Bespoke Property Search Agents in Battle

Bespoke property search agents in Battle

Battle is a small attractive town which gets its name from the famous Battle of Hastings which was fought between King Harold the Saxon King and William the Conqueror in 1066. The town is situated in the heart of the Sussex Weald in the designated High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The town is built around the Abbey and later on developed a reputation for the quality of gunpowder produced in the area. The first gunpowder mill was built in 1676 and the remains of which have now been converted into a smart country house hotel  in the Powdermills.

Best local event:  The bi-annual Country Lifestyle fair at Ashburnham Place offers a unique shopping experience where you can purchase individual luxury gifts for the garden and home but also delve into this historic and beautiful 220 acre estate.

Best place to grab a drink or a bite to eat:  Nobles Restaurant near the Abbey is a must as well as the charming Bluebell Tea Room where their home-made cakes will tempt even the most strong-willed!

Best place to shop:  The High Street offers a wonderful eclectic mix of fashion boutiques, interior shops, gift shops and upmarket kitchenware stores.

Top tip when visiting the area:  Do spare an hour or two to visit Yesterday’s World Museum in the High Street where you and the family will step into the past and discover over 150,000 nostalgic artefacts – brilliant fun for all the family.

Getting back to London (for work or pleasure):  Commuter trains in about 90 minutes direct to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo East and Cannon Street.  The A21 links Battle to Hastings and London and the motorway network beyond.

Educational facilities: Good choice of independent schools in the area including Battle Abbey School, Claremont School and Vinehall.

Sports Facilities:   Golfers are spoilt for choice with three courses to play on and for other lovers of sport Battle has its own well-equipped sports centre.

Worst fact about the area:  In the Summer months Battle becomes rather congested with too many visitors eager to sample the delights of the town.

The celebrity you would most likely find in the area:  Tim Rice-Oxley and two of his fellow band members of the alternative rock group Keane grew up in Battle and some of their song lists refer back to their home town.

What is the typical property like?  Battle has some notable Georgian buildings along its High Street.  The cottages and buildings near the Abbey date from the 1700s and at the northern end of the High Street can be found the Almonry which was built in 1090 and now houses the Town Council and the Battle Museum of Local History.

Interesting fact:  Apart from the very well-known story of poor old Harold with the arrow in his eye the town can also lay claim to being the birthplace of the famous Eliza Acton, the pioneer cook who was born in 1799 and wrote the very first cookery book aimed at the domestic reader. Many cooks have modelled their work on her including Mrs Beeton and Delia Smith.  Eliza Acton’s famous rice pudding recipe is still made today and is absolutely delicious.

Colin Mackenzie Property Search are bespoke property search agents covering the South East of England.  Our knowledge of Battle, East Sussex, and the surrounding area is extensive and we will work hard to find you your dream home in whichever area you are wanting to look.