn or indulge in a game of petanque, by arrangement with the owner.
    Udiam Farm was formerly the Guinness Hop Farm, and The Stable was once home to the Guinness horses that pulled the wagons, laden with hops. The farm overlooks the River Rother and part of the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway (used around six times a year for special events). Its trains steam through 10½ miles of countryside from Tenterden to the moated Bodiam Castle. Take a stroll across the grounds to this fairytale 14th century castle where you can also ride the Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Indulge in a meal at the local Michelin starred restaurant and sample the excellent local wines from award winning vineyards. Battle is 8 miles, Royal Tunbridge Wells is a half hour drive, as are the coastal towns of Eastbourne, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea and Rye. There are good train services to London from Robertsbridge for additional sightseeing. Fishing and golf are available locally. Beach 15 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub 5 miles and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With beams and limestone floor.
    Living area:
    With 40" curved Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and Quooker Fusion hot water tap.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, and toilet.
    Stairs to...
    Galleried reading area.

    Electric underfloor central heating included. Lawned garden with terrace and garden furniture. Shared 20-acre grounds. Please note: No children.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Shared 20-acre grounds. Shared use of tennis court and croquet lawn (by prior arrangement). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river, 20 yards and an unfenced pond, 55 yards.

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  • Millers Oast

    Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E3883

    In the heart of 1066 Country, this quaint oast house offers comfortable and peaceful accommodation, its living room and double bedroom in the oast’s roundel. Enjoying views over open countryside, it sits in the grounds of the owners’ home, where they run a small private livery yard. Just 2 miles away is the historic town of Battle, and the beaches at Hastings and Bexhill are 8 miles. Picturesque Rye, Bodiam and Pevensey Castles, and Sissinghurst are all easily accessible. Shop and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

    Four steps to entrance. Ground floor: 3 steps down to living room. Dining area/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • Chessons Farm - Chessons Oast

    Wadhurst, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 8281

    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. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Pond, 100 yards.

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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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  • 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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  • Henley Bridge Holiday Cottage

    Ashburnham, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43884

    Escape to the countryside and immerse yourself in the rural peace and tranquillity surrounding this converted dairy, with its own private enclosed garden and welcoming inglenook fireplace. It is situated within 17 acres of the owner’s grounds where they keep, train and breed working dogs. Located on the 1066 Country Walk from Rye to Pevensey, the cottage is just a stroll away from a delightful pub which serves delicious food. There are many places of interest within a short drive including Battle Abbey Gatehouse (English Heritage) and the battlefield where King Harold and William, Duke of Normandy, fought for the future of England; find out if you could carry a Norman shield into battle. Visit the beautiful grounds at NT Bateman’s and see where Rudyard Kipling wrote his fascinating stories. Spend a day at Bewl Water, fishing, cycling or simply enjoying the boats. The hands on Science Centre at Herstmonceux, the Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and a selection of local vineyards producing award-winning wines to sample, should be on your list to visit. Good rail connections from the station at Battle, 6 miles away to London for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Beaches at Pevensey and Bexhill, 10 miles, Hastings and Eastbourne slightly further afield - 15 miles. Stabling by arrangement with the owner. Beach 9½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Stabling by arrangement. NB: Stream in owner’s garden.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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