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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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  • 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. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). 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). 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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  • 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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  • Beechurst Cottage

    Ninfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PZ6

    Located down a quiet lane in beautiful 1066 countryside, this charming holiday cottage dates back to 1750 and was originally the home of the gardener to the Ashburnham Estate. Sympathetically restored, it adjoins another property and offers an abundance of character features, with oak doors, low beams and an inglenook fireplace. Within a short drive lie the coastal towns of Hastings, Rye and Bexhill, with historic Battle just 3 miles away. Battle offers restaurants and lovely tea rooms, along with shops and the ruined abbey - you will never be short of something to do. Several castles, beaches, railways, museums and National Trust houses and gardens to visit close by. Locally there are many beautiful walks to enjoy or sit on the cottage patio and enjoy the quietness of the countryside. There is no need to drive too far as there is a restaurant and pub in the village, as well as village shops close by. Although the cottage dates back to 1750 it is comfortable and cosy with good size bedrooms and a very large living room and dining area. The inglenook is just waiting for you to light the fire and a basket of logs is provided for guests, along with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits in the kitchen. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Beamed living room with large inglenook fireplace and exposed stone surround. Step down to beamed dining area with parquet floor. Two steep steps to fitted galley-style kitchen with sloping ceiling and shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and additional single bed (for +1 small child).

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, thermostatically controlled electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Sky TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Small fenced garden area with furniture (access by side gate)
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

    Note: Maximum occupancy is 5 people, including infant

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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 Post Office Cottage

    Netherfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: PV6


    With extensive views over the surrounding countryside from this pretty beamed holiday cottage, which boasts a separate garden room built within its large garden to take advantage of the fine views. One of a pair set back from the main road, it has been restored to retain many of its original features and lies just 3 miles from Battle, an area awash with the history of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Winchelsea with its unspoilt shingle beach, historic Hastings and Rye are further afield, golf course within 5 miles, with many castles and NT properties to visit in the area. Walking and cycling routes locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in large fire surround. Two steps to well-equipped farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. External garden room with shower room and toilet. First floor: Four beamed bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin and one single (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Low ceilings throughout.

    Wood-burning stove – logs included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (for 3 cars). No smoking.

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  • White Rock Apartment

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42959

    Just yards from the beach, cafés and restaurants in Hastings is this 2nd floor duplex apartment with sea views from the living room and double bedroom. Stroll along the promenade and venture towards the old town and browse art galleries, vintage clothes shops and antique shops. See The Stade with its black weather boarded net huts and take a trip on the East Hill funicular railway to Hastings Country Park with views across the channel. The West Hill Cliff railway gives access to the ruins of Hastings Castle and the Smugglers Adventures at St Clements Caves. Take advantage of the theatre just a few yards along the road and enjoy some live entertainment. Battle, Bexhill and Rye are all a short journey by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Steep stairs to entrance. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to third floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. washing machine. Freezer. Car park 220 yards (£2.20per day). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Northrise Lodge Cottage

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC356

    Enjoy both coast and country in this stylish holiday cottage which benefits from an elevated position offering sea glimpses and is approximately a 30-45 minute stroll, or a ten minute drive, from Hastings. On the doorstep within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are beautiful walks in the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve which covers 345 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland and also includes 3 miles of cliffs and coastline. Approached by a footpath from the Fairlight Road, North’s Seat is the highest point in Hastings – 575ft above sea level, offering superb views on a clear day for more than 60 miles across the Downs and Weald, and out to the English Channel. Hastings has a rich smuggling past, atmospheric castle ruins, and a fascinating Old Town to explore with a plethora of antique and vintage shops jostling for space with some excellent restaurants to suit all tastes. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the freshest fish and chips and take a stroll along the pier. Great days out include the medieval town of Rye, Battle and Bexhill. Coarse fishing available at Buckshole Reservoir in Hastings for £8 per day/£4 per child. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Seperate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, TV and en suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom: With roll-top claw-foot bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels and included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Small enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Mallows

    Seaford

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 25697

    Peaceful location with good walks

    Peacefully located 50 yards along an unadopted lane, this welcoming, spacious detached holiday property provides warm and homely accommodation, and has a large sloping lawned enclosed garden. It is only about a ¼ mile from Seaford, a quaint seaside resort located at the foot of the South Downs (now designated a National Park). There are superb walks close by with plenty of wildlife and birds, Seaford Station is a 5 minute walk, cosmopolitan Brighton is only 20 minutes by train, with its Royal Pavilion, museums, theatres, cinema, seaside entertainments, restaurants, bars, marina, pier and The Lanes. The Seven Sisters Country Park, South Downs Way or Paradise Park where you can discover the fascinating world of animals and plants. Drusillas Zoo, voted number one attraction in Sussex is also within easy reach, or discover Cuckmere Haven or the far reaching views from Beachy Head. There are plenty of racecourses for horse racing enthusiasts within easy reach including Hickstead, Plumpton or Brighton. Glyndebourn and the outdoor summer opera, international tennis at Eastbourne, Firle Place, Pevensey Castle, Battle and 1066 country are all a short drive away. Golf, riding, hang-gliding and wine-tasting can all be enjoyed nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms (one 6ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room, gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Wii. X-box and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Broadband access at cost. Lawned enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Slopes and 8 steps in garden.

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