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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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  • Rushfields Barn

    Poynings, nr. Brighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: P30

    Standing within its own enclosed garden and enjoying fine countryside views, this detached single-storey barn has been completely renovated and furnished throughout. It is located in the grounds of a garden centre (with on-site farm shop and café with wi-fi), and a bus runs to Brighton, 20 minutes away, from the bus stop outside. This bustling seaside resort has numerous attractions, including the opulent Royal Pavilion. Nestling at the foot of the undulating South Downs, the holiday property also enjoys nearby access to excellent scenic walks. Other places of interest nearby include Leonardslee Gardens, Devils Dyke, Glyndbourne, Wakehurst Place and NT Nymans Gardens. Excellent pubs serving food locally. Shops 4 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and modern kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, full central heating and bed linen included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Video
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Braynesmead Cottage

    Cuckfield, nr. Haywards Heath

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30827


    Braynesmead cottage was built in the 1480’s and is apparently the oldest building in the village of Cuckfield. Full of character with an inglenook fireplace, low beams and steep creaky stairs. The garden is fully private and enclosed with a summerhouse as well as a raised outside dining area. The village of Cuckfield was on the main London to Brighton coaching route and once boasted 7 pubs and inns as up to 50 coaches a day would stop for accommodation, refreshments and change of horses, but when Haywards Heath was selected for the railway route, Cuckfield has remained unchanged, except there are now only 4 pubs. Cuckfield is said to be one of the prettiest Tudor villages in Britain and has a lot to explore from boutique shops, coffee and tea shops and Ockenden Manor, an Elizabethan manor house with Michelin star restaurant and spa. All 4 pubs serve food from pub grub to fine dining. From the cottage, which sits on the north end of the village, you can access public footpaths to other villages all with pubs serving food and less than 2 hours’ walk through the High Weald countryside. The South Downs National Park is only 20 minutes away at Clayton Windmills where there is parking. There are many historic homes and gardens close by including Wakehurst Place, Nymans Garden NT and only a 20-minute walk across the fields is Borde Hill, a Tudor mansion with 200 acres of gardens and woodland. If golf is your game, Cuckfield Golf Centre is only a ½ mile walk from the cottage which has a 18 hole course overlooking the High Weald, or you can visit Haywards Heath Golf Club, 3½ miles away. There is good shopping within 30 minutes of Cuckfield, with Lewes, Brighton and Horsham, all with their own unique character and boutique shops. Other attractions close by are the Bluebell Steam Railway, Glynbourne and Hickstead for polo or showjumping. Gatwick airport is only 30 minutes away and Haywards Heath railway station, on the main London to Brighton line, is only 3 miles with over 70 trains a day to London Bridge and Victoria Station, both taking around 45 minutes on the fast trains. The train service to Brighton is only 20 minutes. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 220 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with low beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms (one with restricted access from both sides).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Penshurst Apartment

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 27421

    A stylish first floor apartment with a wraparound balcony, situated on the edge of Eastbourne. This well-equipped holiday apartment is just a short distance to the town, pier and beaches and also Sovereign Harbour Marina, one of the UK’s largest marinas at the foot of the South Downs. Eastbourne is a traditional seaside resort boasting 5 miles of unspoilt beaches, palm tree-lined promenades, golf courses and the coveted Blue Flag beach award. It also boasts more sunshine hours than other holiday destinations, with its very own ‘micro climate’. An indoor leisure centre with swimming pool is within walking distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    Lift or stairs to first floor: All on one level: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Balcony with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Earnley Mill Cottage

    Chichester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24000

    This delightful flint and stone, single storey holiday cottage is located in the grounds of the owners home and former windmill. Fully refurbished throughout to provide modern, tastefully furnished accommodation with character features such as a stable door and an internal porthole, further enhances the light and airy feel. Located on the road to Bracklesham Bay and the beach, the cottage enjoys its own garden and decked area, with superb countryside views and there are excellent walks in the area. Historic Chichester with its cobbled streets, adorned with shops, tea rooms and the cathedral, are within easy reach. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Broad Oak, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43924


    The glorious East Sussex countryside beckons; pack that novel that you have been meaning to read and head for some relaxation, or slip on those walking boots and discover the beautiful Rother Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From this detached holiday cottage, you can enjoy a stylish, contemporary interior, stretch out in front of the woodburner, or soak up the sunshine whilst gazing across the valley from the decked terrace. The garden to the side of The Old Workshop sweeps down to a vineyard. It is ideally placed for exploring the South Downs National Park and glorious cliff-top pathways. The Cuckoo Trail is a well-known local cycle route, plus golf and fishing can be arranged locally. Bewl Water, 8 miles, is an excellent base for water sports, and 2 miles beyond that, is Royal Tunbridge Wells. Visit National Trust properties including Batemans, the gardens at Sheffield Park and take a ride on the Bluebell Railway. Beaches at Pevensey and Eastbourne are half an hour away. Stonegate Station, 4 miles, provides good access to London. Shop/PO, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 34" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3G dongle. Lawned garden. Decked terrace with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Corner Cottage

    East Preston, nr. Littlehampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 27511

    Only 2 minutes’ walk from the unspoilt sandy/shingle beach, this attractive, modern, detached holiday cottage has been cleverly designed offering natural light through the plentiful windows and French doors. Corner Cottage is located along a private road, ideally placed for scenic walks and fishing. The South Downs National Park is also nearby. East Preston has a warm and welcoming charm with various local shops and restaurants, a church and tennis club. Goodwood and Fontwell Races and historic Arundel are all close by. The cathedral city of Chichester and cosmopolitan Brighton are within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft, zip and link) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. BT Vision. Blu-ray. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Old Post Office Cottage

    Jevington, nr. Polegate

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PJJS

    This thoughtfully converted holiday cottage adjoining the owners’ home, is conveniently located on the edge of the village where smugglers once stored their contraband, and dates back in parts to 1480. With the South Downs Way on the doorstep, the area offers walks across the gallops, and became known as the South Downs National Park in 2012. An ideal touring base for Friston Forest, Beachy Head, Herstmonceaux Castle and Brighton. The Charleston Festival, Glyndebourne, International Tennis Championships and air show at Eastbourne (5 miles). Shop 3 miles, pub 50 yards.

    Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, step down to dining area and kitchen area. Oak floors and low beams throughout. One step up to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with brass bed and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in barn)
    • Small lawned garden area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Use of owner’s garden by arrangement
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • Henley Bridge Holiday Cottage

    Ashburnham, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43884

    Escape to the countryside and immerse yourself in the rural peace and tranquillity surrounding this converted dairy, with its own private enclosed garden and welcoming inglenook fireplace. It is situated within 17 acres of the owner’s grounds where they keep, train and breed working dogs. Located on the 1066 Country Walk from Rye to Pevensey, the cottage is just a stroll away from a delightful pub which serves delicious food. There are many places of interest within a short drive including Battle Abbey Gatehouse (English Heritage) and the battlefield where King Harold and William, Duke of Normandy, fought for the future of England; find out if you could carry a Norman shield into battle. Visit the beautiful grounds at NT Bateman’s and see where Rudyard Kipling wrote his fascinating stories. Spend a day at Bewl Water, fishing, cycling or simply enjoying the boats. The hands on Science Centre at Herstmonceux, the Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and a selection of local vineyards producing award-winning wines to sample, should be on your list to visit. Good rail connections from the station at Battle, 6 miles away to London for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Beaches at Pevensey and Bexhill, 10 miles, Hastings and Eastbourne slightly further afield - 15 miles. Stabling by arrangement with the owner. Beach 9½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Stabling by arrangement. NB: Stream in owner’s garden.

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  • Warren Cottage

    Mayfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30630


    Dating back to 1350 with exposed timbers, brickwork and an impressive fireplace with woodburner, this enchanting Grade II listed, end of terrace cottage with surprisingly good ceiling heights, is located a short stroll from Mayfield High Street, with its pubs, coffee shops, florist, bakers, deli, butchers and fine dining eateries. Described as one of the finest villages in East Sussex, the medieval buildings were funded by the profits of the 16th and 17th century Sussex Iron Industry. Famous for the legend of St Dunstan, formerly a blacksmith who said to have tweaked off the devils nose with a fire iron! Come and see the Mayfield Bonfire Boys and Belles, one of the oldest bonfire organisations in the country, who arrange a noisy, colourful torch light procession and firework display in the Autumn, taking you back to 1550 and the Sussex Martyrs and the start of this tradition. Once the iron industry faded Mayfield became a hotbed of smuggling, known as ‘owlers’ the farmers smuggled wool out of the country and returned with brandy and silk! Mayfield also holds a bi-annual festival including classical, jazz and Broadway music with lectures and an art exhibition. An excellent walking and cycling territory with a 3 mile circular walk around the village or slightly further afield, explore the Cuckoo Trail, Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum. Battle Abbey, Batemans, Rudyard Kipling’s home (NT) and Charleston Farm house are well worth visiting. Enjoy beautiful walks with over 50 miles of footpaths and bridal ways, where there are many historical sites to be seen along the way. Nearby, there is a large park with plenty to do for the children. Train enthusiasts can take a journey on the Bluebell Railway or the Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Fishing and golf are also available locally. The Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is 10 miles. Good rail links from Wadhurst to London where you will arrive in an hour. Beaches at Eastbourne and Brighton, 23 miles. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 15 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Narrow, open one-sided, open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Cart Lodge

    Robertsbridge, near Battle

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC282


    This cosy detached holiday cottage is in a rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful counties of Kent and Sussex, including ’1066 country’, and combines the coast and the countryside. The cottage benefits from open-plan accommodation and a sunny lawned garden. Situated within the owners’ grounds and close to the village of Robertsbridge on the River Rother, with its atmospheric pubs and black and white medieval timber framed houses.
    Robertsbridge is well known with cricket enthusiast’s as the home to the cricket bat makers Gray-Nicolls, established in 1876, and who still grow their own willow locally for the cricket bats. Visit the factory for an insight into the process of cricket bat making (tours are pre-booked). Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway which chugs through 10½ miles of glorious countryside from Tenterden, ’The Jewel of the Weald’, to Bodiam, with its fairytale moated castle which is well worth visiting. Spend a day at Battle Abbey and the famous battle field, the re-enactment of the battle of Hastings takes place each October. Take a guided tour of the local vineyards including Carr Taylor and Sedlescombe, which produce some award-winning wines. Hire bikes and cycle around Bewl Water or take out a fishing boat for trout and pike fishing (at cost, licence required). The coast at Hastings with its beach launched fishing fleet and iconic net huts is approximately 10 miles away. Good rail links to London from Robertsbridge offer further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 8.5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    1 step to ...
    Open plan living space:
    With tiled floors.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric hob, electric oven and microwave.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric panel heaters (first £20 included). Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • High Kiln

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC355


    Stunning views await you as you walk into this beautifully thought out and tastefully furnished garden apartment. Throw open the French doors to reveal a wrap-around decked terrace and enclosed private lawn with a far reaching uninterrupted vista. The views stretch across the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and beyond to the English Channel. On a clear night the French coast twinkles across the inky water as the owls, badgers and foxes go about their nightly ventures!
    At the end of the lane is a viewing point so you can spot the wild Exmoor ponies that graze the area, and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea at the café. Ideally placed for exploring 1066 country. For the energetic a 45-minute walk brings you down into the cosmopolitan town of Hastings with its iconic black net huts and narrow ‘twittens’ (pathways), you can always take the bus or a taxi back! It’s worth the early start to see the beach launched fishing fleet returning with their catch ready for you to purchase your supper. Bring your passport and hop on the high speed train at Ashford and have an indulgent lunch in Paris or Bruges, or simply sample the award winning wines from the local vineyards in the area including Chapel Down, Sedlescombe and Carr Taylor. There are also good rail connections to London. Beach 3 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Lift to entrance.
    All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space: With French doors to terrace.
    Living area: With 43" BT TV (sport and premier channels) and 3D Blu-ray player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, French doors to terrace and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and high speed fibre Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking.

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  • Vigoes Holiday Homes - Romany

    Sheffield Park

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29895


    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) and French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Wet room with 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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