The Ashburnham

This lovely large room is decorated in restful greys and pinks and has gorgeous uninterrupted views to the coast. The room has a superking bed, which can be converted into twin beds as required, and a small seating area. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower.

This room is named after a family that lived in the area from 1100 to 1953. The family’s seat was at Ashburnham Place and a civil parish only three miles from here was named after that country house. Over the years the family fell in and out of favour with the ruling monarchs but in 1730 the first Earl of Ashburnham was created. The line died out with the sixth Earl in 1924, but Lady Catherine (daughter of the fifth Earl) lived on in Ashburnham Place (which can be seen on the road to Battle) until her death in 1953, when the manor house and contents were sold. There is also a very good pub in Ashburnham called the Ash Tree Inn which is in the delightfully named Brown Bread Street!