Shooting Box Tower

Battle, Rural Sussex

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Special offer£300 off Christmas week due to a cancellation - Book from 21st - 28th December 2019

You can book this property from:

  • £951 per week
  • £136 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats



  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Approached down a secluded country lane through beautiful woodland with wild anemones and bluebells - this imposing tower, adjoining the owners' farmhouse - originally the Shooting Lodge for the Ashburnham Estate, is in the most wonderful location. The views from the top of the tower are incredible - not only over the fields and woodlands but to Hastings and beyond. The property ranges over four floors starting on the ground floor with a magnificent open plan reception room with high ceilings in original wood panelling, triple aspect Gothic revival windows and an impressive large fireplace. Walk to nearby Eatenden Wood and observe some unique birds in the hedgerows. For medieval history just a short drive to nearby Battle will take you right into the heart of 1066 country. Experience a real taste of country life in the sympathetically renovated splendour of this unique property. Shop: 1.5 miles  Pub: 1.5 miles Coast: 9 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room has stripped wooden floors, a large fireplace with multi-fuel stove, two tapestries, four seater sofas, church pew, oak dining table and chairs, sideboard, coffee table, TV/DVD Bose Sound Link Bluetooth speakers and Nintendo Wii with balance board

Carpeted stairs lead to...

First Floor:
Kitchen complete with original fireplace has electric double oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, breakfast table and chairs, cupboard housing the fridge/freezer
Bathroom with marble effect flooring, bath, separate shower, washbasin and w.c There is also a cupboard housing the washing machine.
Shower Room with corner shower, washbasin and w.c

Short but steep Jacob's Ladder style stairs with double handrails lead to...

Second Floor:
Bedroom 1  The Blue Room with original wood panelled ceiling, a mini four poster king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV and dual aspect windows affording lovely views to the side and rear over the fields
Bedroom 2  The Cream Room with wood panelled ceiling, king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, console table, TV and dual aspect windows with views towards Hastings

Carpeted stairs leading to...

Third Floor:
Bedroom 3 The Chocolate Room with wood panelled ceiling, twin beds, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV, original fireplace and views over the fields to the woodland beyond
Bedroom 4 The Country Room with twin beds, a daybed, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV/DVD and views towards Hastings

Garden: Secluded lawned garden to the side of the property with patio, garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking: Purpose built parking with lighting. There is a pod point for charging an electric car.
Heating: Gas central heating and multi-fuel stove.
Also Provided: First basket of logs for multi-fuel stove. 
Notes: Although advertised to sleep eight there is an additional day bed in the top bedroom suitable for a further person if required. Throughout the property are original paintings by local artists. Fluent German spoken. Not really suitable for toddlers or the elderly due to the steep stairs to the bedrooms.   PLEASE NOTE ARRIVAL TIME OF 4PM


The Shooting Box Tower was perfect.

Mr Jacob N,

James and Roy lent us their toaster when the one in the cottage developed a fault and bought a replacement for the cottage the same day. Excellent customer service from the owners!

Mr Simon W,

an excellent property and very kind and generous hosts. We will come again.


Exceptional property, exceptional hosts.

Mr Toby E,

Absolutely beautiful property. The owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We had a perfect stay.

Deborah R,

We had a fantastic time at the Shooting Box Tower, everything about the cottage (well house really) exceeded our expectations. The lounge in itself was wonderful and we all miss those super comfortable sofas. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked each evening a fantastic meal, everything from roast dinner to curry. The garden was lovely, plenty of seating and I may have just ordered a swing seat like at the property for my own garden. The location is wonderful, secluded on a quiet road but close to Battle, in fact we never ventured further than about 30 minutes drive to all the attractions we saw, such as Sissinghurst, Battle Abbey, Bodiam Castle, Bexhill, Hastings, Rye. I had no idea that you can have such a wonderful holiday down south, so we hope to return as there is simply so much to explore.

Mrs Melanie M,