You enter this charming holiday cottage from the porch, straight into the heart of any home, the kitchen. Here you will find the traditional exposed beams, country style finishes and a warming Aga. The kitchen is equipped with all your catering needs and just in case you are not used to cooking on an Aga, an electric oven and hob are provided.
From the kitchen you enter the large open plan lounge and diner. A beautiful, warm, comfortable space to while away the hours, with large inglenook fireplace with woodburner, perfect for those chilly evenings. The dining area is slightly elevated and is a great spot for lazy breakfasts or casual evening dining.
A door with the traditional Sussex latch leads to the stairs, bedrooms and bathroom. As you would expect from a cottage of this age, some of the exposed beams are low and the stairs a little steep but a hand rail is provided. The bathroom has a bath with traditional telephone style shower attachment, WC and pretty hand basin.
The first bedroom is the double and is beautifully furnished with floral patterns and cosy quilted throws, it really is quite dreamy. The twin bedroom has a window overlooking the garden and one to the front of the property and again has been finished to a high standard.
The owners can provide on request a travel cot and high chair but you will need to bring your own bed linen for the travel cot.
The cottage sits in the grounds of the owners home but you have a 1/3rd of an acre of enclosed, landscaped garden all to yourself. A stone terrace area directly outside the cottage, with seating and sun loungers with cushions is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine or enjoy an evening tipple. Plenty of lawn area for children to let off steam.
If you are bringing your bicycles away with you, storage can be provided and there is parking for up to four cars, all behind electric gates.
Such is the privacy and setting here it is only for the guests enjoyment and regrettably other visitors cannot be accommodated.
The Thatched Cottage is just two miles from Battle Abbey and the battlefields where the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings took place. The town of Battle is a vibrant mix of coffee shops, tea rooms, independent boutiques, restaurants and the usual high street stores, with a good mix of history and pretty buildings thrown in for good measure. You can visit the famous 11th century abbey that was built by William the Conqueror and explore the ruins and grounds and enjoy the interactive displays and information at the visitors centre. In the Autumn months you can watch the re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings and this draws performers from all over Europe. If you are lucky enough to visit during Bonfire season then you must catch the torch lit procession that marches through the town and finishes with a huge bonfire and fantastic firework display. Along with these events the town has a busy social calendar throughout the year, with music, arts and even a scarecrow festival, so something for all the family.
The seaside town of Hastings is nine miles away and provides your usual seaside staples, crazy golf, sea life centre, fisherman’s museum, the biggest indoor skate park, pier, amusements and miles of promenade.
Bexhill on Sea is under ten miles away and has a more relaxed, nostalgic seaside town feel. For those who enjoy music and arts, the popular De La Warr Pavilion has a full schedule to appeal to everyone's taste.
A little further afield is the medieval town of Rye, with its famous cobbled ‘Mermaid Street’ and colourful smugglers past. Just three miles on from Rye is Camber, one of the best sandy beaches on the south coast.
So whether you wish to walk the trails on the High Weald Way, visit castles and National Trust houses and gardens, enjoy stunning cliff ambles or eat fish and chips on the promenade, The Thatched Cottage makes for the perfect holiday base.
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