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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
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 area. Kitchen/dining area with flagstone floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with door to terrace. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility)
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked terrace with furniture
  • Shared courtyard and paddock
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • 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
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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

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.

Open-plan living/dining room, with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden 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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£255-£573
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Hawthorns Ref: PFFN

Set on the road between Battle and Hastings, this detached holiday cottage has stunning views from its garden and conservatory across the valley towards Sedlescombe. Visit the local vineyards – Carr Taylor, a family estate producing fine English wines or Sedlescombe, England’s oldest organic vineyard. On the edge of Battle, explore the imposing abbey and discover the site of the most famous conflict in England. Visit Yesterday’s World or follow the 1066 country walk from Pevensey via the historic Battle site to Rye. Coast 5 miles. Golf, riding, spa with beauty/holistic therapies ½ mile. Shop and mainline station to London (1½ hours) is ¾ mile. Pub ¼ mile.

Entrance lobby at front and rear. Step up to beamed living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire in inglenook fireplace. Step up to beamed dining room with ornamental fireplace. Beamed kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor. Conservatory. Recreation room. Step up to separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one beamed, one with views to Sedlescombe. Beamed twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two CDs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terraced garden with furniture and beautiful views
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • NB: Ornamental steps in garden

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Cart Lodge Ref: PGGS

Converted single-storey detached holiday barn with two shower rooms adjacent to the owners’, beautifully presented with far reaching views. The village of Hooe was once surrounded by sea although 2 miles from the coast now. Pevensey is one of the south’s leading locations for windsurfing and water sports. Battle takes its name from the 1066 battle, and was once home to one of the country’s largest gunpowder works. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with slate floor. Two steps up to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and slate floor.

  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£338-£794
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Henley Cottage Ref: POOT

With beautiful rural views across farmland and sightings of the owner’s herd of alpacas, this attractive, beamed, detached, single-storey holiday cottage is set in the owner’s grounds and is ideally situated for exploring historical 1066 country. Just a short distance from Battle, visit the abbey or one of the pretty tea shops in this medieval market town. Sample the local wines at award-winning Carr Taylor Seddlescombe and Lamberhurst vineyards. Award-winning Blue Flag beaches at Eastbourne. Can be booked with Alpaca Cottage (ref. PHM). Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove and French doors. Beamed kitchen/dining room. Boot room. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full ‘Econ7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No children except babies under 12 mths
  • Friday to Friday

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£259-£529
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Holly Cottage Ref: 30583


Enjoying a rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the glorious Sussex countryside, Holly Cottage is a semi-detached, two storey renovated Sussex barn. Equipped to a very good standard, where 21st century facilities combine with character and charm. Located in the owner’s parkland grounds, close to a lake with footpaths from the doorstep leading into the woods and adjoining farmland, making it an ideal spot for walkers and birdwatchers. Spot the buzzards, nightingales, cuckoos and woodpeckers, alongside the deer, foxes, badgers and pheasants. Cyclists are also catered for with easy access to National Cycle route 21 – The Cuckoo Trail which follows the former Cuckoo Line railway for 14 miles from Heathfield to Eastbourne. The South Downs National Park offers 1,813 km of footpaths and 1,213 km of bridleways. Herstmonceux Observatory enables the chance to join an open evening and study the night sky, a plethora of National Trust properties and gardens including Rudyard Kipling’s home at Batemans and Sheffield Park Gardens make for great days out. Golf is within a 10-minute drive, and there are good connections to London by train from Stonegate or Etchingham stations. The village of Cowbeech is within a 10-minute stroll with a local pub and restaurant. Gatwick Airport is approximately a 40-minute drive. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining toom with beams and wooden floors/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared parkland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced lake, 25 yards.

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£309-£648
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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 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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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
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Mount House Barn Ref: 18774

Part of a tastefully renovated 17th century barn ideally located in pretty village of Burwash with wonderful views over the Rother Valley and the owners’ fields where sheep graze. The area is ideal for a holiday walking, exploring NT houses, gardens, castles and history of 1066. Within easy reach are Eastbourne, Battle, Rye, Lewis and Glyndebourne. Shops 200 yards, pubs 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor. 4 steps down to kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor gas central heating, gas heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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£240-£714
Shortlist
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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