Named after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the beautiful and historic 1066 Country around Battle and Hastings is a perfect location for your cottage holiday break. The spectacular coastline and countryside abound, with ruins and relics dating from the Norman invasion that provide you with much to explore from your self catering holiday cottage in 1066 Country.
There are many beautifully restored holiday cottages to be found in the Hastings area of East Sussex.
Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea are popular seaside resorts. They go together like Brighton and Hove. There is a wide variety of holiday cottages and apartments in and around Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea; many could be viewed as beachside cottages and apartments found on the seafront promenade.
Hastings is famous for its beach fishing fleet which is the largest in Europe. There are also the net houses behind the beach which are a popular attraction with the holidaymaker.
The villages surrounding Hastings such as Fairlight, Pett and Ninfield are wonderful holiday cottage destinations for those who enjoy escaping to the beautiful Sussex countryside. Whilst on your cottage holiday in the Sussex countryside why not enjoy a stroll through the beautiful landscape stopping off at a country pub in a quaint village along the way? Many of our holiday cottages have country gardens from which to enjoy the summer sun and also open fires to cosy up on winter evenings.
For a memorable day out on your cottage break visit Battle and Battle Abbey. The thriving market town of Battle is a very popular cottage holiday destination. Battle is steeped in history, where better to learn about the Battle of Hastings whilst staying at a holiday cottage near Battle Abbey?
Other recommended castles to visit are Bodiam where the area around Bodiam has many rural cottages. It is also the start of the Kent and East Sussex Railway, so Bodiam makes a great location for the family to visit.
The picturesque village of Burwash is another recommended holiday cottage destination. Its tree lined main street and traditional shops, pubs and tearooms extol what a traditional Sussex village is all about. Burwash was also home to Rudyard Kipling for many years who lived with his wife at Batemans, a 17th century Jacobean home set in a wooded landscape in the Sussex Weald.
The Edwardian seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea is said to have the best climate on the south coast. It has retained its elegance and the best qualities of English life, and offers a special holiday experience for those seeking a luxury holiday cottage here. Particularly famous for the De La Warr Pavilion which is a national centre for contemporary art, Bexhill-on-Sea has been kept a jealously guarded secret by those cottage holiday visitors who return year after year.
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