Castlemans Stables

Sedlescombe, Sussex
Self-catering


Stables turned into bright, comfortable holiday homes in countryside near Battle - for couples and families, whose dogs are very welcome too

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 4

The
Experience

Nature, garden and history lovers, walkers and lazers-about will be in their element here.

A very generous welcome hamper speaks of Sue’s thoughtfulness; with four children she knows what yours may need, and there are treats for dogs too. She also provides stacks of local information, including walking guides – a lovely bluebell walk starts from nearby Sedlescombe church. And it’s an easy stroll to the friendly pub for well-kept beer and seriously good food.

Take both the neat, well-designed conversions for a larger group and get together for summer barbecues. Take one and you won’t feel overlooked as the main windows look out from the ends with sweeping views and scope for deer and badger spotting. The sea is six and a half miles away (beach towels provided), Hastings seven, with quirky shops and eateries like the Thai Café at Boulevard Books.

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We think you'll love

  • The wooded, countryside views from these clever, well-equipped conversions
  • Having two of the best gardens in the country - Pashley Manor and Great Dixter - within eight miles
  • Having space for the children to roam, as well as castles, a steam railway and the coast to visit
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You should know

  • The two stable conversions share the small courtyard between them
  • There are a couple of steps up to the entrances

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pub 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £160
Weekly price
from £555
Surcharges
Short breaks: 2-night stays from £325. Dogs £10.
2 Houses for 4
From £1603 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

A lovely place to stay. Sue has thought of everything you might need and you feel cosseted by the attention to detail and the comforts that are there for you to enjoy. Comfy beds, the latest magazines, beautiful views, you don't want to leave, but there's so much to explore right on your doorstep in 1066 country.

Alison, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The setting is rural but it’s only eight minutes’ walk to the nearest shop in Sedlescombe with its half-timbered houses around the village green and foodie, child and dog-friendly Queen’s Head. It’s four miles to historic, bustling Battle with its eateries and Abbey; seven to the sea at Hastings, with its castle and old town. Fine gardens nearby include Great Dixter, eight miles, Pashley Manor, ten, and Sissinghurst, 14. Bodiam Castle, five miles, has grounds and ruins to explore.

Local points of interest from Sue Langer

  • Sedlescombe is attractive with a large sloping green and pretty timber and tile houses on either side. Our village geese are frequently seen pottering around and we have a post office for essentials. The Queens Head pub welcomes dogs.
  • A trip to the beach in Hastings is a must! The Old Town has quirky shops and restaurants with 2 funiculars which climb the cliff and an impressive beach-launched fishing fleet. Along the Stade visit the Jerwood Art Gallery.
  • Stand on the site of the battle that changed the course of England's history for ever - The Battle of Hastings. Explore the abbey ruins and the exhibition. There are re-enactments of the Battle - the next one is October 12-13th 2019.
  • Rye (12 miles) is an ancient cinque port town of terracotta roofs, timber-framed houses and cobbled streets. The church tower is usually open and the view from the top over the roof-scape and the marshes beyond is spectacular.
  • Great Dixter (15-minute drive) was the home of the late gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. The house and garden are open to visitors and runs courses and lectures. You can buy plants and seeds from the nursery, and tools and garden sundries.
  • Bodiam Castle (NT) is the most beautiful castle in the world, in my opinion! I walk my dog Pi along the river and sometimes into the grounds. The river Rother winds through the Rother Valley to Rye - take a boat trip from the Castle.

Introducing

Sue Langer

Friendly hosts, Sue and Stephen (an architect), both have Sussex farming backgrounds. They moved here in the 1990s and when their children were young spent many days down at the stables looking after a variety of animals. Inspired by its lovely countryside views and their own self-catering holidays - they love to travel - they’ve turned the stables into exactly the sort of relaxing and practical holiday environment they would enjoy.