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Sussex

Home to the most beautiful coast and countryside; Sussex is the perfect holiday escape whether you want a relaxing short break or action-packed adventure.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy Sussex. This is great walking country or you could grab a bike and take to the network of quiet country roads. A boat trip is another great way to enjoy the scenery from a different aspect, take a leisurely cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse and discover a tranquil place to breathe.

You''ll find holiday cottages located within easy reach of all the region''s well known attractions and beauty spots both inland and at the coast and there''s an abundance of Blue Flag awarded beaches scattered along the coast. For a really atmospheric look at the coastline head to Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs, and make the time to stroll through one of the picturesque fishing harbours dotted around to pick up unique souvenirs and fresh seafood.

Places of interest of course include the vibrant coastal towns of Brighton, with its famous pier, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis as well as the delightful spa town of Tunbridge Wells (actually just over the Kent border) and lovely market towns like Horsham and historic Lewes.

If there''s one thing you can''t escape in Sussex, its history and the famous battle site of 1066 in Hastings holds a wealth of it, and offers a family friendly day out to explore one of history''s most important events. Similarly Arundel Castle could also be on your agenda; it sits majestically above the roof tops of the town below and is bursting at the seams with stories and relics.

For family fun, visit one of the county''s many animal parks; Drusillas Park at Alfriston is a paradise of small exotic animals or there''s the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, home to more than 100 llamas and Fishers Farm Park is great for getting the younger ones moving. The Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and Brighton Sealife Centre are the ultimate way to experience underworld treasures without getting your feet wet.

Be inspired by the birthplace of modern England, and come and see for yourself why so many people choose to holiday in Sussex. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Sussex today.
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  • Millers Oast

    Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E3883

    In the heart of 1066 Country, this quaint oast house offers comfortable and peaceful accommodation, its living room and double bedroom in the oast’s roundel. Enjoying views over open countryside, it sits in the grounds of the owners’ home, where they run a small private livery yard. Just 2 miles away is the historic town of Battle, and the beaches at Hastings and Bexhill are 8 miles. Picturesque Rye, Bodiam and Pevensey Castles, and Sissinghurst are all easily accessible. Shop and pub serving food 1.5 miles.

    Four steps to entrance. Ground floor: 3 steps down to living room. Dining area/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to lower ground floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heaters and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • White Hart Lodge

    Netherfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44127

    Located on the Weald Ridge near Battle, this stylishly furnished apartment boasts spectacular views stretching across the Vale of Ashburnham towards Beachy Head and, in the distance, you can see the sea from the decked terrace or living room window. Arguably the best views in Sussex and an inspiration to the great artist, William Turner, who captured them on canvas; the original now hangs in the British Museum. Turner stayed with his friend, ’Mad Jack Fuller’, at Brightling Park and who is well known for his legacy of unusual follies, which can be spotted in the area. The apartment is on the first floor and conveniently located above a friendly, family run, free house which serves food and is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers. Barn and tawny owls, roe and fallow deer can be spotted while strolling along the 1066 Walk, which takes in Pevensey where the Normans landed, and, of course, the battle site and Battle Abbey. There are castles to be explored at Hastings and Bodiam, and vineyards where you can indulge in some wine tasting at Lamberhurst, Carr Taylor or Chapel Down. Gardens at Great Dixter and a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway are both possibilities during your stay. Beaches can be reached at Hastings, 10 miles, and Camber offers rolling sand dunes. Excellent rail connections from Battle to London. Beach 9 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant below.

    External, open tread stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with day bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Shared use of freezer. Wi-fi. Small decked terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of pub grounds. Car park on-site. No smoking.

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  • Chessons Farm - Chessons Oast

    Wadhurst, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 8281

    Set in beautiful Sussex countryside in the Bewl Valley. These holiday properties have both been tastefully furnished with a self contained garden, situated on a working farm with views of Bewl Water, countryside meadows and orchards. This quiet, rural base offers country walks alongside Bewl Water, with fishing, sailing, water sports and activities. NT properties, castles and gardens, Royal Tunbridge Wells and coastal towns of Hastings, Rye and Brighton within easy reach from this beautiful rural base. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Pond, 100 yards.

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  • Tovey Lodge

    Ditchling, nr. Hassocks

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30768


    This delightful, single-storey, detached holiday cottage is situated in a wonderful location, and makes a peaceful retreat for couples or small families. Nestling within 3 acres, Tovey Lodge has shared use of the grounds along with the owners’ and their dogs, and is situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park, close to an AONB. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub (by arrangement and at cost), and for the little ones, there is also an outdoor childrens play area wih a trampoline. Ditchling, 1 mile, has shops, pubs and a museum, or Ditchling Beacon and Common is close by, known for breathtaking views and hill walks. Local attractions include Stoneywash Nature Reserve, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, Brighton and Plumpton races, Glyndbourne Opera House and the historic market town of Lewis. The cosmopolitan city of Brighton is just a 10-minute drive away, with its Royal Pavilion, pier, amusements, art galleries, leisure and shopping facilities. Within easy reach are the Seven Sisters Country Park, the Bluebell Steam Railway, various National Trust homes and gardens, Leanordslee, Wakehurst Park and Sheffield Park. Gatwick can be reached within 25 miles. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 0.9m to 2m) and shared hot tub £75per week, £15 per day, on request. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in grounds, 50 yards.

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  • Grooms Cottage

    Isfield, nr. Uckfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E5027

    Originally the groom’s accommodation, this charming cottage has been carefully restored and extended to offer a very comfortable base for holidays and relaxing breaks. Set in the grounds of the owners’ home, it enjoys a peaceful setting yet lies within easy reach of the area’s many attractions. Walkers will delight in exploring the Wealden Walks, South Downs Way and Ashdown Forest, whilst train enthusiasts can enjoy nostalgic steam train rides on the famous Bluebell Railway and closer to home on the Lavender Line in Isfield, which even runs courses in engine driving! Lewes Castle, Glyndebourne and Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum are also popular with visitors, and Brighton’s vintage shops, cafes, bars, bistros and entertainments are just 9 miles away. Shops and pubs serving food 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (fuel £5per week). Gas central heating included (£20per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Worktop freezer (in laundry room). Patio/courtyard area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Harbour Lodge

    St Leonards-on-Sea

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29544


    On the outskirts of Hastings, just a short drive from the beach and in a quiet residential area overlooking leafy woodland is this holiday apartment, below the owner’s home, accessed via a flight of steps. An ideal base for relaxing and unwinding - guests have sole use of the hot tub which is situated inside a summer house, so can be enjoyed whatever the British weather holds. Visit Battle Abbey created by William the Conqueror. Battle is also home to the Battel Bonfire Boyes, the oldest Bonfire Society in Sussex, see one of the unique bonfire parades in the Autumn which remembers Guy Fawkes. In the opposite direction, visit Rye with its cobbled streets and in February experience Rye Bay scallop week. There are lots of walks and cycle trails in this 1066 country, plus good rail connections from Battle and Hastings to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    External, open-tread stairs to entrance. All on one level: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, (one 6ft zip and link), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three satellite TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Ivy Cottage

    Ewhurst Green, nr. Bodiam

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PLLE

    A delightful detached barn conversion nestling on the edge of a working sheep farm in its own garden bordered on one side by a stream. It lies 300 yards from the owners’ home and walks abound from the doorstep into the rolling Sussex countryside. Bodiam Castle is a short drive and the Rother Valley offers holidaymakers boating and fishing. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Vintage Steam Railway or experience Pullman dining. Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Sissinghurst Gardens are a short drive. Rye 11 miles. Camber Sands 14½ miles. Fishing farm at Hawkhurst just 2 miles away. Golf course 5 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room with wooden floor. Two steps down to boot room with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and wooden floor. Beamed throughout.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Spacious lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in bordering garden

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  • The Cart Lodge

    Hooe, Battle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PGGS

    Converted single-storey detached holiday barn with two shower rooms adjacent to the owners’, beautifully presented with far reaching views. The village of Hooe was once surrounded by sea although 2 miles from the coast now. Pevensey is one of the south’s leading locations for windsurfing and water sports. Battle takes its name from the 1066 battle, and was once home to one of the country’s largest gunpowder works. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with slate floor. Two steps up to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and slate floor.

    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Access to freezer
    • Enclosed garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Stable Cottage

    Wisborough Green

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PNNY

    This tastefully presented single-storey holiday residence provides homely and comfortable accommodation, suitable for couples or small families. Located adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse and stud farm, guests may enjoy wonderful walks which meander through 70 acres of grounds. Wisborough Green, 600 yards, is a hive of activity, with many events in the year. Discover Petworth House and Gardens, polo at Cowdray, Midhurst, Guildford, Goodwood motor and horse racing, Chichester with its theatre and beautiful cathedral, and Arundel Castle. Worthing or West Wittering beach can be reached in just over half an hour’s drive. Shops ¾ mile, pub 600 yards.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • 70-acre shared grounds
    • Parking ( for 2 cars)
    • Shared outdoor solar-heated swimming pool (30ft x 14ft, depth 4ft to 7ft) available by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced pond 20 yards

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  • The Peacock Barn

    Burwash

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PTTJ


    Nestling in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Peacock Barn is a single-storey, detached, barn conversion. It has been thoughtfully converted to a high standard and enjoys far reaching rural views. A peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life surrounded by 80 acres of working farmland with sheep, horses and of course, a resident peacock! The property is accessed from Burwash village via a half mile lane and maintained track, with a 15th-century pub at the village end of the lane, serving local ales and good food, which makes for an enjoyable walk. There are miles of walking opportunities directly from the farm. Burwash itself is steeped in history and was a notorious spot for smugglers and highwaymen in the 18th and 19th centuries. The pretty, weather-boarded high street is a conservation area, and Bateman’s mansion, a fine example of Jacobean architecture, is just outside the main village. It was once owned by Rudyard Kipling and is now open to the public (NT). Battle Abbey lies 9 miles to the south east, Bodiam Castle, (also NT) with its fairytale moat, is 8 miles to the east. Enjoy a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway which runs from Bodiam to Tenterden, known as ’The Jewel in the Weald’, through 101/2 miles of beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside. Fishing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at Bewl Water, and the many award-winning local vineyards are an enjoyable day out. Camber Sands near Rye is a magnificent beach or discover the beaches at Hastings and Bexhill. Discover Bedgebury, not only offering the pinetum but also Go Ape too. The owner lives on site for your convenience and the parking is in the cottage grounds. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, open to well-equipped kitchen, all with wooden floors. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed shingle garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • 80-acre natural farmland with sheep and horses
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Stay in the Heart of Brighton - Astra Apartment

    Brighton

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31192

    Enjoy views out to sea and across the city rooftops of Brighton, known for its mix of seaside and Regency elegance, from the spacious balconies of these two light, airy, seafront apartments (refs 31192 and 31193). The holiday apartments make an ideal, well-equipped base for a break in this vibrant and colourful city, where restaurants, bars and clubs are easily accessed. Located in buildings 50 yards apart, Astra (ref 31192) is a sixth floor apartment and Bella Vista (ref 31193) is on the eighth floor, situated above a hotel which has a restaurant and bar, and from which guests can take advantage of the 24 hour room service. A shopper’s paradise, search the famous Brighton Lanes, once the heart of the fishing quarter, for a vintage bargain or sparkling piece of jewellery. Visit the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent, George IV, and the Sea Life Centre, or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat at the oldest operating aquarium in the world. Stroll along Brighton Pier and indulge in some fish and chips, or take a ride on the Brighton Wheel. Hire bikes, go to the races, play golf or simply dip your toes in the water and watch the world go by. Brighton is also surrounded by glorious, rolling, Sussex countryside, offering a plethora of vineyards and historical houses and gardens to visit. Brighton train station also provides good connections to London. Beach opposite. Refs 31192 and 31193 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop within 25 yards, pub and restaurant within 20 yards.

    All on sixth floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating (October-March) and oil heaters (all year) included. Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Woodside Farm House

    Colgate, nr. Horsham

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: POOA


    Offering wonderful views over open countryside, this charming character home, parts of which date back to the 18th century, boasts many features such as open fire, wood-burning stove, Aga and plentiful original beams. Adjoining another property, Woodside Farm House stands peacefully within lovely lawned gardens, next door to an equestrian centre and close to scenic local walks in St Leonards Forest. This homely property has been tastefully and comfortably furnished throughout. This is a convenient base for exploring both London and the south coast. Discover various National Trust homes and gardens such as Nymans, Wakehurst Place and Polesden Lacey. Excellent walking can be enjoyed along the North/South Downs, and within easy driving distance are Box Hill, Ashdown Forest, Leith Hill, Seven Sisters, The Bluebell Railway, Bolney or Denbies vineyard. Gatwick is only about a 20-minute drive, and London by train is within an hour from the nearby market town of Horsham, which also has theatre, leisure/pool complex and various eateries/shops. Royal Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Worthing can be reached within an hour. Shop 1½ miles, pub/restaurant 1 mile.

    Living room with open fire and bi-fold doors to patio and garden. Dining room with wooden floor. Large, farmhouse-style kitchen with Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Beamed throughout. Snug with wood-burning stove and TV. Wet room with toilet. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor (low doorways): Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Netted pond in garden

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