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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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  • Cider Cottage

    Etchingham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PPAA

    Accessed via a single track lane and nestled amongst converted farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, this holiday cottage is a detached, single-storey barn conversion which boasts a vaulted ceiling. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with abundant walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex. Visit Battle Abbey, the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port of Rye and the smugglers’ caves at Hastings. There are many NT properties and gardens in the area including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle and Wakehurst Place. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Open-plan beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full underfloor electric central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (bathroom)
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (outbuilding)
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden, terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Footpaths on farm
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Lake 50 yards, river and pond in owner’s grounds

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  • Thornden Farm - The Coach House

    Ashburnham, Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PBBR


    Sympathetically converted to form characterful properties, the heavily beamed cottages at Thornden Farm date back to the 16th century and occupy a truly peaceful and secluded setting amidst 1066 countryside. Within the grounds of Thornden Farm are goats, free range chickens and a small flock of sheep, and from both here and the Coach House (ref PBBR), there are far-reaching views to Beachy Head, the South Downs and the sea. Each cottage boasts an individual seating area in landscaped gardens.

    There is a wealth of diverse attractions and activities within the surrounding area. Visit historic Battle, where one may pause for a cream tea and visit the ancient abbey or the fascinating world of Yesteryear, a fun museum of everyday items from days gone by. Hastings is a short drive away offering freshly caught fish from the beaches in the old town, the smugglers cave and many more tourist attractions. Rye, with its cobbled streets, variety of shops and inns such as the famous Mermaid Inn which is known in history as the meeting place for the notorious Hawkhurst smuggling gang, makes a truly wonderful day out. Just a short trip from Ashburnham, one can find expanses of white sand dunes and beaches at Camber, with many other beaches and cliff top walks to be discovered along the entire coast. The Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne (15 miles), with an indoor swimming-pool, adventure park and new Sovereign Harbour complex, still retains a sense of its opulent past. Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles are 18 miles away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is 5 miles away at Burwash. There are also numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in the locality.

    Activities offered locally include trout fishing (fly only) in Ashburnham, Bewl and Darwell reservoirs. Horse riding, four golf courses plus fantastic cycling and walking. There are many festivals and shows throughout the year, including orchestral nights at Battle Abbey and the castles of Bodium and Hertsmonceaux. Guy Fawkes celebrations in East Sussex are a local tradition, with each area boasting its own Bonfire Society. Within 1½ miles there are two pubs, the ‘Ash Tree Inn’ at Brownbread Street and ‘The Swan Inn’ at Dallington each serve real ales and fine food. Whether it’s a romantic short break or a family holiday that is required, Thornden Cottages offer the perfect setting, as many people testify by returning again, and again, and again. Shop 4 miles.

    Living/dining room with French doors to hallway area and well-appointed kitchen. Large bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms each with sloping ceiling and glorious views; one double and one twin. Stone floors throughout.

    • DVD
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing by arrangement with owner
    • Wi-fi
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s grounds

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  • Windsor Cottage

    Steyning

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PEEQ

    This unique and beautifully presented, quaint 1740s, corner holiday cottage is steeped in character. It is conveniently located on the corner of a busy high street in the heart of the delightful market town of Steyning, 100 yards from various amenities, restaurants, and bordered by the glorious South Downs National Park, access to which is only 100 yards from the door. Formerly the town’s sweet shop, this charming cottage is one of a pair and has many features such as an exposed flint wall in the living room, a wood-burning stove, sloping ceilings and beams. Steyning leisure centre and indoor pool is close by as well as many NT homes and gardens. Brighton, Arundel, Worthing and Chichester are within easy driving distance. Shops 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Living room with piano and wood-burning stove. Two steps up to kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Two steps up to bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft zip and link bed, TV and en-suite shower room. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Videos
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Piano
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • Culver Croft

    Middleton-on-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 9543

    Only 200 yards from the sea

    Located in a quiet private road and only 200 yards from the sea, this house attached to the owners home provides an ideal holiday base. The historic market town of Chichester, with its theatre and wealth of shops, is 10 miles, Arundel is 8 miles and the seaside resort of Bognor Regis is 3 miles. Day trips to the Isle of Wight are available from Portsmouth, a short drive away. The area is good for windsurfing and fishing. Excellent base for South Downs walking. Shop ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Dinsdale

    Rustington, nr. Worthing

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26969


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

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

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

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  • Jasmine Cottage

    Beddingham, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30503

    Built to a good standard, these adjoining holiday cottages in the owners’ grounds are situated in the tiny village of Beddingham, which lies in the South Downs just off the Lewes to Eastbourne road (which although convenient, can be busy). The view to one side of the cottage is that of Mount Caburn, which is one of the highest landmarks in East Sussex and is the home of an Iron Age fort! Both cottages have wheelchair access to the ground floor rooms. Lewes, 2½ miles, is dominated by the ruins of a great Norman castle and boasts twisting medieval streets and tiny twittens. The port of Newhaven lies on the land with the shortest sea route between London and Paris and Seaford is a quiet, informal holiday resort from where Seaford Head, The Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head and the village of Alfriston can all be visited. Glyndebourne and the outdoor opera, 2 miles. Drusillas Zoo Park, Charleston - the home of the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and rural bolt hole for the Bloomsbury group, Firle Place and Newhaven Fort are all a short drive. Eastbourne, 12 miles, Brighton 10 miles. Free coarse fishing 200 yards (rod licence required). Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Both properties: Electric central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Fishing 200 yards (licence required). 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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  • Dell Cottage

    Ringles Cross, nr. Uckfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC132


    Located down a private lane, this well thought out cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, overlooks private ancient woodland which guests are free to explore. Keep a look out for owls, deer and badgers, who have made it their home. This delightful holiday property is ideally situated for visiting National Trust Sheffield Park and Gardens, formed through centuries of landscape design with influences of Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. The parkland was once a deer park and WWII camp, but is now grazed with livestock.
    For fans of steam trains, take a trip on the Bluebell Railway which runs between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. Enjoy fine dining on the Golden Arrow Pullman recreating the glamorous atmosphere on one of the most famous trains in the world, that once linked London to Paris. Take a trip to Lewes and visit the castle which towers above the medieval streets below. Bring your glad rags, pack up a picnic and head for Glyndbourne, and be spellbound by world-class opera whilst surrounded by the beautiful South Downs.
    Golf courses and horse racing are close by, and carp fishing is available at Framfield Fisheries (at cost). Uckfield station is within easy reach, with links to London Bridge where more sightseeing opportunities are available. Buses also pass the end of the lane and will take you to Eastbourne, Brighton and Royal Tunbridge Wells. There is a leisure centre and cinema just half a mile away. Beach 21 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Half landing: Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with sloping ceiling, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with terrace and furniture. Woodland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Bramley Cottages - Russett Cottage

    Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 19745

    Nestling in the heart of the Tillingham Valley and located on a 200-acre family-run, traditional working sheep and fruit farm, these holiday properties (refs 19652 and 19745 ) are ideally based for exploring the Kent and Sussex countryside. A walkers paradise, with an apple orchard and sheep filled fields to wander over and connect with several public footpaths. See the lambs under the trees of apple blossom in spring, or visit the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, tea rooms, art galleries and far reaching views over the Romney Marsh. Rye activities include the Scallop Festival in February, the Maritime Festival and Raft Race in August, an arts festival in September and Rye Fawkes Bonfire in November. Camber, Bodiam and Scotney castles are all nearby, along with Battle Abbey and the beautiful gardens of Sissinghurst, Pashley, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum. Fishing, golf, swimming, sailing, horse riding, cycle hire and rowing boat hire are all available locally, or take the time to explore the wonderful nature reserve at Rye Harbour. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles, and the fabulous golden sands at Camber, 6 miles. Enjoy a tour around and sample the produce of the local vineyards or ride on the vintage steam railway to Bodiam. Rye railway station provides access to London in 1 hour 45 minutes. Shops and pub 2 miles.
    Refs 19652 and 19745 can also be booked with refs 29071 and 29072 to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doorsdining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep open-tread stairs to galleried area with twin beds.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi on request. Terrace with lawn and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Small pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. NB: Fenced pond, 50 yards.

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  • Vigoes Holiday Homes - Silver

    Sheffield Park

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29887


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

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Microwave.

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

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  • Orchard Cottage Holidays - Bramley Cottage

    Barnham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PPPD

    Overlooking apple trees and meadowland, these charming cottages (refs PPPD and PPPE) were architecturally designed to match the traditional Sussex flint in the area. Enjoying a semi-rural location, these delightful well-presented holiday properties are accessed along a quiet lane, on the edge of Barnham village which has a pretty church, plenty of local shops and eateries - the local pub serving food is about 10 minutes’ by foot. Scenic walks can be enjoyed in the area, especially along the disused canal where birds and other wildlife can be observed or in the South Downs National Park, 3 miles. Various beaches can be easily reached: it is just 5 minutes to the nearest beach at Climping, whilst the pebbled and sandy unspoilt beach at West Wittering, or the sandy beach at Bognor, are within about 20 minutes’ drive. Chichester is only 6 miles distant, with its beautiful ornate cathedral, various shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Goodwood and Fontwell nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Living room/well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and tiled floor. Dining room/conservatory. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with toilet.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included

    • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone
    • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for
      2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Beechwood Lodge

    Climping, nr. Littlehampton

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W44276

    This lovely, detached, single-storey lodge is set against a backdrop of ivy and trees, and adjacent to fields opposite the local traditional pub serving food. Ideal for couples or small families, Beechwood Lodge is only about ½-mile from an unspoilt, pebble beach, sand dunes and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. A farm shop selling local produce is also approximately ½-mile in the other direction. It has an enclosed, slightly elevated garden, which is a haven for wildlife, including the occasional deer, pheasant and various birds. Inside, the property offers tastefully furnished, light and airy accommodation, with a ‘deer’ theme, to give the feel of a hunting lodge, and there is a sofa bed in the open plan living area, for up to two children. The shower room and toilet is en-suite to the master bedroom.
    There is plenty to do in the area, with Arundel close by, famous for its castle, lanes with book and antique shops, plus Wildfowl and Wetlands Wildlife Centre, Pulborough Brooks RSPB, popular beaches at The Witterings, Worthing and Bognor. It is within easy driving distance of Chichester with the cathedral, festival theatre, leisure facilities and Goodwood or Fontwell Races plus Midhurst with Cowdray Polo and shops. There are many scenic walks including the South Downs National Park. There is also the cosmopolitan city of Brighton to the east with its Royal Pavilion and Portsmouth to the west, which has Spinnaker Tower, ferry trips to the Isle of Wight and designer retail shopping. National Trust homes and gardens, such as Goodwood House, Parham Park, Petworth House, Stanstead Park and East Dean can all be easily reached. Outdoor pursuits such as golf, horseracing, various water sports and cycle routes can all be found in the area. Beach ½ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double sofa bed (for children). 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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