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London House

The Sussex Coast
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London House

Battle
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
April and May Spring Offer!

Up to 20% discount for holidays taken between 01 Apr 2019 and 31 May 2019 minimum of 3 nights

  • Allocated parking
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Garden - courtyard
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Pets welcome
  • Satellite television
  • Washing facilities - washing machine only
  • Wi-Fi

Very comfortable holiday accommodation for four in Ninfield, East Sussex, skillfully converted from the old post office

London House dates from the 17th Century when it started life as a cobblers shop. It was then home to the village post office for many years, at the time combining both the shop and a home for the post master and post mistress behind. Today the shop area has been skilfully converted to provide very tasteful accommodation for four adults. London House is also one of our pet friendly cottages, and the owner welcomes guests with dogs.

With its central front door, it is a classic building with rooms leading off either side from the hallway. Downstairs there is a very comfortable front room with traditional fire place fitted with an electric woodburning stove. The kitchen found behind is well equipped and there is a small dining room off the kitchen that opens onto a patio garden that guests can enjoy. Also on the ground floor there is a double bedroom with a shower room. Upstairs there is a magnificent bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams fitted with a double bed. The room also has a single bed so the layout can work for a family with a young child. The ensuite bathroom has a bath with a shower fitted above.

Ninfield and beyond

London House is in the small village of Ninfield East Sussex, four miles west of Battle and three miles north of Bexhill on Sea. Located along a quiet lane it is a mere 150 metres from the local pub so just perfect if you want the option of eating out on the occasional evening!

Ninfield is just perfect for exploring East Sussex with Herstmonceux Castle and Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre within a fifteen minute drive to the west and of course Battle Abbey ten minutes away to the east, the heart of 1066 Country!

Very comfortable holiday accommodation for four in Ninfield, East Sussex, skillfully converted from the old post office

London House dates from the 17th Century when it started life as a cobblers shop. It was then home to the village post office for many years, at the time combining both the shop and a home for the post master and post mistress behind. Today the shop area has been skilfully converted to provide very tasteful accommodation for four adults. London House is also one of our pet friendly cottages, and the owner welcomes guests with dogs.

With its central front door, it is a classic building with rooms leading off either side from the hallway. Downstairs there is a very comfortable front room with traditional fire place fitted with an electric woodburning stove. The kitchen found behind is well equipped and there is a small dining room off the kitchen that opens onto a patio garden that guests can enjoy. Also on the ground floor there is a double bedroom with a shower room. Upstairs there is a magnificent bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams fitted with a double bed. The room also has a single bed so the layout can work for a family with a young child. The ensuite bathroom has a bath with a shower fitted above.

Ninfield and beyond

London House is in the small village of Ninfield East Sussex, four miles west of Battle and three miles north of Bexhill on Sea. Located along a quiet lane it is a mere 150 metres from the local pub so just perfect if you want the option of eating out on the occasional evening!

Ninfield is just perfect for exploring East Sussex with Herstmonceux Castle and Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre within a fifteen minute drive to the west and of course Battle Abbey ten minutes away to the east, the heart of 1066 Country!

The magnificent Abbey is so central to the town of Battle and a visit here takes you to the heart of 1066 Country. The Abbey was of course founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings and today is an English Heritage site. When William died he left many gifts in the Abbey that include his royal cloak and a portable alter used on his campaigns. Today the Abbey has a wealth of interactive displays and a cafe that offers wonderful views across the battlefield.

Three miles to the south, Bexhill on Sea has retained the qualities of a traditional Victorian seaside town and English life at the start of the last century. Like Eastbourne it benefits from some of the best sunshine in the UK and is rightfully known as being part of the sunshine coast. It is filled with Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is possibly most famous for the De La Warr Pavilion located right on the promenade. Originally built in 1935 in now familiar art deco style it was subject to a complete redevelopment in 2005 and today it very much continues with that style and vision. The Pavilion is certainly worth a visit especially the bright and stylish cafe bar and restaurant t where seasonal and locally sourced lunches are served every day.

Three miles east from Bexhill, Hastings Old Town is full of historic buildings and quaint streets and is particularly famous for its beach launched fishing fleet, the largest in Europe. Much of the tradition has been kept and the net drying huts are today preserved at the top of the beach and sit amongst the many fresh fish stores at the foot of the cliffs. The Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Museum is also found here and worth visiting; we carry a link under our ‘Places to Visit’ section.

This whole area is of course 1066 Country and we could comment forever about what there is to see and do. Take a look at all our ‘Places to Visit’ for East Sussex.

Places to Visit

Battle Abbey

Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre

  • Local shop — ½ miles Ninfield
  • Nearest supermarket — 3 miles Bexhill on Sea
  • Nearest restaurant — 4 miles Battle
  • Local pub — 0.1 miles Ninfield
  • Mainline rail service — Battle 4 miles for services to London Bridge
  • Gatwick Airport 45 miles
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London House - 54501 London House. Comfortable dog friendly holiday accommodation near Battle, Battle Abbey, sunshine coast at Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion and Herstmonceux Castle

Reviews

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.5 OUT OF 5

September 2018

Well-equipped, clean and comfortable

"We quite enjoyed our stay; the accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped on the whole. But the hot water supply to the upstairs washbasin was very poor, and the upstairs double bed and bedding was not good; bed rather hard and creaked, and the duvet and cover were poor. Some heating would be needed for cooler weather - became cold when the weather deteriorated during our stay. Overall, OK but not brilliant. Would not return there."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

September 2018

Lovely house

"We had an excellent stay at London House, Wendy and Bernard were very friendly and welcoming.It is well equipped and clean. And base for exploring the area."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

July 2018

Enjoyable Holiday in Sussex

"Lovely well-appointed cottage; conveniently located for walking in the South Downs and for exploring the south coast"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

February 2018

Fantastic house close to lots of attractions

"This place for us as a family of four and dog was ideal when we came to the area to visit family and we had a really lovely stay. Ninfield itself does not have much to offer but this should not put anyone who has a car off staying here. The house is in a nice quiet area and the location is a great base to visit lots of different parts of Sussex, many of which are just a short drive away. We found the road outside to be quiet, the house was more spacious than we expected from the photos. The bedroom upstairs was amazing as was the bathroom- just a shame the kids bagged that room and bathroom! The house was really warm and cosy through our whole week's stay just after Xmas. We had none of the problems with showers someone else referred to in a review and we found the owners to be really considerate and welcoming. We arrived late, the lights had been left on and the house was lovely and warm and welcoming. Just what we needed to arrive to after a long trip. The house was really clean and had everything we needed. I couldn't fault it at all. You may find other places nearer to the beach but you also end up paying higher prices for somewhere not as nice inside. This is a lovely place , close to so many attractions and is really great value for money. I would have no hesitation in recommending it as a great place to stay."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.0 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Comfortable cottage in a good location for touring

"The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The bedrooms are spacious, the upstairs bedroom being particularly attractive. Negatives? The upstairs shower was occasionally hit and miss, sometimes running hot then cold. We were not so keen on the downstairs toilet being entered from the lounge and the dining room door has to be closed in order to open the fridge. The courtyard is good for al fresco dining but would not be suitable for anyone wanting to stretch out for sunbathing. These are all small points however, and did not detract from a very nice stay."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

January 2017

Enjoyable break

"Clean(thank you),comfortable and well equipped cottage. Owners vey welcoming and helpful. Four adults and a dog had an enjoyable winter break."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.7 OUT OF 5

September 2016

Disappointed stay.

"This unfortunately was not the stay for us. I don't feel this is a child friendly property. The front door opens virtually on to the road which isn't good when you have a toddler. The house was clean and tidy with everything you needed for a holiday stay but again, things around the house were not suitable with an inquisitive child. The bedside lights in the upstairs room were on extension leads, with cable showing. The vacuum smelt of dog when it was on and the door opening to the dining area was so low that I kept hitting my head, and I am only 5 foot 6 inches, not to mention the low beam on the stairs. The fridge in the kitchen was in a corner which, when the door was open to the dining area was across the front of the fridge, so during the day when you wanted the doors open to use the fridge you had to constantly unclip the stable door use the fridge and clip it back up again. Sounds petty but try it on a very hot day when you are trying to prepare food. On arrival the owner showed us around and pointed out the things I wasn't to do, eg slide the pans on the new hob and preferred if I use the washing machine at night because of tariffs. This is not a safe idea, ask a fire officer! The thing that really upset us was when we returned home after a day out and someone had been in and opened the windows. We had left valuable computer and photographic equipment in he house. If we had been burgled and lost these having locked up well nothing we could do, but we had locked up all the windows. I feel this is a breach of privacy when you have rented a property. Also we were asked not to lock the back patio doors but to use the interior kitchen door lock. Not very secure! Fortunately the weather was good and the house was used just as a base. Not the usual type of accommodation we book. It was last minute decision."

I am sorry that you found London House not to your satisfaction. We don't actually advertise the house as child friendly and the photographs we display do show the front door opens onto a residential lane. We would have been very happy to have discussed your choice of accommodation with you at the time of your booking given that finding child friendly accommodation was important to you. The vacuum cleaner is less than one month old and is used solely in London House, we apologise if it did smell but it should not have and the owner will investigate. The building forms part of the original old Post Office in Ninfield, and the kitchen dates back to 1684. Unfortunately there are a couple of low door frames and ceilings as a result. It won't suit everyone but it adds to the character of the property which some people love. The owner assures us that she did not and never enters the property, however the windows were cleaned by a hose system during your stay and there was a distinct possibility some of the windows might have been pulled open following the clean. The owner was very concerned to think you felt your privacy had been invaded and your personal property put at risk. She apologises for the fact you felt this way but was disappointed you had not felt it necessary to raise it with her at the time given she lives immediately next door. She would have wanted to address your general concerns and explain fully why the rear patio door is not locked. Rural properties sometimes will not suit all guests and as you say a last minute decision possibly meant you could not fully evaluate whether this property would work for you.


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