Accommodation for up to 6 People
Garden / Parking
The Old School has a small, mainly grassed garden area with a BBQ and tables and chairs for al fresco dining. The garden is not enclosed and provides access to a shared footpath which runs down to the main pavement along the road. There are two allocated parking spaces near to the property.
The Old School is located in a quiet residential close yet is less than a 10 minute walk from Battle Abbey and the wide variety of shops and cafes in Battle High Street many of which are housed in interesting Georgian buildings. At the furthest end of the High Street, which is about a 15 minute walk from the house, there is a supermarket.
The Old School is an ideal base for those with or without a car as Battle railway station, bus stops and a pub are less than a five minute walk and several more inns together with a selection of restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Battle Great Wood is about half a mile away and provides wonderful walks.
The historic town of Battle lies just 5 miles from Hastings and is the site of the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings. Battle Abbey was founded to commemorate the event and the town was gradually built around the Abbey. Later one of the most successful Gunpowder Works was based in Battle and supplied British ships through the Napoleonic wars. During your stay visit the Abbey and walk across the battlefield or spend time at nearby Yesterdays World museum.
Hastings, originally a fishing port is now a seaside resort and major shopping centre with several supermarkets though it is still possible to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen near their ancient black fishing huts close to the Old Town where there are narrow lanes, ancient buildings, museums, antique shops and classic inns. On hot days visit the shingle beach and enjoy the fine sand at low tide or take a walk in Hastings Country Park. On wet days there is still plenty to do including Underwater World, Smugglers Adventure or the Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre.
Whilst staying in The Old School it is easy to include visits to Bodiam, Dover & Pevensey Castles, historic Canterbury, the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye as well as the seaside resorts of Bexhill and Eastbourne whilst, if you fancy a trip to France, Dover is only about a 1 hours drive and the Eurotunnel entrance at Folkestone is even closer. The theatres and other attractions of London are also available by taking the trains as the journey lasts only about 1 hours.
Those who like gardens and forests will enjoy trips to Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter, Sheffield Park Garden and Bedgebury Pinetum whilst a ride on a steam train on The Kent & East Sussex Railway between Bodiam and Tenterden provides the chance to see more of the local countryside. The area has several vineyards which welcome visitors as well as pretty villages with old inns for pub lunches. Those wanting more activity will find golf clubs at Battle and Sedlescombe, fishing at Darwell Reservoir, horse riding near Catsfield & water sports at Bewl Water or along the coast.
Heating & Extras
The Old School has gas central heating. Heating, bed linen and towels are included in the rental.