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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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  • The Courtyard

    Barnham

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PKKQ

    These delightful holiday properties are situated within an arable working farm, with horse stables, riding and livery, which are all available to guests by prior arrangement. Surrounded by miles of open countryside, fields and scenic walks along a historic disused canal, it is abundant in wildlife, including many birds, as well as rabbits, hares and deer.
    Paddock Barn and The Courtyard are attached, and have been designed with a similar layout, including open plan living rooms and kitchen/dining rooms with natural slate floors, wood-burning stoves and spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups, to sleep a maximum of 16 guests in total.
    Barnham Court Farm is located just 4 miles from the nearest quiet beach at Climping, whilst the unspoilt beach at West Wittering is only about 20 minutes’ drive away. Chichester is only 6 miles away, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Other amenities include a leisure centre with indoor pool, a cinema complex, the popular Festival Theatre which has year-round productions, and famous Goodwood Races for horse or motor racing; Fontwell racecourse is also only about 3 miles away.
    Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and historic Arundel with castle cathedral, various book and art shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – ideal for bird-watchers. Slightly further afield is Brighton, perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment along the promenade and pier.
    The South Downs National Park is less than 3 miles away with wonderful opportunities for walking and riding, with many footpaths. Horse riding can be available by prior arrangement from the riding school in the farmyard, and livery can also be arranged. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Freeview TV
    • DVD/CD
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair by arrangement
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared arable farmland
    • Horse livery by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond and drops in grounds

    Note: Paddock Barn P45 and The Courtyard PKKQ, can be booked together to sleep up to 16 people.

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  • Applewood Lodge

    St Leonards-on-Sea, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 30498


    Perched on the edge of the seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea and adjoining Hastings, Applewood Lodge was originally built in the 1920s and now offers an imposing holiday villa, with plenty of space, and an enclosed garden complete with terrace and fishpond. It lies 1½ miles from the pebbly beach offering sandy strolls at low tide, and is a great opportunity for exploring the rock pools. Situated in the heart of ’1066 country’, visit Battle Abbey and see the atmospheric ruins where visitors can walk in the footsteps of William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold. Experience the famous battlefield where the course of English history was forever changed with audio tours and interactive exhibits. The town of Battle also has some interesting galleries, tea shops and antique shops. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings, is not only the home to the first castle that William the Conqueror built, but also hosts many festivals and events including classic car and motor rallies, ’Jack in the Green’ in May, the Hastings Seafood and Wine festival and bonfire night processions. Here guests can also visit the Whispering Dungeons, the once magnificent Eastern Gateway or see one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide, where more can be discovered at the Shipwreck Heritage Centre. There is also a preserved Old Town, and where a strong arts community thrives, such as the Jerwood Art Gallery housing 20th and 21st century British art. Relive the dangers that faced the Hastings smugglers and tour the labyrinth of tunnels at St Clements Caves. Further afield and within a short drive is Rye, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Camber Sands. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    One step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with step down to breakfast room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with step up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steep drive to property. Open tread stairs to terrace. Netted pond in garden.

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  • The Tides - Hi-Tide

    Elmer, Middleton-on-Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 23037

    Situated less than 200 metres from the beach, these houses lie along a village road, close to Elmer Village and within half a mile along the beach of an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet, even during the busiest summer periods and are ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and walking. For people who would like more entertainment, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton are close by and provide various themed attractions. Elmer is in an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton to the east, to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its ancient cathedral and Festival Theatre, quaint Arundel with its castle and antique shops, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs close by. Both Hi-Tide (ref 23037 and painted yellow), and Lo-Tide (ref 23038 and painted blue), have been architect designed to give a beachy, open plan atmosphere. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decking area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Old Barn

    Hartfield

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    3
    Ref: PLLH

    This detached, beamed Elizabethan miller’s barn with great rustic character built c.1500 is set in the the owner’s grounds of Bolebroke Water Mill, a mile north of Hartfield and Winnie the Pooh country. Nestling beside a calm mill pond and bordered by woodland, pastures and streams, this Grade II listed barn offers high standard holiday accommodation and has been used as the setting for the film Carrington. Farm shop 400 yards. Hever Castle 4 miles. Shop and pubs, 1 mile.

    Beamed throughout. Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two steps up to double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, dressing area, day bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom (low doorway) with over-bath shower and toilet. Juliet balcony to double bedroom with four-poster bed, day bed (for +1) and step to en-suite bathroom (low doorway) with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned garden (some areas shared with owner) with terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Shared grounds
    • No smoking
    • NB: Mill pond in grounds bordered by mill stream and deep drops in owner’s grounds (children must be accompanied at all times)
      Note: This property accommodates a maximum of 6 guests, including an infant.

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  • Caton - Le Brun

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5087

    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 first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with addtional single, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

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

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  • Pipewell Cottage

    Winchelsea

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24664

    Shared swimming pool (May-Sept)

    A period weather boarded cottage offering far reaching views across the marshes to the Citadel at Rye and shared use of the owners above ground swimming pool. Situated snug in its hilltop setting amongst tile-hung cottages and award winning tea shops. Seven centuries ago, the new town was founded by Edward I to take the place of an older town of the same name which had been lost to the sea in a series of storms and now lies beneath the waters of Rye Bay. It became a bustling cinque port town and the centre of the wine trade with France with a smuggling history and hidden wine cellars beneath the broad streets, and it is the smallest town in the country to have its own mayor. Visit the museum and the 13th century church. Home to the writers Thackeray and Conrad, the actress Ellen Terry, and Millais was inspired to paint his famous portrait ’The Blind Girl’ with Winchelsea in the background. Winchelsea is situated where the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets Romney Marsh. There is an unspoilt shingle beach within a mile – take your shrimping net and binoculars to observe the many birds that frequent the area at low tide or explore the sands and rolling dunes at Camber, 7 miles. Rye, Hastings and Battle are all a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs (open to one side) to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£25per week November-March, £12per short break). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility room). Small enclosed tiered garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Shared swimming pool (24 x 12ft; depth 4ft) available May-September. 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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  • Rocksfarm Cottage

    Penhurst, nr. Battle

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: PQQV

    Situated in an AONB in the Sussex High Weald, this detached holiday cottage enjoys lake views and is accessed via a track. Set within the owners’ grounds with wildlife, it also has footpaths on the doorstep. Visit Battle Abbey and 1066 battlefield site, Bodiam Castle and Herstmonceux. Beaches at Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Step up to open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Open-tread stairs (open at one side) to galleried twin bedroom with low, sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared use of owner’s washing machine (in outbuilding)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Shared play area
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge (to be kept on lead)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake and pond in owner’s grounds

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  • Old Westgate

    Pagham, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W41118

    300 yds from beach

    This detached house is located in an enviable setting, within an exclusive private gated development of homes, and only 300 yards from the beach. Offering well furnished light and spacious accommodation with an attractive garden, it is an ideal holiday retreat for families or couples. The area has plenty of family entertainment suitable for all age groups, including Bognor Regis, Arundel Castle, Chichester which has a beautiful cathedral, pedestrianised shopping, theatre, indoor leisure/pool complex, harbour tours and Goodwood/Fontwell racecourses. There are scenic walking routes close by, Pagham Nature Reserve, Wildfowl Trust for birdwatching, and the glorious rolling South Downs, all within easy reach. Plenty of NT houses and gardens are easy driving distance, such as The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Glyndebourne, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio door. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 double bedroom (zip and link) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Beach Croft

    Elmer, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W42793

    Only 50 yards from the quiet unspoilt beach, peacefully located along a private gated residential lane, this delightful homely single-storey holiday property has been furnished to a very good standard with oak floors in the bedrooms and offers ideal family accommodation. The large open plan dining room/kitchen has a seating area, in addition to comfortable seating in the main living room and sun room. The large enclosed garden is a particular feature, with many flowers, shrubs and borders, and a summer house stands at one end. The pebble and sandy beach is accessed from the end of the lane only a minute’s walk. Within easy reach are Bognor Regis, Brighton, Worthing, Arundel, antique shops, and Wild Fowl and Wetlands Bird Trust, Chichester, Festival Theatre and Goodwood, West Wittering and The South Downs. Visit Portsmouth with its ships, Spinnaker Tower, shopping and day trips to the Isle of Wight. For the outdoor enthusiast scenic walks, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, cycle routes, riding and golf are available locally. NT homes and gardens include The Royal Pavilion, Petworth House, West Dean Gardens, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Within a minute’s walk are a pub, curry house, shop and post office.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with wooden floor and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and bidet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, summer house and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Riggers Cottage

    Bosham

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 18658

    This comfortable and tastefully furnished town house is situated on the tidal waterfront in the quaint picturesque sailing village of Bosham, just 250 yards from the harbourside tea rooms, medieval church, pub/restaurant and craft centre. The living room, located on the first floor, and master bedroom on the top floor, enjoy extensive views of Chichester harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and haven for bird life. Sandy beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are about a 20 minute drive. Many activities can be discovered locally, including golf, riding, boat trips and scenic walks along the waters edge or in the nearby South Downs, also ideal for cycling. Nearby, the elegant cathedral town of Chichester, 10 minutes drive, has a Roman villa, popular theatre, cinema complex, leisure centre with indoor pool, and a host of restaurants, inns and shops. Goodwood, with its historic house, famous race course and motor racing events is also nearby, as is the open air Weald and Downland Museum. Historic Arundel is within easy reach, with a castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Park. Alternatively, Portsmouth is a 25 minute drive, with shopping centre, a Naval dockyard and regular ferry service to the Isle of Wight. Further afield, Southampton, the New Forest and Brighton are all within an hour’s drive. A fantastic holiday destination. Shops 1 mile, two pubs and restaurant within 10 minutes walk.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard at rear. Front garden with decking and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea within 50 yards of property, access on foot only for a short period at high tide - tide tables are provided.

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  • Horseshoes Farm House

    Buxted

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3977

    Set in its own large garden, and with an original bread oven in the kitchen, this delightful, 16th century beamed, spacious and very comfortable farmhouse sits 100 yards from a village shop and pubs. With lovely walking, horse riding and golf in the Ashdown Forest nearby, it is an easy drive to Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Battle Abbey, Bewel Water for bird watching, fishing and cruises, and the coast. London is 40 minutes by train (station 4 minutes’ walk). Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating £45per week 22nd October-21st April, £20per week 22nd April-21st October. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Couples and family bookings only.

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