Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Icklesham
Icklesham is a pleasant village east of Hastings with a church, All Saints and St Nicholas, which dates back to the 12th century. Icklesham stands on a ridge between the coast and River Brede, with panoramic views across to the hills at Fairlight and the Brede Valley.
The 1066 Walk goes through the village. In September 1066, William the Conqueror brought his army to Pevensey and went on to defeat King Harold in the Battle of Hastings. The trail follows the same route as William the Conqueror’s forces took. It winds past historical sites, ancient towns and villages, over hillsides and through woodland, and passing oast houses and windmills. The route includes the Normans' landing point at Pevensey and the battle site, also Herstmonceux and Pevensey Castle. The village has several public houses and a few basic amenities, and it is close enough to Hastings to pick up most supplies.
There is an old smock windmill on Hogs Hill which has been restored and was once used as a recording studio by Sir Paul McCartney. Icklesham Parish has three SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) nearby which include Winchelsea, Rye Harbour, and Dungeness/Romney/Rye Harbour.
Icklesham is a great village to set up an East Sussex holiday base in because it has pretty views, good amenities and it’s within good driving distance of the coast and nature reserves. You'll find plenty of great places to stay amongst our collection of Icklesham cottages, holiday homes and self-catering accommodation.