South Lodge

“The heart of 1066 country” - VisitEngland Assessor


Battle, East Sussex

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South Lodge is a two-bedroom holiday cottage that comfortably sleeps up to four people. When staying at South Lodge, you can discover the atmosphere of one of England’s most significant historic sites where the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed here at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The cottage is situated in the south east corner of the estate with direct access to the battlefield. Conveniently located, the cottage also provides a pleasant walk up to the ruins of the Abbey, the Gatehouse and the Visitor Centre. Take in the beautiful Sussex landscape, and enjoy the fresh air and open spaces surrounding at one of the most famous battlefields in England's history.

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VE star rating for Self Catering
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South Lodge
Battle Abbey, Powdermill Lane, BATTLE, East Sussex, TN33 0SX


  • Total units: 1

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 


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