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Home to the most beautiful coast and countryside; Sussex is the perfect holiday escape whether you want a relaxing short break or action-packed adventure.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy Sussex. This is great walking country or you could grab a bike and take to the network of quiet country roads. A boat trip is another great way to enjoy the scenery from a different aspect, take a leisurely cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse and discover a tranquil place to breathe.

You''ll find holiday cottages located within easy reach of all the region''s well known attractions and beauty spots both inland and at the coast and there''s an abundance of Blue Flag awarded beaches scattered along the coast. For a really atmospheric look at the coastline head to Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs, and make the time to stroll through one of the picturesque fishing harbours dotted around to pick up unique souvenirs and fresh seafood.

Places of interest of course include the vibrant coastal towns of Brighton, with its famous pier, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis as well as the delightful spa town of Tunbridge Wells (actually just over the Kent border) and lovely market towns like Horsham and historic Lewes.

If there''s one thing you can''t escape in Sussex, its history and the famous battle site of 1066 in Hastings holds a wealth of it, and offers a family friendly day out to explore one of history''s most important events. Similarly Arundel Castle could also be on your agenda; it sits majestically above the roof tops of the town below and is bursting at the seams with stories and relics.

For family fun, visit one of the county''s many animal parks; Drusillas Park at Alfriston is a paradise of small exotic animals or there''s the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, home to more than 100 llamas and Fishers Farm Park is great for getting the younger ones moving. The Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and Brighton Sealife Centre are the ultimate way to experience underworld treasures without getting your feet wet.

Be inspired by the birthplace of modern England, and come and see for yourself why so many people choose to holiday in Sussex. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Sussex today.

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  • Boat House Cottage

    Pevensey Bay

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40200

    Seaside retreat

    This pretty detached single storey holiday property has been built on the site of an old boathouse and is situated within 100 yards of the beach at Pevensey Bay. It is superbly located for historic Battle and the beautiful Sussex countryside and villages with more beaches and shops to explore at Hastings and Bexhill. Nearby Eastbourne is a unique seaside resort with a range of activities, sports and events to enjoy in a fantastic setting. The Sovereign Harbour Marina is situated between Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne, with 5 harbours, waterside shops and restaurants. Slightly further afield there is the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brighton with its marina, aquarium, quaint lanes and nightlife. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Small pebbled garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Owl Cottage

    Jevington

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E4092

    Nestling in the old smuggling village of Jevington on the fringes of the Cuckmere Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs National Park, these delightful and beautifully presented properties are ideally located for a relaxing break. The South Downs Way is on the doorstep, there are myriad walks and cycle paths to explore and a multitude of places to visit within a short drive. Beachy Head and the soaring cliffs of the Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckmere Haven’s sandy beach and Friston Forest Walks are among the local beauty spots, whilst Herstmonceux Castle, Battle Abbey, Glyndbourne, Drusilla’s Zoo and the Bentley Motor Museum are all nearby. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne is 2 miles; Hastings, Rye and Brighton are a little further afield, and day trips from Newhaven to Le Havre and Dieppe are also available. The cottages are within a short stroll of a lovely tea room for afternoon treats and the local inn for eating out. Shops 2.25 miles and pub 500 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams and steps between rooms.

    Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Barbecue by arrangement. Parking. Unsuitable for the infirm. No smoking. No children under 5 years. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • Wellhouse Retreat

    Burgess Hill, nr. Haywards Heath

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28439


    This delightful, single-storey holiday property, forming a wing of the owner’s country house, has a private garden area and stands peacefully overlooking a landscaped garden. Offering comfortable, well-presented accommodation, this property makes a relaxing retreat and is conveniently located for many attractions and walks, with public footpaths leading to The South Downs National Park. There are four NT Gardens in the locality, as well as Glyndbourne, Seven Sisters Country Park and the resort of Brighton with Royal Pavilion, museums, art galleries, theatres and entertainment being less than an hour’s drive away. Wellhouse Retreat is situated 1 mile from Burgess Hill Station, which has a rail link to London, as well as only ½-hour from Gatwick Airport. Shops 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with bidet and toilet.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£5 per day November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. 1-acre garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Half Moon

    Herstmonceux

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30248


    Enjoying peaceful, rural vistas overlooking fields, Half Moon has its own private entrance through a 5 bar gate, parking and a garden. It adjoins the owners’ home and is situated on the edge of the South Downs, where walks and cycle paths are on the doorstep. Just along the lane is one of the largest post windmills in the country - an ideal windmill location as it’s built on some of the highest ground in the area, overlooking the Pevensey Levels and English Channel. Herstmonceux Castle with grounds and gardens is nearby, and is home to the Observatory Science Centre, providing spectacular hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory. Explore 7 acres of grounds and gardens at Michelham Priory, with the longest water-filled moat in England, 9 miles. Also, visit Pevensey Bay and Castle, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066, Burwash with Batemans, home to Rudyard Kipling and Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set and decorated by Vanessa Bell, sister to Virginia Woolf, which are all within a short drive. Eastbourne is approximately 10 miles away, with its award-winning beaches and train connections to London. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, leading to 1 single. Shower room with sloping ceiling and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Seagull’s Nest

    Hastings

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41938

    Wonderful sea views


    For fans of Foyle’s War, the ITV World War ll detective drama series, Seagull’s Nest is ideally situated - right opposite Foyle’s house! Filming was done from our doorstep. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, this holiday apartment commands sea views and is within easy walking distance of the beach. Visit Smuggler’s Adventure, Underwater World, Hastings Castle, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Shipwreck Centre and Fisherman’s Museum at Rock-a-Nore, or the prestigious Jerwood Gallery which is located just minutes away. To the east is the majestic cliff coastline and views across the English Channel - the East Hill Country Park has miles of interesting, varied walks and is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rare bird, plant and wildlife species can be found there as well as wonderful views, walks and places to explore. Situated near the beach and country park, and with good train connections to London. Visit Battle, Rye, Brighton, Lewes, Bexhill and Eastbourne. For the children, there is the funfair, amusements, crazy golf, Pirate Golf and a beach football pitch. Plenty of English Heritage and National Trust properties within driving distance - Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, and Batemans - Rudyard Kipling’s house. Plus Battle Abbey, Camber Sands and Herstmonceux Castle. The famous gardens at Great Dixter, and also those at Merriments and Pashley Manor are nearby, and not far from these there is Bodiam Boating Station and the steam railway next door. Pett Level and Winchelsea are within a few miles. Or just wander about Hastings’ fishing beach, with its colourful boats and traditional beach-launched fleet. Hastings Old Town and St Leonards down the road both have art galleries, pubs, restaurants and cafes, and quirky bric a brac and antique shops. There are many memorable events throughout the year, including Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Jack in the Green, Pirate Day, Old Town Week, Carnival Week, Seafood and Wine Festival, Coastal Currents Art Festival and the famous bonfire night in late October. Perfectly placed in the middle of the popular Old Town area, but also set in a quiet street, Seagull’s Nest gives you the best of both worlds! Interesting shops and even a small independent cinema, 150 yards away. So much to see and do! Many cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs in adjoining streets 100 yards away.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. On road parking 500 yards (uphill). No smoking.

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  • Lea Farm Cottages- Bullock Lodge

    Rye Foreign, nr. Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 19653

    Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

    Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. These holiday properties (refs 19653, 26361 and 30991) nestle in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and Kent countryside. A walker’s paradise - enjoy the farm’s extensive footpath network, see the lambs and apple blossom in the Spring or venture to Camber Castle, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, just a short drive away. If gardens are your passion, then Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum are all worth visiting. Fishing, private beauty treatments and local health centre/swimming pool day passes are available by arrangement. Golf, horse riding and sailing close by. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles and golden undulating sand dunes at Camber, 6 miles. Rye railway station provides access to London 13/4 hours. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile. NB: Properties 19653, 26361 and 30991 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. 3 steps down to dining room with French door/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps down to 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£5 per night November-March). Gas included. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Parking (2 cars). Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). NB: Fenced pond, 50 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Washing machine. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. 200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Queensbury Cottage

    Brighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24012

    Originally built in the 1820s, this conveniently located town house has been re-built to offer a tastefully styled interior. It has its own garage and is ideally located only 300 yards from the beach with seaside attractions and restaurants, and close to Regency Square and garden (100 yards) with its wealth of architecture. This exciting cosmopolitan city has bars, live music, eateries, art galleries, theatres and antique shops. Enjoy shopping along The Lanes, saunter along the pier, visit the opulent Royal Pavilion, nearby marina or the racecourse. A short drive away, discover historic Arundel Castle, the glorious South Downs and many NT homes and gardens. A fantastic holiday destination. Shops, restaurants and pub 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), one with additional Z-bed (on request, for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garage (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Braynesmead Cottage

    Cuckfield, nr. Haywards Heath

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30827


    Braynesmead cottage was built in the 1480’s and is apparently the oldest building in the village of Cuckfield. Full of character with an inglenook fireplace, low beams and steep creaky stairs. The garden is fully private and enclosed with a summerhouse as well as a raised outside dining area. The village of Cuckfield was on the main London to Brighton coaching route and once boasted 7 pubs and inns as up to 50 coaches a day would stop for accommodation, refreshments and change of horses, but when Haywards Heath was selected for the railway route, Cuckfield has remained unchanged, except there are now only 4 pubs. Cuckfield is said to be one of the prettiest Tudor villages in Britain and has a lot to explore from boutique shops, coffee and tea shops and Ockenden Manor, an Elizabethan manor house with Michelin star restaurant and spa. All 4 pubs serve food from pub grub to fine dining. From the cottage, which sits on the north end of the village, you can access public footpaths to other villages all with pubs serving food and less than 2 hours’ walk through the High Weald countryside. The South Downs National Park is only 20 minutes away at Clayton Windmills where there is parking. There are many historic homes and gardens close by including Wakehurst Place, Nymans Garden NT and only a 20-minute walk across the fields is Borde Hill, a Tudor mansion with 200 acres of gardens and woodland. If golf is your game, Cuckfield Golf Centre is only a ½ mile walk from the cottage which has a 18 hole course overlooking the High Weald, or you can visit Haywards Heath Golf Club, 3½ miles away. There is good shopping within 30 minutes of Cuckfield, with Lewes, Brighton and Horsham, all with their own unique character and boutique shops. Other attractions close by are the Bluebell Steam Railway, Glynbourne and Hickstead for polo or showjumping. Gatwick airport is only 30 minutes away and Haywards Heath railway station, on the main London to Brighton line, is only 3 miles with over 70 trains a day to London Bridge and Victoria Station, both taking around 45 minutes on the fast trains. The train service to Brighton is only 20 minutes. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 220 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with low beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms (one with restricted access from both sides).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Vigoes Holiday Homes - Romany

    Sheffield Park

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29895


    These semi-detached holiday properties (refs 29887, 29895, 29896 and W43461) reside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the glorious Sussex countryside and once part of Vigoes Dairy Farm until the end of the 20th century. Set back from the road, each property has its own individual terrace with furniture, and to the rear of the buildings is a shared grassed area, beyond which is a paddock, an ideal place in which to let off steam, kick a ball around or have a leisurely picnic. Spot deer, the occasional buzzard or the very rare short toed eagle! Walks and cycle routes beckon from the doorstep. See the beautiful Sheffield Park Gardens (NT) where, in the 1700s, Capability Brown was commissioned to landscape the gardens. A glorious feast of red and golds in the autumn and where the national collection of Ghent azaleas can be seen in their full glory in the spring alongside the bluebells. In 1876 the third Earl of Sheffield laid out a cricket pitch where the first ever match against Australia was played in 1884! The Bluebell Railway offers an opportunity to stroll amongst the locomotives in the engine sheds and perhaps spot ‘Stepney’ who appears in the Thomas the Tank Engine books, and of course take a train journey. Stroll through the Ashdown Forest which covers approximately 10 square miles and in fact is not all forest but largely heathland, where cattle and sheep also freely graze for part of the year. It is also famous for the Winnie The Pooh Stories written by AA Milne who lived on the northern edge of the forest with his son Christopher Robin. Attend Glyndebourne, visit the county town of Lewes with its museum, antique shops and brewery, or head to the coast at Brighton or Eastbourne across the South Downs. Horse riding available locally. Good rail connections to London from Haywards Heath for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Microwave.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared grounds with furniture and paddock. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 15 yards from parking area.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Littlehampton, nr. Arundel

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC18


    This attractive, detached former stables, adjacent to the owner’s large house, has been carefully converted to provide a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, suitable for couples or families. It is an ‘upside down’ style house, with the living/dining room and kitchen on the first floor, where high ceilings and plenty of windows give a light, airy, and spacious feel, and there are lovely views over fields to the rear and Arundel Castle in the distance. The ground floor comprises of two bedrooms, a family bathroom and large en-suite shower room. There are lovely shared gardens to meander around, extending to nearly 2 acres of lawns, with vegetable patches, seating areas and a small pond.
    This area is a great touring and sightseeing base, it is close to historic Arundel with its castle, cathedral, wild fowl and wetlands, restaurants, pubs, inns, book shops, antique shops and cafes. The South Downs National Park, Chichester cathedral, Goodwood House and Races (Festival of Speed and The Revival), Fontwell horse racing, and the beaches of Littlehampton and Worthing are all close by, while the sandy beach at West Wittering is approximately ½ hours’ drive.
    National Trust homes and gardens such as West Dean, Nymans, Woolbeding, Parham Park, Petworth House and Gardens, Midhurst with polo matches at Cowdray, are all within easy driving distance, as are the cosmopolitan cities of Brighton to the east and Portsmouth to the west. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, (6ft zip and link, can be twin), with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen.

    Gas ’coal-effect’ fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned 2 acre garden with seating areas. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in garden, 150 yards.

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  • Dinsdale

    Rustington, nr. Worthing

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26969


    This comfortable, modern, terraced holiday home is conveniently located in a quiet residential area within 10 minutes’ walk of dog and child friendly beaches, and 2 only minutes’ walk of the village with a wide range of restaurants and shops for everyday needs. Golf courses, family activities, fishing, sailing, watersports, bird watching and cycle routes are available locally. The rolling South Downs National Park is nearby for scenic walks and picturesque villages. NT Homes and entertainment within easy reach include Chichester cathedral, Harbour and Festival Theatre, Glyndebourne, Petworth House, The Weald and Downland Museum. West Dean Gardens, Goodwood for race meets and classic car events, Arundel Castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre. Large coastal towns within easy drives include Worthing, Brighton with the Royal Pavilion, Aquarium, Pier and Lanes and historic Naval Portsmouth.
    Angmering station 5 minutes by bus has a 90 minute train service to London, one hour to Gatwick Airport, as well as services to all coastal towns. A frequent bus service from the village also services all coastal towns between Brighton and Portsmouth.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric hob and double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area. Off road reserved parking. No smoking.

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  • Chessons Farm - Stable Cottage

    Wadhurst, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 11007

    Set in beautiful Sussex countryside in the Bewl Valley. These holiday properties have both been tastefully furnished with a self contained garden, situated on a working farm with views of Bewl Water, countryside meadows and orchards. This quiet, rural base offers country walks alongside Bewl Water, with fishing, sailing, water sports and activities. NT properties, castles and gardens, Royal Tunbridge Wells and coastal towns of Hastings, Rye and Brighton within easy reach from this beautiful rural base. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and chairs. Parking (2 cars). NB: Landscaped pond, 50 yards.

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