Powder Mills Hotel & Orangery Restaurant
Powder Mills Hotel is a stunning independent privately owned 18th Century listed Country House nestling in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, including woods and large lakes in Battle, East Sussex.
Originally the site of a famous Gunpowder Works it was reputed to have made the finest gunpowder in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars. It has now been skilfully converted into a fascinating Hotel. The Powder Mills is situated just outside the historic town of Battle and adjoins the famous Battlefield of 1066. Experience the easygoing atmosphere and the unpretentious comfort of this beautiful country house.
Set in beautiful tranquil grounds, guests can enjoy walks through woodland trails, absorbing the sights of the surrounding flora and fauna. A seven-acre specimen fishing lake is available for guests for fishing. Wild geese, swans, ducks, kingfishers and herons abound in this relaxed ambience as the hotel’s Springer Spaniels welcome many guests.
The Hotel is tastefully furnished throughout with furniture and paintings in-keeping with the period of the property. From the Entrance Hall, where a log fire welcomes on long winter evenings, to the Bar, Drawing Room and the Large Music Room where civil weddings are held, the ambience is that of a traditional Georgian Country House.
The Orangery Restaurant offers modern cuisine prepared by Head Chef Callum O’Doherty and has a beautiful marble floor, Greek statues and huge windows giving views out to the terrace and swimming pool. Numerous themed dinners and evenings are held throughout the year Booking is advisable but not always necessary.
The hotel has 42 rooms including 6 junior suites, a policy allowing well behaved dogs (by prior arrangement) and the opportunity to fish (if you bring your own equipment and pay a nominal fee) or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting More details here on rooms and facilities it would make a nice retreat destination for a weekend a little out of London.