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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Dolphins Ref: 27297

Just a 10 minute stroll to the beach, this stylish duplex apartment on the first and second floor offers unique, spacious holiday accommodation above the owners’ home, with the benefit of an enclosed garden for lazy barbecues after a day on the beach and a full length balcony to watch the sun dip behind the trees whilst sipping a glass of chilled wine. For winter breaks, toast yourself after a bracing beach walk in front of the glowing woodburner. Ideally situated for a beach holiday but also just minutes from open farm land and country walks, plus only 10 minutes walk from a station providing additional sightseeing opportunities in London. It is just a short drive or train ride journey to Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings and historic Battle. Explore the many gardens including Sissinghurst, Sheffield Park and Wakehurst. Take a step back in time at Pevensey, Hastings, Bodiam and Hever Castles. The Bluebell and Kent and Sussex steam railways also make for a great day out, not forgetting for animal lovers a visit to Drusillas Zoo where younger holiday makers can also enjoy a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine! Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.

Wooden staircase to entrance. First floor: Living room with games area/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and wooden floor. Conservatory with French doors. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, 1 single with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Gas range (double oven). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Games area with table football. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£412-£1143
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Oaks 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. 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. Friday to Friday.

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£246-£703
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This detached holiday barn is situated in the owner’s grounds, in an AONB, with a terrace to enjoy the rural views and a wood-burning stove to curl up in front of in the winter. Battle is a short drive away; enjoy a cream tea and see the abbey ruins originally built by William the Conqueror. Hastings offers fresh fish for supper, or explore the smugglers’ caves. Eastbourne, 15 miles, for a stroll along the pier or head towards the South Downs and see the cliffs at Beachy Head. NT properties and gardens abound and there are walks from the doorstep. Shop 2½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

Open-plan, beamed living room/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area. Twin bedroom (zip and link, can be double) with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Internet connection
  • Garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond and covered well in owner’s grounds

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£304-£519
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Oast Ref: E3169

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

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Elec heaters and elec inc (£10pw 27th Aug-19th May). Bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. Shared courtyard and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£227-£477
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Situated on the owner’s 44-acre smallholding, these two adjoining, converted farm buildings (refs 28697 and 28698) offer a rural holiday base with glorious views and opportunities to see native wildlife. There is direct access to footpaths and bridleways; cycle or walk the Cuckoo Trail, which is 14 miles of surfaced pathway through the Sussex countryside, via Horam, Hailsham and Polegate to Eastbourne Park. The properties are not far from the Wealden market town of Heathfield, where visitors may be able to see or hear the cuckoo at the fair in April, which signifies spring. Visit the Ashdown Forest, one of the largest, free public access spaces in the south east and an AONB, known the world over as the home of Winnie the Pooh! Visit the home of Rudyard Kipling, Batemans at Burwash (NT) or climb the towers of one of the most evocative castles in England, the moated Bodiam, with its stunning views across the Rother Valley. Michelham Priory and Gardens, Sheffield Park Gardens and the Bluebell Railway make for good days out. Historic Battle and Abbey is 12½ miles, the fishing town of Hastings is 16 miles and Eastbourne is 18 miles. Guests can enjoy coarse fishing on the farm, which is available by arrangement with the owners. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Travel cot. High chair. Friday to Friday.

Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared freezer. Courtyard with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 44-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£220-£593
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In an AONB, with glorious views of the rolling Sussex countryside, these adjoining former stables (The Racing Stables 24912 and The Shire Stables 24913) have been converted into attractive holiday accommodation. Each has its own private garden area where you can enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets after a day’s sightseeing or take a stroll to one of three pubs within 2 miles of the farm via a circular walk. This working sheep farm offers walks from the doorstep or bring your bike which can easily be stored. The South Downs are just 20 minutes away. Take your pick of the beaches at Eastbourne, Pevensey, Bexhill or Hastings. Historical sites including Battle Abbey, Pevensey Castle and Rudyard Kipling’s home Batemans at Burwash. The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux offers over 100 interactive hands-on exhibits alongside the historic telescopes, or you can have a great day out at Drusillas, widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country! All are within easy driving distance, and Battle and Stonegate stations provide access to London in 1 hour 20 minutes for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Both properties: Economy 7 NSH and electricity included (£20per week, £15 per 3/4 night short break, £10 per 2 night short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 70-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£256-£681
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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
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Acorn Ref: E4890

Set in 1066 Country in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lying just 8 miles from the coast, this spacious and well-appointed property enjoys views over a beautiful English country garden. Boasting its own large patio area, it adjoins the owners’ home within two acres of magnificent shared grounds offering private corners, a small outdoor unheated pool and tennis court. Set a mile and a half from the centre of the pretty village of Sedlescombe, in lovely walking country 7 miles north of Hastings, with six golf courses to choose from all within half an hour, it lies within easy reach of romantic, moated Bodiam Castle (NT), the picturesque old town of Rye and Battle Abbey. London by rail from nearby station and day trips to France depart from Ashford. The well stocked village shop/post office and local pub are next to each other, 1 mile on foot via a footpath, or 2 miles by car. Shop and pub 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

Open fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Satellite TV (sports package). DVD. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Parking. Outdoor swimming pool. Hard tennis court. No smoking.

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£245-£523
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: PLLD

This converted detached Coach House enjoys scenic walks from the door over fields to the gardens at Batemans, the 17th-century family home of Rudyard Kipling. Appearing much as he left it, be inspired in Kipling’s study, see his 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 in the garage and stroll through the garden to the River Dudwell, where you can watch the watermill grind flour most Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Set within the grounds of the owners’ home which offers 11 acres of gardens and paddocks with views across the fields, the Coach House enjoys its own private garden and is an ideal property for family gatherings or entertaining. Guests can enjoy shared use of the main house’s swimming pool (open 18th May to 22nd September) (sole use either morning or afternoon), use of an outside play area for children and games room (shared with the main house) with table football and a pool table situated in a garage adjacent to the Coach House. Burwash is a charming village with a Norman church dating back to a bygone time when the Manor was given to the Count of Eu by William the Conqueror in 1096 in recognition of his services in battle. Visit Pashley Manor Gardens at Ticehurst, Battle Abbey – experience the most famous date in English history and find out how the nation was changed forever. Approximately 7 miles – Bewl Water - the southeast’s largest lake set within the beautiful Wealden countryside, the fairytale castle at Bodiam and the vineyards at Lamberhurst. East Sussex National Golf Club is within a 30-minute drive, many other local golf courses within 20 minutes. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, exposed brick walls, wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with additional seating area, double range oven (for cooking), ornamental fireplace, exposed brick walls, tiled floor. Dining room with oak floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and French doors to garden. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, toilet and Velux window. Separate toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling, additional single bed (each for +1) and dressing area. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Electricity double range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Shared use of the main house’s outdoor swimming pool (29ft 10in x 14ft 3in, depth 2ft 11in-7ft 10in) open 18th May-22nd September (sole use mornings or afternoons)
  • Games room (shared with main house) with slate bed pool table and table football
  • Children’s play area
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£2795-£2795
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cider Cottage Ref: PPAA

Accessed via a single track lane and nestled amongst converted farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, this holiday cottage is a detached, single-storey barn conversion which boasts a vaulted ceiling. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with abundant walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex. Visit Battle Abbey, the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port of Rye and the smugglers’ caves at Hastings. There are many NT properties and gardens in the area including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle and Wakehurst Place. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full underfloor electric central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (bathroom)
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer (outbuilding)
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden, terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Footpaths on farm
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake 50 yards, river and pond in owner’s grounds

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£332-£786
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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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£411-£800
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Set in 20 acres of farmland, this thoughtfully renovated, detached holiday cottage lies within the owner’s grounds by the farmhouse formerly the Guinness Hop Farm, overlooking the River Rother and part of the Kent & 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. Walk to the castle via footpaths from the cottage. Visit Battle Abbey, Scotney Gardens, award-winning vineyards or beaches at Hastings and Camber. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), limestone floor and bi-fold doors to terrace. Galley-style kitchen with stable door and limestone floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with double shower, twin basins and toilet. Wooden window shutters throughout.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in living/dining room, kitchen and shower room), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • Microwave
  • Laundry service and use of freezer by arrangement with owner
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared 20-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Homemade evening meals and cookery day by arrangement with owner
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River, 20 yards

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£276-£577
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