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Bayeux Cottage

Battle, Sussex (Ref. 1057315)


(12 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "3 generations of our family had a lovely weekend stay at Bayeux Cottage."

    The cottage is 17th century and quirky but with new bathrooms and a modern, spacious well equipped kitchen. There was a welcome basket which was much appreciated and contact from the owners before our stay offering assistance if needed. We were lucky to have good weather and made use of the courtyard garden which was in sunshine from the morning through to the afternoon. The property is well situated just a short walk from tempting independent shops and Battle Abbey. It’s close to the sea too. It was an excellent base for us. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "What a great cottage !"

    Such a privilege to stay in such an old building. It is beautifully presented. We celebrated my 60th birthday there and there was lots of space for us all . The welcoming pack was great & the owners even gave me a birthday card & cake - so thoughtful . So well placed for visiting Leeds castle, Rye, Hastings and of course Battle Abbey . It was great to wander around the local shops too and try out several of the local pubs ,restaurants & coffee shops.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    Extremely cosy, everything you need in holiday accommodation. We'll situated. Plenty of space for up to 10 people. We were only 8 and it was just right for us. Extremely helpful and pleasant owners. One of best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is very well-located just off the High Street, a step away from an excellent fishmonger, butcher, deli, greengrocer, Co-op etc and a few minutes' walk from the Hastings battlefield."

    Tons to do in the area. The house is extremely comfortable, the kitchen very well-equipped with double oven, very high-tech hob etc (so high-tech, indeed, that it took serious concentration to figure it out, but the owners would have popped round to show us had we given up). Being an old cottage, there's a lot of higgledy-piggledy: various little steps, odd corners, sloping floors, low beams etc (attention tall people or those of limited mobility). Lovely big dining room with plenty of space for serving up celebratory dinners. The nature of the cottage is such that there's no one really big room – the living room was a bit of a squash for eight of us – cosy, let's say... The owners were friendly, helpful and responsive – very kind even when we managed to lock ourselves out! Overall, a lovely experience. We had a great new year's celebration and get-together.

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2021

  • "Fabulous property!"

    Attention to detail was probably the best I have experienced. Lovely personal touches made it even more memorable. Very welcoming and accommodating hosts even calling me to let me know the property was ready for us and if we wanted to arrive earlier than the usual check in time we were more than welcome to. Property itself has so much character and has been very tastefully designed giving each room a unique feel. In short we loved everything about it and would recommend it to anyone!!!!

    Reviewed by LDec 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and the welcome hamper was amazing, especially the bread from the local bakery."

    I think it is probably one of the best equipt cottages we have stayed in. Anything that you needed kitchen wise was provided. A beautiful cottage full of character with all the home comforts you could want.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday in a fascinating cottage - tastefully decorated with many original features."

    Well equipped kitchen and plenty of space for a large family. The owners were very helpful and the welcome pack was lovely!

    Reviewed by MirandaSep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean. Beautiful, very central location!

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay in Bayeux cottage."

    Please be careful if you are on the tall side as my son in law caught his head on the low beams. The matress in the top room is a little on the hard side. We were left a basket full of beautiful goodies they owners went above and beyond and when we were struggling with the hot water the owner came by very quickly to help. The facilities were of high speck and very clean, there is everything you would need. Its in a great location near some great restaurents and shops.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed a week in this lovely, characterful and quirky house in July 2021when the family gathered for one son's wedding."

    Everything was prepared meticulously for our arrival, including some very thoughtful supplies in the kitchen. The bedrooms and beds are so comfortable and luxurious, and the area very quiet, so we all slept like very happy logs. There is plenty of space for a big family group in the kitchen, dining room and living room as well as the garden, but the spaces feel quite intimate too. We loved the roof beams in the top floor bedrooms and even though my three sons are all well over 6ft they managed without bumping their heads. The house looks very newly renovated so everything is fresh and there are all the modern requirements even though the building is pleasingly ancient. The owners have literally thought of everything, and were also on hand when we couldn't work out how to use the induction hob. The free car park just opposite is a real bonus as there's no parking on the street. Battle is a jewel of a town and this house is a great place to stay for exploring Battle and the wider area.

    Reviewed by ShellyJun 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Overall experience locally was great with a poor experience with Sykes at the start (advertising the property at a price £225 under the genuine price) . But the property was in a nice location, cosy and well stocked kitchen. Generous welcome pack from the owners who were on hand to fix the boiler within minutes of our notifying them we had no hot water. Location for village is excellent, on the road but not too busy. Great bars and restaurants in the area, comfortable beds, tidy and clean and certainly would recommend for a family. Snug bed room ok for an occasional night but wasn’t really ok to use as a full week bed for a teenager. Modern interior in a traditional village home- worth a visit

    Reviewed by SaulMay 2021

  • "We stayed at Bayeux Cottage for 2 weeks in December and it was a wonderful break."

    The house is absolutely beautiful, with all the character and quirks you would expect from such an old building, but also with fantastic kitchen and bathrooms which have been fantastically updated and kitted out. The kitchen in particular is a dream, everything has been thought of and the appliances are really great. All the bedrooms are great and comfortable and the little sitting room at the top / sofa bed room was also a lovely bolthole to escape the rest of the family. We would absolutely recommend and hope to stay there again. Thank you to Michael and Camilla for making our stay so comfortable and for the very thoughtful welcome basked which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2020

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor snug room with small double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric log-effect fire
  • Gas central heating and electric log-effect fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, 3 x Smart TVs, selection of games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot (Please bring own bedding) Parking in car park opposite with charges and free car park further away
  • Enclosed garden with patio with seating for ten and decking with bistro seating
  • One well behaved dog welcome but must remain downstairs
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Bayeux Cottage is fantastically positioned right in the hub of the historic town centre of Battle, a famous area which was once blitzed by the 1066 Norman Conquest, nestled within the gorgeous High Weald AONB.

This cottage dates all the way back to the 17th century and is perfect for a large family looking to explore wonderous areas of Sussex for a memorable getaway gathering.

Enter into the dwelling to find a charming abode filled with heaps of character and historical period features, mixing traditional fixtures with contemporary amenities, a one of a kind retreat with five beautiful bedrooms.

Settle in for an evening in the spacious lounge, displaying many themes spread throughout the whole property including intimate low ceilings, exposed beams and stone, and whitewashed walls, here you can grab a blanket and unwind on one of the sofas with a glass of wine as the electric log effect fire creates a cosy evening atmosphere.

After a long day of exploring the nearby attractions, rustle up a family meal in the well-equipped kitchen, a contemporary space featuring wooden floors, a lovely central island with a breakfast bar, a wine cooler, and a Smart TV alongside all the cooking equipment needed.

Dinners can be enjoyed in the fantastic dining room, where a grand formal dining table can be used to gather all your guests for a memorable evening meal, accompanied by a huge feature inglenook fireplace and a cupboard with necessities for the children.

Also downstairs is a handy cloakroom and a stunning enclosed garden with bistro seating for a morning coffee and outdoor dining found up three stone steps, perfect for an alfresco meal in the summer.

Retire upstairs where you'll discover two floors of welcoming bedrooms, all boasting unique stories throughout original features, mid-17th century floors, feature fireplaces, beams and low ceilings.

The first-floor is comprised of a king-size with an en-suite shower next to another pretty double and separate family bathroom, and a few small steps takes you to the master king-size, a magnificent space benefiting from a large walk-in shower, Smart TV and a sleigh bed!

Make your way up to the second floor to find two rooms with sloped ceilings, One is a lovely double and the other a snug room with a small double bed.

Everything you need can be found right on the cottage doorstep, with Battle high street up the road, filled with a plethora of convenience stores, boutique shops, local butchers, organic produce, takeaways and delicious tea parlours, as well as being a stroll away from Battle Museum of Local History, the bustling Market Square, and the majestic ruins and battlegrounds of Battle Abbey.

When you've soaked up enough of what Battle has to offer, even more fun can be found at the ancient seaside town of Hastings, home to a selection of gorgeous restaurants, a dramatic castle on the high hill, and several stunning theatres.

Take a journey through secret underground caverns and unknown tunnels for a unique day out at Smugglers Adventure a fascinating reach into the area history where you'll meet ancient smuggles, pirates and bootleggers throughout a guided tour and interactive displays.

Spend a day with nature at the 1066 Country Walk, taking in the brisk country air around enchanted woodlands, lush countryside and walking along the path used by William the Conqueror after invading Pevensey.

Alternatively, travel further afield to the popular seaside resort of Eastbourne for a day at the beach or exploring the beautiful white cliffs and Victorian gardens.

You will never forget an amazing holiday with your loved ones at Bayeux Cottage.

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About the location


Hastings 6 miles; Bexhill-on-Sea 7.5 miles; Eastbourne 15 miles.

Battle is a quaint town in East Sussex situated inland and about 6 miles from the more vibrant sister, seaside town of Hastings. Both are famous for their involvement with the battle between William the Conqueror and King Harold in 1066 which changed the course of English history forever. With its narrow alleys, Battle prides itself on remaining a historic landmark, although it is now a bustling and busy place that welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year. Visitors come to indulge in the delights that tea rooms such as Mrs Burton's can offer with high tea being served on tall cake stands in a quintessential English parlour dating back to the 16th century. They can browse around charming shops selling local produce and hand-made goods, local butchers and organic vegetable stores where cheeses and wines made only a few miles away are on sale. But, standing proud over this lovely town so full of history, is Battle Abbey. Majestic in its appearance and, although with part of it's buildings now laying in ruins, it still attracts visitors who explore its battlegrounds and Abbey ruins.On the green, events and exhibitions take place throughout the year from costumed marble matches to medieval fayres and scarecrow competitions. Only a short drive away Hastings offers visitors the chance to enjoy a day by the sea, swimming or sailing, fishing or wind-surfing. Or why not dine alfresco at one of the numerous restaurants in the old town with its view over Hastings Castle on the hill, before taking in a show or a play at one of the theatres close by? Separated by only a few miles, but joined by history, Hastings and Battle are towns that offer excitement and enjoyment at any time of year.

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