1.5 miles SW of Battle

Sleeps 2 | dog friendly

From £130 per night

Cabin in east Sussex: This mediaeval inspired hideout offers you a dose of escapism; with folklore tales, a vibrant colour palette and rustic features, this quirky abode is the perfect place to call home for a little while.


Named after the wife of William the Conqueror, Matilda’s story is told throughout this bespoke cabin. The creative owners have taken inspiration from the famous history of east Sussex and the people who once called it home. Inside, you’ll find a variety of colours and patterns, woodland folklore and beautiful rustic features. Perfect for a solo adventure or romantic getaway, Matilda allows you to reconnect with the natural world, discover the history of Sussex, whilst providing a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate. The sumptuous double bed promises a dreamy night’s sleep. Drift off to the soft twinkle of stars above, through the stargazing window, such a magical feature! Pretty woodland surrounds the meadow in which Matilda sits, so you can enjoy your morning brew on the decking, listening to the wind kissing the trees… rural bliss!

Step Inside

As soon as you step inside, you’ll be truly mesmerised by the stunning interiors of this bespoke cabin. Vibrant colours dance their way through the hideaway, with pretty woodland and mediaeval artwork completing the space. The open plan kitchen and dining area has been designed perfectly for two, with a fold away table to utilise the space. The rustic kitchenette is well equipped with a two-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. The wooden countertops and cupboards are just lovely and compliment the space perfectly. The bedroom is situated to the left, hosting a sumptuous double bed, adorned with soft linens and plush cushions. There’s a magical stargazing window positioned above the bed and folklore inspired wall art, painted by a local artist. As morning arrives, delve into a good read from the curated bookshelf; Matilda by Tracey Boorman and Sussex Folk Tales by Michael O’Leary, to name a few. Head into the beautiful shower room where you’ll find a stunning stained glass window which depicts the winding path through Powdermill Wood towards Battle. Freshen up for the day ahead then step outside…


Matilda is situated on land that was once part of the Battle Abbey Estate in 1066, which is steeped in history. The wooden decking is an idyllic spot to begin the day. Grab some fresh pastries and a freshly brewed pot of coffee, sit back on the bespoke wooden chairs and listen to the peaceful soundscape. It’s just as beautiful as the sun sets - pour a soothing glass of red and toast to a wonderful getaway spent in nature's paradise. This tranquil spot is also a haven for wildlife; foxes, badgers, owls and deer have been known to make their home here! However you decide to spend your days at Matilda, you are guaranteed to leave feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated.


With an abundance of peaceful walks and picturesque scenery to be discovered, nature lovers will be in their element here. You can take the 1066 walk into the town of Battle, home to its famous mediaeval Abbey. You’ll also find an array of arts and crafts stores, boutique and antique shops, as well as several lovely tea rooms and welcoming pubs. The White Hart Inn and The Ash Tree Inn are welcoming local pubs and the Swan Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Sussex, all are great for a bite to eat. Or why not pick up some fresh local produce from the nearby farm shop to enjoy back at your hideaway. The village of Sedlescombe is a short distance away, home to The Queens Head, a lovely 15th century pub and a great vineyard, perfect for wine tasting or a coffee!

East Sussex is such a beautiful place to retreat to, with many historic houses and gardens for you to explore. Combine a visit to Herstmonceux Castle with The Observatory Science Centre. Lovers of art should visit the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea, Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, or the Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne. You are also not far from Bodiam Castle and Scotney Castle Estate, both boasting enchanting scenery and magical woodlands to explore.

Take a day trip to the mediaeval town of Rye with its cobbled streets and antique shops. If the seaside is calling, continue a little further to the sandy beach and picturesque dunes of Camber Sands. In the other direction, along the coast, discover Cooden Beach, Pevensey Bay, Hastings and Eastbourne. Stroll along Eastbourne Pier, walk around Beachy Head or simply spend a day lazing on the sand - don't forget to stop for some fish and chips! With all of this to explore right on your doorstep, you will simply never tire of exploring and learning about the rich history of east Sussex.


Kitchen area with two-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle.

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4’6”).

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.

Extra Information

Matilda is nestled within a meadow shared with two other hideaways, you have your own decking area and private space.

The lovely owners live nearby and can arrange lots of extras to make your stay even more special. Including breakfast hampers, garden grown flowers or a beautifully wrapped book picked by an award-winning local book seller. They can also decorate the cabin for special occasions or arrange massages with the local massage therapist. Please speak to the owners directly, should you wish to arrange any of the above.

Availability, reservations and pricing: £130 - £160 per night

Bed linen and towels are included in the price. There are no extra charges for cots or high chairs where they are listed in the property description on the website.

There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break.

A non-refundable booking fee of £20.00 is payable per booking.

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