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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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  • Pepper Pot Cottage

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43520


    Situated at the end of a lane, Pepper Pot Cottage is the middle section of a Grade II listed building in a beautiful quiet area of the South Downs National Park. On the ground floor it has a good sized living room with an open fire, fully-equipped kitchen, a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with toilet. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other a twin, and a bathroom.
    It has a south-facing garden with a patio, garden table and barbecue for eating out, and is approached by a path which follows through to a further property. There is a shop/tea room and a pub 70 yards away, and a community tennis court and recreation ground in the village. Next to the cottage is a bridle path. Wonderful walks, cycling routes, welcoming pubs and lovely scenery are all around. The West Sussex Falconry, Uppark House (NT), the South Downs Way and a variety of golf courses are close by. Goodwood for horse and motor racing, Petworth, Midhurst, Cowdray Polo, Chichester with its cobbled streets and cathedral, and the beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are a short drive away. Portsmouth with HMS Victory, Gun Wharf Quay and day trips to the Isle of Wight are within easy reach. Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, the Watercress Steam Railway, Birdworld and Winchester make good day trips. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and tea room 70 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots and two high chairs on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed courtyard. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • 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

  • 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).

  • Cockle Cottage

    Elmer, nr. Middleton on Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 24268

    Just 300 metres from the beach

    Situated 300 metres from the beach, this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer 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 with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton, 25 miles, 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 cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

  • Lavender Cottage

    Iden

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: PGU


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

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

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

  • Kittiwake House

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30323


    This semi-detached town house is just a short stroll from The West Hill, which offers some of Hastings’ most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the English Channel. Guests will be able to see Hastings Castle from the property and also view glimpses of the sea from the bedroom window. It was on this hilltop that Hastings’ resident, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments. The West Hill Cliff funicular railway drops you straight into the old town, which has a mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways called ’twittens’ with cafés and vintage shops. Deep in the West Hill, explore Hastings’ smuggling heritage at St Clement’s Caves. Visit the Jerwood Gallery, housing 20th and 21st century British art. You could also take a short stroll down to the sea for a swim or a ride on the East Hill funicular railway to explore 660 acres of coastal country park. Rye, Camber Sands and Battle, not to mention Pevensey and Bodiam Castles, are all within a short driving distance or easy train ride from the nearby station (½ mile). There is parking for one car at the property and further free parking a couple of streets away across the green (3-5 minutes’ walk). Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Air source heat pump underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Greenside Cottage

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PSSX


    This charming, Grade II listed holiday cottage, one of a pair, stands elegantly along the green and set back from the road leading to the village shop, tea rooms and pub. Close to the Hampshire/West Sussex border, Greenside Cottage makes a delightful retreat for families or couples, and has been lovingly restored yet still retains some original features, such as leaded windows and a wood-burning stove in an inglenook fireplace. The enclosed lawned garden is a particular feature, having been designed by an award-winning landscaper. There is a shaded seating area, which is the perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining or an aperitif in warmer weather. There is also a bike store for those wishing to bring their own bicycles. The area is renowned for its walking and cycling routes being situated in the South Downs National Park. Compton is ideally placed for exploring the delights of the region, and is within easy driving distance of Petersfield and the beautiful, cathedral city of Chichester, which also has a golf course and boat tours around the harbour. Also within easy reach are Portsmouth, with its famous maritime history, retail shopping outlets and day trips to the Isle of Wight, Arundel, with its castle and WWT Wetlands Centre, Goodwood Racecourse, Petworth, Midhurst Cowdray Polo and beaches at Hayling Island or the Witterings. The sailing villages of Itchenor and Bosham are nearby, and the beautiful West Dean Gardens and Queen Elizabeth and Staunton Country Parks. Within easy reach in Hampshire are Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, Watercress Steam Railway, Birdworld and Winchester. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and tea room 500 yards.

    Entrance hall. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet, and access via stairs to second floor: Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Rothersby

    Iden, Rye

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: PJJC

    This is a delightful, beamed, period cottage, Grade II listed and understood to date from the middle of the 19th century. Overlooking orchards, it has now been thoughtfully renovated retaining many features. Battle and 1066 country are a short drive, with a wealth of historical sites, castles and stately homes. The village of Iden, in the Domesday Book, is close to the Royal Military Canal, ideal for a gentle stroll or fishing. Just a short drive from Rye and Rye harbour, renowned for bird-watching. Tenterden, 6½ miles, is known as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’. Camber and miles of golden sand 4½ miles. The tunnel for trips to France is a 45-minute drive. Horse riding nearby. Shop/PO and pub with food ⅓ mile.

    Living room, open fire in inglenook fireplace leading to dining room, step down to well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room, French doors to garden. Games room. Separate toilet. Open-sided stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with sloping, beamed ceiling. Two steps up to further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom (for +2 children). Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • DAB radio
    • iPod/iPhone bluetooth dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed courtyard with decorative beds, pots and teak furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Games room with full size table football
    • No smoking

  • The Cowshed

    Westfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29037

    Overlooking the tennis courts in the owner’s grounds, this detached holiday property began its life as a milking parlour and has now been thoughtfully converted to provide stylish holiday accommodation with glorious rural views. Walks abound from the doorstep, or relax in the sunshine and enjoy a BBQ on the Indian sandstone terrace. Light the chiminea and ward off the evening breeze, or if the weather is inclement, curl up in front of the roaring woodburner inside. Ideally placed for taking a wine tour of the East Sussex countryside, visit Carr Taylor Vineyards, almost next door, and sample their prize winning bubbly. Seddlescombe Vineyard is Britain’s premier organic vineyard, offering a selection of wines and ciders, and Chapel Down Winery, in Tenterden, also offers a medal-winning selection. The Kent and Sussex steam railway is an ideal way to explore the countryside, chug your way through 10½ miles of picturesque farmland between Bodiam Castle and Tenterden. If you are seeking the coast, Hastings is a short drive away, 5 miles, where you can watch the fishermen land their catch or explore the historic old town. Camber offers miles of golden sand dunes and makes a great spot for some kite surfing. The Cinque Port town of Rye provides antique shops, art galleries and delightful tea rooms. Visit Battle Abbey and see the spot where the course of history was changed forever. For garden lovers, visit Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter. Golf is also available locally. The Eurotunnel is 40 minutes away and Dover is an hour, ideal for day trips to France. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with bi-folding doors/dining room/kitchen with oak floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: Step down to 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step to bath.

  • 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

  • Lea Farm Cottages - Leagarth

    Rye Foreign, nr. Rye

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26361

    Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

    Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. These holiday properties (refs 19653, 26361 and 30991) nestle in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and Kent countryside. A walker’s paradise - enjoy the farm’s extensive footpath network, see the lambs and apple blossom in the Spring or venture to Camber Castle, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, just a short drive away. If gardens are your passion, then Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum are all worth visiting. Fishing, private beauty treatments and local health centre/swimming pool day passes are available by arrangement. Golf, horse riding and sailing close by. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles and golden undulating sand dunes at Camber, 6 miles. Rye railway station provides access to London 13/4 hours. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile. NB: Properties 19653, 26361 and 30991 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/ games room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link (can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£5 per night November-March). Gas included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. tumble dryer (available until 1st October 2016 only). dishwasher. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). NB: Fenced pond 40 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Washing machine. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. 200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. No smoking.

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