This wonderful enchanting medieval-styled cabin is only a couple of hours from London, situated on land that was once part of the Battle Abbey Estate in 1066 country. If you're looking for peaceful walks, starry skies and a haven for nature, then this is the place for you.
Named after the wife of William the Conqueror, Matilda's story is told throughout the cabin. As you enter, there is a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to rustle up a feast whilst you dine at the table and finish with a glass of your favourite tipple on the decking, a peaceful spot and a sanctuary for wildlife. If you are lucky, you may spot a fox, badger, a herd of deer or even hear the twit twoo sound of owls.
As you retire to the bedroom, perhaps choose a book from the curated bookshelf which includes "Matilda" by Tracy Boorman and "Sussex Folk Tales" by Michael O'Leary or lay in bed and stargaze through the wonderful sky light.
Refresh in the shower-room. The beautiful stained-glass window tells a story and reimagines the winding path through Powdermill Wood towards Battle.
Although the cabin is private with its own decking-area, the paddock is shared and situated beside two other cabins.
Leave the car in the parking-area and take the 1066 walk into Battle, famous for its Abbey and home to boutique, art, craft and antiques shops as well as several tea-rooms and pubs. Battle has a mainline station which connects to the coast at Hastings and London.
Take a walk to the local pub, The White Hart Inn or the nearby farm shop and indulge in some local Sussex produce.
East Sussex is blessed with many historic houses, gardens and attractions: you could combine a visit to Herstmonceux Castle or The Observatory Science Centre. Or take a trip to Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter House and Gardens, a must see for keen horticulturists. For art lovers, there is the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea, the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, or the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. Visit the medieval town of Rye with its array of antiques shops and pretty cobbled streets. Why not pack your swimming things and explore the coast. There are several beaches only a short drive away including Cooden Beach, Pevensey Bay, Hastings and Eastbourne. A little further afield there is the sandy beach and sand dunes of Camber Sands.
The owners who live nearby can be contacted and on request they can provide lots of lovely extras to make your stay extra special including a tasty breakfast hamper, garden grown flowers or a beautifully wrapped book picked by the award-winning local bookseller. They can also organise other things like a massage with a local therapist or have the cabin decorated for a special occasion.
Kitchen-area with electric 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle
Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please note, there are five steps to the cabin; babies under the age of six months old are welcome; there isn't a TV at Matilda. During inclement weather the deck and stairs to the cabin may be slippery so please take extra care. Your dog is very welcome, but please do keep them on a lead within the paddocks surrounding the cabin.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- 2 electric radiators and 1 heated towel rail
Welcome to pretty Matilda...
This colourful cabin tells a story of folk tales and medieval history.
The bedroom is bright and airy.
The sweet little table folds away to utilise the space.
The rustic, wooden kitchen is well-equipped with all the essentials.
Rustle up an intimate dinner for two.
Begin your day with a freshly brewed pot of coffee on the sun-soaked decking.
Drift off into a sweet slumber as the stars twinkle above.
The bedroom hosts a sumptuous double bed with a wild folklore-inspired wall painting by a local artist.
Pop on the radio and delve into a good read.
Freshen up before the day ahead.
This beautiful stained glass window depicts the winding path through Powdermill Wood towards Battle.
There are two other hideaways on site.
With your own areas to enjoy.
Space to park the car.
The winding path leads the way to your quirky hideout.
Visit the medieval abbey in lovely Battle.
Visit Sedlescombe Vineyard and sample their selection of wines or stop for a coffee.
Scotney Castle Estate is a 'must visit' with enchanting woodland and parkland to explore.
Wander the cobbled streets of Rye and discover an array of lovely independent shops.
A little further afield, you'll reach the stunning Camber Sands.
If the seaside is calling, head to Eastbourne.
Spot the pretty lighthouse at Beachy Head.