Holiday Cottage in Beckley, Sussex
from £468 pwSleeps 8
Escape to this 16th Century Grade II listed country cottage on the outskirts of the old village of Beckley, near Rye and, just a 5 min stroll from local country pub the Rose & Crown.
Kingshoath offers spacious versatile accommodation with traditional character. Exposed beams and oak floors are complimented by comfortable furnishings, soft sofas and charming bedrooms and all combine to create a rustic, warm and homely atmosphere. With two sitting rooms, large open fires, low ceilings and sloping floors you really are walking into a piece of English history.
Comfortably sleeping up to eight with an impressive four-poster bed in the master bedroom, Kingshoath will make for a memorable holiday.
The cottage enjoys its own enclosed private English cottage garden complete with lawn, BBQ, Summer House and, children's swing.
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Kingshoath: sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms and enclosed rear garden.
Reception room with wood burner, TV / DVD player & DVD's and seating for 9
Adjoining dining room with dining table seating 8
Family Bathroom with shower and bath
Study/Library with wood burner
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with four-poster bed
Double bedroom (sleeps 2)
2 x Twin bedrooms (sleeps 4) single beds
Second bathroom with hot tub bath
Garden area, enough space for children and garden furniture
Situated on the outskirts of the small village of Beckley, this wonderful holiday cottage offers peace and quiet with 'civilisation' within a short reach.This is a truly superb location for exploring 1066 Country with its dramatic legends and extraordinary history.
Near to the stunning Sussex coastline, within just 5 miles of Rye. Rye is quite enchanting with cobbled streets and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Rye is one of the Cinque Ports and was once surrounded by sea on three sides. Henry lll built a castle in 1247 to defend the town and this remains perched on top of the hill as a museum. The town is a delightful place to explore with a uniquely unhurried atmosphere and easily explored by foot. Perched on a hill and overlooking the River Rother and Romney Marsh this ancient town is the sort of place that you thought existed only in your imagination. The town still has a busy fishing fleet and fresh fish can be bought direct from the fishermen at Strand Quay. For those wishing to eat out Rye is filled with a variety of pubs, inns and restaurants and many of these are in historic buildings. What could be more perfect than enjoying afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations? Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Festival but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night and Rye Scallop Festival in February.
With historic sites such as Bodiam Castle (15 minutes away) and Battle (25 minutes), history lovers and garden enthusiasts have an abundance of places to visit. Many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying homemade tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Gardens include Hole Park in Rolvenden, Great Dixter in Northiam and the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens designed by Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet and gardener
There is much to do in the surrounding area, for sporting activities there are several local golf clubs, a water sports centre, kite surfing, fishing and tennis all with an easy drive. Of course the sandy beaches of Camber (20 minutes) and beaches at Winchelsea (20 minutes) will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air.
A short 15 minute drive away is the Chapel Down Vineyard - home to England's premium wine producer and well worth a visit. With tours and wine tasting available as well as the stunning 'Richard Phillips' restaurant it is a lovely destination for a full day out.
Further down the east coast is Hastings, most famous for its connection with the Norman conquest of England in 1066. It's now home to Europe's largest fleet of beach-launched fishing boats. This area is famously called the 'Stade' an old Saxon term meaning "landing place", and dates from before the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It has been used for beaching boats for over a thousand years, a use which continues to this day. If you love fishing then you must visit the Hastings Fishermen's Museum and the Shipwreck Heritage Centre. The Fishermen's Museum, housed in the former fishermen's church, is dedicated to the fishing industry and maritime history of Hastings. The shipwreck heritage centre displays artifacts from wrecks around the area. Other museums to visit in Hastings include the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and the Old Town Hall Museum. Why not visit the recently opened Jerwood Gallery, in the Stade area of the Old Town. It's a permanent home for the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British.
Further afield, a 45-minute drive, the lovely Georgian spa town of Tunbridge Wells is well worth a visit and the shopping is extensive full of boutiques and individual shops! Or why not take a day trip to France, the Euro star Train from Ashford or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone will transport you to a French location in record time - just don't forget to pack your passport!
For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.
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