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18th Century Cottage with views and walks

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

The cottage is on our small holding which is also home to our goats, sheep, chickens and bees. The cottage is beamed with lots of interesting features. The bedroom has a large double bed and a small double bed. We can also supply a cot and an additional single bed. There is an additional large sofa bed downstairs. The outside seating/eating area is shared with our liveries when they are tacking up to go on a ride. There is a bridle path outside our gate which takes you on walks through fields and woods. We are pet friendly but ask that your dog, should you wish to bring it, is kept on a lead outside the property because of the livestock.

The cottage is 20mins drive from the coast.

The nearest town, Battle, is 1.5 miles away. Battle is the historic site of The Battle of Hastings. It has many good restaurants and cafés and, of course, Battle Abbey.

Other local attractions include Bodiam Castle, Pashley Manor and Bewl Water.

Other interesting towns in the area include Rye, Hastings, Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.

London is 1hr and 20mins by train from Battle Station and Brighton is also about 1hr 20 mins by train or 1hr by car.

Glyndebourne Opera house is 1hr drive away.

There are theatres in Hastings and Bexhill.

If you enjoy walking the Hastings Country Park and the South Downs are a must.

Many of the bars in Hastings have live music.

More Details

Owner
Virginia Sheldrake
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, I have a smattering of French and German .
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Virginia Sheldrake

My husband and I are science teachers. We have both left full time teaching. Ted, my husband, now looks after our small holding and I work part time for an educational charity. We have two grown children who are also teachers. Must be in the genes! Ted grew up in Hastings. I grew up in London. We met when he interviewed me for my first teaching post in Hackney, London. We love the area we live in.

Virginia Sheldrake purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Virginia Sheldrake chose Battle

It has so much character. We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is beautiful.

Amenities

Battle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • The downstairs shower room consists of a shower, toilet and basin. This allows for privacy for people sleeping on the large double sofa bed.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • There is a super king size bed and a small double bed. We can also supply a cot and a single bed. There are views from the bedroom over fields. There is ample storage for clothes and a flat screen TV. The on-suite shower room has a bidet in addition to the large shower, basin and toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful cottage, quiet, & gorgeous location.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't fault the property - it was charming, and beautifully presented throughout. Everything you expect from a cottage in the woods. Location is a few minutes drive from central Battle with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, and of course Battle Abbey (recommend the audio tour!). Owners are fabulous and really make you feel at home. We fell in love with the two goats Viggo & Orlando who are very friendly and always a welcome face when you wake up & walk out the door! Hastings beach is a short 20 min drive from here too, where we spent Sunday in the sunshine! Plenty to do for a week or a weekend. We will return! Thanks Virginia & Ted xx

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie. What a lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and we hope to see you again. Vigo and Orlando are pining for you. We particularly liked the advice to future guests as to how to cut up the carrots for the goats.
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5

Very homely and welcoming owners made us feel comfortable particularly regarding the 🚸

  • 5 of 5

Property had all amenities required especially as it was Christmas time cooking facilities were more than adequate very charming warm cottage would recommend and visit again any time

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolute amazing

  • 5 of 5

The property and the location is fantastic, Virginia and Ted amazing people , u need to see it to appreciate. Fantastic xx

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to meet you. We hope you will come to stay with us again. Best wishes Virginia and Ted
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5

10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

Ted/Virginia were lovely people. Welcome us all with open arm's and made us feel at home straight away. The woodsdale cottage was amazing. Beautiful surrounding and also the animal on the property area. So overall 10 out of 10. Love it. Great experience. First time in Battle. Thank you. Mr Marvin Singh

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marvin, Thank you for such a lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you all. Such a fun and friendly family. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Virginia and Ted
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5

Superb location and fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay.

Great communication and experience all in all. Would recommend.

Thanks Virginia family,

Y Lee

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely gift and for leaving the place in such perfect condition. We are so glad you had a good time and hope to see you all again. Best wishes Virginia, Ted, Vigo and Orlando.
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5

Great countryside cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, lots of lovely things to do and see with kids. Very convenient distance from London. Couldn't have been happier. We're a family of 5 and a dog and we fitted comfortably. Great kitchen! Goats on front yard a real bonus. : )

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you has a good time. We really enjoyed meeting you all. Great kids! We hope to see you again.
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The local area boasts lovely walks through fields and woods.The historic town of Battle has Battle Abbey, restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. Bodiam Castle and Bewl Water are only about 15mins away. About 20mins away we have beaches, cinemas, theatres and live bands.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.9
Pet Fee $6.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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