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Standard Hill Cottage

Ninfield, Sussex (Ref. 922692)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage."

    Very nicely decorated Friendly owner Beautiful big garden, very relaxing

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "This is ideal summer accommodation, and a great base for visiting lots of places of interest (Battle, Bluebell railway, Rye, Batemans, Bodiam castle)."

    The owner, Mary, was lovely and welcomed us with home-made scones!

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2021

  • "Studio cottage in the grounds of the owner Surprisingly big enough inside and more than adequate for 2 people."

    There could have been more kitchen utensils but managed with what was available. Grounds lovely and swimming pool an added bonus. Owner was very friendly and accommodating with all needs catered for.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Standard Hill Cottage is tucked at the side of the owners large house and gives out onto a large and mature garden space with a lot of well cut grass."

    It’s just lovely to open the curtains in the morning after a very dark and peaceful nights sleep and see nature on your doorstep. Then sit with a coffee outside. The cottage has everything that’s needed and Mary the lovely owner whose there but unobtrusive unless needed is more than willing to assist in making your stay as good as possible. The cottages location gives easy access to the local area. And some good pubs and restaurants. The Red Lion in Hooe is worthy of note as is the Sovereign Marina between Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne. Here you’ll find an Asda, petrol station Boots, M&S, and other stores alongside the many restaurants and cafes etc around the marina itself. Parking is free here too and ideal for anyone with mobility or access issues. This was our second visit to Standard Hill and I hope not our last

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "I have sent a email explaining all our grievenses."

    The property is in need of new photos for website. Overgrown and trip hazards everywhere. 100yds to walk from off road parking. Fish pond stagnat water, plants overgrown ouutside of kitchen door and bedroom window. The windows in lounge area could not be opened, because there was a separate panel of glass (double glazed). No covid measures in place only the a loose sheet of instructions about the property.

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2021

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    The garden and grounds well kept and swimming pool was pleasant in the hot weather. A good base to visit local areas. Our first time to explore this part of the country.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2021

  • "Location was spot on for our needs"

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2021

  • "Beautiful part of the country with lovely views from comfortable cottage of gardens and countryside"

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2021

  • "Lovely host made us feel very welcome, and left chocolate cake, wine and milk for us to enjoy."

    We loved the bright and sunny outlook and the comfortable accommodation. The garden is beautiful and I especially loved the horses. Everything was good quality and well thought out. We would love to visit again and use the pool in the warmer months.

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2021

  • "Compact. clean and cosy."

    Very pleasant host. Beautiful grounds.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2020

  • "A delightful cottage so quiet and peaceful."

    Mrs Williams is lovely and so helpful nothing is too much trouble. When we arrived two lovely scones , a bottle of wine and milk were waiting for us. A lovely place to explore East Sussex from.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2020

  • "We were made very welcome."

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020

  • "The photo on the website did not do it justice."

    We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the outdoor setting. We had a very hot week and it was fantastic to sit in the grounds and enjoy the shade and read. Mary was a very good host and nothing was too much troubled. We felt very welcomed and appreciated the kindness of the offer of BBQ and charcoal, plus the offers to swim in the pool.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Delightful location, very peaceful with restful surroundings."

    Helpful and friendly owner.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "Good accommodation and a very peaceful location."

    Well equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by PamFeb 2020

  • "We were friendly welcomed by the owner!"

    Lovely cottage and everything was there,what we needed!

    Reviewed by HarryFeb 2020

  • "A very comfortable studio style apartment with a good kitchen and shower room."

    Ideal for a couple wanting a peaceful break. The garden has many varieties of birds and there are plenty of walks nearby. The host is on site but apart from the welcome and being available is not seen. An easy drive to a number of towns on the south coast. Our second time staying there.

    Reviewed by RaymondDec 2019

  • "We had the most comfortable and relaxing of stays at Standard Hill Cottage."

    Mary was so very welcoming and we really enjoyed her scones, wines and chats. The cottage was very spacious and cosy having everything we needed for our six night stay, and the bed was large and very comfortable. The gardens were beautiful and I greatly enjoyed watching the busy squirrels gathering their nuts and as well as the visiting pheasants. We also enjoyed our walks down the lane and through the chestnut woods. Standard Hill Cottage is perfectly positioned for easy day visits to so many sites of interest such as Battle for the Abbey and the Battle of Hastings, Scoutney and Bodiam Castles, Rudyard Kipling's Jacobean home and Sissinghurst Castle's beautiful gardens, to list but a few.

    Reviewed by KenOct 2019

  • "A beautiful and well equipped cottage in idyllic secluded location, close to a range of interesting attractions."

    Only spoiled by the almost continuous rain. A wonderful break in a beautiful rural location.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and had views across the garden and the fields beyond."

    There were plenty of heaters ensuring that, although it was really cold outside, it was beautifully warm. There is a walk on an uneven path from where the car is parked which is lit at night. It is somewhere that we have put on our list to return.

    Reviewed by RaymondDec 2018

  • "We have stayed at Standard Hill Cottage before and enjoyed it so much we returned."

    Mrs Williams is so warm and welcoming and the cottage is equipped with everything you could wish for, it's ideal for a couple. The cottage has wonderful views over the garden and is very peaceful. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2018

  • "This comfortable cottage was in the perfect quiet location for exploring the local area."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the owner was friendly and knowledgeable, Thank you.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2018

  • "This attractive cottage is in a lovely setting with beautiful country views."

    Quiet situation but good road links to nearby towns.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2018

  • "A calm, comfortable and stylish interior, plus friendly kitchen and smart bathroom."

    A very friendly welcome from the owner Mrs Williams, plus milk and wine and pastries to get us started. A great sweep pf garden leading down a track to a bluebell wood. Altogether an atmosphere of peaceful contemplation. Glorious in April, we hope to return in other seasons.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "Beautiful area and a great place to relax and unwind."

    The owner very accommodating to visitors whilst we stayed there. This helped with my recovery.

    Reviewed by EdwardFeb 2018

  • "With hindsight, booking a converted outbuilding for the coldest week for years with temperatures barely going above freezing when the "Beast from the East" arrived, was probably not the best choice."

    But we survived. The cottage was well insulated with secondary glazing to stop any drafts and although there was only electric heating we were not cold. When out, the sun shone through the large windows and sitting inside watching the sunset was beautiful. The owner had wisely gone on holiday to somewhere much warmer and left a relative in charge. They checked we were OK in the extreme conditions and would have provided anything extra we needed. We left a couple of days early to ensure safe travel home and because the places we'd liked to have visited were closing due to the extreme weather. The cycling and walking we'd like to have done was also not going to be pleasant. We'll probably return in better weather to do the things we'd missed out on. In normal weather I'm sure the cottage would be very pleasant.

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2018

  • "A beautiful little cottage, perfect for 2 people to enjoy a restful break."

    The owner was very friendly and made us welcome on our arrival; with a bottle of milk in the fridge and a bottle of wine on the table.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2018

  • "Cottage was perfect for our holiday needs, location in East Sussex was perfect."

    the owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful regarding places to visit.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2017

  • "The cottage is set in the grounds of the beautiful house, with the gardens and woodlands, a perfect place to relax."

    Reviewed by MMay 2017

  • "Mrs Williams gave us a very warm welcome and that set the tone for the whole stay."

    The cottage was comfy cosy with every amenity you could wish for and the views over the garden are superb. It was the perfect spot for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2017

  • "Bed wa very comfortable and furnishings comfortable."

    Lovely carpeting but would suggest people bring slippers with them. A broom or brush to sweep the floor would have been useful rather than just a dustpan and brush. Welcomed the fresh home made scones, milk etc was very nice indeed. Mrs Williams was very kind and helpful. We loved the location and the peace and quiet too. There is a very good farm shop in Catsfield the next village over towards Battle and the food in the local pub in Ninfield was good. A cosy place to stay and plenty to see and do in the area. Would recommend this a place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with sitting area and electric stove
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Electric heaters with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of owner's extensive grounds and woodland, plus seasonal use of tennis court and swimming pool (available Jun-Sep) by arrangement
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Children over 12 and babes-in-arms only
  • Note: There is a small, unfenced pond close to the cottage
  • Note: A main road runs past the property, so care must be taken when exiting the driveway
  • Note: Some road noise can be audible during busy times
  • Note: Although all ground floor, there is one step to the front door and one step into the property
  • The floor into the living area is also slightly raised with one step up

The property

This lovely, detached studio-style property sits in the extensive grounds of the owner’s home in the village of Ninfield near Battle.

Light, bright and beautifully furnished, this self-catering holiday home provides couples with the perfect place to relax whilst still being able to enjoy the many interesting things to see and do in rural Sussex.

The spacious open plan studio, accommodating the bedroom and sitting area, has lots of windows that not only allow in plenty light, but also open up the wonderful views over the well-maintained gardens and surrounding woodlands.

Just outside is a well-placed bench, so why not sit a while, listen to the birdsong and let your eyes gaze across the landscape down to the distant shore?

Stepping back inside, Standard Hill Cottage has a separate, well-equipped kitchen with a cosy dining area, ideal for a shared breakfast with someone special, then up a step into the large bedroom with lots of comfy seating and an electric woodburner-style stove.

Plenty of wooden pieces in the studio have been created from felled trees on the owner's land, including the handy bench where you can lace up your boots before setting off across the fields towards Norman's Bay or Battle.

Why not take a good walk along the footpaths that criss-cross the countryside, building up an appetite for a tasty barbecue when you get back to the cottage?

An added bonus for summertime visitors is a refreshing swim in the owner’s unheated outdoor pool or a game of tennis on their private court, by prior arrangement.

Standard Hill Cottage is a romantic retreat offering a taste of rural life, a well-located touring base, and a perfect place to unwind.

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About the location


Battle 4 miles; Bexhill-on-Sea 4 miles; Hastings 9 miles; Rye 15 miles.

Ninfield is a thriving village in East Sussex, situated roughly four miles north of Bexhill-on-Sea and approximately the same distance from the historic town of Battle. To the west is Standard Hill, which is thought to be the place that William the Conqueror set down his standard after the Battle of Hastings. During the eighteenth century, smuggling was rife in Ninfield, nowadays it retains a gentler reputation of being a quiet, Sussex village with traditional pubs, a village green and excellent walks offering glorious views over the fields to the sea. Ideally located between Bexhill and Battle, Ninfield offers visitors the best of both worlds. The traditional coastal town and elegant resort of Bexhill-on-Sea has lots of shops, restaurants and pubs. It’s also the birthplace of British motor racing and home to the De La Warr Pavilion, hosting exhibitions throughout the year. The beach is lined with cute beach huts available for day hire, and the sea is safe for many watersports including sailing, rowing, and windsurfing. Bexhill Sailing Club has a full programme of racing events from March up until November, and members of the local Rowing Club can often be seen on the waves. Battle is renowned for its important historic past, with Battle Abbey standing proud over its centre, looking down on the many period buildings that run along its narrow streets. Yesterday's World living social museum takes visitors on a journey through time, while the many tea rooms dotted around allow you to experience a Sussex cream tea in all its glory. Both the popular and unexplored areas of this part of Sussex provide visitors with a fun-filled holiday at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: Children over 12 and babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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