Things To Do

PowderMills Walks

The PowderMills Hotel stands in a thickly wooded valley with a small stream, the ‘Asten’ meandering through, next to the historic battlefield of 1066. The stream rises on a high ground to the left of Battle Abbey and runs in a south easterly direction through the Great Park, former residence of the Abbot of Battle and by the way of Crowhurst Valley, straight to the English Channel.

Our fabulous grounds are available for you to explore including three walks varying in distance and we can provide complimentary maps to help guide you. We have a short walk around The Lake of 1.25km, a longer walk around The Lake up a hill, along the fence line of fields and over a stream of 1.75km, and a more challenging walk to the 1066 Battlefields and Battle Abbey which is around 4km.

Important to note that these walks can occasionally get muddy in places so wearing the right attire is fundamental. Wellington boots, walking boots and trainers are advisable. We do provide some Wellington boots on site, subject to availability.

Short walk around the lake

Long walk around the ground

Circular walk from PowderMills to Battle town

Fishing Lake

Course Fishing is available at the Hotel for Residents only.  We are closed from mid-April to mid-June for conservation. Should you wish to fish in our lake at any point during your stay, please contact our reservations for more information. You are required to bring your own suitable equipment. The 24-hour fishing ticket is £35 per person which you can purchase on arrival with our reception.

Outdoor Swimming Pool

We have an outdoor pool (not heated), open for residents only from June until September. Pool towels are available free of charge at reception.

Attractions and Places To See

Bodiam Castle

Bodium, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA.

01580 830196

6.3 miles from the hotel

Battle Abbey

High St, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD.

01424 775705

1 mile from the hotel

Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 1RN.

01323 832731

8.7 miles from the hotel

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Station, Station Rd Tenterden. TN30 6HE

01580 765155

18.4 miles from the hotel

Blue Reef Aquarium

Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings East Sussex. TN34 3DW

01424 718776

6.3 miles from the hotel

Rye Bay Information / Heritage Centre

The Old Sail Loft, Rye Strand Quay Rye. TN31 7AY

01797 226696

15.9 miles from the hotel

Go Ape

Bedgebury Rd, Goudhurst Cranbrook. TN17 2SJ

08450 949174

12.6 miles from the hotel

Herstmonceaux Castle

Herstmonceux. BN27 1RN

01323 833816

8.3 miles from the hotel

Seddlescombe Vineyard

Hawkhurst Rd, Cripps Corner Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5SA.

01580 830715

4.8 miles from the hotel