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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.

Discover one of England's most historic towns in the beautiful Sussex countryside; search Holiday Cottages in Battle today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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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£341-£635
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Oast Ref: 30316


In the midst of 1066 countryside and in a farm setting with glorious rural views across rolling fields (AONB), is The Oast. it was originally used for ’kilning’ – or drying hops in the beer making process: the hops were spread out and dried by hot air produced from a charcoal fired kiln. The heat would escape through a cowl in the roof which turned with the wind. The Oast has been thoughtfully restored and is a cosy, detached, holiday base with a woodburner, from which you can explore the surrounding area. Visit Battle with its abbey, and see the site that changed the course of British history, where you can walk in the steps of King Harold and William the Conqueror. Hastings, with its iconic net huts and smuggling haunts, Rye used as the film set for the dramatisation of E F Benson’s novel Mapp & Lucia, and Tenterden – The Jewel of the Weald - are all within a short drive. An excellent area renowned for award-winning wines - try some tastings at Sedlescombe Vineyard, Carr Taylor and Chapel Down. For garden enthusiasts, visit Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway to the fairytale moated Bodiam Castle. Beach 10 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Step to living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Open sided stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Private garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Situated in an AONB in the Sussex High Weald, and in the owners’ grounds, this detached holiday cottage, accessed via a track, has lake views and footpaths on the doorstep. The grounds are shared by wildlife and has shared use of a swimming pool. Visit Battle Abbey and 1066 battlefield site, Bodiam Castle and Herstmonceux. Beaches at Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Step up to open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Open-tread stairs (open at one side) to galleried twin bedroom with low, sloping ceiling.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Shared use of owner’s washing machine (in outbuilding)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Shared use of owner’s outdoor unheated infinity swimming pool by arrangement (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6ft), open June-September
  • Shared play area
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge (to be kept on lead)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake and pond in owner’s grounds

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£480-£1046
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Riding Cottage Ref: W41886

Excellent views and walks

These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only 0.25 miles from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. Chitcombe is an organic farm 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 1.25 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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£279-£557
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
High Bank Ref: E5590

Supremely comfortable and well-presented, this split-level period bungalow, which lies next to the owners’ home, boasts a large living room which comfortably seats up to ten guests with an extra galleried seating and study area on the ground floor. Twin doors open onto the terrace and a large garden which enjoys lovely views over ancient woodland. Tucked away on a side road, High Bank is superbly appointed and is just 0.25 miles from the historic town centre of Battle with its abbey, tourist attractions, shops, pubs and restaurants. The train station is 400 yards away and frequent trains go direct to Hastings and London. Castles, stately homes and gorgeous gardens, smugglers caves, country walks and the sea are all within easy reach. Shops and restaurants 440 yards, pubs 220 yards.

Lower ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and patio doors. Ground floor: Galleried seating and study area. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. 47" 3D Freeview TV. Blu-ray. iPod dock. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Broadband. Large, south-facing garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

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£946-£946
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Haremere Hall Ref: PHH

In a most beautiful setting, amid 150-acre parkland grounds, and with two acres of formal garden complete with sole use of swimming pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house offers a warm and characterful retreat (owner retains a service wing for private use). With origins in the 12th-century, the present house was built in 1616 and is full of period features and furniture, such as original fireplaces, 16th and 17th-century wood panelling, Tudor rose ceilings and a grand staircase with twisted balustrade dating from 1682. The themed bedrooms, intimate reception rooms and dining room combine to make it an ideal holiday choice for family celebrations and get-togethers. The surrounding area is steeped in history, with Sissinghurst Castle, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chartwell (Churchill’s home) and the moated splendour of Leeds Castle all beckoning exploration. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hunting can all be arranged locally. Etchingham Railway Station is
15-minute walk, or 3 minutes by car, for rapid access to local places of interest, and the sites and sounds of the capital can be accessed in around an hour and a half. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Oak-panelled grand hall/drawing room with Tudor lattice ceiling and huge open stone fireplace. Light and airy sitting room with open fire and French windows to terrace and garden. Dining room with Jacobean oak overmantel and long refectory table (seating up to 8). Compact kitchen with double oven. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. Ornate sweeping staircase to first floor: Prince Regent’s Room; double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet and toilet, leading to single bedroom with wash basin. Small double bedroom with 4ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Countess Room; large twin bedroom with canopied beds and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Lady Laetitia’s Room; light and airy double bedroom with four-poster bed, views over South Downs and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second small single bedroom. Duchess Room; double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Most rooms with wood-panelled walls and antique furnishings.

  • Open fires – fuel at cost
  • Electricity included
  • Full oil central heating included (£150 per week, £75 per short break October to April)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone/fax available by arrangement
  • Extensive split-level gardens with patio, terraces and furniture
  • Access to 150-acre parkland grounds
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Outdoor unheated swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Sloping banks, steps and small pond in garden

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£1836-£3145
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0


With extensive views over the surrounding countryside from this pretty beamed holiday cottage, which boasts a separate garden room built within its large garden to take advantage of the fine views. One of a pair set back from the main road, it has been restored to retain many of its original features and lies just 3 miles from Battle, an area awash with the history of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Winchelsea with its unspoilt shingle beach, historic Hastings and Rye are further afield, golf course within 5 miles, with many castles and NT properties to visit in the area. Walking and cycling routes locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in large fire surround. Two steps to modern well-equipped farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. External garden room with shower room and toilet. First floor: Three beamed bedrooms; one double, one twin and one single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Low ceilings throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)

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£481-£961
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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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£287-£677
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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. Standing within the grounds of Thornden Farm, with its small flock of sheep, friendly goats, free range chickens and grand peacocks, the cottages enjoys 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.

Spacious open-plan living/dining room, with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and kitchen area. Two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings; one double and one twin. Shower room with toilet. Beams and stone 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
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing by arrangement with owner
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small sitting-out area with furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s grounds

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£336-£800
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Millers Oast 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.

Elec heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Digital TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Small garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Parking. No smoking.

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£337-£704
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Swallow’s Barn 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 Juliet balcony. 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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£338-£855
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Granary Ref: 29197

This Grade II listed first floor holiday apartment is located in the hamlet of Penshurst, with access to beautiful walks across the Penshurst Estate. It is adjacent to the village church and a stone’s throw away from the duck pond. The church is beautifully decorated over the festive period, making this property an ideal location for the Christmas or New Year break. Just 4 miles from historic Battle, visit the famous abbey and battle site. Stroll along the sandy beaches at Camber, buy freshly caught fish from Hastings, or take at dip at Cooden Beach, near Bexhill. National Trust sites are abundant, including Rudyard Kipling’s home at Burwash. The towns of Heathfield and Bexhill are 7 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

External, open-tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin . Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Beams (some low) and oak floors throughout.

Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£240-£709
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