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