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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
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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, oil 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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£376-£719
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Stable Cottage Ref: W41887

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: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children), both with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet.

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

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£267-£500
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Coblye Barn 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
  • Friday to Friday
  • 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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£253-£585
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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 4 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.

Living/dining room with French doors to hallway area and well-appointed kitchen. Large bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms each with sloping ceiling and glorious views; one double and one twin. Stone floors throughout.

  • DVD
  • Dishwasher

  • 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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£421-£800
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

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 1/2 mile.

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

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

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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£341-£855
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Wisteria Cottage Ref: 27609

Relax and unwind in beautiful East Sussex countryside. Situated in the owners’ grounds this small, but beautifully presented, holiday cottage offers single-storey, detached accommodation all year round. Historic Battle is just 2 miles away, with its charming tea rooms and historic abbey. The seaside town of Hastings is approximately 8 miles and Eastbourne about 16 miles. A great base for touring the south coast and ideal for couples seeking a rural retreat. Shops, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating included (October-April £20per week). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Small lawned garden with decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

In the heart of Kipling country, this beautifully presented detached oast house enjoys a delightful rural setting, off a quiet country lane, with stunning distant views over the rolling countryside; from all of its rooms, visitors can admire the Rother Valley, High Weald and the Ashdown Forest beyond. Adjacent to the owners’ home, Little Park Hill Farm boasts its own large sweeping garden with a natural spring-fed pond overlooked by a raised, wisteria clad deck. Meadows lead to bluebell wood with picnic area. Peaceful country walks, cycling and riding also abound in this scenic area, whilst trout fishing can be found at Lakedown Fishery about 5 minutes’ drive away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is about 3 miles distant, along with other National Trust properties and gardens, including Scotney Castle, Great Dixter and Groombridge Place. Glyndebourne, as well as Herstmonceux and Bodiam Castles, Bentley Motor Museum, the Bluebell and Lavender Line steam railways and Battle Abbey are further places of interest to visit. There is golf at East Sussex National about 20 minutes’ drive, numerous smaller courses are close at hand. Little Park Hill Farm is midway between the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the coast of Eastbourne and Brighton. For horse racing enthusiasts, there are courses at Lingfield, Brighton and Plumpton, all within easy reach. Shop 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Beamed drawing room with wood-burning stove in large inglenook fireplace. Spacious living room/TV and games room. Dining room. Well-equipped oak fitted kitchen. Utility. Separate toilet. Ground floor double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed in roundel of oast. Stairs from second living room to first floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet. Two further staircases to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom (6ft bed) in roundel with dressing room/nursery with single sofa-bed (for +1 child). Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity and full oil central heating included (Winter £45per week,
    £7 per night for short breaks)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot by arrangement
  • Two satellite TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Additional fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terraces surrounding oast house
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Summerhouse
  • Sweeping lawn
  • Meadows
  • Bluebell wood and picnic area
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Games room with pool table and table football
  • Table tennis (in garage)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

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£1103-£2613
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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

This unusual part-beamed oast is set on a 150-acre working beef and cattle farm set back along a mile driveway, next to the owner’s home. Accessed via a roundel on the ground floor, a split staircase leads to the holiday accommodation on the first floor and there are further stairs to the kitchen/dining area in another roundel which has a part glass ceiling. Visit the moated Bodiam Castle, Bewl Water, ‘Go Ape’ at Bedgebury Pinetum or the coast at Hastings. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ mile.

Entrance lobby with games area. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living room with French doors to balcony. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Gallery: Beamed kitchen/dining area with gas range (for cooking) and stable door to balcony. Oak floors throughout.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in bathroom)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Paved courtyard with table tennis and furniture
  • 200 acres of shared farmland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Games area with table football
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in grounds

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£339-£819
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
0
Pets
1
The Old Library 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. Friday to Friday.

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£213-£441
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

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 toom/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 free of charge, to be kept on lead in farmland. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced ornamental pond, 3 yards.

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£210-£582
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