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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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  • Stelling

    Emsworth

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3935

    Only 5 minutes’ walk from Emsworth Marina and harbour, this very comfortable cottage is sure to appeal to sailing enthusiasts, artists, nature lovers and walkers alike. One of a pair, it is set in a quiet cul de sac and lies close to pubs and shops in Emsworth, a pretty village located at the top of Chichester Harbour, 8 miles from the cathedral and Festival Theatre. Lovely sandy beaches at The Witterings, 9 miles. Shops and pubs 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

    Gas living flame fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with decked area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Covered pond in garden.

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  • Lower Dairy Barn

    Climping, Littlehampton

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PQQH

    This spacious eco-friendly holiday barn conversion with superb uninterrupted views over fields to the sea beyond, lies along an unmade lane, with public footpaths meandering through fields or woodland, leading to a SSSI area, sand dunes and unspoilt beach. Arundel Castle, Goodwood, Worthing, Brighton and Chichester are within easy reach. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Well-equipped beamed kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Four steps (or level access) to spacious games room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (can be 6ft double) with additional Z-bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Ground source underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Blu-ray
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • W-fi
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with badminton and table tennis
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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  • Ox Lodge Barn

    Battle

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PQQW


    Ox Lodge Barn is a single storey holiday property situated in the High Weald of East Sussex. The property is well thought out, with the bedrooms at either end of the property, with the living areas in between, giving complete privacy to guests. The spacious yard may be shut off to contain dogs or children. Excellent walks, a vista of stunning views and carp fishing by arrangement with the Estate are available. Bird watching can also be arranged with a local expert. Local attractions include ‘Batemans’, Rudyard Kipling’s home and Sarah Raven’s cutting garden. The historic town of Rye is 30 minutes, Battle, 10 minutes, Tunbridge Wells, 30 minutes and Brighton, 45 minutes. Robertsbridge station is 5 minutes away with a journey time to London Charing Cross of 1 hour 10 minutes. Shop and pub 2½ miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, additional Z-bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with 5ft four poster bed with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beams throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Gravelled courtyard with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge, must be well behaved, working sheep farm
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

    Note: Ox Lodge Barn (PQQW) and Coblye Barn (PJJR), situated 1 mile apart, can be booked together to sleep up to 6+1 people. Ideally suited to someone with walking difficulties

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  • Bay House

    Hastings

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: PPPX

    Commanding rooftop views of the one time smuggling town of Hastings, and far reaching views out to sea, this character holiday home, one of a row, is located on a very quiet street with houses on only one side. Visit Hastings Castle, Blue Reef Underwater World, St Clements Caves or explore the old town with its art galleries, quirky restaurants and shops within 5-10 minutes’ walk. For BMX and skate boarders visit the state of the art underground park in the one time home of the Victorian swimming baths complex located beneath Hastings’ prom. Camber Sands and the medieval Cinque Port town of Rye are a short drive, and there are local beaches at Hastings and St Leonards. There are also good rail connections to London. Shop 500 yards, pub 300 yards.

    Seven steps to entrance. Living/dining room, open fire, sea view, wooden floor and French door to terrace. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with sea views. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom with sea views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small courtyard with barbecue
    • Rear terrace with furniture
    • On road parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two flights of steps to terraced sitting-out area

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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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  • Garden Cottage

    Hastings

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC238


    Situated just 500 yards from the beach and within the heart of the Old Town in Hastings, this delightful, Grade II listed, detached period cottage is set over three levels and boasts a cosy woodburner and sea glimpses from the first floor bedrooms. Cafés, restaurants, pubs and an award-winning bakery are all just a stone’s throw away. Browse the old high street in search of that unusual antique or one-off vintage suit or dress. If the past fascinates you, then take a step back in time when smugglers landed their contraband under cover of darkness, and no doubt stored some of it in the infamous St. Clements Caves deep in the West Hill, where the story of smuggling along the South Coast is revealed. Stroll around the ruins of the first Norman castle built in England, or for fans of the TV drama ’Foyles War’, a 3-minute walk takes you to the steps of Foyles House. Watch the fishermen land their catch from the biggest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe, marvel at the iconic net huts and taste the fresh fish and chips. The medieval town of Rye, historic Battle, numerous gardens including Sissinghurst, National Trust properties, Batemans award-winning vineyards and the golden sands at Camber are all just a short drive away. For further sightseeing opportunities, there are good train connections to London. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    4 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Snug with sofa bed (for child under 12 years). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to lower ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two 26" Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Small garden with terrace and furniture. Permit parking included. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Glade

    Ferring, Worthing

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 19921

    Ideally located only 200 yards from the beach (sandy at low tide), this light, airy, detached bungalow, set down a quiet cul-de-sac, offers stylish holiday accommodation. The village has all facilities, a short drive away are seaside resorts of Worthing or Brighton, the cathedral city of Chichester with Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, Arundel castle and plenty of National Trust homes and other attractions. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room with French doors/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Railway Cottage

    St Leonards-on-Sea, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41892

    Close to the beach

    Accessed via a small slope and situated within 500 yards from the beach, this terraced holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the East Sussex Coast or the beautiful countryside inland. There is a field just 2 minutes from the property, ideal for football and games, also a nature reserve and children’s play area. Whilst exploring Hastings, visit the pier, Clambers indoor play centre, the Lifeboat Station, explore the Labyrinth of tunnels at the Smugglers Adventure, see the fish beneath the wave at Underwater World and explore the remains of Hastings Castle. Battle, Rye, Eastbourne and Pevensey Bay are all within a car ride. Rail connections to London are also close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with single bunk above.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Evergreen

    Crowhurst, nr. Battle

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43561


    At the heart of the stunning and historical 1066 country, nestling down a private lane on the edge of the owner’s campsite set in 14 acres of beautiful countryside, is Evergreen. This detached holiday property has its own small, private garden and parking. Take advantage of the various nature trails from the doorstep within this quaint and secluded valley, and spot badgers, deer, woodpeckers, owls, bats and buzzards. In spring, the woods become a carpet of bluebells, and there are also orchids to enjoy. A well-stocked, coarse fishing lake containing carp and roach is on site and can be used free of charge (licence required), plus there is also a children’s play area and a small shop. Horse riding nearby. Crowhurst is a 10-minute walk where there is a stunning RSPB reserve. Visit Battle Abbey and famous battle site of 1066, the beach at Hastings, 5 miles, with its iconic black fishing net huts, or the famous, golden sand dunes at Camber, 19 miles. Explore castles at Bodiam, Pevensey and Herstmonceus, which also has a hands-on science centre and observatory. A train station is nearby offering links to Hastings and London. Shop 150 yards, pub 1 mile and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. MP3 connection. Gas cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer at cost. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi on site. Small, enclosed, lawned garden. Barbecue. Shared 14-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site (foc, licence required). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds.

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  • Scrag Oak Oast

    Wadhurst

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PUUD


    This stunning Grade ll listed oast is unique to the Kent and Sussex countryside, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This delightful holiday property offers a plethora of beams and an abundance of character, with glorious views across the rolling countryside, particularly from the first floor living space. Originally used to dry hops grown locally, which were then sent to the brewer’s to be used for flavouring beers. Sadly, the twin roundels and the cowl at the top of the kiln has long since disappeared, but the main part of the barn, which was used for the actual storing of hops prior to drying, still has an oak winch in the living area as a reminder of its working past. Situated adjacent to the owner’s 16th-century house built by a Wealden ironmaster, on a delightful, rural, single track lane, guests can access the orchard, tennis court and owner’s paddocks which slope down to the stream at the bottom of the valley. Wadhurst village is close by, and Royal Tunbridge Wells is 7 miles. Bewl Water offers cycle hire, fishing and boating activities. Visit Bateman’s, Rudyard Kipling’s family home (NT), Bodiam Castle (NT), and the beautiful gardens at Scotney Castle and Pashley Manor, or simply enjoy the many walks through the beautiful Sussex countryside directly from the property. Take the opportunity to explore the award-winning English vineyards in the area and sample some superb wines. Wadhurst railway station, 3 miles, provides good connections to London and further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Beamed kitchen/dining room with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin). Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed living room with wooden floor, low beams and low doorway. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room. Further double bedroom with 6ft bed and access to Jack ’n’ Jill bathroom with shower attachment and toilet (also accessed from hallway via one step).

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio furniture
    • Access to owner’s paddock
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Tennis court (by arrangement)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in owner’s grounds, 1/4 mile

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  • Little Ponds

    Cross In Hand, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC129


    Little Ponds is a detached house providing a very comfortable home from home from which to explore the beautiful Sussex countryside. Local pubs are within strolling distance should you be able to tear yourself away from the hot tub, sauna and attractive terrace with summerhouse, which creates an ideal space for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. Walk or cycle along the Cuckoo Trail, or take a short car journey to the market town of Heathfield. There are so many places of interest close by, including Rudyard Kipling’s 17th-century, Jacobean home Bateman’s, near Burwash. Visit the Arts and Crafts House at Standen House and Gardens (NT) in East Grinstead, the Bluebell Steam Railway at Sheffield Park, and Sheffield Park Garden which has influences of landscape gardeners Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. Royal Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne are equidistant at approximately 16 miles. Glyndebourne and the South Downs National Park are approximately 20 minutes, or why not spend a day at the races at Brighton, then discover what goes into a pint of Harveys at their Brewery Tour in historical Lewes. Explore Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux for its castle and Observatory Science Centre, and see the animals at Drusillas Zoo, as well as Hello Kitty Secret Garden and Thomas the Tank Engine! Golf is available locally, and 3½ miles away at Framfield Lake, you can go fishing for carp, roach and bream (£8 per day for a licence). Shops and restaurants are 1½ miles, whilst pubs are approximately 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with step, bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freesat TVs (one 32"). Blu-ray. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Summerhouse. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub £20 for 3 days, £5 per additional day. Sauna £10 per day. Games room. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping lawn, netted pond and several steps in garden.

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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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