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Sussex

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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  • Spithandle Nursery Barn - The Old Carthouse

    Steyning

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PNNB

    Enjoying a rural location in the lovely Sussex countryside, these two beautifully refurbished, detached single-storey barn conversions are located close to the South Downs and only 15 minutes’ drive to the beach. Within easy reach are beaches at Worthing and Brighton, historic Arundel with stunning castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Chichester with its cathedral and Goodwood/Fontwell races. Plenty of NT homes and gardens to visit. Shop 1 mile, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and tiled floors. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas and full gas central heating included
    • Enclosed decked area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared freezer (in external utility)
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • The Granary

    Penhurst, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29197

    This Grade II listed first floor holiday apartment is located in the hamlet of Penhurst, with access to beautiful walks across the Penhurst Estate. It is adjacent to the village church and a stone’s throw away from the duck pond. The church is beautifully decorated over the festive period, making this property an ideal location for the Christmas or New Year break. Just 4 miles from historic Battle, visit the famous abbey and battle site. Stroll along the sandy beaches at Camber, buy freshly caught fish from Hastings, or take at dip at Cooden Beach, near Bexhill. National Trust sites are abundant, including Rudyard Kipling’s home at Burwash. The towns of Heathfield and Bexhill are 7 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    External, open-tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin . Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Beams (some low) and oak floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi (dongle). Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Jolly Fisherman Cottage

    Sidlesham, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29907


    This barn conversion boasts many character features, including slate floors on the ground floor, beamed vaulted ceilings and part stone walls in the bedrooms, both of which have en-suite shower rooms. The pretty courtyard garden overlooks extensive open fields to the rear of the property. An ideal holiday retreat for couples or families, it is attached to the owner’s home and is situated along the road which leads from Chichester to Selsey beach, both a 10-minute drive. Pagham Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatching, and Chichester Harbour, which offers boat trips around the coastline/harbour are also close by. A short drive away is historic Chichester, with its ornate cathedral, Festival Theatre, pedestrianised cobbled lanes, shopping, a leisure complex, tea rooms and many pubs/restaurants. Slightly further afield is Goodwood, famous for motor and horse racing. Fontwell Races, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and the sailing village of Bosham are also within easy reach. Discover the South Downs National Park, or enjoy golf, horse riding, cycling, fishing and sailing. Also within easy driving distance are historic Arundel castle and naval Portsmouth, with Spinnaker Tower, day trips to the Isle of Wight, shopping outlets and maritime history. The New Forest is slightly further, but within easy driving distance. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Second living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Broad Oak, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43924


    The glorious East Sussex countryside beckons; pack that novel that you have been meaning to read and head for some relaxation, or slip on those walking boots and discover the beautiful Rother Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From this detached holiday cottage, you can enjoy a stylish, contemporary interior, stretch out in front of the woodburner, or soak up the sunshine whilst gazing across the valley from the decked terrace. The garden to the side of The Old Workshop sweeps down to a vineyard. It is ideally placed for exploring the South Downs National Park and glorious cliff-top pathways. The Cuckoo Trail is a well-known local cycle route, plus golf and fishing can be arranged locally. Bewl Water, 8 miles, is an excellent base for water sports, and 2 miles beyond that, is Royal Tunbridge Wells. Visit National Trust properties including Batemans, the gardens at Sheffield Park and take a ride on the Bluebell Railway. Beaches at Pevensey and Eastbourne are half an hour away. Stonegate Station, 4 miles, provides good access to London. Shop/PO, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 34" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3G dongle. Lawned garden. Decked terrace with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Mount Pleasant Barn

    Chalvington, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30520


    Nestling on the edge of the South Downs on a rural 100-acre working sheep and grass farm, this detached, holiday barn conversion offers character features throughout and makes an ideal base from which to explore the area, with the South Downs National Park within easy reach. There are direct footpaths through the farm for walking and cycling. Mount Pleasant Barn is situated on the Vanguard Way, part of a 66 mile walk, with the stretch from Chalvington to Newhaven offering views of the Litlington White Horse carved on the chalk hillside, the Cuckmere River and breathtaking views of the iconic Seven Sisters on the Sussex coast. Visit Charleston Farmhouse, associated with The Bloomsbury Group and was also the country home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Other sights of interest include The Monks House at Rodmell, home to Virginia Woolf (National Trust) and Berwick Church, which is Grade I listed and contains original murals and paintings by The Bloomsbury Group. Discover Middle Farm which promotes the excellence of British farming and offers a range of family activities or Blackberry Farm where riding lessons are also offered. Visit Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford and Ashdown Forest, all within a short drive. For transport links, Berwick Station is a 10-minute drive and provides good access to London and the Gatwick Express, there are also trains to Eastbourne and Brighton. Lewes is also nearby and is a popular tourist town linked with London. Bike hire and canoe hire for exploring the River Cuckmere are available locally. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft zip and link) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Darwin Cottage

    Jevington

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E4509

    This charming Grade II listed flint barn conversion is ideally located 7 miles from Eastbourne’s traditional seaside attractions – perfect for enjoying the myriad delights of the South Coast. Set on the edge of an attractive courtyard, it sits in the grounds of the owners’ home only 100 yards from a village inn serving food. Wonderful walking on the South Downs Way is almost on the doorstep and Herstmonceux and Pevensey Castles, Firle Place, the Bluebell Railway, Drusilla’s Zoo Park, Michelham Priory, Glyndebourne and Brighton’s lively entertainments are among the many attractions within easy reach. Shops 2.25 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Mariners Quay

    Brighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 13910

    Overlooking the quay

    Overlooking the Quay heading and Marina, where luxurious yachts and cruisers are moored, this penthouse holiday apartment is furnished to a good standard. Step outside and stroll through this picturesque nautical setting, take a boat trip round the harbour, visit the Sea Life Centre, shop in the numerous boutiques in the Lanes, have a quiet drink on the waterside or dine at one of the many restaurants. Excellent walks along the promenade path to Hove, and golf close by.
    Lively Brighton, 1½ miles, has a host of attractions suitable for all the family, including the elegant Royal Pavilion and museum. Meander through the town - there is entertainment stretching along the beach as well as many water sports. Newhaven is also nearby, offering regular ferry trips to Dieppe.
    A short drive away is Arundel, which has the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre, a beautiful cathedral and a castle. There are many NT homes and gardens to visit, all within easy reach, or if you prefer, there are scenic walks along the South Downs.Shop 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Lift or stairs to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Balcony and seating. Parking (1 car).

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  • The Old Dairy

    Tillington, Petworth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PHHT

    This attractive, single-storey, converted barn is one of four, adjacent to the owner’s home, located within 130 acres of working arable farm. Local walks nearby. Completely refurbished to a very high standard, it makes an ideal holiday retreat, situated just back from the road midway between the charming historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth (3 miles). Petworth House and Gardens are worth a visit, with many concerts held there throughout the year. Cowdray is close by, famous for polo, while further afield are Goodwood, for horse and motor racing, and Chichester with its cathedral, festival theatre and harbour tours. Scenic walks along the South Downs, NT homes and gardens, and beaches at Worthing or The Witterings are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Two steps to double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Fishers Farm Holiday Cottages - Daisy

    Wisborough Green, nr. Billingshurst

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43683


    Formerly a milking parlour for the farm, these well-presented barn conversions (refs W43682 and W43683) are located on the owners’ farm, along the lane leading to the popular Fishers Adventure Farm Park. The entrance is just 100 yards away and there is free entry for all guests. Having been tastefully and comfortably furnished, Daisy and Buttercup provide an ideal base for couples or small families from which to explore this popular part of Sussex. This ideal spot is a haven for families, as Fishers Adventure Farm Park has year-round activities for all age groups. Enjoy Animal Encounters with its farming museum, tractor rides, barrel rides, livestock racing, pet shop, animal shows/feeding, pony grooming, miniature train rides, ghost tunnel, indoor soft play area, outdoor play area, bumper boats, enchanted woods, zip wires, climbing wall and adventure golf. There is also a cafe, restaurant and bar, all open till 5pm. For evening drinks and meals, there is a pub/restaurant serving fine fayre about 300 yards from the properties.
    Wisborough Green is just 1 mile away; this charming village has a 12th-century church built on a man-made hill, two traditional village pubs serving food, and a convenience store/post office, as well as many events which run throughout the year. Cricket is also played throughout the summer months on the green. Discover local walks and scenic rambles along the North and South Downs National Parks. Also nearby are historic Petworth House and Gardens, with many festivals and concerts, polo at Cowdray, Midhurst, Guildford, Goodwood Circuit, Chichester with its theatre and beautiful cathedral, and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Worthing or West Wittering beach can be reached in just over 30 minutes. Other places to visit include Lurgashall Winery, Winkworth Arboretum, Uppark House and Gardens, Amberley Museum, Denmans Garden and the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Brighton. Gatwick and Heathrow airports are also within easy driving distance. Golf is available locally and bird watching can be found at RSPB Pulborough or Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Arundel. Should guests need more parking, there is unlimited parking at the farm. Beach 20 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway), 1 twin.

    Couples and family bookings only.

    Both properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two TVs (one Smart). iPod dock. Electric cooker. External utility with shared washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Rottingdean, nr. Brighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43518


    Offering an ideal retreat for couples or small families, Garden Cottage is a comfortable period cottage, standing one of a pair next to Rose Cottage (ref 27231), which can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. This holiday property is peacefully tucked away with its own enclosed garden, yet conveniently placed, being only a 5-minute walk from the beach, and a 2-minute walk from various shops, tea rooms, eateries, inns and church. The charming village of Rottingdean is steeped in history and has a green, a pretty church and duck pond. Only a 10-minute drive or bus ride to Brighton Marina and the cosmopolitan city centre, with numerous bars, live music, eateries, theatres, art galleries and antique shops. Enjoy shopping along The Lanes, saunter along the pier, visit the Royal Pavilion or the racecourse. There are various NT homes and gardens to discover including Nymans, Leonardslee and Wakehurst Place, as well as vineyards, ferry trips to Dieppe from nearby Newhaven and the historic Arundel Castle. The glorious South Downs has excellent walks and cycle routes, or visit Devils Dyke, Cissbury Ring and Borde Hill. Opera at Glyndebourne is a short drive, as are races at Brighton, Hickstead, Plumpton, Sheffield Park and South of England Showground. The Bluebell Steam Railway is also worth a ride! Beach 800 yards. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Shower room with toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 small car). No smoking.

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  • The Base

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC283


    Aptly named, just yards from the beach, this cosy lower ground floor apartment makes an excellent ’base’ for exploring the Sussex coast. Benefiting from its own private gated access to an attractive enclosed suntrap courtyard, which is completely protected from the sea breezes making it ideal for alfresco dining. St-Leonards-on-Sea once an old fashioned fishing village, became the centre of a tourist boom in the 19th century when James Burton, father of Decimus, the famous architect and garden designer, decided to build a mini Brighton. Building elegant regency villas and little terraces. Stroll along the mile long promenade or hire bikes and use the cycle track. St Leonards-on-Sea now has a distinctive vintage feel and the interesting shops are well worth a browse. Head towards Hastings and the old town where you can see Victorian and medieval houses jostle side by side. The TV series ’Foyles War’ was filmed in Hastings. Visit the castle ruins perched high up on the hill and discover Hastings infamous smuggling past. In the other direction is Bexhill-on-Sea, the birthplace of British motor racing and the Grade I listed De La Warr Pavilion, a national centre for contemporary arts. Inland, don’t miss Battle and visit the site where the course of English history was changed forever, and good rail links to London provide additional sightseeing opportunities. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    12 steps to the entrance:
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking; public car park 250 yards. No smoking. Please note: The sea front is 150 yards away.

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  • The Salterns - Number 3

    Chichester Marina

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC551

    In a stunning location overlooking the boats, yachts and calm sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these contemporary holiday apartments offer a sumptuous relaxing retreat for couples or small families. Beautifully designed, these stylish apartments have been carefully coordinated and boast excellent quality furnishings. They offer a light and airy, spacious retreat for the discerning guest. Pontoon hire is available by arrangement for those with a boat to moor in the award-winning marina, set in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside.

    Discover the myriad of quaint anchorages and villages dotted along The Salterns Way, or follow the canal path to historic Chichester close by. Excellent scenic walking can be enjoyed in the South Downs National Park, where many birds and other wildlife can be spotted. After sitting out and enjoying the relaxing view, why not head over to the popular on-site bistro, or enjoy a boat tour around the harbour? There is also an on-site shop for your convenience. There are many places to visit nearby, including the popular golden stretch of sandy beach at West Wittering, less than a 10-minute drive, or Chichester in the opposite direction, with its ornate cathedral, Festival Theatre, leisure facilities and racecourses at Goodwood and Fontwell. Chichester also has an 18-hole golf course, as well as footgolf and pitch and putt.

    For further sightseeing opportunities, the nearby train station offers services to London, which can be reached in approximately 1½ hours. Slightly further afield are Petworth House, Parham House, Goodwood House, Arundel Castle, West Dean Gardens, Uppark House, Denmans Garden and Stansted Park. Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World makes for a fantastic family day out, as well as the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, ‘Explosion’ Museum of Naval Firepower, HMS Rose and HMS Victory at Southampton and Portsmouth, both renowned for their large shopping outlets and plenty of entertainment. From here, ferry trips are available to the Isle of Wight. Beach 5 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, iPad, Sonos speaker and French doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Patio area with garden furniture. Bike store. Please note: There are steps on the patio.

    All properties: Electric central heating (underfloor in bathrooms and shower rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Pontoon available on request. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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