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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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  • The Coach House

    Fairlight, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PTTQ


    The Coach House resides in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the village of Fairlight with views across to the sea from the shared grounds. This detached holiday property has retained many original beams and features, and is set adjacent to the owner’s medieval hall house, which dates back to around 1340. Guests have shared use of the owner’s unheated swimming pool by arrangement. The Coach House is ideally placed for leisurely walks, as Hastings Country Park borders the property and offers 660 acres of dramatic headland and cliff-tops with most of the park designated as a Special Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Areas of the park are also known as ‘The Firehills’ which date back to the days of smuggling when contraband was landed and brought inland via a series of tunnels to local cottages! The views from here are stunning; enjoy views east over the Dungeness marshes to Hythe, and looking south on a sunny day, guests can enjoy views of the French coast. The closest beach is just 2 miles away, offering several miles of walking or cycling along the sea defence walls. The surrounding lowlands attract wildfowl and waterbirds providing an opportunity for some excellent bird watching. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings is approximately 5 miles away, home to Europes largest beach launched fishing fleet and the filming of the TV series Foyles War. Rye, 5 miles, is a maze of cobbled streets that have been a haven for artists and writers, its illustrious former residents include Henry James and H.G Wells. Camber offers miles of golden sand dunes, and Battle, not only the site of one of the most famous encounters in history but also home to a large gunpowder works, which kept British ships loaded throughout the Napoleonic Wars and most likely supplied the powder used in the Guy Fawkes gunpowder plot! Beach 2 miles. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Two beamed double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and tiled floor.

    • Full gas central heating included (November-March £25)
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • 32’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Laundry service by arrangement
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared outdoor kidney-shaped unheated swimming pool by arrangement (40ft x 20ft, max depth 6ft 6in), open end May-10th September, 9.30am-7pm
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: SteepMay-end drops in grounds

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  • Merryfield

    Selsey, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41022

    200 yards from shingle beach

    200 yards from shingle beach

    This semi-detached bungalow is conveniently located just 200 yards from the shingle beach in a quiet residential road with the benefit of its own garden. Local shops, pubs and restaurants are all within 500 yards, and fresh crabs and fish can be bought from the daily catch. This attractive modernised home provides a perfect holiday base to explore many activities within the area, including walking, bird watching (nature reserve close by), golf, fishing, sailing, boat trips and horse riding. Within easy reach are Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, Goodwood and Fontwell races, also Arundel with its Wildfowl Trust and castle, the historic naval links at Portsmouth, and seaside entertainment at Worthing and Brighton. Shop 200 yards, pub 250 yards, beach 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Tillington, Petworth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PHHT

    This attractive, single-storey, converted barn is one of four, adjacent to the owner’s home, located within 130 acres of working arable farm. Local walks nearby. Completely refurbished to a very high standard, it makes an ideal holiday retreat, situated just back from the road midway between the charming historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth (3 miles). Petworth House and Gardens are worth a visit, with many concerts held there throughout the year. Cowdray is close by, famous for polo, while further afield are Goodwood, for horse and motor racing, and Chichester with its cathedral, festival theatre and harbour tours. Scenic walks along the South Downs, NT homes and gardens, and beaches at Worthing or The Witterings are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Two steps to double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Stable Cottage

    Broad Oak, Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W41887

    Excellent views and walks

    These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only ¼ mile from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. The farm has been part of the Chitcombe Estate for over 100 years, but is now an independent unit of 100 acres dedicated to totally organic farming with horses and sheep. The sheep are grazed on a rotational basis and at times in the summer, the fields are rested for grass management. During your holiday, guests are welcome to walk the farm along with the plethora of footpaths. Children and pets are made to feel very welcome. Should you tire of the countryside, the bustling historic Cinque Port town of Rye is close by with its curiosity tea shops and galleries. Miles of golden sands await you at Camber - take a ride on the vintage Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Shops, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children), both with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Nook

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29988


    Just yards from the beach in the historic old fishing town of Hastings, this little terraced holiday cottage is ideally placed for exploring George Street and the High Street with their colourful pubs and restaurants. Explore the vintage clothes shop, antique shops and award-winning bakery, and buy the freshest fish you’ll ever taste, having watched the fisherman land their catch. Delightful in winter or summer, have a picnic on the beach or ’cosy up’ in front of the woodburner after a bracing walk along the seafront or having visited St Clements Caves and discovered Hastings’ smuggling past. An ideal base, see Hastings Castle built by the Duke of Normandy. Take a trip to Battle and observe the very spot that changed the course of history forever in 1066. The surrounding area offers glorious countryside, National Trust properties, gardens and several vineyards where you can sample the local wines. Rye and Camber Sands are a short drive away. Good train connections to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 150 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. All rooms with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 kingsize bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom. 1 step to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Car park 100 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Sea View

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29944


    A well-thought-out, semi-detached holiday bungalow offering good-sized living accommodation in an elevated position on the edge of Hastings. It has a greenhouse in the garden, and from the terrace you can actually glimpse the sea as you stand up to reposition your deckchair! Situated on bus routes for easy access to the centre of this medieval Cinque Port and you can experience for yourself the relationship that the town has with the ocean and see the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe, despite the decline in the fishing industry. The old town offers interesting book shops, vintage clothes, tea rooms and antiques. Although The Battle of Hastings in 1066 took place a few miles down the road at Battle Abbey, the ruins of William the Conqueror’s first English Castle still stands on the cliffs overlooking the sea in Hastings. Just along the coast is the Cinque Port of Rye; here you can explore where E. F. Benson’s ’Mapp and Lucia’ was filmed. Visit the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and then continue to Camber and stroll along the glorious miles of sand dunes. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with French doors/kitchen. Conservatory/utility room. 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft zip and link adjustable bed, controls available on request), can be twin). Wet room with raised toilet and hand rails. Separate toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-emergency and incoming calls only. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Bike store. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Netted fish pond in garden.

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  • Spider’s Light

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30982

    Wonderful sea views from most rooms

    Wonderful sea views from most rooms


    Spider’s Light, as seen in Foyle’s War, is located in the heart of the old town and nestles in the east cliffs with access to Hastings Country Park, and enjoys stunning views of the beach and English Channel. Rumoured to be named after a fisherman who once dwelt in this pretty, converted, end terrace holiday cottage, Spider used to put a light in his window which would guide the fishermen home, and wives would look out from the window to watch for incoming boats. Hastings still has the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe and you can also see the iconic black weather-boarded net huts. Look the other way and Hastings old town twinkles at night in front of you and behind is East Hill country park with walks from the doorstep. This provides access to 660 acres of woodland, heath and 5 miles of cliff-tops, also accessible via the steepest funicular railway in Britain. In the summer enjoy a glass of wine on the enclosed decked terrace or after a brisk walk along the seafront in winter, nestle down on the comfortable sofa and batten down the hatches! Visit the remains of Hastings Castle, discover Hastings’ smuggling past deep in the West Hill at St Clement’s Caves and explore the narrow streets and passageways known as twittens in the old town. Jerwood gallery houses 20th and 21st century British Art, is located in the Stade area - the old fishing quarter. If you have time don’t miss Battle Abbey and Camber Sands, offering miles of golden rolling sand dunes, or the National Trust properties in the area. Hastings station has good connections to London for additional sightseeing opportunities. Beach 300 yards. Shop and restaurants 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Steep stairs to ground floor: Living room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional Z-bed (for child), 1 single.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace. Car park 500 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Flat 2 Clarence House

    St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC706


    Enjoying a balcony with glorious sea views, this delightful apartment is nestled in the middle of Saint Leonards-on-Sea. This was once an old fishing village and then catapulted to the centre of the tourist boom in the 19th century, when James Burton decided to create a smaller Brighton. This is an original seaside Regency new town, where there is a mile long promenade ideal for strolling or cycling along. Enjoy the vintage feel of the place with interesting antique shops, galleries and laid back cafes. Enjoy a walk into Hastings old town, where guests can see the iconic net huts, medieval cottages and enjoy fish and chips. You can hire bikes or take a bus to Battle Abbey and soak up the history. The station is also close by and will enable you to not only visit our splendid capital city, but nip across to France or Belgium via Ashford International. Bexhill, Camber Sands and Rye are very good day trips. Beach 500 yards. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With gas coal-effect fire, 43" TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors leading to balcony.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Balcony with furniture. Public car park. No smoking.

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  • Mount House Barn

    Burwash

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18774

    Part of a tastefully renovated 17th century barn ideally located in pretty village of Burwash with wonderful views over the Rother Valley and the owners’ fields where sheep graze. The area is ideal for a holiday walking, exploring NT houses, gardens, castles and history of 1066. Within easy reach are Eastbourne, Battle, Rye, Lewis and Glyndebourne. Shops 200 yards, pubs 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor. 4 steps down to kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor gas central heating, gas heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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  • The Cart Lodge

    Robertsbridge, near Battle

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    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 with BT sport, 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 double bed, single bed and sloping ceiling.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi 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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  • Cider Cottage

    Etchingham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PPAA

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

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

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

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