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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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  • Serendipity

    Stedham, nr. Midhurst

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29444

    Peacefully located along a quiet residential lane, this delightful character cottage, the end one of a row, offers spacious, comfortable and well-presented holiday accommodation. The living area benefits from high ceilings giving it a light and airy feel and also has a feature woodburner. There is a lawned, well-maintained mature enclosed garden, a sitting-out area and parking is along the lane adjacent to the cottage. Set in a picturesque village near the green, it is only 5 minutes’ drive to Midhurst, which has various restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as Cowdray for polo. The quaint village of Petworth is also nearby with its plentiful antique shops and beautiful stately home, Petworth House with its Capability gardens where live music concerts and outdoor theatre can be enjoyed during the summer months. Goodwood, with its motor and horse racing, Fontwell races, Denmans, Uppark House and Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Parham House, The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and the South Downs are all within easy driving distance, as is Lurgashall with its vineyard. Chichester has its ornate cathedral, tea rooms, extensive shopping, festival theatre and harbour tours, or alternatively Arundel which also has a cathedral, famous castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The Witterings and other beaches are ½ hour’s drive and numerous golf courses within easy reach. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Lookers Cottage

    Downash, near Hailsham

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC465

    Once the home of ‘The Looker’, who kept a watchful eye over Little Downash Farm, this well-presented, detached holiday cottage is now an excellent base for a coarse fishing holiday, with a lake situated within the owner’s 20 acre farmland grounds. It is also perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and there are woodland walks on the doorstep.
    Explore the glorious East Sussex countryside via a 5-mile drive through the lanes, across the unspoilt Pevensey Levels (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and across to Pevensey Bay, a haven for smugglers during the 18th century. The Romans arrived here first, followed later by William Duke of Normandy who turned the Roman fort into Pevensey Castle, whose substantial ruins you can visit today. The inspiring 31-mile 1066 Walk starts at Pevensey Castle through to Herstmonceux - don’t miss the hands-on Science Observatory with over one hundered interactive exhibits and restored telescopes. The walk then continues through Battle and across to the medieval Cinque Port Town of Rye. Why not venture over to Drusillas, where you can be a zoo keeper for the day, or Knockhatch Adventure Park with its ski and snowboard centre. Visit Eastbourne with its excellent sunshine record and International Airshow in August, or Beachy Head and the South Downs National Park which are all within easy driving distance. Leisure pool at Hailsham, 1 mile, riding and golf available on-site. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2:
    With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3:With ¾ double bed (for 1).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric wall panel heaters (electric oil-filled radiator in kitchen), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Small pebbled garden with garden furniture. Shared 20-acre woodland grounds. Carp and roach fishing on-site (£8 a day, licence required). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered well, 4 yards away and gated fishing lakes in grounds.

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  • Whyte Cottage

    Hastings

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 26784

    This comfortable holiday cottage, situated in the grounds of and adjoining the owner’s home, is approx 1½ miles from the beach at Hastings. After exploring Hastings, the Norman Castle and the Shipwreck Museum, relax in the garden with a glass of wine from a local vineyard. Stroll through Hastings Country Park, with ancient woodland, dramatic cliffs and coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single bed, French doors and low beams. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory with French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with French doors, additional single, and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (payable to SNS). Enclosed lawned garden, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Fenced pond in adjacent garden.

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  • Winkenhurst Cottage

    Hellingly

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28986

    Set on the main Royal Tunbridge Wells to Eastbourne Road, opposite Wellshurst Golf Course, this semi-detached holiday cottage has a garden which backs onto fields, ideal for walks, or you can explore the 14-mile Cuckoo Trail from Heathfield to Eastbourne, part of National Cycle Route 21. Visit the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceaux, take a trip on the Bluebell Steam Railway or visit the ’Sunshine Coast’ at Eastbourne. Leisure centres with indoor swimming pools and wave flumes at Uckfield plus ten-pin bowling at Hailsham are ideal places to go in inclement weather and are just a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Snug. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility with toilet. All rooms with oak floors. Stairs to first floor (open to one side): 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin and 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Full gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned rear garden, patio with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 7 steps to rear garden.

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  • Caton - Prideaux

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 3537

    A good base to enjoy this lovely area

    Only 200 yards from Gildredge Park bowling greens and tennis courts, ½ mile from the town centre and railway station, these spacious and elegant holiday apartments with period features in a fine Victorian house are ideal centres from which to enjoy all aspects of a really varied holiday. McSweeney (ref 3536) and Prideaux (ref 3537) have a feature marble fireplace. Eastbourne is a fine town with a Victorian pier and excellent theatres hosting national productions both musical and dramatic at the Devonshire Park and Congress Theatres. Easily reached by road via M25 and A22 and is 1½ hours by train from London. There is also an International Tennis Tournament at Devonshire Park and County Cricket at the Saffrons Sports ground, all of these venues are within walking distance of the property. The Bluebell Steam Railway and Filching Manor Motor Museum are a short drive and the South Downs are close by for walking enthusiasts.
    Eastbourne now has a Marina and harbour village and there is also a fine swimming and leisure pool. Two excellent golf courses are within 1 mile, with horse riding 10 minutes drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing are available from the beach. Day trips to France operate from Newhaven 12 miles away. Shops and pub a short walk.

    All on second floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Daisy Tatham Cottage

    Rye

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24735

    A thoughtfully restored Grade II listed terrace cottage built around 1830 and retaining many original features. An ideal holiday location situated just a minutes walk from the high street with its medieval castle and museum. Rye is famously one of the Cinque Ports and sits on a hill on the River Rother looking out across the Romney Marshes to the nearby coast. Excellent canal, coastal walks and cycle rides. Sandy beach and dunes at Camber and the pebble beach and nature reserve at Winchelsea are both close by. Zoos, steam railways and pretty market towns including Tenterden and Cranbrook are within easy reach. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet. Open sided stairs to first floor: Second living room with sofa bed. 1 double bedroom. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Sea Mews

    Littlehampton, nr. Worthing

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 30651


    Within a 4-minute walk from the beach, this delightful three storey mews house is an ideal holiday base for families or couples looking for a seaside escape. This light and airy house is only 200 yards from tennis courts, bowling green and mini-golf, whilst water sports and golf courses are also in the area. The nearby South Downs National Park, and sea/harbour walks offer exquisite views and opportunities to explore. There are plenty of attractions locally, including National Trust homes, the cathedral city of Chichester, Goodwood House and racecourse, Fontwell racecourse and Arundel with its historic castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Historic naval Portsmouth offers the Spinnaker Tower, ships, waterside dining, great shopping and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight. Within half an hour’s drive is Brighton, known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres, extensive shopping, marina, Sea Life Centre, pier and The Lanes. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living/dining room. Kitchen. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Swan Cottage

    Emsworth

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: DDDJ


    This delightful end-of-row period holiday property, formerly a traditional lifeguard’s cottage, stands peacefully in an enviable location overlooking the serene mill pond. Emsworth, just a 2-minute walk, is an historic home town nestled at the top of the western inlet of Chichester Harbour, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It remains a fishing port, although yachts and other pleasure craft now outnumber the traditional fishing boats. This charming town is a haven for nature lovers, sailors, artists and walkers, and Swan Cottage, which was built in the 1890s, overlooks one of two tidal millponds. Historically, Emsworth is connected with oyster fishing, flour milling and boat building. Its charming streets are lined with a variety of traditional architecture with a rich selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Farmers and local producers regularly set up their market stalls near the town square. The focal point is the spectacular harbour view with quayside walks, or longer walks along the Solent Way, and a jetty for boat trips or crabbing in the summer. Within easy reach are Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, extensive shopping, historic ships and ferry trips to the Isle of Wight, and Chichester with cathedral, Fontwell and Goodwood races. Seaside 500 yards. Shops, pubs and restaurants 250 yards.

    Living room with open fire and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Dining room/kitchen with natural stone floors. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Double bedroom.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Mill pond opposite, 10 yards

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  • The Lock Cottage

    Iden, Rye

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: PHHV

    Situated on the Royal Military Canal and beside Iden Lock, The Lock Cottage dates back to the Napoleonic era, when it was used as officers’ quarters. The lock itself was completed in 1808 whilst this detached, single-storey holiday cottage was built in 1824. Iden Lock is no longer a working lock; the last barge passed through it in 1909, the receipt for which was signed by Spencer Catt who had been the lock keeper since 1890. He was the great great great grandfather of The Lock Cottage’s current owner. Guests can paddle their canoe from Iden Lock to West Hythe or hire rowing boats at Hythe. Fishing and walking available. Camber Sands 5 miles. Rye, Appledore and shops 3 miles.

    Living room with oak floor. Dining room with open fire. Kitchen with butler sink and tiled floor. Two double bedrooms, one with wood-burning stove, one with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Step up to bathroom with shower over corner bath, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD and small library
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned area with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lock 10 yards

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  • The Roof Garden

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29074

    Beach 150 yards

    This unique holiday apartment is so named because of its superb roof terrace on the 4th floor of the building, which offers views of the pier and out to sea in one direction, and across the town to the South Downs in the other. If the weather is inclement the views can still be enjoyed from the conservatory. Situated in the middle of town with easy access to wine bars, pubs and restaurants, the apartment is only a short walk from Eastbourne station providing links to London. The accommodation is on the third floor and views of the pier can also be enjoyed from the kitchen window! Ideally placed for a visit to Airbourne, Eastbourne’s international Airshow. You can enjoy the fireworks in the summer on a Wednesday evening or simply fish off the end of the pier for mackerel. Bexhill, Hastings and Brighton are all accessible by car, bus or train. Beach 150 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Third floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 2 kingsize bedrooms, one with single bed above. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Fourth floor: Conservatory.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Roof terrace with furniture. Barbecue. On road parking (1 car, permit supplied). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Lavender Cottage

    Iden

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: PGU


    Set deep in the ‘Garden of England’, this charming 17th-century cottage, with its own enclosed gardens, provides cosy accommodation within the small, quiet village of Iden with its shop and pub. Ideally placed for exploring with Battle and 1066 country a short drive away, with a wealth of historical sites, castles and stately homes. The area also features an array of gardens, orchards, vineyards, abundant parks and nature reserves. The ancient Cinque port of Rye, 2 miles, home to the 12th-century Ypres Tower, a heritage centre and numerous shops and pubs. Tenterden, 8 miles, has many antique shops and restaurants, while the golden beaches of Camber Sands are 5 miles distant. The Channel Tunnel for trips to France is a 45-minute drive. Shops 1/3 mile.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Kitchen/dining room with terracotta-tiled floor. Bathroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms each with 5ft bed, one with beams, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Two TVs
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone – incoming and emergency only
    • Enclosed gardens with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Thalassa

    Pagham, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W41730

    Sea views

    Panoramic sea views


    Superbly located with access onto the unspoilt beach at Pagham, this light and airy, unusual and interesting, single storey holiday property, formerly 2 railway carriages, is accessed by steps or ramp. Located on one of the sunniest coastlines in the UK it offers superb panoramic sea views through the large windows, and has light and spacious living areas with piano and carriage doors to the bedrooms.

    Well placed for discovering the area, the property is near Pagham Nature Reserve, a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. About 10 miles away, Chichester boasts a beautiful cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, a number of leisure facilities, and horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell. Arundel is also nearby, a town that’s famous for its castles, book and antique shops, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Wildlife Centre Arundel, and Pulborough Brooks RSPB. Besides Pagham, there are various popular beaches in the area, such as at West Wittering, Worthing and Bognor.

    The South Downs National Park is renowned for its network of scenic walks, and also just a short drive away is the cosmopolitan city of Brighton to the east, Portsmouth to the west, and ferry trips can be taken to the Isle of Wight. National Trust-owned etstates in the area include Goodwood House, Parham Park, The Royal Pavilion, Petworth House, Stanstead Park and East Dean. Outdoor pursuits include various water sports, horse and bike riding, various water sports, and golf. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Six steps to entrance (with ramp). All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Internet connection. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea opposite.

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